Across Patagonia: Chile's Lakes, Mountains & Wildlife - 2018

Santiago • Puerto Varas • Chiloé Island • Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine • Chilean Fjords


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Puerto Varas

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Begin your Patagonian adventure a few days early with a trip to the scenic and charming town of Puerto Varas. Spend two extra days exploring the town’s cultural diversity, history, and cuisine as you enjoy plenty of leisure time in this remarkable region. As the activity capital of Chile, you’ll find plenty to do: kayaking, hiking, fly-fishing, and so much more! This extension is the perfect introduction to the natural and cultural wonders that await you in South America.

Your Price Includes:
  • Accommodations for 2 nights at the deluxe Hotel Patagonico (lakeview rooms)
  • 2 meals: Daily breakfast
  • All transfers and baggage handling where permitted (if flights purchased with Vantage)
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DAYS 1-2: Depart home / Overnight flight / Santiago de Chile / Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas

Fly overnight to Santiago, Chile, arriving on Day 2. From Santiago, we’ll board a short flight to Puerto Montt and then transfer to Puerto Varas. After checking into your hotel, you'll have the afternoon and evening at leisure to explore your surroundings. 

DAY 3 : Puerto Varas

Spend your day at leisure soaking up the vibrant culture of this unique city. With its snowcapped volcanoes and its shimmering lakes, Puerto Varas is indeed rich with beauty. Even more unique than its picturesque surroundings is its German architecture, colonial heritage, and Chilean traditions and spirit; a varied spread of restaurants and shops perfectly captures its eclectic heart. Puerto Varas also has a plethora of outdoor activity options as well; you’ll find everything from hiking and climbing to kayaking and fishing (Puerto Varas is, in fact, the fly-fishing capital of the world).  

 Included meals: breakfast

DAY 4 : Puerto Varas / Join base program

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and a morning at leisure. This afternoon, you’ll join up with Day 2 of the base program.

 Included meals: breakfast

*Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on Mar-Oct departure dates. Add $50 per person for all other departures.
Single Supplement — $199! Limited availability.

Easter Island

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FROM $1,699 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $340 PER DAY

Enhance your understanding of Polynesian culture — and treat yourself to an exotic island experience in the "navel of the world" — on a post-trip extension to Easter Island, a Chilean territory and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rapa Nui, as it’s known locally, is known the world over as the home of the mystifying moai statues. This extension is your opportunity to encounter moai up close and disentangle history from legend. Who created these statues? How? Why? And what happened to them?

Your Price Includes:
  • Roundtrip flight between Santiago and Easter Island
  • 1 nights' accommodations at the boutique Hotel Cumbres Lastarria in Santiago and 3 nights at the Iorana Hotel on Easter Island
  • 8 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and 1 sunset picnic dinner
  • 7 sightseeing tours and Cultural Discoveries
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • An Adventure Leader to accompany you on Easter Island and the services of a City Host in Santiago
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DAY 13 : Santiago / Easter Island

As with the base program, today you have the option to tour Valparaiso, the beautiful colonial city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, while your fellow Patagonia travelers will transfer to the airport tonight for their flight home, you’ll head to the airport for your short flight to Easter Island. After checking into your hotel, embark on a tour of Hanga Roa, the island’s main town and capital. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. Cultural Discovery: You’ll visit a family museum to learn about the Rapa Nui people from a local resident.

 Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 14 : Easter Island

Spend a full day touring the island’s famed moai and archaeological hotspots, starting with Ahu Vaihu, the site of an ancient temple. You’ll find moai toppled over, the result of tribal conflict, family rivalry, or perhaps even local superstition. Next you’ll see the Rano Raraku volcanic crater, a former moai quarry — there are even statues still waiting to be freed. You’ll view the moai in full glory at Ahu Tongariki, the island’s largest ahu platform. At Anakena Beach, you may go for a refreshing swim with moai in sight — Ahu Nau Nau is known as the island's most intricately carved statues. Later, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

 Included meals: breakfast, lunch

DAY 15 : Easter Island

You’ll head south of Hanga Roa for this morning’s tour. Straddled between the Rano Kau crater and cliffs above the Pacific is Orongo, the ruins of a sod-and-stone house settlement. Who knows what mysteries you’ll solve at your next stop, the archaeological site at Ahu Vinapu? Following leisure time for lunch, reconvene for an afternoon touring Ahu Akivi, the seven scout moai of Rapa Nui legend. Stop in Puna Pau on the way back to examine the red scoria rock used to make topknots for some of the moai. Tonight, weather permitting, you'll enjoy rustic picnic dinner at Tahai overlooking the endless Pacific Ocean.

 Included meals: breakfast, dinner

DAY 16 : Easter Island / Santiago

Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back to Santiago. Along the way, you'll pay a visit to Easter Island’s post office, the furthest location from any other post office on the planet, where you can browse the unique postcards and pick up Easter Island’s stamp. After arriving in Santiago, you'll have the rest of the day to spend at leisure. 

 Included meals: breakfast

DAY 17 : Santiago / U.S. Gateway City

Enjoy your last morning in Santiago at leisure after breakfast at the hotel. This afternoon, we’ll check out of our hotel and transfer to the airport for our overnight flight to the U.S.

 Included meals: breakfast

DAY 18 : U.S. Gateway City / Return Home

Connect in your U.S. Gateway City for your return flight home.

* Price is per person, double occupancy for March and September departure dates. Add $200 for all other departure dates. Single supplement available on all dates for $299. Limited availability. This extension may not be available on all dates.

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Price without Air* $5,299 $6,365 + $625 internal air Save $13,582 per couple!
Trip Length 12 days 11 days Better pacing — enjoy more time in each destination!
Per Diem $414 per day $635 Save $546 per couple per day!
Small Group travel Yes! No more than 24 travelers per departure! Not offered on this itinerary Smaller group size, lower price!
Extend Your Value Puerto Varas, 3 days from $199, just $66 a day! Easter Island from $1,699 pre-extend your hotel stay in Santiago, Chile post-extend your hotel stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina Extend your discoveries at an unbeatable value and enjoy the services of a local representative
Sightseeing 21 sightseeing tours & Cultural Discoveries 11 Sightseeing Tours and Excursions The most enriching tours & Cultural Connections, including an excursion to Chiloe Island, and two full days in Torres del Paine National Park!

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