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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2Santiago de ChileCerro San Cristobal, La Moneda, Plaza De La Constitucion, Cerro Santa LuciaHotel Plaza San Francisco, Ritz-Carlton
2 - 5San Pedro de AtacamaMoon Valley, Death Valley, El Tatio Geyser, Chaxa Lagoon FlamingoesCumbres San Pedro de Atacama, Explora Atacama
5 - 6Punta ArenasPlaza de Armas, Pioneer Cemetery, Braun-Menéndez Cultural Center, Maggiorino Borgatello MuseumDreams Hotel del Estrecho - Casino and Spa
6 - 14AntarcticaSnow White Landscape, Icebergs & Glaciers, Unique Wildlife, Cruise, Kayaking & Adventure SportsOcean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions, Ocean Adventurer by Quark Expeditions
14 - 15Punta ArenasPlaza de Armas, Pioneer Cemetery, Braun-Menéndez Cultural Center, Maggiorino Borgatello MuseumDreams Hotel del Estrecho - Casino and Spa
15 - 15Santiago de ChileCerro San Cristobal, La Moneda, Plaza De La Constitucion, Cerro Santa Lucia

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

International Arrival

Transfer from Santiago de Chile airport to hotel with an English speaking guide. (26 km, 30 min)

Santiago de Chile

1 Night

With excellent infrastructure, political stability, and vibrant culture, the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile is the pride of contemporary South America.

Included Activities

Half Day Maipo Valley Wine Tour- Perez Cruz from Santiago
On this half day tour visit the beautiful Maipo Valley. The oldest wine producing region of Chile, the Maipo Valley is the home to some of Chile’s best Cabernet Sauvignon Wines. Visit the family run Perez Cruz Winery. A sustainable vineyard, specializing in red wines that are produced and bottled on site, the winery is built of native woods and evocative of nature and wine production. Finish your private tour with a tasting of Perez Cruz’s best vintages. (Approximately 4 hours. Private Activity.)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Ritz-Carlton – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 2 - 5

Transfer from Santiago de Chile hotel to Airport. (26 km, 30 minutes.)

Flight from Santiago de Chile to Calama

Hotel transfer from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama (110 km, 1 hr)

San Pedro de Atacama

3 Nights

San Pedro de Atacama lies in the middle of one of the driest deserts of the world – Puna de Atacama.

Included Activities

Included Activities at Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama
Discover a mystical place where time stands still and visitors enjoy moments of calm reflection in the world’s driest desert. Guests will be able to choose 2 half day or 1 full day excursion each day of their stay. The excursions vary in terms of fitness level and interest and are guided by the hotel’s expertly trained guides who will bring alive the desert landscapes. Drive across the salt flats, visit the erupting Tatio geysers, climb the volcanoes, hike through spectacular scenery, ride horses through mystical Death Valley or soak in the Puritama thermal springs. After days exploring the desert, guests can come back to relax with unlimited use of the spa facilities including the wet and dry sauna, swimming pools and jacuzzi. For more detailed information on all the activities offered by Cumbres, please visit their website: http://www.cumbressanpedro.com/en/excursions.html

Included Activities at Explora Atacama
Through the numerous explorations available to guests, you will be able to discover the ancient culture of Atacama and its singular wildlife, as well as the varying natural landscapes in this vast territory. Expert guides will help guests plan your activities to match your interests in the time available. Whether you prefer trekking, horseback riding or cycling the explorations will enable you to discover volcanoes, mountain chains, salt flats, geysers, lakes and wetlands as well as towns which presser the Atacameño culture. More than 20 treks, 10 bicycle explorations, 10 horseback rides and even 7 options for more challenging mountain climbs are yours to choose from in addition to a nightly Stargazing exploration of the amazing Atacama night sky with Explora’s own observatory. For more detailed information on all the activities offered by Explora Atacama, please visit their website: http://www.explora.com/explora-atacama/explorations/exploring-atacama.htm

