Torres del Paine and San Pedro de Atacama, A Unique Experience

Code: VIS003
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  • Duration: 9 days/8 nights
  • Excursions: Shared
  • Lodging: Included
  • Starting Point: Santiago Airport
  • Language: Spanish/English
  • Departure: Daily
Description

Nine days of a world wide unique contrast : San Pedro de Atacama, located in the driest desert in the world, and the owe-inspiring and extreme Torres del Paine National Park in the Chilean Patagonia. A unique experience.



Price includes
All transportation services
Accommodation according program with breakfast
Entrance fee to National Parks
Excursions as mentioned
Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier Navigation only in high season
Price does not include
Air tickets.
Meals and other not specified extras.
Tips
Optional excursions
  • Aforementioned hotels or similar 
  • Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers navigation only in high season.
Itinerary

Day 01: Santiago Airport - Santiago city tour - Santiago

Reception at Santiago de Chile Airport, transfer to your hotel. 
City tour of Santiago: Half day tour. The tour will allow you to know the origin of the city and emblematic places such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Post Office and the Municipality of Santiago. You will also visit La Moneda Palace, the seat of government, and the most traditional neighborhoods of the historic center. The excursion also includes a visit to Santa Lucía Hill, called Huelén by the native peoples, a true urban oasis in the middle of the city center. There you will learn more about the history of Chile and enjoy privileged views of the capital.

Main tourist attractions to visit: Palacio de la Moneda, Barrio Republica, Blanco Encalada, Cumming, Palacio Cousiño, La Plaza de Armas, La Catedral, Mercado Central, Estación Mapocho, Bario Bellavista, Cerro Santa Lucia.

Return to the hotel.

Overnight in Santiago.

Day 02: Santiago Airport - Calama Airport - San Pedro de Atacama - Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley)

Breakfast at your hotel in Santiago. Transfer to Santiago Airport at the agreed time.

Reception and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama from Calama airport. In the afternoon, departure from the hotel to the Moon Valley (15:30 in summer and 14:30 in winter, previous confirmation). If you come to San Pedro de Atacama you can not miss this unique place in the world, the Valley of the Moon, in the middle of the deep aridity of the Cordillera de la Sal we find a landscape of salt and clay molded by water and wind over millions of years, in our walk we will visit the Tres Marias, the Canyon, the Duna Mayor and the Amphitheater by the extravagant forms that gives us the mountain range inciting the imagination and reflection for its tranquility. In the late afternoon, we will go to the Kari viewpoint (Piedra del Coyote) to enjoy one of the best views of the Valley of the Moon, to finally finish watching the sunset that, through its colors, gives us a wonderful end to our excursion.

Return to the hotel. Lodging.

Day 03: San Pedro de Atacama - Baltinache Lagoons - San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel. 

At 13:30 hrs. Departure from hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. We will visit the wonderful Hidden Lagoons of Baltinache, where you will be able to bathe in very salty waters and thus be able to float thanks to the great concentrations of salt just like in the dead sea. We will also visit the geoglyphs of the shaman and enjoy a
We will enjoy a delicious cocktail at the Lickanantai viewpoint where you will be able to appreciate a beautiful sunset.

Return to the hotels at 19:00 hrs. Lodging.

Day 04: San Pedro de Atacama - Piedras Rojas, Altiplanic Lagoons and Toconao - San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast.

Starting time of excursion: 08:30 hrs. In this excursion we will visit Piedras Rojas located in the Salar de Tara with its fascinating and beautiful landscape of reddish color, which stands out for its amazing geological formation, product of the oxidation of iron. Then we head towards the Altiplano to visit the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons at more than 4,200 meters above sea level, surrounded by large and imposing volcanoes, originated by the elevation of the Andes Mountains and around which you can observe a variety of birds and animals in their natural habitat. We continue the tour to Laguna Chaxa, a scenery of spectacular beauty that is divided into several water mirrors, where a large number of flamingos and other birds such as large and small parinas live. Finally, before returning, while the landscape gives us breathtaking views of the Licancabur and Láscar volcanoes, we will visit Toconao of typical colonial architecture, its bell tower and San Lucas Church, the first National Monument.

Return to the hotel. Lodging.

Day 05: San Pedro de Atacama - Geysers del Tatio - Calama Airport - Santiago Airport - Santiago

Departure during the early morning from hotel in San Pedro de Atacama (05:30 hrs. Pick up at 05:00, subject to confirmation) We will head towards the Tatio Geysers. Our trip to the altiplano begins during the early morning to finally reach one of the most important geothermal fields in the world, the Tatio Geysers, surrounded by water and steam emanations we will enjoy the beauty of the Andes and with this natural scenery we will offer you a replenishing breakfast. Then we will visit the Pozon Rustico where you can enjoy the hot springs that the mountain range gives us. Taking the road back to San Pedro de Atacama you will enjoy the beauty of the landscape, native flora and fauna and finally from a viewpoint we will observe the village of Machuca, a place of ancestral llama shepherds. We will observe flora and fauna of the Putana River as vicuñas, llamas, rheas, vizcachas, flamingos, ducks and seagulls. Transfer to the airport.

Upon arrival at the Santiago airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Lodging.

Day 06: Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, you will be transferred to the Santiago airport to take your flight to Punta Arenas.

Reception at Punta Arenas airport. Transfer to the bus terminal for regular bus trip to Puerto Natales (trip duration 3:15 hours). Reception in Puerto Natales and transfer to the selected hotel.

Day 07: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park

Breakfast.

From 07:30 hrs departure from your hotel to start the full day excursion that will take us first to the imposing Milodon Cave Natural Monument and later to the Torres del Paine National Park, with beautiful views of its mountains and lakes such as "Sarmiento", "Nordenskjold" and "Pehoe". Its rich "fauna" will be present through the "guanaco" and "foxes" among others, in addition to a large number of birds easily observed during the tour. A short walk will take us to the "Salto Grande", a large waterfall that is part of the hydrographic network of the park. Then, returning to the main road, we will access the administrative headquarters of CONAF, to continue to the "Grey Lake" where after a short walk of 30 minutes, in the middle of an ancient forest, we will arrive at its beach where we can admire a large number of ice floes that fall from the glacier. A box lunch is included in the service. At approximately 19:30 hrs. we will return to your hotel.

Lodging.

Day 08: Sailing to Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure from the hotel and transfer to the pier to start a wonderful navigation through the Last Hope Fjord to the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. On the way, we will see colonies of sea lions and cormorants, until we reach the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, where we will dock at the Puerto Toro dock, walking 1,000 meters through a wonderful native forest and along the shore of the lake. In the afternoon return to Puerto Natales and lunch at a local restaurant.

Overnight at selected hotel.

Day 09: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas Airport - Santiago Airport

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to local terminal to board bus to Punta Arenas airport.

End of services.

Accommodations

Important note: In the event that one of the hotels does not have availability, it will be exchanged for a hotel with similar characteristics.

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