A Chilean Adventure

Optional Extension to Easter Island

A Chilean Adventure

Optional Extension to Easter Island

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Trip Overview

Countries Visited: Chile
Starts In: Santiago (SCL)
Ends In: Santiago (SCL)
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights | Optional Easter Island Extension 3 days/2 nights
Int'l Air Route: USA/Santiago (SCL)
Group Size: Min 4; Max 16
Accommodations: Deluxe 5★ & First Class 4★
Activity Level: Easy
Experiences: Culture, History, Food

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Dates & Prices

Your TripDepart USAReturn USADouble Occupancy PriceSingle Occupancy PriceIntra Tour Air
A Chilean AdventureNovember 9, 2023November 18, 2023$11995$14495TBA
A deposit of $750 is required to hold a reservation. This may be charged to a credit card. Final payment is due 60 days prior to Start Date of the tour. Final payment may be made by personal check or wire transfer. Credit card payments are assessed a 4% fee. Note: Single occupancy rates can be avoided if matched with another single traveler. If no share is available, the single rate will apply. Rates are based on current rates of exchange at the time of publishing and is subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are also based on a minimum participation which, if minimum participation is not met, may need to be revised.
Special Notes:
  • Single Occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler who also wishes to share. If no share is available, the single rate will apply.
  • Rates are based on current rates and currency exchange rates at the time of publishing the tour online.
  • Rates are subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are based on a minimum participation and if the minimum participation is not met rates may need to be revised.

 

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Depart USA

    Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Santiago (SCL).

  • Day 2 – San Pedro de Atacama | Moon Valley

    Upon arrival, connect to El Loa Airport and transport to San Pedro de Atacama, the gateway to one of the largest and most arid deserts in the world, the Atacama Desert. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy a refreshing welcome drink. Enjoy lunch before a tour to Moon Valley to view out-of-this-world rock formations like Tres Marías. Visit the salt mantles and Duna Mayor and watch as the desert changes colors with a sunset cocktail overlooking the Valley.

    Accommodations: Explora Atacama Hotel ★★★★★
    Room: Yali
    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3 – Toconao Village | Los Flamencos National Reserve | Yerbas Buenas | Rainbow Valley

    This morning we start the in Toconao Village. Then, we venture to Jere Valley to see the true richness of the Toconares, a fertile canyon with a microclimate that allows waters to flow from the mountain range. Then, visit Sector Soncor, Los Flamencos National Reserve. See the flamingos in the Chaxa lagoon before returning to the hotel for lunch. Depart West for Yerbas Buenas to see the perfectly preserved petroglyph carvings in the rock. Rainbow Valley is next, to marvel at the variety of earthen colors in the hills juxtaposed to the clear blue sky.

    Accommodations: Explora Atacama Hotel ★★★★★
    Room: Yali
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4 – El Tatio Geysers | Puritama Hot Springs

    View the violent jets of the geysers at the geothermal field of El Tatio as they condense in enormous steam fumaroles in the early morning rays of the sun. Breakfast is assembled on site, with a complete outdoor service. Afterwards, relax in the serenity of the Puritama Hot Springs. Return for lunch at the hotel and a free afternoon to visit the Village of San Pedro or enjoy the facilities of the hotel before dinner.

    Accommodations: Explora Atacama Hotel ★★★★★
    Room: Yali
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 – Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine

    Transfer to Santiago Calama for a 4-hour flight to the port city of Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park which is known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs, and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife. Lunch is en route and upon check-in at the hotel, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink.

    Accommodations: Explora Torres del Paine ★★★★★
    Room: Cordillera Paine
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 6 – Torres del Paine National Park | Grey Glacier

    Enjoy a picturesque day in Torres del Paine National Park with its most iconic sites the three granite towers and the horn shaped peaks. Today, view glaciers, ice floats, and the feathery forest of Nothofagus plants. Try to spot the native deer or a puma. Walk along the shore of Grey Lake for a beautiful spectacle of the “stranded” icebergs of Grey Glacier.

    Accommodations: Explora Torres del Paine ★★★★★
    Room: Cordillera Paine
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 7 – Bernardo O’Higgins National Park | Mount Balmaceda | Serrano Glacier

    Sail from port this morning towards Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, through the Señoret Channel, while enjoying a snack. Stop at the Cascada and the Cliffs of Cóndores and continue to the heights of Mount Balmaceda. Disembark in Puerto Toro to begin a guided walk on the banks of the Témpanos lagoon, through a native forest of coigües, ñirres, and ciruelillos. Witness a unique landscape, wild and unspoiled, accompanied by the imposing Serrano Glacier. During our return, savor a delicious appetizer with ice from the glacier.

    Accommodations: Explora Torres del Paine ★★★★★
    Room: Cordillera Paine
    Meals: Breakfast, Snack, Appetizer, Dinner

  • Day 8 – Vik Vineyard

    Transfer to Puerto Natales Airport for return flight to Santiago for transfer to Vik Vineyard, a winery, luxury hotel, and vineyard. This holistic vineyard is where world-class wines are born and is characterized by a unique and unprecedented design that is at the same time avant-garde, highly sustainable, and technologically creative while presenting a striking visual display that redefines the wine experience.

