Stargazing in the driest desert in the world, Millennial Glaciers in the Southernmost part of the Planet, Enchanted Forests, and Lakes located at the foot of massive volcanoes— Chile offers a variety of adventures for tourists. It has islands full of Legends, Wine-making Traditions, great challenges to be overcome, and the modern and accessible city of Santiago.
However, there is something about Chile has not been said yet. The Country has wide-open natural landscapes, but you can also find this openness in the Chilean people. The feeling of being alive floods over you in these wide-open spaces in Chile. Here you can get in touch with nature or set out to explore pristine areas. The people of Chile will also pleasantly surprise you with their kindness and hospitality.
Experience the Best of Chile through a Seat-In-Coach tour. Guaranteed small groups with a maximum of 16 participants and local English speaking guides, journey through the Country of Poets!
Santiago is a vital and versatile city. Home to many events showcasing the very best of Chilean culture, it also hosts superb international festivals of sound, flavor and color. The Chilean capital breathes new life into all its visitors! The city’s diversity shines through in its many contrasting neighborhoods. Set out to explore the city streets and you will discover beautiful and original art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets, as well as a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes.
Night owls can enjoy a taste of lively Latino nightlife in hip Bellavista! Visit downtown Santiago to get a real feel for the city. Learn more about the country in its many fine museums, or wander around the famous Central Market – a gourmet’s delight. Fans of the great outdoors can head for the hills that surround the city and marvel at panoramic views of Santiago with the magnificent Andes as a backdrop. Take the opportunity to grab a picnic and visit one of the city´s many parks.
You will find first-rate shopping opportunities in the stylish Alonso de Córdoba neighborhood and in the city’s many modern malls.
Arrive at the Airport of Santiago and transfer to the hotel.
Santiago is a city of contrasts with traces of its colonial past mixed with the ultramodern, high-rise buildings of the financial center; Chile’s capital will surprise you. This Tour offers you the opportunity to see this eclectic mix for yourself.
The Tour begins by heading South through the downtown area, to get to the heart of the city. From here you head along the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colorful main avenue, where you’ll see some important iconic constructions such as the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill, site of Santiago’s foundation in 1541. Then you continue towards the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Very close from here is the famous Central Market, which is the main market for fresh fish and seafood, an interesting building, dating back to the end of the 19th century: It is a steel construction, built in London and brought to Chile by ship. Afterwards, you continue the tour crossing the Mapocho River to reach the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to the San Cristobal Hill. From one of the hill’s viewpoints, you will have the finest views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. To round off the tour, you will pass through the modern residential areas of the city with their daring architecture to come back to your hotel.
Middle Class: Overnight at Hotel Principado Express 3* or similar (standard room)
Comfort Class: Overnight at Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* or similar (standard room)
Optional tour: Full day excursion to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
The tour leaves Santiago in Western direction. Arriving in Valparaiso, you pass by the main square where you can view the monument honoring the Naval Battle fought in 1879. Driving towards the southern side of the city and seeing the old funiculars you will drive up a hillside for a most spectacular view of the bay seeing Valparaiso’s downtown district and its adjoining hills.
Then proceed to the lower level of the city through the commercial heart of the port, where you’ll take the coastal highway that links Valparaiso with the resort city of Viña del Mar. Reaching the Concón beach, you can admire various fish stands displaying a great variety of seafood. Summer homes and restaurants are spread out along the coast. Afterwards, visit the main square Plaza Vergara and the shopping avenue before returning to Santiago.
Optional tour: Wine pairing at Vinolia (3h)
You will be picked up from your hotel and take you to Vinolia: “The wine adventure”, where in the “Sensory exploration room” you can discover 48 aromas associated with wine in a setting that also recreates sounds and images that give a sense of being in a vineyard. The visit continues in the cinema room with a virtual panoramic flight that shows you the Casablanca, Maipo, and the Colchagua Valley on a giant screen. Five wineries have been chosen in accordance with the quality and prestige of their wines.
As you watch the video, you will taste five superior-quality wines, one from each winery, as the winemaker leads the tasting on screen and reveals the secrets behind each label. The tasting is accompanied by a selection of cheeses and dried fruits.
Once the tour has finished, visitors are free to continue enjoying their visit in the Emporium and Wine & Appetizers on their leisure. Afterwards, return to your hotel.
**Remark: The transfers hotel/Vinolia/hotel are on private basis with English speaking guide (who will assist you until the Sensory exploration room only). The visit at Vinolia is together with other international travelers. The film shown during the wine taste is in Spanish with English subtitles. The winemakers speak only Spanish.
Middle class: Overnight at Hotel Principado Express 3* or similar (standard room)
Comfort class: Overnight at Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* or similar (standard room)
Transfer to the Airport for the flight to Puerto Montt (not included). There, you'll be welcomed and transferred to the hotel in Puerto Varas, situated some 12 miles away.
