One Week in Chile: Luxury Tour in Santa Cruz and Pucon | Yampu Tours

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One Week in Chile: Luxury Tour in Santa Cruz and Pucon

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PRIVATE TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $6349+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Indulging in wine and fabulous views at Lapostolle Residence, enjoying a customized wine tour to unlock the secrets of Chilean wine-making.
  • Relishing the superb offerings of Lapostolle Residence, whether relaxing by the pool, in the spa, or heading out into the Apalta hillsides on a cycle ride.
  • Making the most of incredible excursions at the luxurious Vira Vira hotel, such as bird watching, fly fishing, horse riding, biking, and even snowboarding in winter.
  • Learning all about the workings of the farm at Vira Vira, from corn harvesting to making your own yoghurt before tasting the ingredients later on at dinner.
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Tour Overview

This One Week in Chile: Luxury Tour in Santa Cruz and Pucon features distinct areas of Chile. You will arrive in Santiago, Chile’s metropolitan capital and you find your way to enjoy a unique wine experience at Lapostolle Residence in Santa Cruz. With extraordinary views of the Apalta vineyards and the surrounding mountains, Lapostolle Residence is the perfect place to enjoy nature with sophistication. Fly back to Santiago then it’s onto a gorgeous property deep in the Lake District, Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel. Vira Vira offers high adventure, all-inclusive trips to explore the beautiful terrain of Chile. Based on your interests, and how adventurous you are feeling, you will be able to choose your days activities from a broad range of excursions. Your excursions will be led by local, English speaking, guides and all meals will be included house alcoholic beverages included. Travel back to Santiago and fly home.

Inclusions
Prices include airfare from Santiago to Temuco, Temuco to Santiago, two nights accommodation all-inclusive program at Lapostolle Residence, three night all-inclusive accommodation program at Vira Vira, guided tours in English including all entrance fees, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, and meals where specified. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.

Note:
*Special pricing applies for Christmas and New Years travel (Dec. 15 – Jan. 5). Contact a Yampu travel consultant for this pricing. Lapostolle Residence is closed in August, Vira Vira is closed in June.
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Package Price: $6349
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.

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 Chile

Overnight flight to Santiago.

Overnight flight to Santiago.

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Lapostolle Residence, Santa Cruz

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Reception at Santiago airport and transfer to Lapostolle Residence in Santa Cruz. Upon arrival, check in at the main house and settle in to one of the four Suites-Casitas. Each one has a private terrace and garden to view the beautiful Chilean mountains. There is plenty of wine activity in the area if one is interested in tastings. The wine tours are specially designed for each customer no matter their interest whether it be just starting out or a connoisseur. Learn the secrets of the Colchagua Valley while visiting Clos Apalta winery for a private tour and tasting that includes a visit to the private families cellar.
Tonight, drink local wine and enjoy dinner. At Lapostolle the wines are the inspiration for a culinary experience. A seasonal cuisine highlights the natural flavors of Chile and uses the products fresh from the onsite organic garden as well as from the local markets. Spend the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Note: Lapostolle Residence is closed for the month of August.
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Optional Activities

After breakfast, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the property's amenities. If relaxation is what one seeks, reading by the pool is an option or taking full advantage of the spa (services at spa not included). After lunch, if one prefers being outside, there are several options to explore the nature surrounding the area. With more than 650 hectares on hand to discover, enjoy the organic and biodynamic vineyards by mountain bike, or go hiking in the wild forested Apalta hillsides. Tonight before dinner there will be the chance to visit a winery in the Apalta Valley for a regular tasting tour. ...read less

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Vira Vira, Pucon

This morning, enjoy breakfast and perhaps some morning yoga before transfering back to Santiago airport for the flight to Temuco. Upon arrival in Temuco, be met at the airport and transferred to Vira Vira in Pucon. The Hacienda operates a fully-fledged farm on over 40ha and has as its principal aim to provide fresh, healthy and delicious food to guests and to provide an interesting insight into the operations of a modern farm and cheese dairy. The Hacienda has been designed to offer spacious, luxurious, and above all very cozy and comfortable suites. Settle into the accommodations and prepare to meet with the guides to discuss group activities for the following days. Activities will be arranged based upon personal experiences and expected weather conditions.
Tonight there will be the opportunity to take advantage of the open bar that includes a wide selection of Chilean wines, and enjoy dinner. Remainder of the evening is at leisure.
Note: Not all excursions in the all-inclusive programs are available year round please consult a Vira Vira Excursion Manager for more details. Itinerary will vary slightly if one chooses the Deluxe Program. Vira Vira is not open in June.
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Vira Vira Amenities and Activities

