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Tour to Chile: Santiago and the South of Chile

OVERVIEW

Santiago is the capital of Chile. Most of the economic, administrative, cultural, commercial, industrial and political activities of the country are concentrated here. It was founded by Pedro de Vadivia on February 14th in 1541 in the Río Mapocho Valley at the foothills of the Santa Lucia hill.

Settled by German colonists in the mid-19th century, Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt is one of southern Chile’s most important cities: an administrative capital booming on the back of a billion dollar salmon industry. For travelers, it’s the place to catch a ferry, or catch up on a couple of night’s sleep in transit.

 

 DETAILED PROGRAM

 

 DAY 01: SANTIAGO

Reception at the Santiago Airport, assistance and private transfer to the hotel. 

 

DAY 02: SANTIAGO

Santiago City Tour in the morning. 

Excursion to visit the city of Santiago de Chile, which has a little over 5 million people and has become the Commercial Platform of South America. We will visit the Civic Neighborhood, the Government House, the O’Higgins Park, San Cristobal Hill from which we will have a view of the whole city. We will continue to the Providence Neighborhood and after that will visit part of Las Condes. Return to the hotel. We recommend visiting the cultural and bohemian quarter of Bellavista which has a wide selection of crafts, art galleries, pubs, clubs and excellent restaurants. 

Afternoon at leisure for personal activities or to take any optional half day tour. 

Meals Included: Breakfast (B)

 

DAY 03: SANTIAGO – PUERTO MONTT – PUERTO VARAS

Transfer from the hotel to the Santiago Airport to fly to Puerto Montt. (daily flights 1hr 40min). 
Arrival to the Puerto Montt Airport, assistance and transfer to the hotel. Free time for rest. 
In the evening, an interesting tour to the cities of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas. 

Meals Included: Breakfast (B)

 

DAY 04: PUERTO VARAS – CHILOE ISLAND 

During this day we will carry out a wonderful tour to the island of Chiloé, crossing the Chacao Channel by ferry to continue trip to the city of Ancud, founded in 1765. Lunch included. In the evening, return to your hotel. 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 05: PUERTO VARAS – ENSENADA – PETROHUE

Departure towards the Ensenada village in the morning, to go along the border of the Llanquihue Lake with a beautiful view of the Calbuco and Osorno volcanoes.

Return to Ensenada, to continue towards the Petrohúe River Falls. Free time for photographies and walks across the exuberant vegetation of this National Park, to continue then towards the shore of the Todos los Santos Lake, also known as Emerald Lake because of the green color of its water. Lunch included. 

After lunch, return to Puerto Varas.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (B, L)

 

DAY 06: PUERTO VARAS – FRUTILLAR – PUERTO OCTAY

Departure from the hotel, going along the borders of the Llanquihue Lake towards the small and beautiful town of Frutillar with its singular German architecture. 

Free time to visit the Museum of the Colonization and the different regional crafts premises. 
The tour continues towards the town of Puerto Octay. Lunch during the trip included. When arriving at Puerto Octay, the neo-gothic style church and the bay protected by the Centinela peninsula can be appreciated. Free time to walk along this beautiful city.

Return to Puerto Varas.

Meals Included: Breakfast (B)

 

DAY 07: PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT – SANTIAGO

Morning at leisure for rest or other personal activities. 

Transfer to the airport to fly to Santiago at a time to be informed. 

Reception at the airport, assistance and transfer to the hotel. 

Meals Included: Breakfast (B)

 

DAY 08: SANTIAGO

Private transfer from the hotel to the airport to board your departure flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast (B)