ABOUT THIS PACKAGE
Itinerary at a Glance
- Day 1 – Arrival in Santiago, airport transfer to your hotel / City Tour in the afternoon
- Day 2 – Full Day Tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
- Day 3 – Travel from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama
- Day 4 – Altiplanic Lagoons Tour
- Day 5 – Tatio Geysers + Moon Valley Tour
- Day 6 – Travel from San Pedro de Atacama to the Lake Distric
- Day 7 – Full Day Tour to Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castor and Dalcahue
- Day 8 – Tour to Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls
- Day 9 – Travel from Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales
- Day 10 – Torres del Paine National Park & Milodon Caves Tour
- Day 11 – Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier Navigation
- Day 12 – Travel back to Santiago
- Day 13 – Transfer to Santiago International Airport
Best time to go: October to April
- Accomodation: 12 Nights
- Meals: 12 Breakfasts
- Tours and Transportation: All excursions are privately operated or in small exclusive groups and include local and professional bilingual guides.
- Personalized Concierge Service: By our local experience manager before and during the trip.
- Assistance during your trip: 24/7 emergency phone and Whatsapp for urgent assistance from our staff.
Day 1 – Welcome to Santiago & Half Day Panoramic City Tour
Upon your arrival at Santiago airport a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to the hotel.
Half Day Panoramic City Tour
At the appropriate time you will be picked up at your hotel to enjoy a panoramic city tour in Santiago. Visit the central square of the city, Plaza de Armas, Zero Kilometer as well as traditional buildings of the colonial times, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral that combines a neoclassical and Bavarian architectonic styles. Following in this context the civic neighborhood, with the ministerial buildings surrounding the government house, Palacio de la Moneda, a silent witness to the most relevant events in the Chilean republican history.
To finish the historic area, we will visit the old and stately neighborhoods of the old “high society”, an area impregnated with an exquisite variety of architectural styles, brought by mainly European immigrants, in a time of great mining and high-rise families. We will continue with an imposing panoramic view from one of the hills of the city (Cerro Santa Lucia or Metropolitan Park), where we will appreciate part of the mountain ranges that surround the city and then climb to the East, where the great architectural contrast can be seen. A contemporary and thriving city, which shows us its best face with imposing buildings of daring architectural styles that give this great city a stamp of modernity.
What’s Included: Airport transfers, Half Day Afternoon city tour in Santiago, Accommodation in Santiago.
Day 2 – Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
Today you will visit the places of most tourist interest of both cities such as Av. Libertad in Viña del Mar, Coastal sector to Reñaca, Av. San Martín, Casino and the Clock of Flowers, symbol of the City. Continue to Valparaíso with optional visit to La Sebastiana, Porteña residence of the Poet Pablo Neruda, from where you have a panoramic view of the Bay and the unique construction of the houses on the hillside of Los Cerros. Visit to the Paseo 21 de Mayo; where we will meet a traditional Funicular or Elevator. Continue to Cerro Concepcion, one of the most traditional and best preserved; where we can appreciate the strong influence of Anglo-Saxon immigration in its streets and buildings. Tour of the City Center with a view from the Bus, to its most important Buildings, Squares and Monuments.
What’s Included: Breakfast, Full Day Tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, Accommodation in Santiago.
Day 3 – Travel from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama
At the appropriate time you will have a transfer to the airport.
Upon your arrival in Calama airport a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.
What’s Included: Breakfast, Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 4 – Altiplanic Lagoons Tour
In this expedition we will visit: Toconao (Kunza: Lost Corner) enchants for its simplicity, calm of its people, special climate, beautiful architecture and crafts; We will visit the marginal area of the Salar of Atacama known as Laguna Chaxa located in Soncor Sector, Los National Reserve Flamingos Later we take direction towards the South East (Cordillera de los Andes) to To settle in an Altiplanic Town named Socaire, we visit his Church and we know his farming. Once installed in the Andes, we go approx. at 4200 masl to meet Miscanti and Meñiques Lagoons belonging to the Los National Reserve Flamingos, is characterized by volcanoes and mountainous reliefs such as the Miscanti hill and Meñiques volcano. In addition to flamingos, species such as the Tagua Cornuda, Parinas abound Girls, El Caití, Baird Beach, Chorlo de la Puna, Pato Juarjual and La Guallata. The flora is composed mainly of Llareta and Paja Brava.
