Mario
Trip offered by Mario Travel expert in Chile

Description

This tailormade tour will introduce you to all the highlights of Chile, starting off with Santiago Wine District and colorful Valparaíso, then it's on to Atacama Desert with its dramatic landscapes, Easter Island with the mistery of the Moais, and finally Patagonia, the place where you will find the 75% of the South American glaciers and the 8th wonder of the world, Torres del Paine National Park. This trip will be a journey through wild nature, through glaciers, desert, moais, wines and, of course, Chilean folklore.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Santiago de Chile
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Santiago de Chile

    In the morning your guide will be waiting at the arrival gate to welcome you to Chile and transfer you to the hotel.

    At 12:00 the guide will be waiting you in the hall of the hotel to go to have lunch and start a 4 hrs. city tour through the highlights of Santiago.

    You will visit Santa Lucia hill, La Moneda government palace, La Constitución square, Main Square, the Cathedral, Central Market and the old Congress. After that you will go to Bellavista, Providencia and Las Condes neighbourhoods, as well as the El Golf area (Sanhattan) where you can learn more about the modern Santiago.

    Not Included: Lunch

    Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

    Lodging at Santiago Hotel.

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  • 2
    Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama
    Day 2 Transfer by airplane
    Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama

    Depending on your domestic flight, the guide will transfer you to Santiago Airport to take your flight to Atacama Desert.

    You will be picked up at Calama airport and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoonvisit the Moon Valley, a desert spot and a geomorphological wonder. Today it is known worldwide as Valle de la Luna (Valley Moon), a set of landscapes of incomparable beauty and that resemble a fragment of the lunar landscape to which it owes its name.

    During your visit, you can see Ckari gorge, Salt Caverns, the famous natural formation once known as “Los Tres Vigilantes” today called Las Tres Marias, Duna mayor and Quebrada Honda where the famous Coyote Stone is located.

    Included: Entrance fees, cocktail.

    Duration: 04:30 Approx.

    Recommendations: Comfortable wearing (trekking), trekking footwear, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.

    Lodging at San Pedro de Atacama Hotel.

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  • 3
    Atacama and Lagoon Tour
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Atacama and Lagoon Tour

    At 08:00 am, your local guide will pick you up to visit one of the most typical lanscapes of Atacama desert.

    In this expedition, you will visit Toconao, which enchants for its simplicity, special climate, beautiful architecture and craftsmanship, Quebrada de Jerez that stands out for its agricultural activities and the border of Salar de Atacama known as Laguna Chaxa located in Sector Soncor Flamenco National Reserve.

    Included: Breakfast, Entrances Fees.

    Recommendations: Warm Clothing, Comfortable Footwear, Cap, Sunglasses, Sunblock and Water.

    Duration: 05:30 hours approx.

    You will dropped off in the town where you will have lunch (not included).

    At 15:00 you will take the Cejar Lagoon Experience.

    The Atacama Saltflat is the largest salt deposit in Chile hosting Laguna Cejar, beautiful and mystical with its turquoise color. Its great salt content causes a surreal floating effect which makes for a relaxing bath and a fun experience.

    After Cejar Lagoon visit Ojos de Salar: water coming from underground lagoons with small reeds and seaweed growing on its banks. Finally, in Laguna Tebenquinche you will enjoy the great whiteness of salt. End the day with an aperitif while contemplating the reflection of the Andes Range in the waters.

    Included: Snacks, entrance fees.

    Duration: 05:30 Approx.

    Recommendations: Comfortable clothing, windbreaker, swimsuit, towel, jockey, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.

    ​Lodging at San Pedro de Atacama Hotel.

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  • 4
    Tatio Geysers Tour & Puritama Hotsprings
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Tatio Geysers Tour & Puritama Hotsprings

    At 05:00 am your local guide will pick you up for to visit the Tatio Geysers.

    The Tatio is one of the highest Geyser field in the world. The maximum expression of these fumaroles begins between 06:00 and 07:00 hrs.  approx. with temperatures reaching 85 ° C. On our return it is possible to observe fauna like vicuñas, llamas, ñandúes, vizcachas, etc. In addition, we will visit the small ancestral village of Machuca.

    Nearby is the Salada Lagoon where families of flamingos, ducks and seagulls reside. We will end our excursion in Puritama Hotsprings, located in a large stone ravine.

    Included: Entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, cocktail.

