South and North Chile 21 days Group | CHISAN21GROUP

date_range Next departure: 03/03/19
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    Day 1.  Santiago de Chile Arrival – city tour
    Today you arrive in Santiago. Once arrived in the International Airport of Santiago, our team will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. After a short briefing, we start the city tour. The sights today include the old district, Club Hípico, the San Francisco church, the Government Palace, Main Square, Santa Lucía Hill, the San Cristóbal Hill from where we have a panoramic view of the city and last the most modern district in the city.

    Day 2. Santiago - Valparaiso and Viña del Mar – Santiago
    Today we visit Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. In 1996, the World Monuments Fund declared Valparaiso’s unusual system of funicular elevators (highly-inclined cable cars) one of the world’s 100 most endangered historical treasures and the city was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. We continue to Viña del Mar which is Chile’s main tourist attraction and also known as “La Ciudad Jardin” (The Garden City). You can have lunch in one of the many seaside restaurants and in the afternoon we visit the town: the Casino which is one the oldest gambling establishments in South America, walk along the beach, Reñaca and of course the botanic garden Quinta Vergara where the biggest musical festival in Latin American is celebrated each year. We return to Santiago where the evening is free to enjoy the last day on the South American continent.

    Day 3. Santiago – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales
    In the morning your are transferred to the airport for the flight to Punta Arena. Once arrived you will be transferred to the city for the public intercity bus to Puerto Natales (3h). In Puerto Natales you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is free.

    Day 4. Puerto Natale - Navigation Glaciers Balmaceda & Serrano – Torres del Paine
    We will leave at 7:00 am from the hotel to prepare boarding scheduled at 7:30. We will sail to Mount Balmaceda, during our navigation we can enjoy the forests before arriving at Glacier Balmaceda and Serrano. We will have a few hours in front of us to walk before taking the boat. We will have lunch in a hosteria and then we will go to Torres del Paines Park by zodiac along the Serrano River. We will dismount and our team will accompany you to Hosteria Lago Gray where you will spend the night.

    Day 5. Lago Grey / Navigation Grey
    After breakfast we will resume our navigation and we will cross the Gray Lake where we will be able to observe the huge Glacier Gray. After this impressive visit we will return to the Gray hosteria. The rest of the day will be free and you can walk near the hosteria around the Margarita and Marco Antonio lagoons to observe the fauna and flora.

    Day 6. Lago Grey - Park Torres del Paine - Puerto Natale
    In the morning we will go to visit the Torres del Paine Park where we can enjoy the most beautiful lakes of Patagonia (Péhoé, Nordenskjöld, Sarmiento), then after this big breath of fresh air we will join Puerto Natales to take the bus to El Calafate Argentinian side, 5:00 of road will be necessary. Our team will welcome you at the bus terminal and accompany you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free.

    Day 7. Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Llanquihue Lake
    After breakfast we fly to Puerto Montt and are transferred to the hotel in Puerto Varas. We start by visiting this town that was founded by German colonists. We visit the Phillipi Hill, which shelters all native tree species and which also has a beautiful viewing point from where it is possible to see the Puerto Varas bay and city. Our tour continues to the centre where we follow the main avenue that borders the Llanquihue Lake and we take the historical route that joins this city with the Alerce community. From here we continue  to Puerto Montt where we visit the Angelmo port with its handicraft centre and the market where we can see the different kinds of fish and seafood. We finish our tour with a visit to the Pelluco and Chinqihue beaches before returning to the hotel.

    Day 8. Excursion to Chiloe Island
    We leave the hotel after breakfast to visit the magical island of Chiloe. From the little village Pargua we take the ferry across the Chacao channel where we can see a great variety of sea birds and the Toninas (little dolphins) that join us on this 30 min. trip. Once arrived in Chacao we continue to the Caulin Bay where we can see nests of migratory birds. From here we go to Ancud and after lunch we visit the main sights of the city; Ancud Regional Museum, San Antonia Fort, Arenas Gruesas Beach, Huaihuén Hill and the market where we can find different sea products and a variety of handicrafts. We return to Puerto Varas in the afternoon.

    Day 9. Puerto Varas – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama – Valle de la Luna
    After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for the flight to Calama (connecting in Santiago). After arrival to the airport of Calama you will be transferred to San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon we start the tour by visiting the Valle de la Luna. The Valle de la Luna was created through centuries with stone and sand formations in extraordinary colours and textures making it look similar to the surface of the moon. The valley is also considered one of the driest places on earth as some areas have not received rain in hundreds of years. We will see the salt statues “Las Tres Marias”, the salt mine and the salt caverns and from a large sand dune we can really appreciate the view of the valley.

