Chile Highlights: Santiago, Wine area, San Pedro de Atacama desert & Valle de la Luna

10 Days

  • 10 days
  • Available: Year-round
  • Destinations: Santiago, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, San Pedro de Atacama desert
  • Trip Type: Customizable
  • Trip Highlights

    • Explore trendy Santiago.
    • Marvel at the colorful town of Valparaiso.
    • Enjoy the sea sights of Viña del Mar.
    • Go to the country to taste one of the best wines in the world.
    • You will visit the town of Tocanao, an oasis in the Atacama Desert.
    • Hike around the mythical Moon Valley.
    • See the El Tatio Geysers.

    Itinerary Day by Day

    Transfer from the airport to the Hotel.

    Overnight in Santiago.

    CITY TOUR INCLUDING THE PRE-COLUMBIAN ART MUSEUM

    This tour includes the main landmarks in Santiago, a city on the move, starting with the old residential and Universitario districts and then moving on to the historic city center and financial district, with stops at such important attractions as the La Moneda Palace and Main Square that is surrounded by lovely buildings. Next is the urban park, Parque Forestal, the confines of which hold the lovely Museum of Fine Arts building. Lastly, you will tour the Bellavista, the city's Bohemian district. Then explore the Pre Columbian Museum, whose main objective is to safeguard and promote the artistic legacy of all the Pre-Columbian South American People. Moreover, the Archaeologists of the Curation Area are responsible for creating the contents of the exhibitions and art projects focusing on the artistic legacy of the original people, a unique and unforgettable exhibition.

    Overnight in Santiago.

    Meals included: breakfast.

    VALPARAISO AND VIÑA DEL MAR

    You will leave the city early in the morning for the enchanting port city of Valparaiso, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, classified thusly due to its historical importance. The tour continues to Cerro Alegre and the museum "Al Cielo Abierto" (Open Sky Museum), whose walls and stairways have been painted by local artists. After that, you will depart Valparaiso and travel down the coast to Viña del Mar, enjoying the sights there.

    Overnight in Santiago.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

    HALF DAY WINE TOUR

    This Santiago wine tour takes you to the Concha y Toro winery, located in Pirque commune. This day is going to be an intense one, where you will enjoy the best wines this place has to offer and tour its wine cellar and renown vineyard. There will be time for sampling a glass of Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc or Casillero del Diablo Carménère. You won't leave the place until visiting the main attractions, like its old underground wine cellars, and without tasting its different varieties of grapes. Meanwhile, relax and sip a glass of Marqués de Casa Concha Merlot. Later on, after a day filled with pleasure, you will return to Santiago to spend the night.

    SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

    Upon arrival you will be driven to your hotel. After settling in, you will head out to the Atacama Desert for a tour of the famous and mythical Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley). The crowning moment is at the top of a sand dune, watching the sunset and being amazed as the surrounding area changes into a moonscape under the play of light and shadow.

    Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.

    Meals included: breakfast.

    TOWN OF TOCANAO

    You will visit the town of Tocanao, an oasis in the Atacama Desert, whose main claim to fame are the houses built from volcanic rock. Afterwards, you will venture into the Salar de Atacama, stretched over 400 km2 in the Los Flamencos National Reserve. It is Chile's largest salt deposit and is fed by the waters from the San Pedro River and other smaller rivulets. It makes a perfect place for bird watching, like flamingos, that have made the salt flat their habitat. To end the journey, you will stay for nightfall, a spectacular experience that only the peace and quiet of the salt flat can offer. Afterwards, it's back to your hotel in the middle of the desert.

    Overnight at san Pedro de Atacama.

    Meals included: breakfast.

    DAWN AT THE TATIO GEYSER FIELD

    You will leave just before dawn so you can reach the highest peaks in the Andes and the Tatio geyser field, at an elevation of 4321 meters, for an extreme morning excursion. You will see a huge number of geysers and enormous steam plumes that can reach 6 meters. You will then eat breakfast to recharge the batteries and take off on a short hike through the area to look at its characteristic plants and animals. You will finally return to your hotel.

    Overnight at San Pedro de Atacama.

    Meals included: breakfast.

    Transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

    Upon arrival transfer to the selected hotel.

    Overnight in Santiago

    Free day to explore this impressive city and time to go shopping.

    Overnight in Santiago.

    Meals included: breakfast.

    At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

    Meals included: breakfast.

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