Chile Family Journey

DAY 01: SANTIAGO
Arrival and transfer to Hotel
Santiago is the central point of a region filled with attractive sites and activities. Only 60 km away are the main South American ski centers, and the beautiful beaches of the Pacific are only an hour’s drive to the northwest. Just south of Santiago lie the rich and beautiful vineyards of the Maipo Valley, one of the world’s most esteemed wine producing regions.
Afternoon City Tour
Departure to the downtown area, starting at Bernardo O”Higgins avenue, the main one in the city and visiting La Moneda presidential palace followed by a walk through the pedestrian Ahumada and Huerfanos streets and  “Plaza de Armas” surrounded by the cathedral and other historical buildings. Continue to the old residential areas climbing up San Cristobal hill to have a panoramic view of the city before continuing to other areas of interest such as Bellavista, centre of cultural and artistic activity and Las Condes and Providencia, modern residential areas of Santiago.
Overnight in Santiago

DAY 02: SANTIAGO
Breakfast at hotel
Mountain family day at El Colorado and Farellones, 36 kmts from Santiago, includes round trip transfers Santiago/Farellones-El Colorado/Santiago staying until 04:00 pm, this alternative offers the possibility to enjoy different mountain activities from a soft trekking on snow, tubing, canopy , ski lift tour, or you may try your first ski lesson.
Overnight in Santiago

DAY 03: SANTIAGO
Breakfast at hotel
Wine making at Mont Gras Winery
Designed in collaboration with a top Canadian engineering firm, the MontGras winery is one of the most modern winemaking facilities in Chile.
Have a fun day at its cozy Visitors’ Centre, living a unique moment, learning more about chilean wines and culture, through experience and senses. Using all your senses and hands-on experience, become a winemaker, creating your own unique wine, blending up to 3 red grape varieties, guided by experts. Bottle, cork, capsulate and label YOUR OWN wine and take it with you.

Visit to Colchagua Museum
Located in the heart of Chile’s farming regions, this is one of the most varied private museums in Latin America, here’s just a partial list of exhibits: invertebrate and vertebrate fossils throughout time, Dominican amber, pre-Columbian ceramics and textiles, the largest collection of Mapuche (indigenous Chilean) silver jewelry (Conquistador silver coins beaten into silver plate for jewelry), artifacts from the Catholic church in Chile, arms from WWII, articles from Chile’s early governors and artists, a collection of completely restored carriages, an exhibit celebrating the world of the huaso (Chilean cowboy), his horse and lifestyle, a car museum with beautifully restored early automobiles and the first motorcycle, a life-size model of fossil Carcharodon megaladon shark jaws (complete with plenty of teeth), mastodon fossils, a baleen whale jaw, steam engines and railroad cars, typical early agricultural machinery used in the Colchagua valley, and on and on…
Overnight in Santiago

DAY 04: VIÑA DEL MAR/VALPARAISO & ISLA NEGRA 
After breakfast at the Hotel you will depart Santiago in the morning for a full day heading towards the coast, visiting Isla Negra, Viña del Mar & Valparaiso.
Enjoy the first stop in Pomaire, a small village where the inhabitants work the local clay to make a variety of dishes, pots and interesting sculptures amongst other handicrafts.
Isla Negra, is a small beachside community with a pretty beach backed by fragrant pine trees. Home of Poet Pablo Neruda, 1971 Nobel Laureate and one of the greatest Spanish-language poets of the 20th century, Pablo Neruda was a prolific writer of passionate love poems, historical epics and political narratives. You will visit the museum in his former home dedicated to his life. The architecturally eccentric building houses some of his collections, including bottles, figureheads from ships, shells and various other eclectic articles. A man who personified the ocean and praised those who sailed its tempestuous waves, Neruda maintained his home as though it were a ship. Standing resilient in the face of the volatile Pacific Ocean, amidst a rocky shore and a tumultuous winter, the home could easily be imagined displaying a mast and sail. The majesty of Chile through the eyes of Pablo Neruda captivates the soul.
Continue to the coast and visit Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road. Tour continues to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars) which is now declared by UNESCO as patrimony of Humanity because of its eclectic architecture and urban development. Afternoon return to Santiago.
Overnight in Santiago

