Santiago & Atacama "Desert" / 16 days
Itinerary / 100% Flexible
Day 1 - Reception at Santiago SCL airport and transfer to Hotel. Day at Leisure
Capital of Chile located in the Central Valley, framed by the majestic Mountain range of the Andes. Important metropolis where the French classic baroque and the Spanish colonial architecture are combined with modern high buildings. The beautiful and extensive valleys that surround the city give rise to famous Chilean wines, in addition to a pleasant Mediterranean climate, between summits of the mountain range with their winter centers and the privileged coast of the Pacific Ocean. Elegant hotels are located only a few steps away of the main commercial avenues and for a more varied selection of articles, the modern metropolitan subway covers in few minutes the distance to Providence or Las Condes, areas of important commercial centers, exclusive boutiques, ample pedestrian strolls and restaurants offering a varied gastronomy and excellent wines of tradition.
Day 2 - Private City Tour Santiago de Chile
Half day Tour to visit Santiago from west to east and get to know the contrasts of the capital and its must-see monuments such as: La Moneda Palace, San Francisco Museum, Plaza de Armas, Cerro Santa Lucia, San Cristobal Hill, Sanhattan finacial center and Costanera Center.
Day 3 - Golf Round "La Dehesa Golf Club" - with Caddies
Nestled in the foothills of the Andes in Santiago, the Club de Golf La Dehesa offers outstanding mountain views. This golf club Began in the late 60s. The course offers the longest par 5 course in South America, located on the 18th hole (660 yards). Club de Golf La Dehesa was Chosen for the world amateur championship in 1998, and it was the last That Sergio Garcia played course before becoming a pro.
Day 4 - Golf Round "Club de Golf Las Araucarias" with pull Carts
The Araucaria Golf Club is located 40 minutes from Santiago and is one of the most complete golf clubs of Chile. This golf course features 18 regulation holes that will enjoy 6543 yard course located on 64 hectares, considered one of the best courses in the country.
Day 5 - Golf Round "Club De Golf Las Brisas De Chicureo" - with Caddies
As a Golf Club, in Las Brisas de Chicureo we focus our efforts on implementing and maintaining the best conditions for our members to practice this sport in excellent facilities. The Valle and Montaña courses, both with 18 holes, make us the first Club in Chile with a large 36-hole course. The 9-hole children's court and a practice court come to complete the infrastructure. The Golf School, run by renowned professionals, welcomes children and adults who have achieved important triumphs in national and international championships. We invite you to discover our Club and to practice this fascinating sport.
Day 6 - Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Day Tour - Land Transfer to your Hotel Valparaíso
On this tour from Santiago you’ll visit the historical port of Valparaíso, taking in its steep streets, panoramic views, and Bohemian lifestyle. Admire the gardens, parks, and beaches of popular Viña del Mar, Chile’s premier seaside resort.
You’ll depart from Santiago on this full-day excursion to the Pacific Coast. Pass through the beautifully groomed vineyards of the Curacavi and Casablanca valleys before arriving in Valparaiso. Valparaiso, Spanish for Paradise Valley, is a cultural hotspot that serves as one of the country’s most important seaports.
The entire city is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its intriguing cobblestone labyrinth of streets, historic buildings, and ancient funiculars along steeply sloping hills.
From the Mirador 21 de Mayo lookout you’ll enjoy spectacular, panoramic views of the city and harbor. Your guide will point out some of the more interesting sights and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Next, you’ll visit the garden city, Viña del Mar, home to the most-visited beach on Chile’s central coast. The city boasts beautiful parks and gardens, and miles of sparkling beaches. See the Presidential Castle, Liberty Avenue, the 1930s Casino, and various classic century-old mansions. As a part of the experience, you may want enjoy lunch on your own at a delightful Viña del Mar restaurant
Day 7 - Golf Round "Rocas de Santo Domingo Golf Club" with Caddies
Club de Golf Rocas de Santo Domingo was formed in the early 1940s and its founding members established a course in wooded terrain near the mouth of the Maipo River, next to the charming little seaside resort os Santo Domingo. Committee member Alex Mc Donald oversaw the construction of the original 18-hole course and this layout served the membership for over half a century until an additional 9-hole circuit - the 3,303 - yard Blanca nine- was bulit on the east side of the property in 1997.
