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Land of Fire & Ice: Journey to Chilean Patagonia

Land of Fire & Ice: Journey to Chilean Patagonia

10 days /
9 nights

From 750 / person / day

Based on 2 people All Pricing Info
Destinations
Santiago, Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Calama, Atacama Desert

Combine two of Chile’s most spectacular regions – the stark beauty of the Atacama Desert and the glaciers and imposing peaks of Torres del Paine in Patagonia ‘€“ into one spectacular trip filled with adventurous excursions and luxurious accommodations to relax in after days of exploring. Immerse yourself in the cultural and historical highlights of Santiago, Set out on easy to challenging hikes throughout Torres del Paine National Park, explore brilliant salt lakes and the mysterious Valley of the Moon, and experience high desert 4×4 adventures in style! This custom journey is perfect for adventurous couples, small groups and families.

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Itinerary

DAY;

1

ARRIVE IN SANTIAGO

Welcome to Chile! Arrive in Santiago in the morning where you’ll get an airport reception and private transfer to your hotel.

Optional Activities:

Overnight The Singular Santiago, or Noi Vitacura, Ritz Santiago, or Lastarria Boutique Hotel

Meals

DAY;

2

PUNTA ARENAS

Private transfer to Santiago airport for nonstop flight to Punta Arenas in southern Patagonia. Flight: Santiago to Punta Arenas On arrival, you are met for a shared/scheduled transfer (without guide) to your hotel in Puerto Natales (approx. 2.5-3 hours away). Begin your 5D/4N full board program at The Singular Patagonia, which includes: round-trip regular/scheduled transfers from/to Punta Arenas (without guide); full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte with alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (premium wines and liquor extra); excursions based on regular services with bilingual guide; use of spa facilities (treatments and massages with extra cost).

Optional Activities:

Overnight Awasi Patagonia, or The Singular Santiago, or Explora Patagonia

Meals B,D

DAY;

3-5

PATAGONIA

Three full days of shared guided explorations in Patagonia from your lodge as part of your 5D/4N all-inclusive program.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Awasi Patagonia, or The Singular Santiago, or Explora Patagonia

Meals B,L,D

DAY;

6

SANTIAGO

Spend your morning at your hotel before taking your shared/scheduled transfer to Punta Arenas airport for your return flight to Santiago. Boxed lunch included with transfer. Flight: Punta Arenas to Santiago On arrival, you’ll walk to the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport Hotel, right across from the terminal.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Holiday Inn Santiago Airport

Meals B,L

DAY;

7

CALAMA

Walk across the street to the airport terminal and check-in for your nonstop flight to Calama, often referred to as the gateway to the Atacama Desert. Flight: Santiago to Calama Upon arrival to Calama airport, airport reception and shared/regular transfer to your hotel in the Atacama. Begin your 4D/3N Atacama Desert program with full board, open bar, daily shared guided excursions (1 full day or 2 half day outings per day), use of the SPA with Jacuzzi, sauna, pool, and sun deck; use of bicycles, and travel between the hotel and nearby villages during the day.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Awasi Atacama, or Alto Atacama, Explora Atacama, Noi Atacama

Meals B,L,D

DAY;

8-9

ATACAMA DESERT

Enjoy two full days of shared guided explorations in the Atacama Desert, based out of your hotel. Excursions on foot, bike or vehicle will introduce you to the beauty and magnitude of Atacama – witness the majesty of the Andes, see high mountain lakes and check out the Tatio geysers, the highest and third largest geothermal field in the world. Walk through the eerie Moon Valley, see the Atacama Salt Lake, archaeological sites, dried up creek beds and quaint adobe villages.

Optional Activities:

Overnight Awasi Atacama, or Alto Atacama, Explora Atacama, or Noi Atacama

Meals B,L,D

DAY;

10

DEPARTURE

After spending your last morning in the Atacama, take your shared transfer to the Calama airport for your flight back to Santiago. Flight: Calama to Santiago On arrival, connect to your onward international flight. Flight: Santiago to Home (or next destination)

Optional Activities:

Overnight

Meals B

DAY 

2

Quito

This morning, you are picked up for your half-day private guided tour of Quito, including a walking tour of its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, the afternoon is at your leisure to spend relaxing or exploring the city further on your own.

Optional Activities:

Private tour of Quito’s colonial churches or insider’s look at the country’s finest Pre-Columbian art collection

Spectacular horseback ride in the high Andes near Quito

2-3 hour hike and birdwatching with Naturalist guide through nearby cloud forest to see hummingbirds and flora

Overnight Casa Gangotena, Plaza Grande, or similar

Meals B

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to omit any part of this itinerary, to change the order of the places visited, or to alter reservations without prior notice due to weather conditions or road closures, safety concerns, national park policies, or other outside forces that may necessitate revisions to the itinerary. These decisions are based on the traveler’s welfare or are made in the interest of conservation. Please travel with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the spontaneity of your adventure.


all our

preferred

Hotels
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villas


in Chile

Nestled behind an ancient adobe wall in the historic San Pedro de Atacama sits the exquisite desert oasis hotel, Awasi Atacama. Named one of Town & Country Magazine’s Top 100 Hotels That Will Change Your Life, guests enjoy the world’s clearest skies…
Hotel
Built from the red rocks that surround it, Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa rises like a foothill of the terracotta-hued Salt Mountain Range. Blending with the natural surroundings, the lodge mimics local village architecture. Walk among the “Andescape,” a…
Awasi Patagonia is situated inside a private reserve neighboring the Torres del Paine National Park, from where you can enjoy imposing views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento. Here, guests are protected from the strong Patagonian winds…
Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa sits on a bluff overlooking Lake Sarmiento and the mesmerizing Torres del Paine National Park. The hotel, a cozy hideaway, features artisan Chilean furnishings and textiles made from natural materials inspired by the…
In Millahue, Chile, on a hilltop within a spectacular 11,000-acre vineyard overlooking a lake, Vina Vik’s art-filled avant-garde hotel and spa calls. With panoramic views of the valleys, forests, and majestic Andes Mountains, Vina Vik welcomes guests to…
Experience the artistry and cultural vibrancy of Santiago from one of its most historic hotels, Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel. Indulge your senses in a swath of flavors, architectural style, relaxation, and spirit from a natural walk through Parque Forestal,…
Estancia Vik José Ignacio sits on vast acres of rolling countryside along Uruguay’s spectacular coastline. Drawing travelers to its pristine beaches, rugged landscape, and relaxed, bohemian setting, this Spanish Colonial-style hotel offers guests a…
Surrounded by the infinite blue Pacific Ocean, explora Rapa Nui takes full advantage of the silence, privacy, and spaciousness of the surrounding landscape. Disconnect from the outside world at this eco-friendly hotel while exploring Rapa Nui’s ancient…
Nestled behind an ancient adobe wall in the historic San Pedro de Atacama sits the exquisite desert oasis hotel, Awasi Atacama. Named one of Town & Country Magazine’s Top 100 Hotels That Will Change Your Life, guests enjoy the world’s clearest skies…
Hotel
Built from the red rocks that surround it, Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa rises like a foothill of the terracotta-hued Salt Mountain Range. Blending with the natural surroundings, the lodge mimics local village architecture. Walk among the “Andescape,” a…
Awasi Patagonia is situated inside a private reserve neighboring the Torres del Paine National Park, from where you can enjoy imposing views of the Torres del Paine peaks and Lake Sarmiento. Here, guests are protected from the strong Patagonian winds…
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