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Turkode : AAE
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Exodus Travel
Destinasjoner : Chile
Reisen begynner : Santiago
Reisen slutter : Santiago
Gruppestørrelse : 5 - 16
Aldre : 16+
Aktivitet :
13 dager fra
NOK 49 090

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The best of Chile: Atacama Desert, Lake District and Patagonia

Reiserute

  • Day 1: Start Santiago; city tour
    Clients on the group flight will usually arrive in the morning. A walking tour of the city tour is organised today (approx. 4 hours), visiting the squares and streets of the colonial centre and the Presidential Palace. We also visit San Cristobal Hill, on which a statue of the Virgin Mary stands. The summit of Cerro San Cristobal offers a birds-eye view of Santiago, the Andean Mountains and the Maipo-Valley. Without a doubt the best viewpoint in the city! If there is time we will also see the wealthy suburbs of the ‘Barrio Alto’, an area of elegant shops and first class restaurants. Please note that due to the arrival times of the group flights, the city tour will usually start around 2pm or 2:30pm.  Land Only clients wishing to join the city tour would be advised to be at the hotel around 2pm in order to be collected. Accommodation: Hotel Providencia (or similar)
  • Day 2: Full Day excursion to the enigmatic port city of Valparaiso
    The historic World Heritage city of Valparaíso, or Valpo for short, is Chile’s oldest port and home to the country’s National Congress since democracy was re-established in 1989. The Pacific coast is just a short 1.5 hour drive from Santiago and today’s excursion will give us an interesting insight into Chilean culture. The city’s many hills are covered in a glorious sprawl of multi-coloured houses covering every nook and cranny, creating a spectacular panorama which can be enjoyed from a number of vantage points. Strolling through the streets of Valparaíso is a fascinating experience which enables us to soak up the quirky and bohemian atmosphere, something different to anywhere else in Chile. We’ll visit the UNESCO recognised historic city centre, in addition to the parliamentary building, and the War of the Pacific memorial. Due to the steep terrain in some parts of the city, it is home to numerous funicular lifts which transport residents straight up and down the hillsides rather than them having to zigzag through the maze of buildings. Many of these lifts have fallen into disrepair and sit suspended in time and hidden amid the labyrinth. However, there is a drive to restore as many as possible and we’ll be able to use one of the most iconic functioning lifts on our way to a viewpoint. In the afternoon we will return to our hotel in Santiago. Accommodation: Hotel Providencia (or similar)
  • Day 3: Fly to Calama; to San Pedro de Atacama
    In the morning we fly to Calama near the Atacama Desert where we transfer to our hotel in the town of San Pedro de Atacama. Once we have checked in. the leader will offer a short orientation tour of the town for anyone who wants to join. At dusk we set out to the Valley of the Moon. This bizarre lunar landscape is set ablaze with colour at sunset, the strange rock formations framed by the Lincancabur Volcano. We'll stay until the sun goes down to enjoy the array of colours before returning to San Pedro. Accommodation: Hotel Diego de Almagro (or similar)
  • Day 4: Visit Salar de Atacama & Altiplano lagoons
    Departing our hotel in San Pedro, we will set off towards the Altiplano Lagoons (Lagunas Altiplanicas) and stop en route at the village of Socaire, set at 3218m/10,558ft. The village is noteworthy for its peculiar architecture using rough stonework and the inhabitants here still live by the age-old methods of planting terraced fields with corn, wheat and potatoes. Afterwards, we continue for about another 30km/19miles, climbing an additional 1000m/3,281ft in altitude to reach the highland lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques. The two volcanoes of the same name are visible in the background (almost 6000m/19,686ft high). The twin lagoons are a deep blue, each framed by a white salt crust, which creates a memorable contrast to the yellow highland grass all around. It is completely silent here. Even the duck species that breed here, the foxes, and the grazing vicuñas (a type of camelid), respect the majestic silence. We continue on and visit the Salar de Atacama. A salt lake of huge proportions (3000 sq km/1,158 sq miles), its surface is covered by a thick layer of snow-white salt crystals as far as the eye can see, caused by the evaporation of the lake’s water. The world’s largest lithium deposits are found here, but the salt pan is also home to several flamingo species, including the Andean, Chilean and James flamingo, who feed on the micro-organisms found in the saline lagoons. These beautiful birds and other species can be observed in their natural habitat at the Salar de Atacama’s Chaxa Lagoon, which is part of the Reserva Nacional de los Flamencos. After the excursion we will return to San Pedro. Accommodation: Hotel Diego de Almagro (or similar)
  • Day 5: Excursion to El Tatio geysers; optional night-time astronomy tour
    To experience the El Tatio Geysers we’ll have to get up very early in order to arrive at the geyser field (located over 4300m/14,108ft above sea level) in time for sunrise! The fountains that shoot up to 10m/33ft high occur when the morning sun melts the nightly ice caps that form over the hot springs. The sun’s first rays reflect an array of colours as they mix with boiling jets coming from the geysers to create strong contrasts of steam and light. At around midday we’ll head back to San Pedro for some free time. There is an optional astronomy tour tonight that can be paid for locally but should be booked in advance of departure as availability is limited (Please note that this tour doesn't operate on full moon days and is not recommended 3 days before or after the full moon). Accommodation: Hotel Diego de Almagro (or similar)
