Day 1: Santiago
Arrival in Santiago, reception and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Santiago
After breakfast, a city tour of Santiago including a visit to the Cerro San Cristobal viewpoint for a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Day 3: Santiago - Rapa Nui Tour
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Rapa Nui, otherwise known as the Easter Islands. Reception and transfer to your hotel complete with outdoor swimming pool and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.
Day 4: Rapa Nui Tour
After breakfast, a full day's tour visiting Vaihu, where eight toppled Moai lie, Akahanga, Rano Raraku volcano, where the statues are half buried, Ahu Tongariki, where the largest Ahu (or platform) is located, Te Pito Kura (a large rock believed to have been brought from Tahiti) and Ahu Nau Nau (where the Moai are in particularly good condition).
Day 5: Rapa Nui Tour
Half day's excursion to Rano Kau volcano, site of ancient petroglyphs and the ceremonial temple of Iorongo, Vinapu (site of meticulous stonework found nowhere else on the islands) along with the Anakai Tangata caves. Free afternoon.
Day 6: Rapa Nui Tour - Santiago
Half day's excursion to Ahu Akivi, the famous seven Moais, believed to be one of the last built around 1460 and measuring 14 feet in height and weighing 12 metric tons. The caves of Ana Tepahu and Puna Pau, a quarry, from where the red hats that are worn by some of the Moai were made is also visited today. Transfer to the airport for the return flight back to Santiago and transfer to your hotel.
Day 7. Santiago - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Punta Arenas, located on the very tip of the continent. We continue our trip to the Penguin Sanctuary at Seno Otway. Arrival to Puerto Natales and transfer to your hotel for accommodation and dinner.
Day 8. Balmaceda - Serrano Glacier
After breakfast, full day excursion by boat to the beautiful Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. Boxed lunch is included. Return to Puerto Natales and transfer to your hotel.
Day 9. Torres del Paine
After breakfast, we travel into the Torres del Paine National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1978). This park is Chile's showpiece: a world biosphere reserve with all the diverse scenery of Alaska in only 180,000ha (444,600ac). The Torres Del Paine are spectacular granite pillars which soar almost vertically for more than 2000m (6560ft) above the Patagonian steppe. A visit to the Milodon cave; where in 1896 the scientific world was fascinated by the discovery of skin, bones and other parts of an extinct animal, the Milodon (Mylodon Darwini). The tour continues with visits to Lake Sarmiento, Nordennskjold, Pehoe, and Lago Grey; site of the Grey Glacier.
Day 10. Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales
A day of tour options ranging from easy to moderate treks. For the more adventurous, choose from mountain biking in the park to some difficult treks. Return to Puerto Natales for your final night's accommodation.
Day 11. Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Santiago
After breakfast, transfer to Punta Arenas for your return flight to Santiago and connecting flight home.
End of our services.
Our price Includes:
Price includes international return flights from London, all accommodation in 4 & 5 star hotels, most meals, all tours with entrance tickets and internal flights in Chile.
Our price does not include:
Meals not specified, airport taxes and travel insurance are not included in the quote.
Available throughout the year but from May until September Patagonia may incur inclement weather which could affect some of the tours.