Through Volcano Valleys to National Parks

16-Day North & South Itinerary - Vineyards, Patagonia & Valleys - Chile

Prices from £2,225 pp

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Duration16 days / 15 nights (flexible)

ItineraryMaipo Valley - Pucon - Puyehue - Puerto Varas - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales - Torres Del Paine - Valparaiso

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Overview

If you like the idea of seeing a wide variety of landscapes in less than 3 weeks, then Chile is the perfect place for you. This long, narrow country spans 4 different climate zones and you’ll experience 3 of them during this itinerary. You’ll begin amongst the vineyards of the Maipo Valley before flying south to begin your self-drive journey through the volcanoes and sapphire lakes of the Chilean Lake District. Spot penguins, hike in Torres del Paine and chill out in Valparaiso.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Meet and Greet in Santiago de Chile
  • Transfers
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Excursions as described

 

Excluding;

  • International flights – let us book all flights for you
  • Domestic flights (approx. £150 per person per flight)
  • Visa fees
  • Tips

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Take a Break Amongst the Vineyards

From Santiago you’ll travel to the Maipo Valley; a wine valley about an hour’s drive from the capital. We’ll arrange for a transfer to take you directly to your simple but cosy B&B with its own swimming pool and views of the Andean peaks. There are no tours planned during your stay, so you can do as you please. Cycle through the vineyards or book a wine tour to sample some of the local produce.

Take a Break Amongst the Vineyards

Zigzagging through Volcano Valleys

Chile’s roads are easily accessible, clearly marked with road signs and the route from Temuco to Puerto Montt is especially nice to drive along. From Temuco you’ll drive off to Pucon, a town nestled between Villarica volcano and a volcanic lake. You’ll stay in a guest house outside the town centre and the next day you’ll join a small group of international travellers on a hike round the volcano.

Zigzagging through Volcano Valleys

The journey to Puyehue will be a long day, but also one of the most memorable. Our driving directions will take you to small towns, past lakes and volcanoes. Once you reach Puyehue, you’ll receive a warm welcome and dinner served with an incredible view of the volcano. The following morning, when it’s time to leave, you’ve only got a 4-5 hour drive to Puerto Varas. You’ll stay in a cosy guest house just 5 mins from the centre of Puerto Varas. Most of the following day is free time to see and do what you want.

View over Torres with aqua green water and snow capped mountains behind

Penguins at the Edge of the World

This Chile trip will take you to the southernmost tip of Chilean Patagonia in search of penguins. Punta Arenas town has a rugged sea port atmosphere, brightly coloured houses and a fascinating history. During your stay you’ll go on a boat trip to see a huge colony of Magellanic penguins.

Penguins waddling in Chile

Dramatic Torres

In Torres del Paine you’ll find yourself in the middle of the rugged and pristine landscapes of Patagonia where you can take a tough hike to the iconic granite pillars that dominate this vast landscape or a light trek to freezing glaciers. Hop in your hire car and discover the dramatic beauty of this magical place, where you can experience three seasons in the space of a day.

winding road with lake and mountains in torres del paine

Bohemian Hills of Valparaíso

The maze of cobbled streets and colourful buildings give Valparaiso an endearing, bohemian charm. Climb up the steep hillsides and absorb the impressive vistas laid out before you. During your stay we’ll arrange for an English-speaking guide to take you round the city by foot and public transport. You’ll stay in a small hotel, a converted house, in the hills above the port.

Bohemian Hills of Valparaíso
Travel specialist Ceri standing in vineyards

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