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Best of Santiago & Pantagonia

Best of Santiago & Pantagonia

Purpose: Eco-Tourism, Relaxation, Discovery, Adventure
No. of days: 11 days - 10 nights
First & Last Cities: Santiago
Other cities: Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park
Starting cost: $4,465
 
Day 1: Santiago
Welcome to Santiago. Upon arrival your guide will transfer to the selected hotel. The tour begins by heading south through the downtown area, to get to the heart of the city. From here you head along the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colorful main avenue, where you’ll see some important iconic constructions such as the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill, site of Santiago’s foundation in 1541. Then you continue towards the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Very close from here is the famous Central Market, which is the main market for fresh fish and seafood, an interesting building, dating back to the end of the 19th century: It is a steel construction, built in London and brought to Chile by ship. Afterwards, you continue the tour crossing the Mapocho River to reach the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to the San Cristobal Hill. From one of the hill’s viewpoints, you will have the finest views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. To round off the tour, you will pass through the modern residential areas of the city with their daring architecture to come back to your hotel.
 
Day 2: Santiago
The tour leaves Santiago in western direction. Arriving in Valparaiso, you pass by the main square where you can view the monument honoring the Naval Battle fought in 1879. Driving towards the southern side of the city and seeing the old funiculars you will drive up a hillside for a most spectacular view of the bay seeing Valparaiso’s downtown district and its adjoining hills.  Then proceed to the lower level of the city through the commercial heart of the port, where you’ll take the coastal highway that links Valparaiso with the resort city of Viña del Mar. Reaching the Concón beach, you can admire various fish stands displaying a great variety of seafood. Summer homes and restaurants are spread out along the coast. Afterwards, visit the main square Plaza Vergara and the shopping avenue before returning to Santiago. [B]
Optional: Full day excursion to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar (not included in the price, available on site)
 
Day 3:   Santiago, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Montt (not included). Arrival and reception by your guide and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Varas, situated some 12 miles away. Puerto Varas - The “city of roses" overlooks Lago Llanquihue, one of Chile's largest lake where the reflection of the eternally snow covered Osorno Volcano is mirrored in the clear waters. You drive along the “Costanera” (coastal road) and see Puerto Varas’ main square with its gardens and the monument in honor of Vicente Perez Rosales, the region’s founding father. The rest of the day at leisure. [B]
 
Day 4: Puerto Varas
You cannot leave Chile without sailing on the wonderful Todos los Santos Lake, with its emerald colored waters and its surrounding forests. First, you visit the world renowned Petrohué Waterfalls, that flow into a river that runs through beautiful rock formations. Also discover Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants, which is on the route of the famous Andean Crossing. After visiting the Petrohué Waterfalls, enjoy a two-hour boat trip on Todos los Santos Lake, taking in the views of the majestic Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes. Proceed to Peulla, where you can choose to take part in a large variety of activities such as canopying, horse riding, and a 4x4 safari, all in a stunning setting that will take your breath away. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel. [B/L] 
 
Day 5: Puerto Varas
Day at leisure to choose among many optional tours available at this area [B]
 
Day 6: Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas
Transfer hotel Puerto Varas – airport Puerto Montt with city tour in Puerto Montt en route (2: 30 hrs)
Transfer from the Hotel in Puerto Varas to the airport in Puerto Montt. En route enjoy a tour of Puerto Montt. The city was founded by German settlers in 1852 and whose influence still remains in the style of the wooden houses. Drive along the Costanera Avenue towards the observation point for a beautiful view of the city, Reloncavi Bay, Tenglo Island and channels. Afterwards, pass through the city center with its typical square and cathedral, the oldest building in the region. You will also visit Angelmó, the traditional fish and seafood market in the port. At the end you will be transferred to the airport to boar4d your flight to Punta Arenas (not included). Arrival in Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel. [B]
 
Day 7: Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park
Discover the wonders of Torres del Paine National Park. Your all-Inclusive package at Hotel Las Torres, allows you to enjoy the park staying in a private ranch inside one of the most beautiful and moving places on the planet.  You will be picked up at your hotel in Punta Areas, stop at the airport to pick up other guests, and continue to the Cerro Negro Ranch. The Cerro Negro Ranch is a typical Patagonia ranch, where the guests get the chance to enjoy an authentic sheepdog and sheep shearing show. Afterwards, Patagonian lamb will be served for lunch. After the visit you will continue to the Torres del Paine National Park. Arrival at the hotel Las Torres around 4:00 pm. Dinner at the hotel. [B/L/D]
Note: the transfer takes place together with other passengers and a Spanish speaking driver (without guide). The activities in the ranch take place with English speaking assistance. 
 
