Chile: Santiago & Atacama

6 Days / 5 Nights - Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago de Chile

Day 1 - Santiago

Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel of your choice. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 - Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Santiago. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Shared tour - Biking in Old Santiago $215 per person

We invite you to experience a city that in the last 15 years has awakened to major cultural changes (becoming one of the world’s capitals) and to bike around a myriad of parks and traditional neighborhoods that offer the old, the new, and a unique blend of architecture, cuisine, history, and culture. We will pedal alongside the Mapocho River, biking through “linear” parks that make up the backbone of Santiago, exploring a city that embraces change but nonetheless appreciates the traditions and difficulties of the past. Santiago is a city of contrasts, of nooks and crannies, always inviting you to wander around corners, viewing buildings and the local city life that has endured from the past; no matter how big the new skyscrapers of “Sanhattan” (Manhattan in Santiago) are. The unassuming charm of the old parks and buildings is an invigorating combination and contrast to the bustling activity of the commercial districts, and the simplicity of the barrios exposes the soul of a fascinating city just waiting for you to discover.

Range and Basis Min. 2 passengers

Shared tour - Full day Vina del Mar & Valparaiso $138 per person

Departing from downtown Santiago you head toward the coast, located just 120 kilometers / 75 miles from Santiago, crossing the fertile Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys, with their beautiful vineyards, fruit tree farms, and forest reserves. En route you will visit the two major cities of the country: Viña del Mar, Chile's main seaside town and Valparaiso, a port city founded in the sixteenth century and declared as "World Heritage Site by UNESCO." The tour also includes a scenic tour through National Congress, Parque O'Higgins, Parque Italia, Plaza de la Victoria, Plaza Sotomayor and "Muelle Prat Wharf located at the port itself in Valparaiso. Then visit the Museum of the famous Chilean poet, writer and Nobel Prize Literature winner (1971) Pablo Neruda La Sebastiana HouseMuseum. La Sebastiana was a fantasy place by Pablo Neruda wanted to run to and away from the hectic and busy pace of Santiago. “I feel the tiredness of Santiago. I want to find in Valparaiso a little house to live and write quietly. It must have some conditions…” This was how Pablo Neruda put it in 1959 to his friends Sara Vial and Marie Martner. The house became a reality and now houses a collections of old maps, seascapes and other paintings. There are many other relics from the port and other curios such as music boxes and an old horse carved in wood. You will visit the elevators – cable cars that take you to the peaks around Valparaiso with amazing look outs – miradores – offering views of the city. Cerro Alegre-Cerro Conception, Sotomayo Square, Naval Heroes Monument, and Paseo 21 de Mayo at Cerro Playa Ancha are just a few sites you will see. Vina del Mar, also known as "the Garden City", has 300,000 inhabitants and is the country's main beach resort. Located next to the Port of Valparaiso, it has a good selection of restaurants, a casino, cafes, discotheques and good shops. Past and present intermingle in this bustling tourist centre. Here, you will visit the "Flowers Clock", "Quinta Vergaera", Muelle Vergara, and the casino, before your guide takes you for a drive along the coast to Renaca Beach. Return to your Hotel.

Range and Basis Min. 2 passengers

Day 3 - Santiago / Calama / San Pedro De Atacama flight (not included)

Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport.

Suggested flight LA0152 SCL/CJC 0840 – 1050 not included

Upon your arrival in Calama Airport transfer to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy shared tour - Half day Moon Valley & Death Valley In the afternoon you will look at one of the most expected moments, the sunset, and the best place to appreciate it is the “Cordillera de la Sal”, with its Moon and Death Valleys, which are conformations of salt and clay product of the mineralogical folding occurred millions of years ago and originated small mountains of capricious and sculptural forms that during sunset resemble a moon landscape. To celebrate this natural spectacle, cocktails and wine tasting will be offered. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 4 - San Pedro De Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day Tatio Geysers tour (Shared basis). Your tour will start early to visit the higher geothermal field, the Tatio Geysers, located at 4,300 masl. The steam fumaroles, that reach 50 meters high, are mixed with the imposing beauty of the Andes, multiple colors and varied fauna, among which the Vicuña, an American camelid with elegant walk and adapted to live on extreme weather and geographical conditions. Here you will enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared at the geysers. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 5 - San Pedro De Atacama / Calama / Santiago by flight (on included)

Breakfast at the hotel. At proper time transfer from hotel to the Airport in Calama to continue to Santiago.

Suggested flight LA0343 CJC/SCL 0940-1145 not included

Upon your arrival transfer in from Airport to the hotel in Santiago. Day at leisure in Santiago. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 6 - Depart Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, you will be transferred to the airport. (B)

Untitled Spreadsheet

  2017
     
  Standard Hotels    
     
  Departure dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ    
  Apr 22 - 27 $1,320 $1,772    
  May 20 - 25 $1,320 $1,772    
  Jun 17 - 22 $1,320 $1,772      
  Jul 22 - 27 $1,320 $1,772      
  Aug 19 - 24 $1,320 $1,772    
  Sep 23 - 28 $1,320 $1,772      
  Oct 28 - Nov 2 $1,320 $1,772    
  Dec 16 - 21 $1,320 $1,772    
   
  First Class Hotels    
     
  Departure dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ    
  Apr 22 - 27 $1,448 $1,955    
  May 20 - 25 $1,448 $1,955    
  Jun 17 - 22 $1,448 $1,955      
  Jul 22 - 27 $1,448 $1,955      
  Aug 19 - 24 $1,448 $1,955    
  Sep 23 - 28 $1,448 $1,955      
  Oct 28 - Nov 2 $1,448 $1,955    
  Dec 16 - 21 $1,448 $1,955    
             
  Hotels*:          
           
  Santiago        
  Eurotel Providencia (S)          
  Plaza San Francisco (F)          
             
  San Pedro Atacama        
  Casa de Don Tomas (S)        
  Altiplánico San Pedro (F)        
         
  *Hotels are subject to change due to availability on each departure.      

Included

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Daily breakfast in the restaurant of the hotel
  • Private transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary unless specified otherwise
  • Tips are included at airports and hotels (portrage)
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual local English speaking guide

Not Included

  • Air fares and airport taxes are not included
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extras & Tips
  • Early check-in or Late check-out