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Tour: SANTIAGO AND ANDEAN LAKES

Tour to Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Puerto Varas, Peulla, Bariloche


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Tour Details
Duration : 9 days / 8 nights
Type / activities : Cultural, Nature.
Price from : US$ 830
Reservation : Minimum 1 month in advance.
Tour Season : Every day of the year, subject to flight availability.
Places Visited : Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Puerto Varas, Peulla, Bariloche (Argentina).
This program shows like an alternative for Crossing of Lakes, which is not working temporarily.

Tour Description

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN SANTIAGO
Reception at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Lodging.

DAY 02: SANTIAGO: City Tour
Plaza de ArmasBreakfast. The tour begins at the city’s colonial sector, where O’Higgins Park and the Horse Racetrack stand out; going through Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins Ave. we will reach the Presidential Palace of La Moneda, nearby is the Palace of Justice, the Plaza de Armas or Main Square, the old Post Office and the Cultural Center on the banks of the Mapocho River with the Palace Museum of Fine Arts beside the Forest Park. We will leave the city’s civic center behind and visit Cerro Santa Lucia, the founding place of Santiago and the picturesque barrios (neighborhoods) called Paris and Londres, to then access the modern business centers of the barrios Providencia and El Bosque and the elegant residential and commercial barrios of Vitacura and Las Condes.
Afternoon off.
Lodging.

DAY 03: SANTIAGO: Tour Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
Viña del mar - Beach of SunBreakfast. In the morning we will begin our visit to the City of Valparaiso, a picturesque city rich in autochthonous architecture, inspiration to artists and poets, which has been declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO; this city is located 120 km away from Santiago and stands facing the Pacific Ocean.

You will be able to appreciate the outstanding view of the wine producing valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca during the trip. The tour across the City of Valparaiso begins at the Pratt Pier, where you can see the ceaseless port activity along with the steep hills through which the narrow streets and funiculars climb. The tour continues visiting the most important plazas in the city, the Senate building, and lastly, a stop at the Mirador 21 de Mayo, a vantage point that allows appreciating the city and bay of Valparaiso.

Then we will visit the neighboring City of Viña del Mar, called The Garden City; during our tour across this traditional beach resort we will be able to see the beautiful residential barrios from the early XX century, the monumental Flower Clock, the Presidential Palace and the Quinta Vergara with its gorgeous gardens and amphitheater, where the popular song festival of Viña del Mar takes place. Continuing through the coastal front we will reach the modern beach resort of Reñaca and the rather traditional Con Con. We will stop on the way to have lunch.
Later we will return to Santiago.
Lodging in Santiago.

DAY 04: SANTIAGO - PUERTO MONTT - PUERTO VARAS
Breakfast. In due time we will go to the airport in Santiago to take a flight bound to Puerto Montt. Arrival, reception and transfer to your hotel of choice in the neighboring City of Puerto Varas.
Lodging in Puerto Varas

DAY 05: PUERTO VARAS: City tour in Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas
Breakfast. We set off to go on a tour to Puerto Montt, Regional Capital of the X Region, located in a protected bay of the Pacific Ocean; we will visit its Plaza de Armas (Main Square), Cathedral, its Monument to Colonization, vantage points and residential neighborhoods, appreciating its architectonic heritage and mixture of races. Besides, we will visit the traditional Angelmo Market offering seafood and craftsmanship in a relaxed mood. We will continue towards the beautiful City of Puerto Varas or “City of the Roses”, located at the side of Lake Llanquihue, with an awesome view of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. On the way we will take pleasure admiring its German style architecture, its traditional church, the vantage point of Mount Philippi, residential neighborhoods, the plaza, the casino, Puerto Chico and stands selling handicraft. The city tour includes a short walk across the city center. You can tastes some of the specialties to restaurants of the zone.
Lodging in Puerto Varas.

