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Chile gay adventure tour

Chile Gay Adventure Tour
Hiking, Biking, Wining & Dining

Santiago, Valparaiso, Maipo, Colchagua Valley, Atacama Desert, Cejar Lagoon, Termas de Puritama, and more!

9 Days from/to Santiago, Chile

November 5 – 13, 2022

 

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Gay Chile adventure tour A South American gay adventure with stops in Santiago, Colchagua and the Atacama. Can’t decide whether to partake in a hardcore bike holiday or an elegant wine country affair? Our big gay Chilean adventure offers both, for an unforgettable taste of South America’s wild west. We kick off with a visit to vibrant Valparaiso, a couple days in wine country, then visit Atacama Desert—the driest place on Earth—with great bike rides and a trek thrown in. We’ll also get a taste of Santiago, the country’s sensational capital and the beating heart of Chile.

If you’re interested in a longer adventure, why not pair this tour with our Argentina & Chile: Patagonia Gay Hiking Tour?

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Chile Gay Adventure Tour Highlights

Sample local pisco with a master distiller

• Taste some of Chile’s finest vintages in Colchagua and Maipo Valleys

Cycle the country’s acclaimed wine regions

• Trek unforgettable landscapes in the Atacama Desert

• Photograph vibrant Valparaiso, Chile’s famous coastal town

Stargaze from the driest place on Earth

• Float in Chile’s salt-dense lagoons

• Discover Santiago and Chile’s growing LGBT scene

• Soak in Puritama natural hot springs

 

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Chile Gay Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Santiago, Chile
Hola! Welcome to Santiago. And thank you for joining our big gay Chilean adventure!

Upon arrival at Santiago International Airport you’ll head to our joining point hotel.

Chile’s capital is a vibrant city full of character with thriving arts and culture, a trendy restaurant scene, and lively nightlife.

At approximately 2pm, please join us in the hotel lobby for our Group Meeting followed by a short orientation walk around the lovely Lastarria neighbourhood.

Tonight, as part of our complimentary Welcome Dinner, we’ll sample pisco—a local brandy—with Master Distiller Rodrigo Bauzá. Rodrigo is the grandson of Pisco Bauzá, who founded the distillery in 1925.

Hotel: Luciano K Hotel, Santiago

 

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Day 2 - Valparaiso
Our day begins with a gorgeous 90-minute drive to Valparaiso (locally known as “Valpo”), a colourful UNESCO-listed city on the Pacific coast.

Together we’ll enjoy a walking tour of the city and learn about its importance in South American trade and commerce. We’ll be transported up steep hills via century-old hillside ascensores (elevators) into a labyrinth of streets and brightly coloured buildings, bohemian cafes and elegant restaurants.

In the afternoon we’ll visit one of poet/diplomat Pablo Neruda’s three homes-turned-museums, La Sebastiana.

To end the day, we’ll enjoy lunch (or dinner, depending on our reservation) at one of Valpo’s top restaurants nestled in the hills before taking a private transfer back to Santiago.

Hotel: Luciano K Hotel, Santiago

 

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Day 3 - Maipo & Colchagua Valley
Meet your guide after breakfast—we’re off to Maipo Valley! Chile’s second-oldest wine region is among the most traditional, hence its glorious Cabernet Sauvignon (the Carménère is also divine).

At 8:30am we’ll saddle up on bikes for a gentle cycle through this region, finishing at Casa Silva for an included lunch and a wine tasting. This fifth-generation family-run winery honours the people, traditions, and environment of the Colchagua Valley (each wine must be unanimously approved by a five-member tasting panel).

To conclude the day you’re welcome to join us for an optional dinner at a fantastic regional restaurant.

Today’s distance: 20 mi / 32 km
Pedaling level: Easy-Moderate

Hotel: TerraViña Hotel, Colchagua Valley

 

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Day 4 - Colchagua Valley
Rise and shine! A full day of wine tasting awaits! The first winery has won acclaim in local and international press since opening in 1993. For an unforgettable souvenir you can even blend, label, and cork your own bottle.

Up next is lunch at a winery owned by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle (of Grand Marnier fame). It produces some of Chile’s best values.

After we’re properly fuelled we’ll jump back on our bikes to cycle a short distance to one of the region’s oldest vineyards, Neyen Winery. The vines here date as far back as 1890 and represent some of the region’s original Bordeaux stock.

Tonight you’re free to explore on your own. Dinner is optional.

