8D/7N INFINITE PATAGONIA Santiago, Puerto Varas & Puerto Natales
This trip invites you to discover the main aspects of the central zone of the country. Santiago and its development over the years from different perspectives. Including its classic highlights and our main port city, Valparaíso. Where the biggest firework show on the country takes places each new year.
Located 1000 km approx. from Santiago, you will visit “Puerto Varas” in Lake District. Here you will discover the German heritage that our country keeps alive. You also will have the chance to visit the first national park in Chile, Vicente Pérez Rosales. Where you will enjoy the Petrohue Waterfalls.
Continue travelling to the south of Chile to visit our beloved Patagonia. A place where every landscape seems a professional photo. Enjoy day trip to Torres del Paine national park with its main attractions like Milodon Cave and Nordenskjold lake viewpoint.Request Itinerary
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Santiago City tour
Welcome to Chile!
Upon your arrival to Santiago airport. Condor Travel’s staff will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Please look for the sign with your name on it.
Dynamic and cosmopolitan Santiago is a vital and versatile city. Home to many events showcasing the very best of Chilean culture, it also hosts superb international festivals of sound, flavor, and color. The Chilean capital breathes new life into all its visitors!
The city’s diversity shines through in its many contrasting neighborhoods. Set out to explore the city streets and you will discover beautiful and original art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets, as well as a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Night owls can enjoy a taste of lively Latino nightlife in hip Bellavista!
Tour de medio día por Santiago.
Described by the international media as a surprising destination, Santiago stands out for being a cosmopolitan and modern city that perfectly combines its traditions with a modern outlook. The tour will take you to visit the heart of the city and its emblematic sites such as the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, Santiago’s Central Postal Office and its Municipality. We will also visit the Moneda Palace, which is the government’s headquarters as well as the traditional neighborhoods of the historic city center. The tour also includes a visit to the Santa Lucia hill, named Huelén by the natives. It is a real urban oasis in the center of the city. There we will learn more about Chile’s history and enjoy some of the best views in the city. After knowing Santiago, we will arrive to Barrio Lastarria, famous by it cultural, inherited and gastronomical offer. The second part of the tour will take you to the eastern side of the city, to the financial heart of Santiago, known for its modern buildings, impressive glass skyscrapers and its impressive sculptures designed by prominent national architects. There, you will see exactly why this area is known as “Sanhattan” among the locals.
Overnight at Santiago.
Day 2: Full day tour Valparaíso & Viña del Mar
Known as the “Garden City”, for originally being surrounded by largely green areas and for now preserving its extensive and beautiful urban gardens, with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, Viña del Mar is undoubtedly one of Chile’s unmissable destinations. Viña del Mar stands out for its beautiful architecture, its impressive palaces and famous Flower Clock, photographed by tourists from all over the world. During the tour, you will have the option to have lunch in one of the numerous restaurants in the city, with a variety of delicious sea food on offer. We will travel along the sea front, and enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean, before arriving at the most important ports in Chile; Valparaiso. It was listed as a Unesco World Heritage site thanks to its colorful beauty and the uniqueness of its location on the hills, which create a natural Amphitheatre with the ocean as its stage. We will visit Cerro Alegre, where you can truly appreciate the magic of the city, with its picturesque funiculars, multi-colored neighborhoods and unforgettable sea views. We will then head to the Sotomayor Square, to see the Monument of the Heroes of Iquique. Once in the port, there will be the option to take a boat out around Valparaíso’s bay to enjoy the views of the colorful hills from a different perspective.
Overnight at Santiago.
Day 3: Santiago, Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas
After breakfast, get ready for flying to Puerto Montt. A private transfer will take you to the airport on time.
After landing at Puerto Montt, our staff will escort you to your hotel at Puerto Varas.
Located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas is one of the most beautiful cities in Chile. With a clear German influence, it has been a tourist city since its birth in the XIXth century. It offers a beautiful landscape, good hotel and gastronomic infrastructure, a modern casino, a lake beach, and several outdoor activities during the summer.
Half day tour at Frutillar
Discover this charming lakeside destination, with a landscape formed by the Llanquihue Lake and several stunning volcanoes. You can see the influence of the German settlers, with the spectacular old cottages, many converted into guest houses, the delicious Bavarian gastronomy as well as the kuchens and apple strudel sweets. Located on the eastern bank of Llanquihue Lake, Frutillar charms visitors with its beauty all year round.
On our tour, we will take a rural road used by the local farmers, where we can see the agriculture and the cattle which are so common to the region. You will also discover another reason to fall in love with Frutillar – the Teatro del Lago.
Overnight at Puerto Varas.