DAY 06: PUERTO VARAS: Navigation Lake of Todos Los Santos, Peulla
You can not leave the Lakes Region without having navigated the wonderful Lake of Todos Los Santos, visited the world renowned Petrohué Falls and known Peulla, a small ecological village of 150 inhabitants, which is part of the famous tourist circuit called Crossing of the Lakes. Once we have visited the Petrohué Falls we will embark on the catamaran "Lagos Andinos" to sail for close to two hours across Lake Todos Los Santos, watching the Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador Volcanoes. Arrival in Peulla, lunch not included. Time off in Peulla where you can take optional excursions of nature or adventure tourism, or tour around the village and its paths by yourself. In the afternoon return navigating and then in a vehicle up to your hotel.
Lodging.

DAY 07: PUERTO VARAS – BARILOCHE
In the morning transfer to Bus Station to approach bus to Bariloche. We crossing the Andean Cordillera until Bariloche. Reception in Bariloche Bus Station and transfer to hotel.

DAY 08: BARILOCHE: Visit to the surroundings
In the morning, after breakfast, we will start our tour on the outskirts of the City of San Carlos de Bariloche, in the excursion of the Small Circuit. We will visit the Swiss Colony, Lopez Mountain and the Town of Llao Llao, Otto Mountain and the Panoramic Spot. In the afternoon we will visit Catedral Mountain (the main skiing center of the country in winter). Return to the hotel.
Lodging en Bariloche.

DAY 09: SANTIAGO: Returning flight
Breakfast. In due time we will go to the airport of the City of Bariloche, to take a return flight or connexion in other destination.


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Tour Rates

Price per person in US dollars
Prices not valid for residents of Chile or Argentina


Referential Prices 2008

SERVICES ON REGULAR BASIS
Spanish - English speaking guides
  Deluxe Tourist Superior Tourist
Single room 2 058 1 353 * 1 221 **
Double room 1 299 943 * 830 **
Triple room 1 201 - 721 **

* Apply a price supplement from October 01st to October 14th: SGL USD 59, DBL USD 28; from October 15th to November 30th: SGL USD 118, DBL USD 67.

** Apply a price supplement in August 2008, SGL USD 66, DBL USD 34 y TPL USD 24.

SERVICES ON PRIVATE BASIS
Spanish - English speaking guides
  Deluxe Tourist Superior Tourist
Single room 2 998 2 293 * 2 029 **
Double room 1 621 1 264 * 1 151 **
Triple room 1 444 - 965 **

* Apply a price supplement from October 01st to October 14th: SGL USD 59, DBL USD 28; from October 15th to November 30th: SGL USD 118, DBL USD 67.

** Apply a price supplement in August 2008, SGL USD 66, DBL USD 34 y TPL USD 24.



Referential Prices Only. May be modified without previous notice depending on US Dollar exchange rate with local currency.

Note 1: Prices valid until November 30th, 2008
Note 2: These Prices subject to change without previous advice, as in the Case of Easter Week, May 1st, Christmas, New Years etc.
Note 3: Prices in Regular Tours based on a minimum of 2 persons, inclusive for the prices based on single supplements. Private Tours based on a minimum of 1 person
Note 4: Ask for special rates for groups from 4 persons up that travel together and for a single person travelling alone in a regular tour.


Domestic local flight are not included




Hotel Options for the Tour (or Equivalent)

City Deluxe Superior Tourist Tourist
Santiago Marriott Santiago 5*
Standard Room
Atton EL Bosque 4*
Standard Room
Río Bidasoa 4*
Standard Room
Puerto Varas Cabañas del Lago 4*
Superior Room
Colonos del Sur 4*Standard Room Bellavista 4* Standard Room
Bariloche Edelweiss 5*
Classic Room
Tres Reyes
Standard Room
Carlos V 3*
Standard Room





Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:
  • 3 lodging nights in Santiago at elected hotel with breakfast
  • 3 lodging nights in Puerto Varas at elected hotel with breakfast.
  • 2 lodging nights in Bariloche (Argentina) at elected hotel with breakfast.
  • Arriving and departing transfer in Santiago, Puerto Varas and Bariloche.
  • Half-day tour in the City of Santiago.
  • Full-day tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, lunch.
  • Tour Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas.
  • Navigation Todos los Santos Lake, land transportation, navigation y entrance the Petrohué Falls. Not included lunch.
  • Regular half-day tour Small Circuit in Bariloche.
  • Regular half-day tour to Catedral Mountain in Bariloche, chairlifts not included (Optional).

