Best of Chile

SANTIAGO  –  PUERTO VARAS  –  PUNTA ARENAS  –  NATIONAL PARK TORRES DEL PAINE  –  SANTIAGO
Travel Peru Seat-in-Coach Tour

Chile has many different adventures to offer tourists: stargazing in the driest desert in the world, millennial glaciers in the southernmost part of the planet, enchanted forests, and lakes located at the foot of massive volcanoes. It has islands full of legends, winemaking traditions, great challenges to be overcome, and the modern and accessible city of Santiago.

However, there is something about Chile has not been said yet. Chile has wide-open natural landscapes, but you can also find this openness in the Chilean people. The feeling of being alive floods over you in these wide-open spaces in Chile. Here you can get in touch with nature or set out to explore pristine areas. The people of Chile will also pleasantly surprise you with their kindness and hospitality. This will be a completely new experience in a place where you will feel at peace.

 

Day 01 – Monday                                                                            Santiago / Approx.  59 km

  • Transfer airport – hotel
  • Half day city tour Santiago (4h)

Arrival at the airport of Santiago de Chile and transfer to your hotel.

Santiago de Chile - Dynamic and cosmopolitan Santiago is a vital and versatile city. Home to many events showcasing the very best of Chilean culture, it also hosts superb international festivals of sound, flavor and color. The Chilean capital breathes new life into all its visitors! The city’s diversity shines through in its many contrasting neighborhoods. Set out to explore the city streets and you will discover beautiful and original art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets, as well as a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Night owls can enjoy a taste of lively Latino nightlife in hip Bellavista! Visit downtown Santiago to get a real feel for the city. Learn more about the country in its many fine museums, or wander around the famous Central Market – a gourmet’s delight. Fans of the great outdoors can head for the hills that surround the city and marvel at panoramic views of Santiago with the magnificent Andes as a backdrop. Take the opportunity to grab a picnic and visit one of the city´s many parks.
You will find first-rate shopping opportunities in the stylish Alonso de Córdoba neighborhood and in the city’s many modern malls.

Santiago de Chile is a city of contrasts with traces of its colonial past mixed with the ultramodern, high-rise buildings of the financial center; Chile’s capital will surprise you. This tour offers you the opportunity to see this eclectic mix for yourself. The tour begins by heading south through the downtown area, to get to the heart of the city. From here you head along the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colorful main avenue, where you’ll see some important iconic constructions such as the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill, site of Santiago’s foundation in 1541. Then you continue towards the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Very close from here is the famous Central Market, which is the main market for fresh fish and seafood, an interesting building, dating back to the end of the 19th century: It is a steel construction, built in London and brought to Chile by ship. Afterwards, you continue the tour crossing the Mapocho River to reach the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to the San Cristobal Hill. From one of the hill’s viewpoints, you will have the finest views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. To round off the tour, you will pass through the modern residential areas of the city with their daring architecture to come back to your hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel MR. Express 3* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

 

 

Day 02 – Tuesday                                                                                                          Santiago

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day free at leisure

Day free for leisure – the following optional tours can be booked at local office:

Optional: Full day excursion to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar : ( Can be booked when at destination with local office )

The tour leaves Santiago in western direction. Arriving in Valparaiso, you pass by the main square where you can view the monument honouring the Naval Battle fought in 1879. Driving towards the southern side of the city and seeing the old funiculars you will drive up a hillside for a most spectacular view of the bay seeing Valparaiso’s downtown district and its adjoining hills.

Then proceed to the lower level of the city through the commercial heart of the port, where you’ll take the coastal highway that links Valparaiso with the resort city of Viña del Mar. Reaching the Concón beach, you can admire various fish stands displaying a great variety of seafood. Summer homes and restaurants are spread out along the coast. Afterwards, visit the main square Plaza Vergara and the shopping avenue before returning to Santiago.

Optional: Wine pairing at Vinolia (3h) : ( Can be booked when at destination with local office )

We invite you to discover the secrets of the Chilean wine without leaving Santiago!

We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Vinolia: “The wine adventure”, where in the “Sensory exploration room” you can discover 48 aromas associated with wine in a setting that also recreates sounds and images that give a sense of being in a vineyard.

