Chile: Top to Toe

12 nights from £5990

Start:UK
Finish:UK
Duration:12 Nights
Group size:8 - 28
Suitable for: 16-70
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Meat, Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English

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Overview

Travel the length of Chile, from the barren beauty of the Atacama and altiplano of the north, via the lakes and volcanoes of the Lake District, to the spectacular mountains and glaciers of Patagonia in the south.

Travel the entire length of Chile, from the barren beauty of the Atacama Desert and Altiplano of the north, via the lakes and volcanoes of the Lake District, to the spectacular mountains and glaciers of Patagonia in the south. .......read more
Highlights
  • Discover Valparaiso's street art.
  • Hike on scenic Volcano Osorno.
  • Explore the Chile Lake District.
  • Walk through Moon Valley.
  • Admire Torres Del Paine of Patagonia.
  • Sunrise at the Tatio Geysers.

Itinerary

Location: London, Santiago

Fly to Chile's sophisticated capital, Santiago, arriving the same or following day. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

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Location: Valparaíso, Santiago

Travel 3 hours to the coast to visit the Bohemian UNESCO port town of Valparaíso. Explore this colourful city, with a ride on the funicular into the hills to visit the former home of Chilean poet-diplomat, Pablo Neruda. Return to Santiago this afternoon.

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Location: San Pedro de Atacama

Fly to the northern city of Calama, from where you will drive to the desert oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama. Drive out to the sun-scorched Death and Moon valleys. Enjoy the views of the lonely volcanoes, and the afternoon sun, turning the hues of the rock from orange, to red to purple.

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Location: Salar de Atacama

Travel to the otherworldly Salar de Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile. Visit the scenic Chaxa, Miscanti and Miniques lagoons. Travel to the village of Socaire to see ancient agricultural terraces with irrigation channels. Visit another peaceful village with typical colonial architecture built in Liparita (volcanic stone). Explore the village before returning to your hotel.

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Location: El Tatio

Rise early to visit El Tatio Geyers, a stunning natural phenomenon. Watch the geysers hiss and spit over sunrise before a guided tour. Gaze upon Putama Volcano and Tocopuri Mountains as you travel through the Andes, before visiting the desert village of Machuca to see how the locals live, then visit a fascinating nearby archaeological site. Round off the day with a trip to the colourful Rainbow Valley.

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Location: Calama, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas

This morning, transfer back to Calama and board your flight to Puerto Montt, the gateway to Chile's spectacular Lake District. The flight is approximately 5 hours via Santiago. Continue on to Puerto Varas, a charming town on Llanquihue Lake that is dominated by two snow-capped volcanoes. Check into your hotel for a relaxing evening.

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Location: Osorno, Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park

Travel further around Llanquihue Lake to the village of Ensenada at the foot of Volcan Osorno, where you'll take an easy hike through the volcano's plentiful nature to reach the visitors centre at 1,240 metres. Travel to Perez Rosales National Park to Petrohué Falls, where boardwalks will help you admire the turquoise waters and lush greenery of the Petrohué River.

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Location: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales

Transfer to the airport and fly further south to Punta Arenas, a city that sits at the end of continental South America on the Straits of Magellan. From there, head to Puerto Natales, the lively, picturesque town that is the gateway to the Torres del Paine.

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Location: Última Esperanza, Mirador Serrano Glacier

Sail on the gloomily-named Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope) Fjord to Mount Balmaceda Glacier before continuing on foot to the magnificent Serrano Glacier. Admire a tumbling ice wall, look our for cormorants and sea lions, and take a walk through native forest to the foot of the magnificent Serrano Glacier, part of the Southern Ice Field.

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Location: Torres del Paine National Park

Enjoy another full day excursion, this time to the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Torres del Paine National Park. Keep an eye out for large herds of guanacos as you go. Visit the Salto Grande of the Pehoé River with the impressive mountains of Torres del Paine in the background, and visit Lake Pehoé, Lake Grey and Grey Glacier. After lunch stop at Milodon Cave where the remains of a prehistoric animal were found in the last century.

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Location: Punta Arenas, Santiago

Transfer back to the airport in Punta Arenas and board your flight to Santiago for a farewell dinner this evening to round off the trip.

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Location: Santiago, London

Transfer to the airport according to your international flight time and fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.

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What's Included

Included
  • Accommodation
    10 nights in 4-star
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Country Entry Visas
  • Entrance Fees
  • Fully Guided
  • International Travel
  • Meals – Full Board
    Breakfasts: 11, Lunches: 10, Dinners: 11
  • Local Taxes
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities

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Touring with Wendy Wu

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading Asia travel specialist, offering a comprehensive range of group, private and tailor-made holidays to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Japan, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. Their tours have won a host of prestigious travel awards including The British Travel Awards plus a variety of high profile travel agent awards including the prestigious Travel Weekly Globe Awards for the last six years running and the TTG Travel Awards. What’s more, they enjoy a 5-star Trip Advisor rating and a 4.7/5 independent Feefo customer rating.

Their inspiring range of escorted group tours are fully inclusive, offering outstanding value to the customer. They even include your visa! As well as Classic Group Tours, the company also offers more adventurous journeys in their Immerse Yourself range, luxury journeys in their Exclusive Collection, bespoke, tailor made holidays and river cruising holidays throughout Asia.

For 2020 they’ve even built their own state-of-the-art vessel, Victoria Mekong, to operate a series of Mekong River Cruises that can be booked either as a cruise only option or as part of a tour. No matter what style of travel you enjoy, Wendy Wu Tours can provide a comprehensive and expert guiding hand to your travel plans. More recently, they have launched tours beyond Asia to South America. Each tour aims to showcase both the iconic sights as well as uncover the hidden gems of each destination.

By using local personnel, they can offer genuinely insightful and expert guiding and their award-winning National Escorts have a reputation for transforming a good tour into a truly great one - indeed many customers will name check their guides when they return saying how wonderful they were and how they performed beyond expectations. Recommendations and repeat travel are the foundation of the business and the guides are key to this success. Wendy Wu Tours is a truly global company with offices in London, New York, Sydney and Auckland plus an operational base in China. 

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Start:UK
Finish:UK
Duration:12 Nights
Group size:8 - 28
Suitable for: 16-70
Physical rating:Low
Diets:Meat, Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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