Torres del Paine, Valparaiso and Lakes District

Torres del Paine, Valparaiso and Lakes District

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  • Includes
  • Itinerary
  • Notes
  • Travel Tips
  • INCLUDES

    • All transfers
    • Accommodation according program
    • Bilingual guide English/Spanish.
    • Excursions according program

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Air tickets.
    • Extras not described in the itinerary.
    • Tips
  • ITINERARY

    Review Circuit

    Owe-inspiring circuit to the best of southern Chile and Torres del Paine, visiting Llanquihue and Todos Los Santos Lakes, Petrohue Riverfalls, ending in the marvelous Torres del Paine National Park.

    Day 01: Santiago Airport - Santiago - City tour Santiago

    Reception at the Santiago Airport and transfer to your hotel.

    City tour in Santiago visiting the main tourist attractive.
    Santiago is a mixture between the old and the modern, features that we invite you to know. Our tour through Santiago will show the immensity of the city, its varied geography and civility. We will guide you through the Main Square of Santiago, where the Cathedral, Main Post Office and City Hall are located. You will be told about the origins of our city. Next stop is the civic neighborhood and the surroundings of La Moneda Government Palace. After that we will be driven through some of the old neighborhoods of Santiago, such as República and Concha y Toro neighborhoods. Later we will visit the eastern part of the city and we will see the modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood. We finish our tour in a handicraft store, located in an exclusive neighborhood, where we'll appreciate with a Pisco Sour, Lapizlazuli masterpieces, made with this stone that just exists in Chile and Afghanistan.

    Return to hotel and lodging.

    Day 02: Santiago - Valparaíso - Viña del Mar

    Breakfast buffet served in hotel restaurant. We will begin our tour from the hotel, in a 120-kilometer trip towards the Pacific Ocean. Our "Garden city", Viña del Mar, will charm us with its architecture, its streets, palaces, and Quinta Vergara. We will have the possibility to know a Moai statue from Easter Island and a handcraft store of lapizlasuli (Faba). We will be driven by the coastal border and visit the port city of Valparaiso dating back 1536. The city was declared World Heritage by Unesco and it is currently the site of the legislative power of Chile. It is a magical place of unique and unforgettable landscapes with colorful neighborhoods and picturesque funicular elevators. We will visit Sotomayor Square and the port, where we can navigate through Valparaiso Bay. In the evening return to Santiago.

    Day 03: Santiago - Santiago Airport - Puerto Montt Airport - Puerto Varas

    Transfer to Santiago airport. Flight to Puerto Montt. Reception at the El Tepual Airport (Puerto Montt) transfer to the hotel in Puerto Varas. Accommodation.

    Day 04: Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Chiloé Island - Castro - Dalcahue

    Join us to enjoy this full day tour, which will allow us to visit the northern part of Chiloé Island. After a 30-minute trip by ferry, watching a wide variety of birds, we will get to a small village called Chacao to visit the Main Square and the church. We will go to Dalcahue, where we will stop at the promenade to walk and visit the handicraft market, museum and church. Time to lunch. We will continue to Castro city through a coastal road. We will head to the Gamboa River stilt houses, the Main Square and its church. We continue to a small village known as Nercón to visit the last church of our journey. Return to Puerto Varas.

    Day 05: Puerto Varas - Petrohué - Todos los Santos Lake - Peulla

    Breakfast at the hotel. At 08:30 hrs., we will initiate the excursion beginning the tour visiting the Petrohué Riverfalls. After that, we will arrive in Petrohué to embark in the navigation that will take us to Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants. It is part of the famous tourist circuit called Cruce Andino (Andean Crossing). The sailing lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately, from where we will be able to watch the volcanoes Osorno, Puntiagudo, and Tronador, besides a privileged view of the Margarita Island. Once in Peulla, you have the opportunity to enjoy some of the excursions of adventure (with additional cost for the passengers) as canopy, horseback riding, fishing excursions, ride in jetboat, and a safari offered in this paradise of the nature. These tours can be taken in the navigation. Return to Puerto Varas, accommodation.

    Day 06: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt Airport - Punta Arenas Airport - Puerto Natales

    Transfer from your hotel in Puerto Varas to the Puerto Montt Airport. Reception at the Punta Arenas Airport (we recommend you take the first flight to Punta Arenas, arriving before 12:00 pm) Transfer to the city, time at leisure (lunch on behalf of passengers). At 04:00 pm city tour and visit to a museum, after that, transfer to the local terminal to take the regular bus heading the city of Puerto Natales. Length: 03:15 hrs. Arrive in the city. Transfer from terminal to hotel, accommodation.

    Day 07: Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine National Park

    Breakfast. At 07:30 am approximately we will depart from the hotel in order to start the full-day excursion that will drive us to the stunning Milodon Cave Natural Monument and later to the Torres del Paine National Park, with overwhelming views of its mountains and lakes such as Sarmiento, Nordenskjold, and Pehoé. Its rich fauna will be present through "guanacos” and "foxes", among others, including several birds we will easily be able to watch during the trip. A short trek will take us to the Salto Grande, a great waterfall flowing from the rivers of the park. Then, returning to the main road, we will access the administrative headquarters of CONAF to continue to the Grey Lake where after a 30-minute walk through a thousand-years forest, we will get to its beach a place to admire big pieces of icebergs coming from the glacier. A box lunch is included in the service. At 07:30 pm we will return to the hotel in Puerto Natales. Lodging. 

    Day 08: Puerto Natales - Balmaceda and Serrano Glacier - Punta Arenas. (21 de Mayo Embarkation)

    Breakfast. Departure from the hotel to a local pier in order to start our sailing to the Balmaceda Glacier and Serrano Glacier. This sailing lasts about 4 hours to the Bernardo O´Higgins National Park. During the trip, we will be able to watch the first local cattle ranches, cormorants and sea lions colonies, beech forests, waterfalls and cliffs, the perfect home for the majestic condor. Later, we will approach land on "Puerto Toro" docking area, from where we will start a short trek to the Serrano Glacier, crossing a native forest and the lake's shore. Lunch in Estancia Perales or box lunch. At 05:30 pm approx. we will return to Puerto Natales. At the agreed time, transfer to take the regular bus heading to Punta Arenas, in a 3:15-hour trip. Reception at terminal and transfer to the hotel.

    Day 09: Punta Arenas

    At the agreed time, transfer to the Punta Arenas Airport. 

    End of services.

     

  • IMPORTANT

    • Sailing in Valparaíso departs with a minimum of 5 passengers. Subject to availability.

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