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Chile Culture & Nature Immersion

13 Days | A Signature Luxury Journey

13 Days

Chile Culture & Nature Immersion

Welcome to Chile!

13 Day Sample Journey

Trip at a Glance

Day 1

Arrival into Santiago, Chile. Enjoy an exploration of the capital

Day 2

Sample exquisite premium wines in the beautiful Maipo Valley

Day 3 - 6

Fly to Chiloe for a 4-night culture & nature exploration of the island with Tierra Chiloe

Day 7

Take a scenic ferry ride to Puerto Varas

Day 8

Enjoy a Petrohue Falls and Osorno Volcano experience

Day 9 - 12

Venture out on a drive through the majestic lake region, explore the cultural hub of Valdivia, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Northern Patagonia during your 4-night stay with Vira Vira

Day 13

Depart Chile

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Day 1: ARRIVE SANTIAGO

Welcome to Chile!

Your Signature Luxury Journey begins with a stay in Santiago.

Discover Chile’s capitol brimming with history and culture, considered one of South America’s most modern metropolitan areas. Drive around Santa Lucia Hill, where Santiago was founded. Head to the San Francisco church (built in 1586), the second oldest church in Chile. Visit the Paris-Londres neighborhood with its cobble stone streets and renovated mansions, reminiscent of the Latin Quarter in Paris, France. Make stops at the Presidential Palace, La Moneda, La Bolsa, Plaza de Armas, and Metropolitan Cathedral.

Explore Mercado Central, a historic landmark designed by Gustave Eiffel (best known for the Eiffel Tower in Paris). The market is famed for delicious seafood and other traditional Chilean dishes. Take a funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill where there is a great 360-degree panoramic view of Santiago and where you can see the famous statue of the Virgin Mary. End your exploration with a visit to the bohemian Lastarria neighborhood, lined with cafés, restaurants, small theaters, bookstores, and boutique shops.

  • Accommodations: The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel
  • Meals Included: None Today
Day 2: SANTIAGO

MAIPO VALLEY

Head outside the city for an immersive wine experience in the beautiful Maipo Valley.

Central Chile is a wine-lover’s paradise: lush valleys of grape vines growing some of the world’s best wines, and enchanting views of rolling mountains under a pristine blue sky. The Maipo Valley encompasses the extensive surrounding rural areas, home to much of the country’s wine history and tradition.

Enjoy visits to the world-class Perez Cruz, Haras de Pirque, and Aquitania wineries for educational tours and wonderful tastings. All three premium wineries will help heighten your senses as you sample some of the region’s best wines, including Albaclara Sauvignon Blanc, Hussonet Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva, and Chardonnay. All while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding valley.

  • Accommodations: The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Day 3-6: SANTIAGO / CHILOE ISLAND

Chiloe

Fly to Chiloe, head to the lodge, and begin a culture and nature exploration of the island.

Celebrating the local island traditions and a unique geographical setting with natural ease, Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa seeks to immerse you in the best of this archipelago, which is awash in verdant pastures, dramatic coastline, and scenic clifftops.

Spend the next few days taking advantage of the included activities at the lodge. Wonderful experiences await on the magical island of Chiloé, and at Tierra Chiloé you can expect a combination of land and sea expeditions to get to know this off-the-beaten-path destination in its entirety. Biking, hiking, horse riding, scenic voyages to explore the archipelago, and other water activities are just part of the adventure experiences that Tierra includes.

  • Accommodations: Tierra Chiloe Hotel & Spa
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Daily
Day 7: CHILOE ISLAND / PUERTO VARAS

Lake District

Take a scenic ferry ride to Chile’s lake region and begin your immersive experience in the surrounding area.

  • Accommodations: AWA Puerto Varas Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast Today
Day 8: PUERTO VARAS

Petrohue Falls & Osorno Volcano

Venture out to experience the natural beauty of Petrohue Falls, and the majestic Osorno Volcano.

Travel from Puerto Varas – “The City of the Roses” – and head towards Osorno Volcano to drive along the shore of Llanquihue Lake. Enjoy the amazing landscape with the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Ascend to 4,300 feet above sea level and from one of the viewpoints, admire the natural beauty of the region and appreciate the unique view to the summit of the volcano with glaciers of eternal snow.

Continue to Petrohue at Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. Take a leisurely hike through an evergreen forest, passing the beautiful turquoise color of Petrohué River. Walk as you admire the vibrant colors of the flora and fauna before reaching the highlight of the trek and one of the most beautiful places in the country, the Petrohué River Falls.

  • Accommodations: AWA Puerto Varas Hotel
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Today
Days 9-12: PUERTO VARAS / PUCON

Lake Region

Take a scenic drive though the Lake Region and visit the cultural hub of Valdivia.

Valdivia is the capital of the 14th Region de Los Rios. Located at the confluence of the Valdivia River, Calle Calle, CauCau and Cruces River, as well as bordering to the west with the Pacific Ocean. It is a beautiful city, like Venice, Italy due to the large number of channels that cross it.

The historical center hosts Fluval Fair and Paseo Costanera, in front of the Calle Calle River, where you can see the crafts and cuisine of the area. The Museo Municipal (Municipal Museum) is another attraction of the area, because of its beautiful architecture.

Valdivia also has a unique culture, with varied traditions and rooted identity, corresponding to a mixture of Mapuche customs with a strong European influence by Spanish and German immigrants who settled in the area. Another of their traditions is the production of craft beers, such as the ones that are elaborated in the German factory Kunstmann, which offers tours, and a restaurant where you can taste different flavors.

Head to Pucon to begin your Northern Patagonia exploration program.

Vira Vira offers a selection of guided explorations, including trekking, birdwatching, biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and also immersive cultural experiences, like cheese making, and cooking classes. The lodge also offers a Mapuche experience, which is a visit to a local village to learn about the indigenous people.

Situated on an expansive, forested estate with 822 m (2,696 ft) of river frontage and breathtaking views of the snow-capped Villarica Volcano, this magnificent wooden lodge is themed in beauty. Signature features include a modern working farm, organic farm-to-table vegetable garden, on-site boutique cheese factory and two outdoor hot tubs.

  • Accommodations: &Beyond Vira Vira
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Today
Day 13: DEPART CHILE

Return to Santiago

Fly to Santiago, proceed with your departure flight from Chile.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Today
FOR TRIP PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Contact a Chile Travel Specialist

Desire a perfect trip? With the help of our travel specialists, this journey can be customized around your specific interests, tastes and preferences. We will provide helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.

CONTACT US ABOUT THIS TRIP
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