A Chilean blend of wine, lakes, and volcanoes
This itinerary journeys across some of Chile's most underrated destinations and national parks, while visiting some of the country's most unique lodges. In Santiago, stay in the chic Providencia neighborhood before flying south to Temuco, the gateway to the Chilean Lake District. Once here, hike the Villarrica Volcano, bathe in thermal hot springs, fly fish, kayak, and explore the Huerquehue National Park and Futangue private reserve. Head back north to the Colchagua wine region, nestled in the Andes mountains, to experience Chile's rich winemaking heritage.
Who is a luxury Chile Wine and Lakes trip best for?
Wine-loving active travelers who want to explore off-the-beaten-path destinations within Chile.
Chile Wine and Lakes trip highlights
- This 10-day itinerary includes the capital city of Santiago and the quaint mountain town of Pucon, located in the Araucania Region.
- The adventure begins in Santiago, Chile's metropolitan capital with views to the mountains in any direction you look. Accompanied by a private guide, spend your day exploring Santiago's history, art, gastronomy, and architecture with a city tour that will take you to the most iconic sites and markets. Cap off the day with a fresh and icy pisco sour, or a glass of hearty Chilean Carménère.
- Fly south to Temuco, the gateway to Chile's Lake District. With a landscape dominated by lakes, mountains, volcanoes, and ancient old-growth forests, this region is an adventure-lovers paradise, but can also be enjoyed at a slower pace. Spend your days exploring the numerous national parks, bathing in thermal hot springs, and swimming in pristine lakes and rivers. The Lake District is a melting pot of indigenous, Spanish, and German influences making it a gastronomy highlight of Chile. Notably, hotels and restaurants serve the freshest meals with local seafood, pastries, meats, cheeses, honey, local spices, and fruits and vegetables.
- End your trip with a visit to the Colchagua wine region; a renowned viticultural area known for exceptional red wines. The region is characterized by a warm climate, fertile soils, and vineyards stretching across the foothills of the Andes. Colchagua offers wine enthusiasts a delightful experience of vineyard tours and wine tastings.
Starting at $7200 per person based on two people sharing in 2024. Contact us for specific pricing and to connect with your personal travel expert.
Best time to go on a trip to Chile
Peak season in the Chilean south is between December through February. We recommend visiting in the shoulder months of October, November, March, and April.
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