The Atacama & Patagonia Experience

12 days from $8 211 pp*
  • Kayak, trek, and sail your way through Patagonia’s highlights.
  • Discover the natural beauty of Atacama on countless excursions.
  • Sip Chile’s finest wines during a a vineyard tour of Casablanca Valley.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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A trip to South America is incomplete until you have travelled to Chile. Arrive into Santiago, the country's capital and be whisked away to your hotel by private vehicle and driver. To get to know the city better, a half-day private guided tour is included. Traveling north by plane, you will reach the desert area of San Pedro de Atacama where you will enjoy shared tours to discover this fascinatingly beautiful place, including a sunrise tour to view the impressive Tatio geyser, traditional villages and hot springs. Fly south to Patagonia, home of world heritage site Torres del Paine with unlimited beauty and adventure to offer, including glaciers, lakes, mountains, exceptional flora and fauna- Patagonia has it all. An adventure you'll never forget.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Santiago
    Santiago
    • Chile - Welcome
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Santiago
    Santiago
    • Tour - Private - Casablanca Valley & San Antonio Wineries (6hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 3 Santiago to Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
    Santiago to Calama to San Pedro de Atacama
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Calama - San Pedro de Atacama [Alto Atacama (1 hr)] - (1)
    • Alto Atacama Excursions Concept
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 San Pedro de Atacama
    San Pedro de Atacama
    • Alto Atacama - Mountain bike Half Day Excursions
    • Alto Atacama - Van Trips (Half Day and Full Day Excursions)
    • Alto Atacama - Trekking (Half Day and Mountaineering Excursions)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama
    San Pedro de Atacama
    • Alto Atacama - Enjoy the excursions
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago
    San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago
    • San Pedro de Atacama - Calama [(1 hr) Alto Atacama] - (1)
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport Assistance - Arrival - Local Representative
  • Day 7 Santiago to Punta Arenas to Puerto Bories
    Santiago to Punta Arenas to Puerto Bories
    • Transfer - Private - Airport Assistance - Departure - Local Representative
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Punta Arenas - Puerto Bories [The Singular Patagonia (2.5 hrs) ] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(1)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Puerto Bories
    Puerto Bories
    • Included Excursions based on Activity Levels at The Singular Patagonia
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Puerto Bories
    Puerto Bories
    • Enjoy the included expeditions at The Singular Patagonia
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Puerto Bories
    Puerto Bories
    • Another day to explore Patagonia from The Singular
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Puerto Bories to Santiago
    Puerto Bories to Santiago
    • Transfer - Shared - Puerto Bories - Punta Arenas [The Singular Patagonia (2.5 hrs) ]
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 12 Santiago
    Santiago
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Private Vehicle/Guide/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Santiago

Welcome to Chile!

Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.

Accommodation: The Singular Santiago

The Singular Santiago is a five-star luxury hotel located in the Lastarria Neighborhood in the heart of downtown Santiago. The hotel was designed specifically to fit seamlessly into this iconic neighborhood, which epitomizes the pride and creativity of the people of Santiago. The rooms and suites at The Singular Santiago are an alluring blend of classic and contemporary: offering modern comforts while exuding the charm of a bygone era. Though the hotel is brand new, your room will have an air of classic comfort. Tasteful touches, rich wood, supple leather, different colour schemes, soft lighting creates a warm, welcoming environment within which to unwind after a day exploring the city.

Santiago
Santiago
The Singular Santiago
The Singular Santiago

Day 2: Santiago

Travel out of Santiago into the Casablanca Valley, the youngest Chilean viticulture area which boasts the perfect trilogy: climate, soil and vines. Drive through the valley, with a stop at Casas del Bosque, a family boutique winery exclusively oriented to produce high quality wines. Here you will have the chance to choose 2 wines “Reserva” and 1 “Grand Reserve wine”. Continue to Matetic Vineyards located in the San Antonio Valley. The visit begins in the winery, where you will be cordially received by a bilingual guide who will brief about the process of organic and biodynamic agriculture, key concepts in the making of wines. While enjoying panoramic views of the vineyards, visitors will be taken through the entire process of winemaking and organic agriculture. The tour will end with a wine tasting in the underground tasting room where wines and accessories can be purchased.

