2020 Solar Eclipse Tour Chile with Pucon and Patagonia

River or Ocean Cruises Chile From $4,995.00 USD per person (double occupancy)
2020 Solar Eclipse Tour Chile with Pucon and Patagonia

PRICES PER PERSON BASIS DOUBLE ROOM $4,995 USD


Single Supplement: $1880

Terms:


$500 pp deposit due to reserve you spot refundable until June 14, 2020, less credit card fees if any.

$500 pp deposit due June 14, 2020. Balance is due September 14, 2020.

It has been our practice to refund deposits as long as we can resell your space. We cannot guarantee any refunds after June 14, 2020.

2% discount for payments may be check or wire transfer.

Included in 2020 Solar Eclipse Tour:

  • Daily breakfast
  • All meals specified as incorporated.
  • All private transfers itemized as included.
  • All tours described as included.
  • All navigations in tours.
  • National Parks tickets
  • Taxes and VAT.
  • 24 hours emergency line assistance.

Excludes:
  • Flights: Santiago-Punta Arenas — Punta Arenas-Puerto Montt — Valdivia-Santiago
  • USD 270 This rates is approx, as flights are not scheduled yet.
  • Bank Transference Fee
  • Travel and/or medical insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All other services not specified in the program .
 
DAY 1: SANTIAGO

Dec 5, 2020 (L)

SIB transfer upon your arrival to the hotel. 

At 01:00 pm we will start the traditional city tour of Santiago de Chile with lunch at the Central Market restaurant.

We will start having lunch at the inherited and renown Central Market. visiting the principal streets of Santiago. The government house called “Casa de la Moneda”, or The Moneda Palace. We can admire its neoclassical splendour before continuing onto the ambient Plaza de Armas to contemplate the filigreed spire of the Cathedral. Another great building is the Museum of National History and the Central Post Office. After a stop, we will enjoy the green area of El Parque Forestal, a sprawling city park based on the design of Paris’ Champs-Elysees. Enjoy the gorgeous greenery and scattered sculptures before venturing to the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista, home to resident artists and poets, to amaze with the street art.

After a shortstop, we can ascend to Saint Lucia hill to enjoy a unique panoramic view of the Andes chain. Finally, our guide will stop us in Pueblito de Los Dominicos, also known as Los Granderos del Alba, a handicraft village with boutiques for unique souvenirs before returning to your hotel.

Duration: 5 hours approx.

DAY 2: SANTIAGO

Dec 6, 2020 (L-B-D)

Wine tour with Lunch.

Departure from the hotel

Walk through the gardens, park, and outside of the Concha y Toro family summer residence towards the end of the 19th century.

Learn where the Concha y Toro wine comes from in the Variety Garden, a place with 26 vines of wine grapes. Visit the old Pirque vineyard with a panoramic view of the Maipo Valley.

Visit the cellars of the guard, among them, the centennial Casillero del Diablo, the place that gave rise to the Legend of Wine.

Tasting of 3 wines during the tour and gift glass is included.

DAY 3: PUNTA ARENAS

Dec. 7, 2020 (B,D)

Punta Arenas City Tour

Discover the special charm of this extreme city, which was formed along the Strait of Magellan with the contribution of various cultures leaving a valuable historical and cultural legacy with traditions that endure to this day. Its population descends mostly from Croatian, Spanish, Italian, German, English and family immigrants from the Isla Grande de Chiloé in southern Chile. Today Punta Arenas has a population close to 125,000 inhabitants.

Our tour begins with a visit to Cerro Mirador, where we can get a panoramic view of the city and the Strait of Magellan. Along with this, we will visit main streets and avenues, along with various monuments, in addition to having the possibility to visit the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum, a place of great heritage value that keeps a great ethnological and natural history sample with a varied collection of copies of fl ora and faunas present in the Magallanes Region, handicrafts of the Yaganes, Onas, Alacalufes peoples and record on the way of life of the first settlers. The tour concludes in the main square Muñoz Gamero.