    Duration: 14:30 Approx.

    Recommendations: Warm clothing, comfortable footwear, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel, flop-flops and water.

    Restrictions:

    • Pregnant

    • Minimum age of 12 years

    • People with Hypertension (Medical authorization only)

     

    You will be dropped off at your hotel. Lodging at San Pedro de Atacama Hotel.

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  • 5
    Flight to Santiago
    Day 5 Transfer by airplane
    Flight to Santiago

    Your local guide will pick you up to go to Calama Airport for the flight back to Santiago. At Santiago Airport your driver will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free to enjoy Santiago.

    ​Lodging at Santiago Hotel.

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  • 6
    Valparaíso & Viña del Mar with Casablanca Wine Tour
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    Valparaíso & Viña del Mar with Casablanca Wine Tour

    In the morning your guide will be in your hotel. The first stop will be in Casablanca Valley famous for its wine production, especially for its white wines.

    You will visit Emiliana Vineyards, one of the most important biodynamic organic vineyards in the country, and enjoy some wine tasting,

    Continue to Valparaíso City. Valparaiso is one of the most culturally rich cities in Chile, declared as a World Heritage in 2003 by the UNESCO. The city was a melting pot with people from France, England, Germany, Yugoslavia, Holland and Chile. It will impress you with its architecture spread on 41 colorful hills.

    North of Valparaiso you can find the "Garden City", called Viña del Mar.  You will visit the “Concepción” and “Happy” hills, Sotomayor square, Valparaiso harbor, Flower Clock, Municipal Casino and Ecuador walk. Enjoy the best seafood on the harbor by visiting one of the local restaurants, where you can have lunch with a view of the ocean.

    Included: Elevator fees, Wine Tour and Premium Tasting.

    Not included: Lunch

    Duration: 8-9 hours approx.

    Lodging at Santiago Hotel.

     

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  • 7
    Flight to Easter Island
    Day 7 Transfer by airplane
    Flight to Easter Island

    Depending on your domestic flight, the guide will transfer you to Santiago Airport for the flight to Easter Island.

    Approx. at 13:30 of Easter Island time, you will be picked up at the airport with a flower necklace and transferred to your hotel.

    Afternoon free is free for lunch and rest.

    Not Included: Lunch

    Upon arrival in Easter Island Airport, you need to paid the Rapa Nui National Park fees valid for 10 days.

    ​Lodging at Easter Island Hotel.

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  • 8
    Full Day Historic Pathways Tour
    Day 8 Transfer by car
    Full Day Historic Pathways Tour

    At 10:00 the local guide will pick up you for your Historic Pathways Tour with stops at several significant sites of interest. Head to Puna Pau, the small crater that acted as the scoria quarry for the moai's famous topknots, before continuing to Ahu Tahira in Vinapu, with its moai platform. Take in the views at the cauldron of Rano Kau, reach the clifftop of the village of Orongo, and discover the significance of the Birdman Cult.

    End the day with a visit to Ahu Akivi, the world famous seven inland moai gazing the ocean, and explore the cave system of Ana Te Pahu, known as "The Banana Cave".

    Included: Lunch.

    Duration: 7 hours approx.

    ​Lodging at Easter Island Hotel.

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  • 9
    Full Day Moai Monuments Tour - Polynesic Dinner Show
    Day 9 Transfer by car
    Full Day Moai Monuments Tour - Polynesic Dinner Show

    At 10:00 our local guide will pick up you for your Moai Monuments Tour where you'll unveil the secrets of Easter Island through the many clues given by the gigantic megaliths. Start by visiting the ahu platforms at Tahai. Visit the ruins of the fallen moai at Ahu Akahanga, admire the restored site of Ahu Tongariki, where fifteen stone giants watch over the land.

    Spend part of the afternoon in front of the moai half emerged from the soil at Rano Raraku, the volcano crater that was both a stone quarry and birthplace for these immense figures. Visit Ahu Te Pito Kura, to see the largest moai and the legendary magnetic stone was said to have been brought here from the Hiva, Polynesia, by the first king, Hotu Matuʻa. Finish the day among coconut palms, turquoise water and white sand at Anakena Beach, and admiring the post-modernist style moai of Ahu Nau Nau.

    Included: Lunch.

    Duration: 7 hours approx.

