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

February 12 - 21, 2020
10 Days / 9 Nights

This tour starts and ends in Santiago de Chile

$4,980 double occupancy
$
1,320 optional single supplement
$240 additional pre-tour night, single or double room, including airport transfer
$190 additional post tour night, single or double room
Includes all fees and taxes

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The tour may be combined with the Easter Island tour (February 21 - 24, 2020)


THIS TOUR IS FULL. WE ARE ACCEPTING STANDBY RESERVATIONS.

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 peaceful and 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 Latin America, 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. The Atacama, framed by the formidable grandeur of the Andes 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 your perception of a desert, and the nightfall reveals a location so renowned for stargazing that there are close to 40 observatories found here, including the largest astronomical project in the world. The Atacama Desert tour 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 NASA even tested Martian rovers here. 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.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE 
  • 3 nights in an luxury hotel in Santiago; 3 nights at an contemporary upscale hotel in Puerto Natales1 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 fees and taxes
     
  • Private airport transfer on arrival
     
  • Private guided tour of Santiago
     
  • Full day excursions to Valparaiso with cooking class and Maipo Valley with visits to renowned wine estates
     
  • Boat trip from Punta Arenas to Magdalena Island with its Penguin Colony
     
  • Full day excursion of the Torres del Paine National Park
     
  • Boat trip to Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers and a visit to a local estancia
     
  • Experienced 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, porterage, any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary, personal travel insurance, optional tour director's gratuity, meals not included in the itinerary, telephone charges, laundry, minibar, and personal expenses.

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 Magadalena Island and visiting the penguin colony
  • Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
  • Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers in Bernardo O´Higgins National Park
  • The oasis town of San Pedro
  • The eerie landscape 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
What Makes This Trip 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
Testimonials 

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

I had a wonderful time sharing adventures in history and culture with women who became instant friends. I instantly felt welcome and included. This upscale tour company provides fantastic experiences in safe, welcoming environment, and I highly recommend it to anyone traveling alone or with a  friend.
Eva from Massachusett

I had the best time, and it was wonderful to travel with this small group of women – beautiful memories and so much fun! 
Gayle from New South Wales, Australia

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

This was one of the best tours I have taken to date. I was unsure what to expect as I was new to Sights and Soul, but I was extremely impressed by everything from the tour leader, to the hotel choice, and to the overall management of the tour.  I highly recommend Sights and Soul!
Afua from New York

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

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Why travel with other women?
Many women do not have families or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. If you do not have a traveling companion, there is also the issue of the expensive "single supplement", sometimes as much as 50 or even 100 percent of the tour cost. By going on women-only tours, women can easily avoid paying for the single supplement by sharing a room with another woman traveler.
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