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Santiago, Lakes District and Patagonia with Pto. Natales and Torres del Paine

Experience
Here's where you're going:
Santiago, Chile
Puerto Varas, Chile
Puerto Natales, Chile
Torres del Paine, Chile

Here's what you'll get:

All Transportation*

(*Flights Priced Separately - see below)
Superb guiding & support each step of the way from experts like
Katia Cornejo

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Pricing

Traveler Quantity23 - 45 - 67 - 10
Price Per Person$2,950.00$2,660.00$2,350.00$2,330.00
Note: Pricing based on double or triple occupancy rooms.
For pricing on traveler quantities not shown above, please contact us.

Local Flight Costs
(in addition to the costs noted above)

$350 per person*
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*Approximate cost. Flight cost only final upon issue of tickets.
Day by Day Itinerary Details
Hotel Category / Style: 4-Star Superior 
Trip ID:
CHI: SCL_VAR_NAT [4 SUP]
Day 1
Itinerary Begins in Santiago
You've arrived - Welcome!
  • Upon arrival to the airport in Santiago (airport code SCL) you will be greeted by your private guide and/or driver holding a sign with your name on it.
  • If you will already be in town today (either by way of another Trip Harvest itinerary which ends in Santiago, or on your own), we can of course meet you there as well to begin this itinerary.
Transfer to Hotel, with Guide
Private - Driver and Guide / Driver-Guide
  • Private transfer (car or van, depending on your party's size) to your selected hotel.
  • Driver and English-speaking guide or Driver-Guide (guide drives the vehicle; this depends on the location and traveler quantity).
  • Your guide will provide you with additional information regarding your trip and will assist you with getting settled-in at your hotel on arrival.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
Day 2
Private Santiago Historic Walking Tour
Explore the city's main sights and impressive history - on foot with your private guide.(Coffee Break)
  • An authentic tour of Santiago with a private guide, exploring the main sights and some of the city's most interesting buildings.
  • You will visit historical buildings, such as the Museo de Bellas Artes, Cerro Santa Lucia, Mercado Central and the Mapocho Station. 
  • You'll also explore contemporary constructions like Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral and MAVI. 
  • Visit the Pre-Colombian Museum, housing a wonderful collection of unique artifacts.
  • Later you will stop by the former National Congress, and continue to the heart of Santiago, its Main Square or "Plaza de Armas", and explore its significant historic buildings that make up the square's surroundings.
  • Finally you'll have a visit to the main commercial district of the city and will return to your hotel.
  • This is a half day tour lasting about 3 hours and is generally done in the morning but can be done any time of day.
Day 3
Transfer to Airport
Private - Driver Only
  • Transfer to the airport with a private vehicle and driver (Spanish-speaking, generally with a basic understanding of English).
  • Domestic travel generally requires arriving 2 hours prior to departure and 3 hours for international.  Your transfer will be scheduled accordingly.
Fly Santiago (SCL) to Puerto Montt (PMC)
Domestic Air Travel - 1h 45m approx.
  • Fly from Santiago (SCL) to Puerto Montt (PMC).
  • Flights for certain bundles must meet specific parameters for arrival times.  If applicable, these are noted below in the local flights section.  We take care of this but it's good be aware of these logistical elements.
Transfer Puerto Montt to Puerto Varas
Private - Driver and Guide
  • Private transfer from Puerto Montt to Puerto Varas (about 45 min. to 1 hour), with drop off at your selected hotel.
  • This transfer is done with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
  • Your guide will assist you with getting settled-in at your hotel on arrival.
 for 3 nights
Day 4
Private Excursion to Lago Todos Los Santos and the Osorno Volcano, including Lunch
Visit places with some of the most stunning views in Chile's Lakes District, with your private guide.(Local Restaurant) Runs from September to April
  • Today you'll take a comprehensive tour of the Puerto Varas area.
  • You'll be picked up in the morning and will be driven up to the ski area of the Osorno Volcano where you can take a ski lift up for panoramic views of the entire region.
  • Later head north to the pristine Lago todos Los Santos for a scenic walk along the lakeshore and lunch at a local restaurant.
  • You'll also make a stop at the Petrohue Waterfalls.
  • Return to Puerto Varas and your hotel in the late afternoon.
  • This is a full day excursion lasting approximately 8 hours.
Day 5
Private Tour to Frutillar
With your private guide, you'll discover and stroll the streets of this picturesque small town in Chile's Lakes District.(Coffee Break)
