Latin American Journey

Best of Chile

8 days / 7nights Santiago de Chile, Puerto Montt, Frutillar
and Torres del Paine National Park

  • Arrival In Santiago.

Day 1 - Saturday - Santiago

Arrival In Santiago. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel. Afternoon City Tour of Santiago de Chile - This tour includes visits to the posh residential areas of Providencia and Las Condes, one of South America's most beautiful racetracks, Club Hípico, as well as Santiago's historic Santa Lucía Hill and the Cousiño Palace.
Optional Typical Show and Dinner at Bali-Hai - Adventure, entertainment and Chilean cuisine await you in tonight's tour to Bali-Hai, a charming restaurant with a tropical island decor. Experience Chile's diverse cultural heritage as you enjoy a folkloric show with dances and colorful costumes from the Northern, Central and Southern regions as well as the exotic rhythms of Easter Island.

  • Flight - Santiago.

Day 2 - Sunday - Santiago / Puerto Montt

American breakfast at your hotel. Flight - Santiago / Puerto Montt, upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering.
Tour to Frutillar - Located by the Llanquihue Lake and with a spectacular view of the Osorno volcano, Frutillar is a charming German style village, housing the most complete museum in the area, which exhibits samples and relics from the German pioneers who colonized the region.

  • Full Day Tour to Petrohue Falls and Peulla.

Day 3 - Monday - Petrohue / Peulla

American breakfast at your hotel. Full Day Tour to Petrohue Falls and Peulla - This tour offers a taste of the breathtaking beauty of Chile's famous lake district. Visit charming Puerto Varas on the banks of Lake LLanquihue, then board a comfortable catamaran at the Petrohué River Falls. Sail for two hours to Emerald Lake, named for the deep green color of its water. From the boat you will be able to admire the Osorno volcano, El Tronador and Puntiagudo Andean Peaks. We disembark at Peulla near the Argentine border. Enjoy a leisurely walk among lush vegetation and visit La Novia Falls. In the afternoon return to Petrohue to board the bus to Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.

  • Flight - Puerto Montt.

Day 4 -Tuesday - Puerto Montt / Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales

American breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport for departure. Flight - Puerto Montt / Punta Arenas upon your arrival in Punta Arenas travel across the Patagonian Steppes, home to rheas and pink flamingoes, to Puerto Natales for overnight. Motorcoach - Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales

  • Visit to Milodon Cave.

Day 5 - Wednesday - Torres del Paine

American breakfast at your hotel. Morning visit to Milodon Cave where the remains of the giant milodon sloth that roamed the Patagonia plains some 11,000 years ago were discovered in 1896 by the German settler, Herman Eberhard. Continue to Torres del Paine National Park, where herds of guanaco graze amidst vibrant blue and vivid green lakes towered over by jagged, snow-capped peaks soaring up to 3,000 meters. View the beauty of the Salto Chico and Salto Grande and a short walk to the panoramic overlook at Lago Nordenskjold. Motorcoach - Puerto Natales / Torres Del Paine National Park

  • Activities include Lago Grey.

Day 6 - Thursday - Torres del Paine

American breakfast at your hotel. Today's activities include Lago Grey, Grey Glacier and a photo safari to Laguna Amarga in search of Guanacos, foxes, rheas, pink flamingoes, condors and other species of birds.

  • Morning excursion to Laguna Azul ("Blue Lagoon").

Day 7 - Friday - Torres del Paine / Puerto Natales

American breakfast at your hotel. Morning excursion to Laguna Azul ("Blue Lagoon") in search of more wildlife. Late afternoon return to Puerto Natales.

  • Transfer to Punta Arenas.

Day 8 - Saturday - Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas / Santiago

American breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Punta Arenas. Motorcoach - Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas. Flight - Punta Arenas / Santiago / Usa

Departures: Every Saturday.

  • Hotels to use:
  • Hotel Plaza El Bosque in Santiago
  • Hotel Holiday Inn Express in Puerto Montt
  • Hotel Costa Australis in Puerto Natales
  • Hosteria Las Torres in Torres Del Paine National Park.

Prices available upon request

  • Our tour packages include:
  • All listed airport-hotel transfers with baggage handling at airports and hotels.
  • All listed tours and excursions.
  • Service of bilingual licensed tour guide.
  • All entrance fees during tours and excursions.
  • All transportation during the tours and excursions (bus, train, boat as applicable)
  • Hotel accommodation at indicated hotels
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Daily breakfast when indicated as B, CB, AB, BB, CBB, ABB (see below for codes)
  • Meals listed in the itinerary as L for lunch and D for dinner
  • 24-hour emergency phone numbers
  • The assistance of a Tour Company with 22 years experience as destination specialist
  • Not included:
  • Airport departure taxes*
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, bottled water, etc.
  • Tips to tour guides, driver, and bell boys
  • Services not listed in the itinerary
  • *USA airport departure taxes and fees are included on your airline ticket.

For customized packages the services included are specific to each passenger request. When taking cash to Latin America, take bills in good condition, old bills or broken bills are most likely not to be accepted.

Breakfast Codes:
B Breakfast, CB Continental Beakfast, AB American Breakfast, BB Buffet Breakfast, CBB Continental Buffet Breakfast, ABB American Buffet Breakfast.

Visa Information:
Please verify all visa requirements for your chosen destination. At the time this page and our useful information page were updated Brazil is the only Latin American country requesting visas to U.S. citizens. For crossing the border from Argentina to the Iguassu Falls in Brazil, a visa is also needed. Chile does not require a visa but they collect a $100 administration fee to enter the country, this must be paid in cash.

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