Today’s distance: 17.5 mi / 28 km
Pedaling level: Moderate-Difficult

Hotel: TerraViña Hotel, Colchagua Valley

 

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Day 5 - Atacama Desert
This morning after an early breakfast we fly from Santiago to Calama, then transfer to San Pedro de Atacama (just over an hour away).

Note: The cost of today’s flight isn’t covered by your departure fee, however, our team will advise you which flights to book.

Lunch is optional at our hotel. Take a few hours to explore this oasis amidst the world’s DRIEST desert.

In the afternoon we’ll reconvene for a sunset hike through Moon Valley. Our trek begins within the Salt Mountain Range known for its abstract rock formations. We will then make our way out of the centre and to the magical Three Marys view point, enjoying panoramic views of this national reserve and the Andes Mountain Range.

After the hike we’ll be transferred to a local restaurant for dinner.

Length of hike: 3 hours
Maximum altitude: 2,600 meters above sea level.
Hike level: Easy

Hotel: Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama Hotel, Atacama Desert

 

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Day 6 - Cejar Lagoon
Today’s bike ride brings us to lagoons north of the Atacama Saltpan. We’ll float in Laguna Piedra, thanks to its salt-dense waters, then walk a few minutes to Cejar Lagoon for a box lunch.

In the afternoon we’ll enjoy another desert hike that will take approximately 3 hours. The adventure begins in Death Valley, known for its distinct red tones and breathtaking rock formations. If we’re lucky we’ll get to watch brazen sandboarders snake down the dunes.

STAR GAZING: As the driest place on earth, the star gazing from Atacama Desert is second to none. Why not spend tonight observing splendid nebulas and constellations while wine, hot cocoa and sweet snacks are served?

Today’s biking distance: 22.3 mi / 36 km round-trip
Pedaling level: Moderate-Difficult

Hotel: Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama Hotel, Atacama Desert

 

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Day 7 - Termas de Puritama
If you’re feeling spritely, this morning you have a completely optional excursion to visit the Tatio Geysers.

But for the majority of us, our day begins around 8am when we’ll begin hiking towards Termas de Puritama. Upriver along the Puritama, we discover how the riverbed is the ideal environment for a range of plants, like the Foxtail, Ojalar, Tikara and Cardon cactus.

The trek ends around noon at the Puritama Thermal Springs where both groups will reconvene and enjoy a boxed lunch together. Be sure to unwind in the mineral-rich, 33°C (90° F) water while a symphony of birds like the Andean Ibis and Yellow-Finch serenade you. En route you’ll also see Guatin Canyon, where a lukewarm stream flows.

Tonight you may either enjoy dinner at the hotel or take a transfer into town (not covered) to eat at a local restaurant.

Length of hike: 2 hours
Maximum altitude: 3,200 meters above sea level

Hotel: Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama Hotel, Atacama Desert

 

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Day 8 - Santiago
After breakfast we head back to Santiago (2 hour flight) for one last day in the country’s capital.

Note: The cost of today’s flight isn’t covered by your departure fee, however, our team will advise you which flights to book.

The afternoon is free to enjoy one last walk around Santiago.

Later, please join the group for an included cocktail at Luciano K Terrace.

Our day (and tour) ends with a Farewell Dinner at an exceptional restaurant. As a special treat at dinner, we’ll be joined by the former president of Fundación Iguales, an inspiring LGBT organization.

Hotel: Luciano K Hotel, Santiago

 

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Day 9 - Santiago Departure
As the last day of our gay Chile tour, there is nothing planned.

Please confirm departure transfers with your trip leader, and safe travels home.

 

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What's Included

• Group leader from beginning to end

• Accommodations throughout

• Professional, bilingual local guide in Atacama & wineries

• Air-conditioned vehicle with bottled water on bus

• 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches & 3 Dinners

• Gratuities at all included meals

• Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff and porters

• All wine and pisco tastings mentioned in itinerary

• Bike and equipment rentals

• Porterage

• Entrance fees to parks

 

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Not Included

• International & domestic airfare

• Arrival & departure transfers

• Meals & activities not mentioned

• Drinks during included meals, unless otherwise indicated

Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers.

• Optional activities

• Gratuities for Local Guide ($75-$100)

• Visas required

 

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Trip Notes

Chile Visa
Canadians, Americans, and most Europeans don’t need a visa. Australians must pay a reciprocity fee, and South Americans need only an ID card. For all visitors, a 90-day Tourist Card will be issued. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the traveller’s responsibility.

Culture Shock
Chile is one of South America’s most highly developed nations, with a thriving GDP, but it also has a major chasm between rich and poor. Most economic and industrial development was in the last thirty years, so their newfound prosperity is beginning to have an impact.

