Atacama & Lakes

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Itinerary

You will discover two of the most important highlights in Chile, visiting the Atacama desert and the Lakes district
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All year round
Day 1

Airport – Santiago de Chile

Transfer

Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago de Chile.

Day 2

Santiago de Chile – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

Transfer to the airport in order to take your flight to Calama. Arrival and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Day 3

Atacama Salt Lake – Altiplanic Lagoons

Breakfast  Excursion  Lunch

The journey starts with a visit to the Toconao village. This place stands out for its patrimonial architecture, for the San Lucas church and its bell tower. The main source of employment in this village is agriculture and craftwork. We will continue our journey to Chaxa Lagoon , a landscape of spectacular beauty, divided in several water mirrors, where many flamencos and other birds like Paringas live. Later, we will continue to the High Plateau in order to go over the lagoons Miscanti and Miñinques, located more than 4200 mts. above sea level. This place is a surprising destination, habitat of a wide variety of birds and surrounded by impressive volcanoes. Finally, we will visit the Jere valley. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Day 4

El Tatio Geysers & Machuca – Moon Valley

Breakfast  Excursion

This tour stars very early in the morning in order to observe the sunrise in one of the most important geothermic fields in the world: the Tatio Geysers. There are over 70 geysers with pools of boiling water spurting vapor. We will then enjoy a deserved breakfast in this amazing setting, in the shadows of the Andes. On our way back to San Pedro de Atacama, We will visit the village of Machuca, a truly atacameño village of just 20 houses. The inhabitants of Machuca will offer you hand crafted Andean souvenirs,as well as typical food from the region such as llama meat, sopaipillas and empanadas. In the afternoon we will visit the Moon Valley . In our journey we will be able to enjoy the beauty delivered by extravagant forms that the cordillera mountain range gives us encouraging to imagination and reflection for your peace of mind. we will enjoy one of the best views of the Andes and its volcanoes. Finally we will watch the sunset that through its colorful gives us a wonderful end to our tour. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Day 5

San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

Today you will be transferred to Calama in order to take your flight to Puerto Montt via Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival you will be taken to Puerto Varas, known as the “City of Roses”, located on the shores of Llanquihue lake. Here you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco and the beach in the summer months. Overnight in Puerto Varas. 

Day 6

Chiloe Island

Breakfast  Excursion

This excursion allows us to visit the northern part of the Chiloe Island and the Gulf of Ancud. We will get to know its history and its forts, customs and legends. After traveling across the Chacao Channel, watching a large variety of birds and sea lions, we will get to the village of Chacao and will visit its church and have a look at this lovely place with its colorful wooden houses. We will continue our journey to Caulin, a characteristic cove whose activity is collecting seafood and seaweeds and growing oysters. It is also a privileged place because of the large number of migratory birds that get to it. Travel to the south west coast of the island of Chiloe to reach some islands in the Pacific Ocean where a colony of Magellanic and Humboldt Penguins which can be seen in the summer season, from October until March. This is the only place in the Pacific where these species are found as they migrate in the summer season. Overnight in Puerto Varas.

Note: Penguin colony from October 15th until March 15th. From March 16th until October 14th visit to Castro instead

Day 7

Navigation to Peulla

Breakfast  Navigation

Today we will be driving along the shores of Llanquihue lake and passing through the town of Ensenada before we reach Vicente Perez Rosales National Park with its magnificent lush evergreen forests. A gravel road leads us to the famous Petrohue falls where we will stop and take a short walk to admire the series of rapids and waterfalls formed long ago by cooling lava from the volcanoes. Continuing we will reach the Petrohue pier where the modern catamaran departs to cross Todos los Santos lake. During the navigation you will be able to enjoy the magnificent presence of the Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes with their different shapes and colours. After 2 hours of navigation we will reach Peulla on the Eastern end of the Todos los Santos lake. Here we will have time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Peulla. You can walk to the waterfall “Cascada de la Novia” through the native Valdivian rainforest. In the late afternoon we will return to Petrohue and by bus to Puerto Varas. Overnight in Puerto Varas. 

Day 8

Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Santiago de Chile

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

Transfer to the airport to board your flight. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago de Chile. 

Day 9

Santiago de Chile – Airport

Breakfast  Transfer  

Transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.

Included

  • 2 overnights in Santiago de Chile
  • 3 overnights in San Pedro de Atacama
  • 3 overnights in Puerto Varas
  • Transfers from/to the different airports
  • All excursions with English speaking guide
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts / 1 lunch
  • Atacama Salt Lake entrance fee
  • Altiplanic Lagoons entrance fee
  • Moon Valley entrance fee
  • El Tatio Geysers entrance fee
  • Petrohue Falls entrance fee
  • Ancud Museum entrance fee

Not Included

  • Domestic flights *
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Any optional tour not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff, etc.
  • Personal travel insurance
* Domestic flights are available upon request

PAYMENT METHODS

A deposit fee must be received at the moment of the booking. Once the deposit is received, a printable document describing the itinerary with all the information about each service involved will be sent. balance must be received within a minimum of 45 days before the arrival of the passengers.

 

In order to make the payments you have the following methods:

 

  1. Credit Card.
  2. Bank transfer.

Included

In this circuit
  • SANTIAGO DE CHILE
  • 2 overnights with breakfast
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • Meals included: 2 breakfasts
  • SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
  • 3 overnights with breakfast
  • English speaking guide for all excursions
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Atacama Salt Lake & Altiplanic Lagoons
  • Moon Valley
  • El Tatio Geysers & Machuca
  • Meals included: 3 breakfasts - 1 lunch
  • Atacama Salt Lake entrance fee
  • Altiplanic Lagoons entrance fee
  • Moon Valley entrance fee
  • El Tatio Geysers entrance fee
  • LAKES DISTRICT
  • 3 overnights with breakfast in Puerto Varas
  • English speaking guide for all excursions
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Chiloe Island
  • Navigation to Peulla including Petrohue falls
  • Meals included: 3 breakfasts
  • Petrohue Falls entrance fee
  • Ancud Museum entrance fee

Not included

In this circuit
  • Domestic flights *
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Tips to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff, room service
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance

* Domestic flights are available upon request

The pins, markers or locations shown in the following map (Google Map) are referential and do not constitute a specific location or destination of the circuit, tour or program.