Chilean Odyssey - 11 Days

    2023 Departures | 11 Days, 10 Nights | Santiago | Punta Arenas | Puero Bories, Patagonia | San Pedro de Atacama | Offer Expires September 29, 2023

    Chilean Odyssey - 11 Days with Gateways International Tailor-made Tours

    Price: $13,499 CAD Per Person

    (Price per person, based on double occupancy.)

    Departure Date: November 30, 2023

    Return Date: December 10, 2023

    Photo: Nayara Alto Atacama, Atacama Desert, Chile

    This 11-day journey will take you through the longest country in the world in style with luxurious accommodations and phenomenal excursions. Travel from the capital city of Santiago to the Chilean Patagonia with its glaciers, massive granite towers, beautiful and rare wildlife and the Strait of Magellan. Travel to the north to experience the contrasting Atacama Desert at the luxurious Nayara Alto tacama Desert Lodge & Spa, with lagoons and hot springs for unparalleled serenity and immense beauty. 


    • Private cultural city tour in Santiago
    • 4 Days of The Singular Experience in Patagonia
    • 4 Days exploring the Atacama Desert at Nayara Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa

    Package Includes:

    • Roundtrip international and domestic airfare from Toronto*
    • Welcome assistance upon arrival and departure at all airports
    • Private transfers and porterage between airport and hotel
    • 9 nights accommodation: 2 nights in Santiago at The Singular Santiago Lastarria, Lastarria Room, 3 nights in Puerto Bories at The Singular Patagonia, Singular Room, 3 nights in San Pedro de Atacama at Nayara Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, Quitor Room, 1 night in Santiago at Holiday Inn Santiago Airport, Executive
    • Breakfast daily and other meals as indicated
    • Hotel taxes and service charges
    • Airport & departure taxes

    Optional Add-On Tours: (Priced separately)

    • Extensions to mysterious Easter Island
    • Winery tours in the Casablanca Valley

    Not Included:

    • Tips to guides and drivers and other gratuities
    • Travel insurance
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Items not mentioned above
    • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary. Please discuss this with your travel agent to determine your requirements prior to departure

    Photo: The Singular Patagonia, Exterior, Chile

    Day 1: Toronto - Santiago

    Depart from Toronto to Santiago de Chile on your overnight flight.

    Day 2: Santiago

    Arrival, welcome by our local representative and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure to explore the city of Santiago surrounded by the snow-capped Andes mountains. For dinner, we suggest visiting the neighbourhoods of Lastarria or the bohemian Bellavista. 

    The Singular Santiago Lastarria, Lastarria Room

    Day 3: Santiago

    After breakfast, take a private city tour of Santiago featuring the Palacio de la Moneda, the nerve center of the Chilean government and a stunning example of neo-classical architecture. See the Plaza de Armas and the bustling Mercado Central. Ascend to the top of the city for dramatic panoramic views from the beautifully landscaped Cerro Santa Lucia. Feel free to spend the rest of your day exploring many of the city’s fine shops and museums.

    The Singular Santiago Lastarria, Lastarria Room

    Photo: The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel bar, Santiago, Chile

    Day 4: Santiago - Puerto Bories

    Breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Punta Natales. Arrival, welcome and transfer to Puerto Bories and check into The Singular Patagonia. Spend the next 4 days and 3 nights in the heart of the Chilean Patagonia with spectacular expeditions, gastronomy and spa. Enjoy dinner and overnight at hotel.

    The Singular Patagonia, Singular Room

    Day 5: Puerto Bories

    Choose from the many available activities accessible from the hotel which are included in your stay. Perhaps join an excursion to the protected Torres del Paine National Park, or choose to horseback ride along the mountain ranges. 

    The Singular Patagonia, Singular Room

    Day 6: Puerto Bories

    A Day at leisure to explore the region. Visit one of the private reserves exclusive to guests of The Singular Patagonia, for a unique Patagonian experience on an estancia or sail through a nearby fjord. Take a kayak excursion along the Río Golondrina, or relax at the wellness spa and enjoy one their signature treatments, not included. 

    The Singular Patagonia, Singular Room

    Day 7: Puerto Bories - Santiago - Calama

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Santiago, then connect to Calama. From Calama, drive to the charming adobe desert village of San Pedro de Atacama. Check into the luxurious Nayara Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa for the next 3 nights, the perfect base for exploring the desert. In the afternoon, we suggest you rest and adjust to the high altitude (8,000 feet above sea level). Be sure to enjoy an evening drink while watching the sunset. 

    Nayara Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, Quitor Room

    Photo: The beautiful city of Santiago, Chile

    Day 8: San Pedro de Atacama

    Today, choose from the many included excursions available through the hotel. Perhaps visit the Tatio Geyers to enjoy an easy walk along the geothermal field to observe fumaroles, springs and local fauna. Trek into the desert for panoramic views of Bolivian lagoons and volcanoes of the Andes Mountain range. Experience the clarity of Atacama evening skies with the naked eye or make use of the hotel’s telescopes to explore our galaxy. 

