Patagonia Peaks & Wine Valleys

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Experience the awe-inspiring beauty and rich contrasts of Chile with our Patagonia Peaks & Wine Valleys itinerary. This journey seamlessly combines the rugged allure of Patagonia with the refined charm of Chile’s renowned wine regions. Begin your adventure in Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park. Here, delve into the iconic W Circuit trek, where each day unfolds with vistas of towering peaks, crystalline lakes, and ancient glaciers. Encounter native wildlife such as guanacos and condors amidst untouched landscapes.

After immersing yourself in Patagonia’s wilderness, journey to Santiago, Chile’s dynamic capital. Discover the picturesque Casablanca and Maipo Valleys, where rolling vineyards stretch under clear skies. Delight your palate with tastings at boutique wineries, where you’ll savor acclaimed varietals amid stunning vineyard panoramas. Relax in luxurious accommodations, including haciendas and lodges that blend local charm with modern comfort. This itinerary promises an unforgettable fusion of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration in two of Chile’s most captivating regions.

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W Trek in Torres del Paine: Traverse the legendary W Circuit, marveling at glaciers, lakes, and rugged peaks.

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Casablanca Valley: Explore Chile’s renowned cool-climate wine region, celebrated for its Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

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Maipo Valley: Experience Chile’s historic wine heartland, renowned for bold reds like Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Wine Tastings: Enjoy exclusive tastings at boutique vineyards, meeting passionate winemakers and learning about their craft.

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Luxurious Accommodations: Stay in upscale lodges and haciendas offering panoramic views and exceptional hospitality.

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Cultural Insights: Engage with local heritage, from Patagonia’s indigenous culture to Santiago’s vibrant urban scene.

Upon arrival in Punta Arenas, embark on a scenic bus journey to the charming town of Puerto Natales. As the landscape transitions from bustling cityscapes to the serene beauty of Patagonia, relax and soak in the stunning views. Once you arrive, a private driver will meet you at the bus station and escort you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day settling in, unwinding after your travels, and preparing for the adventures that lie ahead.

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Accommodation: Hotel Altiplanico Puerto Natales (4*)

Start your adventure with a private transfer from your hotel to the Puerto Natales Bus Station. From there, embark on a scenic bus ride to Torres del Paine National Park. As you journey through Patagonia's breathtaking landscapes, anticipate the wonders that await. Upon arrival in the park, settle into the mountain hostel in the Central Sector. Enjoy a hearty dinner and a good night's sleep in a comfortable bunk bed, gearing up for the incredible trekking experience that begins tomorrow. The W Circuit promises an unforgettable journey through valleys, past glaciers, and along pristine lakes, all while enjoying the comforts of hot showers and warm meals.

Meals: B, D

Today's journey leads you on an exhilarating hike to the Las Torres Base Lookout Point, a highlight of the W Circuit. Begin with a gradual ascent through the expansive Patagonian pampas, soaking in the vastness of the landscape. As you enter the Ascencio Valley, the terrain steepens, offering breathtaking views from Los Vientos Mountain Pass.

Continue your trek past the Chileno Mountain Hostel, immersing yourself in a native lenga forest. The final hour of the hike is a rugged path adorned with colossal boulders, culminating in a spectacular reward: the iconic view of the three granite towers and their glacial lagoon.

After taking in this awe-inspiring sight, begin your descent back to the Central Sector for a well-deserved dinner and overnight stay in comfortable bunk beds, sharing stories of today's adventure under the starry Patagonian sky.

Meals: B, L, D

Today's trek takes you through the picturesque landscapes of the Francés Sector, a highlight of the W Circuit. Begin your day by strolling along the tranquil shores of Lake Nordenskjöld, marveling at the imposing Mount Almirante Nieto and its hanging glaciers reflecting in the turquoise waters below. Keep your eyes peeled for the majestic condors soaring overhead, adding to the natural spectacle.

Continue alongside the Arriero River, where you can relax and replenish your water supply from crystal-clear streams. As you ascend to the highest viewpoint, be prepared for a breathtaking panorama of Lake Nordenskjöld and the French Glacier cascading from the mighty Paine Grande Mountain.

After a day filled with awe-inspiring vistas and natural wonders, retire to the Francés or Cuernos Sector for dinner and a well-deserved rest in comfortable bunk beds, surrounded by the tranquility of Patagonia's wilderness.

