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2018 Patagonia Explorer: the Best of Chile

Oct. 29 – Nov. 12Map
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $6,197 (Airfare included)
Tour Length: 14 days
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Your small group of no more than 24 guests encounters this South American gem on a unique 15-day Chilean tour.  Begin with an excursion through stunning Vincente Rosales National Park, seeing Petrohué Waterfalls and regal Osorno Volcano.  Watch Chilean cowboys demonstrate their rodeo skills and enjoy a traditional asado-style barbecue dinner.  Experience daily life on a working ranch (estancia) in Punta Arenas where you watch sheepdogs and a sheep-shearing demonstration.

Then embark on two day cruises:  through the storied Strait of Magellan to see Magdalena Island’s vast colony of Magellanic penguins; and to the massive Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers.  Explore Torres del Paine National Park’s unparalleled landscape for two days.  Finally, fly to Santiago, Chile’s bustling capital, to encounter its vibrant culture and interesting barrios and take a winery tour.  Discover revered and remote Easter Island with its enigmatic moai statues on a 3-day/3-night guided post-tour extension.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Puerto Montt | Puerto Varas
  • Day 3 : Vincente Rosales National Park
  • Day 4 : Puerto Varas | Calbuco
  • Day 5 : Puerto Varas | Punta Arenas
  • Day 6 : Punta Arenas
  • Day 7 : Magdalena Island | Puerto Natales
  • Day 8 : Serrano | Balmaceda Glaciers
  • Day 9 : Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine
  • Day 10 : Torres del Paine
  • Day 11 : Torres del Paine
  • Day 12 : Torres del Paine | Santiago
  • Day 13 : Santiago
  • Day 14 : Santiago | Depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2018 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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