Circuit: Torres del Paine, Valparaíso and Lakes District
10 days / 9 nights Code: VIS008
Places you will see
- Base de las Torres del Paine
- Santa Lucia Hill
- Balmaceda Glacier
- Grey Glacier
- Serrano Glacier
- Chiloe Island
- Grey Lake
- Llanquihue Lake
- Nordenskjold Lake
- Pehoe Lake
- Todos los Santos Lake
- Llanquihue and Todos los Santos Lakes
- Macizo del Paine
- Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
- Torres del Paine National Park
- Plaza de Armas
- Puerto Montt
- Puerto Montt and Angelmo
- Puerto Natales
- Puerto Varas
- Punta Arenas
- Serrano River
- Saltos del Petrohue
- Santiago and Farellones
- Seno Otway
- Torres del Paine
- Torres del Paine and Puerto Natales
- Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
- Viña del Mar
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Spectacular circuit to the best of south of Chile and Torres del Paine. Visiting Lake Llanquihue, Todos Los Santos, Chiloé and Petrohue falls with its turquoise waters. The trip continues towards the extreme south visiting Torres del Paine National Park.
Validity: October to March.
Day 01 Santiago City Tour
Reception at Santiago airport. Transfer to choosen hotel City tour in Santiago visiting the main tourist attractions, such as, old district, Club Hípico, San Francisco church built between 1572 and 1618. Government Palace, Main square, Central Post office, Santa Lucía Hill founded in 1541, majesticly located in the center of the city. The trip follows until San Cristóbal Hill where a panoramic view of Santiago city is appreciated. Finally we will visit the most modern district in the city. Come back to hotel. Lodging
Day 02: Santiago - Valparaíso / Viña del Mar
We begin the route from your hotel, in a trip of 120 kilometers to the Pacific Ocean. Here we will apreciate the great variety of the landscape of Curacaví Valley to follow until Casablanca Valley known mainly by the great production of white wine Sauvignon Blanc among others. Arriving to Valparaíso (Main port of our country), recently declared Cultural Humanity Patrimony by UNESCO. We will be supraised by its houses in the hills it makes Valparaíso a very beautiful city. We shall visit the main atractives of the city: Victoria square, Sotomayor square, Glorias Navales Monument, 21 de Mayo Boulevard; (we will follow up to the viewing point to apreciate this wonderful port, one of the most important of our country), we also walk among its hills in its differents elevators, (1883-1902) to be in contact with the port enviroment. We follow the trip until Viña Del Mar, known like Garden city. In this place we see the flower match, Casino and Reñaca; place where we will stop to lunch, after that we will make a short walk by the beach. Arriving to Santiago, by coastal way we will show and visit Quinta Vergara, place known due to International Song Festival. Come back to Santiago finishing in your hotel. Lodging.
Day 03 Santiago - Puerto Varas – Frutillar.
Transfer to Santiago airport. Flight to Puerto Montt. Reception in the El Tepual airport (Puerto Montt) transfer to the hotel in Puerto Varas. After that we will visit the city Frutillar, as it says follow:
we will initiate our tour to Frutillar for the west bank of the Llanquihue Lake. In our tour we will visit the Llanquihue's industrial city where we will accede to a rural way used by the farmers of the zone. Along the route, it is possible to observe the agricultural activity - cattle. Arriving to Frutillar, you can feel a different atmosphere where the pleasant life is mixed with beautiful gardens, coloring houses, and tea lounges. In its great Museo Colonial Alemán is shown the history of the German settlement in the region. Return to Puerto Varas, accommodation.
Day 04: Excursion to Chiloe island
Departure from the hotel to the magical island of Chiloé. We will go to Puerto Montt and alter we Hill take the route which take us to the little village of Pargua. Here we will take a ferry to cross the Chacao channel; we will see the great variety of sea birds and the friskys Toninas (little dolphins) which will go with us in the trip, during 30 minutes aprox.
When we will arrive in Chacao we will take a rural way which take us to the Caulín bay, in this place we will appreciate a nest of migratory birds center. After that peculiar visit our trip continues until Ancud city, where we will lunch. By the evening we will visit the main attractives of the city, such as, Ancud Regional Museum, San Antonio Fort, Arenas Gruesas beach, Huaihuén hill and the market where we will find different sea products and variety handicrafts. By the afternoon we will come back to the hotel in Puerto Varas.
