The experience will begin in Chile’s capital, famous for its wide range of tourist attractions, its culture, and its excellent gastronomic offering. You’ll explore the city’s historic center, visit Emiliana, an organic vineyard in the middle of Casablanca Valley, and go to the colorful city of Valparaíso.
Once you have toured the central zone of the country, you will head for its southern tip for another incredible experience. You will see a large penguin colony in the city of Punta Arenas before going on to the Torres del Paine National Park, where you’ll have the chance to undertake activities of your choosing such as trekking, sailing, nature observation, and others, depending on the weather and your preferences!
Day 1: Santiago de Chile -(Private Half day tour: A bite of Santiago).
Day 2: Santiago de Chile – (Private Full day tour: Valparaiso & Wines).
Day 3: Santiago de Chile – Punta Arena.
Day 4: Punta Arenas – Torre del Paine (Shared Half Day Tour: Penguin Watching on Magdalena Island).
Day 5: Torres del Paine – (1 Full Day or 2 Half Day Excursions by the Hotel).
Day 6: Torres del Paine – (1 Full Day or 2 Half Day Excursions by the Hotel).
Day 7: Torres del Paine – Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile.
During this 7-day programme, you will visit Patagonia, one of Chile’s most incredible destinations. It’s known for its spectacular scenery made up of lakes, mountains, rivers, glaciers, fjords, pampas and forests thousands of years old. You’ll also explore the country’s capital, Santiago, and some of its surrounding areas, such as the Casablanca Valley and the Pacific coastline.
Along the way, you’ll have the chance to dive into outdoor activities in the Torres del Paine National Park, and marvel at the central zone’s main attractions
Note: This tour will take place on either the first or the last day, depending on flight arrival time.
Once you arrive at Santiago airport, your 7-day adventure round Chile will begin! When your flight gets in, an agency rep driver will be waiting to take you to the Hotel Ismael 312, where you’ll spend the first few nights of your trip. Once you’re at the hotel, you’ll have some time to get settled in and have lunch before the Private City Tour of Santiago begins at 2 pm. We will visit the historic center, the Mercado Central, and La Vega, the Santa Lucía or San Cristobal hill – both important green areas in the city – and learn about the history of Santiago while exploring the traditional boroughs of Lastarria, Bellas Artes, and Santiago Centro. The final part of the tour will take place in Bellavista, where you’ll enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant before heading back to the hotel.
Meals: Food samples.
Eco Boutique Hotel Bidasoa
On the second day, we will pick you up from your hotel between 9 and 9:30 am to begin your journey to Valparaíso. The trip will start with a stop in one of the country’s best-known central valleys, Casablanca Valley – famous for its excellent quality wines. We will first stop at the organic Emiliana Vineyard, where a wine sampling tour will await.
Then, we’ll continue our journey towards the city of Valparaíso on the Pacific coast. Once we arrive we will explore the city’s most interesting sites on foot, starting with the port. You’ll learn about the area’s history and the invaluable legacy of its European immigrants before visiting the Alegre and Concepción hills. Along the way, you’ll be able to observe the city’s amazing street art, colorful architecture, different types of churches, squares, and viewpoints, as well as using the public transport favored by the locals: the trolebús and the lifts which connect the city with its various hills.
Finally, we’ll head to the Florida or Artillería hills to enjoy a tasty lunch at a traditional restaurant (not included), with time enough to savor the food. We will head back to Santiago at around 4 pm.
Eco Boutique Hotel Bidasoa
On this day, a van will be waiting at your hotel to take you to Santiago airport, where you’ll catch your flight to Punta Arenas so your adventure in Chilean Patagonia can commence!
Once you arrive in the city, a local rep will take you to the Hotel Yegua Loca, where you’ll be spending your first night. After checking in, you’ll have some free time to rest or to explore one of the city’s attractions, such as the uniquely beautiful Punta Arenas Cemetery, the Plaza Muñoz Gamero – declared a Typical Zone – the Sara Braun Palace, the famously cheap Zona Franca, or the Magallanes National Reserve located 5km from the city centre. They are worth a visit.
Yegua Loca Hotel
After breakfast, your first tour of the region will begin; a spectacular sailing trip towards the islands of Magdalena and Marta, natural monuments famous for being home to a large colony of Magellanic penguins, over 150,000 birds, and a sea lion colony hosting several other southern birds too. On Magdalena, you’ll disembark and have the chance to carefully explore the area so that you can better appreciate this magnificent bird before continuing your trip towards Marta, where you’ll be able to see the sea lion colony from the boat.
Once the tour is complete, you will go back to the hotel and be taken to the Torres del Paine National Park, ready for your next few days of adventure. After checking in, you’ll meet with a hotel guide and plan the outings you’ll be going on while there.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
*Please note that the activities described for days 5 and 6 are recommendations. Once you are at the park, you will be able to choose the excursions that most interest you each day (2 half-day activities or 1 full-day activity), depending on the day of your arrival and on weather conditions.
After breakfast at the hotel, your excursion to the base of the Torres del Paine viewpoint will start. This is a trek requiring you to be in good physical condition, energetic, and eager to get walking! The hike takes around 9 hours.
The first part of the trek will take you through the Ascensio Valley, where you’ll pass through a lenga forest full of trees thousands of years old before continuing over rocky terrain, crossing glacial rivers, and finally be ending up with a steep incline towards the viewpoint.
Once there, you’ll have time to take in the gorgeous landscape and the Torres and Cuernos del Paine rock formations. The return journey consists of a 4-hour descent back to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner.
On day 6, you’ll enjoy one of the most complete tours possible of the park, as you’ll be visiting some of its most notable attractions, including the Puente Negro, Lake Pehoe, and the Salto Grande. On the way, you will be able to observe local fauna such as guanacos, foxes, and birds, and stop off at the Nordenskjöld and Sarmiento viewpoints to enjoy the stunning views. Later, you’ll walk along the shores of Lake Grey, where you’ll rest for a delicious snack, before your much-anticipated sailing trip on the lake itself. This will take around 3 hours and will give you the chance to see the glacier up close, as well as observing Southern beech forests, and – if you’re lucky – spotting endangered South Andean deer. When the sailing trip is finished, you’ll head back to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner.
On your last day, depending on your flight, you will have time to enjoy the park’s surrounding area or the hotel facilities. The van will pick you up from the hotel at an agreed time and take you to Punta Arenas airport, where you will catch your return flight to Santiago.
End of EcoChile Services.
2023 -2024 SEASON RATES
Price per person:
>> USD$ 4,570 /Per person.
* Price based on double occupancy. Please note that international and domestic flights are not included in this price.
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As the world continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that travelers, while eager to once again get out and explore the world, also want to be careful and only travel where and when it’s safe to do so. Just as you take your health and safety seriously, as well as the health and safety of the destinations and communities we visit, so do we. That’s why, in compliance with national and international health and safety regulations and recommendations, we’ve optimized our operations and tour itineraries to provide you with the safest itinerary possible.
This tour was specifically designed with social distancing in mind, avoiding overly crowded places without sacrificing the experience of discovering the destination. We only partner with hotels and tour operators that are similarly committed to putting their clients’ health first, frequently using cleaning and sanitizing services, and only offering tours and excursions when it’s fully safe to do so. All this and more are just some of the ways we’re innovating travel itineraries for a healthier, safer future.
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* This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, accommodation availability and not counting special dates.
** Solo travelers or guests staying in single rooms must pay a single supplement. Otherwise, the rates would be readjusted upon request.
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