Even if you have younger children, we can arrange an itinerary that ensures plenty of full and interesting days whilst on family holidays in Chile, but without drives, hikes or rides that are too long for little ones.
The Atacama Desert makes a fabulous playground for adults and children alike on Chile family holidays. Here, you may explore some of the most dramatic and unique landscapes you may have ever seen on foot, by bike, on horseback during Patagonia riding holidays, or even quad-bike or 4x4, heading out to salt flats to spot rare flamingos and looking out for desert wildlife such as vizcachas and vicuña.
Learn about the stars with a local astronomy expert and look through a giant telescope in one of the desert’s many observatories. This can be combined with skiing in the Andes, with quick access from Santiago in our summer months for families of powder fiends.
The Lake District also makes a fantastic destination for family holidays in Chile, with its unique monkey puzzle tree forests and some quirky forest hotels and lodges that seem to grow out of the forest around Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve. Head across the bay from Puerto Montt to the island of Chiloe to discover colourful island fishing villages on stilts.
Uncover this region's cultural heritage by immersing yourself in indigenous Mapuche traditions whilst on Chile family holidays. Adrenaline junkies will love to hike up Pucon volcano or kayak in remote fjords down south in Pumalin.
Further south, explore the wild rugged expanses of Patagonia which is ideal for active families with older children who wish to explore caves, fjords and glaciers on foot, by boat or even kayak, and for those who love fly-fishing and horse-riding, Patagonia riding holidays are ideal.
There are some beautiful lodges and unique camps, working ranches and hotels in and around stunning Torres del Paine National Park or on the shores of beautiful and inaccessible fjords, where you can luxuriate in nearby hot springs on your family holidays in Chile. Your children will especially love the novelty of staying in yurt tents out in the wilderness and looking out for condors, puma, guanaco and armadillos.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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