Optional: Lunch at the restaurant Equilibrio of Matetic winery (not included)

Accommodation: The Singular Santiago
Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting

Day 3: Santiago - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Transfer by minivan for about 1 hour through the Atacama desert. Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Cordillera de los Andes, Atacama is an immense extension of land and mystery.

Alto Atacama believes that the world has to be walked and explored, to become known. People have different interests and skills, and Alto Atacama guides will help you feel comfortable and safe in whatever activity you choose.

From the moment you arrive at our hotel, the Alto Atacama team will take care of you. The expert guides and crew, are able to make any one feel at home in the middle of one of the driest deserts in the world. With the help of your guides, you will determine how far your physical strength can take you, always being safe, aware that you are only  a guest of the immense Atacama Desert.

The expeditions can be physically demanding or relaxed, they can engage you intellectually or simply let you feel the energy of the desert. Whatever excursion you decide to be part of, the sights will stay with your forever, because Atacama is our world, one of purity and space. Excursions are in small groups, leaving no traces.

Accommodation: Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa is the only lodge in the San Pedro region that is totally enveloped by natural surroundings. Located in the lush Catarpe Valley of the Salt Mountain Range, just over a mile from the plaza of San Pedro, the Alto Atacama’s design was influenced by local village architecture and conceived to blend seamlessly into its environment and appear as a part of the terracotta-colored ridge that rises behind it. The setting, the sweeping views, the tranquility and silence, and the hotel’s wonderful outdoor lounge spaces make the Alto Atacama a destination unto itself, and unlike any other hotel property in the region. Environmental sustainability and a strong connection with the local culture have put the Alto Atacama in a category of its own, as has its “Andescape” concept of decorative flora and stable of friendly llamas and alpacas, local cuisine, and Leave No Trace-schooled guides.

San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Day 4: San Pedro de Atacama

Mountain bike Half Day Excursions
 
The geography of Atacama is perfect for mountain biking. You will be fully equipped and guided while exploring stunningly beautiful trails and paths that enter pristine territories.
- Quitor Ayllu & San Pedro de Atacama: Depart on the bicycles crossing the beautiful Quitor Valley. Visit San Pedro de Atacama and Quitor Ayllu. Difficulty: Easy Altitude: 2460 m.a.s.l.
- Katarpe Valley: Head out to the foot of the Quitor Pukara, cross the San Pedro River, to enter the Katarpe valley. Difficulty: Easy Altitude: 2460 m.a.s.l.
- Cejar Lagoon: Head out from Alto Atacama crossing the Quitor Ayllu, San Pedro de Atacama, the Conde Duque Ayllu, through to Yaye and Solcor to the Solor Ayllu, and then to the Poconche Ayllu, taking the dirt road to Cejar Lagoon. Difficulty: Medium Altitude:  2410 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required Note: if you want to swim in the lagoon, bring waterproof sandals, as the ground is very hard and jagged in places.
- Inca Pass: Head out from Alto Atacama to the Katarpe Valley. Take the old tunnel to the base of the ridge.  Begin a descent to the Coca Rock, then to the Llano de la Paciencia. Travel down the dunes observing the geological formations. Difficulty: Hard Altitude:  2600 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes, two nights in San Pedro.
- The Desert Valleys: Pedal at an altitude of 2470 m.a.s.l. across the San Pedro River to the Quitor valley, observing foxtails, carob trees, and other flora. Travel the old road to San Pedro de Atacama with Calama up a difficult incline for 2.5 km. Enjoy a well-deserved rest stop. Continue down through the formations left by water to the "Coca Rock". Continue pedaling south until you’ve reached the current Calama-San Pedro Highway.  Up here, cross the highway through the Llano de la Paciencia to the western entrance of the Valley of the Moon. Then cross the Cordillera de la Sal range, heading east, passing the Tres Marías (wind carved rock formation), the central crater of the Valley of the Moon, and the great dune. Continue the route across the Vichufita (compacted salt and mineral) road to the international highway, and arrive in San Pedro de Atacama. Difficulty: Hard Altitude:  2470 - 2750 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Yes, two days in San Pedro
- Descent from the base of the Sairecabur Volcano: Depart Alto Atacama early, and drive to the base of the Sairecabur volcano, to view an old sulphur mine. Hop aboard bicycles and go downhill on the Devils Hill to the Puritama hot springs. Difficulty: Hard - Experts only Average altitude: Between 2470 to 3800 m.a.s.l.

