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 Atacama, Santiago & Patagonia   10 days/9 nights

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Costs start at $6,340 pp

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Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Andes with its soaring volcanoes, Atacama is the world’s driest desert. There are expanses  where indeed, nothing grows. The green oases that burst from the river only add to the wonder that man has been able to live here at all. Unusual landscapes such as Moon Valley or the Atacama Salt Lake will make you question whether you have strayed from our planet!
Nestled at the foot of the Andes, Santiago has a pleasant downtown filled with plazas and architecture ranging from colonial to baroque to modern skyscrapers. Emerse yourself  in the picturesque Chilean Wine Region.
On to Chilean Patagonia, filled with glaciers, lakes, fjords, pampas, and huasos (cowboys) herding sheep. Torres del Paine is doubtlessly one of the world’s most beautiful places. 
Overview
Duration: 10 Days
Departure: Daily
Highlights: Atacama Desert, Remote Landscapes, Santiago, Wine Tasting, Patagonia, Torres del Paine
Itinerary can be customized to suit individual requirements
Day 01: Santiago - Atacama
Today you connect via Santiago to Calama      
 
FLIGHT SANTIAGO – CALAMA    NOT INCLUDED IN LAND PRICE
 
You are met off your flight and transferred by road from Calama airport to your lodge.
 
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Andes with its soaring volcanoes, Atacama is the world’s driest desert. There are expanses where indeed, nothing grows. The green oases that burst from the river only add to the wonder that man has been able to live here at all. Unusual landscapes such as Moon Valley or the Atacama Salt Lake will make you question whether you have strayed from our planet!
 
Overnight Atacama
 
Included: All meals & activities
 
Days 02 & 03: Atacama
A variety of excursions can be arranged from your lodge into the surrounding Atacama desert, including visits to the shimmering Altiplanic lagoons, the El Tatio geysers, the Puritama hot springs, local villages and the impressive salt flats. These excursions are led by expert bilingual guides and range from half to full day excursions. Other adventure activities on offer include hiking, biking, horse riding, dune surfing and even volcano climbing

 

Overnight Atacama
 
Included: All meals & activities
 
Day 04: Atacama - Santiago
Today you are transferred to the Calama Airport in time for your flight to Santiago.
 
FLIGHT CALAMA – SANTIAGO    NOT INCLUDED IN LAND PRICE
 
Met and transferred to your hotel.
 
Overnight Santiago
 
Included: Breakfast
 
Day 05: Wine Region
After pick up at your hotel in Santiago we will drive to the Matetic Winery located about 90 minutes west of the city. The winery´s beautiful setting and vast well tended vineyards are a delight to the eye. An organic winery, the wines have a fresh and natural taste. After your tour of the winery, where you learn its history and how they make their wines, you will taste several of their unique wines.  Next we visit Casa del Bosque Winery, a half hour away. This charming winery is a popular day trip for locals and offers a fine restaurant and gift shop on premise. Weddings are often held here.  Here you will find wines of a different taste, fuller and richer. Its premium Cabernet, Gran Bosque, produced in limited quantities, is available at the gift shop.
(Please note, due to event scheduling, the guide may substitute the listed wineries for another boutique winery).   
 
Casablanca Valley is an important agricultural valley, known for its fruits and for its broad variety of restaurants offering typical Chilean food. During the past decade the Casablanca Valley rapidly became Chile’s most important grape-growing valley for the production of premium white wine.
 
In the late afternoon, after the tour, you are transferred back to Santiago.
 
Overnight Santiago
 
Included: Breakfast & Lunch
 
Day 06: Santiago - Torres del Paine, Chile
Transfer to Santiago Airport
 
FLIGHT SANTIAGO – PUNTA ARENAS    NOT INCLUDED IN LAND PRICE
           
You are transferred to your lodge.
 
Chilean Patagonia, stretching alongside Argentine Patagonia, is filled with glaciers, lakes, fjords, pampas, and huasos (cowboys) herding sheep. Much of Chilean Patagonia was inaccessible until fairly recently. Torres del Paine is doubtlessly one of the world’s most beautiful places.
 
Overnight Patagonia
 
Included: All meals & activities
 
Days 07, 08 & 09: Torres del Paine, Chile
Three full days to explore this beautiful part of the world. Your excursions are led by qualified guides with extensive experience in order for you to get to know our three beautiful destinations during your time in Patagonia. You can experience everything from adrenaline packed hikes, to out-of-the-way scenic tours, bike rides and horseback riding. Excursions can match all adventure/fitness levels.
 
Overnight Patagonia
 
Included: All meals & activities
 
Day 10: Torres del Paine, Chile to Santiago
Today you are transferred to Punta Arenas.
 
FLIGHT PUNTA ARENAS – SANTIAGO    NOT INCLUDED IN LAND PRICE
 
Connect with your international flight back home.
 
Included      
  • Meet & Assist on arrival
  • Accommodation per the itinerary
  • Private airport transfers
  • Private touring unless only group tours are available
  • Breakfast at all hotels and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • 24/7 local assistance

 

OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS

 

 

You may wish to extend your time in Chile and visit some of the many interesting attractions found there. Some of the more popular areas include:
 
The Lake District
The Chilean Lake District is a region of crystal clear lakes accented by snow-capped volcanoes and mountains
of ancient forests. German settlers of the last century left their stamp on the architecture, with intricate patterns on the shingled facades of houses and churches. With its green rolling hills and misty atmosphere, Chiloé Island has its own mythology, reflecting the heritage of its people.
Easter Island
Easter Island, the most isolated of the Polynesian islands, is an open-air museum—with “moais” (giant sculptures) and Petroglyphs that remain from a sophisticated and complex culture. Delving into the still unresolved mysteries of the island—who made these moais, how did they transport them, and why did they stop will have you forming your own opinions!

 

 

 

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