Moon Valley | Chile

Atacama & Chilean Patagonia - Tour

Discover Chile's diverse landscapes over 11 days, from deserts to glaciers. Start in Santiago, then fly to San Pedro de Atacama to explore the Moon Valley, Altiplanic Lagoons, and Tatio Geysers. Return to Santiago and fly to Easter Island to visit Orongo, Anakena Beach, and witness a sunrise at Ahu Tongariki.

Travel to Puerto Natales and explore Torres del Paine National Park, famous for its granite peaks and wildlife. Enjoy a boat trip to Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers and a day trip to Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. End your journey in Punta Arenas. This itinerary blends Chile’s natural wonders and cultural heritage in an unforgettable adventure.

11 Day Patagonia Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago de Chile - San Pedro de Atacama

Arrive at SCL (Santiago de Chile) International Airport and connect with a flight to Calama, once you arrive in Calama, private transportation will pick you up with an English-speaking guide to take you to San Pedro de Atacama.

Moon Valley & Mirador de Kari

In the afternoon, after being picked up at your hotel, we will head to the Moon Valley where we will visit a number of sites such as the Three Marias, sculptural figures created by natural erosion. We will also visit the old Victoria Mine, where salt was extracted from this valley and the mining camp. Another of our stops will be at the Achaches viewpoint, located next to two amazing white hills. The hike to the viewpoint is 590 meters and reaches the route's highest point, 2580 meters above sea level. As part of this experience, we will also visit the Duna Mayor, a place where we can hike along the trails from where we can appreciate the Cordillera de la Sal, the Cordillera de Los Andes, and the Domeyko.

Night at a hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 2: San Pedro de Atacama

Altiplanic Lagoons & Weavers of Socaire

After a full filling breakfast, we will travel south, gaining altitude to enter the land of the Puna and be surprised by its peculiar vegetation, wildlife, lagoons, and salt flats, of which Laguna Miscanti stands out without a doubt: the largest in the entire region of Antofagasta. Later we will visit the town of Socaire, where the indigenous community still preserves part of the traditional Atacameño way of life.

Lunch is included as a box lunch during the tour.

Night at a hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 3: San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago de Chile

Geysers del Tatio

At sunrise, we will head towards one of the entrances to the Andean Altiplano. We will observe important high-altitude ecosystems rich in biodiversity such as the Machuca and Putana wetlands; we will visit the small town of Machuca and finally reach the Tatio Geysers. Before returning to San Pedro, we will explore another powerful gift of the earth known
as "Geyser Blanco".

Transportation from your San Pedro de Atacama hotel to the Calama airport.

Check-in at the hotel in Santiago de Chile and the rest of the day/night is free.

Night at a hotel in Santiago de Chile.

Day 4: Santiago de Chile - Easter Island

Breakfast and check-out.

Transportation from your hotel in Santiago de Chile to the airport.

Check-in at the hotel in Isla de Pascua.

Half-day visit to Orongo Sector

This tour delights both for its history and for the magnificent views offered by one of the most beautiful and deepest volcanoes in all of RAPA NUI. The tour begins at the archaeological site VINAPU, whose stone constructions show the techniques of the natives to work the volcanic rock. In addition, there are several remains of destroyed moais, which were demolished in the eighteenth century during the internal wars between clans.

The journey continues in the ceremonial village of ORONGO, where the Tangata Manu competition was held, which in local language means "Birdman", which determined which clan would be in charge of the island for a year. The tour ends at the viewpoint of the RANO KAU Volcano, which hides a true sanctuary of nature in its amazing crater.

***Entrance fee to the National Park is not included.

***The tour does not include a visit to the Ana Kai Tangata cave because of the danger of possible landslides.

Night at a hotel in Isla de Pascua.

Day 5: Easter Island

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full-day visit to Anakena

This archaeological tour visits some of the most amazing places that are related to the mysterious moais of the island. The tour begins with AHU AKAHANGA, an area of lying moais and legends that tell that the first king of the island was buried here. Continue the adventure visiting RANO RARAKU, the sacred place where most of these stone giants were sculpted, and learn about the enigmas behind the transfer of these imposing moais to other parts of the island. The next destination is AHU TONGARIKI, with 15 moais restored and erected in recent decades, which is also the perfect prelude to TE PITO KURA, a ceremonial center that houses the largest moai ever built.

Crown your tour visiting HANGA RAU or TE ARIKI, better known as Anakena Beach, with the best-preserved moais of the whole island. Here you can also enjoy a moment of rest, contemplating and enjoying its beautiful beach with palm trees, white sand, and turquoise water.

***Entrance fee to the National Park is not included.

***Box lunch IS included.

The rest of the day is free.

Night at a hotel in Isla de Pascua.

Day 6: Easter Island - Santiago de Chile

Breakfast at the hotel.

