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Luxury Chile Vacation: From Geysers to Glaciers

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PRIVATE TOUR - 12 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $15409+

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 Explora Patagonia’s superb facilities including the the pool and Jacuzzi with views of Lake Pehoe
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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
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Double N/A N/A £$15409 £$15679
Single N/A N/A £$24012 £$24552

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.

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

Day
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Flight to Santiago

Overnight flight to Santiago.

Overnight flight to Santiago.

Day
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Santiago

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Reception at Santiago airport and transfer to the selected hotel in the heart of the city.
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. 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.
Note: Check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed).
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Colchagua Valley Wine Route

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Private Full Day Express Colchagua Valley Wine Route with Lunch
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. Transfer back to the hotel.
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Santiago – Calama – Awasi San Pedro De Atacama

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Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Calama. After being met at the airport and transfer enjoy afternoon activities at Awasi San Pedro De Atacama. With tailor-made outings at Awasi, excursions are private, exclusive, and are programmed according to ones preferences and pace. A private guide will help plan trips and will be a part of the activity during the stay.
Choose from full to half-day trips. From easy strolls to intense treks for the more adventurous. Also offered is horse-back riding, bicycling, visits to archaeological sites, the salt flats, Altiplano lagoons or villages. These are just some of the experiences that can be organized during ones stay at Awasi.
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Awasi San Pedro De Atacama

Full day of activities at Awasi San Pedro De Atacama. A private guide will help plan trips and will be apart of the activity.
Take on the day with an assortment of options from full to half-day trips. Perhaps an easy stroll through local villages or maybe horse-back riding for the more adventurous

Full day of activities at Awasi San Pedro De Atacama. A private guide will help plan trips and will be apart of the activity.
Take on the day with an assortment of options from full to half-day trips. Perhaps an easy stroll through local villages or maybe horse-back riding for the more adventurous

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6

Awasi San Pedro De Atacama

Another Full day of activities at Awasi San Pedro De Atacama with a private guide.
Perhaps a visit to the salt flats is in order for the day or maybe even a trip to the Altiplano lagoons. These are just a few of the experiences that can be organized at Awasi.

Another Full day of activities at Awasi San Pedro De Atacama with a private guide.
Perhaps a visit to the salt flats is in order for the day or maybe even a trip to the Altiplano lagoons. These are just a few of the experiences that can be organized at Awasi.

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Calama – Punta Arenas – Explora Patagonia

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Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival at the airport in Punta Arenas, transfer to Explora Patagonia. Enjoy dinner at Explora. All meals and activities included. See detail of the lodge and activities below.
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. The 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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Explora Patagonia

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Perhaps a day of horseback riding is in store? Horses are an important part of Explora. Both Explora Atacama as well as Explora Patagonia have over 20 horses, all raised and trained in Colunquen, a ranch in Central Chile that belongs to the Ibanez family, owners of Explora. Each of the horses have been rigorously prepared for riders of different levels of expertise.
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. For beginners, there are special classes that will enable participation in the horseback exploration programs suitable for new riders.
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Torres del Paine

Take in the magnificent beauty of Torres del Paine with a full day of activities. At Explora there are an infinite amount of trails to hike that give 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 a guide!

Take in the magnificent beauty of Torres del Paine with a full day of activities. At Explora there are an infinite amount of trails to hike that give 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 a guide!

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Torres del Paine

Final full day at Torres del Paine.
After the busy previous days perhaps a spa day is due. At SPA ONA the massage room and pool area are located 100 meters away from the main building, connected by a sloped wood path. It is equipped with a heated, covered pool, sauna, and four open-air Jacuzzis with views of the Pehoe Lake and Paine Massif. Inside, choose from the essential oils massages: therapeutic, relaxation, energetic, and more.

Final full day at Torres del Paine.
After the busy previous days perhaps a spa day is due. At SPA ONA the massage room and pool area are located 100 meters away from the main building, connected by a sloped wood path. It is equipped with a heated, covered pool, sauna, and four open-air Jacuzzis with views of the Pehoe Lake and Paine Massif. Inside, choose from the essential oils massages: therapeutic, relaxation, energetic, and more.

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Punta Arenas - Santiago

Prepare for the returning transfer to the airport. Depart to Santiago to be picked up and brought to the hotel to relax for the evening before the next morning's departure home.

Prepare for the returning transfer to the airport. Depart to Santiago to be picked up and brought to the hotel to relax for the evening before the next morning's departure home.

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Santiago – Home

Transfer to airport and take international flight back home.

Transfer to airport and take international flight back 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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Santiago : Ritz Carlton

Santiago : The Singular Santiago

Santiago : W Santiago (Las Condes)

Torres del Paine : Explora 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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