DESTINATIONS • CHILE

Santiago de Chile
CITY TOUR

We will visit Plaza de Armas and guided visit to the Santiago Cathedral. We will continue to Plaza de la Constitución, visiting the square and viewing Palacio de La Moneda. Next step will be Plaza Concha y Toro.

We will continue to la Alameda, and have views of Teatro Carrera, Palácio Errázuriz, Palacio Ariztía, Palácio Iñiguez, etc. Then we will go to the east, and be able to see the south side of La Moneda, Universidad de Chile, Iglesia de San Francisco, Biblioteca Nacional, Cerro Santa Lucía, Plaza Italia, etc.

The experience continues for the Costanera towards the east until Alonso de Córdova arriving to FABA a handicraft shop, specialized in lapis lazuli jewelry, stone found only in Chile and Afghanistan.

VALPARAISO AND VIÑA DEL MAR

Departure from Santiago to the Pacific coast, crossing the Coastal Mountain Range and the Casablanca and CuracavíValleys. Arrival to Viña del Mar, also known as the Garden City because of the great amount of parks and nice gardens.

The Casino somehow reflects the aristocratic character that the founder, José Francisco Vergara, tried to bestow upon this city. After that, visit to Valparaíso, city where the main commercial port and the Congress of Chile are located. Spanish explorers arrived here in 1536, and it was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site.

During the tour, visitors are greeted by the multicoloured houses on the hills, parks and diverse historic monuments, traditional bars and restaurants. From june 2013, we will take a navigation through the bay from where we will have a view of Valparaíso, return to Santiago.

BALI HAI FOLKLORE SHOW AND DINNER

Departure from hotel in Santiago, to discover a very different city by night. Touring around the streets full of lights and the magic of the night, it is possible to appreciate the architectural appeal of the capital. Arrival to Bali Hai Restaurant decorated in Polynesian style with replicas of moai statues on the exterior. The charm of the wines and tasty gastronomy blend with a colourful show of, different types of folkloric dances of the Chilean regions and live music. Return to the hotel in Santiago.

MAIPO WINE ROUTE

Departure from Santiago towards MaipoValley. This is an ideal tour for learning about some of the history and magic of wine, in some of the most prestigious wineries in Chile and the world. An experience framed by the greenness and imposing mountains of this valley. Here it is possible to taste different wine varieties, appreciating their quality, flavour, and scents. Prestigious and renowned wineries such as Cousiño Macul, Undurraga, Concha y Toro, are founded in this valley. Arrival to the MaipoValley, and visit to one of its wineries to learn about the wine making process, walk around the vineyards, production plants, wine cellars and to see the final product already bottled. Small break to recover strength while enjoying the beauty and serenity of the valley.

Departure towards another winery to observe the process of the wine under another perspective. By the afternoon, return to the hotel in Santiago.

ISLA NEGRA WITH MUSEUM + VINEYARD

Departure from Santiago towards Isla Negra. This place of dark sands, eucalyptus and pine trees, captivated poet Pablo Neruda, winner of the Literature Nobel prize in the year 1971. There we will visit the beautiful house he built, today opened to the public as a museum. Pablo Neruda decorated each corner of the house with sculptures, paintings, and books all related to the sea. Leisure time to see the house and garden.

The tour will continue visiting the Matetic Vineyards, located in Casablanca valley.Return to the hotel in Santiago.

*IslaNegraMuseum (closed on Mondays)

Puerto Varas
PUERTO MONTT + PUERTO VARAS

Departure from Puerto Varas to Petrohué, bordering lakeLlanquihue with a fantastic view of Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Visit to VicentePérezRosalesNational Park which features PetrohuéFalls. Arrival at Petrohué. Free time to stroll around. Departure to Peulla, sailing through TodosLosSantosLake enjoying an even more spectular view of Osorno volcano, Puntiagudo and Tronador hills. Arrival at Peulla, ecological town, paradise of nature lovers. Lunch (not included) in Hotel Peulla or Hotel Natura.

Departure by bus to Puerto Frías, Chilean Customs Point, Cross the Andes Mountain range at approx. 976 meters above sea level and continue down the winding road that leads to Puerto Frías. Cruise on LakeFrías to Puerto Alegre. Arrival at Puerto Blest. Departure from Puerto Blest on the last cruise to Puerto Pañuelo. Upon arrival, board the bus that will take you on the last stretch to Bariloche, Argentina.