A 7-night combination of Santiago de Chile and Lakes District area
302 - SANTIAGO & LAKES DISTRICT - 7 NIGHT TOUR
Santiago and Lakes District (Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt)
Season: All the year
Notes: It´s important to make bookings in advance
The City of Santiago de Chile
04 nights of accommodation
03 nights of accommodation
in Puerto Varas
All transfers between airports
and hotels in each city
All excursions detailed in the itinerary
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY
Arrival to Santiago de Chile Airport. Reception and transfer to your hotel in Santiago. 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast
After breakfast, we will start a traditional city tour of Santiago de Chile.
Santiago is a great city combining a colonial legacy with the modernity of a developed city. We invite you to get to know it, visiting the main tourist attractions such as the oldest neighborhoods, the Church of San Francisco built from 1572 to 1618. Discover La Moneda, our government palace, the civic district, the Main Square, the oldest neighborhood in the city where we will find the Central Post Office, the City Hall ,and after that we will go to the Santa Lucía Hill place where the city was founded on February 12th,1541, located in the center of the city.
Finally, we will tour the most modern district, such as the Alonso de Córdova neighborhood and the Bicentenario Park.
Return to the hotel.
The cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar are located only 90 minutes from Santiago; the trip towards them takes you through the central valley, famous for its wines, fruits, and cheese. Valparaíso, declared in 2003 by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site due to its exceptional testimony of the first phase of globalization of the end of the 19th century, is one of the Chile’s main ports, which through its spontaneous architecture –built on 41 hills- shows one of Chile’s most culturally active cities. Viña del Mar, on the other hand, initially was a land of wineries today is Chile’s most important beachside cities. Tour duration time: 9 hours.
Transfer to Santiago de Chile Airport to take flight to Puerto Montt. Arrival to Puerto Montt, the most important city in the area. We will transfer you to the beautiful Puerto Varas. 3 nights of accommodation with breakfast
After breakfast, at 08:30 am, we will start the excursion beginning the tour visiting the falls of the Petrohué River. Later we will arrive to Petrohué to embark in the boatthat will take us to Peulla, a small ecological village of 120 inhabitants. It is part of the famous tourist circuit Cruce Andino. The navigation has a duration of 1 hour and 45 minutes, from where can be observed the volcanoes Osorno, Puntiagudo, and Tronador, besides a privileged view of the Margarita island. In Peulla you have the opportunity to do some of the excursions of adventure (with additional cost for the passengers) as canopy, horseback ridings, fishing excursions, and a safari offered in this paradise of the nature. These tours can be taken in the navigation. Return to Puerto Varas, transfer back to your hotel.
After breakfast, we start our trip to Frutillar, first visiting the city of Llanquihue, famous for their sausages, and it is where Maullin River begins, and this area is part of the ancient Route of Settlers. In the city we visit the Memorial to the German Colonists, and then we will continue along the Llanquihue Lake to the Frutillar city.
This city is a beautiful village that recalls the old Bavaria, from there were the first settlers who arrived to this area. The city started in 1856 as a boarding pier, soon appeared tanneries, mills, breweries, etc. We will walk around its beautiful old houses of German style, admiring the gardens and incomparable views of the volcanoes Osorno and Puntiagudo.
As an option, passengers can go to the German Colonial Museum which portrays the life of the settlers (tickets not included), and at the lake shore observe the Teatro del Lago (Lake Theatre) here each year is presented the famous Frutillar Musical Week, this is a Summer Festival, presents classic music from Chile and abroad that offer each year, approximately 40 concerts.
From here we go to Puerto Octay, also located by the north shore of the lake, with a strong German influence it was the most important gateway to the agricultural products to Osorno city. We will see the ancient streets, the Main Square and the viewing point.
After breakfast, free time until transfer to bus station to take public bus to Punta Arenas Airport. Flight to Santiago.