DAY 1: SANTIAGO
Arrival at the Arturo Merino International Airport in Santiago de Chile.
Transfer Santiago airport to the Hotel. Check in. Overnight at Hotel to select in Santiago
DAY 2: HD AM CITY TOUR AND VISIT SAN CRISTOBAL HILL – HD PM TOUR TRADITIONAL WITH TASTING IN THE VINEYARD CONCHA Y TORO
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to start our visit to the beautiful city of Santiago de Chile.
Santiago stands out for being a cosmopolitan and modern city that perfectly combines its traditions with a modern perspective. The tour will take you to visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Central Post Office of Santiago and its Municipality.
We will also visit the Palacio de la Moneda, which is the seat of government, as well as the traditional neighborhoods of the historic centre of the city. The tour also includes a visit to the Santa Lucía hill, called Huelén by the natives. It is a true urban oasis in the city centre. There we will learn more about the history of Chile and enjoy some of the best views of the city. After getting to know Santiago, we will arrive at the Lastarria neighborhood, famous for its cultural, inherited and gastronomic offer. The second part of the tour will take you to the east side of the city, to the financial heart of Santiago, known for its modern buildings, impressive glass skyscrapers, and impressive sculptures designed by prominent national architects. There, you will see exactly why this area is known as “Sanhattan” among the locals. After the city tour, return to the hotel. Lunch not included
Vineyard Concha y Toro
At the agreed time pick up at the hotel, to start the tour to Viña Concha y Toro
Arrival at the vineyard and we will begin the bed through the gardens, park and the exterior of the summer residence of the Concha y Toro family towards the end of the 19th century. We will continue the tour to arrive at the plantation where we will know the different strains of Concha y Toro wines where there are more than 26 varieties of grapes for winemaking. Visit to the wineries including the centenary Casillero del Diablo, cradle of the Wine Legend, to finish with 3 wine tastings and a gift engraved glass. Overnight at Hotel in Santiago Meals included: Breakfast at hotel.
DAY 3: FD VIÑA DEL MAR AND VALPARAÍSO
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure from your Hotel. We start our tour passing through the Curacaví and Casablanca Valleys. Arrival in Valparaíso with a complete tour of this city-port, knowing its narrow streets, Plaza Sotomayor and one of the oldest funiculars still in service and ascension to the hills that surround the Bay for a spectacular view.
We continue passing through the National Congress Building and reaching Viña del Mar, also called a city-garden for its beautiful parks, the most attractive being Quinta Vergara and continuing on to its main attractions and the coastal path that leads to the main beaches and Avenues . I return to Santiago.
Overnight at Hotel in Santiago. Meals included: Breakfast at hotel and lunch.
DAY 4: SANTIAGO
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer out to the airport to Santiago, and subsequent flight connection to Punta Arenas Arrival and transfer to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 5: PUNTA ARENAS – PUERTO NATALES
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer Hotel – bus station and to take regular bus Punta Arenas – Natales (duration 3 hours and a half approx). Reception in bus station Puerto Natales and transfer to hotel.
Check in and overnight hotel in Puerto Natales
DAY 6: FD VISIT NATIONAL PARK TORRES DEL PAINE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to National Park Torres del Paine full day excursion with visit Milodón cave. We will start off from the city of Puerto Natales with destination to the majestic Torres del Paine National Park, which was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1978 and belongs to the National System of Protected Wild Areas of the State of Chile. On the way to the park, we will visit the Cueva del Milodón, a Natural Monument formed by three caverns and a rocky conglomerate called “Silla del Diablo“, which is important because there have been remains of skin and bones of an extinct animal; the Mylodon Darwin, a large herbivore that became extinct thousands of years ago.
We will continue our journey until we reach the entrance gate of the Park, the Laguna Amarga sector. From there with clear skies we can take a beautiful postcard of the Torres del Paine, main attraction of the park and part of the Paine mountain range. Later we will stop to appreciate another symbol of the park; the “Horns of Paine” granite massif, where the black sedimentary rock of its tips is characterized, product of the contact with the magma of the interior of the earth, which shaped it thousands of years ago. We will walk to “Salto Grande“, the largest waterfall in the park, about 15 meters high, is mainly characterized by the power it must drain Lake Nordenskjold and feed Lake Pehoé, a beautiful turquoise lake.
Our last stop will be Gray Lake, where we will walk through a Forest of Coigues and a suspension bridge over the Pingo River, to then reach its beach and observe the different shapes and tones of the floating icebergs in the lake, product of the melting of the Glacier. We will have the Paine Grande as a backdrop. Return to the hotel. Meals included: Breakfast at hotel and lunch at local restaurant.
DAY 7: FD VISIT GLACIAR BALMACEDA AND SERRANO
Breakfast at the hotel.
We will begin our expedition in Puerto Natales, where we will check-in to set sail on the catamaran. Starting our navigation through the Señoret Canal, we will pass in front of the Frigorífico Bories National Historic Monument, a construction from 1913, which stands out for its post-Victorian English industrial architecture. We will continue the trip until we reach Guanaco Island, where we will see the beautiful Magellan dolphins, also known as toninas, a wonder that cannot be missed.
The navigation will continue until we meet our main destination, Mount Balmaceda, from where we can see the spectacular Balmaceda Glacier. We will disembark in Puerto Toro, where together with our guide, we will take a 1 km walk along the shore of the Témpanos Lagoon, through a path of not much difficulty. After that pause we will continue towards the Serrano Glacier, through a native forest of coigües, ñirres and ciruelillos, enjoying the imposing vegetation and the contrast between the sky and the sea ice. Upon reaching the Serrano Glacier, we will enjoy a whiskey with millenary ice, accompanied by a spectacular panoramic view of the Serrano Glacier. Before returning to Puerto Natales, we went through an Estancia to enjoy a typical Magellan lunch. Overnight hotel in Puerto Natales. Meals included: Breakfast at hotel and lunch at local restaurant.
DAY 8: PUERTO NATALES – PUNTA ARENAS
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer hotel – bus station to take regular bus to Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas (duration 3 hours and a half approx)
Reception in bus station to Punta Arenas and transfer to hotel. Check in. Overnight hotel in Punta Arenas
DAY 9: PUNTA ARENAS – SANTIAGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer out to the airport of Punta Arenas with to take flight to Santiago, and subsequent flight connection back to the country of origin.