Chile, Itinerary for 8 nights, 9 days
I have customised this itinerary for passengers who may have already travelled to Chile but want to see a different side of the country and culture. Ideal for solo travellers such as myself, or those travelling with a friend or partner or even families.
Day 1, Arrive at Santiago and explore the surrounding area of your hotel and stay the night. Hotel options to suit all styles such as Hotel Reve, Luciano K, W Hotel, Singular and Ritz Carlton
Day 2, Meet with a local guide of Urban Adventures and take a more in depth tour of the city using public transport to get around, walking, eating and seeing the sights through the eyes of a local. I did the San Miguel urban street art, a town of Santiago that has over 50 residential blocks covered in street. Return to the city for dinner and stay the night.
Day 3, Take in a day excursion to Valparaiso, a beach side port of Santiago only an hour and a half from the city. Hosted by Urban Adventures as well. Or perhaps a day tour to a nearby local winery (contact for details)
Day 4, Transfer to airport to take domestic flight to Puerto Montt (frequent daily flights) or Castro (5 days a week), and spend the next 4 days on the Island of Chiloe. Pickup transfer from either airport.
I would suggest arrive Puerto Montt on arrival, it is a 3 hour scenic transfer with a ferry ride to the island (do this before they build a bridge). Castro airport is around a 30 minute transfer.
Stay at Ocio Territorial Hotel, enjoy a guided boat ride from private pier to explore the Palafitos of Chiloe and return for an evening dinner.
Day 5, Enjoy a morning guide to nearby farm and home of local residents to understand and see how they sustain a lifestyle on the land. Followed by a drive to Bosquepiedra for an educating walk through a conservation nature reserve.
Return to Castro for a lunch at a Palafito before returning to the hotel for a dip in the hot tub and then dinner
Day 6, Early start to nearby Tancau to see the Mercado, cultural centre and visit to a local Artisan Store. Return back to Ocio by midday.
Day 7, Tierra hotels can personalise any experience such as biking, water activities, hiking, scenic voyages and a spa treatment is a must. Choose one or several activities to do on the day.
Day 8, Transfer to Castro (or Puerto Montt) and fly back to Santiago. Spend the day exploring local markets, cafes, plazas and parks. Spend the night in the city before flying back the next day
Day 9, Depart or continue exploring other parts of Chile
Experience nature and visit Chile today
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