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Small Group Tour Highlights
  • Unique all-Chile itinerary with eight days in Patagonia
  • Stunning Vicente Rosales National Park
  • Petrohué Waterfalls and Osorno Volcano
  • Chilean cowboys’ rodeo demonstration and traditional asado dinner
  • Sheep ranch with sheep-shearing demonstration
  • Magellanic penguins at Magdalena Island
  • Day cruise to Serrano and Balmaceda glaciers
  • Excursions in Torres del Paine National Park
  • Cosmopolitan Santiago
  • Winery tour and tasting
Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Depart for Puerto Montt, Chile

Day 2: Arrive Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas Upon arrival in Chile’s Lake District, we transfer to our hotel in Puerto Varas. The afternoon is at leisure; tonight we meet our fellow travelers and Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director at a briefing about the journey ahead, followed by a welcome dinner. D

Day 3: Vicente Rosales National Park Today we set out on a full-day excursion through stunning Vicente Rosales National Park, set almost entirely in the Andes and covering nearly 1,000 square miles. We see the Petrohué Waterfalls, where surging whitewater plunges over black volcanic rock, and regal Osorno Volcano in the distance, a snowcapped cone that has been compared to Japan’s Mount Fuji. This afternoon we travel to a ranch in the nearby town of Alerce to meet Chilean cowboys and watch as they demonstrate their rodeo skills. Tonight we enjoy a traditional asado-style barbecue dinner at the ranch. B,L,D

Day 4: Puerto Varas/Calbuco We travel this morning to the small lakeside town of Calbuco, situated on an island in one of southern Chile’s many fjords. We see a mussel fishery then enjoy a small group highlight as we have lunch prepared by a local fisherman’s family. B,L

Day 5: Puerto Varas/Punta Arenas We transfer to the airport today for the two-hour flight to Punta Arenas, capital of Chile’s southernmost Magallanes Region. Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel, where we dine tonight. B,D

Day 6: Punta Arenas We get a close-up view of Patagonian Chile today on our excursion to a working estancia (ranch). We visit with the local cowboys who work here and watch a sheepdog exercise to see how these amazing animals perform their important job of herding. We also see a sheep-shearing demonstration and learn how the wool is processed. Then we enjoy a traditional Patagonian asado lunch at the ranch before our return to Punta Arenas, where the remainder of the day is at leisure. B,L

Day 7: Magdalena Island/Puerto Natales On our day cruise through the storied Strait of Magellan today, we have the opportunity to see for ourselves an animal that most people have only seen in captivity: the Magellanic penguin, the two-foot-tall flightless bird that numbers among the millions along the southern tip of South America. We cruise to tiny Magdalena Island, home to a colony of more than 120,000 penguins that coexist peacefully with cormorants, sea lions, and other species. We return to Punta Arenas in time for lunch before continuing our journey northward by coach to Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park on the shores of Ultima Esperanza Sound. B,L,D

Day 8: Serrano and Balmaceda Glaciers We experience southern Chile’s glacier region on today’s excursion. Our day cruise takes us through more stunning Patagonian scenery, as we navigate between snowcapped mountains and walls of ice to reach the massive glaciers, where we enjoy fabulous views and photo opportunities. We watch as the ice seems to tumble down the mountainsides and into the bays below (and in fact often does, in a process called calving). Then we enjoy lunch at a local estancia as we return to Puerto Natales. Dinner tonight is on our own. B,L

Day 9: Puerto Natales/Torres del Paine This morning we make the two-hour drive north into Torres del Paine, a breathtaking 700-square-mile national park and UNESCO reserve. After reaching our hotel and having lunch together, we set out on a short hike; the rugged beauty of our surroundings gives us a preview of what’s in store over the next two days. Tonight we dine together at our hotel, as we will throughout our stay here. B,L,D

Day 10: Torres del Paine National Park Today marks our first full day in Torres del Paine, one of the most unspoiled and beautiful nature preserves on Earth. We spend the day exploring this unparalleled landscape of jagged peaks, ice-blue glaciers, turquoise lakes, rushing rivers, and thunderous waterfalls. We also visit magnificent Lago Grey, which is fed by the glacier of the same name in the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. B,L,D

