Trip Overview

Welcome to Chile, a long, narrow country stretching along the western edge of South America. Chile boasts diverse landscapes ranging from the Atacama Desert to the glaciers of Patagonia. Known for its thriving wine regions, vibrant cities like Santiago, and the iconic Andes Mountain range, Chile is celebrated for its rich cultural heritage, friendly locals, and a unique blend of modernity and natural beauty.

Join AdventureWomen for an unforgettable 12-day journey through the diverse landscapes of Chile, blending urban sophistication with the natural wonders of the country. Meet your guide and the women who will be joining you for this amazing adventure, get to know one another and discuss the exciting days ahead.

Santiago

Commence your exploration in Santiago with a stroll through the vibrant Lastarria neighborhood and a welcome dinner. Venture to the renowned Casa Marin Vineyard for an enriching day tour, encountering Chile’s wine icon, María Luz Marin.

Villarrica National Park

Fly to Temuco, and transfer to Pucón for a sunset kayak or stand-up paddleboard adventure before immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Lagos Andinos during a full-day trip. Explore Villarrica National Park, visit the Curarrehue Women’s Cooperative, and delve into Mapuche heritage, embracing ceremonial traditions and gastronomy. Unwind in natural hot springs, then transfer to Puerto Varas via the scenic Los Lagos route, exploring the enchanting town.

Torres del Paine National Park

Discover the world-renowned Torres del Paine National Park in the southernmost region of Chile, visiting Los Condores and Laguna Azul. Engage in a full-day exploration of Torres del Paine, including a glacier expedition with glaciologist Irlanda Mora Rosales and a mesmerizing 2-hour cruise across the lake enclosed by icebergs. Meet the inspiring “Baqueanas” women at a Patagonian Ranch, partake in a horseback riding excursion, and savor a memorable farewell dinner.

Conclude your adventure by flying back to Santiago, where a panoramic tour awaits. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon before departing Santiago, carrying cherished memories from an extraordinary Chilean journey.

Main Attractions

  • Immerse yourself in the artistic and cultural ambiance of Santiago as you wander through the vibrant Lastarria neighborhood
  • Visit a renowned winery in Chile run by the country's first female winemaker and owner. Experience the rich history and exquisite flavors of Chilean wines
  • Spend a memorable day in the Lagos Andinos (Andean Lakes) region, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, and pristine lakes
  • Discover the cultural heritage of Machupe, where you can engage with local traditions, art, and history
  • Embark on a journey to Torres del Paine National Park, one of Chile's most stunning natural wonders, and explore the impressive Grey Glacier
  • Add an exhilarating touch to your adventure by horseback riding at a Patagonian ranch

What You'll See and Do

  • Boating
  • Cultural Exploration
  • Glacier Exploration
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hot Springs
  • Kayaking
  • Local Delicacies
  • National Parks
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Women-To-Women Exchanges

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Trip Itinerary

The AdventureWomen itineraries are subject to change depending on the chosen departure date. To view a specific departure itinerary, simply click on the "Browse Detailed Itinerary" button above and select your date.

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago, Chile

Arrive at the Santiago International Airport, Chile (SCL) any time after 1:00 PM today. There will be one group transfer to your hotel where you can enjoy a 3:00 PM early check-in. If you arrive later during the day, a private transfer can be arranged for an additional cost.

After you unwind and recharge at the hotel, embark on an unforgettable experience as you tour the lively and bohemian Lastarria neighborhood. Stroll through its charming streets, soak up the artistic atmosphere, and discover hidden gems along the way.

As the sun sets, prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a delectable welcome dinner at Ambrosia, the renowned restaurant of Carolina Bazán, hailed as the best chef in all Latin America. Get ready for an evening of culinary delight and warm Chilean hospitality.