Day 8 - Golf Round "Club de Campo Las Brisas" with Caddies
The Club de Golf Las Brisas de Santo Domingo was formed in 1995 The golf course was designed by Stuart Moore, the architectural firm Gage Davis & Associates, experts in Golf Courses and its construction was in charge of the construction Ignacio Hurtado, a company with extensive experience and prestige in Chile.
Day 9 - Golf Round "Club de Campo Granadilla" with Caddies
Granadilla Country Club is part of the history of Golf in Chile, a sport that came to this country at the hands ofEnglish immigrants engaged in trade and industry in the city of Valparaiso, in those years, Southern Pacificport.His 18-hole course designed by the founders of the Club, for over 110 years, is one of the most challengingfields of this continent, including holes with all sorts of difficulties, given the spectacular environment thatsurrounds it a beauty native vegetation and extraordinary. There are 120 hectares of a field that leaves no oneindifferent.
Day 10 - Flight to Calama & Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama / Moon and Dead Valley Tour
In the morning, after breakfast we will transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama, and transfer you to San Pedro de Atacama (95km). Check into your lodge and choose one of the excursions offered by the hotel. We recommend the Moon and Death Valley Tour.
In the evening, one of the most expected moments is the sunset and the best place to appreciate it is the Mountain range of the Salt, with its Mars and Moon Valleys that are saline and argillaceous conformations product of the mineralogical folding that have taken place for one hundred million years and that originated small mountains of capricious and sculptural forms that at sunset resemble a Lunar landscape.
We head toward the valley of the moon, around 10 kms. away from San Pedro de Atacama, declared natural sanctuary, is part of Los Flamencos National Reserve within the Salt Mountains (range).
Beautiful and attractive place full of colors and formations that create a geological spectacle similar to the moon s surface. Visit to the Tres Marias statues , the salt cave , we will go upward to the gran duna ( great dune )
to see the entire splendour of this beautiful panorama.
San Pedro de Atacama:
Challenging and quiet, the Atacama Desert is considered the driest on the planet. Mountain ranges, volcanoes, with their eternal snow-covered summits, mysterious geoglyphs, gigantic geysers, impressive salt lakes with their colonies of flamingos, lagoons of intense blue color and thermal water swimming pools in the middle of magical indigenous towns. San Pedro de Atacama is considered the archaeological capital of Chile and the center of the Atacama culture.
Feel the immensity of the Atacama Salt lake with the imposing view of the Licancabur volcano, the magic of the quiet Valley of the Moon at dusk, the mystery of El Tatio Geysers and the moving feeling of the archaeological museum Le Paige with iys collection of objects that illustrate the evolution of the people that inhabited the Atacama territory during eleven thousand years of development.
Day 11 - Archaeological Tour
Visit The Pukara Quitor dating back to the 12th century, important defensive fortress of the Atacama culture, located 3 Km. San Pedro de Atacama, with an area of 2.5 hectares and a strategic location, this defended by a ravine barrier on the river, a quebradilla and a wall in the most accessible that gives the valley.
It is an impressive construction that climbs a steep hill, in their homes and walls used stones, together with mortar of earth. Exit toward Ayllus (social system of subsistence and community work)
Crossing one of the Ayllus more distant came to the Village Archaeological Site of Tulor, with a seniority approx. 3000 years, miraculously preserved to be buried by sand, composed of rooms circulars communicated among themselves and with patio in common. It is a visit exciting. Return to San Pedro.
