Chile Eclipse Tour 2020 -Santiago-Temuco-Pucon

Escorted or Guided Tour Chile
Chile Eclipse Tour 2020 -Santiago-Temuco-Pucon

Day 1 // 09-12-2020

Santiago
Transfer SCL Airport to SCL Hotel // English Guide
Duration: 30 minutes approx.
Transfer from Santiago's Airport to your Hotel in Santiago. The time may increase or decrease according to the location of your hotel.
Half-Day City Tour Santiago with Hill// English Guide 
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes approx.
This entertaining half-day tour consists of visiting the main attractions of Santiago, the country’s most important cultural, cosmopolitan and artistic hub. We start out with a visit to the highpoints of the city’s civic center, being on the road with the Cerro San Cristobal and Cerro Santa Lucías (emblematic urban parks located in the heart of the city), the La Moneda Palace (presidential offices) and the traditional Plaza de Armas square, a meeting place for Santiago’s diverse and multicultural expressions. Buildings of historical value can be found in the neighborhood, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, National Museum of History and Central Post Office. We later walk through the Parque Forestal, a park running parallel to the Mapocho river with a variety of tree species offering a refreshing break from the urban agitation of the city’s center, and continue on to Barrio Bellavista, Santiago’s bohemian neighborhood, with some of the best bars and restaurants in the city. Return to hotel.
Service Includes:
- Private Transport with Guide
- Toll

Pullman El Bosque, Standard Room with Buffet Breakfast Included for 2 nights
Located in Santiago’s high-end business center, this modern 18-floor hotel stands out for its style and surroundings. Only a few steps away from the El Golf neighborhood and close to Tobalaba metro station, the city’s attractions are easy to reach from here. Its 240 guestrooms are fitted with king or queen size beds and furnished with a minibar, Wi-Fi and cable TV. Guests may use the swimming pool on the 18th floor and enjoy remarkable views of the city. Restaurant Mediterraneo offers a well-assorted buffet breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner services. Check In 02:00 PM - Check Out 12:00 PM


Day 2 // 10-12-2020

Full-Day Viña del Mar & Valparaiso without Museum// English Guide 
Duration: 8 hours approx.
Morning departure to enjoy a delightful visit to two cities located on the Pacific coast that is just one hour and a half by car from Santiago. Our drive will take you through Casablanca; known for its fine vineyards where we can take a break for a wine-tasting experience (the latter is only available for private tours). Once we arrive to the coast, we’ll first visit Viña del Mar, also known as the “Garden City” because of its beautiful beaches, lovely parks and flower garden landscapes (such as the famous flower clock). It has become one of the central region’s most important tourism attractions. The peaceful seascape is an attractive complement for the city’s modern streets and infrastructure, turning it into an entertaining hub in constant movement. Our second destination is the picturesque city-port of Valparaiso, founded in the 16th century. You’ll marvel at the contrast between both cities, as the stylishness and beach culture of Viña is replaced here by a much more popular and artistic style. The port was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 2003 and offers a unique and fascinating architectural adventure. Built on several steep hills above the port, the homes and buildings on the hillsides can be reached by walking along its streets, climbing the long stairs or take the cable cars built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Colorful homes dot the hills forming an irresistible landscape for photo enthusiasts and lovers of traditional sites.
Service Includes:
- Private Transport with Tour Guide
- Valparaiso Funicular
- Wine Tasting
Restaurante Oda Pacifico, Lunch Menu in Valparaiso: Three-course menú with one beverage included Aromas Tour// Casas del Bosque Vineyards
Standard tour. 

Day 3 // 11-12-2020

Transfer SCL Hotel to SCL Airport // English Guide
Duration: 30 minutes approx.
Transfer from your Hotel in Santiago to Santiago's Airport. The time may increase or decrease according to the location of your Hotel.
Temuco
Transfer Temuco Airport to Hotel in Temuco // English Guide
Duration: 25 minutes approx.
Transfer from the Airport to your hotel in Temuco. The time may increase or decrease according to the location of your hotel.