Day 4: Full day tour Osorno and Petrohué waterfalls.
A lake originating from a glacier and an active volcano, famous for its perfectly shaped crater, are two of the attractions you can see with this package. The tour starts on the southern shores of the Llanquihue Lake, where you will learn about the German settlers and agriculture in the zone. Once in the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, you will be able to enjoy the imposing Petrohué Waterfalls, which stun visitors with their turquoise waters. From there, we will go on to the origin of the Petrohué River, Todos los Santos Lake, where we will visit some of its sleepy beaches.
By then, we will be at the foot of the Osorno Volcano to enjoy a lunch in the village of Ensenada, before continuing up to the ski resort on the volcano. On route, you will be stunned by the panoramic views of the Petrohué River valley and the beautiful Llanquihue Lake.
Overnight at Puerto Varas.
Day 5: Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas & Puerto Natales
Based on your flight schedule, we will take you to Puerto Montt Airport. Get ready for flying to Punta Arenas.
Upon your arrival to Punta Arenas, get your luggage and then, get close to the bus station, where your bus will pick you up. After reaching Puerto Natales, our staff will escort you to your hotel.
Puerto Natales is the gateway to the Torres del Paine National Park and outdoor adventure in the Patagonia region. The small town is located on the Señoret Channel along a scenic fjord, set against the dramatic backdrop of the southernmost peaks of the Andes. As a tourist hub, you’ll be able to find great food, supplies, and more to fuel up for your trek, along with local attractions to explore.
Overnight at Puerto Natales.
Day 6: Torres del Paine National Park & Milodon Cave (Full day tour)
The excursion begins visiting the Milodon Cave, a natural monument located on Benitez Hill, 25 kilometers from Puerto Natales, where in 1895 were found remains of extinct animals like Sabre Toothed Tiger, American Horse and a large mammal known as Milodon. It is necessary to walk for half an hour to go into the cave and observe the stalactites, places where the remains were found and a replica of Milodon. The excursion continues bordering different lakes such as Sofía, Porteño and Toro toward the park, which is a biosphere reserve founded in 1959 with a surface over 242.000 hectares. Here the landscape changes drastically becoming unforgettable due its dozen lakes populated by marine birds, and in the background granite picks dominating the area. Turquoise lakes, waterfalls and mountains covered by ice are the predominant landscape inside the park. The trip continues with a walk on the shores of Grey Lake, where blue icebergs can be seen, and in the background the vast Grey glacier. After lunch a walk for 15 minutes into the park is necessary toward the Waterfall (Salto Grande), which is communicating two big lakes inside the park; Nordenskjold and Pehoe Lakes. The road takes us to the Nordenskjold look out and bordering Sarmiento Lake finally arriving in Laguna Amarga, from where we will have a panoramic view of the three “Towers of Paine”, always depending on the weather conditions.
Once we leave the park you will be able to enjoy the most diverse landscapes, such as, the magellanic deciduous forest and the vast Patagonian steppe dominated by the wind and aridity. On the way is possible to find two species members of the local fauna: the Patagonian guanaco, South American camel and relative of Llama, and the endemic lesser Rhea (Ñandu), relative of the African Ostrich. Before arriving in Puerto Natales we will observe the little village of Cerro Castillo and Figueroa Lake.
Overnight at Puerto Natales.
Day 7: Day at leisure at Puerto Natales
Today you will have the chance to visit the Patagonia on your own. However, we still want to suggest a navigation during the day to the national park, Bernardo Ohiggins. Below you will see more details about it. – Tour not included.
Depart from hotel to pier (walking distance), your local guide will assist you with check in for navigation. Once you embark, the SIB navigation into Última Esperanza Fjord towards Bernardo O’Higgings National Park begins. The destinations are Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. During the voyage the history of Puerto Natales is narrated (Frigorífico Bories National History Monument) and we will head then to Condores Cascade and cliffs.
The voyage continues to Balmaceda Mount, where you will see the Glacier. We then continue along the route and disembark at Puerto Toro to begin a walk through a native forest of coigües, ñirres and ciruelillos until almost reaching the Serrano Glacier wall. Once on the vessel, you will enjoy an aperitif with ice taken from the glacier.
On our way back, you will enjoy the typical spit-roasted lamb at Consuelo ranch. After witnessing a unique, wild and unspoiled landscape, you will complete the navigation anchoring in Puerto Natales.
Alojamiento en Puerto Natales.
Day 8: Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas
Today we will take you to the bus station. Where you will begin your trip back to Punta Arenas. Remember that the bus has an-stop at the airport. Mention it when they reconfirm your final destination.
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