Essential Chile: The Atacama Desert, Lake District and Patagonia


Leave behind the sophistication of Santiago and head north to the great Atacama Desert’s golden deserts, white salt flats, pink flamingos, and blue lagoons. Further south are the Lake District’s glacial lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, and isolated fishing villages. The pride of Patagonia is Torres del Paine (pronounced “pie-nay”) National Park with its ancient caves, impressive mountain massifs and gargantuan glaciers.

* In order to keep our prices competitive, Myths and Mountains has joined with a small consortium of tour operators to offer these departures. A minimum of two passengers is required to operate each trip, though typical group sizes can range from 8-15 people from around the world. We recommend you fly to Santiago on LAN CHILE so that your local airfare can be purchased at a lower rate.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

Custom Dates and Prices Available1.800.670.6984 OR 775.832.5454

ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago; Afternoon city tour.

Day 2

Fly to Calama; Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama; Visit Salt Mountain, Death Valley, Valley of the Moon.

Day 3

Atacama Salt Flats, Chaxa Lagoon, Toconao & Socaire villages.

Day 4

Sunrise at the Geysers del Tatio and hike around area. Afternoon free.

Day 5

Fly to Puerto Montt. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6

Explore Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt, Fruitillar, Petrohue River.

Day 7

Full day exploration of Chiloe Island.

Day 8

Fly to Punta Arenas. Take hour bus ride to Puerto Natales.

Day 9

Sail around fjords and glaciers.

Day 10

Torres del Paine National Park.

Day 11

Travel by bus and plane back to Santiago.

Day 12

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.