The best of Chile
Incredible offer for those of you who like lively big cities, seasides towns full of character, good wine and breathtaking scenery of mountains. This will take you to journey around incredible Chile from its modern capital untill not touched by the civilization nature around chillian glaciers.
HIGHLIGHTS: Santiago di Chile, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Colchagua Valley, Glaciers, Torres del Paine
Flight to Santiago di Chile, transfer to the hotel, free time.
After breakfast we will start our CITY TOUR. Your group tour takes you through the main streets of Santiago's civic center with its many different architectural styles. You'll pass the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government; the Plaza de Armas, or main square, with its cathedral; the Museum of National History; and the Central Post Office. Then continues to the Parque Forestal, based on Paris' Champs-Elysees and Santa Lucia Hill, where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541. You'll continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background. After we will continue with a visit to the handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba. This attraction is closed on Mondays, when an alternative attraction is substituted. Back to the hotel.
This day is fully dedicated to two beautiful cities by the sea: Viña del mar and Valparaiso. Depart for the central coast traveling through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. The latter is known for its recent success as a wine producing area and there is a stop to visit one of the vineyards and taste some Chilean wine. Continue to the coast and visit the beach area of Renaca and the town of Viña del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road. In the afternoon we will continue to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th-century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars). This area has been declared by UNESCO as patrimony of humanity due to its eclectic architecture and urban development. After we are coming back to Santiago where we will rest before another day – visit wine valleys.
After breakfast we will start our journey to wine district and famous Colchagua valley. During the day we will be able to see how the wine is producing and also admire neverending hills full of grape bushes together with possibility to taste some best wine and if you like them make some purchase. After juyful trip return to the hotel in Santiago.
Flight to Punta Arena after breakfast where we start our Isla Magdalena tour to see Los Pinguinos Natural Monument – island full of small (around 61 cm tall) pinguins. After around 4 hours trip by boat return to the town and free time.
We start our trek from catching bus to Puerto Natales bus station, from where you’ll be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day and night are yours to explore on your own.
After breakfast at your hotel, a full-day trip starts with an early morning cruise from Puerto Natales to Ultima Esperanza Fjord. The three-hour cruise takes you through stunning Patagonian scenery to the 1,000-year-old Balmaceda glacier, home to cormorants and sea lions. At the head of the fjord, disembark to take a short 20-minute walk through forest to the foot of the Serrano Glacier, surrounded by snow-capped peaks and walls of ice. Meantime during the day we will stop for lunch at Estancia Perales, a traditional cattle ranch, on the return trip to Puerto Natales. Rest of the afternoon free time.
An early start after breakfast takes you on a full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage biosphere. We will be traveling through Patagonia’s rugged steppe country, an important habitat for many endangered species. It is easy to see herds of sheep and native guanacos (animals that look like a cross between a llama and a camel) and notice the rugged snow-capped Torres del Paine mountains towering in the background. Visit Salto Grande waterfall on the Pehoe River and Patagonia’s lovely lakes Pehoe and Grey, overlooked by the snowy white peaks of Grey Glacier. The excursion returns to Puerto Natales in the evening. Extra 2 days day glacier perito moreno y calafate argentina . 1 day glacier 2 trek mini
After breakfast, a transfer takes you to Puerto Natales bus station to catch an onward bus to Punta Arenas airport. After arrival flight to Santiago di Chile. Transfer to the hotel free time for last shopping.
Transfer to the airport. End of trip.