    Nayara Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, Quitor Room

    Day 9: San Pedro de Atacama

    Once again, you have a day at leisure to take one of many excursions through the hotel. Take a tour to see the petroglyphs in the Hierbas Buenas area that reflect the constant movement of ancient shepherds; see rock formations called Pakana Monks or take a tour to the Pujsa or Aguas Calientes Salt Flats. For a more relaxing day, stop at a local market for handicrafts and souvenirs or recharge your body and mind at the spa. 

    Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, Quitor Room

    Day 10: San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago

    Breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to the airport. Check into the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport hotel for your overnight.

    Holiday Inn Santiago Airport, Executive Room

    Day 11: Santiago - Toronto

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, check out. Board your homebound flight from Santiago to Toronto. Arrival home the same day.

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    Terms And Conditions

    Airfare is subject to availability and is only included if indicated in the itinerary summary. All services are subject to availability at time of booking. Airport and departure taxes are subject to change at any time. Once a deposit is received, it is 100% non-refundable. For full terms and conditions, visit DEPOSITS A fully non-refundable deposit of $500 CAD/USD (dependent on the currency of the booking) per person is due upon confirmation of a land reservation. Packages including airfare will require full payment at time of tickets being issued. The balance of the land package is due 60 days before departure date. Depending on the date of travel, more flexible booking terms are possible. Other exceptions involving special events, conventions and holidays may require a higher deposit amount and in some cases FULL non-refundable payment will be required at time of booking. Full terms and conditions of your tailor-made package will be advised at time of actual quotation and booking. Terms and conditions outlined in the remarks section of invoicing at time of booking and supersede cancellation terms outlined elsewhere. NOTE ON SIGHTSEEING: Sightseeing is indicated as per the itinerary. We have made every effort to verify the availability of sightseeing stops on the specific days visits are requested. However, due to special seasons, sometimes on short notice, particular estates, sights, museums and gardens may be closed on the day they appear on your itinerary. If travelling with guided arrangements, your guide will advise and adjust the itinerary as necessary. If you are on a self-drive tour, it is recommended that you verify opening times before setting out. PACKAGE INCLUSIONS Accommodation All prices displayed in this brochure are based on standard rooms at the hotel selected unless otherwise noted. All hotel rooms have private facilities. We reserve the right to substitute hotels of similar category without notice. In the event of a downgrade, a proportional rate adjustment will be made. Special requests made by your travel agent on your behalf for particular rooms, room location, bed types etc., other than those published in our brochure are never guaranteed and may be subject to additional charges and are at the discretion of the hotelier or contractor. Airfare International airfare and domestic airfare is included in packages as noted in specific itineraries. There are some itineraries that do not include any airfare in the package price. All package pricing is exclusive of airport departure taxes which will be calculated separately at time of booking. Transfers As indicated in the itineraries, passengers will be met by local representatives at each airport upon arrival, and transferred to your hotel by coach, private car or taxi. Taxes and Service Charges Gateways International package pricing includes compulsory hotel taxes and service charges. Airport and departure taxes are not included in any package pricing and must be calculated separately. Local City Taxes Local city taxes are NOT included in any Gateways International package and must be paid locally at each hotel, where applicable. This occurs throughout Europe and now in some South American countries such as Argentina. This is subject to change at any time and is the sole responsibility of the passenger. Gateways International Packages do NOT include: Gratuities, items of a personal nature and items not itemized in itineraries are not included. All arrangements are subject to availability at time of booking. Published rates are not valid during conventions, important events and certain festivals. Rates for such events are available upon request. Contact your TTAND specialist for further details. INSURANCE All passengers are STRONGLY URGED to take out sufficient travel insurance coverage to protect themselves against cancellation prior to departure or during travel. In the event of a passenger becoming ill during travel, all hospital and medical expenses are the traveller’s responsibility and they shall not be entitled to any refund. Please discuss your travel insurance options with your travel agent to ensure adequate coverage prior to booking your tour. No refunds for any unused services will be refunded for any reason. NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS Travellers should be aware that different living standards and practices may exist outside of Canada including but not limited to: provision of utilities, air conditioning, accommodations, services of all kinds, food and food preparation and water quality. Yellow Fever vaccinations are recommended when visiting Iguassu Falls and the Amazon. We suggest that all travellers consult with a physician or travel health clinic 6-8 weeks prior to departure to determine if you require vaccinations. Requirements for entry into a country are changing daily; some include quarantine upon entry, other require proof of specific COVID-19 vaccination. Please work closely with your travel agent to confirm you have satisfied all requirements. RESPONSIBILITY Gateways International Tailor-made Tours, division of The Joy of Travel Ltd. and/or its agents, act only as agents for the client in all matters pertaining to travel including services pursuant and/or in connection with the tours described in brochures, online and for the customized tours they promote and sell. Gateways International acts only as an agent in making arrangements with airlines, hotels, ground operations, car rental companies and other independent parties and thus cannot be held responsible for these suppliers’ acts or omissions. The services provided are subject to the conditions imposed by these suppliers and their ability may be limited by their tariffs, condition of carriage, tickets, vouchers and international conditions and agreements. Gateways International is not responsible for any loss, damage, illness, injury, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, anxiety, or fear from: (A) The act, omission or negligence of any travel service supplier whose product their clients purchase.

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