Patagonia and Atacama Expedition

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Trip Highlights

See Torres del Paine in the Chile Paragonia and the famous Atacama Desert (Chile's driest, most desolate and arid desert in the world). See the Altiplano with its dramatic, exotic, awe-inspiring beauty as well as its impressive natural scenery which was the cradle of ancestral cultures. In the Patagonia, see areas such as the Laguna Azul, Lake Pehoe, Salto Grande waterfalls, Nordenskjold trail lookout point, Lake Grey/ Glacier Grey, and Los Cuernos Trail. If you wish to add some activity in the park, the tour can be adjusted to include a bit  more or less activity.

Duration
 10 days - 9 nights 
Activities
Levels
Moderate

Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago

Upon arrival at the Santiago International Airport, take a taxi to your hotel. Overnight at a hotel.
Note: Taxi expense from the airport to the hotel is not included in your package.

Day 2: Santiago - Patagonia Region - Tierra del Fuego and Antartica

Take a taxi to the Santiago airport. Fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival take a bus to Puerto Natales (approximately a 3 hrs). Overnight at a hotel.

Day 3: Patagonia Region - Torres del Paine National Park

Today visit the famous Torres del Paine National Park. The excursion leaves Puerto Natales bewteen 7:30 - 8:00 AM. In this tour you will visit the Cueva del Milodón ( in 1895 parts of a prehistoric animal known as milodon were found in this cave); L more...

Day 4: Patagonia Region

Today you will visit the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers which are located inside Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. The park can only be accessed by boat, sailing through the Ultima Esperanza Fiord. The trip begins in Puerto Natales. Along the way y more...

Day 5: Patagonia Region

How about doing a bit of horseback riding? (3 hrs). Departing from a semi-rural area, catch a glimpse of how the Patagonian people live, and enter a private estancia which stretches along the coast of Last Hope Sound. Enjoy beautiful views of Puerto more...

Day 6: Santiago - Patagonia Region - Tierra del Fuego and Antartica

In the morning, take a bus back to Punta Arenas. Fly to Santiago. Overnight at a hotel in Santiago.

Day 7: Altiplano and Atacama Desert - San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

Take a taxi to the Santiago airport to take your flight to Calama (Atacama Desert). Upon arrival you will be transferred to San Pedro de Atacama. In the afternoon, take sometime to explore the town and think about the activities you want to do the fo more...

Day 8: San Pedro de Atacama

Tours we recommend doing today are:
1. Altiplanic Lagoons. In this excursion you will see the largest salt flat in Chile which holds the largest flamingo reserves in the country (the National Flamingo Reserve); the Miscanti and Miñiques lakes,
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Day 9: San Pedro de Atacama

Today we recommend doing one of the following tours:
1. Geysers del Tatio: in this tour you will see some of the highest geysers in the world! It s also the third-largest geyser site on Earth, with over 80 active ones. As the geysers are located
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Day 10: Altiplano and Atacama Desert - San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

In the early morning, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the Calama Airport. Fly back to Santiago. Expect to be there early afternoon (2:00 - 3:00 PM). END OF SERVICES.

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