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21 days / 20 nights Code: VIS010

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Discover San Pedro de Atacama, Easter Island, Santiago, Valparaiso, Torres del Paine, Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt and Puyuhuapi, all landscapes in the world in one country.

Itinerary

Departures: Thursday or Sunday.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Santiago City Tour.

Reception at Santiago airport, transfer to hotel and then make a City tour around the city visiting the main tourist attractions such as the old districts, the Equestrian club, The San Francisco Church built between the years 1572 to 1618.

The Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, El Correo Central, the Municipality of Santiago, and finally get to Cerro Santa Lucia founded in 1541, majestically located in the middle of the city.
The tour continues with an ascent of Cerro San Cristobal where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Santiago.

Finally we will visit the most fashionable districts of the city. Return to the hotel.

Day 2: Valparaiso.

Departure from the hotel in Santiago to a time coordinate. If time permits and there is availability we will stop at the Veramonte winery to visit its premises and taste their best wines. Then the trip continues up to the city of Valparaiso. City tour and lunch on behalf of passengers in Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Afternoon visit to the city of Viña del Mar to return to Santiago at dusk to an hour to coordinate.

Day 3: Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama.

After breakfast, transfer to Santiago airport to board flight to Calama.

Reception and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, from the airport of Calama. In the afternoon, departure from hotel to the Moon Valley. On the road that links San Pedro to Calama, stop for photographing the Salt Mountain from the gazer. Then in the Moon Valley, will visit the salt statues "Las Tres Marias", the salt mine, the salt caverns and watch the sunset from the large sand dune. Return to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 4: Tour Altiplanic lagoons and Atacama Salt.

Departure 07:00 hrs. from the hotel. Visit Toconao town, typical handicrafts in the Atacama (llama, alpaca, cactus wood and volcanic stone), plus the San Lucas Tower (National Monument and symbol of the town). Their journey includes a visit to the Atacama Salt, entrance to the Los Flamencos National Reserve (Sector Chaxas lagoon). Continue in the direction of the plateau to reach Miscanti and Miñiques to 4.150 m.o.s.l. In the midst of the journey a little stop in the Socaire (3,200 m.o.s.l.) for acclimatization and photograph the small church of San Bartolomé. Return to San Pedro at 19:00 hours. Accommodation.

Day 5: Archaeological Tour.

Breakfast at the hotel. At 09:00 hrs. visit Pukará of Quitor, and the Salt Mountain. Arrive at Tulor ruins over 3.000 years old. Return to San Pedro by the Ayllu Sequitor. Return to the hotel at 13:00 hrs. Rest of the afternoon free. Accommodation.

Day 6: Tatio Geysers / Airport.

Departure early in the morning from the hotel. Arrive at 07:00 hrs. to Tatio Geysers (4.320 m.o.s.l.) Breakfast and trekking to the different geysers and getting into the pool with thermal water. Way back to San Pedro Machuca, a small and picturesque village of atacaman shepherds. Transfer to Calama airport to board flight to Santiago. Airport Hotel Accommodations.

Day 7: Easter Island.

Flight to Easter Island. Airport reception and transfer to hotel of your choice. Half day excursion, visit to Rano Kau volcano, the ceremonial city and temple of Vinapu Orongo.

Day 8: Easter Island.

Full day excursion visiting the temples of Vaihu, Akahanga, Tongariki, Te Pito Kura, Nau Nau, Rano Raraku quarry ending on the beautiful beach of Anakena.

Day 9: Easter Island.

Half day excursion, visit to Ahu Akivi, Te Pahu cave and the quarry of Puna Pau.

Day 10: Easter Island - Santiago.

Transfer from hotel to airport Mataveri. Farewell with traditional collars.

Arriving in Santiago, transfer from Airport to hotel. Free day.

Day 11: Santiago - Punta Arenas - Torres del Paine.

Breakfast and transfer to airport for flight to Punta Arenas.
Reception at Punta Arenas airport (we recommend taking the first flight to Punta Arenas to arrive before 12:00 hrs.). Transfer to the city, free time (lunch on behalf of passengers). At 16:00 hrs. out to visit Otway Penguin, subsequent transfer to local terminal to take a regular bus to the city of Puerto Natales. Duration 03:15 hrs. Arrive to the city, transfer from terminal to hotel, accommodation and lodging.

Day 12: Torres del Paine National Park.

Breakfast. At 09:30 hrs. Departure from Hotel to connect with excursion to Torres del Paine National Park with beautiful views of mountains and lakes as the Sarmiento, Nordenskjold and Pehoe. Its fauna will be present through guanacos and foxes, among others, plus a large number of birds, easily observed during the tour. A short walk will take us to "Salto Grande", a gushing waterfall of the hydrographic network of the park. Then, returning to the main road accesses the administrative headquarters of Conaf to continue to Lake Grey, where after walking (30 minutes) through a millennium forest get to its beach, you can admire lots of icebergs from the glacier. A box lunch is included in the service. Finishing the day we left the tour in a hostel located in the area of Serrano river, natural boundary of the Park.

Day 13: Sailing to Glaciers - Puerto Natales.

Breakfast. At 09:00 hrs. starts the descent of the Rio Serrano Zodiac-type boat for 10 people. Navigational provided warm and waterproof clothing. The 32 km. journey will take 4 hrs. approx., during which we can see beautiful views of this area rarely visited, panoramic and Geike Tyndall Glacier, lush native forests and a series of snow-capped peaks. Finishing the tour will arrive at the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, where we visit the Serrano Glacier. At 14:00 hrs. connection with larger vessel to return to Purta Natales (includes Box Lunch). Accommodation in Puerto Natales.

