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Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

1. Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

Take an elevator into the clouds as you ascend Santiago's iconic Sky Costanera skyscraper. Holding the title of Latin America's tallest building, a ride up to the 61st floor is a must for all visitors to Santiago. Look out over miles of Chilean landscapes from the observation deck — a heart-stopping moment not to be forgotten. Dominating the skyline, the Sky Costanera structure towers over the financial district at a staggering 980 feet. Feel the world at your feet and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding Andes mountains with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas at your disposal. By day or by night, the experience is picture-perfect. Take the time to look at the maps and through the deck's telescopes to find Santiago's major landmarks. If you have the time, watch the sun set behind the mountains for an extra dose of the awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping.

Santiago: Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

2. Santiago: Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

Head down Route 68 from Santiago, passing through the Curacavi Valley on this full-day tour. Stop in Casablanca for a courtesy wine and olive oil tasting. Continue to Valparaiso on the Pacific coast. UNESCO declared the city’s historic center a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. Admire its colorful houses, including La Sebastiana, one of the homes of poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. Next is a visit to the popular seaside resort of Vina del Mar, where you can choose to have lunch at a restaurant. The town is known as the Garden City for its numerous parks and beautiful flowers. Enjoy all the coast until Reñaca the most popular beach area of the region. On the return drive, you’ll visit Via Las Palmas, a unique place with palm trees on its hills.

From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

3. From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel (available from the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Santiago Centro), depart Santiago and journey to the beautiful ski resort of Farellones. Nestled in a small valley in the Andes Mountains, Farellones was the first ski center to open in Chile and continues to attract skiers of all abilities. Take a scenic 2-hour drive along a mountain road to get wonderful views of the mountains.  During the winter, benefit from the chance to stop to rent snow gear (at your own expense), and learn more about the historical aspects of how this little community works during the winter season. Stop at the Colorado Ski Resort, the second most popular ski resort in the central region. After a brief stop, continue on the road again to adventure towards the Valle Nevado Ski Resort. Once there, enjoy free time to explore the activities available at your own expense. Try out a variety of snowsports, take the air-conditioned Gondola for amazing views of the Andes and the Paloma Glacier, or you can enjoy lunch at one of the 3 different restaurants. If you prefer, relax in the lodge and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) overlooking the snow-capped mountains. Return to Santiago and get dropped off at approximately 06:00 PM.

San Pedro de Atacama: El Tatio Geysers Tour

4. San Pedro de Atacama: El Tatio Geysers Tour

Discover the third largest geothermal field in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere in the Atacama Desert. At 4,200 meters (13,780 feet) above sea level, the Tatio Geysers are a natural marvel that will take your breath away, in more ways than one. Leave early in the morning, before sunrise, after pickup from your hotel. Arrive at the geysers early to have the opportunity to observe the contrast between the sunrise and the steam from the heat of the magma-affected waters. After sunrise, savor a complete breakfast with bread, cheese, ham, scrambled eggs, coffee, chocolate, milk, and jam. Once you've eaten, spend some more time exploring the 80 geysers around the national park. From there, ride through the Putana Valley. See endemic flora and fauna and stop at a lagoon to see flamingos before returning to your hotel.

Santiago: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Day Ticket with Audioguide

