Lakes & Patagonia

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Itinerary

In only 9 days, you will be able to discover two of the most important highlights in Chile: Lakes District and Chilean Patagonia including Torres del Paine
AVAILABILITY
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 – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

Today you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Puerto Montt. 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 3

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 4

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 5

Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

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. 

Day 6

Torres del Paine National Park

Breakfast  Excursion  Lunch

Today, 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 this from the beach. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight in Puerto Natales. 

Day 7

Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers Navigation

Breakfast  Navigation  Lunch

Today 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. 

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

Day 8

Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile

Breakfast  Transfer  Transfer

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. 

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 Puerto Varas
  • 3 overnights in Puerto Natales
  • Transfers from/to the different airports
  • All excursions with English speaking guide
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts / 2 lunches
  • Petrohue Falls entrance fee
  • Ancud Museum entrance fee
  • Milodon Cave entrance fee
  • Torres del Paine NP 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: 3 breakfasts
  • 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
  • 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
  • Milodon Cave entrance fee
  • Torres del Paine NP 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

Rates

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- Validity of rates: January 1st 2019 - March 31st 2020
- Rates are valid only for non-resident foreign tourists in Chile

Notes

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- Available: All Year round / Departures: Daily
- Day 3: Penguin colony from October 15th until March 15th. From March 16th until October 14th visit to Castro instead
- Day 6: October to March Lunch included / April to September Box Lunch included
- Day 7: October to March daily departures / April to September departures on Sundays
- Excursions are in shared service with bilingual tour guide (Spanish-English). Private packages can be organized

Distances

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- Distance from Santiago de Chile to Puerto Montt: 1020 km / 634 mi (1:45 hours flight)
- Distance from Puerto Montt (airport) to Puerto Varas: 20 km / 13 mi (0:30 hs by car)
- Distance from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas: 1309 km / 813 mi (2:20 hours flight)
- Distance from Punta Arenas (airport) to Puerto Natales: 246 km / 153 mi (3:00 hs by car)
- Distance from Punta Arenas to Santiago de Chile: 2190 km / 1361 mi (3:25 hours flight)

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.