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The Highlights of Chile’s Patagonia


Hiking in famous Torres del Paine
10 days starting at $2,079/Person
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Why you'll love this tour!

This slice of adventure in Chile’s Lake District and Torres del Paine National Park is nothing less than spectacular! The panoramas, volcanoes and shimmering lakes and waterfalls in the Chilean Lake District are simply breath-taking and the natural wonder of the Torres del Paine National Park is an unforgettable and inspiring experience. You’ll also take in the authentic highlights of Santiago de Chile and the fascinating archipelago of Chiloe along the way.

Our local specialists and tour guides have designed and dialed in all the secret stops that any local would approve of.

What you can expect in every tour:
  • Choose any date, all tours have daily departures
  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations
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10 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

Itinerary
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DAY 1 - SANTIAGO DE CHILE

WELCOME TO CHILE'S CAPITAL

Upon landing in Santiago de Chile, our local representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. ‘Santiago is Chile’ say the Santiaguinos, and a visit to this great city will show you why. Located in central Chile, backed by the Andes to the east the city was founded in 1541 in the fertile valley in which it sits. After settling in your hotel, you´ll have the remainder of the day to explore at leisure.

Santiago is Chile’s cultural, commercial, industrial, and political center. A cosmopolitan city, with ample restaurants, bars, hotels, and shopping, from tiny boutique and craft fairs to giant shopping malls. There are cultural attractions such as art galleries, museums, theaters, opera and ballet, lively nightlife, plus parks, tree-lined streets, and distinct neighborhoods. You’ll see brand new high rises and large supermarkets next to old, shabby buildings. You’ll have to fend off vendors and peddlers on the busses but ride in peace and comfort on the ultra-modern subway system.

Included: Transfer from Santiago airport to your hotel; accommodation in Santiago. (Meals – None)

Upon landing in Santiago de Chile, our local representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel. ‘Santiago is Chile’ say the Santiaguinos, and a visit to this great city will show you why. Located in central ...

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Day 2 - SANTIAGO DE CHILE

SANTIAGO LIKE A LOCAL

Explore the exciting city of Santiago like a local with our fun and immersive city tour. Accompanied by your private guide, you’ll discover hidden hotspots as well as the tourist highlights of Santiago. The trip begins with a subway ride to the Metro Station University of Chile. From here, you’ll wander along the main pedestrian city promenade, visiting iconic buildings such as the Palacio de Gobierno La Moneda and the Santiago Stock Exchange.

Next, you’ll set off towards Plaza de Armas, home to the gorgeous Cathedral, the Natural History Museum, and the Central Post Office. You’ll stop at Vega Central for a traditional Chilean snack before heading into the colourful bohemian district of Bellavista, where you’ll try a classic Santiaguino drink. From here, you’ll hop in the cable car to the top of San Cristóbal, offering panoramic views over the entire city. Afterward, your guide will give you some local options for lunch (not included) before leaving you to spend the rest of the day in Santiago exploring at your own pace.

Included: Private Walking tour in Santiago with One-way metro ticket, Guide, Accommodation in Santiago. (Meals – Breakfast)

Explore the exciting city of Santiago like a local with our fun and immersive city tour. Accompanied by your private guide, you’ll discover hidden hotspots as well as the tourist highlights of Santiago. The trip begins with a subway ride ...

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Day 3 - SANTIAGO TO PUERTO MONTT / PUERTO VARAS

TRAVEL TO CHILE'S LAKE REGION

Upon landing in Puerto Montt, our local representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Puerto Varas. The city of Puerto Montt is the gateway to the enchantment of Southern Chile and the stepping off point to the Chilean Lake District and the ‘Emerald Island’ of Chile.

Named after Manuel Montt, Chilean president when Puerto Montt was established in 1853, the port city is the capital of Region XX, Los Lagos. As such, it is the center of commercial fishing, agriculture, and tourism and is imbued with the culture and architecture of early German settlers. German immigrants settled the Lake District in the late 1800s and the towns reflect their influence in the architecture of their buildings.

To the west and south of Puerto Montt is the island of Chiloe. It is like another world from Chile as it is physically separated from it by the Gulf of Corcovado. The culture on Chiloe developed for over 400 years in isolation from the influence of the mainland. It is fascinating and allows visitors to step back in time to a simpler way of life. The Humbolt Current, rich in marine life, flows along its western coast. The island is abundant in birdlife and has its own unique ecosystem.

