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Published on : Tuesday, July 19, 2016
A special new deal from Contours Travel allows travellers to add some style and glamour to a South American holiday, with 12 nights of five-star accommodation at four of Chile’s top hotels saving luxe-seeking travellers A$3211 per person. The deal is available for travel between May and September in 2016 and in 2017.
The package includes stays with gourmet meals, beverages and private excursions at three exclusive Relais & Chateaux properties in Chile – Awasi Atacama, Lapostolle and Vira Vira – as well as The Singular in Santiago. Each of the Relais & Chateaux branded properties showcases Chile’s diverse natural beauty.
Located in the Atacama Desert – the driest, non-polar desert in the world – Awasi Atacama offers 10 private suites with thatched roofs and large bathrooms which open into private solariums with al-fresco showers, allowing guests to be comfortable yet close to the beautiful nature surrounding them. Guests are assigned a private guide and 4WD so they can explore the vivid desert colours and spectacular night sky of the area at their own pace. The package includes four nights at Awasi Atacama with meals, beverages and private outings.
Located two hours south of Santiago, in the wine region of Colchagua Valley, Lapostolle is a family-owned winery with adjoining luxury accommodation. Each of the four suites features a private terrace and is nestled into the native forested hillside of the valley, providing serenity and privacy. Guests will enjoy Chilean cuisine, prepared using local products from the organic vegetable and herb garden and local fresh markets, and of course the Lapostolle wine, which is distributed to more than 60 countries around the world. There, guests will also partake in a private tour and wine tasting and visit the family’s private cellar. The package includes three nights at Lapostolle with meals, beverages, tours, and activities like yoga, hiking and mountain biking.
Vira Vira is a boutique country hacienda, surrounded by spectacular volcanoes and located in southern Chile’s Lake District. A number of different adventures and excursions are on offer, including river rafting, kayaking, sailing, fishing, horse riding, hiking in the national park and mountain biking. All meals are prepared using ingredients from the farm and cheese dairy. An open bar will be on offer and guests will stay in spacious and comfortable suites overlooking the shores of the Liucura River. The package includes four nights’ accommodation with meals, beverages and excursions.
Contours Travel’s special Relais & Chateaux 12-night package includes four nights at Awasi in the Atacama Desert, three nights at Lapostolle winery and four nights at Vira Vira in the Chilean Lake District. A stopover night with breakfast is also included in Santiago at the five-star The Singular Lastarria Hotel.
The exclusive package is available from A$10,644 per person, twin-share, which is a A$3211 (30 per cent) saving per person off normal rates. Meals, beverages and excursions at Awasi Atacama, Lapostolle and Vira Vira are included as well as transfers between airports and the properties. Flights from Australia and domestic flight connections in Chile between the hotels are extra but can be booked through Contours Travel. The deal is available for travel for May to September in 2016, and in 2017.