Chile travel Archive

A New Easter Island Luxury Retreat: Hangaroa

For years now we’ve only had one luxury hotel featured for Easter Island, also known a Rapa Nui. Now we’re happy to say you’ve got a choice if you land on our best Chile hotels page: Hangaroa Eco Village Resort and Spa. Hangaroa is a tad less pricey than its predecessor from Explora, plus you […]

A Video Tour of an Explora Travesia

Earlier this year we posted a feature story on a “rustic luxury” overland tour from southern Bolivia to the Atacama Desert. This Explora Travesia is a really special trip, with hardly any other humans around and a daily feeling that you’ve got the whole desert almost to yourself. At night it’s just you, your travel […]

A Wine Tour by Bike, Horse, and Helicopter

We ran a travel feature before on a tour of Chile’s wine districts near Santiago, but our contributor Gabriel O’Rorke stepped it up a notch by going on a very exclusive winery tour with Santiago Adventures. Her tour visited several small, but top-notch wineries that get high international ratings and have something unique and different […]

Our Review of the Best Wine Lodge in Chile

Between several contributors, we’ve stayed at a lot of lodges and inns attached to wineries in Chile. After being underwhelmed a lot, Gabriel O’Rorke finally found one that was ready to be featured in Luxury Latin America: Lapostolle Residence in the Colchagua Valley. As with most of the others we have encountered, it’s small—just four […]

Touring Torres del Paine by Horseback

We’ve long had a review of Chilean tour company Explora’s Salto Chico Lodge in the Torres del Paine national park, also listed sometimes as Explora Patagonia. It’s got one of the most fantastic mountain views in the world and is on the doorstep of one of the planet’s greatest hiking destinations. You can cover a […]

New Palacio Astoreca Boutique Hotel in Valparaiso, Chile

With the opening of new Palacio Astoreca, luxury travelers have another luxury hotel option in Chile’s port city near several wine-producing regions. Valparaiso has long been a popular destination for those traveling in Chile, but it’s also been lacking in high-end places to spend the night. Astoreca changes all that and let’s hope it’s the […]