The best of the Chilean Patagonia 6D/5N
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The best of the Chilean Patagonia 6D/5N

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Santiago

Welcome to Santiago!

As soon as you arrive in Santiago airport, our english speaking guide will be waiting for you to welcome and transfer to your selected hotel.

Acomodation at the Selected Category Hotel in Santiago.

Meals: None.


Day 2: Half Day City Tour in Santiago

We invite you to discover Santiago, a cosmopolitan city which has become one of South America’s most modern hubs. Described by the international media as a surprising destination, Santiago stands out for being a cosmopolitan and modern city that perfectly combines its traditions with a modern outlook. The tour will take you to visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Santiago’s Central Postal Office and its Municipality. We will also visit the Moneda Palace, which is the government’s headquarters as well as the traditional neighborhoods of the historic city center. The tour also includes a visit to the Santa Lucia hill, named Huelén by the natives. It is a real urban oasis in the center of the city. There we will learn more about Chile’s history and enjoy some of the best views in the city. After knowing Santiago, we will arrive to Barrio Lastarria, famous by it cultural, inherited and gastronomical offer. The second part of the tour will take you to the eastern side of the city, to the financial heart of Santiago, known for its modern buildings, impressive glass skyscrapers and its impressive sculptures designed by prominent national architects. There, you will see exactly why this area is known as “Sanhattan” among the locals.

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Accommodation at the Selected Category Hotel in Santiago.

Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 3: Santiago, Punta Arenas & Puerto Natales

Transfer to Santiago airport where you will take your flight to Punta Arenas.

Flight Santiago de Chile to Punta Arenas (included).

Upon arrival you will be assisted at the Punta Arenas airport and then transferred to the bus terminal to board a bus to Puerto Natales (03 hours trip). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation at the Selected Category Hotel in Puerto Natales.

Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 4: Puerto Natales: Full Day Tour Torres del Paine National Park & Milodon Cave

The excursion begins visiting the Milodon Cave, a natural monument located on Benitez Hill, 25 kilometers from Puerto Natales, where in 1895 were found remains of extinct animals like Sabre Toothed Tiger, American Horse and a large mammal known as Milodon. It is necessary to walk for half an hour to go into the cave and observe the stalactites, places where the remains were found and a replica of Milodon. The excursion continues bordering different lakes such as Sofía, Porteño and Toro toward the park, which is a biosphere reserve founded in 1959 with a surface over 242.000 hectares. Here the landscape changes drastically becoming unforgettable due its dozen lakes populated by marine birds, and in the background granite picks dominating the area. Turquoise lakes, waterfalls and mountains covered by ice are the predominant landscape inside the park. The trip continues with a walk on the shores of Grey Lake, where blue icebergs can be seen, and in the background the vast Grey glacier. After lunch a walk for 15 minutes into the park is necessary toward the Waterfall (Salto Grande), which is communicating two big lakes inside the park; Nordenskjold and Pehoe Lakes. The road takes us to the Nordenskjold look out and bordering Sarmiento Lake finally arriving in Laguna Amarga, from where we will have a panoramic view of the three “Towers of Paine”, always depending on the weather conditions.

Once we leave the park you will be able to enjoy the most diverse landscapes, such as, the magellanic deciduous forest and the vast Patagonian steppe dominated by the wind and aridity. On the way is possible to find two species members of the local fauna: the Patagonian guanaco, South American camel and relative of Llama, and the endemic lesser Rhea (Ñandu), relative of the African Ostrich. Before arriving in Puerto Natales we will observe the little village of Cerro Castillo and Figueroa Lake.

Accommodation at the Selected Category Hotel in Puerto Natales.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 5: Puerto Natales Day at Leisure

Today you will have the chance to visit the Patagonia on your own.

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Accommodation at the Selected Category Hotel in Puerto Natales.

Meals included: Breakfast.


Day 6: Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Farewell!

At the scheduled time will be transferred to the bus terminal of Puerto Natales to board bus to the airport of Punta Arenas.

Meals included: Breakfast.

Departure from Punta Arenas to Santiago and then international flight to US.