The Women’s Travel Group
Chile and Patagonia
Buenos Aires – Pre-tour
Easter Island Extension
From sophisticated Santiago, with its internationally praised vineyards, to majestic ancient forests and soaring volcanoes, Chile is a jewel with a fascinating history, a diverse ecology, and a modern, colorful culture. Our days in Patagonia bring you close to some on nature’s most magnificent landscapes in Torres del Paine National Park. Easter Island (Rapa Nui), is on many a bucket list. It is a perfect combination!
MAIN TOUR: Chile and Patagonia January 27 – February 02, 2022
Day 1 – Thursday Jan 27 Santiago Arrival (D)
We will be met on arrival after clearing government formalities and transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner at the hotel with a glass of wine. Our guide will join us for a tour briefing and dinner. Overnight at HOTEL DIRECTOR VITACURA Standard Room or similar
Director hotels fulfill the requirements of the leisure traveler: spacious, sophisticated rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV, personal safety deposit box and minibar. Twin rooms have comfortable Queen-size beds, there are also King-size or Super King-size beds.To relax and unwind, we invite you to enjoy our outdoor swimming pool, sauna, and fitness center. 96 rooms, International cuisine restaurant, Full Bar, Sauna, Fully equipped fitness center and room service 07 am to 11 pm
Day 2 – Friday Jan 28 Santiago (BL)
After breakfast we tour around Santiago, seeing the city’s most outstanding attractions, including a walking tour downtown visiting the “Plaza de Armas”, the Cathedral, Ahumada Boulevard and Government Palace “La Moneda”(outside). Then, we will drive the main avenues of old Santiago, crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and up to San Cristobal Hill, for a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the Andes Mountain Range. After this, the tour will take us to the modern part of Santiago, including its chic neighborhoods, shopping, and financial centers. Visit the Pre-Columbian Museum. which has a collection of 3000 art pieces on display, mainly from the Incas, Mayas, and natives from the different regions of Chile. A little further, cross the Mapocho River and head straight towards the Bellavista Neighborhood, a lively place, core of the night and artistic life, where pubs, cultural centers and international gastronomy can be found. Return to your hotel in Santiago.
Overnight at HOTEL DIRECTOR VITACURA or similar
Day 3 – Saturday Jan 29 Wine Country, Valparaiso, Viña Del Mar (BL)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We depart this morning through the Casablanca and Curacavi valleys. We stop at Veramonte Vineyard, surrounded by acres of native forests, it receives the breezes and morning fogs that blow from the Pacific Ocean, and give the ideal conditions for growing white varieties (Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay) and reds of cold weather (Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah). We have a guided tour and wine tasting of 3 wines such as: Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc, Ritural Pinot Noir and Primus The Blend. Upon arrival at the Pacific coast, visit Las Salinas and Reñaca beaches and then continue to Viña del Mar, known as the garden city for its beautiful parks. We will have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where stairways and old funicular lifts lead up to the hills on which the city is built. Dating back to the 16th century, the architecture of this quirky town is attractive and eclectic. Return to Santiago. Overnight at HOTEL DIRECTOR VITACURA or similar
Day 4 – Sunday Jan 30 Santiago / Punta Arenas / Torres del Paine National Park (BD)
EARLY MORNING: Transfer to the airport for our flight to Punta Arenas. Transfer to the Torres del Paine National Park.( approximately 3-hour drive) We will be part of the activities and excursions offered by the Lodge. The hotel’s goal is that we enjoy everything that the national park offers. The All-Inclusive program includes all the tours, with guides and baqueanos who will make you feel like you are at home.
Overnight at REMOTA LODGE (Mountain view rooms).
We are explorers in love with the sublime beauty of the Chilean Patagonia, with its history, its people, its nature, happy to show and accompany our visitors in this adventure, supported by a world-class infrastructure and hotel with 72 spacious rooms with spectacular views, luxury gastronomy and spacious living and relaxation areas.
We are proud to be the referent of the hotels in the area and happy of what we do, our prestigious ecological building recognized worldwide, our first class service and our passion with which we deliver a unique and unrepeatable experience, to explore the Better way, this privileged part of our Planet.
Day 5 – Monday Jan 31 Torres del Paine National Park (BLD)
A sample full day excursion by vehicle into Torres del Paine National Park: We will get to know the lakes, rivers and waterfalls with beautiful colors and the majesty of the Paine massif. In addition to the flora and fauna there is the beautiful scenery throughout our trip which ends in Laguna Azul, where we will have lunch with a privileged view, weather permitting, from the famous Torres del Pai.
