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Chile 
Santiago, Patagonia and Atacama Desert - Overview
DATES & COST 

January 16 - 25, 2023 (10 Days / 9 Nights)
This tour starts and ends in Santiago de Chile.

$5,260 double occupancy
$1,520 optional single supplement
$280 additional pre-tour night, single or double room, including airport transfer
$200 additional post tour night, single or double room
Includes all fees and taxes

The tour may be combined with the Easter Island tour to Chile
(January 25 - 28, 2023)

THIS TOUR IS FULL AND CLOSED.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 
  • 3 nights in a luxury hotel in Santiago; 3 nights at a contemporary upscale hotel in Puerto Natales; 1 night at the modern airport hotel in Santiago, 2 nights' accommodations at a boutique hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Delicious local meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners, including drinks
  • Bottled mineral water during excursions
  • Four domestic flights including all fees and taxes
  • Private airport transfer on arrival
  • Private guided tour of Santiago
  • Full day excursions from Santiago: to Valparaiso with a cooking class and to Maipo Valley with visits to renowned wine estates
  • Boat trip from Punta Arenas to Magdalena Island with its penguin colony (weather permitting)
  • Full day excursion of the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia
  • Boat trip to Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers
  • Sights and Soul Travels' Tour Director throughout the tour
  • All activities, entrance fees and admissions as per itinerary
  • All taxes, fees, fuel charges and supplements
  • All restaurants', guides' and drivers' gratuities throughout the tour
  • WiFi at all hotels
NOT INCLUDED

Additional/optional costs may include: optional single room supplement, additional accommodations in Santiago, early hotel check-in or late hotel check-out, porterage, any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary, personal travel insurance, any required Covid-19 related testing, optional Tour Director's gratuity, meals not included in the itinerary, telephone charges, laundry, minibar, and personal expenses. 

The tour cost does not include airfare to and from the tour’s location.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • A private tour of Santiago
  • Day trip to Valparaiso and Chilean cooking class
  • Day trip of Maipo Valley wine estates with comparative wine tastings
  • Boat tour to Magdalena Island and visiting the penguin colony (weather permitting)
  • Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
  • Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers in Bernardo O'Higgins National Park
  • The Atacama Desert oasis town of San Pedro
  • The eerie landscapes of Moon Valley and Death Valley
  • High altitude altiplanic lagoons with resident flamingos
  • Active geysers and hot springs
  • More than 80 Tatio Geysers erupting simultaneously
Testimonials 

Chile is a great trip, such an interesting country. I saw my first iceberg, first glacier, first fjord, first ventricular clouds in Patagonia plus the Atacama Desert is like a trip to Mars, so very interesting. Chile has fabulous wines and the food is good, the people are kind and welcoming. There is zero crime in Patagonia and the Atacama areas. - Pat from Texas

It was an excellent tour. To see that much of Chile in a short period of time was wonderful. It is such a big and beautiful country. The people are so warm. - Kathy from Wisconsin

I really enjoyed this tour. It covered the most interesting parts of Chile. Now I’m interested in the rest of South America! Santiago, Easter Island, Patagonia & Atacama Desert was one of the best tours that I have experienced. We had very knowledgeable guides that shared very interesting information – all with a great group of women! – Barbara from Alberta, Canada

This was a totally amazing adventure! Easter Island was the best experience, but choosing the best experience was a tough call since it was a great trip! – Gayle from Oregon

Very satisfied with this tour! Expectations met! Dinners covered by Sights & Soul were excellent. I appreciated ordering off menus (not banquet menus) in quality restaurants. Easter Island has always been a dream destination, since childhood. Seeing the statues and hearing perspective from a local guide was really interesting. – Anne from New York

I loved Patagonia’s glaciers and the Moon Valley in Atacama – Valerie from Alabama

