Chile Top to Tail

Overview

Experience the length of Chile, starting in its capital, Santiago. From the capital, take a trip to Atacama Desert and spend a few days exploring the area. Next, you will travel to the lake district with a few days to spend in Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt. Head to Chiloe Island and visit the classic city of Ancud before arriving in Puerto Natales, your gateway to spectacular Patagonia. After taking some time out in the mountain air, travel back to Santiago for your final days in Chile.

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TRIP CODE
CLTSCTT
DEPARTURE
Daily October to April
DURATION
13 Days
LOCATIONS
Patagonia, Torres Del Paine, Santiago, Atacama, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Hotels
Inclusions
Airport transfers
Internal flights
Accommodation with breakfast
All meals in San Pedro de Atacama & Patagonia 
Tours as detailed in itinerary 
Other meals where stated 
 
EXCLUSIONS: 
Tips, personal expenses
International flights
Visas
 
Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

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Notes
This itinerary only available between October to April due to Patagonia season.
This itinerary can be done in the reverse. Contact us for more details.
Price Dependent upon

Season and Availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures is passionate and dedicated to sustainbility measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

We ensure that we have as little negative impact on the wildlife as possible and minimise disturbances. We also encourage the education and visitation of protection and conservation services, specifically associated with the area. The accommodation chosen for this trip such as Alto Atacama, is environmentally accountable and relays our morals and core values. You will also find that we visit many other national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks of which we encourage you to explore yet advise you to remain culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in pre-departure information and en-route by guides and staff. Furthermore, in our further efforts of supporting the communities, a percentage of the funds generated from your tour (10%) will go back to our charities and assist us supporting the next generation and the environment they live in.

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

 

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Deluxe CLTSCTT-DEL AUD 8855 - 15% off!


The below hotels are our preferred options for the respective tour standards mentioned above. Hotels can easily be changed at the customers request. We also note that in some cases our preferred hotels may be unavailable and in those circumstances we may need to provide an alternative hotel of a similar standard.

ACCOMMODATION
Deluxe
 The Singular Hotel - Standard 3 Nights - Puerto Natales
Standard FB Room
The Singular Patagonia seeks to highlight the history and heritage of the region. The original industrial architecture of this historical building has been preserved, adding a room module with state of the art technology and design. Blending the new and old architecture, and thinking in making your stay an experience of superior quality. The contrast between Hotel building and the sorrounding landscape adds a special touch, with gardens overlooking the Patagonian fjords and a spectacular view to Puerto Natales and the Antonio Varas Peninsula. The private dock was used by ships carrying meat and refrigerated by-products to Europe, has a length of 170 meters. Presently it is used by hotel high speed boats to perform sea tours in the Patagonian fjords. The rooms at The Singular are 45 square meters (500 square feet) in size, featuring a 6 meter wide glass panel window overlooking the Patagonian fjords in Last Hope Sine. This creates the perfect environment to connect with your senses and experience Authentic Patagonia. The Singular Patagonia Program includes: Round-trip transfers from Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales and El Calafate. For arrivals and departures from Punta Arenas Airport, transfer service will meet any flight. Lodging, all meals, all beverages, daily expeditions (2 half day or 1 full day), use of Spa facilities and Wifi.
 
 The Awa - Puerto Montt/ Puerto Varas
Standard Room
Perched along the sparkling shoreline of Lake Llanquihue, just outside of popular Puerto Varas, is Hotel Awa, a retreat that is set on a flourishing 20 hectare estate. Flanked by a private beach and marina, Hotel Awa offers sublime lakeshore living, where guests have easy access to a plethora of excursions that range from fishing and birdwatching to volcano climbs, zip-lining, kayaking, and rafting. Magical setting aside, the hotel's accommodation offering is equally spectacular, where guests can unwind in spacious rooms that boast floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase views of the lake and nearby volcanoes. Inviting interiors are adorned with local materials and artworks, which reflect the essence of the region. Take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite television and lovely ensuite bathrooms, with both a shower and bath. The charming restaurant provides an array of dishes that celebrate distinct Chilean flavours.
 
 Alto Atacama - Atacama
Quitor FB Room
The luxurious Alto Atacama is blessed with a spectacular and private location. Tucked away in a valley of scenic beauty, in the shadow of the Pukara de Quitor ruins and with the San Pedro River winding its way discreetly alongside, it is the perfect base for exploring the desert, having cultural encounters, or simply absorbing the breathtaking landscape. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, all of them well-equipped to soothe your body after an action packed day. Decorated with local handicrafts, the rooms are simple yet elegant. The definition of peacefulness takes on a new meaning after a couple of nights here. The landscape embraces Alto Atacama with silence - let silence embrace you too. Includes: Reception inside the Arrivals Hall at Calama airport, Arrival and departure transfers between Calama airport (CJC) and the hotel. Accommodation, American Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the hotel (includes soft drinks and coffee), Daily excursions from a menu, bilingual guides. Free use of mountain bikes, Free access to the spa (sauna, Jacuzzi, etc.) & swimming pools, outdoor Jacuzzi. Complimentary transfer service between the hotel and the village of San Pedro (8.30am to 11.30pm)
 
 The Singular Santiago - Santiago
Patio Room
The Singular Santiago is a five-star luxury hotel located in the Lastarria Neighborhood in the heart of downtown Santiago. The hotel was designed specifically to fit seamlessly into this iconic neighborhood, which epitomizes the pride and creativity of the people of Santiago. The hotel's design embraces the artistic heritage of the neighborhood, while adding a cutting-edge modernity: it is an innovative homage to the city's history and culture. The interior of the hotel recalls the days of yore: a tribute to the palaces of past centuries that sets the tone for the entire environment. Each doorway is a portal not just into another room, but to another place: a Singular setting with an ambiance all its own. Everywhere you go in this Santiago hotel, you'll experience yet another pleasant surprise. The endlessly indulgent Spa. The superlative dining experience at the Singular Restaurant.The dazzling views and refreshing cocktails in the ninth floor Sky Bar. Step out onto the elevated terrace, and you’re treated to a spectacular view: the Parque Forestal, an arboreal escape right alongside the hotel. The hotel is not only bounded by natural beauty, though; Lastarria is the epicenter of the arts here in Santiago. Walk just a few minutes, and you can discover some of the finest visual and performance art Chile has to offer at The Museum of Fine Arts, The Museum of Visual Arts, the Gabriela Mistral Center and more.

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