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|Captivating Patagonia — 16 days|
|Overwhelm your senses in this tour visiting the key highlights of southern South America.|
Tour In / Out:
Price (ppdo in USD):
|Daily (October through March)
Santiago, Chile / Buenos Aires, Argentina
$3,790 Base Program, $5,090 Lodging Upgrade (see itinerary below for specific hotels)
$1,090 Base Program, $1,390 Lodging Upgrade
Internal airfare included: Santiago - Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas /
El Calafate - Buenos Aires - Iguazu - Buenos Aires
(international flight should be purchased into Santiago and out of Buenos Aires)
All breakfasts, plus some meals (see itinerary)
3-star hotels in Base Program, 4-star hotels with Lodging Upgrade
|Included in Program||Not Included in Program|
|— Internal airfare beginning in Santiago, ending in Buenos Aires
— Transfers & transportation
— Lodging and activities per itinerary
— All breakfasts plus some meals
— Shared transfer Puerto Natales - El Calafate
|— International air ticket into Santiago, out of Buenos Aires,
— Travel Insurance
— Travel Visas or Reciprocity Fees
(depends on your home country),
— Excessive luggage fees,
— Personal "extras" and tips
|Day 1||Montecarlo | Orly||Santiago, Chile|
Arrive into Santiago’s International Airport, where a private transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel for the next 3 nights. This afternoon you have the chance to see Santiago in detail through an afternoon City Tour visiting all the key sites, ending with an optional “Pisco Sour”, Chile’s national drink. Transfer back to your hotel.
|Day 2||Montecarlo | Orly||Santiago, Chile|
After breakfast you will take a day trip to Chile’s coast, 120 km from Santiago, passing through the Curacavi and Casablanca valleys, the latter known for the production of award winning wines. Then you will continue on to the legislative capitol of the country, the hillside port city of Valparaiso with its winding streets, and then on to the beach resort city of Viña del Mar, visiting its casino and beaches. You will get to enjoy a seafood lunch (price not included in program) before returning to Santiago. Overnight back in Santiago.
|Day 3||Casa Kalfu | Cumbres||Puerto Varas, Chile|
Private transfer to the airport for your morning flight to the southern city of Puerto Montt. Transfer for the short drive to Puerto Varas, the “City of Roses”, where you will check in your hotel with a view of the lake and volcanoes. You will have an afternoon trip up the Osorno Volcano or a tour around the west side of Lake Llanquihue, Chile’s 2nd largest lake, giving you an insight into the daily lives of the original German immigrants who began settling in this far region during the 1850s. You will visit the lakeside towns of Frutillar with its open-air museum and Puerto Octay on the northern corner of the lake. Then you will return and have the remainder of the afternoon and evening free in Puerto Varas.
|Day 4||Casa Kalfu | Cumbres||Puerto Varas, Chile|
Today you have several options to choose from, including: (1) Full day trip to the island of Chiloe, where you will experience the unique culture and architecture, including the construction of houses over the water known as “palafitos”, (2) Full day trip through the Perez Rosales National Park, Petrohue Falls and on to Lake Todos Los Santos, where you will take a catamaran across the lake, with unbeatable views of both the Osorno and Puntiagudo Volcanoes, to Peulla, where you can have lunch (price not included) and optional activities before returning to Puerto Varas., (3) Whitewater rafting (level III) on the Petrohue River, (4) Canyoning down some of the many waterfalls in the area, (5) Various full day trekking trips among other activities. Overnight in Puerto Varas.
|Day 5||Casa Kalfu | Cumbres||Puerto Varas, Chile|
Today is another day to enjoy Puerto Varas and the area with an optional activity. Besides the excursions mentioned above, you can hit the water with some kayaking, either on All Saints' Lake or sea kayaking into the fjords.
|Day 6||Hotel If | Indigo||Puerto Natales, Chile|
Transfer to the airport outside Puerto Montt for your flight down to Punta Arenas, where you will have a shared transfer of approximately 3 hours to the port city of Puerto Natales on the Last Hope Sound, and check into your room for the next three nights. You will have the remainder of the afternoon free to recharge your batteries for your next adventure.