  • Visit one of the region's most charming small towns with your private guide.
  • You will be picked up from your hotel and will head north along the western edge of Lake Llanquihue, arriving to Puerto Octay after about a 30 minute drive.
  • You will have the chance to make stops along the way to get great photos of the spectacular, remote scenery.
  • Continue north to the town of Frutillar and walk the streets of this German-influenced lakes district town.
  • Stop for a coffee and perhaps a local pastry while you take in the lake and volcano views.
  • This is a half day tour lasting about 4 hours and is generally done in the morning, allowing you free time for lunch and the remainder of the day.
Day 6
Transfer Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt
Private - Driver and Guide
  • Private transfer from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt (about 45 min. to 1 hour), with drop off at the airport.
  • This transfer is done with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
Fly Puerto Montt (PMC) to Punta Arenas (PUQ)
Domestic Air Travel - 2h 10m approx.
  • Fly from Puerto Montt (PMC) to Punta Arenas (PUQ).
  • Flights for certain bundles must meet specific parameters for arrival times.  If applicable, these are noted below in the local flights section.  We take care of this but it's good be aware of these logistical elements.
Transfer Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales
Private - Driver Only
  • Private transfer from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (about a 3 hour drive), with drop off at your selected hotel.
  • This transfer is done with a driver only.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
Day 7
Boat Trip and Excursion to Estancia La Peninsula (Small Group Excursion)
An unforgettable full day excursion departing from the dock in Puerto Natales.(Lunch Included) Runs from October to April
  • Today you have a full day excursion by boat to the La Peninsula Ranch (Estancia) outside of Puerto Natales near O'higgins National Park.
  • You'll be met at your hotel in the morning for transfer to the Puerto Natales Pier.
  • You'll depart Puerto Natales in the morning on the Estancia's boat, heading across the Last Hope sound toward La Peninsula.
  • After about a 45 minute navigation surrounded by picturesque terrain, you'll arrive at Estancia La Peninsula and will be welcomed by the local hosts.
  • The expedition includes a lunch and demonstration of dogs and shearing, an activity at your choice of two hours approx. and round-trip boat trip from Puerto Natales.
  • You can choose from Horseback Riding (some of the best in the region), a 4X4 drive, a guided walk/hike, or relaxing at the Estancia's grounds.
  • Take in the dramatic views and learn about life today and in the past in one of the most remote regions of Patagonia.
  • Enjoy a traditional barbecue lunch and visit different areas of the Estancia.
  • View a demonstration by the resident sheepdogs, as well as sheep-shearing.
  • In the mid-afternoon you'll depart back from Puerto Natales where on arrival you'll be transported back to your hotel for the evening.
  • This is a full day excursion lasting around 8 hours door to door.
  • This is a group excursion done with other travelers.
  • Lunch is included today.
Day 8
Torres del Paine Cuernos Viewpoint and Salto Grande Waterfalls
The majestic Patagonian park, fully flexible with your private guide.(Lunch Included) Runs from September to April
  • Today you'll have a full day excursion to the iconic Torres del Paine National Park. 
  • You'll be picked up by your private guide and will head north, approximately 1 hour, to reach the park's southern entrance.
  • You will have the opportunity to view many of the park's highlight features, including the "Horns" and "Towers" of the Paine Massif.
  • You'll take a short walk to the Cuernos (horns) viewpoint, as well as the viewpoint for the Salto Grande Waterfall.
  • Your guide will help keep the pace comfortable, while allowing you to see as much as possible (there is a lot of driving involved with this excursion but your guide will help break it up with short walks, stops for photographs, lunch, etc).
  • A boxed/picnic lunch (depending on weather conditions) is included with your excursion today.
  • This is a full day excursion lasting approximately 8-10 hours (door to door).
Day 9
Transfer Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas
Private - Driver Only
  • Private transfer from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas (about a 3 hour drive).
  • This transfer is done with a driver only.
  • Modern, safe, air-conditioned vehicle and complementary bottled water for each passenger.
Itinerary Ends / Travel Home or Add-On
  • This marks the completion of this itinerary.
  • If you aren't heading home today, you may want to add another destination to your trip (suggestions can be found in the "Add On" tab in your shopping cart). 
 

