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:: #4 Santiago & Wild Countryside ::
Tour Highlights:
  • Santiago City Tour
  • Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour
  • Torres del Paine Tour
  • Chiloe Island Tour
  • Petrohué Falls & Osorno Volcano Tour
Trip Style:
  • Culture/ History
  • Nature
  • Family
Physical Difficulty:
  • 1-Easy
Included Meals:
  • All Breakfasts
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Chile Packages: Santiago & Wild Countryside

Tour to Santiago, Torres del Paine, and Puerto Varas (9 days/8 nights) - From $3,029 €2,656 £2,126
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From bustling Santiago and bohemian Valparaiso, to the infinite glacial landscapes of Patagonia, and finally to the shimmering waters and majestic volcanoes of the Lake District, you will traipse across the most fascinating landscapes in Chile.

Immerse yourself in Chilean culture by exploring the country’s most dynamic city, Santiago. With its six million inhabitants, effervescent nightlife, and world-class cuisine and shopping, Santiago is the perfect place to see how most Chileans live. From here, you will head to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar on the Pacific coast to enjoy the more laid back atmosphere of these colorful charming towns, with narrow streets and beautiful white sand beaches.

Travel down to the southernmost portion of South America, and discover the awe-inspiring landscape of Chilean Patagonia. Observe the unique wildlife and granite peaks in one of the world’s most beautiful national parks, Torres del Paine, and travel across the majestic glaciers filling the region.

The serene beauty of the Lake District, with its picturesque lush mountain landscapes, and deep-blue lakes surrounded by massive volcano peaks will leave you speechless. Embark on a boat to discover Chiloe Island and learn about its many legends and mysteries, and hike in the gorgeous Vincente Perez Rosales National Park where you might stumble across the magical Petrohue waterfalls. Climb the steep Osorno Volcano to get spectacular unobstructed views of the entire region.

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Itinerary and Prices

Day 1: Arrival to Santiago & City Tour

You will be met at the Santiago Airport by a Chile For Less representative and transferred to your comfortable hotel in Santiago. Check out our selection of great value Santiago Hotels.

Today, you will head out on a half day historical tour of Santiago to visit some of the most interesting sites in Santiago and learn about the fascinating history of Chile and its capital.

You will start the tour driving up the Santa Lucia hill where Santiago was founded. You will then continue on to the historic downtown, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), where stands some of Santiago’s historic buildings. You will see the Cathedral, City Hall, Central Post Office, and National Historical Museum.

You will then drive to the civic area to see the Moneda Presidential Palace, current seat of the Chilean government. The tour will continue through charming streets lined with 19th century buildings, passing the statue of Typical Zone, the Cousiño Palace, and the Basilica de los Sacramentinos (inspired by the Montmartre church in Paris).

The tour will end on the Alameda Bernardo O’Higgins, Santiago’s main avenue where you will visit the San Francisco church and its beautiful colonial museum and monastery. The church boasts a peaceful garden and an important religious art collection.

You will have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to explore Santiago at your leisure. Try some delicious traditional Chilean cuisine in one of the many restaurants, discover some of its exciting barrios, and take advantage of the lively nightlife!

Day 2: Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour

After a delicious breakfast at your Santiago hotel, you will head out on a tour of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, two charming coastal cities located only an hour from Santiago. Look around you as your travel across the beautiful valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca on your way to Valparaiso.

With its bohemian atmosphere, chaotic and colorful architecture, and lovely port, Valparaiso is one of the most attractive cities in Chile and unlike any other. You will start your tour at the Mirador 21 de Mayo from where you will enjoy spectacular views of the entire city and bay.

Next you will visit the fascinating house-museum of the poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Pablo Neruda. Easily one of the most important figures of Chilean culture, it was in Valparaiso that Pablo Neruda, tired of the tumultuous life of Santiago, decided to retire and establish himself in a house on Mount Florida. Learn all about the writer’s eccentric tastes as well as his most glorious and absurd moments as you wander through the charming rooms that inspired the artist.

Descend to Valparaiso’s Prat Dock, where sailors embark and men scramble across the docks loading the enormous ships. Filled with swarms of people and fervent activity, there is no better place to get a sense of the lively port life in Santiago. Don’t miss the handicraft markets displaying local products from all around Chile.

After lunch, you will head out to Viña del Mar where you will enjoy a relaxing stroll down the quiet streets and picturesque beaches of this lovely coastal town.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Santiago and have the evening free to explore more of the city’s exciting spots.

Day 3: Arrival to Punta Arenas

You will be greeted at the Punta Arenas airport by a Chile For Less representative who will take you to your confirmed Punta Arenas hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring the lively city on your own.

Day 4: Arrival to Puerto Natales

After a filling breakfast in your hotel, you will meet your transfer to the bus station for your journey to Puerto Natales. One of our representatives will meet you at the station in Puerto Natales and take you to your comfortable Puerto Natales hotel. 
You will have the rest of the day to rest at your hotel and start exploring the quaint town on your own.

