Easter Island | Chile

Chilean Patagonia - Tour

This 10-day itinerary offers an immersive experience through Chile's most iconic destinations. Starting in Santiago, you'll explore the vibrant capital before heading to Easter Island to discover its mysterious moai statues and cultural heritage.

Returning to Santiago briefly, you'll then venture to Patagonia, based in Puerto Natales. Here, you'll explore Torres del Paine National Park's stunning landscapes and take boat tours to view the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers. You'll also visit the famous Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.

The journey concludes in Punta Arenas with a day trip to Tierra del Fuego to see a King Penguin colony. Comfortable accommodations and guided tours ensure a memorable and hassle-free adventure through Chile's diverse regions.

10 Day Patagonia Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago de Chile

Arrive at SCL (Santiago de Chile) International Airport. Transportation from the Airport to a Hotel in Santiago de Chile.

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 2: 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 Easter Island.

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 Easter Island.

Day 3: 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 Easter Island.

Day 4: 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 Easter Island 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel and check out.

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 a hotel in Puerto Natales.

Day 9: 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.

Night at a hotel in Punta Arenas

Day 10: Punta Arenas

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full-day excursion to King Penguin Park

Full-day excursion to the northern area of the big island of Tierra del Fuego, visiting the small town of Porvenir and the King Penguin colony in Bahía Inútil. The morning begins by heading to the Tres Puentes terminal to board a two-hour ferry that will take us to Porvenir, on the island of Tierra del Fuego. From Tres Puentes, we will cross the Strait of Magellan, a 583 km long historical channel that connects the waters of the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean.

In Porvenir, we will visit the Fernando Cordero Rusque Museum which exhibits of fauna, pioneer cinema in Chile, gold mining, and a collection of archeology and ethnography of the Selknam, ancient inhabitants of the territory. After lunch, we will continue bordering Inútil Bay, crossing this island that surprises us with its endless pampas and the view of infinity on the horizon.

On the way we will be able to observe various birds, sheep ranches and herds of guanacos, a South American camelid related to the llama and the alpaca. After about 114 km of route we will arrive at the King Penguin Park, where there is a permanent colony of this species, the largest in size after the emperor penguin. These large penguins are the best divers and descend to great depths to reach those places where shoals of squid are frequent. During the summer season it is also possible to see some chicks.

We will leave the park towards Primera Angostura, the narrowest point of the strait, only 5 km wide. There we will cross back to the mainland in a ferry that takes 20 minutes, after which we will take a route of about 200 km to reach Punta Arenas.

** Only operates from Thursday to Sunday with regular departures between 07:00 to 07:40 with return estimated at 21:00 hrs, subject to weather and ferry crossing conditions.

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10 Day Patagonia Itinerary Includes

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

10 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.

10 Day Patagonia Itinerary Highlights

  • Discover the iconic moai statues and rich culture of Easter Island.
  • Trek amidst stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife in Patagonia's renowned national park.
  • Sail through scenic fjords to witness the majestic Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers up close.
  • Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Argentina's Perito Moreno Glacier.
  • Get up close to King Penguins on a day trip to Tierra del Fuego.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 9 Dinners
  • 10 Lunches
Easter Island | Chile
Torres del Paine | Chile
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Santiago de Chile | Chile
Chilean Patagonia
10 Days
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