After breakfast, there will be the opportunity to stay and enjoy the hotel's amenities or explore the wonders of the property. Vira Vira lies along a native and mystic forest, it is next to a natural lagoon with Chilean beavers, and provides the opportunity to see a variety of bird species right along the shores of the Liucura River. One of the highlights of the Hacienda is the farm which is managed by ecological standards. Explore the different types of corn harvesting, or learn about the breeding of the many kinds of farm animals. One can even try making their own yogurt, butter, or favorite cheese.
Dining at the Hacienda is an experience in itself. Their cuisine is a blend of local, ancient indigenous recipes coupled with the best and truly fresh ingredients. Every day the Chef prepares a selection of two full menus, carefully composed and lovingly arranged and accompanied by that special wine to seduce one’s tastes and senses. For meat lovers they will gladly grill one’s favorite steak (they serve their own Angus beef) or cook one’s favorite dish.
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Activities of Choice

After an early breakfast, set out with the guide for the previously arranged group activity of choice. There is something for everyone and every season especially winter. Some of the nature options that are offered for most of seasons are to horseback ride through the remote areas of the Cordilleras on Chilean bred horses or hike at the National Park of Villarrica with its beautiful flora and fauna. If birding is a passion Vira Vira works in close collaboration with the Birding Club of Pucon to offer a range of exciting excursions and places for spotting the different species of birds in the area. If being active on the water is more like it, there are plenty of opportunities to pick from. One may choose to go river rafting on the Trancura River or take advantage of the great location and try some kayaking which will test one’s skills and courage based upon the river route chosen. For a more relaxing water experience there is a sailing excursion on the Lake Villarrica as well as fishing and fly fishing adventure that can take place on the lake or a river depending upon one’s preference. In the winter there are plenty of adventurous activities such as touring along the active Volcano Villarrica on skis or, for the thrill seeker, snowboarding down the volcano. Snowshoeing provides a more stable environment to witness the beauty of the Chilean mountains. There is even winter horseback riding for those who would like to relax and enjoy the peaceful winter landscape. Visiting the Villarrica Volcano is a highlight of the area. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the caves around the volcano if they prefer a labyrinth adventure or visit the volcanic thermal springs instead. Vira Vira also provides experiences that will immerse travelers in local culture. Perhaps enjoy a true Chilean rodeo or if it's indigenous art that one seeks, Pucon has a strong market for supplying all types of Mapuche craftsmanship. One can even take a day trip to Argentina with a private guide into San Martin which is a resort area and pass by Curarrehue. After the excursion return to the Hacienda for a delightful dinner expertly paired with local wines that complement the cuisine.
Note:The deluxe program will include private guides for excursions as well as a 30 minute flight by helicopter or small plane to get a glimpse of the active lava of Villarrica Volcano.
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Flight Home

After breakfast spend the morning at leisure. Relax before the transfer to head back to Temuco for a flight to Santiago and connect with the flight home.

After breakfast spend the morning at leisure. Relax before the transfer to head back to Temuco for a flight to Santiago and connect with the flight home.

Santa Cruz, Chile

Vira Vira, Pucon

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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    Pucon

    Nestled beside Lake Villarrica and shadowed by the smoking Villarrica Volcano is the quaint village of Pucon. A base for nearby adventurous activities, Pucon is the center for excursions. From white river rafting and volcano hiking to relaxing in thermal pools or on the sand beaches of the lake, there is much to absorb and enjoy.

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    Santa Cruz, Chile

    The flourishing town of Santa Cruz, Chile, evokes a lovely timeless feeling that connects with the towns deep roots yet still offers many modern conveniences for travelers. Here, one can visit the largest private museum in Chile or learn about the areas magnificent wines and the process of cultivating the lands grapes via La Ruta del Vino del Valle Colchagua.

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    Temuco

    The cultural centre of the Mapuche Indians, Temuco, has resisted much of European influence, keeping the traditions and culture visibly alive and well. Enjoy numerous activites such as trekking, mountain biking, skiing, boating, rock climbing and windsurfing excursions. A short distance from Temuco is Parque Nacional Conguillìo, the perfect place to admire the stunning Lake District.

Hotel Options

Luxury Properties

Santa Cruz Chile : Lapostolle Residence (All Inclusive)

Pucon : Vira Vira Hacienda Hotel

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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Sue

Traveled March, 2008

We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended!

Thanks for checking in. We had an excellent time in Chile and Argentina. Everything worked out perfectly. It was very comforting to have someone meet us in each city and facilitate our tours, while allowing us plenty of time on our own. All of the transfers and pick-ups were perfectly on time and were with very kind and helpful guides and drivers. Our only problem was in Chicago on our way home when our flight was cancelled, but there was really nothing anyone could do at that point. Otherwise everything was great! We really enjoyed all the hotels and the tours you recommended and look forward to working with you again in the future. Thanks again!

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Philippa

Traveled December, 2005

All in all, we had a fabulous trip

All in all, we had a fabulous trip. The guides were quite good, especially Manuel and Andres in Puerto Varas and Patricia in Torres de Paine trip. Hotels were perfectly adequate. Buses were adequate. Thanks again. We had a great trip and we can’t wait to return to Chile and visit the northern part!

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