Classic Chile + Ext Easter Island

Classic Chile + Ext Easter Island

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Classic Chile + Ext Easter Island

13 Days Starting and ending in Santiago

Visiting: Santiago, Plaza Mulato, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Cordillera Del Paine, Monte Balmaceda, Valle De La Luna, San Pedro De Atacama, Calama, Toconao, Tulor, Tatio, Valparaíso, Osterinsel, Rano Raraku

Tour operator:

Today Voyages

Tour code:

15355

Group size:

2 - 14

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

History

From: $4444 $4304 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$140

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Tour Overview

1. 12-day escorted tour 2. Itinerary based on the Atacama Desert and Chilean Patagonia. 3. English-speaking guides throughout the tour. What you need to know: - Climates vary greatly depending on the regions visited. Best period from November to March. - Domestic flights of 2 hours, 4 and 6 hours connecting flights between the regions.

Highlights

  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE from 2 participants

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Wednesday / Arrival In Santiago De Chile

Location: Santiago, Plaza Mulato

Accommodation Name: Fundador

In the morning arrival at Santiago International Airport and welcome by your guide in english.

Departure for a walking tour of Santiago's historic centre, surrounded by ultra-modern neighbourhoods. In the colonial quarter, visit the Casa de La Moneda, seat of government, and continue to the Plaza de Armas to discover colonial and republican architecture in monuments such as the Cathedral (19th century).

Then depart for the Lastarria neighbourhood to discover the Church of Veracruz and the palace of Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro. A historical, typical, bohemian and cultural district, Lastarria has developed while preserving its identity.

Climb to the top of Cerro Santa Lucía for a panoramic view of the city surrounded by the high mountains of the Andes.

Free lunch

Installation at the hotel.

Free dinner (optional, dinner at the hotel)

Night at the hotel.

Day 2 : Thursday / Santiago Flight To Punta Arenas (3H30 Flight Time) / Puerto Natales

Location: Santiago, Punta Arenas

Accommodation Name: Saltos Del Paine

Free breakfast.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Punta Arenas (Recommended flight: LAN281 05:40-09:00, not included). Punta Arenas is a port located on the Strait of Magellan, created in 1848 by a small group of settlers.

Free lunch

Transfer to Puerto Natales (approx. 3-hour drive), crossing the Pampa. The city is located opposite Cape Última Esperanza, surrounded by hills and mountains.

Installation in the hotel.

Free dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 : Friday / Puerto Natales / Torres Del Paine / Puerto Natales

Location: Puerto Natales, Cordillera Del Paine

Accommodation Name: Saltos Del Paine

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to the Torres del Paine National Park, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Monumental landscapes formed by mountains, glaciers, valleys, ponds and large lakes in contrasting colours. Observation of Andean and Patagonian fauna. On the way, visit the curiosity of the Mylodón Cave, which holds memories of Patagonia's prehistory.

Box lunch in front of the mountains of the Torres del Paine National Park.

Excursion between Lake Nordenskjöld with its turquoise waters and the Torres del Paine and Cuernos del Paine mountains, emblematic scenery of the park.

Return to Puerto Natales.

Free dinner. Overnight in hotel

Day 4 : Saturday / Puerto Natales

Location: Puerto Natales, Monte Balmaceda

Accommodation Name: Saltos Del Paine

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure from the hotel and boarding towards. Direction Monte Balmaceda (2035 m), in the O'Higgins Park, almost unexplored by man except for those arriving by boat.

The journey begins at the Puerto Natales pontoon. We can observe from the boat the forests of Coïhues, canelos, lengas. We walk along the coast, the boat then approaches the bass to land north of the Balmaceda glacier and the Serrano glacier. We walk towards this beautiful site and take advantage of this scenery.

We ascend by boat and then stop at the Hosteria Monte Balmaceda where a typical Patagonian barbecue awaits us.

Lunch at the hosteria

Return to Puerto Natales

Day 5 : Sunday / Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas Flight To Santiago (3H30 Flight Time)

Location: Santiago, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales

Accommodation Name: Fundador

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free morning and free lunch.

Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport (approximately 3 hours' drive).

Flight to Santiago (Recommended flight: LAN292 15:20-18:40, not included).

Arrival in Santiago.

Transfer to the hotel.

Free dinner (optional, dinner at the hotel). Night at the hotel.

Day 6 : Monday / Santiago Flight To Calama (2H Flight) / San Pedro De Atacama (1H30 By Car)

Location: Santiago, Valle De La Luna, San Pedro De Atacama, Calama

Accommodation Name: Hosteria San Pedro

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Calama (Recommended flight: LAN342 7:10-9:15, not included). Welcome by your guide and departure to San Pedro d'Atacama (1h30 by car).

San Pedro de Atacama, an oasis village in the middle of the desert, is inhabited mainly by indigenous ethnic groups engaged in agriculture. On the old square, its church from 1774 is a fine example of local architecture: cactus wood structure, cob walls and algarrobo beams.

Free lunch (optional, lunch in a local restaurant)

Installation in the hotel.

In the afternoon, departure to the Cordillera de la Sal with its incredible landscape and the discovery of mysterious shapes caused by the erosion of time. Visit the Moon Valley, classified as a natural sanctuary. You can climb the Duna Mayor and admire the lunar landscape and mountain range. The naturally carved rocks have the shapes of prehistoric monsters or sculptures of women, such as the Tres Marias. Then discover Death Valley to admire the incredible landscape of a gorge whose red rocks glow at sunset. All life is impossible there.

Watch the sunset and return to San Pedro.

Free dinner.

Night at the hotel.

