Chile travel Archive

Our Return to Remota in Chilean Patagonia

Hotels and resorts don’t normally make drastic changes from one year to the next, but we do try to circle back to them periodically to update old reviews. The latest we’re posting is a brand-new one from Remota in Patagonia. No, we didn’t check in during the middle of a virus lockdown. I had our [&hellip

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Puro Vik: Chile’s Latest Luxury Wine Resort

People in glass houses should…drink a glass of wine? After experiencing great success with their winery and the Vina Vik Hotel, the founding family has opened another property nearby on the vast expanse of land they own in and above the Millahue Valley. But while that  hotel is an imposing curvy structure on top of [&hellip

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The Renovated Santiago Ritz-Carlton in Chile

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago has long been a lonely oddity. Since its opening in 2003, it’s been the sole outpost bearing that brand’s name in all of Latin America. Thankfully that is changing now with the opening of a Reserve version in Mexico, but this will remain the only one in South America for the foreseeable [&hellip

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CasaMolle is a Great Atacama Hotel Alternative With Golf

Did you know that you can play golf or lush fairways and greens in northern Chile, then sleep nearby in a well-equipped boutique hotel? Thanks to the addition of CasaMolle in the Elqui Valley of northern Chile, the seemingly impossible is possible. There are several problems with the oft-repeated but incorrect statement that the Atacama [&hellip

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Lima to Buenos Aires: a Luxury South America Cruise Guide

Want to see South America in a way very few visitors can? Want to visit the big cities, see wildlife, and go through the majestic fjords of Chile without unpacking? Book a berth on a luxury South America cruise and you can make it happen. South American cruises are packed with exciting culture in historic [&hellip

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The Best Atacama Desert Adventures in Chile

The long and skinny country of Chile has two major playgrounds for adventure travelers: the far south and the far north. The latter would be the Atacama Desert, where all kinds of adventures and excursions are available that could easily fill up a week’s vacation on their own. Let’s get one thing out of the [&hellip

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