    Between 19:45 and 20:00 hrs. you will be transferred from the hotel to a local restaurant for a Dinner Show with typical food, music and dance.

    Lodging at Easter Island Hotel.

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  • 10
    Easter Island - Santiago
    Day 10 Transfer by airplane
    Easter Island - Santiago

    Depending on your flight your local guide will pick you up to go to Mataveri Airport and back to Santiago. At Santiago Airport your driver will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free to enjoy Santiago by yourself or stay in the hotel.

    ​Lodging at Santiago Hotel.

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  • 11
    Maipo Wine tour with Chilean Ranch Experience
    Day 11 Transfer by car
    Maipo Wine tour with Chilean Ranch Experience

    In the morning your guide will be waiting at your hotel to begin a wine day with traditional food and Chilean folklore.

    Maipo Valley is well known for its red wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère. You will visit one winery of this valley, Viña Santa Rita, with some wine tasting.

    After this wine tasting you move to Pirque to visit a Chilean ranch where the owners produce their own wines and show the Chilean traditions with horses, music, dance and food.

    Return to your hotel.

    Included: Premium Wine Tour Tasting & Lunch.

    Duration: 8-9 hours approx.

    ​Lodging in Santiago Hotel.

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  • 12
    Santiago - Puerto Natales
    Day 12 Transfer by airplane
    Santiago - Puerto Natales

    Your guide will waiting for you at your hotel to transfer you to Santiago Airport in time for your flight to Patagonia.

    Your local driver will wait for you at the airport to escort you to your hotel. Free time to discover the Puerto Natales by yourself.

    ​Lodging at Puerto Natales Hotel.

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  • 13
    Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave
    Day 13 Transfer by car
    Torres del Paine National Park and Milodon Cave

    The excursion begins with a visit to Milodón cave, a cave 200 meters long, 30 meters high and 80 meters wide, located 25 km from Puerto Natales. A half-hour walk will take you into the cave, famous for the discovery of fresh skin and bones from a prehistoric species of giant sloth, the milodón. Remains of other extinct animals have also been found here.

    Continue towards Torres del Paine famous for the massifs that give it its name, huge granite rockes modeled by the force of glacial ice. After entering the park you will see colored lagoons, mountains covered with ice and abundant local fauna. You will stop for a 15-minute walk to the Salto Grande on the Paine River.

    After lunch you will continue to Lake Gray, where you will hike to a panoramic point to admire icebergs and the glacier with the same name. Take the same route back to Puerto Natales, or else follow the path bordering lakes Toro, Porteño and Sofia.

    Included: National park fees, Milodon Cave fees and box lunch (You can go with your box lunch or buy lunch on the spot).

    ​Lodging at Puerto Natales Hotel.

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  • 14
    Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers
    Day 14 Transfer by car
    Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers

    Discover the incredible fjords of Puerto Natales sailing by boat to Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, through Ultima Esperanza Fjord, admiring beautiful mountains, waterfalls, estancias and Patagonian bird species.

    Visit Balmaceda Glacier and hike through leafy coihues and ñirres forest up to the foot of the Serrano Glacier.

    The tour ends with lunch, based on a typical dish from the area, the Magellanic lamb, before going back to Puerto Natales.

    Included: Coffee or tea on board, whiskey appetizer with ice from the glacier, walk in Laguna Serrano, lunch and navigation (subject to weather conditions).

    ​Lodging at Puerto Natales Hotel.

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  • 15
    Puerto Natales - Santiago
    Day 15 Transfer by airplane
    Puerto Natales - Santiago

    Depending your flight your local guide will pick you up to go to Punta Arenas Airport for the flight back to Santiago. At Santiago Airport your driver will transfer you to your hotel.

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  • 16
    End of tour
    Day 16 Transfer by car
    End of tour

    Depending on your flight your guide will be waiting at your hotel to go to Santiago Airport.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Accommodation in selected hotels.
    • All tours in private services, except the regular services mentioned in the program and the wine tours.
    • Local English speaking guides
    • Private Transfers
    • Lunch, dinner and wine tastings mentioned as included in the programs
    • Cocktails and snacks mentioned as included in the program
    • Entrances to National Parks (except in Easter Island).

    Price does not include

    • International or domestic flights
    • Accident Insurance (you MUST have your own insurance)
    • Lunch, dinner, beverages & cocktails not included on the program
    •  Tour Leader
    • Tips for drivers and guides.