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Discover Chile - Santiago, Atacama, Patagonia

9 Days / 8 Nights

Package Overview

This 'Discovery' trip to Chile is an action packed 9 day package with a focus on the cultural characteristics of this beautiful region of our world. Tour cities such as Santiago, Calama, San Pedro, and Puerto Natales.

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Package Pricing

Package starting at: $3539.00 PP * Prices based on double occupancy. Prices per person in USD.

Travel Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago, Capitol City of Chile. Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon half day city tour: visiting the main attractions of Santiago de Chile: Bernardo O´Higgins Avenue (also called "Alameda"), the Providencia District, the Cerro San Cristóbal, Metropolitano Park, Forestal Park, the Bellas Artes Museum, Armas Square with its cathedral, and The Town Hall of Santiago. The tour continues its way to the most antique area of Santiago, consisting of beautiful historic mansions.

Return to the Hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel and departure for a wine tour. Transfer from your hotel to Santa Cruz for the start of your wine tour. You'll be provided an opportunity to enjoy local wines and cheeses while en route. Upon arrival we visit Colchagua's museum and have lunch in a local vineyard.

In the afternoon you'll have a guided tour in the vineyard with a wine tasting included. Afterwards you'll take a cable car to the observatory and visit the Aymara, Mapuche and Rapa Nui's villages.

Return to your hotel.

Day 3

Transfer to the airport to fly to Calama. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama upon arrival.

We continue towards the Pukará de Quitor and The Ruins of Tulor. Afterwards we will take a tour to the Moon Valley, where we can see the salt-statues "Three Maries", the Salt-mine, the outlook, and the salt-caves. From here we will enjoy an unforgettable sunset from the big sand dune.

Return to San Pedro.

Day 4

At 7 A.M. depart from your hotel.

Visit the town of Toconao where you can observe cultural handcrafting. Afterwards we will visit the Atacama Salt Lake, where we will have breakfast in front of the Chaxa Lagoon, the National Flamingo Reserve.

We continue towards the Miscanti & Meñique Lagoons, located in over 4.000 m.a.s.l. Then we will pay a short visit to the town of Socaire, where you can see the traditional Inca cultivation in terraces.

Return to San Pedro. Return arrival in the afternoon.

Day 5

Departure from the hotel at 4 A.M. towards the geothermal field of El Tatio - hot springs - located at 4.320 m.a.s.l.

Breakfast picnic-style. Possibly bathe in the hot therms (35 degrees celcius).

Afterwards we continue towards the towns Caspana, Pukará de Lasana (ruins from the 11th century) and the town of Chiu-Chiu with the oldest chilean church.

Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 6

Transfer to the local airport to fly back to Santiago. Transfer to your hotel upon arrival.

Day 7

Transfer to the local airport for flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival continue transfer to Puerto Natales.

Upon arriving in Puerto Natales, transfer to your hotel.

Day 8

Today we will take a full day Tour of Torres del Paine: the tour starts very early in the morning from Puerto Natales. This tour covers a great portion of the park through the different roads that surround the mountain mass. Once in the National Park "Torres del Paine", we will be able to enjoy its particular relief, rough geography, its lakes, flora and fauna, which make an ideal spot for the ecotourism and adventure sports practice. The amazing landscape is owed to the earth movements that took place 12 million years ago, which gave rise to amazing peaks like el Monte Paine Grande, Los Cuernos del Paine and Torres el Paine, where glaciers can typically be found.

We will also visit the Nordenskjoldm Lake, from where the imposing "Cuernos" (horns) and its majestic landscape can be observed. Later on, we continue to the Grey Glacier, where we will take a walk by the lake, viewing the glacier, and enjoy seeing the ice floes that are detached from the glacier.

Day 9

Transfer to local Airport in Punta Arenas to fly back to Santiago for your return home.

Additional Package Information

 Package Includes

  • Lodging, transfers, tours and described in itinerary
  • Meals as described in itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide on Tours

 Package Does Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Domestic air
  • Airport entry/ exit fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Gratuities

 Package Notes

  • Price subject to change
  • Seasonal price changes apply
  • Subject to availabilty
  • Sequence or itinerary subject to change
  • To prevent any loss due to cancellation, travel protection is recommended.
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General Information

  • Capital: Santiago
  • Government: Republic
  • Currency: Chilean peso (CLP)
  • Area: total: 756,950 km2, land: 748,800 km2, water: 8,150
  • Population: 17,224,200 (May 2011 est.)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 70%, Protestant 15.1%, None 8.3%
  • Electricity: 220V / 50Hz Type C and L plugs
  • Calling Code: +56
  • Time Zone: Continent: UTC-4 (UTC-3 summer) Easter Isl.: UTC-6 (UTC-5 summer)

Points of Interest

  • Santiago City tour
  • Chiu-Chiu Town
  • Ruins of Tulor in Atacama
  • Atacama Salt Lake
  • Geothermal Field of El Tatio