Puerto Varas is a charming city on the shores of Lake Llanquihue and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Spectacular views across the lake at majestic snow-capped volcanoes surrounded in native forest abound as well as countless options for exploring the surrounding countryside adorned with picture-perfect German-settled farms. Only 15 minutes from Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas is popular because it is quieter than the busy port city to the south.

Included: Private transfer from your hotel to Santiago airport: Private transfer from Puerto Montt airport to Puerto Varas; Accommodation in Puerto Varas. (Meals – Breakfast)

Upon landing in Puerto Montt, our local representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Puerto Varas. The city of Puerto Montt is the gateway to the enchantment of Southern Chile and the stepping off ...

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DAY 4 - PUERTO VARAS

VOLCANOES & WATERFALLS

Explore some of Chile’s most stunning landscapes on this half-day trip to the Osorno Volcano and Petrohué River. Leaving Puerto Varas with an English-speaking guide, the lakeside drive to our destination promises spectacular views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. On reaching the Ensenada, you’ll ascend to the Osorno Centro de Ski y Montaña, located at a whopping 1,240 meters above sea-level. You’ll spend around an hour here, giving you plenty of time to take in the panoramic vistas up to the summit of the volcano and Calbuco, known as the glaciers of eternal snow. The clear Andean skies will also treat you to exceptional views of the snowcapped Calbuco, the sparkling Lake Llanquihue, and the endless Pacific Ocean, so be sure to keep your camera handy. If you’re still craving splendid scenery, you can choose to take the lift up to Station Primavera (1450m) or Station Glacier (1750m), both offering breathtaking views.

Next, you’ll head for Petrohué, in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park, where you’ll set off on an easy hike through the evergreen forest that surrounds the turquoise river to the Petrohué River Falls, one of Chile’s most beautiful hotspots. Here, the river flows and jumps across huge lumps of crystallized lava, creating bright blue waterfalls set against a background of snow-capped mountains.

Included: Half day Osorno & Petrohue shared excursion with Guide; Entrance fee; Accommodation in Puerto Varas. (Meals – Breakfast)

Explore some of Chile’s most stunning landscapes on this half-day trip to the Osorno Volcano and Petrohué River. Leaving Puerto Varas with an English-speaking guide, the lakeside drive to our destination promises spectacular views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. ...

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DAY 5 - PUERTO VARAS

CROSSING INTO CHILOE

This exciting excursion begins with a fun ferry ride sailing through the Chacao Channel from the continent to the Chiloe Island. During the boat ride, we will be able to spot sea wolves, pelicans, and sea birds all native to the area. As the ferry arrives at the Chacao peer, we will stroll around the seaside towns to admire the beautiful houses made from Alerce wood and the stunning churches that are now a National Heritage Site.

The tour continues to the city of Dalcahue that is also located along the coast opposite the Quinchao Island and boasts a wonderful Market that sits on stilts above the water on a man-made pier and offers gorgeous views of the surrounding landscapes. After a visit to the Dalcahue Church, we continue to Castro, the capital of Chiloe Island. Here we will visit the San Francisco Church and the largest artisanal Market on the island before walking up to the Gamboa Viewpoint to take in some fantastic views.

On our way back we will stop by Ancud City, home to the San Antonio Fort that was constructed in the late 18th century and that is one of the last Spanish forts to be built in the country. We will visit the local museum and then stop for lunch at the Central Market that offers many delicious and traditional dishes from the island before heading back to the mainland.

Included: Chiloe Island shared excursion with Guide and Transport; Accommodation in Puerto Varas. (Meals – Breakfast)

This exciting excursion begins with a fun ferry ride sailing through the Chacao Channel from the continent to the Chiloe Island. During the boat ride, we will be able to spot sea wolves, pelicans, and sea birds all native to ...

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DAY 6 - PUERTO VARAS TO PUERTO NATALES

TRAVEL ACROSS THE PATAGONIAN STEPPE

This morning you´ll be taken to Puerto Montt airport for your flight to Punta Arenas.