Local LGBT Scene
Queer rights are progressing in this once socially conservative but still Catholic country. Same-sex couples have had legal protection since 2015, but still cannot marry. They can also apply to adopt, but only one partner becomes a legal parent. There are no service bans for the military, and transgender people can change their sex and name.
Community and nightlife thrive in the capital of Santiago, especially in Barrio Bellavista. To make the most of it, bear in mind things don’t get rolling until late in the night (the Latin way).

Weather
November through February is summer in South America – that makes it the ideal time to visit Chile’s Patagonia region. There’s great skiing to be had from June through August on local mountains. And like all great cities, Santiago is alive all year round.

 

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Required Vaccinations
Based on the entry requirements, there are no immunizations needed for entry, except to Easter Island (a yellow fever vaccine is required when arriving from certain tropical countries). To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult with your doctor or a travel medical clinic. We cannot provide vaccination recommendations.

Electricity
Chile uses C- and L-type sockets.

Connectivity
All of our hotels will have Wi-Fi access. Feel free to check your email and post away on social media.

Travel Insurance
For everybody’s peace of mind, medical travel insurance is required on all Out Adventures tours. At a minimum, your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum medical coverage of US $200,000.

 

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Domestic Airfare
On this tour domestic airfare is not included. We will provide the recommended flight details in the official Trip Guarantee email. If you are booking your trip less than 90 days to departure, there is a chance you will have to purchase a different flight than the rest of the group.

Meals
To keep things flexible, not all meals are included in the trip price. Although we typically dine together so that everybody can get a taste of everything, feel free to explore on your own…your guide will always have some restaurant recommendations.

Money
The local currency is the Chilean Peso. Use local currency for small purchases, however credit cards are accepted at most upscale restaurants and hotels. We recommend carrying approximately $400 USD to be used in case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold. This should be in addition to any spending money.

 

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Tipping
If you are happy with services throughout your trip, a tip is recommended. Tipping details will be provided in your final trip documentation, however we recommend budgeting approximately $75–$100 USD.

What to bring
Our adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you’ll never schlep far, things can quickly get costlier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb thanks to costly surcharges on domestic flights. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you find along the way.

Optional Activities
Every Out Adventure offers optional excursions that are not included in price of this trip. Please see the daily itinerary in your final pre-trip packet to learn what’s available.

 

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How We Travel
Out Adventures is all about good times with likeminded guys. Whatever’s on the itinerary – from fireside camping to five-star decadence – our goal is to make the experience magical. We’re also committed to supporting the communities we visit by hiring local guides, staying at locally-owned accommodations when possible, and celebrating local cuisine. It all adds up to a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.

Your Guide
All Out Adventures are led by a gay (or gay-welcoming) guide. Whenever possible, we hire destination locals. And we can also connect you with the right people if you’d like to delve deeper into the local culture. If you’re pleased with your guide, we recommend a tip of US $75–$100 per person… they’ll certainly appreciate it!

Flying Solo
If you’ve never travelled on your own, it’s an amazing way to get to know yourself while making new friends along the way. We can arrange for you to share a room with people in your age range at no charge, or you can pay a supplement for your own room. If there’s an odd number of solos, we’ll rotate a single room on a random basis.

 

Luciano K Hotel, Santiago

 

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Luciano K Hotel, Santiago
Featuring free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Hotel Luciano K is a boutique hotel with a mix of antique and art decó design. The hotel has a terrace and views of the city, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Costanera Center shopping mall is 3.5 km away.

Every room at hotel Luciano K has a flat-screen TV with cable channels, soundproof windows air conditioning and spacious bathrooms. Slippers, bath robes and free toiletries are also provided.

 

Luciano K Hotel room

 

The property offers a wellness centre, including a spa and a sauna. Guests can enjoy the spacious terrace with a bar, heated pool and panoramic views of the surrounding forest and park. Hotel Luciano K stands out for it glamorous architecture and design, located in a historic building from the 1920s. Laundry services are available at the property for an extra fee. The front desk is available 24 hours a day.

The hotel has a great location a 2-minute walk from Plaza Italia and Baquedano Metro Station. The gay neighbourhood of Bellavista, where guests will find several restaurants and pubs, is only a 5-minute walk away. Arturo Merino Benitez Airport is a 20-minute drive from the property.

 

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Chile Gay Adventure Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)
Availability

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy
Intra-Tour flights (Santiago to Calama; Calama to Santiago) are additional

$ 5,695

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Optional Single Supplement: $1,050

Min. $500 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected min. 60 days prior to departure.

 

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