This was the best tour ever, a real dream trip! – Diana from British Columbia

Each and every tour I take with Sights and Soul becomes my newest “Trip of A Lifetime”. This is my 4th Sights and Soul Trip and it did not disappoint! In addition, the friendships formed by the women traveling together are fantastic!
Julie from New Mexico

All four Sights and Soul tours that I have been on were all great. The hotels, restaurants, tour leaders, variety of experiences, etc. were all wonderful. I like small groups for travel. I’ve gotten to know many fantastic women and have made many friends through Sights and Soul Travels.
Roxanne from Pennsylvania

Everything about this tour was fantastic. One of the best vacations I’ve ever had! It was the best! So glad I discovered Sights and Soul, and now I’ve told all my friends how great Sights and Soul is. Thank you!
Robin from Virginia

Wonderful people, wonderful leader, wonderful from start to finish! The tour more than met every expectation. Over the top!
Susan from Massachusetts

The hotels were top rate, the meals provided were wonderful and all the walking tours with entry into so many places were amazing for the cost of the tour.
Bonnie from Florida

Tour Director: Marlene Boyer

The long and narrow country of Chile follows South America’s west coast, bracketed by the Pacific Ocean and the imposing monoliths of the Andes, across parched deserts and glacial plains, collecting all the hallmarks of this remarkable continent. From smooth and sophisticated Santiago to the remote southern lands of Patagonia, South America's most affluent country also has a long list of essential experiences. Chile is a bewitching place of extremes: millennial glaciers in the southernmost part of the planet, enchanted forests, fjords, lakes reflecting massive volcanoes, sparkling blue glaciers, islands full of legends, winemaking traditions, the modern city of Santiago and every variation of wonder in between. Chile’s wide-open landscapes are on a scale of symphonies, and they flood you with feeling of being alive, in the spirit of "buena onda," or "good vibes".

During our once-in-a-lifetime Chilean journey, we’ll start in the multi-faceted and cosmopolitan city of Santiago, set against the striking backdrop of the Andes which frame Chile's capital. From here, we’ll venture out to tour the photogenic vineyards surrounding the city and producing some of the world’s best wines. We’ll spend a day in the atmospheric town of Valparaiso, facing the Pacific and pulsating with a bohemian vibe and intense colors of some of the best street art in the world, and we'll enjoy a traditional Chilean cooking class here. We'll spend four days exploring the untouched and remote Patagonia, a mythic land of fjords, mountains and glaciers hidden among green landscapes that give way to the horizon that disappears at the end of the world. For centuries, Patagonia was the end of the known world. Cut off from the world by great natural barriers of the sea, the mountains and the ice fields, it is still vast, exotic, wild and infinite in its beauty. Endless stars are scattered across the immense sky over the Atacama Desert. Framed by the formidable grandeur of the Andes , this is the driest place on Earth, yet it is dotted with fertile oases and its otherworldly landscapes sustain an abundance of life. The ancient cultures of this region are still present in the adobe homes and old plazas of San Pedro de Atacama, while active geysers, stunning salt flats, and gorgeous lagoons redefine the perception of a desert, and the nightfall reveals a location so renowned for stargazing that there are 40 astronomical observatories found here. Exploring the& Atacama Desert will take us from the rich cultural heritage of San Pedro across desert lands that have been likened to the surface of the moon for their strange beauty, so alien in appearance and conditions that this is where NASA tests their Martian rovers. Unlike any other environment you'll find in Chile, or indeed anywhere else on the planet, a visit to Atacama is like taking a step into another world entirely.

WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR SPECIAL
  • Carefully designed itinerary, including signature Chilean experiences
  • Exclusive experiences not available to larger groups
  • Knowledgeable private guides in Santiago, Patagonia and Atacama Desert
  • Upscale hotels in all locations
  • A small group of maximum 16 women
  • A professional, experienced Tour Director
  • Private airport transfers
  • No forced shopping
  • Inclusion of all domestic flights and fees
  • Inclusion of drinks with dinner
  • Inclusion of all gratuities except Tour Director's