DAY 4: PUERTO NATALES

Dec. 8, 2020 (B,D)

MAGDALENA & MARTA ISLAND, NAVIGATION

We sail through the Strait of Magellan to the Magdalena and Marta Islands. Magdalena Island receives more than 120,000 penguins each year and Isla Marta is home to more than 1,500 sea lions. We start with this adventure, after checking in at our office, we go to Laredo Bay in transfer to boarding in speedboats for 45 minutes to Magdalena Island, where we landed for 1 hour with our guide to know the natural habitat of the Magellanic Penguins, in one of the largest colonies in South America. We continue our journey to Marta Island (if the weather conditions are good) to see sea lions, imperial cormorants, Antarctic Terns and hundreds of Dolphin Gull, if we are lucky, we can also see Southern Dolphins, Piebald Dolphin and Sei Whales. Then return to the pier and to Punta Arenas 

Itinerary 
- Check-In
- Transfer to Laredo Pier.
- Navigation to Magdalena Island where we landed for 1 hour.
- Navigation to Marta Island circumnavigating the island.
- Return to Laredo Pier.
- Return to Punta Arenas and drop off at Plaza de Armas 

DAY 5: PUERTO NATALES

Dec. 9, 2020 (B,L,D)

Milodon Cave

Approximately 26 kilometers from Puerto Natales, located on the Benítez Hill, upon arrival it is possible to observe the Eberhard Fjord and the bosom of Ultima Esperanza, arriving at an information center for visitors where a small museum is located in which It retains extensive information related to the cavern, from this place a small path is born that leads to the cavern 30 meters high, 70 meters wide and 200 meters deep.

In this place, Captain Eberhard found in 1896 a piece of skin in remarkable condition, in addition to bones, hairs and excrement of a prehistoric animal named Milodon; its fibreglass figure as seen in the image dwarfs inside the cave. This unique fact made him, in 1902, the Englishman Hesketh Prichard explore Patagonia in hopes of finding a live Milodon.

Grey Glacier
Sailing to Grey Glacier is one of the must-see excursions during your visit to Torres del Paine National Park. To reach the catamaran, a 40-minute walk through Gray Beach is required. This 3-hour journey takes place aboard our “Gray III” boat and allows us to enjoy an unparalleled landscape composed of floating icebergs, lush vegetation and imposing mountains. The “Gray III” boat has a main cabin for 98 passengers and has an outdoor deck to enjoy the outside. Our boat and its crew meet all the requirements of the maritime authority, which includes 4 life rafts with a capacity of 35 passengers each, plus a boat with an outboard motor with capacity for 20 passengers. The crew and guide of the Gray III boat await you to provide their services and make your travel experience unforgettable sailing to Gray Glacier is one of the must-see excursions during your visit to Torres del Paine National Park. To reach the catamaran, a 40-minute walk through Gray Beach is required. This 3-hour journey takes place aboard our “Gray III” boat and allows us to enjoy an unparalleled landscape composed of floating icebergs, lush vegetation and imposing mountains. The “Gray III” boat has a main cabin for 98 passengers and has an outdoor deck to enjoy the outside. Our boat and its crew meet all the requirements of the maritime authority, which includes 4 life rafts with a capacity of 35 passengers each, plus a boat with an outboard motor with capacity for 20 passengers. The crew and guide of the Gray III boat await you to provide their services and make your travel experience unforgettable.

DAY 6: PUERTO NATALES

Dec. 10, 2020 (B,L,D)

Navigation Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers:

This spectacular trip is a must if you visit Puerto Natales.
We invite you to know the incredible world of the fjords. On the way, you can appreciate native flora and fauna, visit the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers and enjoy a delicious Whiskey with millenary ice.
The excursion culminates with lunch at Estancia Perales, where you can taste a typical dish of the area, the Magellanic lamb.