Overnight at REMOTA LODGE (Mountain view rooms).
Day 6 – Tuesday Feb 01 Torres del Paine National Park (BLD)
Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park: Today we will focus on lakes and icebergs.
Grey Navigation in Lago Grey by boat, where you can see the Grey glacier and the stunning blue icebergs. Overnight at REMOTA LODGE (Mountain view rooms).
Day 7 – Wednesday Feb 02 Punta Arenas / Santiago flight/ Depart Santiago (B)
Transfer to Punta Arenas airport (approximately 3-hour drive) for the flight to Santiago. Arrive and connect with a flight to your onward destination or overnight and continue to Easter Island.
PRE-TOUR: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA January 24 -27, 2022
Monday Jan 24 Arrive Buenos Aires (D)
We will be met upon arrival at Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires and escorted to our hotel. Our representative will assist us with check-in procedures. Tonight’s dinner is at the hotel restaurant; our guide will join us for dinner. Overnight at LOI SUITES RECOLETA HOTEL.
Located in the heart of the exquisite neighborhood of Recoleta, at walking distance from the historical Recoleta Cemetery, the hotel shares the area with art galleries, restaurants, bars, and beautiful parks. In the hotel, the Winter Garden area extends to 4,300 square feet including the swimming pool. It is an ideal ambiance for relaxing with natural light and lovely surroundings during your stay
Tuesday Jan 25 Buenos Aires (BD)
Highlights: Recoleta–Palermo–Plaza de Mayo–Puerto Madero San Telmo–La Boca:
Today, we will live all the porteño magic. In this overview of the Paris of South America we will visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and its most famous cemetery, Palermo, May Square and the Pink House, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the newest & trendiest Puerto Madero Area and many other emblematic buildings and palaces of unique architectural, historical, and cultural value. The visit would not be complete the picturesque neighborhood of San Telmo, residence to the porteño aristocracy until the end of the 19th century and Caminito Street, in the colorful Italian immigrants’ neighborhood of La Boca. Time to rest at the hotel before dinner with a tango show and lesson at la Ventana. Overnight at LOI SUITES RECOLETA HOTEL
Wednesday Jan 26 Buenos Aires (BLD)
Venture out of the city on a full-day visit to a historic, working estancia in the Argentine pampas—the great plains that sweep through hundreds of miles of the country’s heartland. Savor an asado barbecue lunch cooked over an open fire, and witness traditional gaucho riding skills, music, and the romantic rural way of Argentine life.
Overnight at LOI SUITES RECOLETA HOTEL
Thursday Jan 27 Buenos Aires – Santiago by flight (B)
Depart for the airport for our flight to Santiago. You will be met after clearing government formalities and escorted to the hotel to join the group.
EXTENSION TO EASTER ISLAND February 02 – 06, 2022
Day 7 – Wednesday Feb 02 Overnight Santiago (D)
Dinner in the hotel tonight. Overnight: HOLIDAY INN AIRPORT HOTEL
Day 8 – Thursday Feb 03 Santiago – Easter Island by flight (BD)
Breakfast is served at the hotel. Transfer across the street to the airport to board our flight to Easter Island. We will be met on arrival and taken to our hotel. Our guide will join us for dinner. Overnight TAHA TAI HOTEL or similar.
The Hotel Taha Tai was built on the seashore from which it adopted its name. The hotel is located a mere 5 minutes from the urban center of the town Hanga Roa. The hotel also has a bar and restaurant from which it is possible to enjoy the island’s amazing sunsets. The hotel has 40 modern rooms all equipped with air conditioning, telephones, Internet, and room service. The hotel staff is dedicated to offering you with the best in personalized service.