5. Santiago: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Day Ticket with Audioguide

Get to know some of the most iconic places in Downtown Santiago, on the only Hop On- Hop Off in Chile. This special post Covid version will allow you to discover the city in one of our London style buses trough two circuits, the routes converge in the number 1 spot to visit, according to Trip Advisor, The Cerro San Cristobal- which is the largest urban park in Latin America. Here you will be able to visit the various attractions that the park has, such as Santiago Teleférico, riding a cable car and enjoying panoramic views from the air or taking a Panoramic Bus arriving at the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal. We begin our trip on the 'Santiago Patrimonial' route, which will take you on 4 stops so that you may get to know the capital city´s historic center, which you can explore on your own: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Casa Colorada and the Museum of Santiago, the former National Congress, the Royal House of Customs and the Pre-Columbian Museum, the Courts of Justice, the National Historical Museum, the Government Palace, the Cerro Santa Lucía and much more. We continue the experience in the eastern sector of the capital, on the 'Modern Santiago' route. We will visit different gastronomic hubs, as well as various residential and commercial neighborhoods, where you will be able to walk around getting to know on your own time, in any of the 5 stops. During this route you will visit the Parque Bicentenario, one of the main green areas of the city, there are two lagoons where black-necked swans, flamingos, herons and fish coexist, trails to walk across the park, and an amphitheater. In addition, we will visit the most luxurious shopping center in Chile, the Parque Arauco Mall, here you will find some of the best brands and a diverse variety in products and souvenirs. With an entertainment hub that includes an open-air boulevard with some of the finest cuisine, a cinema, theater and the Turistik Info center (located at the Boulevard entrance). The 4 stops on the Hop On-Hop Off for the 'Santiago Patrimonial' route are: - Funicular (connection with the 'Modern Santiago' route) - Plaza de Armas - Plaza de la Constitución - Santa Lucía The 5 stops on the 'Modern Santiago' route are: - Funicular (connection with the 'Santiago Patrimonial' route) - Costanera Center - Isidora Goyenechea - Parque Arauco - Parque Bicentenario You can get on and off the bus as many times as you want along the route, between 9:45 AM and 6:00 PM. Take the time to visit the places that interest you the most and continue the route by boarding any of the following buses that pass approximately every 60 minutes. In order for your tour to be the most profitable, we recommend you take these considerations: Start with what is closest to you. You can get on and off as many times as you want during the day, on either of the two routes. Enjoy your experience, dedicate the appropriate time to discover each place calmy, and make the most out of your visit

From Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Tour with Picnic

6. From Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Tour with Picnic

Admire the stunning massifs, estuaries, and rivers of the Andes Mountains on a full-day trip to the Cajon del Maipo on this van tour. Enjoy a delicious picnic in a stunning natural setting along the way. See sights like the Tinoco Tunnel and pass by charming, traditional towns.  Depart Santiago and journey to San Jose de Maipo in a spacious and air-conditioned van. Listen as your guide tells you about the folklore of the area. Head towards the volcano and see small towns like Las Vertientes, El Canelo, El Manzano, El Melocoton and San Alfonso.  Learn the history of the Tinoco Tunnel as you make your way along a dirt road to the large lake of Embalse del Yeso. Stop at the reservoir to enjoy a picnic-style snack with cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine, and more.  Start back towards Santiago at around 3:00 PM and be dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6:00 PM.

San Pedro de Atacama: Astronomical Tour

7. San Pedro de Atacama: Astronomical Tour

Enjoy two different views of the night sky during your tour. The first will be the Western vision, which studies the universe, the brightness of the stars, and their planets. You can observe, with a telescope, objects in the solar system, deep space, and constellations. Learn about the cosmos and its formation.  Then, go on an ethnic astronomical journey to understand how the ancient inhabitants of the Andes interpreted the universe, the milky way, and the night sky. Many centuries before the arrival of the Spaniards, in the indigenous settlements of America, many wise observers of the universe interpreted the objects of the night sky. In all the black spaces, they observed figures that gave them information about their daily life including animals, water, rivers, schedules, and life after death. 

Punta Arenas: Walk with Penguins on Magdalena & Marta Island

8. Punta Arenas: Walk with Penguins on Magdalena & Marta Island

After check-in at the meeting point, transfer to Laredo Bay port to board speedboats for a 45-minute trip to Magdalena Island. Once there, enjoy 1 hour with a guide to discover the habitat of the Magellanic penguins on Magdalena Island, the second largest Magellanic penguin colony in South America that receives more than 120,000 penguins every year. Next, if the weather conditions are good, continue your journey to Marta Island, which hosts a colony of more than 1000 Patagonian sea lions, as well as copious bird life. Keep an eye out for cormorants, skuas, austral seagulls, Antarctic pigeons, and the occasional elephant seal. If you're lucky, see southern dolphins, piebald dolphins, and sei whales during your trip. The tour includes with return to Laredo Bay port and transfer back to the original meeting point.