    Day 10. San Pedro de Atacama– Tatio Geyser field – Valle de la Luna – San Pedro de Atacama
    We leave very early to visit the enormous geyser field “Los Géiseres del Tatio”. With over 80 active geysers it is the largest geyser field in the southern hemisphere. We have breakfast on the site before heading back to San Pedro de Atacama by the village Machuca. In the afternoon we visit the Valle de la Luna which was created through the centuries by floods and winds giving it an extraordinary colour and texture. The valley is also considered one of the driest places on earth, as some areas have not received a single drop of rain in hundreds of years!! We return to San Pedro de Atacama and the rest of the evening is free.*

    * Depending on the season and the weather, the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not always accessible!

    Day 11. San Pedro de Atacama– Salar de Tara – San Pedro de Atacama
    After breakfast we leave to visit the Salar de Tara which is only accessible by 4WD. The Salar de Tara is located approx. 100 km from San Pedro de Atacama in the National Reserve Los Flamencos and is probably one of the most impressive landscapes on the Altiplano. Situated at 4300m of altitude the salar is surrounded by volcanoes and we’ll see numerous volcanic rock formations, created by centuries of erosion, which present some particular formations; Guardianes de la Pacana (the guards of the Pacana), which are enormous stone pillars that rise vertically and lonely from the deserts sand, or the Farallón de Tara (craggy stone). After this impressive visit we return to San Pedro de Atacama and the evening is free.*

    * Depending on the season and the weather, the itinerary will change and there are some sights which are not always accessible!

    Day 12. Lagunas Altiplánicas – Salar de Atacama
    The tour starts from San Pedro de Atacama and the first stop is the village Toconao. We then continue to Socaire which is a small village situated in 3500m and is considered the viewpoint of the Salar de Atacama. From here we continue to the lakes Miscanti and Meñiques which are part of the Los Flamencos National Reserve. We continue to the smaller salt flats Capur, Talar and Tuyaito before returning to San Pedro de Atacama.

    Day 13. Puritama Hot Springs – Astronomical Tour
    In the morning we start with a visit to the Puritama Hot Springs where we can enjoy the hot water in natural swimming pools. The hot water sources are located in 3475m and officially opened for tourism a few years ago - they still maintain their natural and wild side. We return to San Pedro de Atacama around 13h00 and the afternoon is free to relax before the tour in the evening. You can maybe visit the Pukará de Quitor which is located just a few kilometers out of town. SPACE has the largest park of telescopes of any public observatory in South America and they offer you the best possible view of the southern skies. Please note that this tour is not available during the few days of full moon.

    Day 14. San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Pozo al Monte
    In the morning we drive cap North to reach the city of Pozo Almonte. Pozo Almonte is a city located in the Tamarugal Province, in the Region of Tarapacá. The city is near to Iquique. On our way just before arrive at Pozo Almonte we will drive to the quebrada of  Chacarilla to observe the geoglyphe of Pintado. If we got enough time and if your are not to tired by the long road trip, we might go to visit Iquique.

    Day 15. Pozo al monte – Humberstone – Pisiga
    After breakfast we will leave the village of Pozo Almonte to go to the abandoned village – of Humberstone. Which has become a Museum along the Panamerican Highway in one of the driest deserts on the planet. This museum shows the office that managed the saltpetre inaugurate in 1862 and built as a camp in 1933 until 1960. This camp has hosted thousands of Chileans for half a century for the exploitation of saltpetre for the extraction of nitrate sodium, an important element for European agriculture in the 19th century. After this historic visit we will go to the Chilean Altiplano to the border village of Pisiga where the rest of the day will be free.

    Day 16. Pisiga – National Park Isluga and Vicuña – Putre
    After breakfast we will drive to the National Park Isluga where we can see the volcano of the same name. We take a narrow track that goes north, amid the bofedales populated llamas Isluga Park. We cross the colonial villages of Enquelga (3850 m alt.) And Isluga (3980 m alt.). Then we continue north to reach Salar Surire (4245 m alt.), Which takes its name from the presence of ostriches (suri in Aymara). We can observe 3 varieties of flamingos, as well as many llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Lunch break near the hot springs. We will continue through the park of Las Vicuñas and cross the Rio Lauca before arriving in Putre in the late afternoon.

