Grand tour of chile

Chile, South America

Overview

Begin your enjoyment in Santiago at the foothills of the Andes, explore the extraordinary beauty of Patagonia. A spectacular array of majestic lakes of chile’s Lake District. Discover the ancient mysteries of Easter Island.

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22 DAYS
GRAND TOUR OF CHILE
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Pit Stops

  • UK – San Pedro De Atacama (4N)
  • Puerto Varas (4N)
  • Punta Arenas (1N)
  • Torres Del Paine (2N)
  • Santiago (4N)
  • Easter Island (3N)
  • Santiago (1N) – UK

Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 19 nights in hotel and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 28 meals: 20 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the sun set over the Atacama desert
  • Discover the Atacama’s wind-swept ancient rock formations and barren salt lakes
  • Explore the remote, rugged and windswept landscapes of Torres del Paine National
  • Park.

  • Enjoy the magnificent emerald and turquoise lakes of Chilean lake district
  • Taste world class wines Chile’s famous Colchagua Valley
  • Visit to Scenic capital of Santiago de chile
  • Discover the history of the Easter Island
  • Admire the Stone statues of ‘moai’ carved by the Rapa Nui people

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – SANTIAGO – CALMA

Fly to Calma via Santiago.

DAY 2 CALMA – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA (D)

On arrival you’ll be transferred to the village of San Pedro de Atacama. Spend the afternoon with your guide on a scenic drive to Salt Mountain and Valle de Marte (Chile’s Death Valley), and watch a spectacular sunset in the extraordinary landscape of Moon Valley. You’ll then be transferred to hotel Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama.

DAY 3 – ATACAMA SALT FLAT – TOCONAO (B/D)

Full day excursion to the stunning salt flats of the Salar de Atacama. This is a good opportunity to spot some of the three species of flamingos nesting on Lake Chaxa. After visiting the picturesque town of Toconao, renowned for its classic bell tower, continue on to the village of Socaire and the altiplanic lagoons of Meñique and Miscanti. Ringed by volcanoes of the Andes Mountains chain, the vivid blue lakes.

DAY 4 – GEYSERS DEL TATIO – MOON VALLEY (B/D)

Early morning excursion to the El Tatio geyser field, take a guided walk around the geothermal field, seeing the breathtaking sight of columns of steam rising from the ground as the sun rises over the Andes Mountains. Rest of the day is free for your own leisure. Then in the late afternoon we leave for Moon Valley tour. The Salt Mountain Range, Moon Valley has been declared a nature sanctuary and monument and it’s protected by the uniqueness of its beauty. Explore the area on foot with an interesting and insightful guide, ascending to the top of a vertiginous dune to watch one of the most spectacular sunsets you’ve ever witnessed.

DAY 5 – DOMEYKO MOUNTAINS (B/D)

Today we go to the Domeyko mountains, where you can enjoy the desert landscape and a stunning view of the Andes, until reaching the Rainbow Valley sector, which owes its name to its colorful hills, that give the impression of a rainbow. Spend some time exploring the scenic valley, then continue on to Hierbas Buenas to discover its renowned petroglyphs – fascinating carvings in the volcanic rock formation, which recall the history of its ancient inhabitants.

DAY 6 CALMA – PURETO MONTT – PURETO VARAS

After breakfast transfer Calma airport to board your flight to Pureto Montt via Santiago. Upon arrival, we transfer to the Cumbres hotel

DAY 7 CHILOE ISLAND (B)

After breakfast, We begin our in Pargua, a small village from where we will catch a ferry to cross the Chacao Channel, which separates the mainland from the island of Chiloe. During our boat trip we can observe sea lions, pelicans and seabirds typical of this region. Our first stop will be Chacao, small town where we can admire its typical larch wood buildings and also its church, which has been declared National Monument. Later on, we will visit Caul n beach resort, very famous for its oysters and its rich marine life. We continue our tour in Ancud, where we will get to know the Fort of San Antonio, historic site that is part of the Spanish fortifications, its local Museum, Plaza de Armas and the Mercado Municipal which offers a variety of dining options. Here we will take a boat ride to the Pu ihuil islands, where we will see the Magellanic Penguin and the Humboldt penguin sharing the same territory.

DAY 8 OSORNO VOLCANO – PETROHUE WATERFALL (B)

Today we see Petrohue Waterfall & Osorno Volcano, highlights of the Chilean Patagonia! We drive to Osorno Volcano, by the shore of Llanquihue Lake and passes through the Poza, the German Club, the Watermill, cabins and other scenic spots till arriving to Ensenada, a beautiful town located between the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco. We continue our tour along the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park until reaching one of the most spectacular natural spots in the area: the Petrohue Falls, a waterfall with emerald green waters overlooking the stunning Todos los Santos Lake. You can enjoy the magnificent views over the Lakelands.

DAY 9 PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT – PUERTO VARAS (B)

After breakfast, We will visit the cities of Puerto Montt, capital of the X Region of Chile and Puerto Varas, tourist capital of the Lakes Region. During the day we will visit the main attractions of both cities, natural viewpoints like Calvario and Phillipi mountains from which we can get a great view of the city, the Lake Llanquihue and Chinquihue and Pelluco beach resorts.

