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017Day 1: Santiago – City tour 

Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, we make a ½-day city tour of Santiago de Chile visiting the most interesting attractive places of the city: Visit to the colonial area of Santiago where we find the Palacio de la Moneda, Plaza de Armas, Central Post Office, Mapocho Station, Mercado Central, Santa Lucia Hill, Cerro San Cristobal and the Bellavista neighborhood. Transport back to the hotel.

Day 2: Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama - Valle de la Luna

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama.  Upon arrival transfer to San Pedro, an oasis located in the middle of the most arid desert in the world Atacama Desert. Hotel accommodations and in the afternoon visit to the Moon Valley to admire the spectacular sunset reflected on this wonderful landscape. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama. Breakfast.

Day 3: San Pedro de Atacama – Salar de Atacama – Altiplanic Lagoons.

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day visit to Atacama Desert highlights such as: Salar de Atacama, Altiplanic lagoons such as Miscanti and Meñiques, important sites of interest with a varied avifauna of native pink flamingoes. In addition, we will visit to the towns of Socaire and Toconao. Lunch included at a local restaurant. Transport back to San Pedro and overnight. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 4: San Pedro de Atacama – Tatio Geysers

Early morning visit to the Geysers del Tatio to see the landscape at its best at sunrise. Spectacular views of the Torcopuri y Sairecabur volcanoes located at 4300m above sea level, on the highlands of the Andes Mountain Range. We will have breakfast at Tatio Geysers. Around midday return to San Pedro de Atacama. Overnight. Breakfast.

Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas.

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport in Calama for your flight to Santiago de Chile where you will be connecting with your flight to the city of Puerto Montt on te Lake Region of Chile. Upon arrival at Puerto Montt, transfer to the hotel located in the city of Puerto Varas. Hotel accommodations and free time. Breakfast.

Day 6: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt & Frutillar.

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas, to continue on to visit the town of Frutillar, located at the shores of the Llanquihue Lake. Lunch included.  Return to Puerto Varas. Overnight. Breakfast.

Day 7: Puerto Varas – Petrohué – Osorno Volcano Ski and Mountain Center

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from your hotel for a full day excursion to the Ski and Mountain Center at Osorno Volcano, in the National Park Vicente Perez Rosales, on to Petrohue, and “Emerald Lake”. Lunch included at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.  Overnight.

Day 8: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales.

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival transfer to the bus terminal to take the regular bus (comfortable public bus) to the city of Puerto Natales (249km - 3 hours).   Transfer from the bus terminal to your hotel.  Overnight in Puerto Natales. Breakfast.

Day 9: Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure (we offer several optional tours on this day). Overnight in Puerto Natales.

Day 10: Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine National Park.

Breakfast at the hotel and then we start a full day guided excursion to the Torres del Paine National park. Lunch included. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Puerto Natales. Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Santiago.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the bus terminal to take the regular bus (public bus) to the airport in Punta Arenas. Flight to Santiago de Chile, and transfer to your hotel. Free time. Hotel accommodations. Breakfast.

Day 12: Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Included:

Transfers + transport + hotel accommodations (DW room) with breakfast + English/Spanish speaking guide + entrance fees + noted meals.

Not included:

Flights; airport taxes; extras; tips, personal travel insurance.

Note: This tour we operate in February, March April and September.  

004Day 1: Arrival in Rapanui

Reception at the Mataveri airport and our guide will transfer you to the hotel. Hotel accommodations. Free afternoon.

Day 2: Rapanui.

Full day tour to Vaihu on the Hanga Te’e Bay in the south part of the Island. Then we continue to Ahu Akahanga where legend has it that the tomb of the Hoto Matua king is situated. Later on, we will arrive at Rano Raraku where about 900 statues were carved. Then we go to Ahu Tongariki a monument restored in 1995 and where we find 15 statues. Then we visit the Ahu Te Pito Kura and then arrive at the beach of Anakena where we find two restored platforms. Return to the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch Box.

Day 3: Rapanui

Today we make a ½-day tour in the morning. We climb to the extinct Rano Kau volcano from where we have an extraordinary view of the whole Island with its coast shores and volcanoes. From a second viewpoint, we can observe the Rano Kau crater and its lagoon. Then we will arrive in the village of Orongo where the Tangata Manu (Bird Man) ceremony was held. In the inside of the Ana Kai Tangata cave, we find some rupestre paintings. Return to the hotel. Breakfast.

Day 4: Rapanui

Today we make ½-day visit to Ahu Vinapu, which shows interesting ruins very similar to those find at the Inca builds on Peru. Then we go to Puna Pau, a small volcano of red lava. Our last visit will be to Ahu Akivi (7 moais), which represent the first 7 explorers sent by King Hotu Matu’a. Transport back to the hotel. Breakfast.