The visit continues in the cinema room with a virtual panoramic flight that shows you the Casablanca, Maipo and the Colchagua Valley on a giant screen. Five wineries have been chosen in accordance with the quality and prestige of their wines.

As you watch the video, you will taste five superior-quality wines, one from each winery, as the winemaker leads the tasting on screen and reveals the secrets behind each label. The tasting is accompanied by a selection of cheeses and dried fruits.

Once the tour has finished, visitors are free to continue enjoying their visit in the Emporium and Wine & Appetizers on their leisure. Afterwards return to your hotel.

**Remark: The transfers hotel/Vinolia/hotel are on private basis with English speaking guide (who will assist you until the Sensory exploration room only). The visit at Vinolia is together with other international travelers. The film shown during the wine taste is in Spanish with English subtitles. The winemakers speak only Spanish.  

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel MR. Express 3* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

 

Day 03 – Wednesday               Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas /Approx. 47 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport
  • Flight Santiago – Puerto Montt (not included)
  • Transfer airport Puerto Montt – hotel Puerto Varas

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Montt (not included). Arrival and reception by your guide and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Varas, situated some 12 miles away.

Puerto Varas - The “city of roses" overlooks Lago Llanquihue, one of Chile's largest lake where the reflection of the eternally snow covered Osorno Volcano is mirrored in the clear waters. You drive along the “Costanera” (coastal road) and see Puerto Varas’ main square with its gardens and the monument in honor of Vicente Perez Rosales, the region’s founding father.  

The rest of the day at leisure.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 04 – Thursday                                                                 Puerto Varas / Approx. 310 km

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Full day Excursion to Petrohué, Todos Los Santos Lake, Peulla - On shared basis

You cannot leave Chile without sailing on the wonderful Todos los Santos Lake, with its emerald colored waters and its surrounding forests. First, you visit the world renowned Petrohué Waterfalls, that flow into a river that runs through beautiful rock formations. Also discover Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants, which is on the route of the famous Andean Crossing.

After visiting the Petrohué Waterfalls, you will then enjoy a two-hour boat trip on Todos los Santos Lake, taking in the views of the majestic OsornoPuntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes. However, the adventure does not end when you arrive at Peulla, you can choose to take part in a large variety of activities such as canopying, horse riding, and a 4x4 safari, all in a stunning setting that will take your breath away. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 05 – Friday                                                                                                      Puerto Varas

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Day free at leisure

Full day at leisure.

Optional: Full Day Excursion Chiloe, Castro y Dalcahue : ( Can be booked when at destination with local office )

A full day tour leaving from Puerto Varas and visiting the northern part of the mythical island of Chiloé, its stilted houses, its markets and the churches declared as World Heritage sites by Unesco.

In order to delve into the Chilote world, we begin our day by taking a boat down the Chacao canal for 30 minutes, where we spot a wide variety of birds, before arriving to the village of Chacao to visit its square and church.

We will continue on to Castro to stop for lunch (lunch not included). Then, we will visit the stilted houses of Rio Gamboa, the square and its church, which was declared a Unesco World Heritage site. Next, we will visit the recently restored Nercón Church (1890), which is a national monument and is also on Unesco’s protected list.

The day continues in Dalcahue, where we stop on the waterfront to take in the wonderful natural landscape and visit the local artisan market, museum and church. Afterwards return to your hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Cabaña del Lago 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 06 – Saturday           Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas/ Approx. 90 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel Puerto Varas – airport Puerto Montt with city tour in Puerto Montt en route (2h, 30min)
  • Flight Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas (not included)
  • Transfer airport – hotel Punta Arenas

Transfer from the Hotel in Puerto Varas to the airport in Puerto Montt. On route you will do a sightseeing tour of Puerto Montt, which was founded by German settlers in 1852 and whose influence still remains in the style of the wooden houses. You will pass along the „Costanera “Avenue and continue to the observation point for a beautiful view of the city, Reloncavi Bay, Tenglo Island and channels. Afterwards, you will pass through the town’s center with its typical square and its cathedral, the oldest building in the region. You will also visit Angelmó, the traditional fish and seafood market in the port. At the end you will be transferred to the airport.

