- Explore the past of the capital Santiago with your private guide.
- Taste incredible wines in the vineyards near Santiago.
- Hike and explore glacial mountains in Torres del Paine.
- Relax in specially selected accommodations according to your desires.
Home to a variety of seafood and marvelous Cabernet Sauvignon, Santiago is considered as the safest city in South America. Capital of Chile, the country of the extremes, it is the perfect base to explore the country, or just enjoy a few days between the mountains and the ocean.
Explore the city of Santiago de Chile, taking in the Plaza de Armas, the Hidalgo castle (formerly a Spanish fortress) and the current seat of the government, La Moneda. Other stops include the Metropolitan Cathedral, the palace of the Royal High Court, and the Central Market.In Bellavista we find “La Chascona” (closed on Mondays), one of the three residences of the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
At San Cristobal Hill we take the “teleférico” to the top to enjoy a marvellous panoramic view of the whole city.
Discover the quirky town of Valparaíso and stroll through bohemian neighborhoods that offer spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean. This picturesque city was declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Visit Casablanca Valley on the way to Valparaiso and learn about the winemaking process of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. After tasting delicious wines, discover the quirky town of Valparaíso and stroll through Viña del Mar, a jet set resort of yesteryear.
A flight from Santiago beings you to Punta Arenas, from where you will have a shuttle transfer to Las Torres Hotel, located inside Torres del Paine National Park.The hosts will explain the activities available for the following days. Depending on your arrival time, you may be able to do a half day excursion, such as rock climbing, a short trek through the lenga forest or visit the organic garden.
All activities of the menu and meals will be included during your stay, but bear in mind that not all the activities operate daily – please check on arrival the best plan according to your stay.
Make sure to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before getting ready to hike to the park’s main trail to a famous viewpoint, from where you can observe the slender, granite peaks that give the national park its name.
The trek involves hiking through Ascencio Valley, crossing a beautiful forest of Lengas and later arriving to a rocky area known as La Morrena, the most difficult section of the trail, and finishing at the spectacular Torres Base Viewpoint (900 masl).
Take time to enjoy the amazing scenery from here and take photos, before returning along the same trail.
Duration: Eight hours
Difficulty level: High
Starting today’s trek, you’ll arrive at Inge Lagoon where chances are you’ll catch condors and other birds of prey circling the skies above you.The well-marked trail ascends 200 meters from the base of Almirante Nieto Mountain (2750 m) -part of the Paine Massif – with great views to Nordenskjöld Lake – and crosses the Bader River to today’s destination.
After about 6 – 6.5 hours you will get to the French camp area to rest and recover energies for the next day’s challenging trek to “The French Valley”.
Difficulty level: Medium
The French Valley is a spectacular natural basin surrounded by peaks and hanging glaciers.An hour-long hike via a winding path brings you to the French River. At the entrance to the French Valley – a glacial moraine – you’ll scramble over huge boulders and catch the first sight of the hanging glacier atop the valley.
From this point, you’ll ascend for an hour through a dreamlike Japanese garden landscape before arriving at the French Valley viewpoint (the “Plateau”) at 680m. To one side, the French Glacier and Paine Grande (3050m); while to the other, La Espada, La Hoja, La Máscara and the main and north “horns” of Los Cuernos arch upwards.
In the upper section of the Valley, Cerro Catedral and Cerro Fortaleza loom like turrets above the landscape.
Duration: 8 hours
Difficulty level: Moderate
Leaving the French sector and hiking around the south-west side of Paine Grande, Torres del Paine’s highest peak, your final leg passes through native firebush and evergreen beech forests to the shores of Pehoe Lake.We pass by Refugio Paine Grande, and continue ascending 200 meters through the narrow winding path towards Laguna Los Patos. Here, you’ll see sections of the massive Southern Patagonian Ice Field, a geological phenomenon that still hides many unclimbed mountains. From here you’ll continue to Grey Glacier’s lookout point, passing forests and rivers, with possible sightings of the spectacled and flightless steamer ducks that call them home.
Difficulty level: Moderate
From Pehoé Shore you will take a short navigation to the opposite shore of the lake, at Pudeto pier, from where your private transport will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Puerto Natales.
Today, you will head to the Punta Arenas airport to take your flight back to Santiago, in time for your international flight back home. Buen viaje!Like the sound of this Chile private tour? Get in touch with Kuoda and we’ll start devising your very own customized Chile private travel experience.
- 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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