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From the Atacama Desert to Patagonia

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Puerto Natales
San Pedro de Atacama
Santiago de Chile
Torres del Paine National Park
Valparaiso
Viña del Mar
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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until December 2023
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From + $980
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From + $200
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Discover one of South America's most diverse country's on a north to south journey of discovery through Chile. Soak up the charms of the culinary capital of Santiago and head into the otherworldly landscapes of San Pedro de Atacama and the Valley of the Moon. In Puerto Natales, discover the wonders of Patagonia and explore the landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park.

14 days trip including flights*

12 days and 11 nights in destination

1

NYC - SCL

2

NYC - SCL

Santiago de Chile

3

Santiago de Chile

4

SCL-CJC

San Pedro Atacama

5

San Pedro Atacama

6

San Pedro Atacama

7

CJC-SCL

Santiago de Chile

8

Santiago de Chile

9

SCL-PUQ

Puerto Natales

10

Puerto Natales

11

Puerto Natales

12

PUQ-SCL

Santiago de Chile

13

SCL - NYC

14

SCL - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Night on board

Arrive at your US departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Santiago. Night on board.

If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Santiago

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the beautiful city which is surrounded by Andean mountains and boasts a charming historic centre. We recommend strolling around the colonial centre and people-watching in one of the many cafe terraces. Overnight stay in Santiago.

3rd Day: Santiago

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a fascinating panoramic tour of Santiago. Begin your discovery on the main avenue, soaking up the atmosphere and history. Head to the cobblestoned neighbourhood of Lastarria, filled with green spaces and 19th-century mansions. Continue up to Santa Lucia Hill where you'll have some time to take photos of the amazing views and the Hidalgo Castle. Next up, explore the most emblematic sights in the city such as the Plaza de Armas, Santiago Cathedral, the La Moneda government house and the impressive Plaza de la Constitucion. See local life in action at the Central Market before stopping at a Lapis Lazuli store to admire the beautiful crafts and jewellery of local artisans. Return to the hotel and the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore or relax as you please. Join the locals in the historic plazas of the city for an evening drink! Overnight stay in Santiago.

4th Day: Santiago - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Calama. On arrival, transfer to San Pedro de Atacama situated in the dusty plateaus of the Andean mountains. Arrive at the hotel and begin exploring this town, set within the breath-taking natural scenery. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

5th Day: San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to relax or take an optional excursion to the Tatio Geysers and Machuca.* This afternoon, set off to the famous Moon Valley, situated just outside of the town, between the hills of the Cordillera de la Sal. One of Chile's most astonishing natural spectacles, discover the moon-like landscape, unusual rock formations and the unique geological environment. Continue to the Death Valley, home to the best views of the Andes Mountains and it's towering volcanoes. As the sun sets, enjoy the atmospheric red and golden tones over the landscape, an unforgettable moment to feel at one with nature. Return to the hotel and spend the evening at your leisure, recounting the amazing afternoon with your fellow travelers! Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

* Optional Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion: Take an excursion to the beautiful Altiplano, setting off early to see the sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers, where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground in jets of steam and water. Also visit the village of Machuca, home to traditional straw houses and artisans selling traditional Andean crafts. Lunch included. Entrance not included. 

Optional
Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion
6th Day: San Pedro de Atacama

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a free day to relax at your own pace or get out into the other-worldly landscapes of the Atacama desert to explore further. We recommend visiting the beautiful Altiplanic lagoons, a true natural spectacle. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama. 

* Optional Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion: Climb to the magnificent Salar de Aguas Calientes, famous for its red stones and visit the Altiplanic lagoons of Miscanti and Miniques, home to a multitude of wildlife. Afterwards, explore Chaxa Lagoon and the Andean town of Toconao to get to know local life in this unique environment. Lunch included. Entrances not included. 

Optional
Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion
7th Day: San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Calama airport to board the flight to Santiago. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Depending on the time you arrive, spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. Be sure to sample Chilean wine at one of the local wine bars, it's world-renowned for its quality. Overnight stay in Santiago.

