Grand Circle of Chile – 10 days
Chile is a land of extraordinary beauty and diversity. It stretches thousands of miles from one end to the other, from arid, rain-starved desert in the north to the icy glaciers of the south. In between these two extremes is a land with beautiful lakes and forests, volcanoes, beaches, glaciers, fjords and some fine colonial buildings in pleasant cities and towns. It is a perfect country for both relaxing and some serious activities. Come with us, and discover the country´s charm.
Day 1 – Santiago de Chile
Day 2 - Santiago – Calama (B)
Day 3 - Atacama Desert (B)
Day 4 – Atacama Desert - El Tatio Geysers(B)
Day 5 - Calama - Santiago - Punta Arenas(B)
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the Calama airport for flight to Punta Arenas, via Santiago. Reception at the Punta Arenas airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 6 - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales (B)
Breakfast in the hotel. In the morning, we sail through the Magellan Strait towards Magdalena Island. Disembark on the island to interact with the largest colony of Magellan Penguins. Return to Punta Arenas. Afternoon transfer by bus service to Puerto Natales (250 km). Overnight.
Day 7 - Torres del Paine National Park (B, L)
Breakfast in hotel. Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park, part of the United Nations' World Biosphere Reserve System. Stop at the famous Milodon Cave, where well preserved remains of this prehistoric herbivore that lived there about 12,000 years ago have been found. Our journey will continue into the Torres del Paine itself where we will encounter beautiful lakes, lagoons and waterfalls. Lunch is included today. You may optionally take a cruise to the Gray glacier. Return to Puerto Natales and lodging.
Day 8 - Perito Moreno glacier (B, L)
This day after breakfast you will be driven to El Calafate in Argentina (320 km)to visit Perito Moreno glacier with box-lunch and entrance fees to National Park included. Due to unusually favourable local conditions, it is one of the few advancing glaciers in the planet. You will be highly impressed standing only a few metres away from its 60 to 80-metre-high walls. The deep blue colours of the ice and the shape of the glacier with all its small columns are unbelievable! But it is also an auditory experience, when huge icebergs on the face of the glacier calve and collapse into the lake. Lodging in Port Natales follows. Return to Puerto Natales and overnight (Optional: Overnight in El Calafate and the following day transfer by bus line to Puerto Natales, and bus line from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas airport. In this case, transfer from hotel in El Calafate to bus terminal is not included).
Day 9 - Punta Arenas – Santiago (B)
Breakfast in hotel. Connection to Punta Arenas airport by local bus service. Flight back to Santiago. Transfer to hotel for overnight. You may optionally go out for Chilean folklore evening with dinner, to fully enjoy the last evening in Chile.
Day 10 - Santiago (B)
Breakfast in hotel. After that transfer to the airport for intercontinental flight. End of our services.
All services, transfers and excursions detailed on the program; Local English speaking guide during tours; 9 Nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel; Meals detailed in the program (B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner); Entrance fees to the National Parks; Taxes; Internal Flights
Price per person (2 people in double/twin room)
International flights; Meals and services not detailed on the programme; Tips; Insurance; Personal expenses; Optional excursions
Single supplement – $ 540
4* hotel upgrade - $ 450
Chilean folklore evening with dinner (incl. transfer from and to the hotel) - $ 139 pp
Optional Grey glacier tour
Program can start also in Patagonia, depending on your flight schedules.
Visit to penguin colonies from October 15th through March 15th only. Visit to the Magellan farm October through March only.
The price is subject to availability and actual airfare costs.
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