Day 11: Torres del Paine National Park Our second day of exploration in the park features Laguna Amarga, Laguna Azul, and Cascade Rio Paine, along with resident wildlife. B,L,D

Day 12: Torres del Paine/Santiago We trade our natural surroundings for the bustling urban heart of Chile today, as we travel by coach to Punta Arenas then board a 3.5-hour flight to the Chilean capital of Santiago. We reach our hotel early this evening; dinner tonight is on our own in this cosmopolitan city with a lively culinary scene. B,L

Day 13: Santiago This morning we get acquainted with Santiago on a panoramic city tour. Chile’s largest city and the capital since colonial times, Santiago boasts an impressive diversity of architecture, a view of the majestic Andes, and a vibrant cultural atmosphere. After time for lunch on our own, we visit one of the many wineries that surround the city for a tour and tasting. Tonight we celebrate our Patagonian sojourn over a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. B,D

Day 14: Santiago/Depart for U.S. After a morning at leisure, this afternoon we visit Bellavista, Santiago’s colorful bohemian barrio where poet Pablo Neruda once lived. There’s time to explore on our own before we transfer to the airport for our overnight flights to the U.S. B

Day 15: Arrive U.S. We arrive in the U.S. this morning and connect with our return flights home.

Please note: This trip involves considerable walking on uneven terrain in a natural environment. You should be in good physical condition to enjoy the tour to the fullest.

B = Breakfast included L = Lunch included D = Dinner included

Tour Price Includes
  • Round-trip air transportation from listed cities; all flights within itinerary
  • 12 nights’ accommodations in Superior First Class, First Class, and unrated hotels
  • 29 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing as described, including all entrance fees
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
  • Private motorcoach transportation throughout your trip
  • Luggage handling for one bag per person
  • Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
  • $100 frequent traveler credit towards your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after 3 tours; $300 after 10 tours)
Tour Dates & Prices

2018/2019 Tour Dates & Prices
including international airfare and all taxes, surcharges, and fees


Oct 22


Mar 4
Mar 11


Nov 5
Dec 31


Feb 18



Jan 14*

Jan 28
Feb 4

Orlando, Tampa$6,497$6,797$6,997
Atlanta, Balt, Boston,
Charlotte, Chicago,
Cinc,Cleve, Dallas,
Houston, Los Ang,
Minn, New York, Phil,
San Fran, Wash, DC
Den, Detroit, Phoenix,
Portland (OR), Seattle
$6,697$6,997 $7,197

Please call if your city is not listed or for land only prices. Prices are per person based on double occupancy and include airline taxes, surcharges, and fees of $802, which are subject to change until final payment has been made.

Single travelers please add $1,295. Your $375 deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days before departure. All 2018/2019 tour prices above (excluding airline taxes, surcharges, and fees) are guaranteed.

*Accommodations in Torres del Paine: Las Torres Patagonia

Business Class upgrade on round-trip international flight: $3,195 per person

Post-Tour Easter Island Extension: $2,195 Oct-Dec, Mar; $2,395 Jan, Feb. Single Supplement: $495 all dates

A visa is not required for this tour.

    Radisson Hotel Puerto Varas, Puerto Varas / Days 2-4 / Superior First Class 

    Completed in 2009, the 98-room Radisson Hotel Puerto Varas is close to the center of Puerto Varas, with panoramic views of Lake Llanquihue and the Andes Mountains. This modern hotel showcases the mixed cultural heritage of the region, blending native and German elements. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar; Internet access; laundry and dry cleaning services; and fitness center with gym, indoor swimming pool, sauna, and spa with massage treatments. Each air-conditioned guest room has private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-fridge, TV, and phone.

    Hotel Cabo de Hornos, Punta Arenas / Days 5-6 / First Class 

    The stylish Hotel Cabo de Hornos is located in the center of Punta Arenas, only a few blocks from the Strait of Magellan.  The hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, bar, and lounge; library; fitness center; laundry service; and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Each of the hotel’s 110 guest rooms are decorated with local woods and plush carpets, and feature private bath with separate tub, writing desk, TV, and phone.