Both lagoons are born due to the underground water coming from the thaws.
What’s Included: Breakfast, Full Day Tour to Altiplanic lagoons, Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 5 – Tatio Geysers + Moon Valley Tour
Tatio Geysers Tour (morning tour)
At 5 am you will be picked up at your hotel to start an unforgettable adventure. Make sure to bring a warm jacket, hiking boots or runners, swimming suit, towel, sun glasses, hat and sun protection.
El Tatio (from Kunza “tata-iu”), which means “The Grandfather Who Cries”, is one of the highest Geysers fields in the world (4320 mts asl) . Located in the cordon of the Andes to the NE of San Pedro de Atacama is the largest Geiser group in the southern hemisphere and the third largest in the world, after Yellowstone (USA) and Dolina Giezerow (Russia).
The maximum expression of these fumaroles begins between 06:00 and 07:00 hrs. Approx. With temperatures reaching 85 ° C. On our return it is possible to observe wildlife like vicunas, llamas, rheas, vizcachas, etc. While in the Flora the giant Cacti, llaretas, stand out, coirón, etc. In addition, we will visit the small ancestral town of Machuca its few inhabitants they are mainly engaged in grazing and cheese production, very close to the place is the Laguna Salada where families of flamingos, ducks and seagulls live with an imposing landscape of beauty.
Around 12:30 you will be back in San Pedro de Atacama. You can go back to the hotel or stay in the city center to have lunch until the time for the Moon Valley Tour in the afternoon.
Moon Valley Tour (afternoon tour)
It is a desert landscape, a geomorphological wonder. Our ancestors called it Las Salinas today known worldwide as Valle de la Luna, surrounded by a set of landscapes of incomparable beauty and that resemble a fragment of the lunar landscape to which it owes its name. In 1982 was declared a Nature Sanctuary and is part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve in this place you can observe a geological show of great interest especially at dawn and sunset.
During your visit you can contemplate: Quebrada de Ckari, the famous natural formation known for our ancestors like The Three Watchers today called The Three Marys, Dune Major; majestic body of sand and viewpoints like; Quebrada Honda where the famous is located Coyote Stone.
What’s Included: Breakfast, Morning Half Day tour to Tatio Geysers, Afternoon Half Day tour to Moon Valley, Accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.
Day 6 – Travel from San Pedro de Atacama to the Lake Distric
At the appropriate time you will have a transfer to Calama airport.
Upon your arrival in Puerto Montt a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Puerto Varas.
What’s Included: Breakfast, Transfer to Calama airport, Airport transfer from Puerto Montt to Puerto Varas, Accommodation in Puerto Varas.
Day 7 – Full Day Tour to Chiloe Island: Ancud, Castor and Dalcahue
Departure in the morning, 60 km crossing by ferry on the Chacao canal, to continue to Ancud, visiting Chilote museum, then towards Dalcahue, where you visit the craft market and the Church of the town, a world heritage site.
Arrival in Castro, capital of the Island, visiting the palafitos, the San Francisco Cathedral, also part of the 16 churches of Chiloé that are a world heritage site. The Handicraft market and lunch time are covered. Return to Puerto Varas
What’s Included: Breakfast, Full Day tour to Chiloe Island, Accommodation in Puerto Varas.
Day 8 – Tour to Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls
Departure bordering Lake Llanquihue with a beautiful view of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes towards the Petrohué River Falls. Free time for photographs and walk in the middle of this lush vegetation, then continue to the shore of Lake Todos los Santos, also known as Emerald Lake for the green-blue of its waters, framed by the eternal snows of the Osorno volcanoes, Calbuco , Tronador and Pointy. Return to Ensenada to begin the ascent to Osorno Volcano. Arrival at the Ski and Mountain Center from where you can see a spectacular view of Lake Llanquihue and volcanoes in the region. (lifting means not included).
