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Now more than ever, wanderlust can incentivize your best performers to reach new heights. Kick off your post-pandemic incentive program with a tour of Chile, a diverse land offering beautiful vistas, friendly people and unforgettable adventure opportunities. This Latin American country stretches 2,600 miles from Peru to Cape Horn. No other country in the world can provide the ability to tour a desert oasis and an unspoiled wilderness in one trip! Plan an incentive trip that highlights the natural beauty of Chile, visiting the Atacama Desert, Easter Island and Valparaiso. After action packed days, relax in luxurious accommodations, and indulge in local cuisine and wine all along the way.
Situated between the Cordillera de la Costa mountain range to the west and the Andes to the east, the Atacama Desert is the driest in the world. In addition to landscapes reminiscent of the moon, area attractions include active geysers, hot springs and volcanos. Explore the region on foot, on horseback or on bike.
After a long day under the sun, guests can relax at any number of luxury accommodations in the town of San Pedro de Atacama. One such property is Awasi Atacama, an all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux hotel. Each room is assigned a private guide and 4×4 vehicle creating an intimate experience allowing guests to truly experience the area’s culture, cuisine, and daily life.
Leaving the desert doesn’t mean guests can stow away their hiking boots just yet! Next up is a visit to the mysterious remote island destination, Rapa Nui aka Easter Island. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Easter Island is best known for the stone figures, moai, which dot its landscape. Carved by its aboriginal people between 1,250 AD and 1,500 AD, these monuments continue to captivate and intrigue visitors. To truly gain an understanding of Rapa Nui culture and history, take a tour of the island with a local guide.
Touring and exploring can be tiring! Kick off your hiking books at the Explora Easter Island hotel. Rooms are wifi and television free as each guest is encouraged to disconnect from the modern world.
Rounding out this Chilean adventure, takes us to the port city of Valparaiso. Here, colorful buildings line the hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Soak up its bohemian culture by discovering the numerous examples of street art that decorates its buildings and walls.
The city is best explored on foot and there is no better way to take a break from climbing hilly streets than by riding one of the city’s elevators. Stay at Casa Higueras which was once a hillside mansion and now a stylish boutique hotel.