- Walk volcanic trails to beautiful lakes in Puerto Varas.
- Hike and explore glacial mountains in Torres del Paine.
- Experience a lunar landscape in the desert of Atacama.
- Taste incredible wines in the vineyards near Santiago.
- Explore the past of the capital Santiago with your private guide.
- Relax in specially selected accommodations according to your desires.
- Day 1 - Arrival in the Lake District
- Day 2 - Puerto Varas
- Day 3 - Puerto Varas
- Day 4 - Torres del Paine
- Day 5 - Torres del Paine
- Day 6 - Torres del Paine
- Day 7 - Return to the Capital
- Day 8 - North to Atacama
- Day 9 - San Pedro de Atacama
- Day 10 - San Pedro de Atacama
- Day 11 - Return to the Capital
- Day 12 - Valparaiso
- Day 13 - Santiago
- Day 14 - Homeward Bound
Upon arrival in Puerto Montt, the lakeside gateway to Chilean Patagonia, you’ll travel by land to Puerto Varas, which is just 30 minutes away.Welcome to Puerto Varas! This beautiful lakeside town, better known as the “City of Roses”, is the gateway city to the Chilean Lake District, and faces the great Osorno Volcano.
Start the day with a pick-up at your hotel in Puerto Varas and begin your route to the town of Ensenada, visiting the enchanting Laguna Verde, at the foot of Osorno Volcano within Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. From Ensenada, your ascent to the Osorno Volcano Ski Center will begin.
Take a moment to enjoy the amazing views; then, it’s time to hike in the Vicente Rosales National Park, the oldest National Park in Chile, which is known for its hot springs and Todos los Santos Lake, one of the most crystalline lakes of southern Chile.
You’ll reach the Petrohúe Falls, an obligatory stop if you’re in Vicente Rosales National Park.
This is your free day in Puerto Varas; you have no activities scheduled for today!
If you still want to get active, we recommend that you add an optional day tour to experience the “Paso el Solitario“ hike, starting at the base of Osorno Volcano.
Accompanied by your local guide, you’ll reach the base of the volcano and start a moderate-difficulty trek (called Paso el Solitario) that will last about three hours, crossing lush woods of native vegetation, like the Ulmo and Cohiue trees.
Today, you’ll fly to Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most famous natural preserves in the world. We’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the airport of Puerto Montt to take your flight to Punta Arenas, from where you’ll be taken directly inside Torres del Paine National Park.
This protected area, declared a Natural Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, is visited by thousands of travelers each year, and the best way to explore it is by foot. From owls to deer, from condors to guanacos (Patagonian llamas), from orchids to blueberries, with the backdrop of an impressive granite mountain face, this magnificent place will blow your mind!
Our recommendation for your first day is to make a solo hike to Base de las Torres del Paine. This is the most famous hike in the park since it takes you to the base of the Paine Horns (8500 ft), a challenge for climbers all over the world. It takes 8-10 hours round-trip.
You’ll cross Ascensio Valley, taking its winding path and gazing over Ascensio River until getting to the first stop, Refugio El Chileno. You can also rent some horses to reach Refugio El Chileno and save some energy for the hike to the base de Las Torres.
We’ll pick you up from your hotel and take you to Pudeto, where you’ll cross Pehoé Lake in a medium-sized boat and reach Paine Refuge, the starting point of the trek.
Your main objective, after a 3hr 30min trek, will be to arrive at the viewpoint of the huge Grey Glacier, emerging from the Southern Ice Field!
Continue by ascending on flat terrain full of lenga trees until reaching an altitude of 1480 feet above sea level.
This is only a stop in your journey! You’ll spend this night at our selected hotel inside the airport because tomorrow you’ll fly to Calama, the gateway to San Pedro de Atacama, the jumping-off city to visit the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.
In the afternoon, take your first tour in Atacama and visit the Cejar and Tebenquiche Lagoons, inside the great Atacama Salt Flats, where you’ll be able to bathe in their clear turquoise waters with and amazing volcano backdrop.
Then, step into the heart of the salt flats and visit the “Ojo del Salar” (Salt Flats’ Eyes), two round freshwater wellsprings in the middle of the desert.
Miscanti and Miñiques, better known as the Highland Lakes, are two neighboring lagoons formed by the eruption of the Meñique Volcano. Take a lovely picture next to the Meñique Lagoon, which is shaped like a giant blue heart!
Continue your journey by visiting the village of Socaire, where you can taste the best Atacamenian cuisine, and the town of Toconao, an oasis in the middle of Atacama Desert.
At about 4 a.m., we’ll pick you up to take you 60 miles away from San Pedro de Atacama into the Andes for an eight-hour trip to see the geothermal field of Geysers del Tatio (the highest in the world). Here, you’ll see 40 geysers and 70 hot springs, and enjoy a complete breakfast with this magnificent backdrop.
You’ll depart in the afternoon on a four-hour adventure in the Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley), an out-of-this-world place. After this first encounter, take a winding and hidden path to the Salt Caves, and discover the peculiar salt gemstones that have formed over centuries from the lack of humidity and the altitude of this zone.
Today we’ll take you to Calama airport for your flight to Santiago, the bustling capital of Chile.
Between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this modern city offers all kinds of attractions for curious travelers. Santiago de Chile is known for the delicious Cabernet Sauvignon and the “Sanhattan” district, which is a stylish fusion between Manhattan and Santiago, and heaven on earth for enthusiastic shoppers.
Today, we’ll take you on a full-day visit to Valparaíso, the most important port of Chile. This unforgettable city, constructed on the steep slope of a hill, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and shows off the unique art and culture of Chile.
Starting in Plaza Victoria, covered by Peruvian sculptures, we’ll continue to explore downtown and Plaza Sotomayor, until finally reaching the Prat port. From there we’ll take our first gondola of the day and head to the beautiful Palacio Baburizza, constructed in 1916. Pass by the colorful houses that stare down from above the city and the bay, and descend once again by taking another gondola.
Leaving Valparaiso, we’ll head to Viña del Mar, the favorite Chilean summer-vacation destination.
If you want to add an optional day tour, we highly suggest that you take a full day to explore Santiago de Chile and tour the Concha y Toro Winery, one of the most famous wine-producers in the area.
- Personalized itinerary planning
- A Kuoda host to assist you in every location
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
- International flights to and from your home country
- Travel insurance
- Meals not specified
- All gratuities
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