Santiago, Chilean Wine Country & Patagonia

Itinerary in Brief:  Chile’s Top Vineyards & Patagonian Highlights

  • Start in a Santiago 1st class boutique hotel
  • Some of Chile’s most renowned vineyards
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Massive glaciers and pristine rivers
  • Premier small hotels throughout
  • Can be customized and extended
  • See below for Day by Day details
  • Please contact us with any questions

Day by Day Itinerary

Included meals are indicated in parentheses: (B,L,D)

Day 1       Arrive to Santiago

Arrive to Santiago.  You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, located in a great area of the pleasant Lastarria neighborhood, one of the best areas of Santiago for walking around.
Lastarria Boutique Hotel (B)

Day 2       Colchagua Valley

Today you start your 2 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)

Day 3       Casablanca Valley

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)

Day 4       Santiago / Puerto Natales

Fly to Punta Arenas, located on the Strait of Magellan. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred north to the small fishing town of Puerto Natales (3 hour drive). Located on the beautiful Last Hope Sound, Puerto Natales is where you will start your trip the following morning into Torres del Paine National Park. (Note: we can arrange a visit by zodiac out to Isla Magdalena to see the Magellanic Penguin colony; this requires spending the night in Punta Arenas; please inquire if interested.)
Weskar Patagonian Lodge(B)

Day 5       Catamaran to Balmaceda Glacier / Zodiac into Torres del Paine

You start the day with a catamaran trip across the Last Hope Sound to Balmaceda glacier, where you will disembark and have the chance explore the area on foot. Afterwards, you will continue by zodiac into Torres del Paine. This is an exceptional and much less commonly traveled way into the Park. Upon arrival in the Park you will be met for transfer to your lodge for overnight, 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).
EcoCamp Patagonia (B,L,D)

Day 6             Torres del Paine National Park

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)

Day 7               Torres del Paine National Park

This is another day for excursions in Torres del Paine National Park from the Ecocamp.
Ecocamp Patagonia (B,L,D)

Day 8       Fly Home

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.
(B)


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