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What You Need To Know

What's Included

What's Included and What's Not

The pricing shown above includes all of the following:

  • All accommodations, transportation, guiding, activities and excursions listed in the day by day itinerary description above.
  • Any meals noted as included with booked activities and excursions, as well as breakfast every day at your hotels. 
  • Unless otherwise noted, services are provided in-private, with a driver and/or guide just for you and your traveling companion(s).

The pricing shown above does not include the following:

  • Local or international airfare* (see below), EXCEPT for Galapagos cruises, which do include local flights between mainland Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. 
  • Tips or other gratuities.
  • Travel insurance.

*Upon requesting confirmation of your trip, we'll email you local flight options that perfectly match the trip itinerary(ies) that you've selected. During the booking process, you'll have the option to request an international flight quote as well if you would like that quoted as well. You're not required to purchase any flights through us, but it's important to be aware of the logistical notes (necessary arrival and departure times) for local flights on your trip.

For additional information, please refer to our full Terms & Conditions here.

Local Flight Information

Any local flights as well as recommended arrival/departure times related to this itinerary will be shown here.
If you're combining itineraries, the local flight tool in the shopping cart will display local flights based on the combinations you've selected.
We'll assist with your local flights, but it's good to be aware of these logistical elements as you begin making arrangements for your trip.
Day 3
Depart
SCL
Arrive
PMC
Day 6
Depart
PMC
Arrive
PUQ
before
20:00
Day 9
Depart
PUQ
after
08:00
Arrive
SCL

F.A.Q.

Are your trips group trips or private trips?

Answer: 

Any arrangements made through us are for 

you and your traveling companions only.  We do include certain excursions and activities in various destinations that are run on a group basis (like boat rides to view glaciers, or biking with wine tasting, for example) and these are noted in the itinerary details, but your trip is unique and yours alone.

Do you book my flights or do I have to do that myself?

Answer: 

We'll always send you a quote for any local fli

ghts needed for your trip (and international flights as well, upon request), but it's not a requirement that you book flights through us.

Once you've added a bundle to your trip request, you'll have the chance to see some current local flight options via our tool, but it's a good idea to wait until we email you your trip confirmation before booking local flights.

What guides do you work with?

Answer: 

We work with exceptional, top local guides in e

very country and destination that we offer.  Our guides are locals who have intimate knowledge of the areas and activities they are guiding, and a large majority have extensive experience in the industry as well as studies in the tourism field.  All guides speak excellent English.  Guides are employees of our local partner companies (read more about them here), adding to the level of support behind your trip from start to finish.

What is the transportation like?

Answer: 

Transportation to and from airports and hotels

is always private (a car, minivan or van just for you and your traveling companions, depending on the number).  Transportation during excursions or activities is generally done in private, except during excursions noted as "small group" or "shared".  You'll never find yourself on a large tour bus with us.
 

Do you have any certifications or accreditations?

Answer: 

Yes, we are a Registered Seller of Travel in th

e state of California and are an IATA/IATAN accredited company.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Answer: 

We don't sell travel insurance directly. 

We work with a company called Allianz.  Follow the link below to visit their site for a quote, or to speak with a representative. Allianz Travel Insurance

Do I need a passport and/or visa to travel?

Answer: 

All visitors must have a valid passport to ente

r and proof of onward passage. Your passport should be valid for at least six months after your departure date.

Is your company insured?

Answer: 

Yes.

We carry a $1 million professional liability, errors and ommissions insurance policy.

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When to Go

Santiago, Chile
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Puerto Varas, Chile
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Puerto Natales, Chile
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