BEST OF CHILE

Cultural tour of Chile

Chile is squeezed between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, boasting a unique 4,300-kilometer-long coastal strip. The country offers an extremely rich and original natural beauty, uniting the driest desert in the world, abundant forests, and fantastic glaciers and fjords. The European influence is noticeable in the local architecture and culture.

Tour Information
Tour Duration : 11 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : 12/16 persons
Tour Price (From) : US$ 3295
Includes international air
Day 01: Arrive Santiago de Chile
 
Day 02: Santiago de Chile
(B)
Day 03: Santiago de Chile/Puerto Montt (Flight)/Puerto Varas (Drive)
(B)
Day 04: Puerto Varas
(B, L)
Day 05: Puerto Varas
(B)
Day 06: Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt (Drive)/Punta Arenas (Flight)
(B)
Day 07: Punta Arenas/Torres del Pain National Park (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 08: Torres del Pain National Park
(B, L, D)
Day 09: Torres del Paine National Park
(B, L, D)
Day 10: Torres del Paine National Park/Punta Arenas (Drive)/Santiago de Chile (Flight)
(B)
Day 11: Depart Santiago de Chile
(B)

* Please contact us for programs of Chile combines with other countries in South America.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Santiago de Chile

Arrival in Santiago and transfer to the hotel.  Santiago de Chile is a city of contrasts. Traces of its colonial past mix with the ultramodern, high-rise buildings of the financial center. This tour offers the opportunity to see this eclectic mix for ourselves. Begin by heading south through the downtown area, to get to the heart of the city. From here, we head along the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colorful main avenue, where we’ll see some important iconic constructions such as the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill, site of Santiago’s foundation in 1541. Continue towards the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Very close to here is the famous Central Market, the main market for fresh fish and seafood. This interesting building dating back to the end of the 19th century is a steel construction, built in London and brought to Chile by ship. Afterwards, cross the Mapocho River to reach the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to the San Cristobal Hill. From one of the hill’s viewpoints, enjoy the finest views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. To round off the tour, pass through the modern residential areas of the city with their daring architecture en route to our hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Principado Express/Hotel Marina Las Condes (both for 2020), Santiago de Chile (2 nights)

Day 02: Santiago de Chile

Day free to enjoy the cultural highlights of the city on your own. Or, book additional optional tour for an extra charge. (B)

Day 03: Santiago de Chile/Puerto Montt (Flight)/Puerto Varas (Drive)

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Puerto Montt (cost not included). Arrival and transfer to hotel in Puerto Varas. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Cabanas del Lago, Puerto Varas (3 nights) (B)

Day 04: Puerto Varas

One adventure we must experience in Chile is sailing on the wonderful Todos los Santos Lake, with its emerald colored waters and surrounding forests. First, visit the world renowned Petrohué Waterfalls, flowing into a river that runs through beautiful rock formations. Also discover Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants, which is on the route of the famous Andean Crossing.  After visiting the Petrohué Waterfalls, enjoy a two-hour boat trip on Todos los Santos Lake, taking in the views of the majestic Osorno, Puntiagudo and Tronador volcanoes. In Peulla, we can choose to take part in a large variety of activities such as canopying, horse riding and a 4x4 safari, all in a stunning setting that will take your breath away. Afterwards we are transferred back to our hotel. (B, L)

Day 05: Puerto Varas

Day at leisure or book additional optional tour for an extra charge. (B)

Day 06: Puerto Varas/Puerto Montt (Drive)/Punta Arenas (Flight)

Transfer from the hotel in Puerto Varas to the airport in Puerto Montt. En route, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Puerto Montt, which was founded by German settlers in 1852. The influence of these settlers still remains in the style of the wooden houses. Pass along the „Costanera“ Avenue and continue to the observation point for a beautiful view of the city, Reloncavi Bay, Tenglo Island and the channels. Afterwards, journey through the town’s center with its typical square and its cathedral, the oldest building in the region. We also visit Angelmó, the traditional fish and seafood market in the port. At the end of our tour, we will be transferred to the airport for our flight to Punta Arenas (cost not included). Arrival at the airport of Punta Arenas and transfer to our hotel.

Overnight: Hotel Rey Don Felipe/Hotel Cabo de Hornos, Punta Arenas (1 night) (B)

Day 07: Punta Arenas/Torres del Pain National Park (Drive)

(2019) In the morning, enjoy a half-day city tour of Punta Arenas, the southernmost continental town of South America, founded in 1848 at the shores of the Magellan Strait. Begin heading uphill along Avenida Independencia, seeing many monuments that were placed here. After 10 minutes, we reach Cerro La Cruz, a vantage point offering a sweeping view of Punta Arenas’ colorful roofs, the Straits of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego Island in the background.  Afterwards return back to our hotel.  At around 13:30 hrs, we will be picked-up from our hotel by a vehicle (without guide) from the Hotel Rio Serrano which drives us right into the spectacular National Park Torres del Paine, passing through the wideness of the Patagonian steppe with its huge sheep farms and beech woods, contrasting with the mostly unadorned landscape. We arrive at the hotel in the evening and enjoy dinner here.

Overnight: (2019) Hotel Rio Serrano, Torres del Pain National Park (3 nights) (B, D)

(2020) Today starts the All-Inclusive package in Torres del Paine National Park! The hotel Las Torres, with its All-Inclusive program, allows you to enjoy the park from the hotel, which is located on a private ranch inside one of the most beautiful and moving places on the planet. The package starts with a transfer on shared basis from your hotel in Punta Arenas to the airport, where additional passengers will be picked-up. You will then continue to the Cerro Negro Ranch.