Day 9 – Friday Feb 04 Easter Island (BD)
We leave our hotel this morning and head towards the Cave Ana Kai Tangata, where birds are drawn in a stylized painting, representing Manutara (sea swallows) and whose precious egg was the center of the annual Bird Man competition. Later visit the Vinapu sector, an archaeological site which has large basalt slabs carefully made similarly to the Cuzco Inca constructions. Continue to Rano Kau, with a lake and small islands of reeds and lush vegetation. We visit Orongo ceremonial village where the ceremony of the Bird Man competition was performed. The sacred character is represented as a human shrunken body with a large beak and is sculpted in many engraved stones. Return to your hotel at Isla de Pascua. This afternoon we visit Ahu Akivi, one of the few platforms on the island where the Moais face the ocean. Legend tells that they represent the seven explorers sent by King Hotu Matu’a before his colonization voyage. After this visit we will continue our trip toward the site of Puna Pau, a small red scoria crater, where the Pukao were made, a kind of hats or topknots placed on top of some Moais of the island. Finally, visit Ahu Uri Aurenga, which has a single statue and has the distinction of an orientation in the line of the winter solstice, marking not only the beginning of this season (tonga), but also the time of different taboo (prohibitions) regulating fishing and other activities on the island. Astronomically it is also facing east, lined with two neighboring hills, and Maunga Mataengo and Maunga Tararaina, as well as 2 smaller Ahu nearby. Return to your hotel at Easter Island. During the evening, enjoy dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. Overnight TAHA TAI HOTEL or similar
Day 10 – Saturday Feb 05 Easter Island (BD)
Akahanga, Rano Raraku, Ahu Tongariki & Anakena Beach
Full day Easter Island excursion to visit the ruins of the temple of Akahanga, where the hats of the moai are the outstanding feature. They lie where they fell when the platform was destroyed. Continue to the volcano of Rano Raraku, where all the Moai on the island were carved out of the rock. Climb to the edge of the crater of the volcano to appreciate the small lake inside and moai scattered about the inner slopes in various stages of construction. Continue to Ahu Tongariki, where many of the huge moai were toppled by a large “seaquake” in 1960. Finally, the tour ends at Anakena beach with its two beautiful ahus (stone platforms). There is time for a bath in the sea before returning to your hotel.
Overnight TAHA TAI HOTEL or similar (BD)
Day 11 – Sunday Feb 06 Easter Island – Santiago / Departure (B)
The day is at leisure until our transfer to the airport for the flight to Santiago. Arrive and connect with your flight home or an onward destinationSend This Tour To A Friend
|MAIN TOUR CHILE|
|Minimum 6 Travelers||$3,700 Per Person on Sharing basis|
|Pre tour Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Minimum 4 Travelers||$1,840 Per Person on Sharing basis|
|Please Note: Argentina has a tourist tax that is paid directly to the hotel on check out. It will range between $1 - $1.50 per person per night.|
|Post Tour Easter Island|
|Minimum 4 Travelers||$1,645 Per Person on Sharing basis|
- Services by private Vehicle with local English speaking guide.
- Accommodations regular check in time (3.00pm) until regular check out time (12.00 noon).
- American buffet breakfast, daily served at the hotel restaurant B = Breakfast.
- Porterage at Airport and Hotel in Santiago.
- Porterage at Hotel in Punta Arenas.
- Meals & tips where indicated L = Lunch / D = Dinner.
- Funicular in San Cristobal Hill in Santiago.
- Entrance Valparaiso Elevator (1).
- Pre Columbian-Art Museum.
- Mineral Water per person daily during excursions.
- Tour & Tasting Veramonte Vineyard.
- All Inclusive Program SOFT in Hotel Remota (above info).
Extension Easter Island:
- Entrance National Park and mentioned sites.
- Air ticket and airport taxes.
- Tour Conductor/Escort.
- Gratuities for guides and/or drivers.
- Porterage at Airport Punta Arenas and Easter Island.
- Premium Vine in Hotel Remota.
- Extras at the hotel such as: laundry, telephone calls, etc.
- Reciprocity fee upon arrival to International Santiago Airport.
- Any item not mentioned in the itinerary
COVID-19 and your personal responsibility:
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Travelers will be advised of and asked to adhere to recommended hygiene procedures, such as wearing a face mask and/or gloves when asked to do so, or limiting physical contact wherever possible Travelers may be required to fill out a health declaration prior to departure Prior to departure, passengers may be asked to complete a pre-boarding questionnaire confirming they have familiarized themselves with health and safety guidelines and requirements related to their tour. It is important that you follow instructions, whether given verbally or through public announcements and signage.
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Cancellation policy: Due to the special nature of the programs featured, suppliers impose rigid cancellation fees; please be aware that SITA has no control over such fees and cannot make any exceptions to these charges. Note: All cancellations must be received by SITA in writing; cancellation/s will be effective when the written notice is received at SITA’s offices in Encino, CA.
Cancellations received 90 days or more prior to departure: $350 per person; 89-61 days prior to departure, the fee incurred will be 75% of the entire tour price No refunds whatsoever will be made for cancellations received within the last 60 days prior to departure.
NOTE: If you book as a share and request a change to a Single room or you request a share, are paired with a roommate, and later cancel, the penalty is $225. Should we find a suitable match for your former roommate, the penalty will be credited back to you.Send This Tour To A Friend