Best of the Best 2018 - 616
Clockwise from left:
Path through salt formation
in Atacama desert; horses
grazing near monoliths,
Easter Island; local artists
Santiago's hilly neighborhoods, Atacama's starry nights and the mysteries of Easter Island.
Ancient Faces and City Life
Take in uninterrupted mountain views on
Santiago's San Cristóbal Hill, then descend
by cable car to La Chascona - former
home of Pablo Neruda. At a nearby
restaurant, learn more about the Nobel
laureate's life and work while sipping pisco
sours. Your three days in Santiago are part
of an essential South American tour that
includes Puerto Varas, as well as Rio de
Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Iguaçu Falls.
Skyward-gazing moai are the eternal
inhabitants of Easter Island, and the
luxurious explora Rapa Nui is your home
for three nights. Hiking and cycling will
deliver you to the fascinating monoliths
(nearly 900 in all), as well as to natural
sites like the Rano Kau crater and the
white sand beach of Anakena. This nineday tour includes a couple of days in
Santiago, as well as two nights in the heart
of Chile's wine country.
Float effortlessly in the salty Cejar Lagoon
in the Salar de Atacama, with the Andes
in the distance and pink flamingos
perambulating about. Your home base
in Atacama comes with the option to go
"glamping" for one night, which is not to
be missed in this renowned dark-sky zone.
It's part of a journey that includes Lima,
Lake Titicaca, La Paz and Santiago.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor can arrange these exceptional experiences and more.