What’s Included: Breakfast, Half Day Tour to Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls, Accommodation in Puerto Varas.
Day 9 – Travel from Puerto Varas to Puerto Natales
At the appropriate time you will have a transfer to Puerto Montt airpot.
Upon your arrival to Punta Arenas airport, a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Puerto Natales (3 hours).
What’s Included: Breakfast, Transfer from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt Airport, Transfer from Punta Arenas Airport to Puerto Natales, Accommodation in Puerto Natales.
Day 10 – Torres del Paine National Park & Milodon Caves Tour
We will start our excursion departing from the city of Puerto Natales. On the way to the Park, we will visit the Milodon Cave. We will continue traveling until we reach the entrance door of the Park, the Laguna Amarga sector. From there with clear skies we can take a beautiful postcard of the Torres del Paine, the park’s main attraction and part of the Paine Range. Later we will stop to appreciate another symbol of the park; the “Cuernos de Paine”. We will walk to “Salto Grande”, the largest waterfall in the park. Our last stop will be the Gray Lake, where we will make a walk through a Coigues Forest and a suspension bridge over the Pingo River, then arrive at its beach and observe the different shapes and tonalities of the floating icebergs on the Lake, product of the melting of the Glacier. We will have the Paine Grande as a backdrop.
What’s Included: Breakfast, Full Day tour to Torres del Paine National Park, Accommodation in Puerto Natales.
Day 11 – Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier Navigation
We will begin our adventure heading to the Dock, there we will embark on a Catamaran that will take us through Last Hope Seno to the magnificent Balmaceda & Serrano mountain glaciers. The first glacier that we will see will be the Balmaceda, which takes off from the Mount that bears the same name and has the particularity that has had a notable retreat to the point that it is said that ten years ago the ice fall reached the water level. We walk in a quiet walk of 15 minutes approx. the edge of a lake formed by the thaw of this mountain glacier appreciating the different shapes and hues of the floating icebergs of the Serrano Glacier until reaching the foot of its imposing front wall. We will enjoy an appetizer with millenary ice and have lunch in a typical Patagonian Estancia.
What’s Included: Breakfast, Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier Navigation (Transfers to Bories pier included), Accommodation in Puerto Natales.
Day 12 – Travel back to Santiago
At the appropriate time you will have a transfer to the airport.
Upon your arrival in Santiago a transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel.
What’s Included: Breakfast, Transfer from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas Airport, Airport Transfer in Santiago, Accommodation in Santiago.
DAY 13 – Bye Bye Santiago!
At the appropriate time you will have a transfer to the airport.
What’s Included: Breakfast, airport transfer.
This trip is customizable according to your preferences.
The starting price is based on travel for a minimum of two travelers staying in comfort accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates. The tours includes shared services with small groups (max 15).
- 3 Nights of accommodation in Santiago
- 3 Nights of accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
- 3 Nights of accommodation in Puerto Varas
- 3 Nights of accommodation in Puerto Natales
- Airport transfers
- Half Day Afternoon city tour in Santiago
- Full Day Tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
- Full Day Tour to Atacama Salt Flats and Altiplanic Lagoons
- Half Day Morning tour to Tatyo Geysers
- Half Day Afternoon to tou Moon Valley
- Full Day Tour to Chiloe Island (Ancud, Castro and Dalcahue)
- Half Day Tour to tour Osorno Volcano and Petrohue Falls
- Full Day tour to Torres del Paine National Park
- Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier Navigation with transfers
- Private transfers between Punta Arenas airport and Puerto Natales
- Expert trip planning
- 24×7 support during your trip.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- International and Domestic Flights
- Entrance Fee to Tatio Geysers (USD 15)
- Entrance Fee to Moon Valley (USD 5)
- Entrance Fee Milodon Caves (USD 14)
- Entrance Fee Torres del Paine National Park (USD 44)
- Travel Insurance
- Optional activities suggested on the itinerary
- Meals unless specified
- Entry tickets to National Parks
- Local Taxes
- Early check in or Late check out
Know Before You Go
- It is the passengers’ responsibility to determine if a Visa is needed and to obtain it.