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A trip that showcases the highlights of Chile. Explore its awe-inspiring natural scenery and experience its authentic delicious cuisine.
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14 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing with local English speaking guides and transfers and flights as specified.
From top to bottom Chile will enchant and inspire with its spectacular breathtaking natural landscapes. It is a country where you can delight your palate with diverse flavours and sample local wines, or experience lost civilisations in a land time that time forgot. From the stark other-worldly beauty of the soaring mountain peaks to the most arid desert on earth, the contrasts of Chile are beguiling.
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Explore remote Patagonia, one of the world's last true wilderness areas, and see large glaciers and soaring mountains.
Discover the Atacama Salt Flat, the third largest in the world, and Chile's most famous archaeological site.
The famous stacked hills and winding stairs of the World Heritage City of Valparaiso takes you back in time.
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Upon arrival into Santiago, you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a walking excursion.
Spend the day discovering Santiago. (B)
Enjoy a full day discovering two of Chile’s beachside cities, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Be amazed by the colourful port city of Valparaiso. Famous for its stacked hills and winding stairs, this UNESCO World Heritage city takes you back in time yet has a modern feel. As you climb the winding stone stairs or head up in one of the famous funiculars, you’ll be met with incredible views of the bay. There will be a short break at a local cafe to taste traditional “empanadas”. After lunch head up the coast to Vina del Mar. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama. In the heart of the Atacama, Calama is the gateway to the geological wonders of the central desert. The town of San Pedro de Atacama sits in the driest desert in the world and is the main base for exploring the area. This afternoon visit Moon Valley, an ideal set up for a welcome into the Atacama landscape accompanied by a cocktail during sunset. (B)
This morning after breakfast, you will visit the Atacama Salar and the Altiplanic towns of Toconao and Socaire. Continue with a visit to the altiplanic lagoons of Miscanti-Meniques. Lunch will be included in Socaire with local and typical products. (B)(L)
After breakfast at the hotel depart to the Geysers del Tatio. Enjoy sightseeing on the geothermal field where plumes of steam at boiling point will cover the scenery during a gentle walk through the natural surroundings with breathtaking beauty. On the way back, visit the altiplanic town of San Santiago de Machuca. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological sites of Quitor, Tulor and the complete Archaeological Museum Padre le Paige. (B)
This morning you will transfer back to the airport in Calama for your flight back to Santiago. Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Puerto Montt, gateway to the Chilean Lake District. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel located in Puerto Varas. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)
This afternoon, visit Frutillar. This beautiful village recalls old Bavaria, from where the first settlers came from. Walk around its beautiful old houses, admiring the gardens and the volcanoes Osorno and Puntiagudo. Continue to the Salzburg brewery, where you will learn the process of beer-making and taste the delicious local beer. (B)
Today embark on a journey of natural beauty to Peulla. Board your catamaran to sail across the beautiful lake Todos Los Santos to reach the town of Peulla. Enjoy lunch before returning to Puerto Varas. (B)(L)
This morning you will be transferred to Puerto Montt airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)
Travel by road to your hotel located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, your home for the next three nights. (B)(L)(D)
Spend your days in Torres del Paine National Park which boasts the world’s most stunning array of mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests and a wide variety of animal species. Choose from an array of excursions includng trekking, horseback riding and guided vehicle excursions. (B)(L)(D)
See Day 13 for today's itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Transfer to the airport where your journey ends. (B)
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