Highlights of Chile

Overview

This ten day trip offers a comprehensive tour of Chile's highlights including the desert, lakes district and Patagonia!
Start in Chile's modern capital of Santiago before flying to the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world and recently made famous in "James Bond: Quantum of Solace". Following the Atacama you will head to the southern end of Chile where you will spend some time in the scenic Puerto Montt Lake District.
Finally you will make your way further south into deep Patagonia where you will have a chance to explore the Torres del Pain National Park - probably Chile's most famous tourist destination and a perfect finale to the trip!
 
TRIP CODE
CLTSHOC
DEPARTURE
Daily
DURATION
10 Days
LOCATIONS
Chile

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Tourist class hotels
Inclusions

Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis, Other meals where stated, All sightseeing, Airport transfers, Entrances/ permits, Transport, Tour guides, Internal Flights

Difficulty Rating 2 (low level fitness required).
Single Surcharge

FROM US$2,330, Subject to season and availability. Contact us for more details. 

Notes

Tour price includes the cost of internal flights. Museums in Chile are closed on Mondays.

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
 
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
 
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
 
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America. 
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
 
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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Accommodation & Pricing

PRICING
STANDARD TRIP CODE PRICING FROM
Standard CLTSHOC-STD AUD 4310


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
Standard
 Martin Gusinde Hotel - Puerto Natales
Standard Room
Martin Gusinde Hotel is a fantastic hotel in Puerto Natales city, which is the gateway to the magnificent Bernardo O`Higgins and Torres del Paine National Parks. Located just a few streets from the Main Square of the city, the hotel is also very close to the Casino. The rooms at the Martin Gusinde Hotel are warm and finely decorated, all with Cable TV, central heating, security box and telephone.
 
 Hotel Cabanas del Lago - Puerto Montt/ Puerto Varas
Standard Room
There are 130 guestrooms at Cabana Del Lago Hotel all with city or lake views. Beds come with signature bedding while bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, bidets, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers and in-room safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones, cable televisions, and complimentary TV Internet access. The air-conditioned rooms also include minibars, remote lighting/drapery/curtain control, and blackout drapes/curtains. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered daily, and guests may request wake-up calls.
 
 Casa de Don Tomas - Atacama
Standard Room
Located in the archaeological zone of San Pedro, the hotel has 37 rooms all with private bathrooms, central heating and internet access. A laundry service is available and there is a pool and restaurant for guests to enjoy.
 
 Hotel Providencia - Santiago
Standard Room
With a swimming pool and convenient access to public transportation, Providencia Hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from Pedro de Valdivia and a subway station. The modern rooms are tastefully furnished and spacious. They include an LCD TV with cable, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access. Providencia offers room service until 11pm each night. Alternatively, La Terraza Restaurant serves authentic Chilean dishes

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