10 Days Atacama & Patagonia - 10 Days

Overview

San Pedro de Atacama is the base for exploring the many attractions of the zone, with a wide selection of hotels and restaurants. San Pedro is considered the Archaeological Capital of Chile because it is the Atacama (or Likanantai) center, with Pukara de Quitor and a large number of adobe structures typical of the area. San Pedro is the starting point to see the Atacama Salt Flat, the biggest salt deposit in Chile at 100 km long, the Puritama Hot Springs, with large pools of warm water flowing through the rocks, the Tatio Geyser, which is a geothermal field connected to the Tatio volcano, where jets of steam emerge from pits of boiling water, or to simply enjoy a night observing the stars, and also to see the beautiful Miscanti and Meñiques highland lakes.

Towering mountains, ageless glaciers, crisp blue lakes and vast stretches of untamed land: Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia is the Garden of Eden in Autumn, an outdoorsman´s paradise. Active explorers will want to try kayaking , mountaineering, fishing, horseback riding, trekking and more, while those looking for a more relaxing time will find first-rate lodging and slowly ta Location: 391 from Punta Arenas

Itinerary

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Santiago Airport reception. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in regular service.

Half Day City tour Santiago
Santiago is a mixture between the old and the modern, characteristic that we invite you to know. Our tour through Santiago will show the immensity of the city, its varied geography and civility. We will guide you through Plaza de Armas, Main square of Santiago, where the cathedral, main post office and city hall are located. You will be told about the origins of our city. Next stop is the civic neighborhood and the surroundings of La Moneda government palace. After that we´ll drive through some of the old neighborhoods of Santiago, like Republica and Concha y Toro. Later we will visit the eastern part of the city and we’ll see the modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood. We finish our tour in a handicraft store, located in an exclusive neighborhood, where we’ll appreciate with a Pisco Sour, Lapizlazuli masterpieces, made with this stone that just exists in Chile and Afghanistan.

Overnight in Santiago.
Included: transportation bilingual guide
Not included: lunch

Transfer from your hotel to Santiago Airport. Calama Airport reception in regular service. Transfer from the airport to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Half Day Excursión Moon Valley + Cari Gorge 19 km from San Pedro, in the Salt Mountain Range, is the Moon Valley, declared a nature sanctuary and monument and protected by the uniqueness of its beauty. It consists of a depression surrounded by small hills with impressively sharp peaks.

Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
Included: transportation bilingual guide
Not included: lunch, entrances fee, tickets

Half Day Archaeological tour
We will learn about the customs and traditions of the different cultures that lived in the area by visiting the most notable archaeological sites such as Tudor and Pukará de Quitor. The miraculously preserved village of Tulor is the oldest remaining ancient dwelling place in the Atacama Basin, and the first human settlement. Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
Included: transportation bilingual guide
Not included: lunch, entrances fee, tickets

Full Day Salt Flat & Altiplanic lagoons Miscanti and Miñiques Lakes, located at 4,220 meters, are also part of the National Reserve, and are managed by the indigenous community of Socaire. The eruption of the Miñiques volcano one million years ago caused the water that once drained to the Salt Flat to stagnate, giving rise to these two highland lakes with their blue water and white shores.

Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
Included: transportation bilingual guide, lunch
Not included: entrances fee, tickets

FULL DAY tour Tatio Geysers.
We leave at dawn from San Pedro de Atacama Hotel to go to the Tatio Geysers, a geothermal center with geysers that can only be seen very early in the morning. After seeing this spectacular sight in a magnificent natural setting, we eat breakfast. On the way back, we see the majestic Andes mountain range, whose peaks seem close enough to touch.

Overnight in Santiago Airport Hotel.
Included: transportation bilingual guide, breakfast.
Not included: lunch, entrances fee, tickets

Go to the Santiago Airport by walking. Reception at Punta Arenas airport. Transfer Punta Arenas – Airport Bus Station in private service. Regular bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales. Transfer from Puerto Natales Bus Station to Hotel in private service.

Overnight in Puerto Natales .

Full Day tour to Torres del Paine National Park. SIB english speaking service and entrance fees & lunch included.
The excursion Start around 8 am and the first destiny is the Milodon Cave where in 1895 were found parts of a prehistoric animal known as milodon, so you have to be ready to take your first pictures, nowadays there is a replica of this mamale inside of the cave and also you will find clear information about the geological process formation of the cave. Then we go straight to the national park to start to watch the first landscapes as laguna Azul due to intense colour it was called so, this lake is located 40 minutes before to arrive to the main entrance to the park “Laguna Amarga” here visitors can take a rest, to watch the area and also keep taking pictures in the same place is possible to watch the Torres del Paine, Cuernos del Paine and Almirante Nieto mountain. Due to the quantity we can observe guanacos, ñandu and condor, also it is important to mention that in the park foxes, hares, chincol and the pumas as well known as “ Leon de America” exist. Inside of the park we are going to see the Pehoe and Nordenskjold lakes and its predominant turquoise blue colour, waterfalls, glaciers covering mountains. We will walk 15 minutes to get in the “Salto Grande” waterfall Then we are going to enjoy our lunch. Subsequently, we will continue and we will drive you to the Grey Glacier where you could observe entirely it and you can walk by the riverside and return to Puerto Natales by the same road or well to take the new route to Puerto natales and finally we will drop you off back at your selected hotel.

Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Included: transportation bilingual guide passenger, ticket of milodon cave.

Full Day Navagation tour to Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. SIB service entrance fees, snack & lunch included.
The Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers are located inside Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, which is located 31 miles to the Northwest of Puerto Natales and it is part of the Andean mountain range. Visiting the park is the meaning of a wonderful place, untouched by humans. Its access is only by boat, sailing through the Ultima Esperanza Fiord. Its name is owed for being the “Last hope” to find the Strait of Magellan in 1557, for a expedition that came from the Pacific Ocean. The trip begins in puerto natales and on the way can be seen the building that belonged to “Frigorifico Bories”, which was one of the largest meat packing plants in Patagonia, also can be seen a little colony of Cormorants and a little colony of Sea lions. The flora is dominated by different species of beech trees, Calafate, Chilco and Canelo among others. The Balmaceda glacier can be seen from the boat, instead to visit the Serrano glacier is necessary to walk for 20 minutes on a path bordering a calving lake originated by the melting of the glacier On the way back a delicious lunch is provided in a typical patagonic estancia a shore ultima esperanza sound ·

Overnight in Puerto Natales.
Included: transportation bilingual guide passenger , estancia perales lunch. Entrances fee transfer from pto natales to pto bories

Transfer from Hotel to Bus station in private service · Regular bus from Puerto Nateles to Punta Arenas · Santiago Airport reception · Transfer airport – Hotel in regular service · Overnight in Santiago

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Includes:

  • 8 Night Accommodation at select hotel
  • Full Day Seranno Down river excursion
  • Full Day Torres del Paine
  • Full Day Geyser del Torio
  • Half Day Archeological Tour to Tulor and Quitor
  • Half Day excursion to Moon Valley

Excludes:

  • Air flights.

Hotels Used or Similar:
All hotels are 4*

 

Location: Hotel Group Option A Hotel Group Option B Hotel Group Option C
San Pedro de Atacama La Casa de Don Tomas Hotel Kimal Hotel Altiplanico
Santiago Hotel Fundador

Holiday Inn

Hotel Atton

Holiday Inn

Grand Hyatt

Holiday Inn

Patagonia Hotel Natalino Hotel Costaustralis Hotel Indigo Patagonia

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10 Days Atacama & Patagonia
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