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Magic of Chile

Santiago - Atacama - Puerto Varas - Torres del Paine - Viņa del Mar (12 days / 11 nts)  From $N/A

Moon valley, Valle de la Luna

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 Atacama - The colonial church of San Pedro de Atacamato 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 TaAtacama - El Tatio Geysers early in the morning, close to San Pedro de Atacamatio 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; faPatagonia - Church of Quinchoa, Chiloemous 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 thChile - Looking towards the Horns of Paine, Torres del Paine, Chilee 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)

Tour includes: 11 overnights with breakfast, 1 lunch box , Farewell lunch Casablanca Valley, transfers and excursions with driver and bilingual guide, entrance fees, surprise gift.

Not included: International and domestic Flights, airport taxes beverages, porter, gratuities, personal expenses.

Notes:
-Prices per person in USDollars.   
- Regular shared tour: Service with Spanish/English speaking guide. Sequence of excursions may vary depending on departure day. Local English speaking guides in each region. No farewell dinner in Puerto Natales included in this Regular shared program. 
- Regular shared  tour: season starts from 01 November and end on 31 of March. Minimum 2 travelers.
- Private tour: All services are private except the service on the catamaran to Peulla in the Lake Todos Los Santos in the Lake District.