Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Santiago, San Pedro de Atacama & Puerto Natales

ITINERARY

Itinerary

The Diversity Of Chile 10 Days / 9 Nights

Welcome to Santiago

Upon arrival you will assisted at the Santiago airport and then transferred to your hotel.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Santiago

Meals not included

At the scheduled time you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Calama and transfer to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama town. 

 

Half day visit to Moon Valley (afternoon tour)

We leave San Pedro de Atacama to take the highway number 23 and then, after 19 kilometers (12 miles), reach the Salt Mountain Range, one of the main attractions for tourists visiting this pre-Andean oasis. Within this mountain range, between the Andes and Domeyko, we find the "Dinosaur Valley", the "Death Valley" full of interesting stories, dunes for some fun sandboarding and lookouts with views of the mountain range and its volcanoes. We also find the "Moon Valley", previously called Las Salinas because of its mining past, where we will have the opportunity to learn about its canyons formed by water millions of years ago, while rock salt, selenite, and clay will show us the essence of the Moon Valley. We will be in one of the seven sites that make up Los Flamencos National Reserve, since such beauty that is admired by visitors from all over the world must also be protected. We will visit the Central Crater to have a better view of the valley, the amphitheater and, of course, the best photo opportunities. We will then go on to visit the Three Marys, geological formations named so by famous Father Gustavo Le Paige many years ago. Finally, from the Kari lookout, one of the highest in the Salt Mountain Range, it is ideal to see how the sun hides giving way to a beautiful and colorful sunset

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Meals included: Breakfast.

Salar de Atacama & Toconao town (Full Day visit)

Your tour will begin with a tour on the vast plain area, allowing you to reach “Gran Salar de Atacama”, white and rough surface where shallow lagoons are home to a large number of flamingos that choose this water as a nesting place, allowing you to observe these wonderful birds.
Geological studies consider this salar flat as the most important reserve of lithium of the planet, requiring it on a 40%.

Under weak water furrows small villages are born. One of the most picturesque of these is Toconao, where you can appreciate an original architecture made of Liparita stone, highlighting the ancient church. It is a town that will motivate you to walk the streets and meet the local people who dedicate their days to handicrafts in fine wool. You can buy a souvenir if you wish

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Meals included: Breakfast & Box lunch 

Tatio Geysers and Machuca Town 

On this excursion you will visit the Tatio Geyser - located at 4,300 meters above sea level - steam fumaroles, which reach 50 meters high, mix with the imposing beauty of the Andes, enjoy an exquisite breakfast prepared in the Geysers. After returning to San Pedro de Atacama, you will be delighted with copper-colored lands, incredibly blue and clear skies, vegetation at first sight almost non-existent but offering all kinds of surprises and plague of other shades of color such as straw brave , where vicuñas move and live, the lone culpeo fox and variety of birds. Continue the trip to the village of Machuca, place of shepherds of ancestral llamas, llareta extraction and sulfur. Currently, this town of houses made of adobe, straw and cactus wood is dedicated to tourism offering local products such as Andean crafts, llama meat, sopaipillas and empanadas.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in San Pedro de Atacama

Meals included: Breakfast

In the morning, you will be transferred from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama to the Calama airport to board a flight to the city of Santiago.

 

City tour 

We invite you to discover Santiago, a cosmopolitan city which has become one of South America’s most modern hubs.

Described by the international media as a surprising destination, Santiago stands out for being a cosmopolitan and modern city that perfectly combines its traditions with a modern outlook. The tour will take you to visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Santiago’s Central Postal Office and its Municipality. We will also visit the Moneda Palace, which is the government’s headquarters as well as the traditional neighborhoods of the historic city center. The tour also includes a visit to the Santa Lucia hill, named Huelén by the natives. It is a real urban oasis in the center of the city. There we will learn more about Chile’s history and enjoy some of the best views in the city. After knowing Santiago, we will arrive to Barrio Lastarria, famous by it cultural, inherited and gastronomical offer. The second part of the tour will take you to the eastern side of the city, to the financial heart of Santiago, known for its modern buildings, impressive glass skyscrapers and its impressive sculptures designed by prominent national architects. There, you will see exactly why this area is known as “Sanhattan” among the locals.

Optional excursion: City by Condor 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Santiago

Meals included: breakfast

Viña del Mar and Valparaíso are two of Chile’s unmissable destinations.

Known as the “Garden City”, for originally being surrounded by largely green areas and for now preserving its extensive and beautiful urban gardens, with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, Viña del Mar is undoubtedly one of Chile’s unmissable destinations. Viña del Mar stands out for its beautiful architecture, its impressive palaces and famous Flower Clock, photographed by tourists from all over the world. During the tour, you will have the option to have lunch in one of the numerous restaurants in the city, with a variety of delicious sea food on offer. We will travel along the sea front, and enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean, before arriving at the most important ports in Chile; Valparaiso. It was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site thanks to its colorful beauty and the uniqueness of its location on the hills, which create a natural Amphitheatre with the ocean as its stage. We will visit Cerro Alegre, where you can truly appreciate the magic of the city, with its picturesque funiculars, multi-colored neighborhoods and unforgettable sea views. We will then head to the Sotomayor Square, to see the Monument of the Heroes of Iquique. Once in the port, there will be the option to take a boat out around Valparaíso’s bay to enjoy the views of the colorful hills from a different perspective.

Optional excursion: Valparaíso & wines with lunch in vineyard 

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Santiago

Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer from the hotel to Santiago airport to board flight to Punta Arenas.

 

Upon arrival you will be assisted at the Punta Arenas airport and then transferred to the bus terminal to board a bus to Puerto Natales (03 hours trip) upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Puerto Natales

Meal: Breakfast

Visit National Park Torres del Paine y Milodón Cave (Full day Tour)

This trip will know 2 natural monuments First, the Milodon Cave, one of the most important paleontological sites in South America, consisting of three caves where remains of "milodones", extinct prehistoric herbivorous mammals of great dimensions were found. Then continue to Torres del Paine National Park, considered by specialized publications among the most beautiful on the planet. On the way you will enjoy magnificent views of Laguna Sofia, the Cordillera Prat, Lake Porteño, among other places. A short walk will take you to a point where you will see the Cuernos del Paine to continue to the sector of Lake Gray. After a tasty lunch (not included in the rate), you will visit the viewpoint of Lake Nordenskiold and then you will visit the Laguna Amarga, without first visiting the Paine Waterfall, a beautiful place where you can see the discharge of milky waters coming from the glaciers and that drain finally in the Seno of Ultima Esperanza.

 

Accommodation at selected hotel in Puerto Natales

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch  

Day at leisure.

Optional excursion: Visit to Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers  (Regular service )

Accommodation at selected hotel in Puerto Natales

Meals: Breakfast 

At the scheduled time will be transferred to the bus terminal of Puerto Natales to board bus to the airport of Punta Arenas

 

Meal: Breakfast. 

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