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The Northern part of Chile has so much to offer to the traveler. From the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago to the arid desert of Atacama, with a spectacular fertile valley in between. The temperate climate attracts thousands of visitors every year. For the luna lanscapes in the desert and the sumptuous wines of the Colchagua valley, this 7 day route offers the best of Northern Chile.
Special features of our Classic Northern Chile and central wine valley Tour:
Type of Tourism: Adventure, Cultural, Geographical, Desert
Places to Visit: Santiago, Colchagua Wine Valley, Atacama Desert.
Duration: 7 Days and 6 Nights.
Type of Service: group tours.
Accommodation: 4 star or boutique hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen, guaranteeing that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
We will collect you from the airport in Santiago and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will head out on a City Tour around Santiago, where you will visit the city’s most famous attractions, including a walking tour downtown visiting the “Plaza de Armas”, the Cathedral, Ahumada Boulevard and the Government Palace “La Moneda”. We will then go further afield to visit the main avenues of old Santiago, crossing into the bohemian neighbourhood ...
After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to the car rental office. We will continue to Santa Cruz in the Colchagua Valley. Our first stop will be at the Montes winery, known worldwide for their connection with the earth, their vineyards, their experience in the winemaking process, and always seeking the finest quality in each of their wine- a true adventure in winemaking. Your visit will be a great experience and an opportunity to discover, learn about, and enjoy the fascinating wor...
Today, we can visit the Santa Cruz winery where you can take a tour around the garden to see the different grape varieties, then continue to the harvest patio, the tanks and wine cellar, where you can taste some wines. The visit to this winery also includes riding the cable car up to the Chamán Hill, to see the indigenous villages. We then recommend a visit to the Laura Hartwig Winery, before you return to your hotel for the evening.
At your preferred time, you can drive back to Santiago Airport for your flight to The Calama airport. On arrival, we will head to San Pedro de Atacama. We will visit the old plaza and learn about the customs of its local inhabitants. As we adjust to the slow pace of life here, we can visit the impressive old church, take in all of the local art, and take a stroll through the workshops of the Craft Village, to find out how they keep their traditions alive.
Today we will drive towards the fortress of Quitor, built over 700 years ago to defend them from invading neighbourhood villages. We will then visit the archaeological site of Tulor, which dates back 3,000 years and surrounds the shores of the lagoons.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Moon Valley, found within the Salt Mountain Range. Its impressive geological formations made of diverse shapes and colours, giant dunes and beautiful salt crystals, on the crisp ground, makes you feel like you are on another planet.
Today, we will head out to the High-plateau Lagoons of Meñique and Miscanti, amid volcanos and mountains. We will then visit The Atacama Salt Flats and Toconao, a village of volcanic stone. We will then head to see the habitat of the spectacular pink flamingos, on the Chaxa Lagoon. After lunch in Socaire, we will continue on towards the mountains, where The Meñique and Miscanti Lagoons are located at a whopping 4,500 metres elevation. These lagoons are surrounded by impr...
Today we can enjoy an excursion to El Tatio Geysers. We will leave early to arrive for the sunrise and will begin with a walk around the geothermal field, watching how these spectacular jets of steam shoot into the air. You can enjoy a soak in these natural thermal pools.
Once we arrive back to San Pedro de Atacama, we will head back to The Calama Airport for your afternoon flight home, or on to your next exciting destination.