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Itinerary

Come and discover the most important highlights in Chile: the Atacama Desert, the Lakes District, Patagonia and Easter Island. With this trip you will enjoy the incredible landscapes, flora and fauna Chile has to offer
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All year round

Itinerary includes the following highlights and activities

 

THIS TOUR IDEA IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

This itinerary has been organized with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities

Day 1

Airport – Santiago de Chile

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

Day 2

Santiago de Chile – San Pedro de Atacama

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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3

Atacama Salt Lake – Altiplanic Lagoons

Atacama Salt LakeThe 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 Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons, 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

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch

Day 4

El Tatio Geysers – Moon Valley

Moon ValleyThis tour starts 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 and Death 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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5

San Pedro de Atacama – Puerto Varas

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. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6

Chiloe Island

Penguin colony Puñihuil

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.

Meals included: Breakfast

Note: Penguin colony is available from October 15th until March 15th. From March 16th until October 14th you will visit the city of Castro instead being the description of the excursion the following:

Castro ChiloeA full day excursion to immerse in the magic of the Chiloe island, where its myths and legends are part of this entertaining and cultural adventure. We will begin our excursion by boarding a ferry that will take us to the other side of the Chacao Channel, after approximately 30 minutes of sailing. Aboard the ferry, we will be able to appreciate stunning landscapes and the marine wildlife, until we reach the beautiful and magic Chiloe island. Once on land, we will go to Dalcahue, where we will visit the famous handicraft market, the marketplace and the church, declared National Monument. Then, we will go to Castro, where we will visit the main square, the local church, declared a World Heritage Site, and the Barrio Gamboa viewpoint, to better appreciate the picturesque traditional buildings standing on wooden pillars over the water, called Palafitos. On our way back, we will visit Ancud, where we will visit the main square, the regional museum, the marketplace and the San Antonio fort. You will be able to take pictures and walk around a place filled with history. Overnight in Puerto Varas.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7

Navigation to Peulla

Navigation to PeullaToday 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

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8

Puerto Varas – Puerto Natales

Transfer to the airport to board your flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the bus station in order to take a bus to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9

Torres del Paine National Park

Torres del Paine National ParkToday we will depart from the hotel very early to start the full day excursion that will take us to the Milodon cave where a giant sloth lived about 12.000 years ago and then to Torres del Paine National Park where we will see the beautiful Torres del Paine range and lakes like Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoe. A short trek will take us to Salto Grande, a very beautiful waterfall, part of the hydrographic net of the park. Then, returning to the main road we will continue towards Grey lake; you will be able to observe the Grey glacier from the beach. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight in Puerto Natales

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch

Day 10

Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers Navigation

Balmaceda and Serrano glaciersToday we will departure from the hotel to the pier in order to start the navigation to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. After 4 hours of navigation we will arrive to Bernardo O´Higgins National Park, where these two glaciers are. During this journey we will see Sea Lion colonies, cormorants, waterfalls and native forest. Condors will be seen from the boat. Once we get to the park we will see from the boat Balmaceda glacier. Afterwards we will dock at Puerto Toro, from where we will start a short trek towards the Serrano glacier. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight in Puerto Natales

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch

Note: October to March daily departures / April to September departures on Sundays

Day 11

Puerto Natales – Santiago de Chile

Today you will be transferred to the bust station in order to take the bus to the airport where you will board your departure flight to Santiago de Chile. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago de Chile.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12

Santiago de Chile – Easter Island

Transfer to the airport in order to take your flight to Easter Island. Upon arrival a short transfer will take you to your hotel. Overnight in Easter Island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13

Ranu Raraku – Ahu Tongariki – Anakena

Anakena beachToday we will drive to the South coast and visit representative examples of not restored platforms, Ahu Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e, and Akahanga, where supposedly the famous king Hotu Matua was buried. Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with crater lake. Then visit Ahu Tongariki (restored with 15 Moais), most recent and biggest restauration on the island. Drive to the East coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Last but not least visit the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahu Nau Nau and Ahu Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. Overnight in Easter Island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14

Orongo – Ranu Kau – Puna Pau – Ahu Akivi

Ahu AkiviWe will drive up the extinct volcano Rano Kau, appreciate on the way a view over the whole island and see its distinct geological features, proceed to an outlook at the crater lake. Afterwards drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the birdman competition took place and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture, enjoy the breathtaking view towards the 3 islets Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao opposite the coast. Drive down again to Ahu Vinapu (not restored) and for some still proof of the influence of preinca architects in Easter Island culture. Last stop is Ana Kai Tangata cave with paintings. Back to the hotel. The second tour is to restored Ahu Akivi with 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. The legend tells us that these statues are representing the 7 explorers who were sent to Rapa Nui by the king Hotu Matua. Proceed to the unrestored Ahu Hanga Poukura. Then visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. We will also visit the ceremonial site of Tahai with 3 Ahus and restored statues, remains of boat houses, a boat ramp and other features. Here we see the only statue with eyes. Overnight in Easter Island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15

Easter Island – Santiago de Chile

Transfer to airport in order to board your departing flight. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago de Chile

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16

Santiago de Chile – Airport

Transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

Included

  • 3 overnights in Santiago de Chile
  • 3 overnights in San Pedro de Atacama
  • 3 overnights in Puerto Varas
  • 3 overnights in Puerto Natales
  • 3 overnights in Easter Island
  • Transfers from/to the different airports
  • All excursions with English speaking guide
  • Meals: 15 breakfasts / 3 lunches

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
  • Entrance fees (National Parks, museums) **
* Domestic flights are available upon request
** Entrance fees 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
  • 3 overnights with breakfast
  • Transfers from/to airport
  • Meals included: 3 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
  • 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
  • PATAGONIA
  • 3 overnights with breakfast in Puerto Natales
  • English speaking guide for all excursions
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Bus ticket to/from Puerto Natales/Punta Arenas
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Navigation to Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers
  • Meals included: 3 breakfasts - 2 lunches
  • EASTER ISLAND
  • 3 overnights with breakfast in Hanga Roa
  • English speaking guide for all excursions
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Ranu Raraku / Anakena / Ahu Tongariki / Te Pito Kura
  • Ranu Kau / Orongo / Ana Kai Tangaka
  • Ahu Akivi / Ahu Vinapu / Puna Pau / Tahai
  • Meals included: 3 breakfasts

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
  • Entrance fees (National Parks, museums) **

* Domestic flights are available upon request

** Entrance fees 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.