Luxury Chile Vacation: From Geysers to Glaciers | Yampu Tours

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Luxury Chile Vacation: From Geysers to Glaciers

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PRIVATE TOUR - 12 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $14455+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Venturing into the Atacama Desert; the driest, most arid in the world, to see its impressive natural scenery on a private tour
  • Making the most of Awasi’s all-inclusive activities, such as horse riding, biking and outings to nearby villages and archeological sites
  • Touring the wineries in Casablanca Valley, and admiring sweeping views of the beautiful vineyards
  • Delighting in the natural beauty of Torres del Paine National Park, made up of staggering mountains, lakes, and glaciers
  • Making the most of the All-Inclusive Patagonia properties' superb facilities including pools and Jacuzzis with views of Lake Pehoe
  • Travel through the picturesque Valle de Colchagua, famous for its great production of fruits and vegetables.
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Tour Overview

This luxury trip in Chile includes Santiago, the vibrant capital, sandy beaches, and famed wineries. Leaving Santiago we will travel to San Pedro de Atacama and the Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa. This hotel is a beautiful oasis located in the middle of the driest desert in the world. Here you will treat yourself to gourmet food and local hospitality after an exhilarating day of excursions. We will then fly south and stay in the extraordinary region of Patagonia, a vast area at the southernmost tip of South America. Explora’s Hotel Salto Chico, set among lakes and peaks, is the perfect base for exploring the vast, magical landscape of Patagonia.

Inclusions
Prices include one way trip airfare from Santiago to Calama, Calama to Punta Arenas, and Punta Arenas to Santiago, hotel accommodations including daily continental breakfast. All transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, and private guided tours including all entrance fees, where applicable. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at the time of ticketing are already included.

*At both Tierra Atacama and Hotel Explora Patagonia, there is a large array of excursions to choose from. For a complete list with detailed information on these fun activities, please contact a Yampu Travel Consultant.

*By traveling to Patagonian Chile with Yampu Tours, you will be making the choice to travel responsibly. Working with Reforest Patagonia, Yampu Tours will donate one tree for every client booked to the Chilean Patagonia, towards the reforestation efforts in Torres del Paine. Reforest Patagonia is a non-profit, public-private alliance with a single objective: to recover one of the world’s most important ecosystems.
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Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

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Flight to Chile

Overnight flight to Santiago.

Overnight flight to Santiago.

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Santiago

Upon arrival to Santiago, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

This afternoon, enjoy a private city tour of Santiago. The tour starts from the Funicular de Santiago (Gondola), which provides a stunning and panoramic view over the city from the top of San Cristobal Hill. Then travel to the heart of the city and Plaza de Armas the spot from where the city has grown throughout the centuries. Each Latin city has a plaza de Armas as when cities were founded the center was also where the armory and military base was established - hence the name Plaza de Armas (Plaza of Arms). Visit some of the more important buildings such as the Cathedral, the City Council, the Central Post Office and the National Historical Museum.

Continue to the Presidential Palace "La Moneda"; the current seat of the government. Wander the streets that were once elegant at the beginning of the 19th century and now are a commercial center. Also visit some the original colonial neighborhoods such as Concha y Toro Square. Characterized by its cobbled streets and old mansions that reflect the elegance and richness of the early twentieth century the neighborhood grew to prominence between 1870 and 1876 with the influx of wealth as a result of mining and the discovery of Silver. Many Chileans achieved great wealth, including Enrique Concha y Toro founder of the famed winery. Return to the hotel for the evening.
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Colchagua Valley Wine Route

The tour will begin from the hotel headed South of the city, over the famous Pan-American Highway, travel through the Chilean picturesque field, which is famous due to its great production of fruits and vegetables, called as Valle de Colchagua. This narrow and fertile agricultural valley begins from the Andean Mountain and extends to the west of the Pacific Ocean. Historically, this valley has been intended to the winemaking activity, there are more than 15 vineyards now, which produce different range of red wines such as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Syrah and Malbec.

Throughout the tour visit two distinguished vineyards. The first one will be: Vina Casa Silva, by its Tour y Degustacion Aficionado, which will start with a short film to know its history, to then go around the wineries and Hotel del Fundo Angostura. Finally, there will be a tasting of 3 Reserve wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Later enjoy a delicious and fresh lunch in a local restaurant.
The second one will be Montes Vineyard by its Tour y Degustacion Icono, which includes a journey around its beautiful vineyards with a panoramic view of the Valle Apalta. Walk around the winery, where Premium and Ultra-Premium wines are produced. Then visit the barrel room and taste three wines. Next is the wine shop, where one can purchase some wines or presents.
At the end of the tour go to the Colchagua Museum, located in the small city of Santa Cruz. The Museum opened in 1995 and belongs to the Cardoen's Foundation, a non-profit organization. The organization has a topic range of objects displayed that surprise the visitors due to its historical importance, putting them to the context of changes and evolution
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Santiago – Calama – San Pedro De Atacama

At the appropriate time, you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight to Calama.

