Lakes & Patagonia Escape

Santiago · Puerto Varas · Puerto Natales · Torres del Paine

A nine day tour of Chile's natural, cultural and culinary highlights. Sample fine wines in bustling Santiago, explore local life in picturesque villages, and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Torres del Paine and Osorno Volcano. Bring your sense of adventure and don't forget your camera – you're set for the trip of a lifetime!

This itinerary is fully customisable: days, hotels and activities can be adjusted on request. A Chimu Adventures advisor will be happy to help – get in touch for more information now.

Days

9

From only

$1,999 pp

  • Private tour
  • Flexible departure dates
  • Fully guided excursions
  • Customisable itinerary – change days and activities as required
  • Hassle-free logistics and transfers
  • Quality assured hotels
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Itinerary

What you'll do and see

Santiago

Day 1

Santiago

Santiago is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city: the most modern in South America, and one of the continent's cultural centres.

A Chimu representative will meet you at arrivals for a private transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you might have some time to explore the city and its excellent dining (and local wines!) Your guide will be happy to offer some recommendations.

Otherwise simply relax, unwind and enjoy the comfort of your hotel. Welcome to Chile!

Hotel Montecarlo

Hotel Montecarlo

Located in the historic Lastarria district in the heart of Santiago, Hotel Montecarlo offers panoramic views of Cerro Santa Lucia Park, modern rooms and a friendly welcome. There is an excellent restaurant on-site, or the hotel's multilingual staff will be happy to offer alternative recommendations.

Santiago - Puerto Varas

Day 2

Santiago - Puerto Varas

After breakfast you'll be collected from your hotel for a private transfer to the airport and your connecting flight to Puerto Varas.

Puerto Varas, 'the city of roses', lies at the southern end of the Chilean Lake District, on the shore of Lake Llanquihue in the shadow of the snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes.

Upon arrival you'll be whizzed to your hotel and enjoy some free time to explore the historic town.

Includes: breakfast
Bellavista Hotel

Bellavista Hotel

Bellavista hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Puerto Varas, surrounded by excellent restaurants, cafes and bars. All rooms have a view of Llanquihue lake and the volcano.

 Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas Tour

Day 3

Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas Tour

After breakfast in your hotel you'll be collected by your guide, starting at Puerto Montt, capital of the region. You'll visit the historic main square, the commercial and harbour zone, and the central market.

Continuing down the Pan-American Highway you'll return to Puerto Varas and visit the city's churches, main square and various other sites of historic interest.

Includes: breakfast
Osorno Volcano

Day 4

Osorno Volcano

Enjoy a full-day visit to Osorno Volcano, on the far shore of Lake Llanquihue. Despite its low altitude, the upper slopes of the volcano are covered in glaciers. With 360 degree views of the surrounding lake district, the scenery from the top is truly spectacular. Take a short hike around the summit and visit the ski centre (it's possible to extend your trip to include some ski time – speak to a Chimu Adventures travel specialist for more information.)

Includes: breakfast, lunch
Puerto Varas - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

Day 5

Puerto Varas - Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

After breakfast you'll take a private transfer back to the airport for the connection to Puerto Natales via Punta Arenas. 

Puerto Natales sits on the shores of Seno Última Esperanza in Chilean Patagonia, with striking views across the mountains and an important location as gateway to Torres del Paine National Park.

Spend the rest of the day relaxing in your hotel and enjoying the spectacular scenery.

Includes: breakfast
Natalino Hotel Patagonia

Natalino Hotel Patagonia

The Natalino Hotel is a pioneer brand in Patagonia, offering modern, comfortable rooms along with a swimming pool, gym, massage room and a great on-site restaurant.

 Puerto Natales

Day 6

Puerto Natales

Spend a free day exploring Puerto Natales at your leisure. As well as being the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales is an interesting and historic town in its own right with various museums and natural monuments to explore.

Otherwise take an optional biking, horseback or kayaking excursion – speak to a Chimu Adventures advisor for more information.

Includes: breakfast
Torres Del Paine National Park

Day 7

Torres Del Paine National Park

Enjoy a full-day guided tour of Torres del Paine, one of the most beautiful national parks, renowned for its dramatic formations, varied wildlife and adventure activities.

You'll depart early from your hotel in Puerto Natales, stopping at Milodon Cave and the village of Castillo en route to the park. In the park you'll see Salto Grande, a relatively small but incredibly powerful waterfall fed by the glacial melt waters, before stopping for lunch. From here it’s on to Lake Grey and the Glacier Grey before heading back to Puerto Natales.

Along the way, enjoy incredible views of Lakes Sarmiento, Nordenskjold, Pehoé, Amarga and the mountains of the Paine massif like Torres, Cuernos and Paine Grande.

Includes: breakfast, lunch

Day 8

Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas - Santiago

After breakfast you'll take a private transfer back to the airport for your connection to Santiago.

From here you'll connect to your onwards destination in Chile, Argentina or for your flight home. 

More time? Speak to a Chimu Adventures advisor for ideas on how to extend your trip or adjust this itinerary.

Includes: breakfast

What people are saying

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Lorna Downey
01/01/2018

We have now returned from our truly amazing trip to Chile and would like to send a very big thank you to all at Chimu Adventures who made the wonderful experience possible. Accommodation, flights, meals, tours (and even the weather) were perfect in every way. 

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Nina and Tony
01/12/2017

We want to thank you and your company for the amazing holiday package you planned for us.Your team over in South America were outstanding. We were made to feel very welcome and safe everywhere we went.It was so reassuring to see a smiling face holding  our name on a board at every stop. 

Lakes & Patagonia Escape

What's included & what's not included

Included Accommodation

Eight nights in quality-assured, carefully selected hotels. Hotel classes can be upgraded on request – speak to a Chimu Adventures advisor for more details.

Included Guide

Guided excursions with an expert, multi-lingual and experienced travel guide.

Included Meals

All hotel breakfasts, plus any additional meals as specified.

Included Transport

All airport-hotel transfers with a private driver, in comfortable cars or minivans.

Included Flights

All internal flights are included in the price.

Days

9

From only

$1,999 pp

  • Private tour
  • Flexible departure dates
  • Fully guided excursions
  • Customisable itinerary – change days and activities as required
  • Hassle-free logistics and transfers
  • Quality assured hotels
This tour is operated by