8th Day: Santiago - Valparaiso - Vina del Mar - Santiago

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, it's time to discover the beautiful Chilean coast. Embark on a full-day excursion to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, two delightful coastal towns. Drive along the coast and through the lush Casablanca Valley until reaching Valparaiso. Here you can explore the old town and learn of its important history as a trading port. Enjoy breathtaking views of the colorful streets and charming harbour from the hills surrounding the city and discover the neighbourhoods of Cerro Concepcion and Cerro Alegre. Continue to Vina del Mar, known for its wine production, where the Flower Clock, Fonck Museum and Los Canones Beach are the highlights of the tour. After gaining a great overview of these coastal cities, return to Santiago. Overnight stay in Santiago.

9th Day: Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Puerto Arenas. On arrival, transfer to hotel, situated in stunning Puerto Natales and take some time to explore this once modest fishing port. Make sure to see the pretty corrugated tin houses and cosy old-style lodgings as well as enjoying the international restaurants and cafes. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

10th Day: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park - Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel. Today is the day you explore the world-famous Torres del Paine National Park, an icon of Chile's natural beauty and loved by adventurers around the world. Set off into the landscapes, stopping at the Milodon Cave, an amazing natural monument where the fossilised remains of an extinct ground sloth were discovered in the 19th-century. Continue into the national park observing the picturesque Sofia Lagoon, Cordillera Prat, Porteno Lake and pristine natural landscapes. Take in the views and snap some photos at the Gray Lake Viewpoint, and walk along the shore of Gray Lake. Stop for lunch at the designated rest point before continuing into the Salto Grande sector of the park to visit the Nordenskjold Lake Viewpoint and the Paine Waterfall and Amarga Lake. Enjoy the amazing untouched wilderness and soak up the fresh air. The last stop, at dusk, is the Sarmiento Lake Viewpoint, for an unforgettable view as the sun begins to set. Return to Puerto Natales. Overnight stay in Puerto Natales.

11th Day: Puerto Natales

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and spend the day at your leisure. We recommend visiting the local public museum and enjoying the sea views across the islets and inlets from the unique Hand Monument. Take some time to stroll along the waterfront and soak up the tranquil atmosphere of this unique city. Overnight stay in Puerto Natales.

12th Day: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Santiago

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport for a flight to Santiago. On arrival transfer to hotel. Depending on your arrival time enjoy some free time to explore the city or do some last-minute souvenir shopping. Overnight stay in Santiago.

13th Day: Santiago - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Santiago airport for flight back to the US Night on board.

14th Day: US

Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Accommodation: 11 Nights

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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Optional

Suggested activity for day 5

Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion

Head to the Altiplano, setting off early to see the sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers, where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground in jets of steam and water. Breakfast included. Entrances not included.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 6

Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion

Visit Chaxa Lagoon, home to flamingos and birdlife, and the lagoons of Miscanti and Miñique, surrounded by volcanoes. Also see the red stones of the Salar de Aguas Calientes. Lunch included. Entrances not included.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departure from the main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Santiago - US.
  • Internal flights: Santiago - Calama, Calama - Santiago, Santiago - Punta Arenas, Punta Arenas - Santiago. *
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  • 11 nights in hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels. ***
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  • 11 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrances fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Entrance to Torres del Paine National Park (Approx. 21.000 Chilean Pesos/$30 depending on the season), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

** If the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative options or similar:

Santiago: Panamericana Providencia, Eurotel, RQ Santa Magdalena.

San Pedro de Atacama: La Casa de Don Tomás.

Puerto Natales: Casa Patagonia, Vendaval.

Please note: optional excursions do not operate on all days of the week, so they cannot be guaranteed.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport required for length of stay with one blank passport page.
  • Visa
    No visa is required for stays up to 90 days.
  • Currency
    Peso
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Electricity
    220V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers coming from the U.S.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 05:00.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://chile.travel/en

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

 

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