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Chile Deluxe: Santiago, Torres del Paine & Atacama

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12 Days
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US$ 5,742

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Superb wine, spectacular vistas, and incomparable experiences are in abundance on this 12-day exploration of Chile. You’ll begin in Santiago, carry on to Torres del Paine, and cap off your trip with a few nights under the stars in the Atacama desert.


This 12-day trip through Chile invites you to explore ever-changing Santiago, before discovering the wilderness of the Torres del Paine and the serene stillness of the Atacama Desert. Enjoy deluxe accommodations as you go.

Begin with a tour of Santiago on your first full day in Chile. The journey takes you from its origins as a Spanish settlement to the natural beauty afforded Santiago by its spectacular location at the foot of the Andes. Visit the Plaza de Armas and the Presidential Palace, as well as the San Francisco Church. Your tour takes only three hours, giving you the rest of the day to explore this always-eclectic, art-loving city on your own. Check out its coolest neighbourhoods or save your energy for exploring its unpretentious nightlife. Of course, Chile is also a major wine exporter. Take a full day in the Maipo Valley exploring the vineyards and tasting the fruits of Central Chile’s unique terroir.

There’s arguably no trio of peaks more famous than the Torres del Paine, located in Chile’s southern Patagonia region. After a day to transfer and relax, you’ll have your choice of half-day or full-day excursions, all of which are optional, depending on your preferred level of activity. From walks to horse riding to kayaking, Patagonia is a gorgeous setting, and there’s something for all fitness levels, with knowledgeable guides ensuring you get the most out of the region. With three nights here, you also don’t have to cram everything into your first day.

Return to Santiago for a cheeky side trip to Valparaiso, Chile’s gorgeous port city. Like Santiago, it’s got a bit of an underground, DIY feel, with colourful facades and elevators to help everyone navigate its steep streets. But there’s a reason Valparaiso has its own UNESCO World Heritage listing. Among its devotees was poet Pablo Neruda, who called this charismatic city home. Right next door is the Garden City of Vina del Mar, a popular beach resort for Santiago and Valparaiso locals alike.

Your next and final Chile stop is San Pedro de Atacama, the incredible desert landscape that dominates Northern Chile. It’s one of the driest regions on Earth, and its clear skies have made it a major centre of astronomy with some of the most powerful telescopes on the planet. Back on the ground, however, the desert comes alive with vivid colours year-round, creating another incredible natural landscape in Chile’s collection. Enjoy a full-day tour, and take an additional day for optional excursions or activities before you depart. 


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,742

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Day 1

Santiago Airport to Santiago Hotel Private

Duration2 Hours

Cumbres Lastarria

Located in the Lastarria district - legendary for its bohemian vibe and superlative cultural attractions - this boutique hotel greets travelers with comfort, style, and incredible service - ensuring a thrilling experience for both business and leisure guests.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Cumbres Lastarria

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    Cumbres Lastarria



    Located in the Lastarria district - legendary for its bohemian vibe and superlative cultural attractions - this boutique hotel greets travelers with comfort, style, and incredible service - ensuring a thrilling experience for both business and leisure guests.

    Located in the Lastarria district - legendary for its bohemian vibe and superlative cultural attractions - this boutique hotel greets travelers with comfort, style, and incredible service - ensuring a thrilling experience for both business and leisure guests.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Business Facilities
    • Concierge Service
    • Fitness Centre
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massage Facilities
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Santiago City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill

Santiago de Chile was founded in 1541 by the Spanish Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia who was sent by the conqueror of the Incas, Pizzaro, to establish a new capital in the fast growing Spanish Empire in the New World. Much of the core layout as designed by the master builder Pedro de Gamboa remains to this day. During the Half day city tour you will visit key locations where the rich history of the city played out.

The tour starts with a visit to "Forestal Park", which runs along Mapocho River - water that penetrates the land. The river itself flows from the Andes and cuts the city of Santiago in two. It is then onto Santa Lucia Hill, the actual spot on where the city was founded. A geographical high point of the area the hill is now adorned with wonderful facades, fountains and stairways, including "Neptuno Terrace" at the summit. Neptuno Terrace is reminiscent of the Trevi fountain and its surrounds are now a public park located alongside the National Library. You then travel to the heart of the city and Plaza de Armas the spot from where the city has grown throughout the centuries. Each Latin city has a plaza de Armas as when cities were founded the center was also were the armory and military base was established - hence the name Plaza de Armas (Plaza of Arms). Visit some of the more important buildings such as the Cathedral, the City Council, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum. Continue to the Presidential Palace "La Moneda"; the current seat of the government. You will wander the streets that were once elegant at the beginning of the 19th century and now are a commercial center. Pass by Dieciocho Street that has been deemed as "typical" example of architecture from the period as well as the Cousino Palace built around 1870 and the Basilica de los Sacramentinos, a blatant imitation of the Sacred Heart Church of Montmartre in Paris. Finally reach Bernardo O'Higgins Avenue better known as "Alameda", which is the main street of the city where the tour concludes with a visit only to the San Francisco Church, located in the heart of Santiago, built between 1586 and 1628 by the Franciscan order and is the oldest colonial era building in the country.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Full Day Maipo Valley Cousino Macul and Concha y Toro Vineyards

Visit the Cousino Macul Winery, founded in 1856, and recognized as one of the most traditional wineries in Chile. Its current owner is a direct descendent of the original owner, Don Matias Cousino. The historic cellars are a wonderful sight.

