Santiago & Lake Region

8 Days

  • 8 days
  • Available: Year-round
  • Destinations: Santiago, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, Puerto Varas
  • Trip Type: Customizable
  • Trip Highlights

    • Explore trendy Santiago.
    • Marvel at the colorful town of Valparaiso.
    • Enjoy the sea sights of Viña del Mar.
    • Visit the picturesque Puerto Montt town.
    • Get impressed by the majestic view of the Osorno Volcano.
    • Take a hike around the breathtaking beauty of “Todos Los Santos” Lake.

    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 at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    VALPARAISO & VIÑA DEL MAR

    The tour departs from Santiago to the coast, crossing the valleys of “Curacaví” and “Casablanca”, we will see on the road beautiful vineyards, “fruit tree farms” dairy farms and forest reserves.

    Valparaiso is a port city founded in the sixteenth century and declared world heritage by UNESCO, Valparaíso is the “cultural capital of Chile”, commercial port and the Chilean navy operation center, bohemian and college town, charming, historic and picturesque harbor with interesting architecture and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.

    The tour includes an overlooking to the national congress, O’Higgins park and park Italia, Plaza de la Victoria, Plaza Sotomayor and “Prat dock”, located inside the port area.

    Later we will visit the museum of the famous Chilean writer and poet Pablo Neruda called “la Sebastiana”.

    Then we will start our walking tour by the wonderful viewpoints and promenades, “Gervasoni” and “Atkinson” located in the most important hills of Valparaíso, “Alegre” and “Concepción” and will also use the ancient and picturesque city funiculars.

    Then and through a beautiful oceanfront path, reach the city of Viña del Mar, known as the "Garden city", elegant, sophisticated and inspired by the French riviera we will drive by the scenic " flower clock “, will travel Peru avenue alongside the traditional "casino", the first of Chile founded 1930, and his elegant " hotel del mar”. Finally, we can observe and photograph a real “Moai” from Easter island located outside the major museum of paleontology and anthropology. Lunch is optional; we recommend sample the varied cuisine of the Chilean coast, fresh fish and seafood.

    Return to Santiago.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

    Flight to Puerto Montt and transfer to Puerto Varas.

    CITY TOUR PUERTO VARAS & PUERTO MONTT

    YWe’ll begin the tour visiting the highest place in Puerto Montt city, where we will see the most beautiful view of the city, the ocean and Tenglo Island. From there we’ll go to the German Monument located in the Main Square and the Cathedral, enjoying during the visit the German influence in the architecture of the houses, garden and buildings, and the mix of both cultures. Later we continue going to Angelmó, famous in Chile, because it has many Hand Crafts and Gifts shops, and of course the City Central Market, where we can see how It works one of the principal economic activities, the fishing and sea food, that gets there fresh from the boats to the buyers. Also here we have typical cooking places, basically are restaurants where you can find sea food, fishes and other delicious specialities of the Chilean cuisine. Along the Pan-American road after 18 km we get to the lovely Puerto Varas, also known as The City of the Roses, to see the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus built during the year of 1915 to 1918, Baroque Style it’s an exact replica of a church in Black Forest, Germany, from there came some of the colonizers since 1852, The Old Neighbourhood, after that we will go to the downtown by the shore of the beautiful Llanquihue lake and depending on weather we will see the Osorno Volcano with its ice melting enhance.

    Overnight at Puerto Varas hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    OSORNO VOLCANO & PETROHUE RIVER FALLS

    You will head from Puerto Varas to the Osorno Volcano driving around the lake towards Ensenada village. Then you will start your ascent until you reach the Volcán Osorno Ski & Mountain Center. You will take a short hike to enjoy the marvelous views and take pictures. There you have an unsurpassed view of Osorno’s volcanic glaciers, as well as of the Calbuco Volcano, Lake Llanquihue and the Pacific Ocean. You will enjoy a hot chocolate in the cafeteria. Descending, you will visit Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon) a small lagoon that owes its intense green color to algae. Then you visit the Petrohué river falls which are part of the Vicente Pérez Rosales national park. The rapids of the river Petrohué are among the most beautiful places of the region where the stream of the river goes around unique geological formations of volcanic origin. At the cascade the river skips between huge masses of lava stone that have been resistant to erosion for hundreds of years. Return to Puerto Varas.

    Overnight at Puerto Varas hotel.

    Included: Breakfast, lunch.

    Transfer to Puerto Montt airport.

    Flight to Santiago.

    Arrival and transfer from the airport to your hotel.

    Overnight at selected hotel in Santiago.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Free day to rest.

    Overnight at selected hotel in Santiago.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

    Included: Breakfast.

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