Day 05: Tour to Petrohué, Todos los Santos Lake and Peulla
Breakfast at the hotel. At 08:30 hrs., we will initiate the excursion beginning the tour visiting the falls of the Petrohué River. Later we will arrive to Petrohué to embark in the navigation that will take us to Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants. It is part of the famous tourist circuit Cruce Andino. The navigation has a duration of 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately, from where can be observed the volcanoes Osorno, Puntiagudo, and Tronador, besides a privileged view of the Margarita island. In Peulla you have the opportunity to do some of the excursions of adventure (with additional cost for the passengers) as canopy, cavalcades, fishing excursions, ride in jetboat, and a safari offered in this paradise of the nature. These tours can be taken in the navigation. Return to Puerto Varas, accommodation.
Day 06: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas – Otway Penguin colony - Puerto Natales
Breakfast in Hotel. Transfer to the airport.Flight to Punta Arenas (We recommend you to take the first flights to arrive earlier to Punta Arenas).
Reception at the airport of Punta Arenas. Transfer to the downtown to store your luggage and waiting time to take a regular bus departing to Puerto Natales at 16:00 hrs. (249 Km. / 03 hrs.) There is one stop on the way to visit Penguin colony at Otway. Arrival to Puerto Natales at 22:00 hrs aprox. Accommodation.
Day 07: Torres del Paine National Park Excursion
Breakfast. At 07:30 hrs. departure from your hotel to begin the full day excursion that will drive us first to Cave of the Milodon (Natural Monument) and later to Torres del Paine National Park where we will have a panoramic view of Paine mountains as welcome. Also we will admire lakes such as Sarmiento ,Nordenskjold, and Pehoe. Its fauna will be present through guanacos, foxes among others and big variety of birds of easy observation during the trip. A short trek will take us to a big waterfall called Salto Grande which is part of park hidrographical net. Later, retaking the main way, it access to CONAF central office, to continue to Grey Lake, where after a 30 minutes walk through a millenium forest we will get to its beach to admire a great number leading offs floes from glacier. A box lunch is included. The end of this day will be dropping off in a Hosteria located in Serrano River area, border of the park.Accommodation.
Day 08: Trekking to the Base of the Towers or Navigation through Grey Lake
Breakfast. Excursión with English speaking guide to the Base of the Towers (we have other optional tours as well). Trekking of 8 hrs. (medium-high difficulty) through a trail that goes into Ascencio Valley. It is possible to cross among lenga and coihues native forests. When the forest ends, the trekking will consists on big rocks that were in a moment crawled by a glacier. If the climatic conditions allow it, you will be a privileged tourist that could admire these three granite towers (South, Central and North Tower). After 1 hour of pictures and admiration, the bus returns to the Hosteria. Accommodation. This trip includes lunch type box lunch.
Navigation through Grey Lake
Breakfast. Transfer at 07:30 hrs. from the Hosteria to Grey Lake area to start a sailing trip through Grey Lake up to get to the wonderful walls of Grey Glacier. This tour takes 3 hours round trip and depends on climatic conditions. It includes menu lunch in Hosteria Lago Grey. At 15:00 hrs, return to your Hosteria.
Notes: We recomend you to take the first navigation departing at 09:00am so you will be able to walk near Hosteria by your own during the afternoon.
Day 09: Sailing down Serrano River– Punta Arenas.
Breakfast. At 09:00 hrs. you will start a sailing trip down Serrano River with zodiac boats with capacity for 10 people. It includes waterproof clothes. The route is 32 kms and it lasts 4 hours. It is possible to get a beautiful view of this area not so visited such as Tyndall and Geike Glaciers, leafy native forests and several places covered with snow.
Ending this excursión you will arrive to Bernardo O’Higgins National Park where there is a walk to get closer Serrano Glacier. (1 hr.) At 14:00 there is a connection with a bigger vessel to return to Puerto Natales. It includes menu lunch in Perales Farm House. Once in Puerto Natales, there is a next bus departing to Punta Arenas. Transfer to your Hotel. Accommodation.
Day 10: Punta Arenas
Breakfast. Free morning to visit main sights in Punta Arenas by your own or by taking an opcional excursión near city. Afterwards, transfer to the airport. End of our services.
Next season rates(Oct/01/2013 hasta Mar/31/2014)
Rates in USD (US Dollars), per person, per night
- USD Dollar
- CLP Chilean Peso
- 2 nights in Santiago.
- 3 nights in Puerto Varas.
- 1 nights in Puerto Natales.
- 2 nights in Parque Torres del Paine.
- 1 night in Punta Arenas.
- Lunch in Chiloé excursion.
- Lunch in excursion to Petrohué.
- Lunch in excursion to Torres del Paine.
- Lunch in Serrano glaciar navigation.
- Described excursions in the itinerary.
- Entrante fee to parks.
- Transfer in/out.
- Bilingual guide english/spanish.
- Air tickets.
- Extras not described in the itinerary.