Flight to Punta Arenas. Arrival at the airport of Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Diego de Almagro Punta Arenas 3* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Cabo de Hornos 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

 

Day 07 – Sunday        Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine National Park/ Approx. 364 km

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transfer hotel Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine National Park – on shared basis
  • Visit of the Cerro Negro Ranch

Today starts the All-Inclusive package in Torres del Paine National Park! The hotel Las Torres, with its All-Inclusive program, allows you to enjoy the park from the hotel, which is located on a private ranch inside one of the most beautiful and moving places on the planet.

The package starts with a transfer on shared basis from your hotel in Punta Arenas to the airport, where additional passengers will be picked-up. You will then continue to the Cerro Negro Ranch.

*Remark: the transfer hotel – airport takes place together with other passengers with English speaking assistance (on the way to the airport additional guests will be picked-up from different hotels). From the airport to the ranch the transfer takes place with Spanish speaking driver only. The exact pick-up time at the hotel in Punta Arenas will be informed the day before.

The Cerro Negro Ranch is a typical Patagonia ranch, where the guests get the chance to enjoy an authentic sheepdog and sheep shearing show. Afterwards, Patagonian lamb will be served for lunch. After the visit you will continue to the Torres del Paine National Park.

*Remark: the transfer takes place together with other passengers and a Spanish speaking driver (without guide). The activities in the ranch take place with English speaking assistance. 

Arrival at the hotel Las Torres around 16:00. Dinner at the hotel.

The package at hotel Las Torres includes:

  • All meals
  • Open Bar (not includes premium spirits)
  • All excursions inside the National Park
  • Bilingual guides in Spanish/ English
  • WI-FI (only in common areas)
  • Accommodation in the mentioned room category
  • 20% discount in the Spa

The package does not include:

  • Premium wines, liquors & beers
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Phone calls
  • Unscheduled meals
  • Travel insurance

Standard & Superior:

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Las Torres 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 08 – Monday                                                                   Torres del Paine National Park

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • All inclusive package - on shared basis

Today you will be able to choose from the many excursions that the hotel Las Torres offers.

The hotel has a large menu of excursions that are available daily, including hiking, horseback riding and boat navigations. Once you arrive at the hotel, the personnel will be available to provide all information needed for your excursions and make your journey an unforgettable experience.

**Remark: All excursions are shared with other guests of the hotel. All excursions are subject to changes and may vary due to climatic conditions depending on the particular day.

Standard & Superior:

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Las Torres 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 09 – Tuesday                                                                  Torres del Paine National Park

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • All inclusive package - on shared basis

Enjoy the all-inclusive program package of Hotel Las Torres.

Standard & Superior:

Dinner and overnight at Hotel Las Torres 4* (local category 4*) or similar (superior room)

 

Day 10 – Wednesday    Torres del Paine - Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile / Approx. 370 km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport Punta Arenas (5h) – on shared basis, without guide
  • Flight Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile (not included)
  • Transfer airport - hotel

Transfer from the hotel Las Torres back to Punta Arenas airport for your return flight to Santiago (not included).

**Remark: the transfer takes place together with other passengers and a Spanish-speaking driver (no guide) 

Arrival in Santiago and transfer to your hotel.

Standard:

Overnight at Hotel MR. Express 3* (local category 3*) or similar (standard room)

Superior:

Overnight at Hotel Marina Las Condes 4* (local category 4*) or similar (standard room)

 

Day 11 – Thursday                                                             Santiago de Chile /Approx. 25km

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transfer hotel – airport

Transfer to the Santiago airport and return flight home.

 

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For a more intense travel experience Travel Peru offers individual extensions to different regions. Further details below the price information.

Price Information

 

with accommodation in (room)                                                Double          Single*

Seat-in-coach rates from 2 pax on:

Price in US$ and can be paid in sterling at current exchange rate.