**Remark: the transfer hotel – airport takes place together with other passengers with English speaking assistance (on the way to the airport additional guests will be picked-up from different hotels). From the airport to the ranch the transfer takes place with Spanish speaking driver only. The exact pick-up time at the hotel in Punta Arenas will be informed the day before.

The Cerro Negro Ranch is a typical Patagonia ranch, where the guests get the chance to enjoy an authentic sheepdog and sheep shearing show. Afterwards, Patagonian lamb will be served for lunch. After the visit you will continue to the Torres del Paine National Park.

**Remark: the transfer takes place together with other passengers and a Spanish speaking driver (without guide). The activities in the ranch take place with English speaking assistance.

Arrival at the hotel around 1600 hrs. Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: (2020) Hotel Las Torres, Torres del Pain National Park (3 nights) (B, D)

Day 08: Torres del Pain National Park

(2019) Enjoy the all-inclusive program package of the Hotel Rio Serrano. All excursions are shared with other guests of the hotel. (B, L, D)

The package includes:
  • Welcome drink
  • All meals (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Entry fees to National Park Torres del Paine
  • Bilingual staff guided excursions (according to calendar and climatic conditions)
  • Open Bar (except Premium Liqueurs, wines and premium beers)
  • WIFI in rooms and common areas
  • Access to spa with heated pool (Starting in November)
  • 35% discount on massage services
The package does not include:
  • Liquors, wines and premium beers with values above 6000 Pesos chilenos
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Phone calls
List of possible excursions:
  • Full day excursion Paine
  • Full day Trekking Las Torres Base
  • Full day Trekking Chacabuco Cordon
  • Half day Trekking Mount Ferrier Viewpoint
  • Half Day Trekking Grey Beach
  • Half day Trekking Pingo Valley
  • Half day Trekking Salto Serrano
  • Half day Trekking Hidden Lagoon
  • Half day Trekking Condor Viewpoint
  • Half day Trekking Cuernos Viewpoint
  • Half day Trekking Aonikenk
  • Half day Trekking Sarmiento Beach
  • Half day Nutria River Horseback riding

Important note: All excursions are subject to changes and may vary due to climatic conditions depending on the particular day

(2020) Enjoy the all-inclusive program package of the Hotel Las Torres.  All excursions are shared with other guests of the hotel. (B, L, D)

The package includes:
  • Welcome drink
  • All meals (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Entry fees to National Park Torres del Paine
  • Bilingual staff guided excursions (according to calendar and climatic conditions)
  • Open Bar (except Premium Liqueurs, wines and premium beers)
  • WIFI in rooms and common areas
  • 20% discount in the spa
The package does not include:
  • Liquors, wines and premium beers
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Phone calls

Day 09: Torres del Paine National Park

(2019) Enjoy the all-inclusive program package of the Hotel Rio Serrano. All excursions are shared with other guests of the hotel. (B, L, D)

(2020) Enjoy the all-inclusive program package of the Hotel Las Torres. All excursions are shared with other guests of the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Torres del Paine National Park/Punta Arenas (Drive)/Santiago de Chile (Flight)

(2019) Early in the morning, the transfer vehicle from the Hotel Rio Serrano will drive us (without guide) back to Punta Arenas to the airport for our return flight to Santiago. Arrival in Santiago and transfer to our hotel.

(2020) Early in the morning, the transfer vehicle from Hotel Las Torres will drive us (without guide) back to Punta Arenas to the airport for our return flight to Santiago (flight not included). Arrival in Santiago and transfer to our hotel.

Overnight: (2019) Hotel Providencia/Hotel Principipado Express/Hotel Atton Vitacura/Hotel Marina Las Condes, Santiago de Chile (1 night) (B)

Overnight: (2020) Hotel Principado Express/Hotel Marina Las Condes (both for 2020), Santiago de Chile (1 night) (B)

Day 11: Depart Santiago de Chile

Check out by 1100 hrs. After our riveting journey through Chile, we are transferred to the airport for our departure flight. (B)

* Please contact us for programs of Chile combines with other countries in South America.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2019

Jan 21; Mar 04; Sep 23; Oct 28; Nov 25

2020

Jan 20; Feb 24; Mar 16; Sep 28; Oct 12 & 26; Nov 23

Tour Price

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Hotel Category Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2019
Option 1 US$ 3295 • CA$ 4449 US$ 920 • CA$ 1242
Option 2 US$ 3490 • CA$ 4712 US$ 1160 • CA$ 1566
Hotel Category Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2020 (From Jan until Mar)
Option 1 US$ 3580 • CA$ 4833 US$ 1025 • CA$ 1384
Option 2 US$ 3895 • CA$ 5259 US$ 1195 • CA$ 1614
2020 (From Sep until Dec)
Option 1 US$ 3850 • CA$ 5198 US$ 1125 • CA$ 1519
Option 2 US$ 4185 • CA$ 5650 US$ 1295 • CA$ 1749


Hotels below or similar for Option 1 (3-Star) & Option 2 (4-Star)

City Option 1 Option 2
Santiago de Chile
(3 Nights)
Hotel Principado Express Hotel Marina Las Condes
Puerto Varas
(3 Nights)
Hotel Cabana del Lago Hotel Cabana del Lago
Punta Arenas
(1 Night)
Hotel Rey Don Felipe Hotel Cabo de Hornos
Torres del Pain National Park
(3 Nights)
Hotel Las Torres Hotel Las Torres

Notes

Please contact us for programs of Chile combined with other countries in South America



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 17 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers on seat-in-coach basis
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
Not Included
  • International airfares
  • Domestic airfares (within tour itinerary from US$ 660)
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Estimated International Airfare
(International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1400

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1400

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1300

USA(East Coast)
US$ 1300

Participants

(2019) This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 16 participants
(2020) This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 12 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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