Enjoy some full and half day van based excursions, ideal for the first days in the desert, to help with the acclimatization process; Van trips will introduce you to the beauty and magnitude of Atacama.  The following is the complete list of all van trips available. Your guide will assist in determining which options are advisable each day.

Half Day Van Trips:

- Lickanantai Culture: We head out via Quitor to San Pedro de Atacama. Visit the Gustavo Le-Paige Museum, the Church, main square, and handicrafts market - Level: Easy, Altitude: 2440 m.a.sl.
- Toconao - Atacama Salt Flats (Chaxas Lagoon): Head out from the Alto Atacama to the small village of Toconao, "Hidden Valley" in Kunza. Visit the church, square, bell tower, local handicrafts markets, the Soncor sector of the National Flamingo Reserve and Chaxas lagoon. Sunset with appetizers provided - Level: Easy Altitude: 2300 m.a.s.l.
- Sunset in the Valley of the Moon: Head out from Alto Atacama via Quitor to visit the Tres Marías central crater, amphitheatre and sunset spot (Kari lookout) - Level: Easy, Altitude: 2550 m.a.s.l.
- Cave Paintings: Head out towards the Hierbas Buenas area to see petroglyphs. Continue to Santiago de Rio Grande to observe the architecture, handicrafts, crops and Matancilla’s Rainbow Valley – Level: Easy, Altitude: 3250 m.a.s.l.

 Full Day Van Trips:

- Tatio Geyser: Head out towards the Tatio Geysers for an easy walk within the geothermal field - Level: Medium, Altitude: 4321 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: At least 2 full days, of having been in San Pedro de Atacama.
- High Andes Lagoons: Head out, via the village of Socaire, to the High Andes lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques (approx. 2hrs 30 min.) for viewing - Level: Medium, Altitude: 4200 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: At least two days prior in San Pedro de Atacama.
- High Mountain Villages: Head out towards Guatin, via Machuca, to view the Putana Vado, the Tocopuri police outpost, the Chita pass to Caspana the liparita stone based architecture and the tiny village of Chiu- Chiu – Level: Medium, Altitude: 3322 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: At least three full days in San Pedro de Atacama.
- Pujsa Salt Flat and the Pakana Monks: Head out towards the Andes Mountains, via the Quepiaco Vegas, to the “Pakana Monks” and the Pujsa Salt Flat - Level: Medium, Altitude: 4300 m.a.s.l. (passing to 4690) Required acclimatization: At least two days in San Pedro de Atacama.
- Aguas Calientes Salt Flat and Tuyajto: Head out towards the Sico Pass, passing Toconao and Socaire, to the Aguas Calientes Salt Flat – Level: Medium, Altitude: 4300 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: At least two days in San Pedro de Atacama
- Route of the Shepherds (Trekking): Head out to the village of Machuca for trekking alongside the river – Level: Hard, Altitude: 4015 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: At least two days in San Pedro de Atacama
- The Route of the Llaretas (Trekking): Trek the Copa Coya area – Level: Hard, Altitude: 4000 m.a.s.l.  Required acclimatization: At least two days in San Pedro de Atacama

Half day trekking and mountaineering excursions:

