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Chile – 8 Days Patagonia with Solar Eclipse

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8 Days
Availability : Pick your date
Araucanía Airport (Temuco)
Max People : 12
Overview

This is a unique experience to Discover Torres del Paine National Park and enjoy the Total Solar Eclipse of 2020 in Chile. Get to know this place full of pure nature and dream landscapes. Enjoy breathtaking landscapes with mountains, rivers, valleys, lakes and glaciers, all in one place in this amazing tour.

Join the bucket list group to experience the total solar eclipse in Pucon Chile, it will occur on December 14, 2020. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the Sun for a viewer on Earth. Pucón (Mapudungun: “entrance to the cordillera”) is a Chilean city located in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region, 100 km to the southeast of Temuco and 780 km to the south of Santiago.

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Highlights
Visited Places:

• Pucon

• Malalcahuello National park

• Temuco

• Santiago

• Punta Arenas

• Puerto Natales

• Torres del Paine National Park

• Balmaceda & Serrano Glacier

Travel Experience:

• Total Solar Eclipse

• Hiking / Walking

• Malalcahuello Hot Springs

• Torres del Paine National Park

• Navigation Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers

6 Reasons To Book This Trip

1. Affordable Adventure – Traveling with a like-minded group is not only fun but also it’s cost-effective instead of traveling solo.

2. Forget About The Planning – We take care of permits, transportation, and logistics, so all you have to do is show up.

3. Shared Photos – At the end of every trip we will have a google photo album where we share our wonderful tour pictures. We can also share to this website and multiply the memories!

4. Make New Friends – On every trip you will meet new people, it’s a good opportunity to make friends for your life while enjoying the group event.

5. Group Leader –  Event organizer will be there every step of the way, making sure that the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

6. Unforgettable Memories – All events are designed keeping in mind to have an unforgettable memory of your lifetime.

Notes
Tour Start

Temuco

Tour End

Punta Arenas

Destination

Chile

Flights
  • Arrival: Day01 before 12pm 
  • Return: Day08 anytime after 4pm
FLY IN Airport: Araucanía Airport (Temuco) 
FLY OUT Airport: Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport (Punta Arenas)  
Meeting Point
  • The group meets at the arrival airport or at the hotel on Day01.
  • More details will be provided via group chat on WhatsApp
Availability
  • Seat available till the booking is open!
  • Balance due 2 months before the tour departure date!
* Minimum number of members requires for all group tour. Please confirm with the organizer before any flight booking!
Itinerary
Day01

Temuco

Description:

Arrival at Temuco Airport. Transfer to the hotel.

In the afternoon, half-day visit to Temuco passing through the main square is called Aníbal Pinto and it features a neatly landscaped area with ancient native trees and gardens that break with the monochromatic nearby buildings. The Monument to Araucanía, a fountain with sculptures made by local artists and representing the encounter between the Mapuches and the colonists, stand in it. The church cathedral, which displays an exquisite inner aisle, the mayor’s building, the town hall and large shopping malls, as well as several cafés and coffee-shops.

Visit the Aníbal Pinto Market in the old part of Temuco.

The Municipal Theater presents local, national and international shows with prestigious programs that include plays, classic ballet, contemporary dance, opera, jazz and piano concerts, to name a few artistic expressions.

The half-day tours end at the hotel in Temuco.

Activities Included:
  • Half-day city tour
  • Airport transfer
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Temuco
Day02

Total Solar Eclipse in Pucon

Description:

Early morning departure from your hotel towards Pucon, a small town embedded in the Andes foothills, right beside the Villarrica volcano, this small town has become the top tourist resort of Southern Chile. The total ECLIPSE events that can be seen on December 14, 2020, and will be visible from Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

As per the forecast, The total solar eclipse in Pucón will be at 13:04 – duration of this eclipse will be around 2 minutes and 6 seconds. For more info: https://en.tutiempo.net/solar-eclipse/pucon/14-december-2020.html

Drive back to Temuco in the evening.

Activities Included:
  • Full day Eclipse adventure in Pucon
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Temuco
Day03

Malalcahuello National Park

Description:

Enjoy another full-day tour exploring Malalcahuello National Park is located in the north of the Región de la Araucanía (115 kilometers away from Temuco) it is famous as one of the best hot spring centres in Chile. Set against the background of the impressive Lonquimay volcano. 

The rivers, lagoons, ravines and marshes of this park boast a diverse range of environments for its visitors to enjoy. Malalcahuello Hot Springs swimming-pools, steam baths, thermal waters, esthetic treatments, excellent gastronomy.

Drive back to Temuco in the evening.

Activities Included:
  • Malalcahuello National Park

  • Hiking / Walking 

  • Hot Springs
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Temuco
Day04

Temuco

Description:

It’s time to say goodbye to the guide as you will drive to the airport after breakfast at the hotel. Flight to Punta Arenas via Santiago.

Activities Included:
  • Airport transfer
  • Flight (one way to Punta Arenas)
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Day05

Punta Arenas - Puerto Natales

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Description:

Arrive at Punta Arenas. On arrival transfer to the bus terminal.

You will take a regular bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (3 hr / 245 km)On arrival to Puerto Natales’s bus station, transfer to the hotel. Rest evening free to explore the city.

