Total Chile

18 Days

  • 18 days
  • Available: Year-round
  • Destinations: Santiago, Easter Island, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Puerto Varas, San Pedro de Atacama
  • Trip Type: Customizable
  • Trip Highlights

    • Explore trendy Santiago.
    • Get enchanted by the remote enigma of Easter island
    • Marvel at the colorful town of Valparaiso.
    • Enjoy the sea sights of Viña del Mar.
    • Visit the picturesque Puerto Varas town.
    • Admire the massive Osorno and Calbuco snowcapped volcanoes.
    • Hike around the mythical Moon Valley.
    • Visit a series of lakes of stunning colors.
    • See the El Tatio Geysers.

    Itinerary Day by Day

    Transfer from the airport to the hotel.

    Overnight in Santiago.

    CITY TOUR WITH SANTA LUCIA HILL

    Santiago de Chile, today a modern and bustling city with 6 million of inhabitants, was founded by the Spaniards 470 years ago. The tour starts driving downtown along Parque Forestal, a French style park that runs along Mapocho River. Drive up Santa Lucia hill where Santiago was founded, today a public park located aside of the National Library. Leave the hill and drive through the heart of downtown to Plaza de Armas (Main Square) the spot from where the city has grown throughout the centuries. Some important buildings such as the Cathedral, the City Hall, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum surround it. Drive to the Civic area to see La Moneda Presidential Palace, current seat of the government. Continue around the streets that were elegant at the beginning of the XIX Century, passing by Dieciocho Street that grants the status of Typical Zone, the Cousiño Palace built around 1870 and the Basilica de los Sacramentinos, a free imitation of the Sacred Heart Church of Montmartre in Paris. Reach Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins Avenue, the city's main street, to conclude the tour visiting the San Francisco Church, erected between 1586 and 1628 by the Franciscan Order, and its Colonial Museum and Monastery, with a peaceful garden in the in middle of the city and with an important religious art collection from the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Transfer to the airport.

    Flight to Easter Island.

    Overnight at selected hotel in Rapa Nui.

    Included: Breakfast.

    ANAKENA AND THE LOST CULTURE OF RAPA NUI (7,5 hours):

    This unique tour first takes you to the south coast to visit representative examples of the not restored platforms, Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga. Then we proceed to Rano Raraku, the quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with a crater lake. After this stop we visit Ahu Tongariki (restored with 15 Moais) which is the most recent and biggest restoration on the island. Next, we drive to the east coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Last but not least we visit the beach of Anakena with its recovered Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. Return to the hotel.

    Overnight at selected hotel in Rapa Nui.

    Included: Breakfast.

    AHU AKIVI AND ITS 7 MOAI

    This half day tour takes you to the restored Ahu Akivi with its 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. From here you proceed to the Ana Te Pahu Cave, one of the biggest lava tubes of the island before you visit Ahu Tepeu (not restored) and afterwards the topknot-quarry Puna Pau. Return to the hotel.

    Overnight at selected hotel in Rapa Nui.

    Included: Breakfast.

    ORONGO CEREMONIAL VILLAGE

    You will be taken to the extinct volcano Rano Kau appreciating a view over the whole island and with its distinct geological features. On top of the volcano we proceed to a breathtaking view of the crater lake. Afterwards you will go to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the birdman competition took place, and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture and the 3 islands situated opposite the coast. Then you will go to Ahu Vinapu (not restored) and the Ana Kai Tangata cave with its paintings. Afterwards, return to the hotel. Shared Service.

    Overnight at selected hotel in Rapa Nui.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

    Flight to Santiago.

    Upon arrival Transfer to the selected hotel.

    Overnight in Santiago.

    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 from to Puerto Montt.

    Transfer from Puerto Montt airport to Puerto Varas.

    Overnight at Puerto Varas hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    FRUTILLAR & OCTAY PORT

    We start our trip to Frutillar, first visiting the city of Llanquihue, famous for their sausages, and it is where Maullin River begins, and this area is part of the ancient Route of Settlers. In the city we visit the Memorial to the German Colonists, and then we will continue along the Llanquihue Lake to the Frutillar city. This city is a beautiful village that recalls the old Bavaria, from there were the first settlers who arrived to this area. The city started in 1856 as a boarding pier, soon appeared tanneries, mills, breweries, etc. We will walk around its beautiful old houses of German style, admiring the gardens and incomparable views of the volcanoes Osorno and Puntiagudo. As an option, passengers can go to the German Colonial Museum which portrays the life of the settlers (tickets not included), and at the lake shore observe the Teatro del Lago (Lake Theatre) here each year is presented the famous Frutillar Musical Week, this is a Summer Festival, presents classic music from Chile and abroad that offer each year, approximately 40concerts. From here we go to Puerto Octay, also located by the north shore of the lake, with a strong German influence it was the most important gateway to the agricultural products to Osorno city. We will see the ancient streets, the Main Square and the viewing point.