Valid from January until March 2021:

Standard hotels

per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                    2.371,00                3.277,00

per person net in USD                                                                     2.906,00                4.017,00

 

Superior hotels

per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                    2.484,00                3.536,00

per person net in USD                                                                     3.045,00                4.334,00

Valid from September until December 2021:

Standard hotels

per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                    2.534,00                3.497,00

per person net in USD                                                                     3.106,00                4.286,00

 

Superior hotels

per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                    2.651,00                3.758,00

per person net in USD                                                                     3.249,00                4.606,00

*Surcharges for single transfers on arrival and departure day can apply for single travelers.

You can book this tour on private basis (from 1 pax on) *:

  • all services on private basis, exceptions:
  • Day 4: Excursion to Petrohué, Todos los Santos Lake and Peulla shared with other guests
  • Day 7: Transfer Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine National park shared with other guests, partly only with Spanish speaking driver
  • Day 7-10: Excursions at Hotel Las Torres shared together with other guests of the hotel
  • Day 10: Transfer hotel Las Torres - Punta Arenas with Spanish speaking driver
  • Between May and September, the Hotel Las Torres is closed. Alternative hotel is Lago Grey – subject to availability.

Valid from January until March 2021:

Standard hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                              4.117,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                              5.046,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               2.727,00                3.671,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                3.342,00                4.500,00

 Superior hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                              4.397,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                              5.390,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               2.825,00                3.952,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                3.463.00                4.844,00

 

Valid for April 2021

 

Standard hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                              3.922,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                              4.807,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               2.530,00                3.474,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                3.101,00                4.260,00

Superior hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                              4.132,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                              5.065,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               2.586,00                3.726,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                3.170,00                4.567,00 

Valid from September until December 2021:

 

Standard hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                              4.283,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                              5.250,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               2.856,00                3.844,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                3.501,00                4.712,00

 

Superior hotels

Basis 1 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                                                              4.561,00

Basis 1 pax: per person net in USD                                                                              5.591,00

 

Basis 2 pax: per person net in STERLING ( £ )                               2.957,00                4.123,00

Basis 2 pax: per person net in USD                                                3.624,00                5.054,00 

* Please note that private departure rates are subject to reconfirmation and might not be valid on the following dates (due to Carnival, Easter, Christmas, New Year’s, local holidays, congresses and important events):

01.01.2021

01.05.2021

18.09.2021 – 19.09.2021

25.12.2021

 

Price Information – Flights

 

Additional airfares – Travel Peru is not responsible for any changes made by the airlines and the resulting costs (i.e. airfares, schedule changes, cancellations, taxes, fuel- and other charges). Airfares can only be guaranteed upon ticketing and may vary with the number of passengers. Airport taxes are subject to change.

SCL/PMC/PUQ/SCL

January - December 2021:

Net p.p. USD 681,00 including all national airport taxes*

*REFERENTIAL RATE ONLY, SUBJECT TO CHANGES

Attention:

  • In In order to issue local flight tickets it is important to receive your INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT details latest 10 weeks prior arrival

 

 

 

 

 

General Conditions

    1. All distances given in itinerary are only an approx and does not include any journey by air.General Conditions 
      1. Departure is guaranteed with a minimum of 02 participants. If this number of persons ( 2 ) is not achieved 60 days prior to departure date, tour will be cancelled. Please note that in this case all monies paid will be returned including deposit.
      2. The transfers on arrival and departure day are included in the roundtrip rate from 02 persons onwards; in the case of 01 passenger arrival /departs separately, surcharges for extra transfers will apply.
      3. Group size will be a max of 12 which will be for most of the tours, transfers and excursions Seat-In-Service, which includes local English-speaking guides (changing in each area). There can be exceptions and these will be clearly stated below and will be known as non-exclusive services and are called, Regular Seat–in–Basis. This is where we will join with other passengers just for the services specified and our group size for these tours can be more than 12 :
      • Day 4: Excursion to Petrohue, Todos los Santos Lake and Peulla shared with other guests
      • Day 7: Transfer Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine National park shared with other guests, partly only with Spanish speaking driver
      • Day 7-10: Excursions at Hotel Las Torres shared with other guests of the hotel
      • Day 10: Transfer hotel Las Torres - Punta Arenas with Spanish speaking driver

      Transfers and excursions are provided together for passengers of both hotel categories: standard and superior.