Meals: B, L, D

Today beckons with an enchanting hike through the Francés Valley, a highlight of the W Circuit known for its pristine beauty and dramatic landscapes. Begin your day surrounded by the tranquility of pure nature, enveloped by majestic mountain peaks and lush vegetation.

As you traverse through this pristine wilderness, revel in the serene forests and the soothing sounds of glacial streams, perfect for refilling your water bottle with crisp, fresh water. Be captivated by the towering presence of the Los Cuernos Mountains overhead, their rugged silhouettes adding to the grandeur of the scenery. The pinnacle of your trek awaits at a breathtaking lookout offering panoramic views of the Francés Glacier and the expansive Paine Massif Mountain Range.

Meals: B, L, D

Embark on the final leg of your extraordinary W Circuit trekking adventure today. Begin by navigating through rocky terrain and native forests teeming with diverse bird species. As you trek alongside the towering Paine Grande, the highest peak in the park at 3,050 meters (10,000 feet), marvel at the surreal views of hanging glaciers cascading down the mountainsides.

Leaving the forest behind, your journey leads to the first overlook of Lake Grey, where glimpses of floating glacier pieces gradually come into view, each one dwarfing in comparison to the vastness around you. The highlight awaits as you behold the awe-inspiring Grey Glacier in all its splendor.

Conclude your trek at the Paine Grande Sector, where a catamaran awaits to sail across Lake Pehoé to the Pudeto Sector. From there, board a bus back to Puerto Natales, reflecting on the incredible landscapes and unforgettable experiences of the past days.

Upon arrival at the Puerto Natales Bus Station, enjoy a private transfer to the Altiplanico Puerto Natales Hotel, where you can unwind and reminisce about your adventure in comfort.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel Altiplanico Puerto Natales (4*)

Bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Patagonia as you continue on your journey. Begin with a private transfer from your hotel in Puerto Natales to the nearby Puerto Natales Airport, a short 30-minute drive away.

Upon landing at Santiago Airport, another private transfer awaits to whisk you away to your hotel in Santiago City, where you can settle in and prepare for the next leg of your adventure.

Meals: B

Accommodation: Hotel Le Reve (4*)

Embark on a captivating 8-hour journey to explore the cultural and culinary delights of Casablanca Valley, Valparaiso, and Viña del Mar. Begin your day in Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site celebrated for its vibrant streets and breathtaking views of the bay and colorful hills. Wander through the artistic enclave of Cerro Alegre, visit Sotomayor Square with its poignant Monument to the Heroes of Iquique, and soak in the lively atmosphere of the port city.

Later, journey into the Casablanca Valley, nestled between coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Here, amidst over twenty vineyards specializing in Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, embark on a scenic wine route. Visit distinguished vineyards and gain firsthand insights into wine production and the art of winemaking.

At Attilio & Mochi Vineyard, indulge in a unique tasting experience led by owner and winemaker Angela Mochi. Sample a selection of 5 award-winning wines paired with delightful snacks like bread and nuts, while Angela shares her personal journey from Brazil to crafting some of Chile's finest wines. This intimate tasting promises a deeper understanding and appreciation of Casablanca Valley's renowned wine culture.

Meals: B

Accommodation: Hotel Le Reve (4*)

Enjoy a 7-hour private tour to Maipo Valley, Chile's oldest wine region renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Just an hour from Santiago, Maipo Valley offers a Mediterranean climate ideal for wine production, enhanced by the Maipo River's unique mineral-rich waters.

  • Explore prestigious vineyards, discovering the terroir shaped by the river's salts.
  • Visit Viña Las Araucarias for an exclusive organic wine tour with owner Patricio Ulloa.
  • Experience the vineyard's harvest patio, cellar, and barrel room, culminating in a tasting of their organic Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Gran Reserva blend.
  • Lunch at La Viluma Restaurant, featuring a wine tasting paired with exquisite cuisine.

This day promises a delightful immersion into Maipo Valley's wine culture, organic practices, and gourmet delights, offering a memorable exploration of Chilean viticulture.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Hotel Le Reve (4*)

Today, begin a 4-hour private tour of Santiago, a city renowned for its blend of tradition and modernity. Explore iconic landmarks such as Plaza de Armas, Santiago Cathedral, Central Postal Office, Municipality, and the historic Moneda Palace, seat of the government. Wander through traditional neighborhoods in the city center, soaking in the rich history and vibrant culture that define Santiago. After your insightful tour, relax as you're privately transferred from your hotel in Santiago to Santiago Airport, reflecting on the diverse experiences and memories gathered during your journey through Chile.

Meals: B

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