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Skiing in Chile (12 days)

andBeyond - Chile

Santiago, Chile To Santiago, Chile

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Feb 2019

Skiing in Chile (12 days)

Day 2

Andes Mountain, Chile

Day 3

Andes Mountain, Chile

Day 4

Andes Mountain, Chile

Day 5

Andes Mountain, Chile

Day 6

Andes Mountain, Chile

Day 7

Andes Mountain, Chile

Day 8

Andes Mountain, Chile

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Santiago, Chile
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago None

On arrival Santiago’s International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team, who will assist you through passport control and baggage claim. You will be contacted outside the arrivals hall at Santiago airport by &Beyond local representative, who will led to your waiting vehicle for the short drive into the city and your hotel, The Ritz Carlton

Situated within the exclusive El Golf neighbourhood, the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Santiago is one of Chile’s top luxury hotels. Flanked by some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes, this exceptional retreat is ideally situated to offer traveller’s easy access to an assortment of the region’s much sought-after attractions. Here, guests can unwind in their choice of an elegantly furnished room or suite that offers picturesque views of Santiago. Each room boasts an oh-so comfortable king-sized bed, oversized marble bathroom and state-of-the-art entertainment system.

The hotel is renowned for its dazzling selection of sumptuous menus, served from its five restaurants. Be sure to sample the wonderful selection of regional wines and tuck into its Chilean-inspired dishes. In between sightseeing adventures, guests can unwind with a soothing wellness treatment or catch up on a workout at the Ritz-Carlton’s fantastic health and fitness centre. Located on the rooftop of the hotel, the health and fitness centre features floor-to-ceiling length windows that showcase breathtaking views. Nearby, guests can explore the many eateries and shopping boutiques of the El Golf neighbourhood.

Overnight at The Ritz Carlton

Day 2
Andes Mountain, Chile
Ski Portillo Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

After your breakfast, you will be waited by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel in the Andes Mountain.

Portillo is located 102 miles from Santiago. The two hour drive from Santiago is very scenic, and even offers views of Mount Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the Americas.

Dinner at the Hotel

Portillo is the oldest ski area in South America, and its history holds an important place in the legend of skiing. Henry Purcell, the owner of Ski Portillo shares with us a bit of the history as he knows it. It is a history of adventurers and the Andes, and of dreams and accomplishments in the wonderful world of skiing.

Day 3
Andes Mountain, Chile
Ski Portillo Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the Hotel

Enjoy 6 Days of Skiing in Portillo, your ski pass is included during your stay.

The ski area features 1235 acres of ski-able terrain, 14 lifts and 35 runs. Beginner and intermediate runs are groomed nightly, off-piste runs are challenging and steep, and the powder is often deep. The bowls and shoots perfectly collect the light, dry snow and the above-tree-line landscape turns into a white playground. Pair this with frequently sunny, blue skies and it is easy to understand why many guests, even professional skiers, say they’ve had some of their best ski days at Portillo.

Day 4
Andes Mountain, Chile
Ski Portillo Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Enjoy your days of Skiing in Portillo

Day 5
Andes Mountain, Chile
Ski Portillo Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Enjoy your days of Skiing in Portillo

Day 6
Andes Mountain, Chile
Ski Portillo Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Enjoy your days of Skiing in Portillo

Day 7
Andes Mountain, Chile
Ski Portillo Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Enjoy your days of Skiing in Portillo

Day 8
Andes Mountain, Chile
Ski Portillo Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Enjoy your days of Skiing in Portillo

Day 9
Calama, Chile
Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

After your breakfast, you will have a private transfer to Santiago airport for your flight to Calama, in the Atacama Desert. At an altitude of 7,900 feet in the very heart of the Atacama, Calama is your getaway to the geological and archaeological wonders of the central desert.

