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Chile Tours: Highlights of Chile

Highlights of this Tour: Santiago de Chile • San Pedro de Atacama • Easter Island • Lake District • Torres del Paine

Duration: 19 Days / 18 Nights

Days of Departure: Daily, On Request (Private)

Our Highlights of Chile itinerary covers all the key areas in Chile – visiting lakes, glaciers, mountains, desert and Easter Island. The order can be switched around depending on flight schedules/travel dates and also to fit around any plans to visit Argentina or even Bolivia as part of the same trip.

Sample itinerary

Day 1 – Santiago
Met on arrival in Santiago and taken to your hotel. Depending on your flight arrival time you may have enough time for a half day tour of the city to see the sights around the main square, the presidential palace, Santa Lucia Park and Lastarria neighbourhood.

tatio geysers tour Day 2 – Santiago-San Pedro de Atacama
Driven to the airport in time for your flight to Calama. Met on arrival and driven (approx 1 hr) to San Pedro de Atacama and your hotel.

Days 3-4 – San Pedro de Atacama
Spend these days exploring the area. Highlights include El Tatio Geysers, Valle de la Luna, Salar de Atacama, Reserva Nacional de los Flamencos and Tocanao. The stars in this area are an amazing sight.

Day 5 – San Pedro de Atacama-Santiago
Return to Calama airport in time for your flight to Santiago where you will spend a night.

easter island tourDay 6 – Santiago-Easter Island
Return to the airport in time for your flight to Easter Island. Met on arrival and driven to your hotel.

Days 7-8 – Easter Island
Spend these days exploring the island and learn about its history and culture. Highlights include Orongo, Anakena Beach and of course the iconic Ahu Tongariki.

Day 9 – Easter Island-Santiago-Valparaiso
Return to Santiago and met on arrival and driven to the colourful port town of Valparaiso.

Day 10 – Valparaiso
Full day tour of Valparaiso visiting the main attractions both in Valparaiso and nearby town Viña del Mar.

lake district tour Day 11 – Valparaiso-Santiago-Puerto Montt
Return to Santiago airport and fly to the Lake District and Puerto Montt. Collect your hire car on arrival and drive the short distance to Puerto Varas and your hotel.

Days 12-13 – Puerto Varas
Spend these days exploring the area with a car rental (optional). You may like to drive towards Osorno Volcano, or to Puyehue, close to the Argentine border. A full day on Chiloe Island is also possible by car. Another option is to have a full day guided excursion arranged to the Alerce Andino National Park where there is some fantastic walking and beautiful scenery.

torres del paine tour Day 14 – Puerto Montt-Punta Arenas-Torres del Paine
Drop the car off at Puerto Montt airport in time for your flight south to Punta Arenas. Met on arrival and driven to Torres del Paine National Park.

Days 15-17 – Torres del Paine
Explore the National Park on guided excursions. There are many possible walks, rides or excursions by van. It may also be possible to visit a nearby working estancia to experience traditional farm life.

Day 18 – Torres del Paine-Punta Arenas-Santiago
Return to Punta Arenas airport in time for your flight to Santiago for one final night.

Day 19 – Santiago-International Connections
Depart Santiago for your onward connections.

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