Stunning scenery and wildlife in Chile
Stunning scenery and wildlife in Chile
Santiago, the capital of Chile
Santiago, the capital of Chile
Laguna Chaxa, Flamingo National Park & San Pedro de Atacama
Laguna Chaxa, Flamingo National Park & San Pedro de Atacama
Vina del Mar, Chile
Vina del Mar, Chile
Geothermal Scenery in El Tatio, Chile
Geothermal Scenery in El Tatio, Chile
Balmaceda Glacier & Serrano Mountain Scenery, Chile
Balmaceda Glacier & Serrano Mountain Scenery, Chile
Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia
Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia

Chile Express; North and Patagonia

9 nights from €2,899 per person Including Flights

Overview

Chile is a beautiful, completely diverse land of extreme landscapes and stunning scenery, from towering volcanoes, azure lagoons and vast glacial fields, to arid deserts, parched dunes and deep, ancient forests.

Throughout 9 nights of explorative adventure, you’ll discover an expanse of Chile’s breath-taking natural wonders, indigenous villages, historic cities and remarkable attractions, before flying over to the magnificent Patagonian region, which encompasses both Chile and Argentina, all the way to the very tip of the continent. Capturing some of the planet’s finest, most untouched natural beauty, Chilean Patagonia is home to one of the largest and most popular parks in the entire region; Torres Del Paine National Park is a UNESCO-Listed Biosphere Reserve, celebrated by travellers and explorers all around the globe for its scenic natural beauty and extraordinary wildlife (TUR).

Highlights

  • Delve into the history, culture and stunning scenery of Santiago on a full city tour, including a drive up to San Cristobal Hill for magnificent views over the city and Andes mountains
  • Explore the beautiful Pacific Coast Beaches and gorgeous garden city of Vina del Mar
  • Soak up the quirky, sixteenth-century architecture of Valparaiso, an attractive and eclectic UNESCO World-Heritage Site
  • Visit Salt Mountain, Mars Valley and Moon Valley, witnessing a spectacular show of dancing sunset reflections over the gorgeous landscapes in the evening
  • Witness the Chaxa, Meniques and Miscanti Lagoons, showcasing magnificent views over the Flamingos National Reserve and ancient volcano formations from the Andes
  • Explore the geothermal wonderland of Tatio as the sun rises through steaming geysers, and soak up the warm, therapeutic waters of the natural hot springs
  • Immerse in the local culture in the small indigenous village of Machuca, home to no more than 20 houses and a church – where you may be able to spot llamas, alpacas, ducks, Andean gulls and flamingos
  • Embark on a full-day boating and hiking sightseeing tour of the Ultima Esperanza Fjord, Mount Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier
  • Explore the majestic Milodon Caves, which treasure the stories and experiences of the first human groups in the continent
  • Encounter the stunning glaciers, emerald lakes, towering granite pillars and expansive windswept valleys of Torres del Paine National Park, a part of UNESCO’s biosphere reserve system and one of South America’s finest parks
Whats included?
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  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
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Day 1

Santiago

Upon arrival at Santiago’s airport, meet for a reception and take a private transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy your first guided tour around the highlights of Santiago, including ‘Plaza de Armas’ in the downtown district, as well as the Cathedral Ahumada Boulevard and the Government Palace. Then, by private vehicle, you will visit the main avenues of old Santiago, crossing the bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista to drive up the San Cristobal Hill, offering magnificent panoramic views of the city and Andes Mountain Range. After soaking up the glorious landscapes, you will be returned to the modern part of Santiago to explore its chic neighbourhoods and shopping centres.

Day 2

Santiago – Vina del Mar – Valparaiso – Santiago

After breakfast in the morning, depart from the hotel and travel through the Casablanca and Curacavi valleys on the way to the Pacific Coast. On arrival, you’ll visit the beautiful beaches of Las Salinas and Renaca, before continuing to the garden city of Vina del Mar, known for its collection of gorgeous parks and vibrant floral displays. Whilst in this attractive town, visit the Municipal Casino Building and wander down the picturesque, colourful avenues leading towards the stunning beachfront. In the afternoon, continue to the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Valparaiso, where stairways and old funicular lifts lead up to the 44 hills on which the city is built upon. The architecture of this quirky town is attractive and eclectic, with many buildings dating back to the sixteenth century. Return to Santiago for your overnight stay.

