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Explore legendary landscapes! From the stark, desert scenery of Atacama, the driest desert in the world, to the white wonderland of Antarctica, discover untamed nature at its best. Also included are wine tours in Chile’s famed Maipo Valley and downtime in scenic Punta Arenas.

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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
14 - 15Punta ArenasPlaza de Armas, Pioneer Cemetery, Braun-Menéndez Cultural Center, Maggiorino Borgatello MuseumDreams Hotel del Estrecho - Casino and Spa

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  • Landscape
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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 Day

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 Days

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.

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.

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

Group transfer to Hotel

Punta Arenas

1 Day

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

Included Activities

Great White Expedition to the Polar Circle: Part I
Launch your expedition at Punta Arenas by taking in the highlights of this Chilean port town on day one. As the busiest city of Southern Patagonia, Punta Arenas has vibrant neighborhoods like the Plaza de Armas and the bustling Bories Street. Check out an amazing replica of Magellan’s galleon at the Museo Nao Victoria or old carriages and houses on display at the Museum of Memories. Enjoy a breezy walk up the Hill of the Cross for a panoramic view of the city and later tuck into sinful chocolate desserts at a picturesque cafe. Early afternoon meet your expeditions representative at your official starting point hotel to discuss embarkation details and then enjoy a welcome dinner before you call it a day.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 14

Group transfer to Airport

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

Antarctica

8 Days

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 in Antarctica.

Included Activities

Great White Expedition to the Antarctic Circle: Part II
On day two of your expedition, fly from Punta Arenas to King Georges Island where a refreshing walk takes you to the shore. Get on a Zodiac to be transported to your cruise ship after which you are ready to set sail. Days three through five mark your exploration of sub-Antarctic landscape. Sail through bays and channels to view breathtaking icebergs in the distance or the elegant dive of a whale. Land on shores to watch seabirds in their natural habitat or wander ahead to glimpse penguins nesting in their rookeries. Enjoy the sight of hundreds of seals sunning themselves on beaches even as your Expeditions Team scours for the best viewing spots and landings. Days six and seven are to be forever etched in your memory as you cross the Antarctic Circle to actually touch the White continent. Celebrate your entry to the 66°33´ S latitude with a bottle of bubbly as you gaze in wonder at the stunning icescapes all around. Journey back northwards over days eights and nine. Watch out for frolicking fur seals or curious gentoo penguins as you sail by the glittering landscape. Catch a glimpse of an albatross diving for fish or feel a thrill down your spine at the boom of a calving glacier in the distance. On day two of your expedition, fly from Punta Arenas to King Georges Island where a refreshing walk takes you to the shore. Get on a Zodiac to be transported to your cruise ship after which you are ready to set sail. Days three through five mark your exploration of sub-Antarctic landscape. Sail through bays and channels to view breathtaking icebergs in the distance or the elegant dive of a whale. Land on shores to watch seabirds in their natural habitat or wander ahead to glimpse penguins nesting in their rookeries. Enjoy the sight of hundreds of seals sunning themselves on beaches even as your Expeditions Team scours for the best viewing spots and landings. Days six and seven are to be forever etched in your memory as you cross the Antarctic Circle to actually touch the White continent. Celebrate your entry to the 66°33´ S latitude with a bottle of bubbly as you gaze in wonder at the stunning icescapes all around. Journey back northwards over days eights and nine. Watch out for frolicking fur seals or curious gentoo penguins as you sail by the glittering landscape. Catch a glimpse of an albatross diving for fish or feel a thrill down your spine at the boom of a calving glacier in the distance.

Hotel Options
RoomMain Deck Twin Window
MealsFull Board plus Activities
StyleCruise
Day 14 - 15

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

Group transfer to Hotel

Punta Arenas

1 Day

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

Included Activities

Great White Expedition to the Polar Circle: Part III
On day seven disembark the ship at King Georges Island after which you are ready to take the chartered flight back to Punta Arenas. As you fly across the Drake Passage over the next two and a half hours, marvel at the stunning design of sea, ice and land down below. Land at Punta Arenas and after your group transfer to the hotel, the evening is yours to enjoy as you please. Browse through the boutique stores and hip cafes along the coast road or unwind over a drink at your hotel with pleasurable reminisces of your Antarctic expedition.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 26,290 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 28,090 /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 in one double room for 15 days / 14 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • The following internal flights in economy class unless otherwise specified:
    • Santiago de Chile – Calama
    • Calama – Santiago de Chile – Punta Arenas
    • Punta Arenas – King George Island (Frei Station)
    • King George Island (Frei Station) – Punta Arenas
    • Punta Arenas – Santiago de Chile
  • All activities as listed:
    • Santiago de Chile: Half Day Maipo Valley Wine Tour- Perez Cruz from Santiago
    • San Pedro de Atacama: Included Activities at Cumbres San Pedro de Atacama
    • San Pedro de Atacama: Included Activities at Explora Atacama
    • Punta Arenas: Fly the Drake Expedition: Punta Arenas
    • Antarctica: Fly the Drake Expedition: : Part II
    • Punta Arenas: Fly the Drake Expedition: Part III
  • If your itinerary includes self-drive travel then all such travel comes with CDW insurance for an unlimited number of kilometers. For further details about the type of car please speak to your Travel Consultant.
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your tour guide
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Fees and taxes
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Atacama and Antarctica: Landscapes to Remember

15 days $ 26,290 / person

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