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Chile Explorer (10 days)

Ladatco Tours

Santiago, Chile To Miami, FL, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Aug 2018


Day 1
Santiago, Chile
Ritz Carlton Breakfast

Morning arrival with meeting and transfer to Ritz Carlton for immediate check-in and two night stay. Afternoon visit to the main points of interest in Santiago including the Pre-Columbian Museum, a drive up Cerro San Cristobal for a bird's eye panoramic view of the city and wine tasting at the Wine House.

Day 2
Santiago, Chile
Ritz Carlton Breakfast

Full day excursion to the Pacific seaside to visit Isla Negra, the eclectic home/museum of the Nobel winning poet Pablo Neruda, and then drive up the coast to Vina del Mar and its twin city, Valparaiso, Chile's main seaport, to visit the main points of interest. A stop for lunch is made (cost of lunch is not included). Late afternoon return to Santiago.

Day 3
Puerto Varas, Chile
Puerto Montt, Chile
Santiago, Chile
Hotel AWA Breakfast

Transfer for morning flight south along the Andes to Puerto Montt, gateway to the scenic Lake District. Meeting upon arrival and visit the main points of interest in Puerto Montt including Angelmo's fish market and colorful handicraft market. Then transfer 40 minutes north to Puerto Varas, on the shores of Lake Llanquihue with snow-capped Osorno Volcano as a backdrop. You'll stay two nights at Hotel AWA.

Day 4
Puerto Varas, Chile
Hotel AWA Breakfast, Lunch

Spend the day exploring this side of the Lake District. Visit the highlights of Puerto Varas, often called The City of Roses. Enjoy a drive along scenic Lake Llanquihue with a visit to the monument to the first settlers en route to Frutillar where you will visit this picturesque city and its small but excellent museum. Frutillar was settled by the Germans and has a distinct alpine atmosphere. Then continue on to Octay on the Centinela Peninsula. Lunch is included en route today.

Day 5
Paine Towers National Park, Chile
Punta Arenas, Chile
Puerto Varas, Chile
explora Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning transfer to Puerto Montt for flight south along the Andes to Punta Arenas where you will be met by the staff of Explora for five hour transfer to Paine Towers National Park, one of the icons of Patagonia, and without a doubt, one of the most spectacular mountain areas on earth. In the center of the park is a granite massif from which rise the Torres (Towers) and the Cuernos (Horns) of Paine, oddly shaped peaks of over 2,600 meters. There are 15 peaks in the park above 2000 meters, the highest of which is Cerro Paine Grande. The valleys are filled with beautiful lakes and the enormous Campo de Hielo Sur icecap gives the park four main glaciers: Grey, Dickson, Zapata and Tyndall. Two other glaciers descend from the west side of the central massif. There is an abundance of wildlife in the park ( 105 species of birds, 25 species of mammals and over 200 species of plants) due to a micro-climate especially favorable to plants and wildlife. You'll spend four nights at the Hotel Explora, with a privileged setting at Salto Chico with views to the Cuernos across the lake.

Please NOTE: During your stay you will enjoy all meals, an open bar and a daily menu of excursions. Each night the resident guides will discuss the options for activities the next day. They range from half day easy excursions to full day difficult excursions and include walks, hikes, treks, horseback riding and motor launch excursions. The excursions are designed to give you ample time to explore the beauties of the park. Explora also has its own stables and offers a variety of horseback excursions in the park.

Day 6
Paine Towers National Park, Chile
explora Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today enjoy excursions as offered by the Hotel Explora.

Day 7
Paine Towers National Park, Chile
explora Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Once again, enjoy excursions as offered by the hotel.

Day 8
Paine Towers National Park, Chile
explora Patagonia Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Once again, enjoy excursions as offered by the hotel.

Day 9
Santiago, Chile
Punta Arenas, Chile
Paine Towers National Park, Chile
Ritz Carlton Breakfast

Morning departure by Hotel Explora van for five hour drive south along the rolling steppes of Patagonia to Punta Arenas airport where you catch your flight north along the Andes to Santiago. Meeting and transfer to the Ritz Carlton for overnight stay with Breakfast included.

