Chile Authentic – Rough Diamonds of the Country on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Chile Authentic

Overview

Discover Chile's fantastic nature and endearing culture off the beaten track on a round trip in 3 weeks. You visit the vibrant capital Santiago with its many faces, historical places and great city panoramas. The countryside around Talca enchants with its large vineyards and wonderful hiking trails in unspoiled nature. In the Lake Region around Puerto Varas, the view of cone-shaped volcanic peaks and picturesque waters overwhelms you. Admire stilt houses, wooden churches and mystical island culture on Chiloé. The fabulous Carretera Austral road in northern Patagonia is flanked by ancient trees, convoluted fjords and slumbering volcanoes. Historical architecture, traditional Pisco culture and long sandy beaches typify La Serena. Get captivated by the contrast of the dreamlike beach bays in the middle of the Atacama Desert near Caldera. In the port city of Valparaíso, colorful hills, jolting elevators and outstanding street art are waiting for you. And during an entertaining cooking class, you get introduced into Chilean cuisine.



Highlights

Train ride along the winding Río Maule

Stilt houses on Chiloé

Turquoise water of Chile's largest lake


Penguins and dolphins at Isla Damas

Atacama scenery on the Pacific coast



Itinerary

Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile

Day 1-3: Santiago de Chile

Welcome to Chile! Here in Santiago beats the heart of Chile. And at the same time, at the foot of the snow-covered mountains and not far from the mighty ocean, you feel what gave this country its name according to a legend: Chilli - where the world ends. Glorious buildings and busy commerce on the streets, flourishing parks and modern high-rise complexes come together in Santiago. Here, Chile's past, present and future collide directly.

Talca
Talca

Day 3-6: Talca

Hilly, sprawling vineyards embed you on your route to Talca. Sink into the rural idyll and leisureliness of the small town. Discover the untouched mountain landscape in the surrounding countryside and hike to the remarkable Rainbow Waterfalls. And on a train ride with the Buscarril, you rumble at an unhurried pace along the north bank of the lovely Maule River to Constitución.

Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas

Day 7-10: Puerto Varas

By night bus you travel to the Lake Region. Puerto Varas carries its own magic with its panorama of the sparkling Lago Llanquihue and the snowy volcanoes on the horizon, with German architecture and inviting cafes. The inexhaustible rapids of Río Petrohué break over the volcanic rocks and roar impetuously. With its cone shape, Volcán Osorno looks like something out of a picture book. And on the island of Chiloé, you discover colorful stilt houses, wooden churches and indigenous mythology.

Coyhaique
Coyhaique

Day 10-13: Coyhaique

Continuing your journey, Coyhaique hosts you in the center of the Carretera Austral road. Explore the eroded rock formations of Capillas de Mármol and admire the special constellation of colors on Lago General Carrera. And in the rainforest atmosphere of Queulat National Park, you walk through dense evergreen forests and contemplate the spectacular glacier tongue of Ventisquero Colgante. Here you experience what makes this region so unique: its fascinating remoteness and pure nature.

La Serena
La Serena

Day 13-16: La Serena

La Serena is the next stop on your journey. Sightsee old churches and green parks of Chile's second-oldest city. Explore the Valle del Elqui, which looks like a blooming oasis in the arid surroundings. At a local distillery, you get a special point of view on how the national drink Pisco is made. And a fishing boat takes you to the islands in front of Punta de Choros, where agile Humboldt Penguins trot on the rocks. Occasionally, even dolphins and whales keep you company.

Caldera / Bahía Inglesa
Caldera / Bahía Inglesa

Day 16-19: Caldera / Bahía Inglesa

The scenery of the coastal area around Caldera is engaging: you are secluded in the Atacama Desert, the remarkable variety of cacti adorns monotonous sandy plains, while the powerful Pacific Ocean rushes along the picture-perfect beaches. And in the hinterland, the huge Andean mountains and volcanoes tower over 6.000 meters in altitude. Admire the great panoramas of Chile's Sugarloaf and relax under the sun on the gorgeous beaches of Inglesa Bay.

Valparaíso
Valparaíso

Day 19-21: Valparaíso

You return to central Chile. Valparaíso is known for its colorful tin-clad houses, historic elevators and street art full of politics and irony. View the dazzling ocean in front of the broad mountain silhouette. Meander attentively through the winding sidewalks on the hills of this freedom-loving coastal metropolis. Go up the myriad, exhilaratingly designed stairways of the port city. And an entertaining cooking class gives you a taste of Chilean food culture.


What our Travel Packages Include

Travel service:

Basic package Full package
  • Individual travel planning, organization and advice

Accommodation:

Basic package Full package
  • 19 nights in standard, comfort or premium accommodation
  • Double room usually with private bathroom and breakfast

Local transport:

Basic package Full package
  • 3 national flights
  • 9 transfer connections
  • 3 bus connections (including 1 overnight bus ride)

Half and full day tours:

Basic package   Full package
  • Bicycle tour in Santiago (private)
  • Rainbow Waterfalls around Talca (shared)
  • Train ride along the Río Maule (shared)
  • Waterfalls of Petrohué and Osorno Volcano (shared)
  • Tour Chiloé (shared)
  • Capillas de Mármol (shared)
  • Queulat National Park (shared)
  • Valle del Elqui (shared)
  • Isla Damas (shared)
  • Pan de Azúcar National Park (shared)
  • Cooking class in Valparaíso (shared)
  • City tour Valparaíso (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

Included:

  • Travel service
  • Accommodation
  • Local transport

Total price per person:

From 1.608,00 €

 

Excluded:

Arrival and departure, half and full day tours, entrance fees, travel insurance, short rides, meals not mentioned

Full Package
Full Package

Included:

  • Travel service
  • Accommodation
  • Local transport
  • Half and full day tours

Total price per person:

From 2.506,00 €

 

Excluded:

Arrival and departure, entrance fees (partly with exceptions), travel insurance, short rides, meals not mentioned

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
  • Motorhome from 90,00 € per day
  • Free adjustment of destinations and order of your journey through Chile

Solidarity tourism

Chile Central promotes sustainable and solidarity tourism. By booking your trip, you support CO₂ offset as well as a social project for disadvantaged children in Santiago.


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