    Overnight at Puerto Varas hotel.

    Included: Breakfast, lunch.

    PEULLA EXCURSION, A WONDERFULNESS AT THE SOUTH OF CHILE

    You will depart from Puerto Varas to sail through the wonderful Todos los Santos Lake, visiting the world famous Petrohue River Falls, and knowing Peulla, a small ecological town with 120 inhabitants that is part of the famous Cruce Andino® tourist circuit. After visiting the Petrohue River Falls we will sail through Todos los Santos Lake for about two hours, watching the Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanos. In Peulla you cannot miss the opportunity of participating in some of the adventure tourism excursions like canopy, horseback rides, fishing, jet boat, and 4x4 safari tours that are offered in this natural paradise.

    Overnight at Puerto Varas hotel.

    Included: Breakfast, lunch.

    CASTRO & DALCAHUE EXCURSION

    We begin the tour in our way to Pargua, here we will aboard a ferry to sail through the Chacao Channel, this channel separates the continent of Chiloe Island. During the navigation we see sea wolves, pelicans and sea bird’s autochthon in this area. The ferry berths at Chacao pier, here we see the houses that are built with Alerce wood, and the churches that are National Heritage Site, later we continue to Dalcahue, this city is located in front of Quinchao Island and along the Coast there is a Market that is special because the construction receive the name Palafito, because it is over the water in a base of wood. It’s a very special view. Also, we will visit the church that is a typical construction and is a World Heritage Site. Later we continue our trip to Castro is the capital city of Chiloé Island, from the traditional Gamboa Viewing point you can take very nice Pictures of the Worldwide famous Palafitos, visit the San Francisco church in front of the Main Square and visit the biggest Handcraft Market of the island. The place for lunch (not included) will be coordinated with the tour guide depending on time and logistic of the tour.

    Included: Breakfast, lunch.

    Transfer to Puerto Montt airport.

    Flight to Santiago upon arrival transfer to the hotel

    Overnight at selected hotel in Santiago.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

    Flight to Calama

    Transfer to the hotel.

    MOON & DEATH VALLEYS

    19 km from San Pedro, in the Salt Mountain Range, is the Moon Valley, declared a nature sanctuary and monument and protected by the uniqueness of its beauty. It consists of a depression surrounded by small hills with impressively sharp peaks. The tour is an imaginary trip to landscapes that do not belong in our world, but to other planets.

    We will see Dinosaur Valley and Death Valley, where there is a spectacular panoramic view of the area. We continue to Moon Valley, where we will find geological formations that are the result of successive foldings of the earth's crust. Towards dusk, a bold palette of golds and reds appear, touching the soul and sensibilities of the visitor.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    ALTIPLANICS LAGOONS

    Atacama, the largest salt flat in chile, has the one of the largest flamingo reserves in the country (the National Flamingo Reserve). We will head in on a small path, towards Chaxa Lake, in order to see and identify the different flamingo species in the area. Miscanti and Miñiques lakes, located at 4.220 meters, are also part of the National Reserve, and are managed by the indigenous community of Socaire.

    The eruption of the MIñiques volcano one million years ago caused the water that once drained to the Salt Flat to stagnate, giving rise to these two highland lakes with their blue water and white shores. On the way back, we pass through Socaire, a Pre-Columbian town, known today for its Typical Atacama cuisine.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast, lunch.

    TATIO GEYSER

    We leave at dawn from San Pedro de Atacama Hotel to go to the Tatio Geysers, a geothermal center with geysers that can only be seen very early in the mornning. After seeing this spectacular sight in a magnificent natural setting, we eat breakfast.

    Only the way back, we see the majestic Andes Mountaing Range, whose peaks seem close enough to touch. We then arrive at Machuca, a small llama herder settlement. The village is filled with adobe houses with thatched roofs. Green wetlands lend a special charm.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Transfer from the hotel to the airport to take the flight to Santiago.

    Upon arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel.

    Overnight at selected hotel.

    Included: Breakfast.

    Transfer from the hotel to the airport.

    Included: Breakfast.

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