This January, Out Adventures heads south for an active gay tour of Chile.
To rest your weary feet after our daily hikes and bikes, we’ve selected three incredible hotels in the key areas we’ll visit: Santiago, Colchagua Valley and Atacama Desert. Scroll down for a quick intro to each.
Nestled in the heart of Santiago’s Lastarria neighbourhood is our first hotel. Art deco defines this cultural jewel which was built in the roaring 20s. At the time of construction, it was actually the tallest building in the city and the very first to have an elevator. Today, it oozes a retro-chic charm with modern comforts.
Originally constructed as a cellar, our second hotel is a boutique retreat amongst Chile’s premier wine region. The tranquil space has 13 uniquely decorated rooms, each with 5m/16.5f high ceilings. Be sure to enjoy your morning cup of Joe on your private balcony. In terms of amenities, take a dip in either the outdoor pool or jacuzzi. Oh, and don’t skip the hotel bar featuring a curated menu of the region’s best vintages.
The indigenous Ayllus or Atacama peoples were the architectural inspiration behind our final hotel, a 60-room resort in the driest desert on Earth. The interior and guest rooms are minimally designed, only using natural elements that harmonize with the local surrounds. We recommend taking advantage of the acclaimed spa. Not to mention enjoying a nightcap outside where you can gaze upon some of the world’s clearest star-dotted skies.
Swing by our site for full details on our Chile: Biking, Hiking, Wining & Dining tour.