The Concha y Toro Winery was founded in 1883 by Don Melchor Concha y Toro. This vineyard currently produces more than 11 thousand barrels of fine wine that is aged in American and French oak. The historic gardens and house compliment the visit, which also includes a wine tasting and a full explanation of the production process.

Duration6 Hours
Day 4

Santiago Hotel to Santiago Airport Private

Duration2 Hours

Puerto Natales

The hotel includes transfers in vehicles for 9 people to / from Puerto Natales. This service is offered twice a day and is included for all guests on all-inclusive program. You will be met at Puerto Natales bus station or hotel in Puerto Natales and transferred to the lodge. Please allow today as a travel day to arrive at Las Torres Lodge.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Hotel Las Torres

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    Hotel Las Torres



    Located inside Torres del Paine National Park, Hotel Las Torres Patagonia offers comfortable accommodations, full board and all activities. Free WiFi access is available and guests are served a complimentary breakfast daily. With a view to the famed Paines in the distance, the hotel is …

    Located inside Torres del Paine National Park, Hotel Las Torres Patagonia offers comfortable accommodations, full board and all activities. Free WiFi access is available and guests are served a complimentary breakfast daily. With a view to the famed Paines in the distance, the hotel is at the heart of the National Park.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Free WiFi in Lobby
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Horseback Riding
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Day 5

Exploring Torres del Paine National Park

Your stay at Las Torres included all activities. Make a choice based on your fitness level, interest, timing or mood and explore. Or, you can sit in the lounge and read with a Patagonia vista as your back drop.

Hotel Las Torres offers a full or half-day excursion to satisfy your quest for adventure inside Torres del Paine National Park.

The hotel's strategic location on the foot of the majestic "Torres del Paine" mountain range and astride the park's legendary hiking trails makes it a perfect "base camp" for exploring the area's many natural wonders.

Excursions are designed to enjoy the national park around a range of topics, from the park's flora, fauna and geology, to the heritage and culture of the region's gauchos and indigenous people. They also include various transportation modes -- hiking, horseback riding, vehicle safaris and boat excursions. Last but not least, they vary from easy to difficult depending on your fitness and expertise.

Half Day Excursions:

You might be surprised at how much you can see of Torres del Paine National Park in just three or four hours. Whether by foot, horse or vehicle, our half-day excursions are packed with adventure and interesting information about the park's flora, fauna, geology and human history. Let the experienced and knowledgeable guides take you to places like Salto Grande waterfall, gorgeous Laguna Azul, the wildlife-rich Lenga Forest or bizarre Lake Sarmiento. Lunch is served at Hotel Las Torres either before your afternoon excursion or after your morning tour.

Salto Grande
Laguna Azul
Patagon
Lago Nordenskjold
Bosque de Lenga
Laguna Inges
Cerro Paine
Baqueano de la Patagonia
Horseback Riding

Full Day Excursions:

Lasting between seven and ten hours, the full-day excursions give guests an opportunity to explore the hiking paths, equestrian routes, scenic roads and lakes of Las Torres del Paine National Park in even more depth.

Some activities feature a refreshing box lunch where you will be served Chilean specialties created by the Hotel Las Torres chefs. For all excursions a box lunch with a sandwich, water and snacks is provided, for your all-day adventure in the park.

Full Paine
Base Las Torres
Valle del Frances
Valle Encantado
Los Cuernos
Sendero de los Lagos
Mirador Grey
Huella del Puma

Please enquire for details on each activity.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Exploring Torres del Paine National Park

A further day of exploration or relaxation - or both!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Depart Torres del Paine National Park

After breakfast you will be transferred back to Puerto Natales for your onward travels.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Santiago Airport to Santiago Hotel Private

Duration2 Hours

Hotel Plaza San Francisco

Located in downtown Santiago, Hotel Plaza San Francisco is just 200 metres from Universidad de Chile Subway Station and a short walk to the centre of Santiago. It is also within 1km from La Moneda Palace and 500 metres from Theatre Municipal de Santiago.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Hotel Plaza San Francisco

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    Hotel Plaza San Francisco



    Located in downtown Santiago, Hotel Plaza San Francisco is just 200 metres from Universidad de Chile Subway Station and a short walk to the centre of Santiago. It is also within 1km from La Moneda Palace and 500 metres from Theatre Municipal de Santiago.