DAY 05: SANTIAGO/ATACAMA
Breakfast at Hotel
Transfer to Santiago Airport to baord flight to Calama.
Arrival at Calama Airport. Private transfer to Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.
The Atacama area climate has 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 hotel 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. You will enjoy customized family excursions depending on your preferences.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama

DAY 06: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a visit at your own pace, with your private driver/guide & a vehicle just for your family, to one or more of this wonderfull sites: Moon Valley, Geysers of Tatio, Atacama Salt Flat.
At night enjoy a family dinner under the stars ot Atacama sky.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama

DAY 07: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel.
Today join a variety of explorations; walking, horseback riding or biking.
San Pedro de Atacama is a place for slowly contemplating immensity, enjoying the basic details of simple life, gratifying the body and the soul, inside and out…and beyond.

This tour allows people without any prior knowledge of the sky to understand how to look at it, and observe as well through powerful telescopes, and discover our universe from one of the best places on Earth to see the sky, the Atacama Desert.
Tour begins with an explanation about the naked eye sky. What do we see when we look at the stars, what is a constellation, how to learn them, how to read a sky map and recognize the main stars. A green laser pointer is used to show you unambiguously the various constellations.
When the moon is visible, it is possible to take images of it through the telescopes, either with digital cameras, or with reflex (adapters for Nikon, Canon, Minolta and Pentax cameras are available). Everybody has seen images of Saturn, but the first time you really see the planet with your own eyes becomes a moment to remember.
Tour ends around a warm drink to talk a little bit before returning to San Pedro.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama

Tonight you may enjoy a Star Tour under Atacama’s clear sky.

DAY 08: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA/SANTIAGO
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
Private Transfer to Calama Airport to Board Flight to Santiago
Arrival at Santiago Airport and transfer to Hotel
Overnight in Santiago

DAY 09: SANTIAGO/PAINE 
Buffet breakfast at the Hotel
Private Transfer to Santiago airport to board flight to Punta Arenas
Arrival at Punta Arenas Airport and transfer to Paine Patagonia Camp.
Patagonia Camp is located on the shore of the enormous Toro Lake and facing the dramatic Paine Massif. The complex is made up of 17 deluxe yurts (comfortable tent domes nestled in a dense forest of beach trees with private bathroom and private terrace), and there is one building that serves as a restaurant, bar and lounge. All are connected by elevated walkways.
Dinner and lodging at Patagonia Camp.

DAY 10: PAINE
After breakfast, full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park visiting some of its most important viewpoints and attractions of this world famous National Park.
Dinner and lodging at Patagonia Camp.

DAY 11: PAINE
After breakfast, full day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park visiting some of its most important viewpoints and attractions of this world famous National Park.
Dinner and lodging at Patagonia Camp.

DAY 12: PAINE/PUERTO VARAS
Breakfast
Transfer to Punta Arenas Airport to board flight to Puerto Montt
Arrival at Puerto Montt Airport and transfer to your Hotel in Puerto Varas.
Just 20 kilometers away from Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas gathers the poetry of its rosebushes and the typical regional flora with the streets that end at is magical waterfront, which may be enjoyed both during the day and at night.
The German colonization left track in its architecture and gardens, which offer a view of the silhouette of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes, whose summits are always covered by snow.
Overnight in Puerto Varas

DAY 13: FRUTILLAR
Breakfast at Hotel.
Half Day excursión to Frutillar and its German Colonial Museum
The small german settlement of Frutillar is one hour north from Puerto Varas, it has beautiful old houses in a German style with gardens.
The German Colonial Museum of Frutillar is a must see. It recreates the colonial way of life of the German who established themselves in this city more than 150 years ago. There are four main buildings including a mill, the grain house (displaying carriages), blacksmith workshop, and the family house. The museum provides an interesting insight into the life of early settlers and what they had to go through to get there.
Overnight in Puerto Varas

DAY 14: PUERTO VARAS/SANTIAGO
Breakfast
Transfer to Airport to board flight to Santiago connecting with your International flight.
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