Santiago, Lake District and Torres del Paine
8 Days / 7 Nights - per person in double room - Code VIS008
Day 01: Santiago Airport - Santiago Historical Downtown - Santiago
Reception at Santiago Airport and transfer to the selected hotel.
By the afternoon city tour in Santiago.
Santiago is a mixture between the old and the modern, characteristic that we invite you to know. Our tour through Santiago will show the immensity of the city, its varied geography and civility. We will guide you through the Main Square of Santiago, where the Cathedral, Main Post Office and City Hall are located. You will be told about the origins of our city. Next stop is the civic neighborhood and the surroundings of La Moneda government palace. After that we will be driven through some of the old neighborhoods of Santiago, such as Republica and Concha y Toro neighborhoods, Later, we will visit the eastern part of the city and we will see the modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood. We finish our tour in a handicraft store, located in an exclusive neighborhood, where we will appreciate Lapizlazuli masterpieces, made with this stone that only exists in Chile and Afghanistan.
Return tothe hotel and lodging.
Day 02: Santiago - Santiago Airport - Puerto Montt Airport - Puerto Varas
Transfer to Santiago airport. Flight to Puerto Montt. Reception at the El Tepual Airport (Puerto Montt) transfer to the hotel in Puerto Varas. We begin our tour in Puerto Montt, the regional capital, a city that concentrates most fishing and business. Walking through this city on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, we will have a panoramic view of the bay and Tenglo Island. In Puerto Montt there are various tourist attractions that enhance its beauty as down town with its cathedral and fish market, colorful place where you can see the daily activities of fishermen and Angelmó crafts market that brings together a diversity of products as copper, wool, wood and lapislazuli.
Day 03: Puerto Varas - Petrohué - Todos los Santos Lake - Peulla
Breakfast at the hotel. At 08:30 hrs., we will initiate the excursion beginning the tour visiting the Petrohué Riverfalls. After that, we will arrive in 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 called Cruce Andino (Andean Crossing). The sailing lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately, from where we will be able to watch the volcanoes Osorno, Puntiagudo, and Tronador, besides a privileged view of the Margarita Island. Once in Peulla, you have the opportunity to enjoy some of the excursions of adventure (with additional cost for the passengers) as canopy, horseback riding, 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.
Transfer from your hotel in Puerto Varas to the Puerto Montt Airport. Reception at the Punta Arenas Airport (we recommend you take the first flight to Punta Arenas, arriving before 12:00 pm) Transfer to the local terminal to take the regular bus heading the city of Puerto Natales. Length: 03:15 hrs. Arrive in the city. Transfer from terminal to hotel, accommodation.
Day 05: Puerto Natales – Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel to a local pier in order to start our sailing to the Balmaceda Glacier and Serrano Glacier. This sailing lasts about 4 hours to the Bernardo O´Higgins National Park. During the trip, we will be able to watch the first local cattle ranches, cormorants and sea lions colonies, beech forests, waterfalls and cliffs, the perfect home for the majestic condor. Later, we will approach land on "Puerto Toro" docking area, from where we will start a short trek to the Serrano Glacier, crossing a native forest and the lake's shore. Return to Puerto Natales.
Day 06: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park
Breakfast. At 07:30 am approximately we will depart from the hotel in order to start the full-day excursion that will drive us to the stunning Milodon Cave Natural Monument and later to the Torres del Paine National Park, with overwhelming views of its mountains and lakes such as Sarmiento, Nordenskjold, and Pehoé. Its rich fauna will be present through "guanacos” and "foxes", among others, including several birds we will easily be able to watch during the trip. A short trek will take us to the Salto Grande, a great waterfall flowing from the rivers 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 30-minute walk through a thousand-years forest, we will get to its beach a place to admire big pieces of icebergs coming from the glacier. A box lunch is included in the service. At 07:30 pm we will return to the hotel in Puerto Natales. Lodging.
Day 07: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas Airport - Santiago Airport - Santiago
After the breakfast, we will be transferred to the Punta Arenas Airport. Once in Santiago Airport we will be receptioned and transferred to the hotel in Santiago. Lodging.
Day 08: Santiago - Santiago Airport
At the agreed time, transfer to the Santiago Airport.
End of services.