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Chilean Patagonia Tour

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10 Days / 9 Nights

Chilean Patagonia Tour

Spend 10 days in the Northern Chilean Patagonia region, known as the Green Patagonia.  This is the ideal destination for all nature lovers. Feel the tranquility of the charming villages, hike through alluring woods with beautiful blue lakes, and gaze at the enchanting mountains. 

Note: This itinerary has fixed departure dates and operates from October to April. This is a hosted extension with a group size of about 14 people.  Please check the dates with your Travel Consultant and let us know if you would like us to customize this tour. 

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This tour includes:

  • Transfers as seen on the itinerary
  • Excursions as seen on the itinerary
  • All breakfasts
  • Three lunches and four dinners
  • Fourteen nights of Accommodations
  • Not Included: Flights, gratuities, and personal expenses

Highlights:

  • Santiago, Chile's capital
  • German towns of Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt
  • Hornopiren
  • Carretera Austral, the most important route in Chilean Patagonia
  • Coyhaique
  • Queulat National Park & Hanging Glacier

Santiago Chile cityscape

Arrival in Santiago

Day 1

Arrive at the Santiago Airport and transfer to your hotel. Go on a half-day panoramic city tour and see the main attractions in Santiago. On this tour you will see La Moneda Presidential Palace, the main square, Santa Lucia Hill, the Metropolitan Park, and the affluent residential districts of Vitacura and Las Condes.
Learn about the history of Santiago and enjoy seeing the impressive modern buildings.
Afterwards, return to your hotel.

Views of Puerto Varas city

Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas

Day 2

Have breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport to board a flight to Puerto Montt. Transfer from the airport in Puerto Montt to the hotel in Puerto Varas, located 30 km (19 mi) away.
Explore these two Patagonian cities on a city tour. Start off in Puerto Varas, nicknamed the ‘city of roses’ because of the beautiful gardens in the city. Pass by the centre zone and Llanquihue Lake on your way to visit the church of Puerto Varas. From there, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.
Transfer to Puerto Montt and visit the Plaza de Armas (main square) and the Cathedral. Climb the Melipulli Hill for more panoramic views of the city, Tenglo Island, and the small bay of Reloncavi. Finish your day at the handicraft and seafood market of Angelmo.
Return to your hotel in Puerto Varas.

Carretera Austral

Hornopiren

Day 3

After breakfast, the Southern journey begins! Drive along Route 7, also known as ‘Carretera Austral’ (Southern Highway). The Puerto Montt/Hornopirén stretch connects with a ferry providing regular services from Caleta La Arena to Caleta Puelche every 45 minutes, from 7:15 am to 8:45 pm.
Upon arrival in Hornopiren, check-in to your hotel and enjoy dinner.

Caleta la Arena

Caleta Gonzalo & Yelcho Lake

Day 4

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and meet at Hornopiren Pier by 9:30 am.  Today you will take a boat ride through Largo Fjord. Departure is scheduled at 3:30 pm. After arriving in Caleta Gonzalo, continue down the Carretera Austral road to Yelcho Lake, about 100 km (62 mi) away.
On route, hike the trail known as Los Alerces and admire the pristine millenary forests.
At the lodge, you will be welcomed with a delicious Patagonian dinner.

Austral Carretera

La Junta

Day 5

Have breakfast at the hotel and go on a morning hike through the lodge area and absorb the natural surroundings. Lunch is included.
In the afternoon, visit Carretera Austral and the town of La Junta. Here, visit Santa Lucia Village and take in the breath-taking views of the Palena River.
Return to your hotel. Dinner is included.

Palena River

Rafting & Hot Spring

Day 6

After breakfast, travel 1 km from La Junta to the Rosselot River. Get ready for a 3-hour river rafting adventure.  While rafting it is possible to see the confluence with the Palena River, one of the three most important tributaries in Aysen. On this tour you will see beautiful Patagonian landscapes, filled with vast natural and unique wildlife, accompanied by the songs of countless bird chirping.
After rafting, enjoy lunch and take a transfer to Puerto Raul Marin Balmaceda. Arrive at El Sauce hot springs and relax over an invigorating heath bath in natural thermal waters.
Return to La Junta for dinner.

Queulat National Park

Queulat National Park

Day 7

Enjoy breakfast and then take a 1-hour trip south along Carretera Austral towards the village of Puyuhuapi and the Queulat National Park. Experience the splendor of the Queulat hanging glacier and hike through the woods of the reserve, where you will enjoy lunch. The journey then continues 222 km southwards until arriving at Coyahique, where you will spend the night.

Coyhaique Chile

Coyhaique

Day 8

After breakfast, transfer to Bonanza, on the slope of Los Franciscanos Hill, to do some horseback riding (all levels of dificulty are offered). The horses are tamed and accustomed to people, and all the necessary equipment (helments, chaps, and ponchos) is provided. Ride through native forests, streams and trails, and reach a viewpoint where you can contemplate the Coyhaique Valley.
After an outdoor barbeque and some rest, it is time to return to your hotel in Bonanza.

Metropolitan Cathedral

Flight to Santiago

Day 9

Have breakfast and transfer to Balmaceda airport to take a flight to Santiago. Here, transfer to your hotel in the Chilean capital.

Sunset over Chile's capital city Santiago

Departure from Santiago

Day 10

Have breakfast at the hotel in Santiago and then transfer to the airport to catch a flight to your next destination in South America.


10 Days / 9 Nights

Chilean Patagonia Tour

Spend 10 days in the Northern Chilean Patagonia region, known as the Green Patagonia.  This is the ideal destination for all nature lovers. Feel the tranquility of the charming villages, hike through alluring woods with beautiful blue lakes, and gaze at the enchanting mountains. 

Note: This itinerary has fixed departure dates and operates from October to April. This is a hosted extension with a group size of about 14 people.  Please check the dates with your Travel Consultant and let us know if you would like us to customize this tour. 

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