Santiago and the Chilean Lake District
7 Days/5 Nights
From $1,359 per person
(Dbl. Occupancy, Not Incl. Airfare)
The Chilean Lake District offers a landscape of snow capped volcanoes, emerald and blue colored lakes, and ancient forests. This tour begins with two days in Santiago to experience the country’s capital city and surrounding area, and then takes you to Puerto Varas on the shore of Lake Llanquihue overlooking Osorno Volcano. You will cross All Saints Lake by catamaran to the village of Peulla, and visit the fascinating Island of Chiloe with its palafito houses.
Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 5 nights (2 nights in Santiago and 3 nights in Puerto Varas), and 6 meals (5 breakfasts and 1 lunch).
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.
In the afternoon, you will visit your choice of one of the following vineyards around Santiago (included in price): Concha y Torro, Cousino Macul, and Undurraga. Overnight in Santiago. (B)
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-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.
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.
Elevations: Santiago is 1,700 feet above sea level and Petrohue is 810 feet.
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: We require a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person plus the cost of the international and domestic airfare (if we arrange it for you).
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