La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

9. La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

Day 1 09:00 p.m. Bus La Paz to Uyuni. Day 2 07:00 a.m. Arrival to Uyuni city. 10:30 a.m. Tour Uyuni Salt Flats Day 3 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve Day 4 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve 10:30 a.m. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. 2:00 p.m. Arrival time to San Pedro de Atacama. DAY 1 Go to the bus office at 8:30 p.m. for the check-in, then bus departures at 9:00 p.m. Inside the bus, enjoy the service of Dinner (Meat and Vegetarian Option), Breakfast, a Bottle of Water, a Hot Drink, Heating, Toilets, a Polar Blanket, Wi-Fi and First Aid Kit. DAY 2 Arrive in Uyuni City at 7:30 a.m. then go to our office 1 block near from bus station, Start your tour leaving Uyuni town at 10:30 a.m. from Perla de Bolivia's office. Visit: Train Graveyard, the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners´ workshops next to the salt flats), handicrafts made of salt, and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. Next, “Ojos de Agua Salada” (‘saltwater eyes’), a hotel-museum made completely of salt, Isla Incahuasi. Then, make sure you and your group pose for some fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos, taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. To end of the day, head to an open, spacious area for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset, spreading its dazzling colors all over the salt flats, and finally arrive at Ajencha town to have dinner and night stay in the hotel. DAY 3 Start off at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast. Visit: Galaxy Caves, Chiguana Desert, Ollagüe, the rocky road “El Pasito Tuntun”, the famous: Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons in which flamingoes can be seen. Finally in the day, enter “Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve”, Desert of Siloli, Rock tree, and the immense Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Stay the night at a hotel in Huayllajara. DAY 4 Get off to an early start around 5:00 a.m. to visit: Sol de Mañana Geyser, Hot Springs, Dali Desert, Green Lagoon, White Lagoon on the foot of Licancabur volcano. Then head back to the Bolivia-Chile border (Hito Cajon), Guide will assist with your border crossing at 10:30 am, finally arrive at San Pedro de Atacama at 2:00 p.m. The drop-off point is at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square.

Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica Volcano Climb

10. Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica Volcano Climb

Meet with the local partner the day before your climb for an equipment check-up and brief explanation of the hike. The next day drive 30 minutes from the center of Pucon to the base of Villarrica Volcano. From here begin the hike to the summit of one of Chile's iconic active volcanoes. The first stage will be a traditional hiking ascent, starting at 1,800 meters above sea level. Acclimatize at an easy pace. As you approach the summit glacier, start using crampons and ice axes, with the assistance and explanation from the guides. After four to five hours of climbing, reach 2,847 meters at the summit. Gaze at the middle of the crater and its impressive geological formation. See fumaroles and maybe even some lava. From here also enjoy 360-degree views of surrounding volcanos, lagoons, and forests. Spend approximately one hour at the summit and then descend in half the time it took to climb up. Combine walking and controlled snow sliding to get down. During your hike have conversations about the native peoples of the Andes, the mountains and their relationship with them, as well as topics in volcanology. Once you've reached the base, your vehicle will be waiting to return you back to the departure office in Pucon.

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What people are saying about Chile

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Un tour davvero ricco, Daniel è stata una guida divertente, brillante ed esaustiva, attenti ad ogni nostra esigenza il tour per quanto turistico ha avuto ben poco di "turistico", bensì ci è sembrato di girare con amici del posto. Consiglio assolutamente per che ha voglia di una giornata diversa e divertente on the road!

A experiência foi maravilhosa, o guia e todos os locais que visitamos foram sensacional. Com toda a certeza foi o passeio que mais gostamos em toda a viagem, além do café da manhã e do churrasco que estavam maravilhosos. Obrigada a todos, especialmente ao Ignacio! It was awesome!!! Thanks Ignacio!!

It was an excellent experience. The guides are super professional and well versed with knowledge. I felt super secure with them and enjoyed the all stories and humor they shared with us.

I bought the tickets a few days before. The access to the elevator was very fast, the 0lace was not crowded at all. the guide explained very well and the view of Santiago was amazing.

Great experience. Our tour guide Isabel was wonderful. Really enjoyed the wine tasting at the end of the tour.