(Included meals are indicated in parentheses: B,L,D)
Arrive to Santiago. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, located in a great area of the pleasant Providencia neighborhood, one of the best areas of Santiago for walking around.
Meridiano Sur Petit Hotel (B)
Today you start your 3 day / 2 night tour of the Chilean wine country. You will drive south to the Colchagua Valley, where you will have a chance to explore some of Chile’s most famous wineries. Tonight you will stay at an historic small winery.
Casa Silva (B,L,D)
Today you drive north with your guide to the Casablanca Valley, another of Chile’s top wine producing areas. You spend the night at one of Chile’s premier boutique wineries, with a beautiful small hotel on site and one of the region’s best restaurants.
Casa Matetic (B,L,D)
Today you head to Patagonia. You fly south from Santiago along the Andes, arriving in southern Patagonia in the town of Punta Arenas, located on the Strait of Magellan. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Depending on the arrival time of your flight, you also have the option of doing an excursion out to Isla Magdalena to see a Magellanic penguin colony and a variety of other bird and marine life (seasonal Dec to March; please inquire if interested; can be done by zodiac as well).
Cabo de Hornos (B)
Today you will be transferred from Punta Arenas into Torres del Paine National Park and your lodge, the unique Ecocamp (first class individual domes with private baths and heat, all the comforts of a hotel but smaller, and with the feel of being closer to the wilderness). (Another option: inquire about our Catamaran and Zodiac trip into Torres del Paine National Park, stopping at the Balmaceda Glacier and taking a zodiac up the Serrano River; requires an overnight stay in Puerto Natales, a small fishing village en route to Torres del Paine on the Last Hope Sound.)
EcoCamp Patagonia (B,L,D)
Your stay at the Ecocamp includes guided excursions. Each day there is an option between the active (generally trekking) option and an easier going, less active option. On the easier going option, there will be opportunities for walking in highlight areas of the Park, but nothing strenuous. On the active excursions, you will be able to trek for many hours. You will be able to discuss the options with the guides and staff at the Ecocamp so that you can plan your trip according to your interests. The excursions run on a fixed schedule every week, so if you want to see as much of the Park as possible, you can also add another night or nights.
Ecocamp Patagonia (B,L,D)
This is another day for excursions in Torres del Paine National Park from the Ecocamp.
Ecocamp Patagonia (B,L,D)
In the morning you will be transferred back to Punta Arenas for your flight back to Santiago where you can connect with your international flight home. We can also arrange any excursions to other areas of Chile (or across the border into Argentina) that you might be interested in. Please inquire if interested.