Santiago and Torres del Paine

7 Days/5 Nights

From $2,419 pp

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Overview

Torres del Paine National Park is one of the best parks for outdoor enthusiasts in all of South America. Your tour begins in Santiago, with a city tour and visit to one of the nearby wineries, and continues on to Southern Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park. The park has campgrounds and vast hiking trails in the midst of a spectacular natural setting that includes forests, blue and green lakes, glaciers, and the granite peaks – ‘Towers of Paine’ – for which the park is named.

Lodging and Meals: This tour includes accommodations for 5 nights (2 nights in Santiago, 3 nights in Torres del Paine), and 11 meals (5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners).

Best Time to Go: October-April.

Destinations: South America, Chile, & Patagonia.

Interests: Adventure, All-Inclusive Properties, Culture & History, and Wine Tasting.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Depart to Santiago via overnight flight.

After passing through immigration and customs, proceed to the reception area, where our inbound services representative will be holding a sign with your name on it. You will be greeted and then transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago.

Note: Check-in time is 2:00 PM. We can request early check-in but cannot guarantee it.

In the morning, you will have a panoramic city tour of Santiago, which will include Parque O’Higgins, Plaza de Armas (the city’s historic center), Palacio de la Moneda, ex-National Congress, Mapocho Station Cultural Center, Santa Lucia Hill, the place of Santiago’s founding in 1541,and the Bohemian district of Bellavista.

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)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, you will be taken from the airport by van (+/- five hours of travel time) to Torres del Paine. For Hotel Las Torres (3/4 Star accommodations), en route (after traveling for two hours), you will visit the Cerro Negro cattle ranch and see first-hand the lifestyle of the settlers at the end of the world and roam around the beautiful colonial house. Depending on the time of arrival, the visit will include a traditional Magallanes-style barbeque. Overnight in Torres del Paine. (B,L,D)

Choose from one full-day or two half day optional excursions (included in the cost of the tour). Overnight in Torres del Paine. (B,L,D)

Choose from one full-day or two half day optional excursions (included in the cost of the tour). Overnight in Torres del Paine. (B,L,D)

Transfer from Torres del Paine to the airport in Punta Arenas for your return flight to Santiago and your final destination. (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What's Included

Price Includes

  • 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.

Accommodations

Santiago

Torres del Paine

Additional Details

Group Private: All airport transfers in Santiago are private, and the city tour and vineyard tour in Santiago 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, 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 $1,900 in single occupancy, and $1,250 in double and triple occupancy. The balance of the trip cost is due 60 days prior to departure.