  • Day 6: Fly to Puerto Montt; to Puerto Varas on the shore of Lago Llanquihue
    Today we transfer to Calama airport and fly to Santiago and then Puerto Montt, the capital of the Lake District. This is a long travelling day that will likely require an early start depending on the flight schedules. On arrival in the Lake District region we drive for 30 minutes to Puerto Varas on the shores of Lago Llanquihue. Depending on flight arrival time, we can enjoy a brief tour of the 'City of the Roses' as it has come to be called because of the tremendous variety of roses all over town. If we arrive on a later flight unfortunately this will not be possible.  If scheduled to arrive on a later flight, we also recommend buying some food at the airport as you may not have any options on arrival at your hotel. Accommodation: Hotel Park Inn by Radisson (or similar)
  • Day 7: Lago Todos Los Santos boat trip; walk near Osorno Volcano
    We set out this morning for a full day inside the Lake District. We drive along the shore of Lago Llanquihue and enjoy breathtaking views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Our first real stop will be at the Saltos de Petrohue where cooling lava from the Osorno Volcano formed a series of rapids and waterfalls. Together they form an impressive sculpture of extruded volcanic rock shaped by thousands of years of river flow. At Petrohue we board a boat for a short cruise of Lago Todos los Santos (All Saints Lake). The lake is surrounded by high mountains and the lower slopes are thickly forested. As we pull away from the landing and the source of the river Petrohue the view is quickly stolen away by the tremendous size and proximity of snow-capped Osorno Volcano behind us. After our boat tour, we return to Petrohue and take a hike in the lower lava fields of the volcano. We also visit the Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde) before we return towards Puerto Varas in the afternoon. Please note that the order of the itinerary today may change depending on the weather conditions. Accommodation: Hotel Park Inn by Radisson (or similar)
  • Day 8: Fly to Punta Arenas; transfer to Puerto Natales
    After breakfast we transfer to the capital of the Lake District, Puerto Montt, and take a sightseeing tour of the city. Puerto Montt was founded in 1853 by German colonists on the site of an indigenous Mapuche community. Downtown we take time to walk about the main squares and historical monuments. Afterwards we visit the port, where there is a large handicraft market full of artisan goods. Please note that depending on the flight times, this tour might be moved to the previous day instead. We then transfer to the airport to board a flight to Punta Arenas, Patagonia - the southernmost city in Chile. From here we transfer to Puerto Natales where we spend the night. Accommodation: Hostal Francis Drake (or similar)
  • Day 9: Full day excursion to see some of the highlights of Torres del Paine N.P.
    This morning we drive into Torres del Paine National Park for a day of excursions within a spectacular environment. This is a busy day of travelling and walking including unforgettable views of the Towers and the Torres Massif from the 'Cuernos' viewpoint and 'Salto Grande' waterfall. In addition to being introduced to the flora and fauna of the region, today we will also visit 'Laguna Azul' for more breath-taking views. Accommodation: Hotel del Paine (or similar)
  • Day 10: Walking at Lago Grey; free time in Torres del Paine N.P.
    Another day in Torres del Paine National Park, this time to explore the Western highlights including Lake Grey. This deep lake, fed by the glacier of the same name, is filled with icebergs which have splashed down from the massive ice flow. From the hotel, we'll drive to a spot to the south of the lake, then start a short hike by crossing a suspension bridge over the Pingo River. From here the path leads through a Legna forest typical to the area, and continues onward to the tip of the narrow peninsula at the lake’s southern end. This viewpoint offers a spectacular view of the lake with its icebergs, the tongue of Grey Glacier at the far northern end, and the snow-covered mountain peaks soaring above. On the way back a stop is made at the Park Visitors Centre to see an exposition of the origin and history of the park. This afternoon is free to relax at the hotel or enjoy some optional excursions in the area. Accommodation: Hotel del Paine (or similar)
  • Day 11: Optional Grey Glacier navigation; to Puerto Natales
    This morning we have some free time or take part in an optional boat excursion which takes you to the Grey Glacier. For anyone not wanting to take the optional excursion, the leader will accompany you on visits to other areas of Torres del Paine. Afterwards we will regroup and visit the Milodon Cave (entrance fee not included and payee locally approx. US$ 8 per person). Today we will end in Puerto Natales and transfer together to the hotel, arriving around 5.30pm. Accommodation: Hostal Francis Drake (or similar)
  • Day 12: To Punta Arenas; fly to Santiago
    Transfer through the barren Pampa of Patagonia, an impressive road trip as we journey to Punta Arenas airport. We fly back to Santiago (flight times can vary) and enjoy our final evening in Chile. Accommodation: Hotel Providencia (or similar)
  • Day 13: End Santiago
    There is a transfer back to the airport for those on group flights. Those on land only arrangements will leave us in Santiago this morning.