NOT INCLUDED:
  • Air tickets
  • Tips and extras at the hotels
  • Meals not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Others not specified on the itinerary




Additional Tours

Departing Place Tour Name Duration Prices from
 
Santiago Wine Route of Colchagua 1 day  
 
Santiago Night Tour with Dinner Show Half day
 
Santiago Isla Negra and Pomaire 1 day
 
Balmaceda Thermal waters of Puyuhuapi 4 days / 3 nights  
 
Balmaceda Wonders of General Carrera Lake 4 days / 3 nights
 
Puerto Arenas Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine 4 days / 3 nights
 
Puerto Varas Chiloé Island: Castro and Dalcahue 1 day
 




Useful Information

WEATHER
Santiago has a mild weather with Mediterranean hints. Thermometers can reach 30º C in summer – December to March –, while there are short though intense rain showers in winter – June to August –. The annual average is of 14º C In winter the weather is rainy in the southern leg at both sides of the border. It can be snowing at the border crossing but it is always passable. It rains occasionally in summer, though about 70% of the days are sunny. Temperatures rarely exceed 28º C in summer, and the maximums get close to 15º C in winter.

WHAT TO PACK
It is necessary to pack all sorts of clothes, since it is very cold during winter mornings and temperatures can reach 30º C during the summer in the capital city. Pack light clothes, coat, windbreaker, parka, shades and sunscreen.
For Crossing the Lakes it is recommendable to bring warming clothes in winter, wind-resistant polar jacket, waterproof parka, cap with ear coverers, thermal gloves and socks, shades with UV protection, sunscreen (minimum factor 30) for face and lips, repellent, sun cap, waterproof footwear for hikes (use them before traveling if new), among other warming items of clothing. Temperatures are warmer in summer, although there is always the chance of cold and rainy days.

VISAS
Citizens of most countries do not require a visa neither for entering Chile nor for Argentina. Consult at the nearest Chilean or Argentinean consulates. A valid passport is required though. However, Chilean citizens and those from the Mercosur can enter with their national ID.

TIME
Argentinean time is one hour ahead of the Chilean time between the second Saturday of March and the second Saturday of October. There is no time difference during the rest of the year.

WATER
There is fresh water in almost the entire territory, although for those unused to tap water and in rural areas, it is advisable to drink bottled water.

HEALTH
You will find magnificently equipped hospitals and clinics with emergency service operating 24 hours a day in most cities.

GASTRONOMY
Chilean cuisine is very diverse. Among its typical dishes we have: Empanada de Pino (dough stuffed with onion, meat, raisins and olives), Pastel de Choclo (made mainly of corn with meat, eggs and olives), Porotos Granados (tender potatoes cooked with gourd and corn), Cazuela de Ave o Vacuno (clear soup of chicken or beef with boiled vegetables), besides those typical of each region.

Lastly, you can not fail to taste the exquisite Mote con Huesillos, a dessert elaborated from a boiled fruit and mote wheat.

Recommended Restaurants during your trip:

Restaurants in Santiago
Restaurants in Puerto Montt
Restaurants in Bariloche

IMPORTANT: Enjoy Corporation retains the right to make changes in the order of the excursions or trips without previous notice due to weather conditions, level of the rivers, arriving and departing hours of planes or buses, or for any other relevant reason, which will ensure and guarantee a better outcome for your trip.







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