Day 5: Torres del Paine Tour

Begin your full day excursion to the strikingly beautiful Torres del Paine National Park. Along the way you will stop at Milodon Cave, an enormous cavern that is almost 100 feet high and 230 feet deep. This cave is the site where Captain Hermann Eberhard discovered the remains of a prehistoric giant ground sloth called a Milodon.

The tour continues from here through the hills and extended plains of the Chilean Patagonia, before reaching Torres del Paine National Park. This World Biosphere Reserve is home to pumas, foxes, Guanacos, and rheas that coexist in the forests of Lenga, Coigues, and Magellan barberry beneath the awesome jagged peaks of Torres del Paine.
You will admire Lake Nordeskjold draining into Lake Pehoe at Salto Grande and the granite massifs of Cuernos del Paine which dominate the skyline.  Eat lunch along the shores of Lake Grey, enjoying the views of Grey glacier. 

After lunch you will continue on to Amarga Lagoon which has some of the best views in Torres del Paine before returning to your comfortable hotel in Puerto Natales

Day 6: Arrival to Puerto Varas

After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your transfer for your journey to Puerto Varas. You will be taken to the bus station for the trip to Punta Arenas, where one of our representatives will meet you at the bus station and take you to the airport for your flight to Puerto Montt. You will be met at the airport by a Chile For Less representative and transferred to your confirmed hotel in Puerto Varas. See our selection of recommended best value Puerto Varas Hotels.

You will have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to begin exploring the lovely city of Puerto Varas on your own. Absorb the friendly atmosphere as you stroll down the charming streets, and duck into a local restaurant to try some regional cuisine.  Make sure you head back to your hotel early enough to get some rest before the next day’s exciting adventures.

Day 7: Chiloe Island Tour

Today, after breakfast at your hotel, you will set out on a tour of the mysterious and alluring archipelago of Chiloe. Consisting of one main island known as Chiloe Grande, and numerous islets, the archipelago is not only famous for its lush forests, rolling hillsides and patchwork fields, but also for its legends and rich mythology.

You will first head toward Pargua were you will board a ferry boat taking you across the Chacao Channel to Chiloe Island. Your first stop on the island is the beautiful Caulin Bay, a natural sanctuary with rich wildlife.  Among the various bird species that call this bay home, some endangered species such as the black-necked swans and Chilean flamingoes deserve special mention.

Afterward, you will have the chance to taste fresh seafood on a visit to an oyster and scallop culture, before continuing on to the small town of Ancud along the shore of beautiful Quetalmahue Bay. You will have some free time to explore Ancud on your own and have lunch in the lively port, before visiting the Museo Regional with its interesting collection highlighting the early history of Chiloe. Admire the Fortress San Antonio which dominates the port, and wander through the bustling local market where you can browse the numerous stalls.

Later on, you will head toward Peñihuil Bay, where various islets are home to large colonies of Magellan and Humboldt penguins nesting from September to March. Board a small boat that will take you up to the islets for a closer observation of the fascinating species in their natural habitat.

After a day full exploring this region, you will be taken back to Puerto Varas. The evening is free for you to explore the town on your own or enjoy a quiet relaxing evening in your comfortable hotel.

Day 8: Petrohué Falls & Osorno Volcano Tour

Today, another exciting adventure awaits you with a tour to the splendid Petrohue Falls located in the Vincente Perez Rosales National Park, followed by a visit to the majestic Osorno Volcano. You will drive the road along Lake Llanquihue, the largest in Chile and third largest natural lake in South America. On the way, you will pass by the traditional German architecture of the old houses built by the first German settlers.  You will also have the chance to see the picturesque village of Ensenada, as well as the Pescado River, Puerto Arthur and Los Riscos.

In Ensenada, the road runs inland to the mountain range and passes by the magnificent Petrohue Falls, a cascade succession of emerald water. You will take a walk through the Coigüe trees in Vincente Perez Rosales Park towards Verde Lagoon and finally up to Osorno Volcano.  From the volcano’s crater (3,280ft) you will enjoy the most spectacular views of the entire Petrohue river valley, Andes mountain range, and Calbuco Volcano.

Later in the afternoon, you will return to Puerto Varas and have the rest of the evening free to rest in your hotel or relax in the pleasant atmosphere of this picturesque lake town.

Day 9: Departure from Puerto Varas

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your journey home or on to your next destination on your Chile vacation. Browse our range of Chile tours and additional options for your vacation plans.

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Double/Triple $ 3,029
€ 2,656
£ 2,126
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£ 2,358
Single $ 5,129
€ 4,498
£ 3,601
$ 5,369
€ 4,709
£ 3,769
$ 5,709
€ 5,007
£ 4,008

Prices may vary according to the season, availability and client preferences. Certain transport costs may not be included. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for more information.

Included:
  • 2 nights in Santiago, 1 night in Punta Arenas, 2 nights in Puerto Natales and 3 nights in Puerto Varas in hotels based on US standards
  • Guided visits with English-speaking tour guides
  • All transfers and entrance fees
  • All breakfasts
 
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