Sunrise in Ahu Tongariki

You will witness a magical moment in one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of RAPA NUI. Surprise yourself not only with the extension of this platform with its mythical 15 moais, but also with the moving image of seeing the first rays of the sun appear behind them. You cannot miss this spectacle of lights and shadows in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

***Entrance fee to the National Park not included.

Transportation to Isla de Pascua airport.

Check-in at the hotel in Santiago de Chile and the rest of the day/night is free.

Night at a hotel in Santiago de Chile

Day 7: Santiago de Chile - Puerto Natales - Torres del Paine

Breakfast and check out.

Transportation to the airport in Santiago de Chile.

Transportation from the airport in Puerto Natales to the hotel in Torres del Paine

Night at a hotel in Puerto Natales.

Day 8: Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full-day Torres del Paine

The excursion begins with a visit to the Milodon Cave, a remarkable cavern 200 meters long, 30 meters high and 80 meters wide located 25 km from Puerto Natales. A half-hour walk will take us inside the cave, known for the discovery of fresh skin and bones of a prehistoric species of giant sloth, the mylodon. Remains of other extinct animals have also been found, such as the dwarf horse and the saber-toothed tiger.

At Cerro Castillo, we make a stop at a cafeteria and then continue on to Torres del Paine, crossing numerous estancias and a landscape that ranges from steppe to deciduous forest. On the way, it is possible to spot local fauna such as the South American ostrich or Ñandu and the guanaco, a wild llama. Torres del Paine is known worldwide for the massifs that give it its name, granite giants shaped by the force of glacial ice. After entering the park, we discover a series of colorful lagoons, ice-covered mountains, and abundant local fauna.

We will then stop for a 15-minute walk to the Salto Grande waterfall on the Paine River. After lunch, we will continue to Grey Lake, where we will hike to a panoramic point from where we will be able to contemplate the icebergs and the glaciers of the same name.

Transfer to Puerto Natales after the tour.

Night at a hotel in Puerto Natales.

Day 9: Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full-day Navegation to Serrano & Balmaceda Glaciers

The Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers are located within the Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, located 31 miles northwest of the city of Puerto Natales and part of the Andes Mountains. Many visitors come to admire this majestic place, almost untouched by man. Its access is only by sea, sailing through the Ultima Esperanza fjord, which owes its name to the "last hope" of finding the Strait of Magellan in 1557, for an excursion that was looking for it from the Pacific Ocean.

The trip begins in Puerto Natales, and on the way, it is possible to see the old buildings of the Bories meat processing plant, which was one of the largest meat processing industries in Patagonia, you can also observe a colony of Imperial Cormorants, a small colony of sea lions and a variety of plants that make up the flora, such as Coigüe, Canelo, Lenga, Ñire, Chilco and Calafate among others.

The Balmaceda glacier can be seen from the boat, however, to visit the Serrano it is necessary to take a 20-minute walk along a path that borders a small lake originated by the melting of the glacier. On the return trip, there is a stop at Estancia Perales, a place where you can enjoy a tasty and abundant regional lunch.

Night at a hotel in Puerto Natales.

Day 10: Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full-day excursion to the Perito Moreno Glacier

Early in the morning with the lights of the first day the excursion begins. Most people think that this time of going from Chile to Argentina does not mean crossing the Andes because in Patagonia the longest mountain range is part of the Patagonian archipelago. So, after crossing the border the landscape will be the vast and windswept Patagonian steppe.

On the way it is possible to see from a distance the "Lago Argentino" and the "Rio Santa Cruz" on its way to the Atlantic Ocean.

After arriving in Calafate we will have some free time and then start the visit to the Perito Moreno Glacier. Once inside the park, it will be possible to take a walk along the stairs and viewpoints to observe this ice giant. Return to Puerto Natales by the same route.

Night at the hotel in Puerto Natales

Day 11: Puerto Natales - Punta Arenas

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed time you will be picked up from the hotel to be taken to Punta Arenas.

**End of our services**

11 Day Patagonia Itinerary Includes

  • Accommodation in the hotel of your choice with breakfast included.
  • Transportation as mentioned.
  • Excursions as mentioned.
  • Meals as mentioned.

11 Day Patagonia Itinerary Does not Include

  • Meals not indicated in the program
  • Drinks and personal extras at the hotels
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Boarding taxes on domestic and international flights.
  • Anything else not included in the program above.

11 Day Patagonia Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore Moon Valley's unique rock formations and enjoy panoramic views from the Achaches viewpoint.
  • Visit the stunning Laguna Miscanti and experience traditional Atacameño culture in Socaire.
  • Witness the spectacular sunrise at Geysers del Tatio and explore the geothermal wonders of the Andean Altiplano.
  • Discover the ceremonial village of ORONGO and enjoy breathtaking views from the RANO KAU Volcano.
  • Marvel at the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier, with its towering ice formations and scenic viewpoints.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 10 Dinners
  • 11 Lunches
Moon Valley | Chile
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Atacama & Chilean Patagonia
11 Days
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