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Magic of Chile (12 days / 11 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Santiago
v/   Atacama
v/   Puerto Varas
v/   Torres del Paine
v/   Viña del Mar
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An amazing trip of over 4,000km from the arid but stunning northern region down to Patagonia`s wonders.

Day 1:Arrive in Santiago
Day 2:Santiago - Calama - Atacama (Moon Valley)
Day 3:Atacama (historical sites & the Atacama Salt Lake)
Day 4:Atacama (El Tatio - Machuca)
Day 5:Atacama - Calama - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas
Day 6:Puerto Varas (Peulla)
Day 7:Puerto Varas (Chiloé Island)
Day 8:Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Day 9:Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park
Day 10:Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas
Day 11: Punta Arenas - Santiago - Viña del Mar
Day 12:Viña del Mar - Fly out from Santiago


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
NH Santiago
NH Santiago
Santiago
Av. Condell 40
122 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Altiplanico
Altiplanico
San Pedro de Atacama
Domingo Atienza 282
32 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Puelche Hotel
Puelche Hotel
Puerto Varas
Imperial 695
21 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Costaustralis
Costaustralis
Puerto Natales
Pedro Montt 262
74 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Lago Grey
Lago Grey
Torres del Paine
Lake Grey
30 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Cabo de Hornos
Cabo de Hornos
Punta Arenas
Plaza Munoz Gamero 1039
91 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
San Martin
San Martin
Viña del Mar
Av San Martin 667
325 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Day 1:  Arrive in Santiago
Arrival at Santiago Airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will enjoy a city tour to see the most interesting attractions of the Chilean capital. Overnight in Santiago.
Day 2:  Santiago - Calama - Atacama (Moon Valley)
After breakfast a transfer will take us to the airport to board our flight to Calama. Drive to San Pedro, where we will enjoy the eerily silent moonscape of Valle de la Luna with its backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  Atacama (historical sites & the Atacama Salt Lake)
In San Pedro we will encounter collections of pre-Hispanic artefacts in the Gustavo Le Paige Museum, visit the colonial church, the pre-Columbian village Tulor and the Inca fortress of Pukara de Quitor. In the afternoon, we´ll visit Toconao, a volcanic whitewashed village and the huge Atacama Salt Lake. Overnight in San Pedro.

(Included meals: breakfast, box lunch)
Day 4:  Atacama (El Tatio - Machuca)
We will depart at 4:00 a.m. for El Tatio Geysers, a geothermal field flanked by soaring peaks, a breathtaking sight. In the village of Machuca, we can appreciate local life at the former resting place for llama caravans travelling the Inca Trail. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 5:  Atacama - Calama - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas
After breakfast a transfer will take us to the airport of Calama to board our connecting flights. Arrival in Puert Montt and after a short city tour a transfer will take us to Puerto Varas, located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. Overnight in Puerto Varas.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 6:  Puerto Varas (Peulla)
Drive along the shoreline of Lake Llanquihue to Petrohué, located in the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. From Petrohué, we will board a catamaran to navigate across Lake Todos los Santos to Peulla enjoying beautiful views on the way. Return to Puerto Varas. Overnight in Puerto Varas.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 7:  Puerto Varas (Chiloé Island)
Today you will enjoy a full day excursion to the mythical Chiloé Island.
Shared basis: We will either visit Ancud; famous for its traditional market, or Castro, well known for its houses built on stilts “Palafitos”.
Private basis: If weather conditions allow, we will visit the penguin islands "Islotes Puñihul", near Ancud, where Humboldt and Magellan penguins live and breed. Overnight at hotel in Puerto Varas.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 8:  Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight to Punta Arenas. On the way to Puerto Natales, we will stop and visit the penguin colony at Seno Otway. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 9:  Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park
Departure to Torres del Paine National Park. Once in the park, we will pass Laguna Amarga and Lake Pehoé and enjoy the beautiful views of the Paine Massif and the famous Torres (towers) del Paine. Overnight in Torres del Paine.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 10:  Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas
We will have the morning to enjoy the National Park, after which we will be picked up for our drive to Punta Arenas. On the way we will visit the Milodón Cave where archaeologists found the remnants of a prehistoric giant sloth. Overnight in Punta Arenas.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 11:  Punta Arenas - Santiago - Viña del Mar
We will fly to Santiago where our transfer is waiting for us to drive us to the Garden City of Viña del Mar adorned by many parks, palm trees and great boulevards. Overnight in Viña del Mar.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 12:  Viña del Mar - Fly out from Santiago
After a city tour of both Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, we will continue and head to the famous wine valley of Casablanca, where we´ll be treated to a wine tour and a great Goodbye lunch. Our Magical Chile tour ends here and we will say our goodbyes at the airport of Santiago.

(Included meals: breakfast, lunch)
 
Some comments by past clients
 
Enid Bilton (from UK)
Laura ...............   arrived  home  last  night  ..................  MANY  THANKS    .................  a  wonderful 
trip    ...............   the  local operator can  only  be  recommended  for  their  service   AS  YOU  MUST  ALSO  BE ......   no  complaints  &  Chile  was  amazing.    Enid
Mats Ahlstrom (from Sweden)
Hi Laura,
I just want to tell you that we are very happy about our trip to Chile. Everything went according to plan. We were very well taken care of and we had a wonderful time!
Thank you and maybe I will contact you again if we plan an other trip to South America!
Best Regards, Mats
Everett C (from USA)
Hi Laura,
All I can say is WOW!!!!   Chile far exceeded my expectations.  Scenery absolutely spectactular,food great, hotel acomodations excelent I would have liked to stay another month or even the rest of my life.  I was very impressed with all areas of Chile that I visited.
Tour guides and drivers very good. All in all I would rate this tour at 10 out of 10.  For all aspects of the tour.
 

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Trip type:
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Departures:
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