Chile Pure – Secluded Nature of the Country on a Round Trip in 3 Weeks

Chile Pure

Overview

Discover the pure nature 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. On a tour with a rental car along the fabulous Carretera Austral road in northern Patagonia, you are flanked by ancient trees, convoluted fjords and slumbering volcanoes. The dazzling Lago General Carrera between Chile and Argentina spreads an aura of contemplation with its vastness and the snow-capped mountains on the horizon. Wooden footbridges instead of usual streets connect Caleta Tortel in the Patagonian forest. Pointed mountain ridges cover the Cerro Castillo National Park like towers of a medieval castle. Afterwards you admire picturesque waters near Puerto Varas and wooden churches on the island of Chiloé. At San Pedro de Atacama, sandy moonscapes and salt lakes, bubbling geysers and starry skies surround you. In the quiet coastal village of Quintay, chill out on the secluded beach and enjoy local fish. And in the port city of Valparaíso, colorful hills, jolting elevators and outstanding street art are waiting for you.



Highlights

Seclusion of Carretera Austral

Boardwalks of Caleta Tortel

Conical volcanoes in front of Puerto Varas


The driest desert in the world

The murmur of the ocean



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.

Coyhaique
Coyhaique

Day 3-4: Coyhaique

In the coming days, you explore the isolated nature along the Carretera Austral on touring by rental car. First, Coyhaique accommodates you in the center of the arterial road. It is the capital of the region of Aysén and yet has a very leisurely, rural character. The mountainous, verdant countryside is somewhat reminiscent of the green alpine region of central Europe. Amble through the town's welcoming core and feast on local cuisine.

Puerto Río Tranquilo
Puerto Río Tranquilo

Day 4-6: Puerto Río Tranquilo

The long-distance road Carretera Austral tells about pristine vegetation and luminous waters, Patagonian glaciers and remote villages full of heartiness. In Puerto Río Tranquilo, these characteristics merge. Boats depart from the bay near the town for a trip on the turquoise Carrera Lake to Capillas de Mármol. Here you admire eroded rock formations, remarkable marble caves and a special constellation of colors.

Caleta Tortel
Caleta Tortel

Day 6-8: Caleta Tortel

Swallowed in the primeval forest and slightly off the Carretera Austral, Caleta Tortel hides at the shore of one of the many Pacific fjords of this region. Footbridges of local cypress wood, rather than ordinary streets, connect the colorful houses on the overgrown hills. In the bay of Caleta Tortel, local boat owners are ready to take you into the labyrinth of Patagonian fjords and escort you to immense glacier complexes.

Cochrane
Cochrane

Day 8-9: Cochrane

You continue your journey and come to Cochrane. The small town represents the hub of supply for the southern part of the Carretera Austral, yet it is uncluttered as well as placid. On an individual trek in the Tamango Reserve, you get introduced to Lenga and Ñirre forests, Patagonian steppe and crystal-clear waters. And animal lovers have the chance of sighting resident South Andean deer.

Villa Cerro Castillo
Villa Cerro Castillo

Day 9-11: Villa Cerro Castillo

The steep cliffs of Cerro Castillo National Park flaunt like the battlements and towers of a medieval castle, pointing the way to your upcoming stop at Villa Cerro Castillo. Edged ridges, blinding waters, hanging glaciers and wild fauna the reserve rightly bears the reputation of being the equivalent of the world-famous Torres del Paine far from the limelight. A day hike gives you a pictorial demonstration of the purity of this jewel. At this point your tour with the rental car ends.

Puerto Varas
Puerto Varas

Day 11-14: 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.

San Pedro de Atacama
San Pedro de Atacama

Day 14-17: 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.

Quintay
Quintay

Day 17-19: Quintay

You return to central Chile. Apart from tourist crowds, you indulge in a moment of deceleration, contemplation and unfiltered connection with your environment in Quintay. The boundless Pacific Ocean shimmers on the horizon in front of you. Small restaurants offer maritime gastronomy in the bay of the secluded fishing village. And during a leisurely walk along the sandy beach, you can listen to the harmonious sound of the sea and the singing of the seagulls.

Valparaíso
Valparaíso

Day 19-21: Valparaíso

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:

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  • 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
  • Accommodation during multi-day tour see below

Local transport:

Basic package Full package
  • 4 national flights
  • 9 transfer connections
  • Rental car (see below)

Rental car:

Basic package Full package
  • Rental car for 9 days (SUV)
  • Car type: Nissan Kicks or similar
  • Pick up: Balmaceda (Airport)
  • Drop off: Balmaceda (Airport)
  • Kilometers: free
  • 2nd driver: incl.
  • Border crossing: excl.
  • Insurance: Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) with basic protection against damage and theft without deductible (via refund)

Half and full day tours:

Basic package   Full package
  • Embalse El Yeso and Maipo Valley (shared)
  • Waterfalls of Petrohué and Osorno Volcano (shared)
  • Tour Chiloé (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
  • Travel insurance
  • Language course
  • Other travel services


Our Prices for your Journey through Chile

Basic Package
Basic Package

Included:

  • Travel service
  • Accommodation
  • Local transport
  • Rental car

Total price per person:

From 2.057,00 €

 

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
  • Rental car
  • Half and full day tours

Total price per person:

From 2.478,00 €

 

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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