- Valley of the Moon: Head out from Alto Atacama, via Quitor to the Valley of the Moon.  Stop at a sand dune where the trek begins. Travel through the canyon to the first lookout over the central crater in the Valley.  Enjoy the views at the second lookout and the Tres Marías Lookout, where we will see the sunset.
Difficulty: Medium, Altitude:  2600 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
- Los Colorados: Head out from Alto Atacama Hotel via Catarpe to Calama. Trek across the ridge of the Cordillera de la Sal range, to the Great Dune of the Mars Valley. Difficulty: Medium, Altitude:  2550 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
- Alto Katarpe: Head out from the Alto Atacama Hotel via Catarpe to the old tunnel to Calama.  Our trek begins here, across the ridge of the Cordillera de la Sal range, almost to the end of the Catarpe Valley where our van awaits. Length: Half day, 5 km. Difficulty: Medium Altitude:  2550 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
- Kari Ravine: Head out from the Alto Atacama, via Quitor to the Kari Ravine detour.  Trek along the Kari Ravine and the Kari Canyon. Difficulty: medium, Altitude:  2650 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
- Quezala Ravine: Head out from the village of Talabre to the Quezala Ravine. Trek the ravine and the Lascar volcano area. Difficulty: Easy Altitude:  2810 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
- Los Cardones Ravine: Travel the Puritama highway to the Guatin entrance. Trek down the Vilama river ravine to Apacheta. Difficulty: Medium Altitude:  3166 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: One night in San Pedro.
- Tambo-Katarpe: Head out to Katarpe Ayllu to visit the church in Katarpe. Trek the plains and ravines up to the ancient Inca tambo of Katarpe. Difficulty: Easy Altitude:  2510 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required
- Katarpe-El Diablo Ravine: Head out to Katarpe Ayllu to visit the church in Katarpe.Trek along the Cordillera de la Sal range ravines, El Diablo Ravine, along the high walls of salt, clay, and gypsum Difficulty: Medium, Altitude: 2530 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required.
- Jere Valley: Head out to the village of Toconao, "Hidden Valley" in Kunza. Trek the Jere Valley Difficulty: Easy Altitude:  2475 m.a.s.l. Required acclimatization: Not required.

Mountaineering:

- Licancabur Volcano: From the lagoon, advance north, on a 4x4 only trail, until the trail turns west and finally swings south, rising through a sandy ravine up to the village of Licancabur.  Take the trail on the north east side of the Licancabur to the first ruins at the base of the volcanic cone are located. Travel along the zig-zagging route along the summits ridge towards the end of the crater. Marvel at the beautiful views of the lagoon.  Vestiges of Inca artefacts have been found here.  The view of the Atacama Salt Flat and the Andes mountains is breathtaking. Length: Three days, Difficulty: Hard. Altitude: 5916 m.a.s.l. (from 4.900 up to 5.916.) Required Acclimatization: At least 4 full days and having participated in at least one trek over 4000 m.a.s.l.
- Toco Volcano: Head out from Alto Atacama to abandoned sulphur mine. Take the steep trail all the way to the summit. Marvel at the beautiful panoramic view of the Bolivian lagoons and volcanoes in the Andes Mountain range. Length: Half day, Difficulty: Hard Altitude: 5612 m.a.s.l. Elevation change: 365 mts. (5212 to 5612 m.a.s.l.) Acclimatization Required: At least 3 full days and have done at least one trekking excursion over 4.000 m.a.s.l.
- Mount Kimal: Leave early on the highway towards Calama, taking the detour to the Valley of the Moon through the Llano de la Paciencia. Taking the road that goes right through the antennas on the Domeyko range, make way to the base of Mount Kimal to admire the vestigial remains of old mountain camps. Length: Half day, Difficulty: Difficult. Altitude: 4280 m.a.s.l. Elevation change: From 3430 m.a.s.l. to 4280 m.a.s.l. Acclimatization Required: At least 3 full days and have done at least one trekking excursion over 4000 m.a.s.l.

Accommodation: Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
Valley of the Moon
Valley of the Moon
Tatio Geyser
Tatio Geyser

Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama

Consider any number of half or full day shared or private guided excursions at Alto Atacama

Accommodation: Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

Shared transfer by minibus for about 1 hour to the Calama aiport.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Assistance at Santiago International airport. Our local representative will assist you with check-in at the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport or International or Domestic flight check-in as per your itinerary.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

Located just steps outside of baggage claim at the Santiago International Airport, the location of the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport Hotel exudes convenience. Featuring a modern design and equipped with the highest standards of services, all rooms are outfitted with king or 2 queen beds, and flat screen tv's. Moreover, there is a restaurant, bar, room service, heated jacuzzi, 2 single saunas, parking, Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel.

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport
Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

Day 7: Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Bories

Assistance at Santiago International airport. A local representative will assist you with check-out at the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport or International or Domestic flight check-in as per your itinerary.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Upon your arrival into Punta Arenas airport, you be met by a driver from The Singular Patagonia for your shared transfer to the hotel. This shared transer is offered as a complimentary service for guests of The Singular only. 