Upon arrival to the Calama airport, you will be met for airport reception before being transferred to your all-inclusive hotel.

Your stay includes all meals, open bar, great selection of Chilean wines, daily activities (1 full day or 2 half day tours), round trip airport transfers, 24-hour access to bicycles, and optional daily transfers to San Pedro Village from 09:00am to 11:30pm.

At the appropriate time, you will be met at the hotel and transferred to the airport for the flight to Calama.

Upon arrival to the Calama airport, you will be met for airport reception before being transferred to your all-inclusive hotel.

Your stay includes all meals, open bar, great selection of Chilean wines, daily activities (1 full day or 2 half day tours), round trip airport transfers, 24-hour access to bicycles, and optional daily transfers to San Pedro Village from 09:00am to 11:30pm.

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Choice Activities in San Pedro De Atacama

Today you will explore the surrounding San Pedro de Atacama Desert. You can choose from over 30 different activities, picking either 2 half day tours, or one full day tour.

Perhaps today you will decide to head out on a visit to the High Andean villages. The first stop on this tour will be Machuca. Known locally as the ancient village of shepherds, Machuca offers an insight into traditional farming techniques and practices. Then continue to the Putana Vado, known for inhabiting a variety of native flora, fauna and birdlife species. Next stop is Caspana, another typical village of the Altiplano, though noted for its representative architecture and strong cultural identity. After lunch at a local restaurant in Caspana, the journey continues to Chiu-Chiu, a former trading hub of the region. Chiu-Chius streets are best explored on foot, visiting the central church along the way. Finally, this exploration ends in the village of Lasan, stopping at the lagoon of Inka Coya en-route, then back to the hotel.

Please note that touring may differ, it is up to you to decide what you would like to do for the day.
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6

Tatio Geysers - Valley of the Moon

Early this morning head out to see the Tatio Geysers. "Grandpa crying" is the local name used to describe the Tatio Geysers, a geothermal field sitting at 4,321 meters above sea level. Beginning at dawn, you will explore the Geysers, which consist of large pools of boiling water and mud, fumaroles, and natural hot springs. This is also a good chance to appreciate the unique flora and fauna adapted to flourish in this extreme environment. On return, you will stop at Machuca, a traditional village previously used by local shepherds.

This afternoon head out on a half day tour to the Valley of the Moon. This tour allows guests to enter a sanctuary of nature and geology. The Valley of the Moon is a spectacular geological formation created through the conflicting pressures of the Andes and the Cordillera de Domeyko. As one of the most breathtaking and iconic views in the entire region, travelers from all over the world migrate here to enjoy the sun setting over the Valley.

Please note that touring may differ, it is up to you to decide what you would like to do for the day.
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Calama – Punta Arenas

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to the Calama airport for your flight to Punta Arenas.

Upon arrival in Punta Arenas, you will be met by a Yampu representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to the Calama airport for your flight to Punta Arenas.

Upon arrival in Punta Arenas, you will be met by a Yampu representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

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8

Punta Arenas - Torres del Paine

At the appropriate time, transfer to your all-inclusive accommodation to enjoy some afternoon activities.

Each season has its own charm, revealing new and distinct aspects of this remote place. At Explora, there are more than 50 explorations: on foot or on horse, half-day or full day, at all difficulty levels. All guides speak fluent Spanish and English, are very knowledgeable of their surroundings, and have the Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, allowing them to provide expert aid to people in remote locations.

Every evening at the hotel bar, the guides meet up with guests to program the next day's activities. Our explorations are carried out in groups of no more than 8 people. As Explora believes in healthy exposure to nature and in healthy exposure to other travelers, hence Explora does not offer private expeditions. Guests are sociable people with stories to tell and adventures to share; Explora is convinced that the people met during the journey are as important as the destination itself.
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Full Day Exploring Torres del Paine

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Perhaps a day of horseback riding is in store?

23 different horseback explorations are offered, which have different difficulty levels, varying from easy to expert: Easy: Suitable for beginners and children. Moderate: Suitable for travelers with some riding experience. Advanced: Suitable for travelers who are experienced riders, skilled in trotting and cantering, and able to ride for longer distances. Expert: Suitable for proficient riders. If you are a beginner, there are special classes that will enable participation in the horseback exploration programs suitable for new riders.
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Full Day of Choice Activities in Torres del Paine

Take in the magnificent beauty of Torres del Paine with a full day of activities. Choose from an infinite number of trails to hike that give you panoramic views of glaciers, Lake Pehoe, native forests, Paine Horns and so much more. Choose a difficulty level and time frame then set off with your guide!

