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Santiago, Lakes and Volcanoes - Air: 11 Days / 10 Nights ( EKA012 )



Santiago, Lakes and Volcanoes - Air: 11 Days / 10 Nights ( EKA012 )

Visit Santiago, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso then south to Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas, frutillar, Chiloe and a final view of the Puyehue Hot Springs before returning to Santiago

  • Day 1: Santiago, Chile's Capital
    Arrival in Santiago.
    Reception at the Airport and transfer to selected hotel for accommodations with breakfast.
  • Day 2: Santiago City Tour
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Departure from your hotel to visit the Civic Centre, the Presidential Palace La Moneda built in 1846, Main Square, the Cathedral, Post Office and downtown, continuing to B. O”Higgins Ave.and the old residential areas including the Club Hipico Race Track and O”Higgins Park. Tour proceeds through Club de la Union Building, Universidad de Chile and Santa Lucía hill where the city was founded (1541).Visit to Bellavista area, full of nice Cafes and Restaurants, Theaters etc, and going up the San Cristobal hill to obtnain the best views of Santiago.
    Free time for pictures and continue visiting the new residential areas of Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia.
    Return to your hotel.
    Balance of the day for leisure.
    Free time for pictures and continue visiting the new residential areas of Las Condes, Vitacura and Providencia.
    Return to your hotel.
  • Day 3: Santiago - Viña Del Mar & Valparaiso
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    The excursion starts travelling through the green and fertile valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca, towards Valparaiso, a picturesque harbour located by the Pacific Ocean. The ride includes a tour through the narrow avenues of the port, The Plaza Sotomayor in front of the Pratt wharf. The Artilleria funicular, dated since 1898, one of the oldest means of transportation in use, that will allow a most spectacular sightseeing of the bay together with the remarkable architecture of the old houses built on the hills that surround the port.
    Taking the route by the sea, tour proceeds to Viña del Mar, a summer resort also called Ciudad Jardin, due to the beauty of its parks and meadows.
    Quinta Vergara Park is an excellent example, with its long promenades and exotic trees. Then, tour continues to the traditional Vergara square and proceeds to the heart of the city through beautiful and shaded tree avenues.
    Lunch at local restaurant in front of the sea (not included)
    After lunch tour continues visiting other main attractions of Viña del Mar and finally, a drive along the coast bordering the fashionable beaches of Las Salinas and Reñaca.
    Return to Santiago and your hotel.
  • Day 4: Santiago - Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Transfer to airport and board flight to Puerto Montt.
    Reception and transfer to selected hotel, accommodations and breakfast.
    Departure for a Panoramic City Tour starting in the downtown areas of Puerto Montt, visiting the Plaza de Armas - Main Square - and the Cathedral. Stopover at the Mirador and have a most beautiful view of Seno de Reloncavi, the Bay and the City, to continue afterwards to Pelluco beach.
    Tour then proceeds to the area of Chiquihue, stopping at Angelmo, a very typical port of this area of the country, including a most attractive street markef, offering a wide variety of local handicrafts.
    Then, tour goes to Puerto Varas, also known as the City of the Roses, due to the rose gardens that decorate the streets, and visiting the central and lake shore areas.
    The last point of interest of the tour is the visit to the local church, Jesuits Order Church, having the LLanquihue Lake and the Osorno Volcano as a backdrop.
  • Day 5: Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas - Frutillar
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Early morning departs from the hotel visiting Frutillar and Puerto Varas and the industrial centre of Llanquihue, passing the “Unseren Ahmen” monument in honor of the German immigrants. We continue to the beautiful city of Frutillar (a village founded by German immigrants) on Lake Llanquihue, which has mantained the charm of the cities and inhabitants of southern Germany. The volcano Osorno and Calbuco as a backdrop Lunch will be served in a typical restaurant in front of the lake and enjoying a most beautiful landscape.
    Return to your hotel.
  • Day 6: Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas - Ancud - Chiloe Island
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    This day passengers are invited to another full day tour to visit the city of Ancud, located south Puerto Montt in the Chiloe Island, the gateway to the Chilean fjords. The exciting crossing of the Chacao channel takes about half an hour and continue to the city of Ancud, founded in 1768 and the last Spanish Fortress, continuinig the visit the main square and the Blue Museum of the Island, that hosts the Island mythology and history.
    The tour continues along the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the fortress of San Antonio. Later, climb the Huaihuen Hill (soft walk) from wich the beautiful panoramic view of the city and the bay can be enjoyed. Lunch will be served at a typical restaurant.
    Free time in the city and return to your hotel.
  • Day 7: Puerto Montt/puerto Varas - Petrohue - Esmeralda Lake
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Departure from your hotel towards Petrohue continuing along the coast way to Puerto Varas and connect the V. Perez Rosales International highway skirting the Llanquihue lake, offering an outstanding panorama with the snowcapped Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes and a fantastic wildlife, passing by Rio Pescado, Rio Blanco and Ensenada and entering into the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, including a visit to the Water falls. (Entrance fees are not included Tour continues to lake Todos los Santos or Emerald, due to the green blue color of its waters surrounded by the mountains and volcanoes.
    Lunch will be served in a local and nice restaurant in Ensenada.
    Free time to enjoy the area and relax.
    Return to your hotel.
  • Day 8: Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas - Puyehue Hotsprings
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Early morning departure for a full day to Puyehue Village, located north of Puerto Montt, visiting the Entre Lagos village, continuing towards Aguas Calientes area, to enjoy a magnificent view of the thermal waters that emerge forming several natural pools and free time to enjoy of the thermal water pools or mud baths (entrance fees and pool services are not included). Tour proceeds to Entre Lagos village where lunch is served.
    After lunch, return to your hotel.
  • Day 9: Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas - Santiago
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Transfer to airport and board flight with destination Santiago.
    Reception and transfer to selected hotel for accommodations and breakfast.
  • Day 10: Santiago
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Day at leisure to explore the city and/or optional tours.
  • Day 11: Santiago
    Breakfast at your hotel.
    Transfer to the airport in time to board your next flight.
Santiago, Lakes and Volcanoes - Air: 11 Days / 10 Nights (EKA012)


 









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