Mountain hills desert in Pedro de AtacamaSkyline of Santiago de Chile Vina del Mar beach in ChileColorful buildings in ValparaisoStreet view san Pedro de atacama desert

Mountain hills desert in Pedro de Atacama

Skyline of Santiago de Chile

Vina del Mar beach in Chile

Colorful buildings in Valparaiso

Street view san Pedro de atacama desert

Itinerary

Day 1 - Santiago

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel. On the way to the hotel take a half day city tour Santiago. The tour begins with a visit to San Cristobal Hill, the second highest natural point in Santiago, where you are offered panoramic views of the city. Then travel to the heart of the city and Plaza de Armas, the spot from where the city has grown throughout the centuries. Visit some of the more important buildings such as the Cathedral, the City Council, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum. You will also visit some the original colonial neighborhoods such as Concha and Toro Square. Characterized by its cobbled streets and old mansions that reflect the elegance and richness of the early twentieth century, the neighborhood grew to prominence between 1870 and 1876 with the influx of wealth as a result of mining and the discovery of Silver. Many Chileans achieved great wealth, including Enrique Concha and Toro, founder of the famed winery.Then it is onto the eastern part of the city and the more modern side of Santiago. Arrive at the hotel for check in and overnight.

Day 2 - Santiago

This morning you will take a full day excursion to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. Depart from Santiago to the coastline, passing through the fertile Curacaví and Casablanca Valleys, its vineyards, fruit plantations and forest reserves. During the route, you will visit two important cities, Viña del Mar, the main resort of Chile and Valparaíso, a port city founded in the XVI century and declared World heritage by UNESCO.The tour includes a panoramic tour by the emblematic places of Valparaíso, such as National Congress, O’Higgins Park, Italia Park, Victoria Square, Sotomayor Square and Prat dock located in the same port. You will then walk through the wonderful viewpoints Atkinson and Gervasoni, located in the most important hills of Valparaíso, Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción. Finally, you will continue this beautiful route in front of the sea to arrive at the city of Viña del Mar, which is very well-known as the “Garden City”. You will then walk past the picturesque Flower Clock and go through the Peru Avenue with its traditional Casino and fine Hotel Del Mar, which is the first in Chile, founded in 1930. Return to the hotel for overnight. (B)

Day 3 - Santiago

Today you may enjoy a day leisure or chose take one of our optional tours. (B)

Day 4 - Santiago/San Pedro De Atacama

This morning transfer to Santiago Airport for your flight to San Pedro De Atacama. Arrive at Calama airport and transfer to your hotel in San Pedro De Atacama. After check in, you may relax for the rest of the day or take an optional tour to Moon Valley and Death Valley. 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 your hotel. (B)

Day 5 - San Pedro De Atacama

Today take a full day tour to Atacama Salar Flat and Altiplanic Lagoons. Your excursion will begin with a tour through the vast plain area, allowing you to reach the Gran Salar de Atacama, white and rough surface where shallow lagoons are home for a large number of flamingos that choose this water as a nesting place, allowing you to observe these wonderful birds. After watching this wonderful landscape and natural phenomenon, you will continue your trip to the Altiplanic Lagoons. These lagoon are of great beauty. In its landscapes you can see wonderful Andean varied shades of colors. In addition, its flora and fauna are unique because it is found only in protected areas and in this height.The height allows you to be very close to the mountains and volcanoes, some of which are considered sacred and inspired beautiful legends of the Atacama Desert.On the way is the town of Socaire, where they have endured over time the ancestral traditions of their inhabitants, shepherds or farmers who grow the "Pachamama" using the old system of Andean terraces which allows them to generate certain crops. Enjoy lunch with typical food in a local house in Socaire.Overnight at your hotel. (B,L)

Day 6 - San Pedro De Atacama

Today take a full day excursion to Tatio Geysers and Puritama Hot Springs. Your tour will start early to visit the higher geothermal field, the Tatio Geysers. 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.When you return, enjoy the Puritama hot springs. These popular hot springs are embedded in a large broken stone. These springs will be a short break to return from a day of exploration. It features 8 pools with water ranging from 25°C to 35°C and rich in minerals. It may be the relaxation required after a hard day.Overnight at your hotel. (B)

Day 7 - San Pedro De Atacama to USA (or extend your stay)

After breakfast, transfer to Calama airport for your flight home. (B)

Print Santiago & Atacama details

Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 6 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Private transfers and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary unless specified otherwise
  • Tips at airports and hotels (porterage)
  • Entrance fees
  • Bilingual local English speaking guide

Hotels

Santiago

Novapark Hotel| hotels in Santiago Chile

Novapark Hotel

3 Nights / Comfort
Rooms at Novopark features air conditioned, Smart TV, heating, double-glazed windows, safety box and hair dryer. Private...

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Hotel Plaza San Francisco| hotels in Santiago Chile

Hotel Plaza San Francisco

3 Nights / Style
A five-star hotel in the European tradition, the architecture and furnishings of the Hotel Plaza San Francisco combine c...

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San Pedro

Diego De Almagro San Pedro De Atacama| hotels in  San Pedro Chile

Diego De Almagro San Pedro De Atacama

3 Nights / Comfort
Hotel Diego de Almagro San Pedro De Atacama is a colonial-style hotel built from volcanic rock. If offers pleasant accom...

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Terrantai Lodge Andino| hotels in  San Pedro Chile

Terrantai Lodge Andino

3 Nights / Style
Featuring free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast, Terrantai Lodge offers accommodation in the historic centre of San Pe...

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Notes

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Departures & Rates

VALID THRU SEPTEMBER 2018

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Double Single
$2304 $4207

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$2673 $4933

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