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Viktig Informasjon & destinasjonsvideo

The trip destination
— 12 nights hotels — Travel by internal flights, bus/minibus and boat — Some long distances covered — Easter Island extension available
Food
All breakfasts are included. All areas offer good quality local and international meals. Beef is very popular in Chile, especially steak, and the majority of dishes tend to be quite meaty. In Patagonia, lamb takes over as the most popular meat. There is also delicious, freshly-caught fish and seafood in the areas closer to the coast. Service can be slow in restaurants so do not expect European standards. Vegetarian food is available in many of the restaurants but options may be limited, especially in Patagonia. Please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests.

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TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) STATUS REISE
man, 19 des 2022 / lør, 31 des 2022 NOK 49 090 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 06 feb 2023 / lør, 18 feb 2023 NOK 50 290 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 20 feb 2023 / lør, 04 mar 2023 NOK 50 290 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 06 mar 2023 / lør, 18 mar 2023 NOK 49 090 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 03 apr 2023 / lør, 15 apr 2023 NOK 49 090 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 16 okt 2023 / lør, 28 okt 2023 NOK 49 090 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 06 nov 2023 / lør, 18 nov 2023 NOK 51 485 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 27 nov 2023 / lør, 09 des 2023 NOK 51 485 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 18 des 2023 / lør, 30 des 2023 NOK 51 485 På forespørsel På forespørsel
TILGJENGELIGE DATOER PRIS (1 VOKSEN) PRIS (1 BARN) STATUS REISE
man, 19 des 2022 / lør, 31 des 2022 NOK 49 090 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 06 feb 2023 / lør, 18 feb 2023 NOK 50 290 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 20 feb 2023 / lør, 04 mar 2023 NOK 50 290 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 06 mar 2023 / lør, 18 mar 2023 NOK 49 090 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 03 apr 2023 / lør, 15 apr 2023 NOK 49 090 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 16 okt 2023 / lør, 28 okt 2023 NOK 49 090 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 06 nov 2023 / lør, 18 nov 2023 NOK 51 485 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 27 nov 2023 / lør, 09 des 2023 NOK 51 485 På forespørsel På forespørsel
man, 18 des 2023 / lør, 30 des 2023 NOK 51 485 På forespørsel På forespørsel

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Antall dager 13
Pris fra NOK49,090.00
Destinasjoner Santiago
Turkode AAE
Aktivitet Tema & kulturreiser,Multiaktivtetsreiser,Villmarksopplevelser
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