Chile Classic – Round Trip to the Highlights of the Country in 3 Weeks

Chile Classic

Overview

Discover the highlights of Chile on a round trip in 3 weeks. You visit the vibrant capital Santiago with its many faces, historical places and great city panoramas. At Puerto Natales you dive into the wild nature of southern Patagonia with massive mountains, turquoise lakes and mighty glacier ice. Travel to one of the southernmost cities in the world and observe the agile bustle of King Penguins on Tierra del Fuego. 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. At Pucón, you get impressed by pattering torrents, active volcanoes and the indigenous heritage of the Mapuche. Historical architecture, traditional Pisco culture and long sandy beaches typify La Serena. At San Pedro de Atacama, sandy moonscapes and salt lakes, bubbling geysers and starry skies surround you. And in the port city of Valparaíso, colorful hills, jolting elevators and outstanding street art are waiting for you.



Highlights

Natural spectacle Torres del Paine

Penguins on Tierra del Fuego

Beautiful Lago Llanquihue


Opulent forests and volcanic steam at Pucón

The driest desert in the world



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. And the secrets of the Andean habitat of central Chile get revealed on an excursion to the Cajón del Maipo.

Puerto Natales
Puerto Natales

Day 3-6: Puerto Natales

You move on to the extreme south of Chile. Puerto Natales is the gateway to the grandiose phenomena of Patagonia. Discover the highlights of the renowned Torres del Paine National Park. Turquoise lakes and jagged granite mountains, floating ice floes and grazing guanacos combine to create an incomparable scenery of Patagonia. And on a boat trip, you cruise on the Fjord Última Esperanza to the glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano in the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. It is rough out here and magical.

Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas

Day 6-8: Punta Arenas

You travel to Punta Arenas, one of the southernmost cities on earth. This is where the American continent ends. And that is how it feels. On an excursion you cross the famous Strait of Magellan and enter Tierra del Fuego. In Parque Pingüino Rey, King Penguins with orange beaks and up to nearly one meter tall, breed in groups, waddle around and groom their plumage. There is a special aura that pervades Tierra del Fuego, which you soak up here.

Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas

Day 8-11: Puerto Varas

You fly 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 and snow-capped dome, 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.

Pucón
Pucón

Day 11-14: Pucón

The southern Chile is nicknamed Chilean Switzerland due to its mountainous nature and European immigration history. However, with its endemic vegetation, indigenous culture and concentration of volcanoes, the beauty of the area around Pucón is very unique. You get an insight into the way of life of the Mapuche. And on an optional ascent of the active Villarrica Volcano, you experience firsthand one of the country's most imposing spectacles.

La Serena
La Serena

Day 14-16: La Serena

La Serena is the next stop on your journey. Sightsee old churches and green parks of Chile's second-oldest city. At the beachfront you can get to the bottom of the Andalusian charm that is said about La Serena. Explore the Valle del Elqui, which looks like a blooming oasis in the arid surroundings. And at a local distillery, you get a special point of view on how the national drink Pisco is made.

San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama

Day 16-19: San Pedro de Atacama

Pink-feathered flamingos gather on the shores of Andean lagoons. Between small desert settlements with traditional adobe architecture stretches the crusted salt field of the immeasurable Salar de Atacama. The fascinating desert scenery of Valle de la Luna looks like the ground of an alien planet. And smoke rises from the bubbling geysers of El Tatio while vicuñas and rheas roam the mountains. This and more is presented by the Atacama Desert around the oasis of San Pedro de Atacama.

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

  • 20 nights in standard, comfort or premium accommodation
  • Double room usually with private bathroom and breakfast

Local transport:

Basic package Full package

  • 5 national flights
  • 13 transfer connections
  • 1 bus connection

Half and full day tours:

Basic package Full package

  • Cajón del Maipo and Embalse El Yeso (shared)
  • Highlights Torres del Paine (shared)
  • Boat trip to Glaciers Balmaceda and Serrano (shared)
  • Tierra del Fuego and King Penguins (shared)
  • Waterfalls of Petrohué and Osorno Volcano (shared)
  • Tour Chiloé (shared)
  • Lagoons, forests and thermal baths near Pucón (shared)
  • Mapuche tour near Pucón (shared)
  • Valle del Elqui (shared)
  • Lagunas Altiplánicas and Salar de Atacama (shared)
  • Valle de la Luna (shared)
  • Geyser del Tatio (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 2.067,00 €

 

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 2.920,00 €

 

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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