    Costaustralis Hotel, Puerto Natales / Days 7-8 / Not rated 

    The chateau-style Hotel Costaustralis enjoys an ideal location along Última Esperanza Sound, with views of the sea and the Andes Mountains.  Amenities of the 110-room hotel include a restaurant, bar, and wine cellar; laundry service; and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.  Each guest room has private bath with hairdryer, in-room safe, TV, and phone.

    Hotel Rio Serrano, Torres del Paine / Days 9-11 / First Class 

    Located at the entrance of Torres del Paine National Park with panoramic views of the Paine mountain range, this wood-and-stone lodging offers such amenities as restaurant and bar, gift shop, library, internet access, three golf greens, free golf clubs and fishing gear rentals, and laundry and dry cleaning services. The 95 rustic-style guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, fan, mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, and phone.

    Hotel Atton Vitacura  , Santiago / Days 12-13 / Superior First Class 

    Opened in 2012, this bright, modern 295-room hotel is located in one of Santiago’s most stylish neighborhoods. The hotel features a restaurant and bar, swimming pool, gym facilities, and Wi-Fi internet access. Each air-conditioned guest room offers private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, TV, phone, and mini-bar.

    Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, Easter Island / Extension / Superior First Class 

    Strung along a rocky headland on the southwest coast of Easter Island, the eco-friendly Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa enjoys stunning sunset views over the Pacific.  Furnished with comfortable, island-themed décor, the hotel boasts a host of amenities including two restaurants; a bar; outdoor swimming pool with rock gardens; spa with hot tub, sauna, and massage room; and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access (in public areas).  Air-conditioned guest rooms feature art from local Chilean artists and include private bath with hair dryer, minibar, TV, and phone.

Ratings are based on the Hotel & Travel Index, the travel industry standard reference.
Post-Tour Extension

Easter Island

3 days/3 nights from $2,195 total price
Single Supplement: $495

Discover revered and remote Easter Island, home of the Rapa Nui people and their enigmatic moai statues.

Your Tour Price Includes
  • Air transportation Santiago/Easter Island
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at Hotel Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa (Superior First Class)
  • 8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing, including visits to multiple moai sites across the island; Sebastian Englert Anthropological Museum; Puna Pau and Rano Kau craters, Orongo birdman cult ruins, Rano Raraku volcano, Anakena Beach
  • Services of an Odysseys Unlimited representative
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities for dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers

Please see the Accommodations tab for hotel information.

Tour Directors for this Journey
Gabriel Blacher

“Our tour director, Gabriel Blacher, was outstanding in every way – knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. He went out of his way to assist everyone on the trip with their individual needs. He definitely went the extra mile, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have had Gabe as our tour guide.”
Gary & Katherine Head
San Carlos, CA

Marina Farina

“Marina was outstanding. Her concern for our comfort was impressive. Her knowledge of the area was great! She was like a little whirlwind taking care of everyone. Her smile was infectious – made us all happy!”
Arlene Baer
Elk Grove, CA

Nadia Gibson

“Nadia provided excellent services. She molded 20+ people into a family.”
David Ross
Ann Arbor, MI

Marcel Gonzalez

“We don’t know where you find your tour directors, but they are excellent. Marcel, however, was amazing! Such knowledge, such fun, just an incredible guide.”
Annbeth & Zef Shanfield
Santa Ana, CA

Valerie Martin

“Valerie was the best tour guide we have ever had. Excellent!”
Dan & Joan Russie
Clawson, MI

Alejandro Maureira

“Cannot say enough good things about Alex! He was exemplary as a tour director.”
Jack & Linda Hawxhurst
Keswick, VA

Lucelia Scarpelli

Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director


Nick Tozer

“Nick was extremely intelligent, articulate, informative, and always had our best interests in mind. He was fun, playful, insightful, and patient, and was always willing to help, no matter what the request.”
Joan & Rick Naymark
Edina, MN

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