Half-day City tour of Temuco // English Guide
The city of Temuco is the capital of the Araucania Region. The term “Temuco” means “Temu Water”, Temu is a medicinal tree whose leaves have been used for centuries by the Mapuche aboriginal people to make herbal infusions. On this city tour, we see some of the most important and breathtaking places in what in the old days was called “The Araucania Kingdom”. The locations we visit are very picturesque and they play an important role in the traditions of the city. Firstly, we stop by the “Municipal Market”, in this place you can find different types of artisanship, such as woolens, wooden handicrafts, Mapuche traditional musical instruments, looms and typical local food as well. The market showcases local people`s everyday life. Secondly, we visit the Ñielol Hill, a place of historical importance because of some archaeological remains that were found in the past. These remains include ceramics, funerary urns among other objects related to the Mapuche culture. The Ñielol Hill is also of cultural and historical importance, since a symbolic tree known as “La Patagua del Armisticio”or “The Patagua Peace Tree” was planted there in remembrance of some events that took place in the Araucania such as Chilean – Mapuche Parliaments, The Spanish Conquest, The Pacification of the Araucania, and its integration into the Chilean Republic. This site was used as a refuge and as a resistance spot by the Mapuche. Later, we visit the Araucania Regional Museum, institution which preserves the historical and cultural heritage of the region. There are several exhibitions on this interesting museum, such as a photographic exhibition in the park, the story of the Thiers Housea and, Mapuche silver craft in the 'Sueños Del Rütrafe' exhibition. At the Araucania Regional Museum, you have the opportunity to travel back in time and see how life was in the past starting from the period of time when hunters and gatherers inhabited these lands until more recent times when the first settlers came to this area. Lastly, we visit the “Chol-Chol Foundation Gift Shop”, which is a non-profit, fair trade organization that works with Mapuche women and offers handmade top-quality textiles and weavings. Return to the hotel.

RP Hotel, Standard Room with Buffet Breakfast Included for 4 nights
Hotel RP is located in the heart of the city of Temuco close to the main services of the capital of the Province of Cautín and the Region of La Araucanía.
The city is 675 kilometers away from Santiago.
Hotel RP is a space designed to provide a friendly service with intimate and welcoming spaces with spacious, comfortable and bright rooms and friendly service,
for a world-class stay and superior care. It has a minimalist elegant decorative style with the presence of Mapuche crafts from the region. Check In 03:00 PM – Check Out 12:00 PM


Day 4 // 12-12-2020

Full day Villarrica Volcano and Pucón with lunch included
We head for the city of Villarrica. In this city we visit its handicraft fair, the pier and yacht club in the South West side of the lakeshore; the landscape is dominated by the magnificent RucaPillán (Villarrica volcano, 2840 meters high above sea level). Our journey continues to Pucón main destination of the South of Chile. Brief walk along the beach, spotting The Gran Hotel Pucón, main square and casino. After lunch will continue to the Villarrica Volcano. The Villarrica National Park is a spectacular high mountain volcanic scenic show, being the Villarrica Volcano the highlight element, so majestic that it imposes itself in the landscape. It’s characterized by a variety of native forest, lava valleys, lakes and lagoons, a diversity of native flora and fauna, and typical Andes topography, which high peaks and land divided by tortuous routes and abrupt slopes. Inside the park, there are three volcanoes: Villarrica 2,847 mts high (above sea level). ; Quetrupillán 2.360 mts high (above sea level); Lanín 3.746 mts high (above sea level). These volcanoes offer Hiking possibilities, and this is one of the attractions of the Park, along with its woods and glaciers. Departure from the hotel to one of the entrances to the park, to arrive at the base of the Villarrica volcano, from there you can admire the lakes and volcanoes that surround the park and after a walk on a trail of lava the transfer will drive to the coffee shop of the ski resort where you can visit part of this beautiful place.

Day 5 // 13-13-2020

Full day Mapuche Community with lunch included
Departure in the morning from Temuco towards Lake Galletue (153 km) specifically towards the Pewenche Community of Quinquen. Here we will be received by the local guide with whom we will tour the place, we will know its agriculture, its way of life, its people and we will have a talk about the Mapuche cosmovision. Lunch Pewenche. After lunch, we will get to know the famous Mapuche loom and we will have a small course in this type of weaving.

Day 6 // 14-12-2020

Transfer to and from Special Eclipse Observation Site in Pucón
At an agreed time, transfer to a special arranged site for the Eclipse observation. Lunch is included. Afternoon return to Temuco.


Day 7 // 15-12-2020

Transfer Hotel in Temuco to Temuco Airport // English Guide
Duration: 25 minutes approx.
Transfer from your hotel in Temuco to the Temuco Airport. The time may increase or decrease according to the location of your hotel.
Those ending with flight to Santiago end of services here
Those interested in extending to Patagonia see option below
End of our services.
  • rate prices per person.
  • Important note: services are not confirmed and are only valid as a quotation.

PATAGONIA Extension

Day 7 // 15-12-2020

Temuco
Transfer Hotel in Temuco to Puerto Montt Airport // English Guide (01 mineral water and snack included along the way)
Duration: 05 hours approximately.
Transfer from your hotel in Temuco to the Puerto Montt Airport. The time may increase or decrease according to the conditions of the highway.

