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.
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 . 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 San Pedro de Atacama. Arrival at the airport of Calama (CJC) and transfer to the city of San Pedro de Atacama. Check in at hotel and overnight.
DAY 5: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – FD ALTIPLANIC LAGOONS
Breakfast at hotel and full day excursion to Salar de Atacama and Altiplanic Lagoons Miscanti-Meñique.
Trip by the largest place of the zone, that lets us reach the great Salar de Atacama, a white and rugged surface where the lagoons keep a great number of flamingos that choose this water for nesting. Geological research studies suggest this great salar as the most important lithium reserve in the world, about in a 40%. Under weak and narrow streams little villages are settled. One of the most charming and colorful is Toconao, where an original architecture in Liparita stone can be appreciated, the old church building is outstanding in this area. This is a little village that invites you to meet both, the place itself and its people, who spend their time on handmade fine wool knitting.
The Altiplanic Lagoons Miscanti-Meñique are located at 4.500 m. above the sea level, They are of great beauty, In their landscapes varied shades of colors can be appreciated, also, their flora and fauna is singular, since they exist only in these protected areas. The height allows being very near mountains and volcanoes, some of which are sacred, and they have inspired beautiful legends of the Desert of Atacama.
By the way we can visit the town of Socaire, where we´ll have lunch. This is a place in which the ancestral traditions of their inhabitants have lasted through the time, shepherds or farmers that cultivate the “pachamama” using the old system of Andean terraces.
Overnight hotel in San Pedro Atacama Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.
DAY 6: HD AM TATIO GEYSERS – HD PM MOON VALLEY
Early departure from the hotel, as 04.00 am approximately, to visit Tatio Geysers. On this exciting tour, we will visit the impressive Tatio Geysers, at 4000 meters above sea level on the Andean plateau.
Exploration to the highest geothermal area, located at 4.300 mts. above the sea level in the Andean Range, Geysers of Tatio. The steam columns ascend seven 50 meters high, mixed with the fabulous beauty of The Andes, full of color and with many kinds of animals, where the most typical is the Vicuña, an American camel adapted to live in extreme geographical and climatic conditions. The geothermal fields have their origins in the magma. The waters from The Andes thaws filtrate between crust cracks going down to deep hot zones, finally water reaches the magma raising as steam and boiling water, forming the steam columns and springs. At the return, nature gives us a spectacular landscape full of mountains and volcanoes over 5.500 mts. above the sea level, and an important bird fauna on the little rivers that flow to the great Salar de Atacama.
14:00 approx. – Departure for half day pm excursion Moon Valley, a true geological show.
In the evening, one of the most expected moments is the sunset, and the best place to wait for it is the “Cordillera de la Sal” with its valleys, which are called Valle de Marte (Mars Valley) and Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon), which are saline and clayed shapes, product of mineralogical folds that occurred hundreds of millions years ago, originating little mountains with strange and capricious shapes, that sunset turns them into a moon landscape scene.
To celebrate this natural spectacle, we offer a cocktail and a wine tasting.
Overnight hotel in San Pedro Atacama
meals included: Breakfast during excursion
DAY 7: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CALAMA – SANTIAGO
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer out to the airport of Calama with to take flight to Santiago, and subsequent flight connection back to the country of origin.