From Urban Charm To The Magic Of The Desert

SANTIAGO / VALPARAISO / CALAMA / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

9 days

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8 nights
Classic Programs
Chile
9

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8
Classic Programs
Chile
  • Day 1 Europa / Santiago de Chile
  • Day 2 Arrival to Santiago de Chile
  • Day 3 Santiago / Valparaiso / Santiago
  • Day 4 Santiago / Calama
  • Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 6 San Pedro de Atacama
  • Day 7 San Pedro de Atacama / Calama / Santiago
  • Day 8 Santiago de Chile
  • Day 9 Santiago de Chile OUT

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Day 1: Europa / Santiago de Chile (Flight not included)

Day 2: Arrival in Santiago de Chile IN

Day 3: Santiago / Valparaiso / Santiago

Day 4: Santiago / Calama (2 hours flight not included) ; Calama / San Pedro de Atacama (1h30 drive)

Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama : Moon Valley, Cordillera de la Sal, Death Valley

Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama / Toconao, Salar de Atacama

Day 7: San Pedro de Atacama / Geysers Tatio Flight to Santiago Calama (2 hours flight not included)

Day 8: Santiago de Chile

Day 9: Santiago de Chile / Europe (Flight not included)

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Europa / Santiago de Chile

Fly in the direction of Chile (Flight not included)

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Day 2 Arrival to Santiago de Chile

Arrival at the Santiago International Airport and welcome by your English-speaking guide.

Departure for the walking tour of the historic center of Santiago, surrounded by very modern districts.

In the colonial district, visiting the Casa de La Moneda, the seat of government and on to the Plaza de Armas to discover colonial architecture and republican monuments such as the Cathedral (nineteenth century).

Then departure to the Lastarria neighborhood to discover the Church of Veracruz and the mansion Plaza Mulato Gil of Castro.

Historic district, typical bohemian and cultural Lastarria developed while preserving its identity.

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  1. Climb to the summit of Cerro Santa Lucía to admire the panoramic view of the city surrounded by high mountains of the Andes.
  2. Lunch at local restaurant in Mercado Central, one of the most picturesque places in Santiago. The building was declared a national monument.
  3. Visit the house-museum “La Chascona” Pablo Neruda, located in the Bellavista neighborhood.

Installation at the hotel FUNDADOR**** or SIMILAR. 

Dinner. 

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 3 Santiago / Valparaiso / Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. 

Departure to Valparaíso to visit the city and its historic harbor dating back to 1536 and classified as UNESCO World heritage. Walk through the streets lined with colorful houses meandering hills and mountains with panoramic views of the Pacific.

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  1. Lunch in a restaurant specializing in fish and seafood.

Continue to the scenic tour of Viña del Mar, a seaside town nearby Valparaiso.

Dinner. 

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 4 Santiago / Calama

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Calama. Meet your guide and departure to San Pedro de Atacama.

San Pedro de Atacama, a village oasis in the desert is mostly inhabited by indigenous groups who are dedicated to agriculture. On the old square, a church dating from 1774 is a fine example of local architecture: structural wood cactus, cob walls and beams in Algarrobo.

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Lunch with the culinary specialties of Atacama.

Arrival at hotel.

Diner not included. 

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 5 San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit of the meteorite museum.

The museum has about 3,000 meteorites.

The tour is fun with many animations and short films.

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  1. Departure to Pukará Quitor, built in the 12th century by the then Atacameños, reinforced later by the Incas and destroyed by the Spanish in 1540. It was then renovated and declared a National Monument.

It is now an excellent archaeological road and you can enjoy the view of the oasis and the irrigation system of San Pedro, the surrounding valleys, volcanoes and the hills beyond.

Lunch in one of the most traditional restaurants in the village whose specialty is meat.

In the afternoon, exploration of the desert through the “Salt Cordillera”, the Valley of the Moon and Death Valley.

Dunes and rocks composed of clay, sand and salt form a unique lunar landscape of our planet.

Return to San Pedro after sunset.

Dinner.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 6 San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free morning to stroll through the village of San Pedro.

Lunch in a traditional restaurant.

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Departure to Toconao, a village typical of the desert.

Discovery of its church and the bell tower San Lucas dating from the eighteenth century, built of volcanic stone.

Crafts and fruit production are the specialties of this village near the volcano Lascar.

Then visit the Salar de Atacama to admire the spectacle of this huge salt lagoon inhabited by birds and Andean flamingos.

Return to San Pedro de Atacama.

Dinner not included.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 7 San Pedro de Atacama / Calama / Santiago

Starting before dawn to the Geysers del Tatio. Located 4300m above sea level is the highest geothermal field in the world.

Observation of the impressive steam fume activity produced by the high temperatures of the water emerging from its craters (up to 85 ° C).

It also there’s thermal pools where you can swim.

Breakfast on site.

With coffee you can walk by the open spaces of Geysers.

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Passage through the village of Machuca, a village whose inhabitants are mainly devoted to agriculture, pasture and cheese production.

Lunch in a traditional restaurant.

On the menu: Chilean cuisine.

Transfer to Calama airport for flight to Santiago.

Transfer to the hotel FUNDADOR**** or SIMILAR.

Dinner not included. 

Overnight at hotel

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Day 8 Santiago de Chile

Breakfast at the hotel.

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  1. Visit the vineyard Pérez Cruz. Located Huelquén, this winery has a functional architecture in the form of two half barrels divided into three zones for the three fermentation processes, custody and bottling. Red wine tasting.

Return to the hotel. Lunch not included.

  1. In the afternoon, introduction to Cueca, the national dance of Chile. It is a seductive dance that represents the amorous conquest of a woman called “China” by her suitor, the “Huaso”. The dance couples face to face with a white scarf in hand, without ever touching.
  2. Dinner in a small traditional Chilean bistro. You will live the festive atmosphere of Chile.

Overnight at hotel.

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Day 9 Santiago de Chile OUT

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport.

Return flight to Europe (not included).  

 

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