This 10 day tour will let you discover some of the most interesting sites in central and north Chile. Travel to Santiago and the bohemian sea towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Visit some of Chileans most prestigious wineries and fly to the Atacama, the driest desert in the world for a four day adventure surrounded by moonlike landscapes.
- 10 days / 9 nights
- 9 nights in hotels based on US standards
- Tours in Santiago, Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, Maipo wine Valley and the Atacama Desert
- Daily departures
- Completely customizable
- Also available in Superior & Luxury
Who is this for?
This itinerary is designed for people who want to see the best of Chile but do not feel like heading down to Patagonia. Visit Chile’s most famous cities such as Santiago and Valparaiso. Wander through the bohemian city of Viña del Mar and continue with this flow through the Chilean central wine valley before setting off for the world’s driest desert, the Atacama. Here you will be able to enjoy the moonlike landscapes, amazing salt lakes and star filled skies all through the night.
DAY 1 - Santiago
On arrival in Santiago you will be picked up and taken to the city center and your hotel for the night. Your hotel will be located close to most tourist attractions, restaurants and entertainment.
DAY 2 - Santiago
Pick up from your hotel to explore the historic and modern sights of Santiago de Chile. On this day trip you will visit all the major sites in the city centre such as the La Moneda, the Government Palace, and the Plaza de Armas, the main square of the city, which is surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral and other historical buildings. You will also discover Bellavista, the cultural and artistic neighborhood of Santiago at the foot of the Metropolitan Park’s San Cristóbal. In the afternoon return to your hotel.
DAY 3 - Santiago - Valparaiso
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Santiago and taken to Valparaiso for a visit to this famous city at the beach. Here you will see many of the sites in the city and enjoy the beautiful views on the bay of this amphitheater shaped city. You will also visit Viña del Mar close by before returning to Valparaiso to spend the night.
DAY 4 - Valparaiso
Today you will have a free day in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Spend some time on the beach, walk through the nice parks and may climb one of the viewing points in Valparaiso for a view on the bay.
DAY 5 - Valparaiso - Maipu Valley - Santiago
In the early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Santiago where you will continue to Santa Rita and the Maipo Wine Valley. This full day visit will give you the change to get to know the wine making process in Chile, see the cultivation of the grapes and visit the Cavas de Maipo Winery a boutique winery famous for several of its wines. You will spend the night in Santiago.
DAY 6 - Santiago - San Pedro de Atacama
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for your flight to Calama on the edge of the Atacama Desert. From here you will be taken to San Pedro de Atacama where your hotel is located. After having checked in, you will be picked up for a visit to the Moon Valley, an amazing Valley that actually has been used for moon imitations for movies and investigations.
DAY 7 - Atacama Desert
Today you will have a full day of gazing at the amazing sights this desert has to offer you. You will visit San Pedro de Atacama, an Inca Fortress and a huge salt lake on the border with Bolivia. On the end of the day you will return to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.
DAY 8 - Atacama Desert
In the early morning you will depart for a visit to the Tatio Geyser, a huge geyser that can be seen from miles away and located over 4000 meters above sea level. After this you will visit Machuca a typical village in an astounding setting. You will spend you last night in San Pedro de Atacama.
DAY 9 - San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago
Today you will be taken to the airport in Calama for your flight to Santiago. On arrival in Santiago you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to see some museums or do some shopping.
DAY 10 - Santiago
During the day you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport for you international flight.
All our tours are completely customizable and hence you can opt for a combination of different hotels and services depending on your personal preferences.
This package is also available in Superior and Luxury varieties with private tours and 4 or 5 star hotels. All our packages are completely customizable and can be combined to your preferences.
Please note that flights have not been included at this stage unless stated above.
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