Day 5: Rapanui – Santiago de Chile.

After breakfast, you get from us a typical Island present and then we transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Santiago de Chile. Breakfast.


High Season: January 1 to April 31 and September 1 to December 31.


Low Season: May 1 to August 31.

Included:

Transfers + transport + hotel accommodations (DW room) with breakfast + English/Spanish speaking guide + entrance fees + noted meals.

Not included:

Flights; airport taxes; extras; personal travel insurance.

torrespaine1Day1. Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

Reception at the Ibañez airport of Punta Arenas, and transfer to the bus station. From here we take the regular bus to Puerto Natales. Reception at the bus terminal and transfer to the selected hotel. Accommodation.

Day2. Puerto Natales / Torres del Paine and Milodon Cave.

Breakfast. At 07:30 a.m. departure from your hotel to begin the full day tour that will take us first to the imposing "Milodon Cave" (Natural Monument) and later to the "Parque Nacional Torres del Paine" with beautiful views of the mountains and lakes, as "Sarmiento", "Nordenskjold" and "Pehoe". Its fauna will be present through guanacos and foxes among others, and a large number of birds of easy observation during the trip. A short walk will take us to Salto Grande fell a mighty water of the river system of the park. Then, returning to the main road, you continue to Lake Grey, where after walking (30 minutes) through a "millennial" forest, we get to a point from where we can admire icebergs from the glacier. A lunch menu is included in the service. In the afternoon, return to your hotel. Accommodation. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day3. Puerto Natales – Balmaceda - Serrano

Breakfast at the hotel. At 07:40 hrs departure from your hotel to the pier from where we take the boat for an enjoyable navigation towards Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. During the journey, we see colonies of sea lions, cormorants, waterfalls and abundant native forest. Once in the Park from the boat we can admire the Balmaceda Glacier. Later we arrive at Puerto Toro where we disembark and we start a short trek to the Serrano Glacier. Lunch is included. At approximately 17:00 hours, we will be back in the city of Puerto Natales and transfer to hotel. Hotel accommodations. Breakfast, Lunch.

Day4. Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas

Breakfast at the Hotel and then we transfer you to the bus station to take a regular bus to Punta Arenas, where upon arrival we will transfer you to the Hotel. Afternoon city tour including the visits to the Main Square, on one side of the square stands out for its architecture two buildings dating from the last century Palacio Sara Braun and Teatro Cervantes. The best view we have from the Cerro La Cruz from where you can identify at the distance Tierra del Fuego. Visit to an artisanal chocolate factory. Return to the Hotel. Accommodations. Breakfast.

Day5. Punta Arenas out

Breakfast at the Hotel and then we transfer you to the airport or bus station. End of our services.

Included:

Shared transport/boat, hotel with breakfast, English/Spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, accommodations based in 2 participants per room.

Season: February 1 to November 30, 2016

Chile Ojos refugioDay 1: Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

Upon arrival to Puerto Montt airport, transfer to Puerto Varas city, a small and nice city located on the shores of Llanquihue Lake. Afterwards we start our ½-day tour in Pto. Montt, which begins with a nice panoramic view of the capital of the X Region. Then we go towards downtown through the residential districts and government buildings, to the Main Square with its Cathedral, the monument to the German settlers, and then we drive through the Urmeneta and Antonio Varas Streets in direction to the town of Chinquihue, with landscapes of a great beauty in front of the Pacific Ocean. Return through the fish and seafood market of Angelmo with its colorful artisanship fair. Continuing on the Pan-American Highway, we drive towards the city of Puerto Varas, also known as the city of the roses and located at the shores of the Llanquihue Lake, the third greatest lake of the continent. Visit to the San Francisco street and its parochial church (1917), then we go to Vicente Perez Rosales Main Square, to the residential districts with their old houses, some of them declared National Monument and built with larch wood. Through the promenade that goes along the borders of the lake, we go towards the Philippi hill from where we enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Puerto Varas and the surroundings. Transport back to the hotel.

Day 2: Peulla

At 08:30 a.m., we will initiate our today’s excursion with a visit to the waterfalls of the Petrohué River. Later we will arrive to Petrohué to embark for a navigation that will take us to Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants. It is part of the famous tourist circuit Cruce Andino. The navigation will last for about 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately and on the way we will be able (weather permitting) to enjoy the view of beautiful volcanoes such as Osorno, Puntiagudo, and Tronador, and besides a privileged view of the Margarita Island. In Peulla, you have the opportunity to do some of the excursions of adventure (with additional cost for the passengers) as canopy, cavalcades, fishing excursions, ride in jet boats, and a safari offered in this paradise of the nature. These tours can be booked directly during the navigation. Return to Puerto Varas and transfer to your hotel. Breakfast.