Upon arrival to Punta Arenas, you´ll board the public bus with airport pick up that will take you accross the Patagonian Steppe to Puerto Natales. The trip takes approx. 4 hours and upon arrival you´ll be taken to your hotel were you can spend the rest of the day at leisure.

The small town of Puerto Natales is Capital of the Ultima Esperanza (last hope) area and the principal hub for tourist activities in the area. With a population of just 15,000, this town has modernized rapidly in the last few years to cope with the increasing popularity of the region for tourists.

Note: public buses have set departures per day and your flight has to match one of them for the service to be provided.

Included: Private airport transfer from Puerto Varas to Puerto Montt airport, Public bus from Punta Arenas airport to Puerto Nalates, private bus station transfer in Puerto Natales; Accommodation in Puerto Natales. (Meals – Breakfast)

This morning you´ll be taken to Puerto Montt airport for your flight to Punta Arenas.

Upon arrival to Punta Arenas, you´ll board the public bus with airport pick up that will take you accross the Patagonian Steppe to Puerto Natales. ...

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DAY 7 - PUERTO NATALES TO TORRES DEL PAINE

FULL DAY TREKKING IN PATAGONIA

No trip to Chile is complete without a trip to Torres del Paine, easily one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. During this full-day group trip, you’ll be collected from your hotel in Puerto Natales and transferred into the Patagonian wilderness of Torres del Paine National Park. Your first stop is the ancient Cueva del Milodon, where it is believed that some cavemen lived in Patagonia, as well as the Milodon, an extinct animal that once roamed these mountains.

Next, you’ll continue to explore the otherworldly landscapes of this giant Biosphere Reserve. Covering a whopping 2400 square kilometers, Torres del Paine National Park is an awe-inspiring collection of lakes, ponds, waterfalls, glaciers, and mountains, so be sure to keep your camera close at hand. The stunning scenery is dotted with incredible wildlife, including grazing herds of guanacos. You’ll pass by the emerald Lake Nordenskjold, framed by snow-capped peaks, and stroll along the frozen shores of the River Ping. In the background, you’ll see the glistening Grey Glacier rising between the endless forests and hills.

Depending on where you´ll stay inside Torres del Paine we are arranging the corresponding transfers to get you to your lodge.

Declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1978, the Torres del Paine National Park (situated in the Magallanes 12th region in Chile) is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful, unique, and uncontaminated places on the planet.

It’s a land of lakes, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers, forests and incredible wildlife, all of which make it an exciting destination for wildlife observers and adventure sports enthusiasts alike.

One of the principal attractions of the park is the Macizo (Massif) of Paine, formed predominately from granite and whose origin dates back millions of years. The most famous peaks of the park are called the ‘Cuernos’ (horns) and ‘Torres’ (towers) of Paine.

As this region contains a large part of the southern ice sheet, it is one of the best places anywhere to see glaciers. Visitors are drawn from all over the world to see the Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers, the latter of which has become a very visible symbol of global warming due to the rate at which it is receding.

Included: Group excursion of Torres del Paine with entrance fees; Accommodation in Torres del Paine. (Meals – Breakfast)

No trip to Chile is complete without a trip to Torres del Paine, easily one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. During this full-day group trip, you’ll be collected from your hotel in Puerto Natales and transferred into ...

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DAY 8 - TORRES DEL PAINE

LEISURE DAY IN PATAGONIA

Today is free for you to choose your adventure in Torres del Paine. We suggest starting early to visit some of the landmarks of the park: the Las Torres Base Lookout Point, French Valley or navigating towards Grey Glacier.

Tip for the day: Set off well equipped for rain or shine. The weather changes quickly in the mountains so you’ll want to be prepared.

Included: Accommodation in Torres del Paine. (Meals – Breakfast)

Today is free for you to choose your adventure in Torres del Paine. We suggest starting early to visit some of the landmarks of the park: the Las Torres Base Lookout Point, French Valley or navigating towards Grey Glacier.

Tip ...

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DAY 9 - TORRES DEL PAINE TO SANTIAGO

LEAVING PATAGONIA FOR SANTIAGO

The morning is free for you to spend at leisure. At the designated time you’ll be taken to Puerto Natales airport for your flight back to Santiago.

Because Chile is so big, this package takes you back to Santiago for a night, to safely and in a relaxed way combine with different destinations in Chile, Latin America or for your flight back home. If you booked your connections with us we will pick you up from the airport or bus station and take you to your hotel.

