DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN SANTIAGO
Reception at the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 02: SANTIAGO: City Tour
Breakfast. 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.
DAY 03: SANTIAGO: Tour Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
Breakfast. 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.
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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