Dinner

Overnight: Cumbres Lastarria Hotel

Day 2

Santiago

Drive 1.5 to 2 hours to Lo Abarca for a captivating tour of Casa Marin Vineyard where you’ll also have the unique opportunity to meet María Luz Marin, a trailblazer in the Chilean wine industry. María Luz is the first female winemaker and winery owner in Chile. With a degree in agronomy and winemaking from the University of Chile, she has revolutionized the industry. In 2000, she founded the first cool climate winery in South America and along the Pacific Coast, gaining international acclaim for her high-quality wines. Here are some tour highlights:

  • Guided vineyard tour
  • Cellar wine tasting of Casa Marin’s finest wines
  • Personal interaction with María Luz Marin
  • Gourmet lunch
  • Breathtaking scenic views of the vineyards stretching to the Pacific Ocean

Dinner is on your own tonight. Explore the lively Lastarria neighborhood’s array of restaurants or treat yourself to a distinctive culinary experience at the hotel’s restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Cumbres Lastarria Hotel

Day 3

Pucón 

Board an 80-minute flight from Santiago to Temuco, and then proceed to Pucón with a 1-hour and 40-minute drive.

In the afternoon, head to Villarrica Lake for a sunset kayak or stand-up paddleboard adventure around La Peninsula. Enjoy the stunning views of the Villarrica volcano, unique rock formations, native forests, and birdwatching opportunities. As the sun sets over the lake, return to your hotel with unforgettable memories of this Pucón experience.

Dinner is on your own tonight. If you wish, savor some of the finest Chilean signature cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Pucón Green Park Hotel

Day 4

Pucón – Lagos Andinos

Explore Villarrica National Park with a visit to Curarrehue Women’s Cooperative. Discover the cooperative’s textile and woodwork, savor Araucaria pine nuts, and explore fair trade crafts. Trek through picturesque landscapes, including lagoons and Araucaria forests, with Lanin Volcano as your backdrop.

Enjoy a gourmet boxed lunch in nature before returning to the hotel with unforgettable memories of Villarrica National Park’s natural wonders and cultural treasures.

Dinner will be on your own tonight.

Breakfast, Boxed Lunch

Overnight: Pucón Green Park Hotel

Day 5

Pucón – Mapuche Heritage

Experience Mapuche culture, embracing ceremonial songs, dances, crafts, and gastronomy. Then, visit the stunning 70-meter-high Salto el Claro waterfall in the rainforest.

Enjoy a gourmet lunch at Amankay restaurant with local specialties.

Relax in the natural hot springs of Huife Valley alongside the pristine Liucura River.

Return to your hotel and enjoy dinner on your own tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: Pucón Green Park Hotel

Day 6

Pucón to Puerto Varas: Scenic Journey Along Los Lagos

After breakfast, start your captivating journey from Pucón to Puerto Varas, tracing the enchanting Los Lagos scenic route. As you wind your way through this picturesque landscape, you’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas of pristine lakes, lush forests, and towering volcanoes. Stop for local cuisine, photography, and cultural immersion.

Arrive in the charming town of Puerto Varas, where you can check-in at your hotel, relax, and reflect on the beauty of this remarkable region.

Enjoy dinner as a group tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Cumbres Puerto Varas

Day 7

Puerto Natales

After breakfast, get ready for your Patagonian adventure as you fly to Puerto Natales airport.

Immerse yourself in the flavors of the region at a local restaurant where you can enjoy a delightful brunch.

After brunch, embark on a leisurely stroll alongside the serene Puerto Natales Bay, where the sounds of water and the fresh sea breeze set the perfect tone for your upcoming journey.

Embark on a picturesque 1.5-hour drive to the iconic Torres del Paine. Along the way, enjoy the Patagonian vistas, with ranches and sweeping landscapes.

After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a hearty dinner featuring the culinary delights of the region.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Kau Rio Serrano Lodge

Day 8

Torres Del Paine National Park

After breakfast, start today’s adventure with a scenic drive through the national park visiting Nordenskjold Lake and Pehoe Lake. At Pehoe lake, embark on a 1-hour hike to reach Los Condores, one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Torres del Paine. Marvel in the spectacular 360° panoramic view of the whole Paine mountain range, Laguna Honda, Sarmiento and Verde.

Lunch will be served at the Pehoe Lake camp’s restaurant.

In the afternoon, head to Laguna Azul, with a stop at the captivating Cascada Paine. Located on the east side of Torres del Paine, Cascada Paine is known for its exceptional views of the park’s iconic towers. At Laguna Azul, enjoy an easy one-hour hike, reaching a spectacular view of the blue waters of the lagoon. Transfer back to your lodge.