Depending on your arrival, you may wish to use the rest of today to stroll around the beautiful streets of Las Condes or Providencia.

Included: Transfer from lodge to Puerto Natales airport, Private transfer with guide and transport from the airport to your hotel; Accommodation in Santiago. (Meals – Breakfast).

The morning is free for you to spend at leisure. At the designated time you’ll be taken to Puerto Natales airport for your flight back to Santiago.

Because Chile is so big, this package takes you back to Santiago for ...

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DAY 10 - SANTIAGO DE CHILE

DEPARTURE - LEAVING CHILE

It’s time to hit the road again as you make your way to your next destination where if you are planning to, you can enjoy exploring the beauty and diversity of Chile further. Your private transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels.

Included: Private transfer from your hotel to the airport. (Meals – Breakfast).

It’s time to hit the road again as you make your way to your next destination where if you are planning to, you can enjoy exploring the beauty and diversity of Chile further. Your private transfer will take you to ...

Sustainable & Shared Experiences

We have over 20 years experience building relationships with a short list of some of the best hotels and guides in Central & South America, from 7 regional offices in Latin America. We always aim to offer our tour packages with as little impact with the culture, by using shared transportation and/or private “like a local” excursions using public transportation. Let us know your travel dates and destination preferences, and we’ll match you with YOUR PERFECT Latin America experience. 

Shared Hotels & Pricing

(Price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

Option 1: Comfort
$2,079 /person
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Option 2: Superior
$2,399 /person
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Option 3: Luxury
$2,790 /person
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Concerns about traveling during COVID-19?
At Class Adventure Travel, the safety and health of our team and travelers is our top priority. Cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Central and South America have been confirmed, but are significantly fewer (aside from Brazil) than other regions and countries across the globe. Due to the recent pandemic, we have been redefined many of our travel itineraries and operational measures to help bring peace of mind while traveling with us in Latin America. The above tour packages can be organized with private transportation and a personal guide, to allow for social distancing while exploring destinations with our team. We are here for you. If you have any questions whatsoever, please do reach out so we can make sure your answers and mind are left at ease.

Any trip can be cancelled up to 2 weeks prior to arrival, if COVID-19 related.

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What our travelers are saying

David & Apryl Imboden
from the United States to Peru
Dear CAT, Thanks so much for an incredible time in Peru. The service that you provided during our private tour was amazing. The guides were knowledgeable, the hotels were above the level we expected and everything that was included was more than we could have imagined. We loved traveling along the coast and of course Machu Picchu was a greater highlight than any pictures can do justice. Sincerely, David and Apryl Imboden, Orange, CA
Andrew & Debra Lee
from the United States to Argentina, Brazil & Peru
Hi Sarah, We had a wonderful time and it was a great trip overall! Could not have had the experience that we did without your help - no regrets at all in booking with CAT! (I have already forwarded a link to your website to a co-worker who is interested in traveling to South America in the future). Thanks for all of your and Alex’s help in making our trip a memorable one! Regards, Andrew
Angela Willis & Son
from the United States to Brazil & Peru
Sarah, The vacation to Brazil and Peru was great! All of the guides were good, but Luiz and Fernando were exceptional! Both of them went out of their way to accommodate us and make our trip special. Pascuale was also very good, he certainly knows his way around Machu Picchu. I would recommend this trip to anyone! The hotels were wonderful as well. We even enjoyed the Andean Wings. I found the staff to be welcoming and the hotel quaint. The Sonesta Posada was a real stand out. Thanks again for your help in putting everything together. We had a great time! Angela
Annalena Burbridge
from the United States to Argentina
Dear CAT Travel, We had a most wonderful time in Argentina. Working with Marcos was a real joy.  He proved to be very helpful and knowledgeable about his product and services.  All the transfers were executed punctually with friendly and professional staff.  The tours for the most part were excellent, depending on the guide, their overall knowledge, delivery and fluency in the English language. The hotels were all very clean, comfortable, and for the most part in good locations in respect to the center of town.  I can honestly say that it was a once in a lifetime trip and our best travel experience. It is a really wonderful travel destination, we loved, loved,loved Argentina! Annalena Burbridge
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