Day 3: Chiloe Island

We depart from Puerto Varas at 08:00 hrs. This full day tour allows us to visit the north part of the well-known Chiloe’s Island. After navigatingChacao Channel during 30 minutes and observing a great variety of birds and marine lions, we will arrive to the village of Chacao where we will visit the square and the church.  Then we will continue our trip to the coastal area of Dalcahue, where we will stop for about an hour for a hike and for a visit the handicraft market, the museum, and church. Through the coastal route of Llao Llau, we will continue our trip toCastro, with time to have lunch. We will continue visiting the palafittes of Gamboa River, the square, and its church. Later on, we will visit to the small town of Nercón. Back in Ancud, we will visit the foundation “Amigos de la Iglesia” de Chiloé (Friends of Chiloe’s Church), the square, and the fort of San Antonio, to know the history, customs, and legends of this mythological island. Return to the hotel in Puerto Varas. Accommodations with breakfast included.

Day 4: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt

Morning transfer to the airport of Puerto Montt. End of our services.


High Season: October 01 to March 31.


Low Season: April 01 to September 30

Included:

Transporte, guide, entrance fees, accommodations in DW rooms, noted meals.

Not included:

Flights, extras, personal expenses, personal travel insurance, tips. 

torrespaine4Day 1: Calama - San Pedro de Atacama – Moon Valley

Reception at Calama’s airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama town. Hotel accommodations and in the afternoon at about 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. we start our excursion to the Moon Valley. On the way, we observe the Salt Range then continuing to the view point of the Death Valley. Afterwards we head towards the Moon Valley where we observe the salt formations known as the “Tres Marias”. Finally, we will go to the great sand dune from where we can observe a magnificent sunset. Transfer back to the hotel.  

Included: shared transfer to the hotel + afternoon 4 hours shared tour + entrance fees + hotel accommodations.

Day 2: ½ day Archaeological Tour

Our tour (4 hours) will start at about 8:00 a.m. with a drive towards the Tulor Village that has a history of about 3000 years, and which for centuries was hidden under the sand. Here we make a hike at the Pukara of Quitor, built by the “Atacama” people in the XII century. Transport back to San Pedro de Atacama. Free afternoon. Hotel. Breakfast.

Included: Morning 4 hours shared tour + entrance fees + hotel accommodations + breakfast.

Day 3: Toconao, Atacama Desert, and Altiplanic Lagoons

Today we enjoy a full day starting at about 8:00 a.m. Our first stop will be at the Toconao Town where we will admire typical artisan work made with alpaca and llama wool, cactus wood and volcanic rock.  Then we drive towards the well-known Salar de Atacama to the area of the Chaxa lagoon. Then we drive to los Flamencos National Reserve to the Miscanti and Miñique lagoons located at 4150m. Here we find three of the six different species of flamingos existing in the world. On the way, we will also stop at the small village of Socaire at 3200m where we will have lunch and visit the small charming Bartolome Church. Transport back to San Pedro.

Included: Full day 10 hours shared tour + entrance fees + hotel accommodations + breakfast + lunch.

Day 04: Tatio Geysers – Machuca – San Pedro de Atacama - Calama Airport

Very early (04:00 a.m.) in the morning we will drive (3 hours) towards the geysers known as “El Tatio” (4320m) where we can observe the intense geothermic activity. After having a hearty breakfast, it will be time to enjoy a walk on the area and perhaps to soak and relax in the pools filled with the natural thermal waters. Transport back to our hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. On the way back from the Tatio Geysers, we will visit Machuca a small town located more than 4000 meters high and where we can find some typical families of the high Andes working in the reactivation of agricultural, tourism, pasture activities, and the resumption of cheese production. Here we can be able to try delicious fried empanadas (pastries) and “anticuchos” (a sort of kebab) made of llama meat. Machuca has a small and beautiful group of swamps where small colony of flamingos, ducks and seagulls live. Arrival to the hotel in San Pedro and in the afternoon transfer to the airport in Calama. End of our services.

Included: 8 hours shared tour + entrance fees + hotel accommodations + breakfast + breakfast.

Note: the order of the day tours can be different.  

Included:

Private transporte, guide, entrance fees, accommodations in DW rooms, noted meals.

Not included:

Flights, extras, personal expenses, personal travel insurance, tips.

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