M&R Tours Blog

January 27, 2010

SLOW LOVE – CHILE 9N/10D

DAY 01: SANTIAGO /CASA LAPOSTOLLE (SANTA CRUZ)
Upon arrival at Santiago International Airport you will be met by your local assistant and transferred to Santa Cruz – Clos Apalta.

Clos Apalta belongs to Casa Lapostolle Winery and established on the Apalta Valley vineyards (Santa Cruz, Colchagua, Chile), Clos Apalta landscape is magnificent and peaceful at the same time. One hundred and eighty hectares (450 acres) of surrounding vineyards, the residence is a paradise for wine lovers and people looking for superior lodging. Friendly hospitality defines the style of service and timeless, natural beauty the sense of place.
Fusion of luxury, comfort, and hospitality.

Located just near the winery, The Lapostolle Residence is open all year round and offers extraordinary view on the vineyard and the surrounding mountains.

Four “casitas”, nestled into the native forested hillside of the valley, provide serenity and privacy. Terraces offer ideal settings for quiet contemplation or intimate meals.
Each “casita”, named Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Carmenère in devotion to the varieties planted in the Apalta vineyard, has a magnificent view of the valley and provides a private and peaceful environment that is harmonious with the local landscape. There is no better way to slow down & relax than to be in one of these “casitas”, appreciating the spectacular views they provide. A guarantee of a great night of sleep and an even a better morning!
The Residence, where the living and dining room are located, is an excellent and well-furnished place with a wonderful atmosphere.
 
Overnight at Lapostolle Petit Verdot Casita

DAY 02: LAPOSTOLLE
Breakfast at Residence

Today Enjoy slow activities offered by Lapostolle such as

Relaxation Massages: a smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of movement, and relieves muscular tension.
Aromatherapy Massages: combining the therapeutic properties of essential oils with specific massage techniques to promote health and well being.
Overnight at Lapostolle Petit Verdot Casita

DAY 03: LAPOSTOLLE
Breakfast at Lapostolle Residence
Today enjoy at your own slow pace the swimming pool
Lapostolle Residence offer a quiet environment and is designed for a relax enjoyment of the water. The pool is heated to approximately seventy degrees from November to March. These dates depend of the yearly changes in warm-weather temperatures. Next to the pool there is a wide terrace with comfortable chaise longue

Later nothing better than a slow countryside picnic. Enjoy eating under a very old grapevine next to a charming peasant house: barbecue, assorted salad and a variety of fruits of the season plus home made ice-cream. A pleasant picnic in the beauty of the vineyards, tasting Casa Lapostolle best wines, is an ideal lunchtime for any day.

Overnight at Lapostolle Petit Verdot Casita

DAY 04: LAPOSTOLLE/SANTIAGO/ATACAMA
Breakfast at Lapostolle Residence
Transfer to Santiago Airport to baord flight to Calama.
Arrival at Calama Airport. Private transfer to Hotel Awasi in San Pedro de Atacama.

The Atacama area has a desert-like climate, with big differences of temperature between day and night and summer rains which do not surpass 100 millimeters per year. The area’s chief geographic element is the Atacama Salt Lake, occupying a surface 100 kilometers long by 80 km. wide.
Awasi is located in the historic oasis desert town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, providing the utmost in luxury, slow adventure and relaxation. Each room is assigned with a private guide and 4WD vehicle to embark on special outings to the nearby volcanoes, dry salt lakes, ponds, and other natural features that make the Atacama experience unforgettable. Awasi prepares customized excursions depending on guest preferences, with only eight adobe bungalows in the middle of the vast Atacama Desert, all with private outdoor patio, reading area, and both indoor and outdoor showers.
Guests are free to slow down, realxing in the privacy of the guestrooms or on one of the many cozy sofas and hammocks located in the large open air lobby.

Overnight at Awasi Atacama

DAY 05: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a slow visit at your own pace, with your private driver/guide & a vehicle just for you, to  one or more of this wonderfull sites: Moon Valley, Geysers of Tatio, Atacama Salt Flat.
At night enjoy a slow dinner under the stars ot Atacama sky.
Overnight at Awasi 

DAY 06: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel.

Today you can join a variety of slow explorations; walking, horseback riding or biking.
Awasi is a place for slowly contemplating immensity, enjoying the basic details of slow simple life, gratifying the body and the soul, inside and out…and beyond.
Overnight at Awasi

DAY 07: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA/SANTIAGO/TEMUCO
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel

Private Transfer to Calama Airport to Board Flight to Santiago connecting with flight to Temuco.
Arrival at Temuco and transfer to Huilo Huilo Park (190 kmts – 2 hrs)
The Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve lies at 40º latitude south, in the midst of the Patagonian Andes. Its landscapes of valleys and mountain ranges covered by the Temperate Rainforest form part of a scarce ecosystem that ecological conservation efforts are trying to protect worldwide. The reserve harbors multiple and varied forms of wildlife. The crystal-clear waters of its rivers and lakes make Huilo-Huilo the ideal place for those seeking personal and respectful contact with nature.
On the southern boundary of the reserve, the Mocho-Choshuenco Volcano, part of the Andean Mountain range that lies within Huilo-Huilo, imposes its unique silhouette.

Here one can discover magnificent glaciers and three small, beautiful volcanoes that are natural energy sources, and most impressive of all, take a sled trip to the mountain tops and enjoy a spectacular day of adventure in the snow, even in mid-summer, with a view over extraordinarily beautiful volcanoes and lakes.

Activities for all ages & during all seasons: trekking, canopying, snow board, snow mobiles, mountain climbing, excursions, river kayaking , horseback riding , sport fishing, skiing, mountain biking, flora and fauna observation, hiking, windsurfing. 

Overnight at Bao Bab Boutique Hotel. This beautiful Lodge is nestled inside the National Reserve of Huilo Huilo the Hotel takes its inspiration from the immense Bao Bao tree, native to Africa, which grows within its walls in the center of the building. This seven storey rustic boutique hotel has fifty five rooms with magnificent views of the Mocho-Choschuenco Volcano. All the styling and decor is inspired by the natural surroundings and crafted by indigenous artists designing in wood from the area. Windows, walls, doors and stairs are all carved out of the local rustic woods. All rooms have private bathrooms and central heating as standard and penthouse suites offer the added luxury of hydro massage bath. An impressive panoramic elevator offers a magnificent view when visiting the nine floors of Baobab lodge. There are two restaurants offering gastronomic menus, and there is an international bar, exquisite gastronomical delights and an important international bar. Baobab is an ideal place to relax in a quiet natural setting.

DAY 08: HUILO HUILO
Breakfast at Hotel
Free for Slow activities at Huilo Huilo
Overnight at Bao Bab Boutique Hotel

DAY 09: HUILO HUILO
Breakfast at Hotel
Free for Slow activities at Huilo Huilo

Overnight at Bao Bab Boutique Hotel

DAY 10: HUILO HUILO/TEMUCO /SANTIAGO
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to Temuco Airport to board flight to Santiago
connecting with International flight.

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