Take in the magnificent beauty of Torres del Paine with a full day of activities. Choose from an infinite number of trails to hike that give you panoramic views of glaciers, Lake Pehoe, native forests, Paine Horns and so much more. Choose a difficulty level and time frame then set off with your guide!

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Punta Arenas - Santiago

After the busy previous days perhaps a spa day is due. Choose from the essential oils massages: therapeutic, relaxation, energetic, and more.

After the busy previous days perhaps a spa day is due. Choose from the essential oils massages: therapeutic, relaxation, energetic, and more.

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Santiago – Home

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Punta Arenas, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, Torres de Paine, Chile

Places You'll See

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    Santiago

    As the political and cultural center of Chile, Santiago has much to offer. Relax at one of the many jazz clubs scattered throughout the city, or go for a wine tasting at one of the local wineries. Take a guided city trek to learn about the Chilean culture and their traditional meals. Or visit the summit of Cerro Santa Lucia for beautiful views.

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    San Pedro de Atacama

    Enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful natural features such as lagoons, volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs in San Pedro de Atacama. Visit the San Pedro de Atacama to learn about meteorites and how to hunt them. Take a sandboarding tour through Death Valley, or gaze upon the dazzling colors of the Rainbow Valley.

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    Punta Arenas

    Located in the deep south of Chile, Punta Arenas is a place where people can enjoy nature in various ways including trekking and Skiing. Take a trip to the Torres del Paine National park or visit a colony of adorable penguins in breeding season, Just north of Punta Arenas. One can also visit the southernmost brewery in the world, Austral Brewery.

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    Torres del Paine

    Take a hike through Torres del Paine National Park, located in the southern tiers of the Andes. Catch a glimpse of Flamingos and Guanacos, as you trek one of the hiking circuits, or take a day tour by boat and get an up close look at the surrounding glaciers.

Hotel Options

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Featured Accommodation

Explora Patagonia

Explora Patagonia is located right in the heart of the extraordinary Torres del Paine National Park in southern Patagonia. The lodge opened in 1993 on the banks of the Salto Chico waterfall. It affords an excellent view of the unique Paine Massif and two of the three impressive torres, or towers, which give the park its name. The lodge has 49 rooms and a variety of inviting spaces. Situated on a 3-hectare site, the design borrows certain organic forms from the landscape itself, adapting to it with simple elegance. It was designed to create a dialogue with its environment, putting human beings in touch with the sublimity of their surroundings.

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Luxury Properties

Santiago : The Singular Santiago

Santiago : Ritz Carlton Santiago

San Pedro de Atacama : Explora Atacama All Inclusive

San Pedro de Atacama : Awasi Atacama

Torres del Paine : Explora Patagonia

Torres del Paine : Awasi Patagonia

Testimonials

Andy

Traveled March, 2011

I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations.

I had a truly fantastic time in Chile and Argentina. The trip went like a dream with absolutely no hitches. I had been promising myself this trip to Patagonia for some years and am happy to report that it has exceeded all my expectations. Thanks for putting together a great itinerary for me and taking the hard work out of planning my vacation.I will be in touch to seek your help planning my next trip to south-america whenever that may be.

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Jodi from Australia

Traveled May, 2009

I would love to encourage people to enjoy the same amazing experience as I had

We are back from our trip and I wanted to say a special thank-you for everything that you have helped us with. The trip was unbelievable; we had the best time of our lives. If I had it over I would not change a thing!We are definitely interested in a central-american tour, maybe in a few years time and I would not dream of going anywhere but straight back to you to help me plan it!!!! I’m also more than happy for you to use me as a reference; I would love to encourage people to enjoy the same amazing experience as I had!Thanks again for everything 🙂

Mary H

Traveled June, 2015

Impressive !

I just completed a trip with Yampu to Easter Island/Rapa Nui. The trip went extremely well and they were able to adjust the trip to fit my budget. Louise, my travel consultant was a super star. She kept me informed as I requested changes and was always upbeat. Thought a particularly experienced traveler, I made a rookie mistake and left my good camera behind in a hotel and did not realize it until 10 days after the trip. Somehow with Yampu connections, they tracked the camera down and had it shipped back to me in the States. It was so noteworthy that they had such honest suppliers. I never thought I would get my camera and SIM card back with all my photos. Impressive !

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