ANDEAN CIRCUIT
9 Days / 8 Nights
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Day 1: SANTIAGO
Reception at the airport and transfer to the Hotel. In the afternoon departure for a comprehensive city tour of Santiago. We will start the tour at the San Francisco Church, which was built between 1572 and 1618. Then we will continue West visiting the "Club Hípico" horse-racing course, which is considered one of the most beautiful courses in South America. We will then pass the Palacio de la Moneda, current seat of government, the Plaza de Armas, where we will see important National Monuments, such as the Iglesia Catedral (The Cathedral Church), Correo Central (The Main Post Office) and the Municipalidad de Santiago (The City Hall). We will continue our trip going to the Cerro Santa Lucía , where the city was founded in 1541. We will then cross the Mapocho river and then pass through different residential districts giving us an overview of the city. Return to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: SANTIAGO / VALPARAISO / VIÑA DEL MAR / SANTIAGO
Breakfast at the hotel. This full day tour starts from the hotel. On the 1 ½ trip to Valparaíso, we can observe the variety of scenery and vegetation in the Curacaví and Casablanca valleys, as well as the Coastal Mountains. Arriving to Valparaíso, the main commercial port of Chile, we will see clusters of houses built along the hills. On one of the hills is La Sebastiana, the former home of the Nobel Prize winning poet , Pablo Neruda, and which houses a wide collection of his bric a brac. We will pass the National Congress building and then drive along Pedro Montt Avenue, from where we can see the Italian Park, Victoria Square and the Cathedral. On the Avenida Brasil we will see the British Arch, the Regional Government Building and the statue to Lord Cochrane. After this, we will pass through the Chinese Quarter, the monument to the heroes of Iquique, Prat Quay, the historic elevators of the Port of Valparaíso, the former Customs House and the El Membrillo cove. We will visit the Playa Ancha Hill, the Municipal Stadium and the Navy School. We will then take the coastal road to Viña del Mar, also known as "The Garden City". Places of interest are the Floral Clock, the Abarca Cove, the Arab Union Club, Wulff Castle, the Marga-Marga estuary, the Municipal Casino, Peru Avenue, Acapulco beach and Vergara Quay. Our trip continues along the coast passing the beaches of The Marines, as well as Las Salinas, Reñaca and Cochoa beaches and up to the sea-wolf viewing point. We will then stop for lunch (not included). We will then return to the center of Viña del Mar ue, from where we get right into downtown Viña del Mar, where we will find the Francisco Vergara Square, the Municipal Theatre and Sucre Square. Return to the hotel in Santiago. Overnight.
Day 3: SANTIAGO / PUERTO MONTT or PUERTO VARAS
Reception at Puerto Montt Airport and transfer to the hotel in Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas. In the afternoon we will take a city tour of Puerto Montt, starting with a visit to the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. Then we will go to the top of one of the citiy's 4 hills (Melipulli), for a panoramic view of Puerto Montt. Then we will visit the beach-resorts of Pelluco and Chinquihue, and on the way we will see the fish factories, Naval and Marine shipyards, and at the end of our trip to this district, we will see the handicraft market of Angelmó. Later, we will continue our journey to Puerto Varas also known as the "City of Roses" We will drive along Costanera Ave. Until we get to Puerto Chico, where we will see the houses of the first German pioneers. We will then return to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 4: PUERTO MONTT or PUERTO VARAS
Breakfast at the Hotel. Day at leisure. We suggest to take an optional excursion to the city of Frutillar, well known for its German influence or to Chiloe Island a mystical archipelago and one of the most fascinating places in Chile.Overnight at the hotel in Puerto Varas.
Day 5: PUERTO MONTT or PUERTO VARAS / LAKE TODOS LOS SANTOS / PEULLA
Breakfast at the hotel. At the specified time we will take the S.I.B. Lakes Crossing service to Peulla. We will drive along the edge of Lake Llanquihue, near the Calbuco volcano, and then enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, from where we will be able to see the majesty of the Osorno volcano, the waterfalls of Petrohué river and Lake Todos los Santos. We will sail the beautiful emerald-coloured waters of this lake where you will be able to appreciate the shore bordered by native forests, mountains, volcanoes, hills and waterfalls. Arrival to Peulla, a little mountain village situated on the eastern shore of Lake Todos los Santos. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Peulla.
Day 6: PEULLA / LAKE NAHUEL HUAPI / SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE
Breakfast at the hotel. We continue our journey to San Carlos de Bariloche. We will cross the Vicente Pérez Rosales border point, up to Lake Frías from where we will sail to Puerto Blest. After a short bus ride, we will continue sailing for the last part of our trip, crossing Lake Nahuel Huapi until we reach Puerto Pañuelo. We will then continue on to Bariloche by bus, leaving the passengers at the hotel in Bariloche. Overnight.
Day 7: SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE / BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at the Hotel. We will take a half day tour visiting the city, including Playa Bonita, from where we can see Huemul Island. Later on we will get to the foot of Campanario Hill where an option is to take the chair lift to the top the hill, We will cross the bridge to La Angostura which links Lakes Moreno, Nahuel and López Bay and arrive to Punto Panorámico, a natural balcony with views over Lake Moreno and the Llao-Llao peninsula. On the return trip we will go along the edge of the El Trébol Lagoon. Arrival to the Hotel in Bariloche. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport. Reception at Buenos Aires airport. Transfer to the hotel in Buenos Aires. Overnight.
Day 8: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at the hotel. Our ½ day morning tour will begin with the Civic Centre, visiting the National Congress and May Square surrounded by Government House, the Cathedral and City Hall, and the Colon Theatre. We will then visit the barrio of San Telmo, (Sundays include the Flea Market), and La Boca, with its colourful architecture. We will then go to the residential area of Palermo. Finally, we will go to Recoleta, the city's most exclusive district, with its famous cemetery, boutiques, restaurants and side walk cafés. In the evening you will be taken to a restaurtant for dinner with Tango Folk show. Overnight.
Day 9: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at the hotel. At an agreed time, transfer to the airport to board your departure flight
 
Minimum 2 pax. Operates all year round
From September 16 to April 15, daily departures except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (lake crossing, day 05 and 06 of the program does not operate on Sundays) From April 16 to September 15, daily departures except on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (lake crossing does not operate on Saturdays and Sundays)
Museums are closed on Mondays.

 
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