Santiago, the Chilean Lake District, and Torres del Paine
11 Days/9 Nights
From $4,149 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
Discover the Chilean Lake District and Southern Patagonia on this fascinating tour of Chile. You will begin in Santiago with a city tour and winery visit, and continue on to the Lake District. You will cross All Saints Lake by catamaran to Peulla, and explore the Island of Chiloe. The last part of your trip will be Torres del Paine National Park, one of the best parks for outdoor enthusiasts in all of South America, with campgrounds, vast hiking trails, and a spectacular natural setting.
Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 8 nights (2 nights in Santiago, 3 nights in Puerto Varas, and 3 nights in Torres del Paine), and 15 meals (8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners).
Best Time to Go: October-April.
Day 1: Santiago.
Day 2: Santiago.
Note: Check-in time is 2:00 PM. We can request early check-in but cannot guarantee it.
Day 3: Santiago-City Tour-Winery Tour.
Day 4: Santiago-Puerto Montt-Puerto Varas-City Tour.
The tour continues to the city of Puerto Varas, on the southern shore of Lake Llanquihue. Puerto Varas was founded by German immigrants, and has the feel of a European village. You will drive through the center of town, passing the Plaza de Armas, the Municipal Casino, and historic private residences. The tour finishes at Philippi Hill, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city, Lake Llanquihue, and Osorno Volcano, before being taken to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Varas. (B)
Day 5: Puerto Varas-Petrohue River Falls-All Saints Lake-Boat to Peulla.
Day 6: Puerto Varas/Island of Chiloe/Ancud.
Day 7: Puerto Varas-Puerto Montt-Punta Arenas.
Day 8: Punta Arenas-Torres del Paine.
Day 9: Torres del Paine.
Day 10: Torres del Paine.
Day 11: Torres del Paine-Punta Arenas-Santiago.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- South American Vacations’ expert pre-departure planning services and documentation.
- Airport/hotel transfers including baggage handling.
- Hotel accommodations including taxes and service charges.
- Excursions as indicated on the itinerary including all applicable entrance fees.
- Meals as indicated on the itinerary.
- Local, English-speaking tour guides.
Price Does Not Include
- International airfare.
- Domestic airfare.
- Meals not indicated on the itinerary.
- Gratuities to tour guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
- Gifts and personal items.
- Travel insurance.
We will be happy to quote the cost of airfare and travel insurance and to make these arrangements for you.
Torres del Paine
Group Private: All airport/hotel transfers are private, and the city tour of Santiago, vineyard tour, city tour of Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas, and the excursion to Chiloe are private for 4 Star, 5 Star, and Deluxe accommodation levels. All services in Punta Arenas and Torres del Paine are operated on a small group basis.
Elevations: Santiago is 1,700 feet above sea level, Petrohue is 810 feet, and Torres del Paine National Park elevations can reach 4,000 feet or more, depending upon your itinerary.
Passport/Visa: U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens (except Greece) require a valid passport (for the duration of your visit) and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Greek citizens can stay for up to 60 days. Australian, and Canadian citizens are required to pay a reciprocity fee (considered a multiple entry visa) of $95 and $132 respectively upon arrival (subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuations or other reasons). Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Chilean embassy in their country before traveling.
Travel Insurance: In order to protect your travel investment from unforeseen circumstances that may arise before or during your trip, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. We offer Allianz Global Assistance’s Classic Comprehensive and other plans. The Benefits and Coverage Limits are summarized on our Travel Insurance page. Call your travel counselor if you have any questions or to purchase a plan.
To Book This Trip: For 3 and 4 Star accommodations, we require a non-refundable deposit of $900 in single occupancy, and $800 per person in double and triple occupancy. For 5 Star and Deluxe accommodations, we require a non-refundable deposit of $1,500 in single occupancy, and $1,200 in double and triple occupancy. The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.
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