Prior to dinner, Ms. Irlanda Mora Rosales, a glaciologist and expert in mountain environments, will offer insights into tomorrow’s activities including the quest for the Patagonian Dragon, a mysterious creature rumored to roam icy landscapes, and the measurement of Grey Glacier’s retreat.

Enjoy a delightful dinner as a group and a comfortable night at the lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Kau Rio Serrano Lodge

Day 9

The Grey Glacier

After breakfast, you will transfer to Grey Lake, where you’ll embark on a 1-hour journey aboard the Grey III catamaran to reach the Bigfoot Patagonia basecamp. At the basecamp, your guides will provide details about the glacier tour, and ensure that equipment is properly adjusted for each passenger.

Next, travel by Zodiac boat to the western side of the Grey Glacier, where a 1-hour walk will take you to the glacier’s icy expanse. Before setting foot on the glacier, your guide will provide a safety briefing, covering essential aspects and explaining the techniques for navigating the ice, as well as the proper usage of equipment. Your exploration of the Grey Glacier will last around 3 hours.

In the afternoon, return to the Grey III catamaran for a mesmerizing 2-hour cruise across the enchanting lake, surrounded by icebergs. The boat will navigate to the very edge of the glacier, allowing you to savor breathtaking scenery from the deck while enjoying a refreshing pisco sour served with ice from the glacier itself! After this unforgettable experience, return to the hotel for dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Kau Rio Serrano Lodge

Day 10

Patagonian Ranch and “Baqueanas” women

Following breakfast, transfer to a local ranch and meet a new generation of “Baqueanas” women. Born in Magallanes, they live a rural life working with horses. By assisting their grandparents and fathers with fieldwork, their passion for the countryside was ignited at a young age. Baqueanas women have dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to this unique way of life in rural Patagonia. You will learn about their connection to horses and their deep reverence for nature.

Delight in a 2-hour horseback riding excursion, exploring the picturesque landscapes. Following the ride, indulge in a lunch featuring a traditional Patagonian BBQ, known as “Asado al Palo.”

Conclude the day with a memorable farewell dinner, celebrating the experiences and bonds forged during your time in Patagonia. Reminisce over all the memories you have made and celebrate the end of an amazing journey through this truly spectacular country.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Remota Hotel

 

Day 11

Return to Santiago

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Santiago. Lunch is at your leisure today.

Upon arrival in Santiago, you’ll be transferred to your hotel where you can relax and enjoy dinner on your own.

Breakfast

Overnight: Cumbres Lastarria Hotel

Day 12

Depart Santiago

Commence your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a panoramic tour of Santiago, featuring a visit to the Pre-Columbian Museum. This tour will last approximately 4 hours.

The afternoon is at your disposal to explore the charming Lastarria neighborhood once more, indulge in any last-minute shopping, or simply savor the ambiance of Santiago.

Transfer as a group to the Santiago International Airport (SCL) for your departure. Flights can be scheduled anytime after 5 PM. If you prefer an earlier departure, a private transfer can be arranged for an additional cost.

Breakfast

 

Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants. 

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Patagonia



Arrival and Departure Information

October 27, 2025 Departure

Arrive: Arrive in Santiago, Chile (SCL) on October 27, 2025 after 1:00 pm.

Depart: Depart Santiago, Chile (SCL) on November 7, 2025 at any time.

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Preparation and Packing  

Please use the following guides as a reference when preparing for your adventure. We also encourage you to adapt the guides to your travel style as well as the destination’s forecasted weather.  

Gratuities  

Gratuities are a personal decision and are at your own discretion based on your level of satisfaction with the service provided. Gratuities are dependent upon the number of guests on your departure, and they vary greatly from trip to trip. As a general reference, AdventureWomen suggests you plan for $440-$450 (or more) worth of gratuities for this adventure. Specific tipping recommendations for your trip will be provided to you closer to your departure date and may fluctuate due to inflation, exchange rates, and the number of travelers on your trip. 

Passports and Visas

Citizens of the United States must have a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates with at least two blank facing pages. If you do not have a passport, please apply now!

US Passport holders will need a visa to visit Sri Lanka. We will provide detailed information before your departure on how to obtain your visa.