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
Explora Atacama – Opt 2
RoomYali
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleLodge
Day 5 - 6

Private transfer from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama (110 km, 1.5 hr)

Flight from Calama to Punta Arenas via Santiago de Chile

Shared transfer to Hotel

Punta Arenas

1 Night

Punta Arenas was the point of arrival for many European immigrants, who created a cultural melting pot here at the southernmost end of Chile.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 14

Shared transfer to Airport

Flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island (Frei Station)

Antarctica

8 Nights

By far the most exotic vacation destination around the world you would ever visit, a  spectacularly white landscape of snow, icebergs, and glaciers, iconic wildlife of whales, seals and penguins, await you on an Antarctica Cruise.

Included Activities

Group Cruise: Flying the Drake
Begin your day early in the morning as you hop onto a chartered flight from Punta Arenas over Cape Horn, flying over the legendary Drake Passage. Just two hours later, you will arrive at Chile’s Frei Station on King George Island, which is part of the South Shetland Islands. Having landed, you can stretch your legs with a mile-long (1.6 km) walk up to the shore, taking in the beautiful views at this Mars-like landscape peppered with colorful houses and research stations. Afterward, you will be transferred by Zodiac boat to your ship and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula! Onboard, check into your accommodation, refresh yourself and gather for lunch as you set off. Following a delicious meal, you will have plenty of opportunities to admire the dramatic landscape surrounding you. As night falls, enjoy your first dinner experience on the ship and then it’s lights out!

Group Cruise: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, taking in the immensity and natural beauty of the White Continent. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you speechless and awe-struck! Each day, you will set out by Zodiac boat with passionate experts to explore the local bays, channels, and landing sites. Your expedition team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station, or visiting the colonies of chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo penguins, all of which are found in this region. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater, and leopard seals, as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, fins, or perhaps orcas, while on your Zodiac excursions. The serene silence is sometimes interrupted by the noise of squabbling penguins, and the boom and crack of a calving glacier – this is your perfect opportunity to take in all the sounds and sights that Antarctica has to offer.

Group Cruise: Antarctic Circle
Heading southward, your ship will sail towards the Antarctic Circle, a magical destination for seafarers and explorers. Beyond the latitude at approximately 66°33´ S, reaching the Antarctic Circle is both a memorable experience and an impressive achievement, as few visitors have the opportunity to travel so far south. The further toward the South Pole you go, the more influence the rugged and icy the surroundings have on the expedition. Thick ice fields are a common sight in this region, glaciers dominate the landscape, and the number of drifting icebergs begins to increase. This is Antarctica, raw and wild, home of the midnight sun, Weddell seals, and your best chances of encountering sea ice – the foundation of the Antarctic marine ecosystem. Simply magical!

Group Cruise: Return Flight Over the Drake
Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A short walk of about one and a quarter mile takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft waiting for you. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board your chartered flight back to Punta Arenas. While flying across the Drake Passage over the next two and a half hours, marvel at the stunning views of the sea and ice below. Upon your arrival from the seventh continent, make your way to your hotel for the night and enjoy an evening at leisure.

Hotel Options
RoomLower Deck Twin
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
RoomSuite
MealsFull Board and Activities
StyleCruise
Day 14 - 15

Flight from King George Island (Frei Station) to Punta Arenas

Shared transfer to Hotel

Punta Arenas

1 Night

Punta Arenas was the point of arrival for many European immigrants, who created a cultural melting pot here at the southernmost end of Chile.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 15 - 15

Transfer to Airport

Flight from  Punta Arenas to Santiago

Santiago de Chile

0 Nights

With excellent infrastructure, political stability, and vibrant culture, the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile is the pride of contemporary South America.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 20,190 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 31,490 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation & meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities & excursions as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip

Not Included

  • Entrance fees & meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips & personal expenses
  • Visa & tourism fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare
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Atacama and Antarctica: Landscapes to Remember

15 days $ 20,190 / person

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