The Long Way Down

This is a Private Tour

12 Days From £4,342 pp / $5,775 pp

Take a journey from the arid Atacama Desert to the tasty wine producing region of Colchagua valley to the snow-capped peaks of Patagonia. This enthralling journey from North to South Chile will give you the opportunity to explore the most spectacular areas of this long, narrow country from desert to glacier.

Tour Includes

Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, English speaking guides, full ATOL financial protection.

Tour Excludes

International flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature.


Explore the Tatio Geysers and Altiplano lagoons in the Atacama Desert

Taste some delicious Carmenere wine in the Colchagua Valley

Hike amongst high peaks and glaciers in the Torres del Paine National park

To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.

The Trip

Day 1: Santiago – Arrive and transfer to the hotel / Orly
Day 2: Santiago – Guided city tour of Santiago / Orly
Day 3: Santa Cruz – Transfer to the wine region of Colchagua Valley / Santa Cruz
Day 4: Santa Cruz – Wine tour, cable car ride and back to Santiago / Orly
Day 5: Atacama – Fly to Atacama and visit the Moon and Death valleys / Altiplanico
Day 6: Atacama – Visit Altiplanic lagoons & the Atacama Salt flat / Altiplanico
Day 7: Atacama – Guided tour of the Guardians of Pacana / Altiplanico
Day 8: Atacama – Visit the Tatio Geysers and fly to Santiago / Orly
Day 9: Patagonia – Fly to Patagonia / Weskar Lodge
Day 10: Patagonia – Visit the Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers / Weskar Lodge
Day 11: Patagonia – Guided visit to Torres del Paine National Park / Weskar Lodge
Day 12: Fly to Santiago and onwards

First stop

Your first stop on this journey through Chile is Santiago where you will stay at the charming Orly hotel. The capital is full of surprises and one of Latin America’s best kept secrets. We’ll help you get under the skin of this fascinating city by exploring lively barrios, colourful art galleries and a buzzing cafe culture, just the right way to ease you into your South American adventure.

A glass of red

Next stop’s the fertile wine region of Colchagua Valley, abundant in fruity wines and sunny days and stay at the Hotel Santa Cruz. Tour the many wineries and sample an abundance of vino. You can ride on a cable car to visit indigenous villages before returning to Santiago for a hearty-supper, imbued by your newfound wine knowledge.

Diverse landscapes

Feeling thoroughly refreshed we’ll jet you off to the desert north of the country. Our guide will be waiting to whisk you away to the Altiplanico. Go deep into the arid side of Chile, exploring its glistening Salt Mountain Range, near San Pedro de Atacama. The charming country village is set among some of Chile’s most spectacular scenery, perched 2,500 metres above sea level. Our tours take you right to the heart of its best offerings, without any fuss. Stroll among the mesmerising ambience of sunset over the Valley of the Moon. Your trip takes you to the country’s greatest natural spectacles, spotted pink with flamingos and lipped by grand volcanoes. Explore fields of steaming thermal waters geysers at Tatio Geysers and its rocky landscapes.

Wild patagonia

Go from one stunning adventure-packed wilderness to another as you fly down to the Torres del Paine. Here are the iconic glacier-topped granitic mountains, sporting lustrously-coloured peaks that soar to 2,600 metres, and look majestic at sunset.  Chile’s most exhilarating national park is adorned with blissful snow-capped peaks and awe-inspiring nature trails. Stay in a stunning Weskar lodge offering terrific views over the Last Hope Sound. Enjoy hiking in the National Park with a gourmet picnic surrounded by lakes, mountains and forests and board a board to explore Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers. You’ll head home feeling like a different person.



"We had a fantastic holiday "

M & S Rochon

"The trip across the Andes was well organised and stunning"

K Morgan

"We loved it from the moment we flew in, our third truly memorable holiday with SLA"

J & K Cooper

"To the end of the world and back - we made it!"

P & G Moss

"We would certainly recommend your service your suggestions were much appreciated, it was excellent"

"We were treated like royalty, the staff were helpful & friendly."

K & A JonesJohn Doe

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