    Located in downtown Santiago, Hotel Plaza San Francisco is just 200 metres from Universidad de Chile Subway Station and a short walk to the centre of Santiago. It is also within 1km from La Moneda Palace and 500 metres from Theatre Municipal de Santiago.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Business Centre
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lobby
    • Restaurant
    • TV

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Day 8

Full Day Vina del Mar and Valparaiso Private

Departing from downtown Santiago you head toward the coast, located just 120 kilometers / 75 miles from Santiago, crossing the fertile Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys, with their beautiful vineyards, fruit tree farms, and forest reserves. En route you will visit the two major cities of the country: Vina del Mar, Chile's main seaside town and Valparaiso, a port city founded in the sixteenth century and declared as "World Heritage Site by UNESCO." The tour also includes a scenic tour through National Congress, Parque O'Higgins, Parque Italia, Plaza de la Victoria, Plaza Sotomayor and "Muelle Prat Wharf located at the port itself in Valparaiso. Then visit the Museum of the famous Chilean poet, writer and Nobel Prize Literature winner (1971) Pablo Neruda La Sebastiana House-Museum. La Sebastiana was a fantasy destination that Pablo Neruda wanted to run to, and away from the hectic and busy pace of Santiago. "I want to find in Valparaiso a little house to live and write quietly. It must have some conditions..."

This was how Pablo Neruda put it in 1959 to his friends Sara Vial and Marie Martner. The house became a reality and now houses a collections of old maps, seascapes and other paintings. There are many other relics from the port and other curios such as music boxes and an old horse carved in wood. You will visit the elevators - cable cars that take you to the peaks around Valparaiso with amazing look outs - miradores - offering views of the city. Cerro Alegre-Cerro Conception, Sotomayo Square, Naval Heroes Monument, and Paseo 21 de Mayo at Cerro Playa Ancha are just a few sites you will see.

Vina del Mar, also known as "the Garden City", has 300,000 inhabitants and is the country's main beach resort. Located next to the Port of Valparaiso, it has a good selection of restaurants, a casino, cafes, discotheques and good shops. Past and present intermingle in this bustling tourist centre. Here, you will visit the "Flowers Clock", "Quinta Vergaera", Muelle Vergara, and the casino, before your guide takes you for a drive along the coast to Renaca Beach. Return to your Hotel.

Duration9 Hours
Day 9

Santiago Hotel to Santiago Airport Private

Duration2 Hours

Arrive San Pedro de Atacama

You will be met at Calama Airport and transferred to your lodge in San Pedro de Atacama.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Tierra Atacama

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    Tierra Atacama



    Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. It provides guest experiences that combine outdoor adventure and sports with indoor comforts, hospitality and excellent service. The architecture, interiors, grounds and spa of Tierra Atacama were designed by Chilean professionals …

    Tierra Atacama is a boutique hotel on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama. It provides guest experiences that combine outdoor adventure and sports with indoor comforts, hospitality and excellent service.
    The architecture, interiors, grounds and spa of Tierra Atacama were designed by Chilean professionals with an aim of preserving local cultural influences while also creating a place that allows guests to relax, spoil themselves and enjoy the good-life in this unusual part of the earth. The "living room" ambiance is casual and friendly; they want their guests to be as comfortable in the common areas just as if they were in their own homes.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Day 10

Touring San Pedro de Atacama

Every day you have the opportunity to choose from 5 to 10 different activities specifically selected and designed for you and your interests. Be it walking, horseback riding, by van or by bicycle, accompanied by guides, you can explore the nature and history of Atacama.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Days
Day 11

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 12

Depart San Pedro

You will be transferred to Calama to connect with your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival airport transfer
  • 5 nights in first-class to deluxe accommodations in Santiago
  • 3 nights in first-class accommodations in Torres del Paine
  • 3 nights in deluxe accommodations in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Private-guided Santiago city tour
  • Private-guided Maipo Valley tour with wine tasting
  • Private transfer from Santiago hotel to airport
  • Shared transfer from Puerto Natales to Las Torres Patagonia
  • Excursions in Torres del Paine via Las Torres Patagonia
  • Shared transfer from Las Torres Patagonia to Puerto Natales
  • Private airport transfer from Santiago airport to hotel
  • Private-guided Vina del Mar and Valparaiso tour
  • Private transfer from Santiago hotel to airport
  • Shared transfer from Calama Airport to Tierra Atacama
  • Excursions in San Pedro de Atacama via Tierra Atacama
  • Shared transfer from Tierra Atacama to Calama Airport
  • Breakfast daily (excluding Day 1), 6 lunches, 6 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and regional airfare other than stated in inclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not specifically listed as included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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