Day 10
Miami, FL United States
Santiago, Chile
None Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a lazy morning. Check-out midday and transfer to the Santa Rita Winery for lunch and a visit to the winery and the small but excellent museum. At the appropriate time, transfer back to the Santiago airport to check-in for your international departure flight.

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  • Santiago

  • Scenic Lake District

  • Explora in Paine Towers National Park

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit $750 per person in order to confirm space.

Second deposit to complete a total deposit of 30% of total cost due upon confirmation of all space.

Full payment due 65 days prior.

Cancellation policy - to be verified for each booking but in general:



Up to 90 days prior departure $ 750

89 to 61 days prior departure 30% of tour costs

60 to 31 days prior departure 50% of tour costs

30 to 00 days prior departure 100% of tour costs

NOTE: No Refunds are made for changes made en route at the discretion of the traveler.

Because everything is Custom Designed, deposit-payment-cancellation policy will be confirmed for each booking and the above is for general guidelines only.

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Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2014

Our vacation to Costa Rica was wonderful. All guides and drivers were top notch and we never had to wait for anything. I would book again using Ladatco Tours.

By: travel bug

Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2014

We have traveled to South America on several occasions and have used Ladatco (Michelle) to set up our tours/itineraries.  We have always felt like we saw the MOST interesting things that were especially geared for the interests of our group members.  We also think our schedules have made the most use of our time, money and logistics.  I highly recommend Ladatco to plan a South American vacation. 
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

great guides

By: andi 007

Reviewed on: 08 Jan 2015

they were friendly/ very knowledgeable and flexible
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: Lisa

Reviewed on: 21 May 2015

Argentina/ Chile
Travel Advisor:  Linda Fezekas

No direct contact therefore hard to rate

By: the other guy

Reviewed on: 21 Jul 2015

A middle man and therefore hard to rate.

excellent job

By: t and d

Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2015

Hotels and airline arrangements worked well. Two flight delays. Guide on Easter Island was excellent and we received an extra tour the day we arrived that was not on the plan but was very welcome.
Travel Advisor:  Jamo Ladd

Chilean and Argentinian arrangements

By: Ed

Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

Sports Tours of Santiago provided a great guide, Alvaro Gonzalez, and the hotels and resorts were wonderful. I appreciated them negotiating reasonable single supplements for the accommodations.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Ladatco midde person

By: Charlie

Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2017

We had no contact with a Ladatco rep. They provided services to our travel agent and we were happy with the result.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush


By: anonymous

Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

They planned a terrific itinerary, the guide was fabulous, helpful and full of knowledge about the area and the people.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott



Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2017

Travel Advisor:  Vivian Paesano

Galapagos and Ecuador Trip - 2017

By: Jan

Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2017

Very good trip and service. Was where they needed to be at all times. Provided very good drivers and guides, spoke English well, wee flexible with our desires, and gave us consistent guides that got to know our family. Coordinated well with our overall trip planner. Trip was great and the guide provided a lot of local color with our trip -- as sometimes we like to go off the beaten track and experience more local places. Perfect fit for our family.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

Macchu Picchu and Galapagos

By: The Johnson's

Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Ladatco did a great job putting together our trip. Our local guides were really great. The Gourmet Food tour in Lima was a wonderful way to start our trip! One of the owners, Samantha, was our guide and gave us a culinary experience to remember. Our guide, Ramiro, with Metropolitan Tours, was so knowledgeable and so passionate about Peruvian history and the time of the Incas! we really enjoyed our time with him and learned so much from him. The visit to the Quillot village was an experience we will never forget. And, of course, Macchu Picchu and the other Incan ruins were awe-inspiring. The second Ramiro, in Quito, was another wonderful guide. We loved our hotels and wished we had more time to enjoy the amenities of Hotel B in Lima, the Sol y Luna in the Sacred Valley and Casa Gangotena in Quito. The Petrel is a beautiful small ship with an excellent crew. Our naturalist, Nico Andrade, was just great. He was knowledgeable, funny and kept us busy! The food was just OK.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Van Buren

Local travel

By: Susu

Reviewed on: 06 Jan 2018

Wonderful guides. Thorough. We were well taken care of.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman

Peru December 2017

By: Roger

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2018

Very well put together
Travel Advisor:  Joanne Meyer