      1. The great advantage of all these programs called, ‘Seat on Coach ‘, is that they will operate between 2 and 12 passengers. They are guaranteed departures and the group will be together for the duration of the program. The maximum size of 12 is small and you can be sure to enjoy all the tours and services provided on this basis. All the tours will be with local English-speaking guides and change according to the region you are visiting. After the tour you will have your own free time, you can mix within the group or just be on your own. There is no over-all Tour Leader for the group, so your free time is yours.
      1. Cancellation Policy:
      • From 74 until 31 days prior departure maximum 50% cancellation fee.
      • From 30 until 20 days prior departure maximum 80% cancellation fee.
      • From 19 days prior departure 100% cancellation fee.

      Cancellation fees for flights are subject to separate cancellation conditions depending on the Airline. For some airline’s cancellation fees will apply already 60 days before arrival.

      1. In case of early transfers breakfast at the hotel cannot be guaranteed. If a dinner is included in the program it cannot be guaranteed in case of unforeseen late arrivals.
      2. The mentioned kilometers do not include the distances covered by airplane, boat or on trekking excursions.
      1. Travel Peru is not responsible for any belongings of the passengers carried during any services rendered by Travel Peru, such as transfers or tours.
      2. Travel Peru holds an allotment for the required internal flights and can book/reserve all flights. If you require Travel Peru to book/reserve your flights please confirm and we will invoice you directly for these       Tickets will be given to you at destination. If you wish to book directly your flights, Travel Peru will confirm the flights that you will need. With this we can try to ensure that the whole group will travel     together on the same flights to avoid extra transfer costs.
      3. Our prices include hotels, transfers, tours seat in coach/service and regular seat on the basis specified in point no 3, taxes, entrance fees. Meals are included as and when mentioned in our program. Unless mention lunch and dinner does not include drinks.  (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
      4. Our prices do not include: airport taxes, international and national airfares, personal expenses, extras in the hotels and tips.
      5. The above-mentioned rates for pre- and post-nights at the group hotels are subject to availability and valid for max. 3 nights. From the 4th night on, a higher rate could apply.

      10 If you wish to book additional tours please advice. Travel Peru cannot be held responsible for tours booked via any other supplier.

      1. Flights not booked via Travel Peru can only be reconfirmed by Travel Peru with the correct flight information.
      2. For group flight reservations in general, no seat assignments can be made in advance so that preferred seating cannot be guaranteed. Groups are checked in at the airport, when the seats are distributed by the airlines
      3. On booking we will require full name, passport number and validity date, nationality, date of birth and at least 10 weeks prior to starting your program international flight details. .
      4. Rates for hotel services in Chile are based on bookings made by non-resident foreign visitors. For nationals or foreign residents in Chile, rates are not valid and a surcharge of 19% local tax applies on all hotel services.

      Important: Cancellation charges for hotel services may increase to 119% of the sales rate in case of no-show or last-minute cancellation. In such cases the 19% local tax (IVA), from which tourists are exonerated upon presentation of their passport during Check-in, will be charged in addition to our quoted hotel rates.

      1. Visitors entering with passports from Australia, Albania or Mexico have to pay a reciprocity fee when entering Chile through the international airport in Santiago. The amount varies due to the country of origin and is subject to change.
      2. Please inquire at your embassy if you require visa to enter and also vaccination requirements.
      3. Travel Peru liability will be limited to the reimbursement of services supplied for failure of services contracted by us. Travel Peru cannot be held liable for any injury, loss, accident, delay or irregularity occasioned by air-carriers or third-party suppliers and by natural phenomena, sickness, war, quarantine, strike, or any other kind of force major or by attendance to Federal Police, customs and Health Authorities regulations.

     

    Conditions of Payment:

    On booking 10% deposit non refundable.

    Full payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.

    Payment method can be via bank transfer  (Bank details are provided on each invoice). We also accept credit card payment processed via PayPal ( Please add 2% to cover commission charge from card companies )  - VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or PayPal.  PayPal might require you to set up an account to process payment.


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