Punta Arenas
Transfer PUQ Airport to PUQ Hotel // English Guide
Duration: ½ Hour approx.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Punta Arenas.

Hotel Cabo de Hornos, Superior Room with Buffet Breakfast Included for 1 night
Located in the heart of Punta Arenas, this 4-star hotel stands out for its traditional building that has witnessed the city’s development and reflects the history and traditions of the Patagonian culture through its excellent personalized services. Looking out at the Strait of Magellan, the establishment is an icon in Patagonia’s capital city, having been chosen by the Bicentennial Commission as the 20th century’s most representative and contributing piece of architecture of this Magallanes Region city. The hotel’s 110 guestrooms are modern and comfortable, international-standard services are offered throughout the hotel and its restaurant and bar delight guests with the region’s typical cuisine. 

Day 8 // 16-12-2020

SIB HD Magdalena & Martha Islands (Zodiac) with TRF// Bilingual Spanish & English Guide 
Isla Magdalena is a National Park located on the Straits of Magellan, 35 km (2.7 mi.) north of the city of Punta Arenas. In order to reach the island, one needs to sail for 2 ½ hours along a route that was also followed by other famous seafarers, such as Francis Drake, Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, Hernando de Magallanes and Charles Darwin himself. Once on the island, a hike leads to the large colonies of Chilean penguins, with an estimated population of 60,000 breeding pairs of Magellanic Penguins. It’s also possible to reach the lighthouse, from where a lovely view of the island and surrounds can be admired. The visit to the island lasts for an hour or so. At the end of the tour we return to the city of Punta Arenas.

Note: Changes or schedules cancellations may happen due to weather conditions.
Service Includes:
- Regular Transport Hotel-Pier-Hotel with Bilingual Spanish & English Guide
- Navigation
- Entrances Fees
- Snack
Following the tour transfer 4 hours to Torres Del Paine National Park 
Torres del Paine
Las Torres, Superior Room with Garden View 3 Nights with All Inclusive
- Shared Transfer IN/OUT from Punta Arenas hotel at 15.00hrs and Punta Arenas Airport to Las Torres hotel 
- Visit to Cerro Negro Ranch on route from Punta Arenas.
- Entrance fee to Torres del Paine National Park.
- All meals and open bar.
- All excursions inside the National Park and bilingual guides Spanish/English (ask for quote languages)
- Accommodation in superior room.
- Wi-Fi (only in common areas)
- 20% discount in the spa.
 

Day 12// 19-12-2020

Santiago
Transfer- Torres Del Paine to Punta Arenas airport – flight to SCL Airport to SCL Hotel // English Guide
Transfer from Las Torres Hotel to Punta Arenas (4 hours) for flight back to Santiago
Transfer from Santiago's Airport to your Hotel in Santiago. IF you can connect same day to USA – hotel night not needed.  

Pullman El Bosque, Standard Room with Buffet Breakfast Included for 2 nights
Located in Santiago’s high-end business center, this modern 18-floor hotel stands out for its style and surroundings. Only a few steps away from the El Golf neighborhood and close to Tobalaba metro station, the city’s attractions are easy to reach from here. Its 240 guestrooms are fitted with king or queen size beds and furnished with a minibar, Wi-Fi and cable TV. Guests may use the swimming pool on the 18th floor and enjoy remarkable views of the city. Restaurant Mediterraneo offers a well-assorted buffet breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner services. Check In 02:00 PM - Check Out 12:00 PM

Day 13 // 20-12-2020

Transfer SCL Hotel to SCL Airport // English Guide
Duration: 30 minutes approx.
Transfer from your Hotel in Santiago to Santiago's Airport. The time may increase or decrease according to the location of your Hotel.

Patagonia Extension pricing

  • Prices per person.
  • Important note: services are not confirmed and are only valid as a quotation.

RESERVATION & PREPAYMENT POLICIES:
-15% of the total group to confirm group, based on the total of persons of main program (38 pax)
-35% Prepayment on July 1, 2020
-Balance has to be pay on Sept 1, 2020
 
CANCELLATION POLICY
-Cancellations made 120 – 91 days prior the services begin Condor will charge USD 200.- per person for administrative procedures.
-90 – 61 days prior to the services begin Condor will charge 50% of the total amount.
-60 – 0 DAYS prior to the services begin Condor will charge 100% of the total amount.
Terms, conditions and restrictions apply; pricing, availability, and other details subject to change and/ or apply to US or Canadian residents. Please confirm details and booking information with your travel advisor.

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