The Best of Chili, desert, lakes and Patagonia in 14 days
This is a beautiful tour with the highlights of Chile, From the desert in the north, to the rough Patagonia- fire land, with impressive Torres del paine.
Day 01 Santiago (-)
Reception at Santiago’s airport and transfer to the Hotel.
In the afternoon City Tour around Santiago, visiting the city’s most outstanding attractions, including a walking tour downtown visiting the “Plaza de Armas”, the Cathedral, Ahumada Boulevard and the Government Palace “La Moneda” (outside). Then, by vehicle, visit the main avenues of old Santiago, crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and drive up the San Cristobal Hill for a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Andes Mountain Range. After this, the tour will take you to the modern part of Santiago, including its chic neighborhoods, shopping and financial centers. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Note: Passengers by SIB services, the sightseeing tour includes the Santa Lucia hill, instead the San Cristobal
Day 02 Santiago (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
Full day excursion to Viña del Mar & Valparaiso: At the beginning of the day, you’ll be picked up at your hotel to take a pleasant stroll through two emblematic coastal cities of the country, about an hour and a half from the capital. On the way, you will pass through the valley of Casablanca, a sector recognized for its international vineyards and its beautiful landscapes, accompanying the route to the sea. Arriving at the coast you will first visit Viña del Mar, the so-called “Garden City” that, thanks to its beautiful beaches, beautiful parks and floral ornaments like the famous “flower clock”, has become one of the most representative tourist attractions of the central zone. Mixing the tranquility of the seascape and the modernity of its streets and infrastructure, this city is an entertaining city that is always in constant movement. The second destination on the route is the picturesque port of Valparaíso. This city founded in the sixteenth century marks a perfect contrast to the previous panorama as it replaces all the modern vibe and beach spirit of Viña with a much more popular and handcrafted facet. This port, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003, offers a unique and fascinating architecture. The city is located next to several hills, which can be accessed through narrow streets, long stairs and various elevators built between the end of the 19th century and beginnings of the 20th. In them, the local houses have been painted in different colors and form an irresistible landscape for lovers of photography and heritage neighborhoods. Then, you’ll then return to Santiago. Overnight
Day 03 Santiago (B)
Breakfast at the hotel
In the morning, wine tour at Concha y Toro winery: One of the essentials in Santiago de Chile is discovering the largest exporter of wine in the country. You’ll depart from the hotel and set course to the Maipo Valley, a sector of the central area known as the wine valley and where the Viña Concha y Toro is located. It’s a place that opens its doors to visitors to share the exciting secrets of wine production and of the export process. The tour (to be provided by SIB) includes a walk through the beautiful colonial gardens of this company founded in 1883. It is currently considered one of the 10 most important wine brands in the world. A visit to the wineries, to the vineyards themselves (some of which were planted by its founder, Don Melchor Concha y Toro) and, of course, a tasting is also part of the tour. At the end, you’ll have time to make wine purchases before returning to your hotel in Santiago.
Day 04 Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport in time to board your flight to Calama. Reception at Calama’s airport and transfer to the village of San Pedro de Atacama through the Domeyko Mountain Range and the Salt Mountain Range. In the afternoon, visit the Salt Mountain, Mars Valley (also called Death Valley) and Moon Valley to admire the spectacular sunset reflected on this wonderful landscape – nature’s own light show. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 05 San Pedro de Atacama (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, full day excursion to the Altiplanic lagoons visiting the town of Toconao and Socaire, and the Chaxa Lagoon in the Atacama Salt Flat, habitat for pink flamingos. The excursion continues towards the Altiplanic Lagoons Meñiques and Miscanti, located at 4.500 meters above sea level (14.850 feet above sea level). This area is a part of the “Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos” (Flamingos National Reserve). These lagoons are surrounded by impressive volcanoes that were formed when the Andes Mountain Range rose from the sea through millions of years of evolution. Lunch (simple menu) included in a local’s people restaurant. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 06 San Pedro de Atacama (B)
Early departure from the hotel (4h30 app.) to the geothermal field Geysers of the Tatio, located at a height of more than 4,000m a.s.l. and where the dawn offers an outstanding spectacle; fumaroles at their maximum boil reaching 6 meters in height. After a breakfast box, visit the “Rustic Pozón”, where you’ll have the chance to bathe on the natural pools with thermal waters of 30°C. On the way back to San Pedro de Atacama, you’ll enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the native flora and fauna to finally reach Machuca, a picturesque village of shepherds also located at a height of more than 4,000 m. Today, it is dedicated to tourism, offering local products such as Andean crafts, lama meat, sopaipillas and empanadas. To learn more about its historical and patrimonial legacy, you will visit the Church of San Santiago, patron of the town. The rest of the day is at leisure to visit the town and its crafts market. Overnight.
Day 07 San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport in Calama (the trip takes 1h30 app.) to board the flight to Puerto Montt with connection in Santiago. Reception at the airport and transfer to Puerto Varas city, a beautiful place where the German settlers started to build their typical houses with beautiful gardens in this privileged location in the lake shore of Llanquihue Lake with impressive views of the Osorno volcano. Arrival to to your hotel and overnight.