Once you have landed you will be met by Tierra Atacama local representative, who will drive you to Tierra Atacama in San Pedro de Atacama, located approximately 90 minutes away. (Non-exclusive transfer – shared with hotel guest, Spanish speaking driver)

Built on the site of an ancient cattle coral, on the edge of San Pedro de Atacama, the Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa is the perfect gateway to explore the iconic attractions of this breath-taking region. The luxurious architecture and interiors of the hotel have been designed by some of Chile’s leading creative, ensuring that many guest delight experiences can be found at every turn. Expect tranquil secluded nooks, a welcoming terrace with a fire pit, for those enchanting evenings spent under a blanket of stars, handmade local furniture and textiles, a sparkling swimming pool and incredible views of the Licancabur Volcano throughout the hotel. Guests can retreat to the serene and romantic atmosphere of the Oriente Rooms, where sliding glass doors lead onto a private terrace and an ensuite bathroom boasts both indoor and al fresco showers. Tierra Atacama Hotel and Spa centres its philosophy on an “adventure spa” concept. Here guests can embark on exceptional excursions to the Altiplanic Lagoons, Salar de Tara, Moon Valley, Puritama Hot Springs, Machuca, the Tatio Geysers and the Atacama Salt Flat, before unwinding with a soul-soothing treatment at the hotel’s first-class Uma Spa.

Day 10
Calama, Chile
Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

After your breakfast, you will have two full day to enjoy the myriad excursion available in Tierra Atacama, different guided hikes, bike rides, high mountain ascents and horseback rides, in groups of maximum 8 travellers. All the explorations have different difficulty levels ranging from easy to expert, and different durations, half day or full day. All the excursion are subject to climate conditions and your physical conditions and of course your interest!

Half-Day Excursion to Moon Valley: This journey allows participants to appreciate the surreal beauty of the landscape from many viewpoints in the Salt Mountain Range, such as the scenery of Death Valley, Moon Valley and the Andes mountain range. Includes short walks in areas with rocky outcrops, scenery formed by the wind the rain and the temperature changes of the desert. Half Day Excursion to Atacama Salt Flat: The journey starts with a brief visit to Toconao village where the square and the historic church are the main attractions. Also visit a local family who lives off the sales of their handcrafts. Continue to the National Flamingo Reserve in the Atacama salt flat. There are three types of flamingo to be found here, living o- the microscopic lagoon life. The views of the Andes as the sun sets are truly amazing.

Lunch or picnic lunch, depend of your activities

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at Tierra Atacama Hotel

Day 11
Calama, Chile
Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Choose one of the following activities for the day

Full-Day Excursion to Tatio Geisers: The Tatio Geisers are located at an altitude of 4300m. /14,190ft. The geothermal field has close links to the volcanic activity in the zone and consists of huge steam columns which reach heights of 12m/almost 40ft. Breakfast is served as dawn breaks. On the way back to the village, there is the opportunity to spot families of vicuñas and if we are lucky, foxes, vizcachas and Andean ostrich. We stop in the hamlet of Machuca before returning to the hotel by vehicle.Half-Day Biking ride through Ayllus /Atacameñan Communities: Depart the hotel in the morning or early afternoon. The nearby oases villages are typical of the local culture and in many ways their inhabitants still follow the same way of life as their distant ancestors. View the local agriculture and the unique irrigation system. This is a great way to be introduced to the village and the climate of San Pedro. Overnights at Tierra Atacama

Lunch or picnic lunch, depend of your activities

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at Tierra Atacama Hotel

Day 12
Santiago, Chile
Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

In due time transfer to the airport in Calama for your flight to Santiago, arrival and assistance to connect with your international flight back home.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY:

Enjoy Ski Portillo which is one of the most unique ski and snowboard areas of the world

Portillo is home-grown resort in the Chilean Andes that has been so highly regarded for so many years and why its guests grow loyal and come back year after year

Strap on your boots for various scenic hikes in the Atacama Desert. Discover the Moon Valley, walk along a river through a beautiful canyon, and venture to the hot springs of Puritama to relax weary muscles.

Explore the Los Flamencos National Reserve, home to flamboyant flamingos.

Visit the famous El Taito Geysers, bypassing the AltiPlano lakes which provides an excellent birdwatching opportunity.

About Us

andBeyond is one of the world’s leading luxury experiential travel companies, designing personalized high-end tours in 15 countries in Africa, five in Asia and four in South America. The company also owns and operates 29 extraordinary safari lodges and camps, as well as set-departure expeditions, throughout Africa; which positively impact more than 9 million acres of wildlife land.

andBeyond Chile is a boutique DMC offering highly tailor-made experiences in Chile with an experienced team with over 25 years working with discerning travelers.

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