Puerto Varas also known as The City of Roses overlooks Lago Llanquihue, one of Chile's largest lake where the reflection of the eternally snow covered Osorno Volcano is mirrored in the clear waters. You drive along the “Costanera” (coastal road) and see Puerto Varas’ main square with its gardens and the monument in honor of Vicente Perez Rosales, the region’s founding father.
The rest of the day at leisure.
Middle class: Overnight at Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4* or similar (standard room)
Comfort class: Overnight at Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4* or similar (superior room)
You cannot leave Chile without sailing on the wonderful Todos los Santos Lake with its Emerald colored waters and its surrounding forests. First, you visit the world renowned Petrohué Waterfalls, that flow into a river that runs through beautiful rock formations. Also discover Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants, which is on the route of the famous Andean Crossing.
After visiting the Petrohué Waterfalls, you will then enjoy a two-hour boat trip on Todos los Santos Lake, taking in the views of the majestic Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes. However, the adventure does not end when you arrive at Peulla, as there you can choose to take part in a large variety of activities such as canopying, horse riding, and a 4x4 safari, all in a stunning setting that will take your breath away. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Full Day Excursion Chiloe Castro y Dalcahue - on shared basis
A full day tour visiting the northern part of the mythical island of Chiloé, its stilted houses, its markets and the churches declared as World Heritage sites by Unesco.
A full day tour leaving from Puerto Varas. In order to delve into the Chilote world, we begin our day by taking a boat down the Chacao canal for 30 minutes, where we spot a wide variety of birds, before arriving to the village of Chacao to visit its square and church.
We will continue on to Castro to stop for lunch. Then, we will visit the stilted houses of Rio Gamboa, the square and its church which was declared a Unesco World Heritage site. Next, we will visit the recently restored Nercón Church (1890), which is a national monument and is also on Unesco’s protected list.
The day continues in Dalcahue, where we stop on the waterfront to take in the wonderful natural landscape and visit the local artisan market, museum and church. Afterwards return back to your hotel.
Transfer from the Hotel in Puerto Varas to the airport in Puerto Montt. On route you will do a sightseeing tour of Puerto Montt, which was founded by German settlers in 1852, whose influence still remains in the style of the wooden houses. You will pass along the "Costanera“ Avenue and continue to the observation point for a beautiful view of the city, Reloncavi Bay, Tenglo Island and channels. Afterwards, you will pass through the town’s center with its typical square and its Cathedral, the oldest building in the region. You will also visit Angelmó, the traditional fish and seafood market in the port. At the end you will be transferred to the airport.
Flight to Punta Arenas. Arrival at the airport of Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel.
Middle class: Overnight at Hotel Rey Don Felipe 3* or similar (standard room)
Comfort class: Overnight at Hotel Cabo de Hornos 4* or similar (standard room)
In the morning half day city tour of Punta Arenas. Punta Arenas is the southernmost continental town of South America, founded in 1848 at the shores of the Magellan Strait. You begin the tour heading uphill along Avenida Independencia seeing many monuments that were placed here. After 10 minutes, you reach Cerro La Cruz, a vantage point offering a sweeping view of Punta Arenas’ colorful roofs, the Straits of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego Island in the background.
Afterwards you return back to your hotel.
At around 13:30 hrs you will be picked-up from your hotel by a vehicle from the Hotel Rio Serrano which drives you right into the spectacular National Park Torres del Paine, passing through the wideness of the Patagonian steppe with its huge sheep farms and beech woods contrasting with the mostly unadorned landscape.
Arrival at the hotel in the evening. Dinner at the hotel.
Middle class: Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Rio Serrano 4* or similar (standard room)
Comfort class: Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Rio Serrano 4* or similar (superior room)
Enjoy the all-inclusive program package of Hotel Rio Serrano. All excursions are shared with other guests of the hotel.
The package includes:
The package does not include:
List of possible excursions:
Important remark: All excursions are subject to changes and may vary due to climatic conditions depending on the particular day.
Comfort class: Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Rio Serrano 4* or similar (superior room
Early in the morning the transfer vehicle from the hotel Rio Serrano will drive you back to Punta Arenas to the airport for your return flight to Santiago. From the Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Comfort class: Overnight at Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* or similar (standard room)
From the hotel, you will be transferred to the Airport for your flight back home.
On Day 1, You'll arrive to Santiago de Chile Airport where you will be welcomed and transferred to the Hotel.
On Day 11, the tour ends back in Santiago de Chile where you'll be transferred from the hotel to the Airport.
SAT recommends the following pre- and post-programmes:
- 4 days/3 nights Easter Island
- 3 days/2 nights Santiago Wine Package
In addition to this we offer customized extensions in all regions upon request.
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