Breakfast included.

Day 3

Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

In the morning, you’ll take a transfer from your hotel to the airport in plenty of time to catch a flight to Calama. Upon arrival, you’ll take a 1h30m transfer to the spectacular village of San Pedro de Atacama, heading through the Domekyo and Salt Mountain Ranges along the way. In the afternoon, visit Mars Valley (also known as Death Valley), the Salt Mountains and the Moon Valley, from where you’ll delight in a spectacular sunset over this dramatic landscape.

Breakfast included.

Day 4

San Pedro de Atacama

Today you will travel over 350 kilometres, exploring the towns of Toconao and Socaire, and the Chaxa Lagoon in the Atacama Salt Flat, a popular habitat for pink flamingos. The excursion continues towards the Meniques and Miscanti Altiplanic Lagoons, which are set 4,500 metres above sea level; this area is also part of the Flamingos National Reserve, showcasing phenomenal views of ancient volcanoes which were formed when the Andes Mountain Range rose from the sea millions of years ago. Lunch will be enjoyed in a local restaurant.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 5

San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Santiago

It’s an early morning start today as you depart from the hotel at 4am to the Tatio Geysers in time for sunrise. On arrival, tuck into a breakfast box before enjoying a gentle guided walk around this geothermal wonderland, observing the natural steam columns as the sun rises over the Andes Mountains. Here, you will also have the chance to bathe in the natural hot springs, with thermal waters of 30°C. Next, you will visit the small indigenous village of Machuca, home to no more than 20 houses and a church – where you may be able to spot llamas, alpacas, ducks, Andean gulls and flamingos. Return to San Pedro, and in the afternoon, transfer to Calama Airport to board your next flight too Santiago – on arrival, transfer to your hotel located near to the airport.

Day 6

Santiago – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Santiago Airport to board a flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival, you’ll board a public bus to Puerto Natales, from where you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

Breakfast included.

Day 7

Puerto Natales

Today you will enjoy a full-day excursion to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. Early in the morning, you’ll have breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a picturesque three-hour sail around the stunning Ultima Esperanza Fjord. Afterwards, you’ll arrive at the thousand-year-old Mount Balmaceda glacier, home to the habitats of cormorants and sea lions; at the end of the fjord, you’ll walk around ¾ of a mile along a path in a beautiful native forest, set at the foot of the Serrano Glacier, from where you’ll have lots of time to admire this gigantic natural wonder. In the afternoon, you’ll return to your hotel in Puerto Natales for an overnight stay.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 8

Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine National Park

It’s another full-day excursion today, visiting the famous UNESCO-Listed Torres del Paine National Park. After breakfast, you’ll depart from the hotel and travel 30 minutes to the Milodon Caves, declared a national monument in 1993, the caves treasure the stories and experiences of the first human groups in the continent, who came seeking refuge from the unpredictable weather and wild animals. The journey continues through Patagonia scrub and steppes full of abundant wildlife and herds of sheep, up to Torres Del Paine. Within the park, a large variety of native fauna, particularly guanacos, can be observed. Explore the Salto Grande of the Pehoe River, and visit Lake Pehoe and Lake Grey, showcasing magnificent views of the Grey Glacier in the distance. Return to Puerto Natales for your overnight stay.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 9

Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Santiago

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the bus station and board a public bus to Punta Arenas Airport in time for your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago, transfer from the airport to your hotel and spend the rest of your final day at leisure.

Breakfast included.

Day 10

Santiago

Today marks as the end of an incredible adventure. Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel, and catch your scheduled transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Breakfast included.

  • 9 nights of hotel accommodation
  • International flights
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • All guided tours, excursions and transport as per itinerary

What’s Not Included

  • Room upgrades, early check-in and late check-out
  • Tours, excursions and transport not mentioned in itinerary
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned as included in itinerary

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