Accommodation: The Singular Patagonia

The Singular Patagonia is a five-star luxury hotel located in Puerto Bories, Chile. The hotel is located in the converted “Frigorifico Puerto Bories”, a post-Victorian cold-storage plant built in 1915. Overlooking the Fjord of Last Hope Sound and the Andes Mountains off in the distance, The Singular’s oversized guestrooms  provide plenty of room to unwind after a day of adventure. Best of all, your appreciation of Patagonia’s beauty can continue once inside your personal haven as each room features floor to ceiling, picture windows. A reminder that Mother Nature still makes the best artwork. This is an environment of simple luxury. It will be your home at The Singular Patagonia—the perfect setting to connect with authentic Patagonia.

The Singular Patagonia
The Singular Patagonia

Day 8: Puerto Bories

Choose from a wide range of options during your stay at The Singular Patagonia.  

Basic, Medium and Expert level activities are available, from trekking to horseback riding and kayaking. The following is a list of some of the expeditions available, for more details please ask you Sales Consultant:

Basic Level
Full Day: Trekking Sierra Baguales, Trekking and sailing – Isla Focus, Discovering Torres del Paine National Park
Half Day: Sailing to Punta Jamón, Visit to Shotel Aike Wetland – Cerro Castillo, Visit to Puerto Bories Industrial Museum, Puerto Natales, Land of Pioneers, Cycling around Puerto Natales

Medium Level:
Full Day: Sailing around the Patagonia Fjords: Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers and Lago Azul, Horse riding to Puerto Bories
Half Day: Cycling around Laguna Sofía, Trekking Seno Ultima Esperanza or Last Hope Sound overlooking point, Trekking to the Mylodon Caves, Trekking and Watching Andean Condors, Horse Riding around Laguna Sofía – Las Cuevas, Horseback Riding to Mylodon Cave, Horse riding to Puerto Bories

Expert Level:
Full Day: Trekking to the base of Torres del Paine and The Wonders of Torres del Paine National Park.

Accommodation: The Singular Patagonia
Kayaking
Kayaking

Day 9: Puerto Bories

A variety of expeditions await for you to explore Patagonia today!

Accommodation: The Singular Patagonia

Day 10: Puerto Bories

Another day to enjoy a variety of expeditions included in your package at The Singular Patagonia.

Accommodation: The Singular Patagonia

Day 11: Puerto Bories - Santiago

Upon checking out, you'll be met by a driver for your shared transfer to the airport in Punta Arenas. The transfer takes approximately 4 hours. 

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.

Accommodation: The Singular Santiago

Day 12: Santiago

Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

The Singular Santiago: Santiago

The Singular Santiago is a five-star luxury hotel located in the Lastarria Neighborhood in the heart of downtown Santiago. The hotel was designed specifically to fit seamlessly into this iconic neighborhood, which epitomizes the pride and creativity of the people of Santiago. The rooms and suites at The Singular Santiago are an alluring blend of classic and contemporary: offering modern comforts while exuding the charm of a bygone era. Though the hotel is brand new, your room will have an air of classic comfort. Tasteful touches, rich wood, supple leather, different colour schemes, soft lighting creates a warm, welcoming environment within which to unwind after a day exploring the city.

The Singular Santiago
The Singular Santiago

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa: San Pedro de Atacama

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa is the only lodge in the San Pedro region that is totally enveloped by natural surroundings. Located in the lush Catarpe Valley of the Salt Mountain Range, just over a mile from the plaza of San Pedro, the Alto Atacama’s design was influenced by local village architecture and conceived to blend seamlessly into its environment and appear as a part of the terracotta-colored ridge that rises behind it. The setting, the sweeping views, the tranquility and silence, and the hotel’s wonderful outdoor lounge spaces make the Alto Atacama a destination unto itself, and unlike any other hotel property in the region. Environmental sustainability and a strong connection with the local culture have put the Alto Atacama in a category of its own, as has its “Andescape” concept of decorative flora and stable of friendly llamas and alpacas, local cuisine, and Leave No Trace-schooled guides.

