From the world’s driest desert at its north to the snow-covered mountains of Chile’s glacial south, and with the natural borders of the towering Andes to the east and the Pacific coast to its west, Chile may average just 110 miles in width yet stretches an incredible 2,600 miles. Rickshaw Travel’s offers a choice of ten private tour options plus one action-packed three-week wonder taking in Chile’s contrasting landscapes.
To help travellers take in the best of Chile in less than three weeks, Rickshaw Travel has introduced a 16-day tour called Through Volcano Valleys to National Parks. Taking in three of the country’s dramatically different climate zones, the self-drive trip begins amidst the vineyards of the Maipo Valley before flying south to the Chilean Lake District. After drinking in the lunar landscapes and volcanic skylines, the tour heads further south still to Punta Arenas, the nation’s southernmost city and the gateway to Chilean Patagonia.
Amongst the tour highlights are the chance to visit a penguin colony by boat and hike to panoramic viewpoints, all set against the picturesque ice-white backdrop of the Torres del Paine National Park. The adventure ends in Valparaiso, with a city tour to fully appreciate its charms and the option of a cooking class to help holidaymakers replicate the local cuisine long after the holiday has ended.
For those with less time to spare or keen to create their own adventure story, Rickshaw Travel also offers 10 bite-size modules to choose from. These travel experiences have been designed to ensure holidaymakers can put together their perfect holiday in Chile. Options include the chance to take a break amongst the vineyards (3 days), experience the surreal desert expanse of the Atacama on the 3-day llamas on the moon option, go zigzagging through volcano valleys (6 days) or even escape from the mainland to discover the mystical moai (statues) of Easter Island (4 days).
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