Days 8 & 9: Torres del Paine National Park
Enjoy the all-inclusive program package of Hotel Las Torres.
Today, choose from a large menu of excursions that are available daily, including hiking, horseback riding and boat navigations. Once you arrive at the hotel, the personnel will b provide all information needed for your excursions and make your journey an unforgettable experience. [B/L/D]
 
Day 10: Torres del Paine, Punta Arenas, Santiago de Chile
Transfer from the hotel Las Torres back to Punta Arenas airport for your return flight to Santiago (not included). Shared transfer with Spanish speaking driver, only. Upon arrival in Santiago, transfer to your hotel. [B/L/D]
 
Day 11: Santiago de Chile – USA
At agreed time, transfer to the airport to board your flight home, or to your next destination. [B]
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch | [B/L/D] = Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 10 nights’ accommodations in standard rooms:
    • Santiago 3 nights
    • Puerto Varas 3 nights
    • Punta Arenas 1 night
    • Torres de Paine National Park 3 nights
  • Meals
    • Daily breakfast
    • 4 lunches
    • 3 dinners
  • Panoramic tour of Santiago
  • Full day Excursion to Petrohué, Todos Los Santos Lake, Peulla
  • City tour in Puerto Montt
  • Excursions of your choice at Torres del Paine
  • All services on private basis except:
  • Excursion to Petrohue, Todos los Santos Lake and Peulla on day 4
  • Transfers between Punta Arenas and Torres del Paine National park
  • Excursions at Hotel las Torres on days 8 and 9.
  • English-speaking guides
  • Spanish-speaking drivers
  • All hotel taxes
Not included in tour
  • International or domestic air tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Early check-in or late check-out at the hotels
  • Services and food not listed in the itinerary
  • Beverages during the meals (except at Matetic)
  • Hotel extras, and personal expenses.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and in restaurants

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Santiago Hotel Marina Las Condes 4.5
Puerto Varas Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4.5
Punta Arenas Hotel Cabo de Hornos 4.5
Torres del Paine Hotel las Torres 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing

Season Double
First Class
January - April '20 $4,465
September - December '20 $4,789
Rates are minimum per person sharing a room and may change without notice.
Rates may change depending on the date of travel.
*  Prices for single room or for 3 passengers sharing a room are available on request
Valid through December 20th 2020. Not valid for Holidays and big Conventions.
Other blackout dates may apply.
 
Tour Code: CL05SCL20ADS

Others

Your Stay at Hotel las Torres includes:

  • All meals
  • Open Bar (excluding premium spirits)
  • All excursions inside the National Park*
  • Bilingual guides in Spanish and English
  • WI-FI (only in common areas)
  • Accommodation

* You may choose either 2 half-day or 1 full-day excursion each day

Note: All excursions are shared with other guests of the hotel. All excursions are subject to changes and may vary due to climatic conditions depending on the particular day.

Half-day excursions:
  1. Cuernos Viewpoint
  2. Lago Nordenskjöld (Nordenskjöld Lake)
  3. Cerro Paine
  4. First Viewpoint (Horseback Riding
  5. First Viewpoint (Trekking)
  6. Ascencio Canyon
  7. Lenga Fores
  8. Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon)
  9. Patagonian Ranch Culture
  10. Rock Climbing
  11. Organic Garden
  12. Cerro Paine
Full-day excursions:
  1. Paine & Grey Lake
  2. Paine Serrano & Balmaceda Glacier
  3. Base Torres Viewpoint (Horseback Riding & Trek)
  4. Full Day Cerro Paine
  5. Valle Encantado (Enchanted Valley)
  6. Cuernos Sector Trail
  7. Valle Francés (French Valley)
  8. Sendero de los Lagos (Lakes Trail)
  9. Patagón
  10. Base Torres Viewpoint (Trek)