Day 12 - Atacama Salt Flat, Toconao & High Plain Lagoons Tour
Departure to the Gaps High of Miñique and Miscanti, located 138 km of San Pedro de Atacama and at an altitude of 4,300 meters. We take the road to Toconao, this is going straight into the plains with views of the volcano Sunset, on the route be able to observe species of native trees in the area as the tamarugo and de, in the km 38 arrival to the people of Toconao, brief visit to the main square and the church, highlighting their houses built in volcanic stone (Quarry).
Panoramic view of the beautiful contrast that occurs between the greenery of the Valley of Jere and the desert, we continue brief visit to the village farmer in Socaire. Then ascend by the cordillera de los Andes to reach the gaps of Miscanti and MeÃ±iques of intense blue and white shores, located in the National Reserve Flamingos, surrounded by imposing hills and volcanoes created a unique landscape in this region.
Guided Walk on the sector. Then returned and visited the Salar de Atacama and travel the Lagoon Here where we can witness the flamingos and other types of birds. At dusk. Return to San Pedro at 14:00 Approx.
Day 13 - Puritama Hot Springs
The hot springs are a welcome break to return from a day of exploration. The pools with water at 35 ° C and rich in minerals, allow give the visitor the relaxation required after a journey that begins early and extends throughout the day.
Day 14 - Tatio Geysers Tour / Transfer to Calama airport & Flight to Santiago de Chile
Exploration to the highest geothermal field, located at 4,300 meters above sea level in the Andean Mountain range.The steam fumaroles, that reach 50 meters of height, are mixed with the imposing beauty of the Andes, multiple colors and with varied fauna, among which outstand the Vicunas, American camelidae of elegant walking and adapted to live in extreme climatic and geographic conditions.
The geothermal field has its origin in the Earth magma, the cordilleran waters originated by defrosting filter through the cracks of the layers of the soil, reaching deep and hot zones, and finally when getting in contact with the magma, raises violently in the form of steam and boiling water, causing the fumaroles and spurts that rise because of the abrupt change of temperature.
When returning, nature provides a stirring landscape of mountains and volcanoes 5,500 above sea level, as well as important birds in the small rivers that follow their way to the great Atacama Salt Lake.
In the Afternoon, you will be transfer to Calama Airport to take your flight back to Santiago de Chile, where your guide will transfer to your hotel in Santiago de Chile.
Day 15 - Day at Leisure Santiago
We suggest alternative tours like:
• Wine Tour "Santa Rita Vineyard"
• Day Tour Viña del Mar & Valparaiso
• Cajón del Maipo & Embalse El Yeso Tour
• Bike Tour
• Walking Tour
• Extra Golf Round
Contact us for further info and more alternatives!
Day 16 - Transfer to Airport - Flight back Home
On your last day we can guide you back to the airport or in case you want to experience more, we will be excited to inform you about all the possibilities!.
Santiago de Chile
• 7 nights accommodation
• Daily Breakfasts
• Golf Round "Club de Golf La Dehesa" (Caddies)
• Golf Round "Club de Golf Las Araucarias" (pull Carts)
• Golf Round "Club de Golf Las Brisas de Chicureo" (Caddies)
• Preferential Tee Times / Carts or pull Carts depending course.
• Golf Courses & Airport Transfers
• Private City Tour
Valparaíso - Viña del Mar
• 4 nights accommodation
• Daily Breakfasts
• Golf Round "Club de Golf Las Brisas" (Caddies)
• Golf Round "Club de Golf Granadilla " (Caddies)
• Golf Round "Club de Golf Brisas de Santo Domingo" (Caddies)
• Preferential Tee Times / Carts or pull Carts depending course.
• Golf Courses & Airport Transfers
• Viña del Mar & Valparaíso Tour
• 4 nights accommodation (All Inclusive)
• Transportation in/out hotels – aiports
• All Tours and Excursions (two half day tours per day / 1 full day tour per day)
• Buffets Breakfasts
• All Lunchs + Dinners
Exact Rates may vary according specific dates of your trip and number of participants.
We will be happy to quote your trip!