Discover the fascinating nature and endearing culture of the country off the beaten track. You visit the vibrant capital Santiago with its many faces, historic squares and breathtaking city panoramas. Talca's surrounding area enchants with its vineyards and great hiking trails in unspoilt nature. 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 of Chiloé. The northern Patagonian region along the famous Carretera Austral is characterized by dense forests, fjord landscapes and magical seclusion. Traditional Pisco culture, maritime nature with dolphins and penguins as well as fascinating views of the stars are typical for the region near La Serena. Let yourself be captivated by the contrast of the fantastic beach bays in the middle of the Atacama Desert near Caldera. In the port city of Valparaíso, colorful hills, bumpy 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.
Hiking trails and coast near Talca
Cone-shaped volcanoes on Llanquihue Lake
Seclusion of the Carretera Austral
Penguins and dolphins on Isla Damas
Atacama scenery on the Pacific coast
Here in Santiago beats the heart of Chile. And at the same time, it feels a bit like what gave this country its name according to a legend: Chilli – where the world ends. On an entertaining bike tour you explore the historical highlights of the capital and discover its green lungs. The metropolis offers a wide range of exciting places, stories and faces.
Talca is located about 250 km south of Santiago and has a very pleasant country idyll. Experience the unspoilt mountain landscape near the Argentinean border and hike to the impressive Rainbow Falls. Moreover, you take the historic Buscarril Train along the beautiful Maule River through remote areas to Constitución on the Pacific Ocean.
On an overnight trip by bus you travel to Puerto Varas. The city has its very own magic with its panorama of the beautiful Llanquihue Lake and the snow-covered volcanoes. Watch the endless rupture of the waterfalls of Petrohué. On the adjoining Lago Todos Los Santos, you take a pleasant boat trip. And you experience the island of Chiloé with its waterside houses on stilts, the typical wooden churches and the maritime gastronomy.
Starting from Coyhaique you take a trip to the seemingly endless General Carrera Lake and admire the eroded rock formations of the Capillas de Mármol. In the northern part of the legendary Carretera Austral Road you contemplate the massive hanging glacier of Ventisquero Colgante surrounded by a rustic rainforest atmosphere. Here you can feel what makes this region so unique: its fascinating solitude and pure nature.
You're going on to Chile's second oldest city. East of La Serena is the pleasant Elqui Valley. The mystical region seems like a green oasis in the dry surroundings. Here you learn interesting background information about the local wine cultivation and the production of the national drink Pisco. On a boat trip at Isla Damas you get in contact with penguins, sea lions and pelicans. With a bit of luck, you might even see dolphins and whales.
The scenery at Caldera is stunning: a variety of cacti adorns monotonous sandy areas, while the powerful Pacific rushes along the coast. Hike in the magnificent Pan de Azúcar National Park and admire the outstanding views of the Chilean Sugar Loaf. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere on the beautiful beaches of Bahía Inglesa and relax under the sun.
Back to central Chile, you stay in Valparaíso. The port city is famous for its sheet metal covered houses on colorful hills, its historic elevators and the outstanding street art full of political and ironic messages. Get to know the many faces of Valparaíso and stroll through the alleys of the UNESCO awarded hills of Alegre and Concepción. Furthermore, you get an impression of Chilean food culture during an entertaining cooking class.
Total price per person:
From 1.608,00 €
Arrival and departure, half and full day tours, entrance fees, travel insurance, short rides, meals
Total price per person:
From 2.506,00 €
Arrival and departure, entrance fees (partly with exceptions), travel insurance, short rides, meals
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