Day 7 : Tuesday / San Pedro De Atacama

Location: San Pedro De Atacama, Toconao, Tulor

Accommodation Name: Hosteria San Pedro

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Pukará de Quitor, built in the 12th century by the Atacameños, later reinforced by the Incas and destroyed by the Spanish in 1540. It was later restored and declared a National Monument. It is now an excellent archaeological route and you will enjoy views of the oasis and irrigation system of San Pedro, the surrounding valleys, volcanoes and hills in the distance.

Depart for a visit to Tulor, the oldest inhabited village in the valley, built between 800 BC and 500 AD. Its circular houses communicate with each other through communal patios. Covered with sand, then brought to light by a quarter in 1982, Tulor represents an enigma for specialists.

Free lunch (optional, lunch in a local restaurant)

Departure for Toconao, a typical desert village. Discovery of its church and the 18th-century San Lucas bell tower, built of volcanic stone. Handicrafts and fruit production are the specialities of this village located near Volcan Lascar.

Then visit the Salar de Atacama to admire the spectacle of this immense salt lagoon inhabited by Andean birds and flamingos.

Return to San Pedro de Atacama.

Free dinner.

Night at the hotel.

Day 8 : Wednesday / San Pedro De Atacama / Geysers Del Tatio / Santiago

Location: Santiago, San Pedro De Atacama, Tatio

Accommodation Name: Fundador

Departure before dawn to the Tatio Geysers. Located at 4200 m above sea level, it is the highest geothermal field in the world. Observation of the impressive activity of the vapours produced by the high temperatures of the water emerging from its craters (up to 85°C). There are also thermal pools in which you can bathe.

Breakfast on site. With a coffee, you can stroll through the open spaces of the Geysers.

Passage through the typical village of Machuca, a village whose inhabitants are mainly engaged in agriculture, grazing and cheese production.

Return to San Pedro de Atacama.

Free lunch

Transfer to Calama airport to take the flight to Santiago (Recommended flight: LAN347 18:20-19:20, not included).

Transfer and installation at the hotel.

Free dinner.

Night at the hotel.

Day 9 : Thursday / Santiago

Location: Santiago, Valparaíso

Accommodation Name: Fundador

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for Valparaíso to visit the city and its historic port dating back to 1536 and listed as a Unesco heritage site. Walk through the narrow streets lined with multicoloured houses winding between hills and mountains with panoramic views of the Pacific.

Free lunch

Visit to the Casas del Bosque winery

An expert in the production of cold climate varieties, this winery harvests white grapes exclusively at night. Savour the robust and unforgettable flavour of its Sauvignon Blanc.

You can stroll among the vineyards and enjoy yourself.

Return to Santiago

Free dinner.

Night at the hotel.

Day 10 : Friday / Santiago De Chile Flight To Easter Island (Flight Not Included)

Location: Santiago, Osterinsel

Accommodation Name: O'tai

Breakfast at the hotel (depending on flight schedule)

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Easter Island (Recommended flight: LAN 841 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., not included). Transfer to the hotel. (Check-in from 15:00).

Free lunch

Excursion to the summit of the Rano Kau volcano. Privileged view of the entire island, its coastline, volcanoes and the village of Hanga Roa. The second Mirador will allow you to admire the Rano Kau crater and its lagoon. Then visit the ceremonial site of Orongo, where the ritual of the Birdman, Tangata Manu, took place. Finally, visit Ahu Vinapu, an archaeological site that testifies to the excellence in stone-cutting of the Rapa Nui peoples and is very reminiscent of pre-incaic constructions.

Return to Hanga Roa.

Traditional Polynesian dinner.

Overnight in the hotel.

Day 11 : Saturday / Easter Island

Location: Rano Raraku, Osterinsel

Accommodation Name: O'tai

Breakfast at the hotel.

Day excursion to discover the numerous archaeological sites. At the Rano Raraku volcano, visit Ahu Vaihu, an altar with eight upturned moai. On the way to the wild south coast of the island, visit the Ahu Akahanga sites, considered the necropolis of King Hotu Matua, and Ahu Tongariki, where the 12 moai were almost completely destroyed in the chaos of the tribal wars.

Then, ascending the same route northwards, we arrive at Ahu Te Pito Kura, a site formed by the largest moai - almost 10 m high - and whose name means 'navel of the world'.

Lunch in the form of a picnic lunch, served near the site where the moai were carved, at the foot of the Rano Raraku volcano.

Return to the hotel.

Free dinner. Night at the hotel.

Day 12 : Sunday / Easter Island Flight To Santiago (Apx 6H Flight Not Included)

Location: Santiago, Osterinsel

Accommodation Name: Fundador

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Santiago (Recommended flight: LAN842 13:15-20:00, not included).

Free lunch

Arrival in Santiago and transfer to the hotel.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 : Monday / Santiago De Chile Out

Location: Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport. Return flight to Italy (not included)

What's Included

  • Accommodation in ½ standard double room in the hotels mentioned or similar with breakfasts of different compositions according to the policies of each establishment.

  • Meals indicated in the programme (excluding drinks).

  • Registration and visits to the programme.

  • Transfers and transport by private service.

What's Not Included

  • International airport taxes in Santiago: USD$35.-/pax if not included in airfare.

  • International flights to Santiago.

  • Domestic airport taxes: USD$15.

  • Domestic flights within Chile: Santiago/Easter Island/Santiago.

  • Drinks and personal expenses.

  • All services not mentioned or mentioned as an option or supplement.

  • Tips for guides hotels drivers and restaurants.

  • A Quimbaya Latin America guide for the entire circuit.

  • Compliments.

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