Chile Up-Close – Altiplano & Lake Region on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Chile Up-Close

Overview

Discover the fascinating Altiplano in northern Chile and the picturesque lake region in the south. You visit the vibrant capital Santiago with its many faces, historic squares and breathtaking city panoramas. Wide sandy beaches characterize the Pacific coast near Iquique and Arica. In the Atacama Altiplano, which you are visiting on a guided multi-day tour, you are surrounded by a spectacular scenery with its volcanoes, lakes and hot springs. You encounter vicuñas, llamas and alpacas and get to know the unvarnished everyday life of the locals of the Altiplano of the Chilean Andes. In the lake region near Puerto Varas, the view of cone-shaped volcanoes and picturesque waters will overwhelm you. Admire the mystical culture on the island Chiloé. In the port city of Valparaíso, colorful hills, historic elevators and outstanding street art are waiting for you. And during an entertaining cooking course you will immerse yourself in the world of Chilean gastronomy.

 



Highlights

Wide sandy beaches along the Pacific coast

Hot springs and vicuñas on the Altiplano

Homestay with Andean family


Cone-shaped volcanoes on Lake Llanquihue

Street art in Valparaíso



Itinerary

Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile

Day 1-4: Santiago de Chile

Experience & discover:

  • The pulse of the capital
  • Historic City Center & Government Palace
  • Cafes in trendy districts
  • Amazing Andean landscape

Arica
Arica

Day 4-6: Arica

Experience & discover:

  • Northernmost city of Chile
  • Panoramas from the city hill Morro
  • Relaxing on the beach
  • Market and restaurants

Altiplano
Altiplano

Day 6-12: Altiplano in the Atacama Desert

Experience & discover:

  • 7-day tour with private guidance on the Altiplano of the Atacama Desert from Arica to Iquique
  • National Park Lauca at over 4.000 meters altitude
  • Volcanoes, salt lakes, natural thermes and vicuñas
  • Fascinating Isluga National Park
  • Authentic insights into local culture and animal agriculture

Iquique
Iquique

Day 12-13: Iquique

Experience & discover:

  • Picturesque port city with historic city center
  • Aymara culture and museums
  • Sunbathing, surfing and strolling

Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas

Day 13-17: Puerto Varas

Experience & discover:

  • Charming town on lake Llanquihue
  • Snow covered volcanoes
  • Island Chiloé and its unique culture, architecture and gastronomy
  • Boat trip on Lago Todos Los Santos

Valparaíso
Valparaíso

Day 17-20: Valparaíso

Experience & discover:

  • History of the port city
  • Colorful architecture on the city hills
  • Famous lifts & Graffiti culture
  • Insights into the Chilean cuisine
  • Fishing village Quintay
  • Wineries near Casablanca


What our Travel Packages include

Travel service:

Basic packageFull package
  • Individual travel planning, organization and advice included

Accommodation:

Basic packageFull package
  • 13 nights in standard, comfort or premium accommodation
  • Double room usually with private bathroom & breakfast
  • Accommodation during multi-day tour see below

Local transport:

Basic packageFull package

 

  • 3 national flights
  • 8 transfer connections

Multi-day tour:

Basic packageFull package
  • 7-day tour with private guidance to the Altiplano in the Atacama desert with short hikes
  • Starting point: Arica
  • Endpoint: Iquique
  • Personal, English speaking guide
  • Private transport in SUV
  • 6 nights in mountain huts, tent & homestay accommodation
  • Meals with exceptions included
  • Camping equipment included
  • Further information on request

Half & full day tours:

Basic package Full package
  • City tour Santiago (private)
  • Embalse El Yeso & Maipo Valley (group)
  • Volcano Osorno (group)
  • Tour Chiloé (group)
  • Lago Todos Los Santos & waterfalls of Petrohué (group)
  • Cooking class in Valparaíso (group)
  • City tour Valparaíso (private)
  • Quintay & winery in Casablanca (private)

Additional travel services:

Basic package Full package
  • Intercontinental flights
  • Car rental
  • Travel insurance
  • Language course
  • Other travel services


Our Prices for your Journey through Chile

Basic package
Basic package

Inclusive:

  • Travel service
  • Accommodation
  • Local transport
  • Multi-day tour

Total price per person:

From 2.577,00 €

 

Exclusive:

Arrival & departure, half & full day tours, entrance fees, travel insurance, food

Full package
Full package

Inclusive:

  • Travel service
  • Accommodation
  • Local transport
  • Multi-day tour
  • Half & full day tours

Total price per person:

From 3.145,00 €

 

Exclusive:

Arrival & departure, entrance fees (partly with exceptions), travel insurance, food

Additional travel services
Additional travel services

Add individual travel services to your journey. For example:

  • Intercontinental flights from 977,00 € per person
  • Car hire from 45,00 € per day
  • Caravan hire from 90,00 € per day
  • Free adjustment of destinations & order of your journey through Chile

Solidary tourism

Chile Central promotes sustainable and solidary tourism. By booking a travel package, we invite you to support CO₂ offset as well as a social project for disadvantaged children in Santiago with a small donation.

 


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