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa - Terrace
Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa - Terrace

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport: Santiago

Located just steps outside of baggage claim at the Santiago International Airport, the location of the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport Hotel exudes convenience. Featuring a modern design and equipped with the highest standards of services, all rooms are outfitted with king or 2 queen beds, and flat screen tv's. Moreover, there is a restaurant, bar, room service, heated jacuzzi, 2 single saunas, parking, Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel.

Holiday Inn Santiago Airport
Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

The Singular Patagonia: Puerto Bories

The Singular Patagonia is a five-star luxury hotel located in Puerto Bories, Chile. The hotel is located in the converted “Frigorifico Puerto Bories”, a post-Victorian cold-storage plant built in 1915. Overlooking the Fjord of Last Hope Sound and the Andes Mountains off in the distance, The Singular’s oversized guestrooms  provide plenty of room to unwind after a day of adventure. Best of all, your appreciation of Patagonia’s beauty can continue once inside your personal haven as each room features floor to ceiling, picture windows. A reminder that Mother Nature still makes the best artwork. This is an environment of simple luxury. It will be your home at The Singular Patagonia—the perfect setting to connect with authentic Patagonia.

The Singular Patagonia
The Singular Patagonia
The Singular Patagonia
The Singular Patagonia
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • MaryBurchenal — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We are back. We did have a wonderful time with our daughter and I certainly had no reason at all for being at all nervous that things would not go smoothly. Everyone associated with our time in Iguazu Falls was helpful, more than pleasant and always on time. I thought originally that we could manage such a trip on our own. But when we got there and saw the hassles we would have run into with the visas, border crossings, transportation and such, I realized that going the way we did was the wise choice. Absolutely we would travel with you again. And if anyone asks about the best way to see that part of the country, I would not hesitate to recommend KT.

  • Janet Huebert — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Well, Cindy, we’ve been home for a week but I can’t stop replaying every day of our wonderful holiday in my head! It was all that I had hoped for and MORE! We enjoyed all of the locations we visited – the beauty of the landscapes, the sight of wildlife, the rich culture & interesting history of Argentina & the outgoing, positive attitude of its people. Our guides were terrific – so friendly & knowledgeable & helpful & enthusiastic! We had no delays or difficulties & our accommodations were outstanding. Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday??!!! My thanks to you for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure.

  • Ann Schiller — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Fabulous trip to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. Trip of a lifetime with a sensational group of guides, drivers, and transfer staff! Loved the Sanctuary Lodge! A must! Thank you, Nella Huaringa, for planning this amazing journey! Thanks for making sure we didn't miss a thing on our itinerary even when we lost a travel day, due to a broken airplane that turned back midair, on our way to Lima. We appreciate your service above and beyond.

  • WendyRobinson — December 12, 2014 — South America

    Wow! All my life, I have planned and organized our trips, requiring considerable research and contact time--not to mention, most significantly, all the stress involved at each destination to make sure all connections are made. This time, I put it in the hands of some extremely capable people--and sat back and relaxed. And relax I did! We were booked into full-service, quality accommodations at all times; our transport and tour guidance were all on an individual, private basis, except where public transportation was in order; and--most valuable to us--we were met and assisted through all travel/hotel connections. We truly felt pampered. At one point, in fact, we had a problem with an immigration paper that we had lost, and a Kensington representative personally accompanied us through the whole process of replacing it--even though we were officially "on our own" that day. That's what makes the difference--the responsibility and accountability toward clients. Kudos to Kensington and to our representative, Brandi Merchant. We are already planning more travel and see no reason to look any further than to an agency that has earned our trust.

  • LorettaCappuccitti — December 12, 2014 — South America

    We had a wonderful time on our trip. The accommodations were all great. The guides and drivers were all very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very happy with our choice of destinations and with the way the trip was organized. It was a lot of flying in two weeks but well worth it. Erika was able to accommodate a short-notice addition (Nazca Lines) to our trip which we appreciated. Thank you Erika for your help. Great trip!!

  • Christina Adams — April 21, 2014 — South America

    I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams

  • Frank  Manna — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic.

  • Vivian Jennings — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon.

  • Daniel More — April 21, 2014 — South America

    All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip.

  • Marlin Barad — April 21, 2014 — South America

    Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad

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