    Accommodations: Vik Vineyard ★★★★★
    Room: Suite
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9 & 10 – Vik Vineyard Full Experience

    After check-in and a welcome drink, take the time over the next few days to experience all Vik Vineyard has to offer. Partake in the full tour of the winery and vineyard paired with a luxurious wine tasting experience. And then take advantage of the sauna, relaxation rooms, swimming pool, and game room. Tour the orchard and enjoy a tasting of the seeds and flowers. Hike, bike, or ride on horseback through the brilliant landscape.
     
    Accommodations: Vik Vineyard ★★★★★
    Room: Suite
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 11 – Departure to the USA

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to the USA.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO EASTER ISLAND

  • Day 11 – Orongo Village | Rano Kau Volcano

    Transfer by air to Easter Island and check-in to the hotel for lunch. Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands on Earth. Be mesmerized by the enigmatic Moai as you get to know the Rapa Nui culture. Today’s excursion around the island visits the ruins of the ceremonial stone village of Orongo and Rano Kau Volcano. View the ancient hieroglyphs and the internal lagoon where wild fruits and vegetables grow. Sip cocktails as you watch the sun set behind Ahu Tahai, where a beautiful landscape hides secrets of great historical importance.

    Accommodations: Explora Rapa Nui Hotel ★★★★
    Room: Double
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12 – Ahu Tongariki | Rano Raraku | Anakena

    Before breakfast, visit Ahu Tongariki to watch the sun re-emerge at the largest ahu, sacred ceremonial site, on Easter Island. Its Moai toppled during the island's civil wars and the ahu was swept inland by a tsunami, but it has since been restored. Next, return to the volcano to the crater of Rano Raraku for the most famous and elaborate Moai. Continue to Anakena area for a BBQ lunch by the beach accompanied by a local folk music performance. Spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the beach before dinner this evening.

    Accommodations: Explora Rapa Nui Hotel ★★★★★
    Room: Double
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 13 – Motus Navigation | Cave Excursion

    Sail to the volcanic caves and the islets of Motu Kao Kao, Motu Iti, and Motu Nui, to learn of the Tangata Manu Competition. Swim back to Rapa Nui and climb the sea cliff of Rano Kau to the village of Orongo. Finally, sail to Tahai to see the ahu and Moai of this important archaeological site. After lunch, visit Ana Tepahu Cave, the largest on the island and an undoubtedly incredible tour for those intrigued by the island’s natural wonders. Afterwards, Ana Te Pora Cave presents a long lava tube containing a large room, believed to be a refuge for ancient peoples in times of war.

    Accommodations: Explora Rapa Nui Hotel ★★★★★
    Room: Double
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 – Hanga Roa Market | Departure to USA

    Purchase souvenirs and mementos from a place that offers the greatest variety and quality of hand-made crafts, Hanga Roa Market. A center for buying and selling, local island artisans gather here to offer their unique products. Airport transfers are provided as needed for departure flights to the USA.

    Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

What's Included

  • Nine nights’ accommodation at 5★ hotels (13 with extension to Easter Island)
  • 18 Meals (27 on extension to Easter Island)
  • Private transportation and English-speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Transfers by train, plane, ferry, or other required by the itinerary
  • Sightseeing excursions and entry fees, as stated in the itinerary
  • Coda Tour Representative, with minimum participation
  • Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio from Coda Tours
  • Taxes and service charges

What's Not Included

  • International airfare and baggage fees
  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended)
  • Passport fees
  • Early or late arrival/departure surcharge or early check-in / late check-out
  • Individual arrival or departure transfers
  • Personal accommodations, meals, transfers, drinks, telephone, gifts, and expenses not outlined in the itinerary
  • Any optional sightseeing excursions or additional visits not outlined in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for local guides, drivers, staff, and Coda Tour Manager

Travel Prep

American Airlines and LATAM Airlines are some of the airlines that offer direct flights from Miami (MIA) or New York (JFK) to Santiago (SCL). We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program. Please request a quote if you would like Coda Tours to assist with international airfare bookings. We often can offer favorable rates for Business or Economy class at a standard fee of $35 per ticket.

Intra-tour flights are at an additional cost and are outlined below. Coda Tours books these on your behalf.

  • November 09, 2023 Santiago / Calama, El Loa Airport
  • November 12, 2023 Calama / Santiago; Santiago / Puerto Natales
  • November 15, 2023 Puerto Natales / Santiago

Optional Extension to Easter Island

  • November, 2023 Santiago / Hanga Roa

All travelers must be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and have proof of vaccination that is verified by a medical professional. No other immunizations are required for travel on this tour; however, the Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers be up to date on routine vaccines, including Varicella (Chickenpox), Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (DTaP), Influenza (Flu), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, and Shingles. It is also recommended that you be up to date on Hepatitis A and B.

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel and have two blank pages available per country visited. There is no visa required for this tour for American passport holders.

The weather on this tour will be quite warm during the day but the temperature will drop to be quite cool at night or in certain areas. Please pack and dress accordingly.

Average Temperature Low High
San Pedro de Atacama 73° 83°
Yerbas Buenas 59° 85°
Torres del Paine 42° 64°
Balmaceda 39° 59°
Vik Vineyard 50° 77°
Easter Island 62° 73°

All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary. Rates are based on a minimum participation, if the minimum is not met, rates may need to be revised.

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to departure.

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