Classic Chile & Easter Island

17 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

Exploring the iconic sights of this diverse country, Classic Chile visits the ochre plains and eerie salt pans of the Atacama, the lake district of Puerto Montt and fjords of  the Pacific coast.

Journey across the barren steppe of Patagonia to visit the renowned Torres del Paine and the Grey Glacier and fly to Easter Island to see the mysterious statues.

Highlights of your holiday:

  • Watching the sun set at the Valle de la Luna in the Atacama desert.
  • Exploring the peaks and glaciers in the Torres del Paine National Park.
  • Visiting the iconic stone statues on Easter Island.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE SANTIAGO

Arrive in Chile's capital, Santiago, and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Aubrey

DAY 2 - EXPLORE THE MAIPO VALLEY

Enjoy a full day's visit to the Maipo Valley with lunch at the Santa Rita winery, founded in 1880.

Overnight: Hotel Aubrey

DAY 3 - SANTIAGO - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Fly north to Calama and drive to the village of San Pedro de Atacama and the edge of the desert. The village has a bohemian feel and is the first welcome settlement after travelling across the vast Altiplano from Bolivia. Ochre coloured adobe houses line the unpaved streets and there is very much a feeling of the last frontier.

Overnight: Awasi

DAY 4 - SALAR DE ATACAMA

A very early start this morning as you head to the Salar de Atacama, the third largest expanse of salt flats in the world and home to three of the world's five species of flamingo. There are numerous incredible photographic opportunities of the Andean sun rising above the salt lakes.

Overnight: Awasi

DAY 5 - AT LEISURE IN THE ATACAMA

Various expeditions are available today depending on your interests. The region is rich in pre inca archaeology and there is a fascinating little museum in the plaza. Sunset at the Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) is also mesmerising.

Overnight: Awasi

DAY 6 - ATACAMA - PUERO MONTT, CHILEAN LAKE DISTRICT

Fly south to the southern lake district to Puero Montt via Santiago.

Overnight: Quincho

DAY 7 - EXPLORE THE LAKES

Visit the pristine lakes, forests, rushing waterfalls and the perfect cone of Osorno Volcano. Nothing could be more different from the Atacama desert and it's quite remarkable that this long thin country has so many varying climatic zones.

Overnight: Quincho

DAY 8 - PACIFIC COAST

Visit the Pacific coast and fjords with views to the folkloric island of Chiloe.

Overnight: Quincho

DAY 9 - PUERO MONTT - PUERTO NATALES

Continue your journey south to Punta Arena, the southernmost city in Chile, journey across the barren Patagonia steppe to the frontier town of Puerto Natales.

Overnight: The Singular

DAY 10 - PUERTO NATALES

Enjoy a day to absorb the surroundings and the pristine views over Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Sound). Kayak on the fjord, ride or hike.

Overnight: The Singular

DAY 11 - PUERTO NATALES - TORRES DEL PAINE

Enter the world renowned Torres del Paine National Park, dominated by the three granite Towers and Horns of the Paine Massif. Travel to the far western side of the park to the Grey Glacier. This is an isolated spot with privileged access to Lago Grey where the icebergs can be seen from the beach offering wonderful photographic opportunities.

Overnight: Hosteria Lago Grey

DAY 12 - GREY GLACIER

Take the launch to the face of the Grey Glacier to truly appreciate the size, colour amd composition of this ancient natural structure.

Overnight: Hosteria Lago Grey

DAY 13 - TORRES DEL PAINE - SANTIAGO

Take a 6 - 7 hour drive back to the airport at Punta Arenas for the flight back up to Santiago.

Overnight: Hotel Aubrey

DAY 14 - SANTIAGO - EASTER ISLAND

Take a flight to Rapa Nui (Easter Island).

Overnight: Explora Rapa Nui

DAY 15 - EASTER ISLAND

Explore Easter Island. The mysterious isolated island rising from the depths of the Pacific Ocean is home to the iconic Moai stone statues up to 9 metres in height.

Overnight: Explora Rapa Nui

DAY 16 - EASTER ISLAND

The island can be explored in two days. Riding, biking or on foot will give you a slower paced, more in depth appreciation with plenty of time to absorb the sheer isolation.

Overnight: Explora Rapa Nui

DAY 17 - DEPART VIA SANTIAGO

Fly to Santiago and connect for your onward flight to your next destinaiton.

OUR HOLIDAYS ARE TAILOR-MADE PLEASE ASK US FOR PRICING OPTIONS.

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the season, category of lodges/hotels chosen and any additional services added to the basic holiday. Our Classic Chile Holiday is a tailor make journey for 17 days. It can be tailor - made to suit your requirements and budget.

Includes: 3 nights Santiago, 3 nights San Pedro de Atacama, 3 nights Puero Montt, 2 nights Puerto Natalis, 2 nights Torres del Paine, 3 nights Easter Island.
Includes: Park fees, transfers, touring and sightseeing excursions.

Value for money

We believe that value for money is important, we want you to travel with ICAN Holidays again. When comparing prices, ensure you are comparing like for like as often there may be a cheaper option, but there may be hidden extras or the quality may not be as good.

Classic Chile Holiday - 17 Days
Explore the iconic sights of Chile...