Essential Chile: The Atacama Desert, Lake District and Patagonia
Leave behind the sophistication of Santiago and head north to the great Atacama Desert's Valley of the Moon, golden deserts, white salt flats, pink flamingos and blue lagoons. Further south are the Lake District's glacial lakes, snow-capped volcanoes like Torcopuri and Sairecabur, hot springs and isolated fishing villages.
The pride of Patagonia is Torres del Paine (pronounced pie-nay) National Park with its ancient caves, impressive mountain massifs, gargantuan glaciers, and a magnificent hike to the foot of Glacier Serrano.
Dates and Land Cost
Starting at $3795.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)
Dates: Friday, January 24, 2014 - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 and Friday, March 21, 2014 - Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Please note: Custom dates and prices available
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If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.
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6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.
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|Day 1||Arrive in Santiago; Afternoon city tour.|
|Day 2||Fly to Calama; Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama; Visit Salt Mountain, Death Valley, Valley of the Moon.|
|Day 3||Atacama Salt Flats, Chaxa Lagoon, Toconao & Socaire villages.|
|Day 4||Sunrise at the Geysers del Tatio and hike around area. Afternoon free.|
|Day 5||Fly to Puerto Mont; Rest of the day at leisure.|
|Day 6||Explore Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt.|
|Day 7||Full day at Chiloe Island.|
|Day 8||Fly to Punta Arenas; Take hour bus ride to Puerto Natales.|
|Day 9||Sail around fjords and glaciers.|
|Day 10||Torres del Paine National Park.|
|Day 11||Travel by bus and plane back to Santiago.|
|Day 12||Transfer to the airport for your flight home.|