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Tour to Chile and Argentina: Santiago, Southern Chile & Bariloche

OVERVIEW

This program combines the city of Santiago with the amazing landscapes of southern Chile, where rivers, waterfalls, valleys, forests and the Pacific Ocean will be a delight for the tourist. It also includes a trip through the Andes mountain range by car and by boat.

Puerto Varas will attract the tourist for its architecture and its beautiful gardens.  Puerto Montt is a commercial and touristic port where the crafts and the food will delight the tourist.  Afterwards, the visit to Bariloche will be unforgettable due to the landscapes it offers. Finally, a visit to Valdivia, nicknamed the “city of the rivers” and capital of the region Los Ríos, where Spanish fortresses are preserved like in Niebla and Mancera.  The Valdivian woods can be observed from the viewpoints of the Oncol Park. The German culture and gastronomy are preserved in Valdivia and its surroundings.

 

DETAILED PROGRAM

 

DAY 01: SANTIAGO

Arrival at Santiago. Reception and assistance at the airport. Transport to the hotel.

In the afternoon, city tour around Santiago.  The Civic District, the Government Palace, the O’Higgins Park, San Cristobal Mount, the District of Providencia and, finally, Las Condes. Back to the hotel.  It is recommended to visit Bellavista, a bohemian and cultural district where you will find art galleries, pubs, discotheques and excellent restaurants.

 

DAY 02: SANTIAGO / PUERTO MONTT / PUERTO VARAS

In the morning, transport to the airport. Flight towards Puerto Montt. At Puerto Montt, reception, assistance and transport to the hotel at Puerto Varas.  In the afternoon, city tour around Puerto Varas, nicknamed “city of the roses” for its beautiful gardens. Located next to lake Llanquihue, it has an incredible panoramic view of the Osorno Volcano.  Afterwards, visit to Puerto Montt, in front of the Pacific Ocean, where the gastronomy is based on fish and other sea food. City tour around the streets and the market of Angelmó.  Back to Puerto Varas.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 03: PUERTO VARAS / FRUTILLAR

Free morning to go around the city and enjoy a nice coffee or dessert. In the afternoon, excursion to visit the other side of the lake Llanquihue: Frutillar, a town with evident German influence. It is famous for the Musical Weeks.  Return to Puerto Varas.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 04: PUERTO VARAS / CHILOE ISLAND

In the morning excursion to the island of Chiloe. We will drive 90 km by the highway from Puerto Montt to Pargua, where we will aboard a boat to sail for 30 minutes crossing the canal of Chacao.  Arrival at Chacao and then trip towards the city of Ancud. Afterwards, excursion to Castro, capital of the island. In the afternoon, journey back to Puerto Varas.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

DAY 05: PUERTO VARAS / PETROHUE / PEULLA / PUERTO FRIAS / BARILOCHE

At 08.00 hrs, we pick you up from the hotel to initiate an incredible experience: the crossing of the lakes of Chile and Argentina, through the Andes mountain range.

Bordering the Llanquihue lake in direction to Petrohue up to the lake Todos los Santos, to navigate for 02 hours from Petrohue to Peulla. Then, from Peulla in bus to Puerto Frias, watching in the middle of the Andes, the native forests.  We continue navigating from Puerto Frias to Puerto Alegre and continuing to Puerto Pañuelo, where the final trip will be taken to San Carlos de Bariloche at 21.00 hrs. Transport to the selected hotel.

Included Meal: Breakfast.

 

DAY 06: BARILOCHE

Half-day tour around the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.  We will visit the lake Nahuel Huapi as well as Playa Bonita, Cerro Campanario, Peninsula Llao Llao, Puerto Pañuelo and Lopez bay.  In the afternoon, excursion to mount Catedral, the ski center that amazes the tourists.  We will go by the Bustillo avenue up to km 08, passing by the center of Salmonicultura and afterwards to Villa Catedral to finally arrive a the ski center which is at 1.000 meters over the sea level. You can ski or simply enjoy the landscape.

Included Meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 07: BARILOCHE

Excursion to Isla Victoria and the forest of Arrayanes, an area protected by the importance of the species living there.  It is estimated that these trees have 300 years. The Arrayan is very tall, about 18 m and has color cinnamon. Inside the forest you will find the “little house of Walt Disney” named this way because many people say it inspired the landscape of the Bambi movie.  Then we go back to Victoria island. We disembark at port Anchorena where you can visit the plant nursery, the natural viewpoints, or enjoy the sun at the beach del Toro. For those who wish to see the landscape from above, it is possible to go up to the mount Bella Vista.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 08: BARILOCHE / OSORNO / VALDIVIA

Transport to the bus terminal. Journey towards Osorno.

Arrival at 14.00 hrs.  The journey continues towards Valdivia for 1.5 hours.

Reception at the bus terminal. Assistance and transport to the hotel. Free afternoon.

 

DAY 09: VALDIVIA / SANTIAGO

In the morning, city tour around Valdivia, considered one of the most beautiful cities of Chile.  We will visit its attractive streets, the Costanera avenue next to the river Calle Calle, Teja Island, Austral University, Botanic Garden, lake los Lotos. Transport to the airport to aboard flight towards Santiago. At Santiago, reception, assistance and transport to hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 10: SANTIAGO

Transport to the airport. Flight back home.

Included meals: Breakfast.