Activity Level

We rate this trip as Active. Our Active adventures get you on your feet. You should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike for up to five hours, multiple days in a row, on uneven surfaces with some steep ascents and descents. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission) to make the most of your adventure. With this itinerary in mind, we have a partnership with Trailblazer Wellness, a woman-owned, women-run company that will design an individualized fitness plan just for you! Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 10% discount with the code AVW. Learn more on the Trailblazer Wellness website.

Health Considerations

Make an appointment with a travel clinic, as they may have recommendations for vaccines and medications based on the destination as well as your age, health, and past vaccination history.

For more health information, go to www.cdc.gov/travel and navigate to the page about Sri Lanka.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800, and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Copy of Flight Information
  • Copy of Issuing Page of Passport (Photo Page)
  • Supplement Health and Safety Form

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

October 27, 2025 Departure Final Payment Due Date: July 29, 2025

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included

Included

  •  Accommodations as per itinerary based on double occupancy
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide(s) throughout the trip
  • All ground transportation
  • Internal flights in Chile (priced separately)
  • One group transfer on arrival and departure
  • Drinking water available in large jugs to refill personal bottles
  • Gratuities for hotel staff, wait staff, and luggage porters

Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Santiago, Chile
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified
  • Fees for passport, visas, immunizations, or travel insurance
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Accommodations

Cumbres Lastarria Hotel

Hotel Cumbres Lastarria is a contemporary boutique hotel nestled in one of Santiago's most bohemian neighborhoods. Step into a world of modern design and spaciousness, where the vibrant beat of the city surrounds you. With its striking architecture and unbeatable location in the heart of an area renowned for its cultural heritage, museums, and culinary delights, this hotel offers the perfect gateway to immerse yourself in the alluring cultural and gastronomic life that defines this part of the city. The interior decoration, thoughtfully crafted by Enrique Concha and Andrés Martínez from Árbol de Color, captures the essence of Santiago's history while embracing art in all its forms, creating a captivating ambiance throughout the hotel's various spaces.

Amenities: soap, shampoo, conditioner, safe deposit box, AC, free Wi-Fi

Pucón Green Park Hotel

Set only a 3-minute drive away from Pucón's city center and a 1-minute drive from Pucón's aerodrome, Hotel Pucon Green Park offers accommodation in an area surrounded by nature and gardens, and offering views of Villarica volcano and the Quelhue mountain range. Las Hortensias Restaurant serves traditional Chilean fusion cuisine and regional dishes.

Amenities: soap, shampoo, conditioner, safe deposit box, free Wi-Fi

Cumbres Puerto Varas

Imbued with the warmth and hospitality reminiscent of traditional country estates in the Puerto Varas region, Cumbres Puerto Varas is a charming retreat bearing the unmistakable imprint of early German settlers. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Llanquihue, this hotel and its panoramic vistas are nothing short of mesmerizing. Within the hotel grounds, an array of amenities beckons, inviting you to unwind, rejuvenate, and embark on a captivating exploration of one of our Chile’s most enchanting cities.

Amenities: soap, shampoo, conditioner, safe deposit box, cable TV, coffee machine, minibar, free Wi-Fi

Kau Rio Serrano Lodge

KAU Río Serrano is a new hotel proposal with a shed-shaped design, which represents places that carry an enriching historical context and immediately evoke the traditions of their beloved Patagonia. Located in Villa Serrano's commune of Torres del Paine, all the rooms overlook the impressive Paine Massif and are surrounded by the typical Patagonian flora and fauna.

Amenities: soap, shampoo, conditioner, free Wi-Fi

Remota Hotel

Remota Hotel is a world-class refuge in the vast Patagonia, where visitors are attended with dedication and concern for their interests. Remota is a building of more than 7,000 square meters that has 72 rooms of 33 square meters each and large areas dedicated to leisure, reading, and contemplation, heated pool, saunas and jacuzzis, shop, bar, lounges, and of course, a dazzling restaurant that offers the best food, prepared by a renowned chef. This work has been designed with the purpose that visitors live and feel Patagonia, also from inside the building. The architect Germán del Sol –National Architecture Prize- proposes a work that does not compete with its surroundings, where nature is always the main stage. A warm ecological refuge connected with the outside, inspired by the old Patagonian shearing sheds tilted by the wind.

Amenities: soap, shampoo, conditioner, free Wi-Fi

 

Please note that all amenities were current when written and are subject to change at any time.

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686