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Chile, Patagonian Lakes and Atacama Desert

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 1+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-24055
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Visit the breathtaking Atacama Desert
  • Discover the highlights of Santiago de Chile
  • See Osorno Volcano & the waterfalls of Petrohue
  • Explore the beautiful lake district of Chile
From the heart of the Andean plateau to the rugged landscapes of Patagonia, Chile offers an incredible diversity of destinations. From north to south, this South American country spans more than 4,200 km and is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by the Andes Mountains.

Discover the beauty of this country during this ten-day guided tour. Explore the dynamic and cosmopolitan Santiago de Chile, with both historic, colonial buildings and modern skyscrapers. The journeys continue to one of the driest deserts in the world, San Pedro de Atacama, where you will have the chance to explore otherworldly landscape, ranging from salt flats to geysers. Your final destination is Chile's lake district, a charming region with a variety of outdoors activities and breathtaking landscapes.

Please note that domestic flight tickets and national park entrance fees are not included in the tour price. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Santiago De Chile arrival & half-day city tour
  • Day 2: Vina del Mar & Valparaiso tour from Santiago De Chile
  • Day 3: Santiago De Chile – Calama – San Pedro De Atacama
  • Day 4: Tatio Geysers, Machuca & Moon Valley half-day tour
  • Day 5: Half-day tour of Cejar Lagoon from San Pedro De Atacama
  • Day 6: San Pedro De Atacama – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas
  • Day 7: Puerto Varas half-day tour: Osorno Volcano & Petrohue
  • Day 8: Free day in Puerto Varas
  • Day 9: Puerto Varas – Santiago De Chile
  • Day 10: Santiago De Chile departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Meals: 9 breakfast total
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Santiago de Chile, 3 nights in Puerto Varas & 3 nights in Pedro de Atacama
  • Pickup and drop-off transfers. All other land transfers as per the itinerary
  • Tours as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • National park entrance fees
  • Both international and domestic flights
  • Chile visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Single supplement for solo travelers
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls, laundry, etc
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Margaret
  • On Mar 15 2022
5 - Excellent
Outstanding communication
The most significant aspect was the outstanding communication. The ability to make changes and confirm pick-up times at the hotels was exceptional. The tour guides were kind and informative.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Group tours will be reduced to smaller sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days do you need in Chile?

    We recommend, at the very least, a 2-weeks tour of Chile to explore the blue glaciers and emerald forests of Torres del Paine, the enticing landscapes of the Atacama desert, and similar must-see destinations. You will be left with enough time to add a few more delightful places like capital Santiago, Valparaiso, and one or two world-class vineyards. A three-week tour will allow you to linger longer in all your favorite places. But if you have only 5 to 7 days, it’s best to focus on Santiago, the nearby colorful towns, and the wine valleys. Add a few more days, and you can squeeze in Patagonia, Atacama, Easter Island, or the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. To get more details on how many days to spend in Chile, see here.

  • Is Chile cheap for tourists?

    Chile is not the cheapest place to visit in South America. But the kind of trip you have in mind will determine your budget. Typically, most tourists like to hike in the Torres del Paine and explore the desert landscape of Atacama during a 10 to 15-day trip. It is possible to do a trekking-heavy trip on a budget of USD 90 to 100 per day per person. Basic accommodation and food costs are higher in Chile than in other South American countries. So be ready to spend at least USD 75 daily for a non-luxurious trip.

  • How do you get around in Chile?

    Chile is well connected from north to south via flights and buses. But it’s trickier to travel from east to west, and south of Puerto Montt because of the unusual landscape comprising glaciers and mountains. Long-distance buses are the best way to go up and down the country. For travelling to remote areas, you can hire your own car. Trains are useful only in certain parts, like Central Chile. You can also consider low-cost airlines: they are sometimes cheaper than long-distance buses—if you don’t mind missing out on the scenery on the way.

  • What is Chile best known for?

    Chile is best known for its diverse landscapes. It is home to incredible glaciers and fjords, the driest of deserts, superb rock formations, and ancient forests. Chilean hospitality is well known, and the people like to bond over maté tea. You’ll find buena onda (good vibes) wherever you go. The world has woken up to the exquisite taste of Chile’s wines. In fact, Latin America’s largest winegrower is in Chile’s countryside. Capital Santiago has some of the finest art galleries in South America like the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Neighborhoods like Bellavista in Santiago and Concepción in Valparaíso have a very vibrant street-art culture. 

  • What is the typical food in Chile?

    Traditional Chilean cuisine is hearty and winsome, imbibing many European and South American influences. Some famous dishes include Plateada (soft-cut beef), Chorrillana (French fries with meat and seasoning); Empanada (baked or fried puff pastry with salty or sweet fillings), Pastel del choclo (a sort of shepherd’s pie made using corn mash), Pastel de jaiba (crab pie), Machas a la parmesana (a clam dish topped with cheese), and Completo (Chilean-style hot dog that is bigger than its American counterpart). And you must try Terremotos, a rather potent alcoholic drink, and the many excellent Chilean wines

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