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Highlights of Chile

Chile’s breathtaking beauty and its multifaceted landscapes are among the most beautiful Latin America has to offer. There are the great Andes Mountain Range with volcanoes and snow-capped peaks, dry deserts, picturesque lonely fjords, giant salt lakes, lovely beaches, pristine forests, wild rivers, deep blue lakes and marvellous glaciers – all in the same country!


 

12 DAYS | SANTIAGO - SANTIAGO

TYPE: SMALL GROUP

TRAVEL: SELECTED FRIDAYS (SEP-APR)

FROM $3,500*


ITINERARY

Day 1 Santiago

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy an afternoon city tour that includes Palacio de la Moneda, Plaza de Armas, the cathedral, the main post office, city hall and Cerro San Cristobal. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 2 Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to airport for a flight to Calama, followed by a drive to San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy a tour of San Pedro then relax on an afternoon tour of Salt Mountain, Mars Valley (Death Valley) and Moon Valley to enjoy the sunset. Spend the night in San Pedro de Atacama. B

Day 3 San Pedro de Atacama

Depart hotel towards the Atacama Salt Flat and continue towards the altiplanic lagoons of Min?iques and Miscanti and see three species of native pink flamingos, then stop at the village of Toconao to see the white church of San Lucas – a building made from cactus wood. Afterwards, drive back to San Pedro for overnight stay. BL

Day 4 San Pedro de Atacama

Depart early for the Tatio geysers. Later spend time at the natural hot pools. Visit Machuca, a little village where local families dedicate their life to grazing and agriculture. Drive back to San Pedro de Atacama for spectacular views of the Torcopuri and Sairecabur volcanoes. Arrive in San Pedro around midday. Remainder of the day at leisure. B

Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

Transfer from the hotel in San Pedro to the airport in Calama for your flight to Puerto Montt. Enjoy a tour of Puerto Montt en route to Puerto Varas, on the shore of Lake Llanquihue with impressive views of the Osorno volcano. B

Day 6 Puerto Varas – Frutillar – Petrohue? – Puerto Varas

Full-day tour of regions surrounding Puerto Varas, including the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes, driving along Lake Llanquihue and Saltos de Petrohue? (a collection of rapids and waterfalls). Drive back to hotel for overnight. B

Day 7 Puerto Varas – Chiloe? Island – Puerto Varas

Early departure towards Chiloe? Island by ferry, crossing the Chacao Channel. Visit the village of Quemchi and the area
of Aucar. Continue to Colo and Tenau?n, where you will see traditional houses decorated with native-wood roof tiles. In the city of Castro, see typical houses constructed on plots over the sea called ‘palafitos’, then stop at a traditional craft market. Return to Puerto Varas. B

Day 8 Puerto Varas – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

Transfer from hotel to Puerto Montt Airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival, you and your local guide will take a public bus to Puerto Natales (3h). On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in town. Remainder of the day at leisure. B

Day 9 Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales

Sail from Puerto Natales, visiting the beautiful Ultima Esperanza Fjord then arrive at the glacier of Mt Balmaceda, habitat of cormorants and sea lions. At the end of the fjord disembark and walk 1km on a path through native forest to the foot of Serrano Glacier and admire this natural wonder. Return to Puerto Natales. BL

Day 10 Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales

Continue discovering Torres del Paine National Park. En route, visit Milodo?n Cave before seeing waterfall Salto Grande of the Pehoe River, with the impressive mountain massif of Torres del Paine in the background. Then visit Lake Pehoe and Lake Grey, from where you will see the Grey Glacier in the distance. Return to Puerto Natales. BL

Day 11 Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Santiago

Transfer from hotel to bus terminal for the drive to Punta Arenas Airport for your flight to Santiago. Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel to enjoy an evening at leisure. B

Day 12 Santiago

Today you have the morning at leisure and at an agreed time, transfer to the airport where your program ends. B

  • Explore moon-like landscapes in the Atacama Desert
  • Visit the Tatio geysers and jump in a hot spring
  • See the German architecture in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas
  • See amazing volcanoes and rapids in the Lakes District
  • Visit the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine Massif
  • Explore great glaciers and fjords in southern Patagonia
  • Visit the traditional island of Chiloe

  • 11 nights in standard accommodation
  • 11 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L)
  • Transfers, excursions and English-
    speaking guide
  • Airport and hotel porterage
  • Entrance fees to national parks

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B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner • *Terms and conditions apply. From prices are per person, twin share, based on lead in grades and/or seasons unless specified. When available, optional upgrades can be applied at time of booking. See our terms and conditions for more information