DAY 10 PUERTO MONTT – PUNTA ARENAS (B)

Transfer to Puerto Montt airport in time for your flight south to Punta Arenas. On arrival check in at hotel Rey Don Felipe.

DAY 11 PUNTA ARENAS – TORRES DEL PAINE (B/D)

After early breakfast and transfer to Torres del Paine, one of the main highlights of the Chilean Patagonia region. Admire the mountains as they reflect in the turquoise lakes, creating a surreal looking landscape. On arrival check in at hotel Las Torres. Explore the lodge’s facilities and meet the guides, that will introduce you to the excursions available for you the next day.

DAY 12 TORRES DEL PAINE (B/D)


After breakfast, Today, follow your guides to discover the highlights of the national park. Gaze at the emblematic Paine Horns, Paine Towers, Sarmiento Lake, and more. Also, keep an eye out for llamas and guanacos that inhabit the area, as well as the flight of the mighty Andean condor.

DAY 13 PUNTA ARENAS – SANTIAGO (B)

Morning transfer to Punta Arenas airport to board your flight to Santiago. On arrival check in at hotel Cumbres.

DAY 14 SANTIAGO (B/D)

Our city tour commence with a rich cultural heritage comes to life through iconic symbols of the city including la Plaza de Armas (the main square), Santa Lucia Hill, La Moneda (the Government Palace), the Post Office and the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral. Then head to Cerro San Cristobal, a tall hill rising nearly 1000 feet above the city, located inside the city’s largest urban park. Standing atop the hill you’ll find a church as well as a stunning 72 foot tall statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Finally we will visit the Orient Sector, the most modern area of the city with its impressive high rise buildings and classy boulevards. The afternoon is free for your own leisure and other shopping activities. Enjoy a magical night of entertainment with a delicious international dinner and live show. The show begins with dances from all over Chile including traditional dances from the North (La Tirana), the Central area (the Huasos) and the South (Chilotes) and the Best the typical dance from Eastern Island. See an extraordinary display of traditional outfits and authentic choreography from a folkloric group.

DAY 15 VALPARAISO (B/L)

After breakfast, we head for Valparaiso on the Pacific Coast, we will pass through the beautifully groomed vineyards of the Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys. Valparaiso, Spanish for “Paradise Valley,” is a cultural hotspot that serves as one of the country’s most important seaports. The entire city is recognized as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site for its intriguing cobblestone labyrinth of historic buildings and ancient funiculars along sloping hills. From the lookout point of “Mirador 21 de Mayo” you’ll enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city and harbor. Your guide will point out some of the more interesting sights and is an open book for any questions you may have. Next we will visit the garden city, Vina a del Mar, Spanish for “Vineyard of the Sea.” The most famous and most visited beach in the Central Coast has much to offer. The city is ripe with beautiful parks, gardens, and avenues scattered across miles of sparkling beaches. Sights include the Presidential Castle, Liberty Avenue, The 1930’s Casino, and various classic century old “Palaces.”

DAY 16 CONCHA Y TORO

Travel through the beautiful wine country to Chile’s legendary Concha y Toro Winery. After a relaxing drive, pass through the traditional winery’s grand entrance to spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying the grounds. Wander the beautifully landscaped gardens and admire the colonial architecture of the buildings as you tour the verdant vineyards of the enclave.
Visit “Casillero del Diablo” (Devil’s Cellar), the source of the famous legend that made Chilean wine known around the world. End the tour with a visit to the wine bar, an ideal place to taste premium wines paired with lavish appetizers and cheeses.

DAY 17 SANTIAGO – EASTER ISLAND

Fly to Easter Island. On arrival check in at hotel Altiplanico Rapa Nui.

DAY 18 EASTER ISLAND

Discover the history of the Easter Island .This tour will take you to visit Ahu Akivi, Ahu Vinapu, Puna Pau Quarry, and Te Pahu Cavern. Ahu Akivi’s 7-Moai platform faces the equinoctial rising sun with each statue at a height of around 16 feet and a weight of around 18 tons. According to folklore, the seven statues represent the seven young explorers who left Hiva, a legendary Polynesian homeland, to do reconnaissance on the island after the spirit priest Haumaka made the first chief, Hotu Matu a, aware of the island’s existence.

DAY 19 EASTER ISLAND

Explore the beauty of Easter Island including Anakena with its mysterious structures and legendary white coral sand beach said to have been the landing point of Polynesian chief Hotu Matu’a who first settled the island. Discover Rano Raraku Volcano, where all the moai on the island were carved. Climb to the edge of the volcano’s crater to appreciate the small lake inside and moai scattered about the inner slopes in various stages of construction. you have time to relax at Anakena Beach.

DAY 20 EASTER ISLAND – SANTIAGO

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Santiago. Due to the late arrival of the flight from Easter Island, you will spend a night in Santiago. On arrival check in at hotel Holiday Inn Santiago airport.

DAY21 SANTIAGO – UK

Fly to UK

DAY 22 UK

Arrive home today

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  • Easter Island
  • Elqui Valley
  • Puerto Varas
  • Santiago
  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Valparaiso

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