Program
08:00 Sailing by boat from Puerto Bories to the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers, through the Ultima Esperanza Fjord, the sighting of beautiful mountains, waterfalls, rooms and Patagonian birds.
11:30 Visit Balmaceda Glacier and walk through the lush forest of coihues and ñirres to the foot of the Serrano Glacier.
13:00 Return from Serrano Glacier to Estancia Perales, on the aperitif journey of whiskey with millenary ice from the glacier.
2:00 pm Lunch at Estancia Perales (meat and vegetable soup, grilled Magellan lamb, potatoes, salad, dessert, wine or drink), or vegetarian alternative.
17:30 Arrival in Puerto Natales approx.
 
DAY 7: PUNTA ARENAS

Dec. 11, 2020 (B,D)

In the morning we will check out and depart from Puerto Natales to Visit to Estancia Olga Teresa, Olga Teresa has a splendid landscape charm, there we do the Wildlife tour for condors sighting and will enjoy lunch.

Río de Los Ciervos is a cultural-historical Estancia where we will enjoy a moment of tranquillity and good Magellan food for dinner. Feel the Pioneering Patagonia at Estancia Rio de Los Ciervos, owned by the Solo de Zaldivar’s, a Pioneer family of Magallanes region. It is located at just 5 km south of the city centre of Punta Arenas. As one of our specialties, the cuisine is based on traditional regional products, highlighting the use of fresh vegetables, most of them grown at the same Estancia’s greenhouse. Also, we offer delicious smoked products along with a variety of meats, fish and seafood. We stand out our exquisite aperitifs that are served during the typical whole-roast lamb preparation. 

DAY 8: VALDIVIA

Dec. 12, 2020 (B,L,D)

Check out and departure to the airport to embark in your flight to Puerto Montt

Arrival in Valdivia: The attraction of visiting Valdivia is not solely attributed to what the beautiful city itself offers, but also to its geographical location within Chile. Located in a unique setting of winding rivers and islands, there are a number of terrific things to do and places to explore.

DAY 9: VALDIVIA

Dec. 13, 2020 (B,L,D)

Named after the conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, this city is found in the south of Chile and is capital of the Los Ríos Region. Where once Valdivia and Chiloé were the southernmost outliers of the Spanish Empire, today Valdivia is home to history, culture and delicious food and drink.

Valdivia City Tour: Waterfront, turret, Fluvial fair, Historical Neighborhood, Botanical Garden

Botanical Gardens
Stroll through the tranquil gardens that are home to native Chilean plants, imposing trees, snake-like creepers and blossoming flowers – whatever the time of year, visitors can enjoy beautiful colours while relaxing in the serene gardens.

Turrets of Barro and Canelos
These turrets and remains of a Spanish fort that was built in 1774 date back to the 17th century. History fanatics will be delighted to hear that there are local guides available to explain the facts in more detail and uncover further historical highlights.

Isla Mancera & Castillo San Pedro de Alcantara
From the center of Valdivia, you will encounter Mancera Island as the Valdivia River flows out west and just before it reaches the ocean. A beautifully green but seemingly minor island in the inlet has large historical significance. It was founded and settled back in 1554 when it was named Imperial, and almost became the new Valdivia as it was proposed to move the whole city thereafter the massive fire in 1682. It is also home to the historical fortress called the Castle of San Pedro de Alcantara.

Bahia de Corral
Pass the little island of Mancera and you will be entering the open ocean via the Bay of Corral. Written with the double r, do not expect white sands, clear water and a reef, but do expect the crisp, beautiful open sea and jagged coastline covered in beautiful coniferous trees. Take a boat out into the bay, or get a view of it from the neighbouring towns of Corral or Niebla.


DAY 10: VALDIVIA

Dec. 14, 2020 (B,L)


Early departure to Pucón for the Solar Eclipse

2020 Solar Eclipse Tour Map Chile


DAY 11: VALDIVIA

Dec. 14, 2020 (B,L)

Free time for leisure

DAY 12: END OF TOUR

Dec. 15, 2020 (B,L)



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