Day 08 Puerto Varas (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning excursion to Petrohue and Osorno volcano: The tour starts at the hotel and takes the road to the city of Puerto Varas, bordering Lake Llanquihue. On the way you’ll see the mouth of Río Pescado, the villages of La Poza and Los Riscos. Once at Ensenada, the ascent to the Osorno Volcano begins, which includes several stops at different points of interests on the way, until reaching the Ski and Volcano Osorno Mountain Center, located at 1,240 m a.s.l. Afterwards, the trip continues the rapids of the Petrohue river, here you will be able to walk along the footbridges of the place and observe how the river passes between great masses of crystallized lava, formed by eruptions of the Osorno Volcano. At this location you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the beautiful turquoise waters. The tour ends at Lake Todos Los Santos and then return to Puerto Montt
Day 09 Puerto Varas –Chiloé Island – Puerto Varas (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue in Chiloe island: Early departure to
Pargua where you will embark a ferry that will cross the Chacao channel. After 30 minutes of sailing, you’ll disembark at Villa de Chacao, to take the road to Dalcahue, about 20 minutes from Castro. In this magical town you can visit the famous handicraft fair on Sundays, which offers multiple designs of woven fabrics and varieties of regional basketry. There will be free time to walk and get to know the cove, the main square and the local Church, recognized as a World Heritage Site. Later, you will continue to Castro city visiting the local church, also declared a World Heritage Site, and the Gamboa neighborhood to appreciate the typical buildings made of wooden pillars on the water, the palafitos and the typical crafts fair. After lunch (on your own), on the way back, the last stop is made in the city of Ancud, where the Plaza de Armas, the Regional Museum, the Municipal Market, Cerro Huaihuen and Fort San Antonio will be explored. You’ll then return by crossing the Chacao channel again to the mainland and end the tour in your hotel. Overnight
Day 10 Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport of Puerto Montt to board your next flight to Punta Arenas. Reception at the airport and transfer to Puerto Natales. Overnight
Note: Passengers by SIB services, includes a guide assistance at the airport with a public bus ticket to Puerto Natales and a transfer to the hotel.
Day 11 Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfers with excursion to Torres del Paine National Park with a first stop en route to visit the Milodón Cave, Natural Monument where the remains of the prehistoric animal were found. The journey continues through steppes and Patagonia scrub, full of abundant wild life and herds of sheep, up to Torres del Paine National Park. This place has 242,242 hectares and was declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978. During the trip you can tour part of its territory and observe the impressive Andean massif, whose summits impact all who visit it. This place is surrounded by glaciers, waterfalls, lagoons and lakes such as Sarmiento and Pehoé, which together with its varied flora and fauna make this place one of the best known in the world for its natural beauty and richness. As a result, the park has been recognised as the 8th wonder of the world. Arrival to the hotel and overnight.
Note: Passengers by SIB services and with accommodation in Las Torres, include a half day tour (SIB) in the afternoon to be provided by the hotel (Las Torres Hotel is located in the first stop in the park)
Day 12 Torres del Paine (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Day tour in Torres del Paine with box lunch included, going to the northeast part of the Park, towards Laguna Azul. This is one of the excursions where you will have the chance to know something else about the flora and fauna of the park. It is also the best place of the park to see the towers and you do not have to hike to see them. Interesting viewpoints in the way back
Note: Passengers by SIB services, a SIB excursion will be provided by the hotel
Day 13 Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Santiago (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport in Punta Arenas (the trip takes 5h00 app. depending on the location of the hotel). Reception at the airport in Santiago and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Note: Passengers by SIB services, includes a private transfer to Puerto Natales (bus station) plus a public bus ticket to Punta Arenas, directly to the airport
Day 14 Santiago (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer to the airport on time to board your next flight.-
End of our services
PRIVATE: Transfers and excursions are in private service with local English-Spanish speaking guide assistance
Except the wine tour inside the winery which operates by SIB (with others guests)
SIB: In Santiago and in Puerto Montt, transfers are in private services and the excursions by coach (SIB) with local English-Spanish speaking guide assistance
In San Pedro de Atacama, transfers and excursions are by coach (SIB). Transfers only with a spanich speaking driver and excursions with English-Spanish speaking guide assistance
Public bus ticket Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas (no guide included)
In Patagonia, transfers from/to bus station in Puerto Natales are in private services and the excursions and transfers in the park are by SIB with English-Spanish speaking guide assistance (excursions to be provided by the hotel)
- Lodging in standard rooms or as indicated in the quotation, breakfast included.
- Meals duly specified in the quotation as follows:
B= Breakfast L= Lunch or Lunch box D= Dinner
- All entrance fees to parks and museums included in the program.
Do not include:
- Early Check-in or Late Check-out.
- Extras not mentioned in the program.
- Tips to porter, drivers and guides.
- Air tickets and airport taxes.
- All foreigners, non resident in Chile, are tax exempt (19%). Just in case of No-Show the hotels will charge the room rate plus 19% VAT.
- During Christmas and New Year (Dec 24, 31 and Jan 01), land services have a 50% surcharge in Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama and in Patagonia.
- In San Pedro de Atacama and in Puerto Montt, the SIB excursions do not operate at Christmas and New Year
- Rates are subject to confirmation during long weekend, Easter, National Holidays, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, etc.
- In Santiago and Puerto Varas, during high season (fairs and congresses), especially in March, April, October and November, rates are subject to confirmation.
- The itinerary or the order of the excursions could be changed according to flight schedules, climate conditions, or in order to provide a better service.
- The excursion to the Altiplanic Lagoons and the Tatio Geysers is not recommended for passengers with heart diseases (altitudes of 4.600 m a.s.l).
- In Patagonia, it is recommended to wear appropriate clothing to face rain, winds, and low temperatures.
- Museums are closed on Mondays.
- Wineries are closed on December 25 and January 1
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