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Chile - Desert, Glacier, Lakes

(14 Days)

Santiago de Chile | San Pedro de Atacama | Puerto Natales | Punta Arenas | Puerto Varas

Day Routing
01 Santiago de Chile

Arrival to Santiago de Chile, Latin America’s most modern metropolitan area. Enjoy a city tour including a trip up Cerro San Cristobal for a panoramic view at the city and its surroundings.

02 Santiago de Chile

The day is at leisure for own activities. Optional: Visit to beautiful Valparaiso, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, based upon its unique urban design. Its system of funicular elevators is declared one of the world’s 100 most endangered historical treasures

03 Santiago - Calama - San Pedro

Flight to Calama and transfer to your hotel at the  Atacama Desert, known as the driest place in the world. City walking tour and visit the Valley of the Moon to see the sunset in this bizarre landscape. Moon Valley Tour.

04 San Pedro de Atacama

Visit the world’s largest salt lake: the Salar de Atacama – home to various species of flamingoes as well as many other birds, the Lagoons Miscanti & Meniques and the small village of Toconao (Seat-in).

05 San Pedro de Atacama

Day at leisure for own activities.
Optional: visit to the Geysers of El Tatio, situated at 14,760 feet above sea level on the Altiplano. Optional visit to the Valley of the Moon to see the sunset in this bizarre landscape.

06 San Pedro - Calama - Santiago

Transfer to Calama airport (Seat-in) and flight to Santiago. In the afternoon enjoy visiting a typical winery at Maipo valley. Wine tasting included.

07 Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

Flight to South Patagonia to Punta Arenas. City tour, ending at the bus terminal. Public bus to Puerto Natales, the gateway to famous Torres del Paine National Park.

08 Puerto Natales

Full day excursion to visit  the National Park Torres del Paine including visit of Milodon Cave (Seat-in).

09 Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas

Drive by public bus to Punta Arenas. Optional: visit to Otway Bay on the way (October - March only). Otway Bay is home to more than 10,000 Magellanic Penguins.

10 Punta Arenas - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas

Flight to Puerto Montt, Chilean Lake District. Visit of the city and the Angelmó market. German settlers colonized this region in the 1800’s and left their mark in the region’s architecture and cuisine. Transfer to Puerto Varas.

11 Puerto Varas

Morning visit to Petrohue Falls. Take a boat trip on Lake Todos los Santos (All Saints Lake) and drive up to the lower reaches of the Osorno Volcano for unique views of the surrounding mountains (seat-in).

12 Puerto Varas

The day is at leisure for own activities.
Optional: Full day excursion to Chiloé Island including Ancud, Penguin colony and oysters tasting.

13 Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Santiago

Transfer to Puerto Montt airport, return flight to Santiago and hotel transfer.

14 Santiago

End of the roundtrip and departure flight or post-tour.