Travel to Chile
Chile is a land of fascinating contrasts! We warmly invite you to enjoy the excitement and sophistication of a great city like Santiago or be prepared to be overwhelmed by the salt lake and flamingoes at Atacama. You can discover the mysterious Rapa Nui culture and its moais at Easter Island, climb a funicular at the bohemian port of Valparaiso, taste one of the best wines of the world at the Wine Valleys. You can meet the Mapuche natives in the Araucanian Region, go rafting through the crystal waters of Petrohue River with Osorno Volcano as a backdrop, feel the grandeur of nature at the end of the world in Patagonia's Torres del Paine and find life in the most inhospitable place on earth, the Antarctica. In other words, a perfect setting for your next event or incentive.
Travel Video Chile
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Top hotels Chile
SHERATON SANTIAGO HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
This hotel is centrally located in the famous Providencia neighborhood in Santiago, from where guests can easily reach the city center, airport, wine valleys and ski centers. There are 386 rooms each with TV, private bathroom, air conditioning and fantastic views of the city or the Andean Mountains. General facilities include laundry service and a business center. The hotel´s restaurant / bar serves exquisite international cuisine and the outdoor pool and fitness center invite travelers to relax in a great atmosphere.
THE RITZ CARLTON SANTIAGO
The exclusive Ritz Carlton is located in the prestigious neighborhood of El Golf in Santiago, only a few minutes away from the bustling city center. The hotel offers 205 fully equipped rooms with Wi-Fi, TV, safe deposit box, minibar, private bathroom and fantastic views of the city. In addition, the hotel offers four different restaurants with diverse specialties and Chilean cuisine, along with drinks and a full wine menu. General facilities include conference center, spa, heated indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi.
HOTEL W SANTIAGO
This hotel is located in one of the most vibrant spots of the city, the Las Condes district. The 196 rooms feature a mix of urban architecture with Chilean colors and furniture, as well as a spacious bathroom, TV, WI-FI and breathtaking views of the city and the Andean Mountains. The hotels enthusiasm for design, music and life can be seen and enjoyed at one of the hotels iconic bars or restaurants. General facilities include business center, a rooftop pool, spa area, fitness center and event halls.
Program Idea Chile
Full Day Valparaiso/Viña without Sebastiana
For this excursion we will start driving towards the Pacific Ocean, passing the agricultural valleys of Curacaví and Casablanca to finally reach Valparaíso. This port’s picturesque layout reminds us why it was the most important maritime destination in the Pacific coast
for so many years. We will visit the downtown area with its new government house, the Plaza Sotomayor, the Plaza Victoria, the cathedral and the harbor area. Afterwards, we will discover the colorful hill neighborhoods. Here, high above the city, there is a fantastic agglomeration of brightly painted houses and a fantastic view over the city. The upper and lower parts of the city are connected with 16 funicular railways constructed many years ago. Later, we will continue travelling north along the coastline to get to Viña del Mar, the most famous and visited beach resort of the region. Its many parks of huge trees and palms gave Viña del Mar the well-deserved name of ‘Garden City’. We will visit the beautiful Quinta Vergara and its amphitheater, the beaches and the Casino.
More about Southbound DMC
Southbound: Since 1994 we have organised groups and incentives from all over the world. They choose to work with us because of our international approach (we can assist in English, Spanish and German) and our quick response time. We deliver creative and tailor made programs. Our four offices cover all areas in Chile, we are on the ground where you need us to be! Contact us and see for yourself what we can do for you and your clients.
Travel Highlights Chile
The Atacama Desert is the driest desert on earth. Portions of this desert have never seen rain in all of recorded history. While it is a sparsely populated plateau, running from the Pacific Ocean to the Andes Mountains, it's very popular.
The most famous region of Chile, Chilean Patagonia offers all the dramatic landscape one would expect from the world's ultimate land's end. Here the South American continent falls away in a dazzling explosion of islands, glaciers, icebergs and mountains. It is truly one of mother nature's grand finales.
The famous Easter Island offer you a lot of hightlights like the unfinished statues, the Playa Arenal anthe Easter Island Annual Ceremonies. Even if it´s not cheap to get there it is worth it.
Central Coast Beaches
The central coast of Chile has numerous small resorts, fishing villages and the pair of cities Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. Empty all year except for Jan and Feb, these beaches are spectacular, the water freezing and a fantastic escape from modern life. Many cabins are available near the waterfront and increasingly surfers and water junkies are flooding to Chile.
A forested region of lush old growth forests, clean lakes and snowcapped vulcanos and deep clear lakes. The Lake District streches 339 km form Temuco in the north to Puerto Montt in the south. Climb a volcano, explore deserted lakes, or raft the numerous Andean torrents.
Valle del Elqui
It has an ideal landscape for outdoor activities and sports around nature. Besides, its clear skies permit you to enjoy astronomical observation. It has scientific constructions like Cerro Totolo and Mamalluca Astronomical Observatories, both state of the art facilities.
Santa Cruz Wine Valley
The Colchagua valley is a broad valley well known for its excellent wines. A steam train on site makes for a spectacular trip down and back. For overnight stays, the Hotel Santa Cruz is the best place in town, they also have the biggest wine cellar in all of Chile, with hundreds of local varieties. An extra day can also be spent driving all the way over to the Pichilemu surfer´s hangout.
Torres del Paine
Probably the most famous single photo of Chile are the towering spires of Torres del Paine. Located north of Tierra del Fuego these are remote areas completely worth the visit.