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10 Nights Standard from €4,169 per Person Including Flights

  • Included:
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  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
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Overview

With a stunning contrast of natural beauty and fascinating cityscape, Chile is a multifaceted country that inspires adventure. This brilliant 10-night, small group tour embodies this sense of discovery, taking you to remote towns and astonishing national parks to give you a colourful taste of what Chile is all about.

Starting and ending in Santiago, this interesting adventure takes you to some of Chile’s most breath-taking areas, including Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas’ amazing lakes, waterfalls and volcanoes. You’ll even explore Torres del Paine National Park, known for its soaring mountains, breath-taking icebergs, and elusive guanacos in the grasslands. There’s plenty of comfort too, including three nights all-inclusive at Hotel Rio Serrano, perched near Torres del Paine (SAT).

Highlights

  • Explore vibrant Santiago
  • Discover Puerto Varas’ natural beauty
  • Enjoy a tour of Puerto Montt
  • Journey through Punta Arenas
  • Embark on fun excursions at Torres del Paine National Park
  • Treat yourself to three all-inclusive nights at Hotel Rio Serrano

Details

Day 1 (Monday)

Santiago

On your first day, you will transfer to your hotel before embarking on a fascinating half-day city tour of bustling Santiago. Vibrant and trendy, Santiago is a cosmopolitan hub of Latino nightlife, art galleries, colourful festivals and verdant parks.

Your tour begins in the downtown area, before taking you along the city’s famous main avenue, Alameda, to see iconic attractions including Santa Lucia Hill and San Francisco Church. Next is a trip to the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral, before exploring the Central Market. After that, you’ll journey across the Mapocho River to discover the idyllic Bellavista district and San Cristobal Hill. The view at the top of the hill is stunning – overlooking the whole of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. The tour will end by passing through the modern residential areas of Santiago.

Overnight: Classic - Hotel Principado Express 3* (Standard Room), or Deluxe - Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* (Standard Room)

Day 2

Santiago

Today is free for you to explore the city as you wish. There’s a couple of great optional excursions that you could choose from: a full day excursion to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar – two gorgeous and historical port cities close by to Santiago, or a wine pairing at Vinolia – a wonderful theatre venue that offers an audiovisual tasting experience.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Principado Express 3* (Standard Room), or Deluxe - Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* (Standard Room)

Day 3

Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

Your day begins with a transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Montt (not included). Once there, you’ll be met at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel is Puerto Varas, which is 12 miles away.

Overlooking Lago Llanquihue, one of Chile’s largest and most picturesque lakes, Puerto Varas is a beautiful destination. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast included

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Cabana del Lage 4* (Standard Room), Deluxe – Hotel Cabana del Lage 4* (Superior Room)

Day 4

Puerto Varas

Today you will join a brilliant full-day tour to discover what the surrounding area has to offer. The excursion begins with a 2 hours cruise along Todos los Santos Lake, an emerald-hue lake surrounding by verdant forest. Along the way, you’ll come across Petrohué Waterfalls and the magnificent Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes, before arriving in the small ecological village of Peulla.

Though only being home to 120 people, Peulla is a great spot to enjoy a few outdoorsy activities. After your cruise, you’ll have time to horse ride, enjoy a 4x4 safari and ziplining before transferring back to your hotel.

Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Cabana del Lage 4* (Standard Room), Deluxe – Hotel Cabana del Lage 4* (Superior Room)

Day 5

Puerto Varas

Day five is free for you to enjoy as you wish. You may want to join in on the optional full day excursion to Chiloe island, a beautiful destination with picturesque waterfronts and stilted houses. The tour journeys to Castro, Rio Gamboa, and Dalcahue, taking in gorgeous squares, churches and even a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Cabana del Lage 4* (Standard Room), Deluxe – Hotel Cabana del Lage 4* (Superior Room)

Day 6

Puerto Vara – Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas

The day begins with a transfer to the airport in Puerto Montt, enjoying a sightseeing tour of the city along the way. The tour includes exploring Reloncavi Bay, Tenglo Island, and the town centre, as well as visiting the traditional fish and seafood marker, Angelmó.

You’ll then board a flight to Punta Arenas (flight not included), where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Rey Don Felipe 3* (Standard Room), Deluxe – Hotel Cabo de Hornos 4* (Standard Room)

Day 7

Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine National Park

Your morning begins with a half-day tour of Punta Arenas. The southernmost continental town of South America, your tour starts with a walk along Avenida Independencia to see the impressive monuments. Then, you’ll reach Cerro La Cruz and take in the beautiful views of Punta Arenas – including its colourful roofs, and Tierra del Fuego Island in the distance.

Once back at your hotel, you’ll be picked up in the early afternoon and driven into the incredible Torres del Paine National Park, a stunning area characterised by its huge sheep farms, barren landscape, and the Patagonian steppe.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Rio Serrano 4* (Standard Room), Deluxe – Hotel Rio Serrano 4* (Superior Room)

Day 8

Torres del Paine National Park

Today you are free to enjoy the wonderful all-inclusive amenities at Hotel Rio Serrano. Your package includes:

  • Welcome drink
  • All meals (buffet)
  • Entry fees to National Park Torres del Paine
  • Bilingual staff guided excursions (calendar and weather dependent)
  • Open bar (excluding premium liqueurs, wines and beers)
  • WiFi in room and common areas
  • Access to SPA with heated pool
  • 35% discount on massage services

There are plenty of excursions you could take part in, including a full day trek of Las Torres Base, a half day trek to Sarmiento Beach, and a half day horseback ride by Nutria River.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Rio Serrano 4* (Standard Room), Deluxe – Hotel Rio Serrano 4* (Superior Room)

Day 9

Torres del Paine National Park

Day 9 is another day to pamper yourself with the all-inclusive amenities and fantastic excursions at Hotel Rio Serrano.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Rio Serrano 4* (Standard Room), Deluxe – Hotel Rio Serrano 4* (Superior Room)

Day 10

Torres del Paine – Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile

Wake early in the morning for your transfer to Punta Arenas airport, for your flight to Santiago (not included). Once there, you’ll be transferred to your hotel where you can relax for the rest of the day.

Breakfast included.

Overnight: Classic – Hotel Principado Express 3* (Standard Room), Deluxe – Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* (Standard Room)

Day 11

Santiago de Chile

Today marks the end of your tour. You will be transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.

Breakfast included.

  • International & internal flights
  • 10 nights of accommodation – including three all-inclusive nights at Hotel Rio Serrano
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Internal airport transfers
  • Small group tour with max of 16 travellers
  • English speaking local guides
  • Activities: Half day city tour of Santiago, full day excursion to Petrohue, Todos Los Santos and Peulla, sightseeing tour of Puerto Montt, half day city tour of Punta Arenas, excursions at Hotel Rio Serrano.

What’s Not Included

  • Optional activities e.g. full day tour to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar, wine pairing at Vinolia, full day trip to Chiloe Castro y Dalcahue

Local 2019 Departure Dates

21 Jan, 4 Mar, 23 Sep, 28 Oct and 25 Nov

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