Day 14: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Puerto Montt.

Breakfast. Schedule to determine transfer to bus terminal to go to Punta Arenas airport to make connection to Puerto Montt. Reception at the El Tepual airport of Puerto Montt and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Varas.

Later we will visit the cities of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, as detailed below:

Departure from the hotel to visit the city of Puerto Varas, founded by German colonists. Then we drive to Mount Calvary where we can see another view of the city. Pass by the center where we will see all commercial activity and then take the main avenue that runs along Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas after meeting we will take the historical route that connects this city with the town of Alerce, to continue our trip to Puerto Montt, capital of Tenth Region, will know its streets, its people and the local architecture, visit the Angelmó with its handicrafts center and the market where we see different kinds of fish and shellfish. Know the fishermen who bring their products in typical boats from nearby islands for sale in the city. We'll have the opportunity to visit a strategic point from where you will appreciate different sightseeing of this prosperous city. Also visit the beach Pelluco. After this we returned to the hotel.

Day 15: Trip to Chiloe.

Departure from the hotel to the magical island of Chiloe. We go to Puerto Montt and then take the path leading us to the small town of Pargua. Here take a ferry to cross the Chacao Channel, we will see the great variety of seabirds and friskys Toninas (small dolphins) that will accompany us in the trip, for about 30 minutes. Once in Chacao take a rural road that will lead to Caulin Bay, where we will see a center of nesting migratory birds. After this visit we will travel towards the city of Ancud, where lunch. Afternoon visit the main attractions of the city, ie the Regional Museum of Ancud, Fort San Antonio, Arenas Gruesas Beach, Huaihuén Hill and the market where we can find different variety of seafood and crafts. In the afternoon return to Puerto Varas.

Day 16: Excursion to Petrohué.

Departure from the hotel to the Ensenada village. Bordering the Llanquihue lake we Hill visit places such as Pescado river, Arthur port, Los Riscos, until arrive to the Ensenada village, here we will take the route which takes us to Petrohué for visiting the falls of the same name. We will enter to the park and we will begin a slow trekking for the path until arrive to the falls. We will look the great quantity of water which down of the Todos Los Santos lake for this enormous dough of crystalline lava. We will have the opportunity for photographing this places, we will walk for the path, alter we will continue our trip till the Todos Los Santos lake or Esmeralda and we will be able to enjoy of the beautiful landscape formed for the Osorno volcano, forests and the spectacular turquoise color of the lake. After that we will come back to the Ensenada village to lunch a delicious plate. By the afternoon we will come back to the hotel in Puerto Varas.

Day 17:

Breakfast in Hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Balmaceda.
Reception in the Balmaceda airport. We begin our tour through the Aysen region, crossing during 45 min Patagonian pampas to reach the city of Coyhaique. After a short visit to the city, we continue on, following the Simpson River until we reach Puerto Chacabuco (1:15 hrs.), where the Patagonia Express catamaran waits to take us on a 5-hour cruise through the southern fjords and channels to reach our destination: the Termas de Puyuhuapi, Hotel & SPA.

Day 18: Termas de Puyuhuapi, Hotel & Spa.

The hotel offers thermal outdoor pools at the edge of the sea, paths for walks through the cold forest, visits to the Queulat National Park with its Hanging Glacier, bicycle trips along the Austral Highway, or, if you wish, you can explore the Dorita Bay in boats or kayaks. The SPA’s facilities are complete. Enjoy its large hydro-massage pool, Jacuzzis, spring-water fountain, and steam sauna, and then reap the benefits of thalassotherapy sessions, relaxation massages, and facial and other treatments. The staff has prepared a variety of activities guaranteed to make your stay a unique experience.

Day 19: Puyuhuapi - San Rafael Lagoon - Chacabuco.

Our day begins early. At 7:00 a.m. we board the Patagonia Express catamaran and begin our journey through the austral fjords on our way to the San Rafael Lagoon.

Sailing through a number of channels, we finally reach the Tempanos River, which leads us to the San Rafael Lagoon, home to a millenarian glacier. After a visit of approximately 2 hours, we begin our return trip, arriving in Puerto Chacabuco around 10:30 pm, where we will be transferred to the hotel in this port.

Day 20: Chacabuco - Balmaceda - Santiago.

After breakfast, we will travel by bus on the road that borders the Simpson River, from Chacabuco to Coyhaique and then continue on to the Balmaceda airport to board flight to Santiago. Reception at Santiago airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 21: Santiago - Airport.

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.


End of services.

Activities

Important:
- The hotels included in this program are the especified above or similar category.
- Rates for a minimun of 2 passengers.
Includes:
- 5 Nights of lodging in Santiago.
- 3 Nights of lodging in San Pedro de Atacama.
- 3 Nights of lodging in Easter Island.
- 2 Nights of lodging in Puerto Natales.
- 1 Night of lodging in Torres del Paine.
- 3 Nights of lodging in Puerto Varas.
- 2 Nights of lodging in Termas de Puyuhuapi Hotel & SPA. (full board)
- 1 Night of lodging in Puerto Chacabuco or Coyhaique.
- All ground transportation.
- Parks tickets.
- Excursions in the itinerary.
- Sailing aboard the Patagonia Express Catamaran.
Does not included:
- Extras not specified in the itinerary.
- Tips.
- Air tickets.
- Travel insurance.
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, except in Patagonia Express Catamaran.

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