    Day 17. Putre – National park lauca – Arica
    After breakfast we leave the small hamlet of Putre to make a steep descent to sea level with some 3500m of altitude to reach the city of Arica, 145kms from Putre. In the course we will visit the National park of Lauca and the fort or Pukará of Copaquilla between the road and the cliffs and the Tambo (accommodation of travelers) of Zapahuira which date from the Incas. Further on, we will see cactuses with candlestick shapes, curiously called Cactus Chandelier! and 13-19kms before arriving to Arica we will be able to see in the mountains to the left of our way of geoglyphs. In Arica we will be accomodated to the accommodation and the rest of the day will be free.

    Day 18. Arica - Santiago de Chile
    We transfer to the airport in Arica to take the flight Arica – Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago our team will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel and the rest of the day is free.

    Day 19. Santiago – Vineyard Visit – Colchagua Valley – Santiago

    Day 20. Santiago - Valparaiso and Viña del Mar – Santiago
    Today we visit Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso was declared a world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. In 1996, the World Monuments Fund declared Valparaiso’s unusual system of funicular elevators (highly-inclined cable cars) one of the world’s 100 most endangered historical treasures and the city was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. We continue to Viña del Mar which is Chile’s main tourist attraction and also known as “La Ciudad Jardin” (The Garden City). You can have lunch in one of the many seaside restaurants and in the afternoon we visit the town: the Casino which is one the oldest gambling establishments in South America, walk along the beach, Reñaca and of course the botanic garden Quinta Vergara where the biggest musical festival in  Latin American is celebrated each year. We return to Santiago where the evening is free to enjoy the last day on the South American continent.

    Day 21. Santiago departure
    According to your time of departure* you are transferred from the hotel to the airport in Lima. For international flights it is recommended to arrive at the airport 3 hours before scheduled departure. End of our services.

    Important: Itinerary can change because of weather or social conditions and some sights are not always accessible – Lipiko South America cannot be held responsible for any changes in itinerary and sights not visited as a result.  

     

     

     

    General information:
    Highlights: Santiago ,Valparaiso, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine, Lago Grey, Puerto Montt, Chiloe Island, San Pedro de Atacama,Tatio Geyser Field, Salar de Tara, Salar de Atacama, Humberstone, Arica.

    Support Team: English speaking tour leader for the entire tour for groups of 4 people or more. For smaller groups it is possible to book this tour without a tour leader. Instead you would have guided visits with a local guide in chosen language. Please contact us directly to receive a personalized quote.

    Departure guaranteed: Group Tour: from 4 people. Individual Tour: from 2 people 

    Accommodation: 20 nights in hotel.

    Porterage: Your luggage will be transported either by plane, car, boat, and bus. You will have to carry the personal belongings (camera, water, etc.) which you need during the day. 

    Service: For group above 4 people you will be accompanied by a tour leader in the chosen language. His role is to make sure that everything goes smoothly during the tour and that each individual and the group as a whole are safe. Don’t hesitate to ask him if you are unsure of anything and, very important, to follow his advice. 

    Included in the price: 
    - Water, air and land transfers as indicated in the program 
    - Accommodation in hotel/hostel in double rooms, Ecolodge, shelter, home stay, camping, bus and plane as indicated in the program.
    - Meals as mentioned in the program 
    - The assistance of specialized local English speaking guides, their fees and expenses 
    - The assistance of our local teams; driver(s) and logistics department (24/7) 
    - Visits as outlined in the program 

    Not included in the price:
     
    - Entrance fees to sites visited, national parks and museums as indicated in the program (allow for approx. 1500 Argentine Peso (Argentian national currency) per person – in Brazil (allow for approx. 150 Brazilian Real (Brazilian national currency) per person – this is an estimate and actual prices may vary) 
    - Meals not mentioned, drinks, tips, individual equipment, everything not mentioned in “included in the price” and all personal expenses 
    - Individual obligatory personal travel insurance (this could be included with your credit card – please check with your credit card provider) 
    - The supplement for a single room: 390 USD (subject to availability, must be reserved and paid upon reservation). Attention; no single room available for the nights with accommodation in shelter, home stay and camping. 
    - Possible visa expenses
    - International flights

     

  • GROUP : Travel in a small group (from 4 to 12 pers. Max), your trip will be guided by local English speaking guide and you can choose among the departure dates available.

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    21 Days
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    Travel lenght: 15 Days on site in Bolivia.
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    Departure: From 4 people registered.
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    (as indicated in the program for: domestic flight(s), taxes, tips, hotels, guides, transports, meals)
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