Activities Included:
  • Airport transfer
  • Flight (one way to Punta Arenas)
Meals Included:
  • NA
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Puerto Natales
Day06

Torres del Paine

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Description:

After breakfast at the hotel, leave Puerto Natales to the north, you will arrive at your first stop: the Cueva del Milodón Natural Monument. You will visit the main cave of a group of three caves.

The travel continues towards the Torres del Paine National Park, enjoying the view of the Sofía Lagoon, Porteño Lake, Prat Mountain Range, Mesa Hill, Toro Range and Ballena Range. After a 2 hours trip, you will arrive in the Lago del Toro viewpoint, located in the lake’s south coast. From there, you will have a spectacular view of the lake and the Paine Range (also known as Paine Massif). Then, you will make a small hike by the Grey Lake’s shore, from where you will have another perspective of the Paine Massif and the Cuernos del Paine.   After lunch (not included) in a coffee shop inside the park, you will go to the Salto Grande area, place where is located the Pehoé Lake viewpoint, where the glaciers of the Paine River unload its fast-flowing waters. At the end of the tour, you will visit the Amarga Lagoon and the Sarmiento Lake viewpoint, to then go back to Puerto Natales. 

*The places that will be visited are subject to change the same day of the tour because of adverse weather conditions.

Activities Included:
  • Full day excursion – Torres Del Paine NP
  • Hiking / Walking
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Puerto Natales
Day07

Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers

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Description:

You will begin your expedition in Puerto Bories where the Frigorífico Bories National Historical Monument, a structure from 1913 that stands out due to its industrial, post-Victorian English style. You will continue the journey until reaching Guanaco Island, where you will see beautiful Magellanic dolphins, also known as toninas, a must-see wonder.  

The journey on the water will continue until you reach your main destination, Balmaceda Mountain, where you will be able to see the awe-inspiring Balmaceda Glacier. You will disembark in Puerto Toro where you will hike along the bank of the Témpanos Lagoon with your guide. After a short break, you will continue on to the Serrano Glacier, passing through a native forest of coigües (Nothofagus dombeyi), ñirres (Nothofagus antarctica), and ciruelillos (Embothrium coccineum) while enjoying the magnificent vegetation and the contrast between the sky and the sea ice.

Once you have reached the Serrano Glacier, you will enjoy a whiskey with thousand-year-old ice while you take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the glacier. You will make one last stop at a Magellan Region estancia, where a delicious typical Patagonian lunch with roasted lamb will be awaiting us. After this you will go back to Puerto Natales.

Activities Included:
  • Full day excursion – Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers
  • Hiking / Walking
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Accommodation:
  • Hotel in Puerto Natales
Day08

Punta Arenas

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Description:

It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travelers and the guide as the tour ends today with a breakfast at the hotel. Check out is usually by 11am so book your return flight accordingly. Hoping that you have captured the best moments on camera and packed in a host of travel memories to carry back home with you.

Activities Included:
  • Airport transfer
Meals Included:
  • Breakfast
Inclusions

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • Breakfasts at the hotel
  • Transportation in A/C bus / Van
  • All hotel accommodations hotel 3*- 4 *
  • Excursions by shared service with English / Spanish speaking guide 
  • Box Lunch with local products on Dec 14
  • Lunch set menu on Dec 15 
  • Lunch box on the beach day
  • Entrance fee to National Park
  • Use of pool and thermal pool at Malalcahuello
  • Guided sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Flight Temuco – Punta Arenas (one way)
  • Tour leader 

Price Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Meals (other than mentioned above)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips and gratuities 
  • Transfers other than mentioned in the Itinerary (available at extra cost)
  • Travel insurance / Visa
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FAQ

I'm a solo traveler, can I still join the tour?

Yes of course, As all our tours are for solo travelers. You will travel with like-minded and fun-loving people who like to explore new destinations and activities like yourself.

I want to join with my partner or friends; is it possible?

No condition for fun! You can always join the group tours with anyone by your side either your partner or a group of crazy friends. We make sure to arrange accommodation and all other activities accordingly. Do you want to know the lined-up list of tours; please check our tour finder section for more details.

I am travelling solo, do I have to pay single supplement?

No. All trip prices are based on double occupancy rooms. You will be paired with another solo traveler of the same gender to share the accommodation. If you enrolled with another person, you’ll room with that person. Although single supplement option is available if you prefer a room for yourself. If you are interested in a single room please select the single supplement package while booking.

What are the accommodation options?

We offer luxurious hotels, budgeted motels, spontaneous camps, handy lodges and every other possibility at your destination.

What is cancellation policy?

If you cancel your booking cancellation fees could apply. A cancellation will only be effective when we receive written confirmation of the cancellation. If you cancel a trip:

More than 60 days prior to departure you will receive a full refund less deposit amount
Between 45 to 60 days prior to departure we will retain the deposit or 50% of the amount paid (whichever is greater)
Less than 45 days prior to departure we receive the right to not refund any of the costs paid

Do I need a Travel Medical insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is required for all international trips. Insurance covers (and reimburses you) for things like trip cancellation, trip interruption, and trip delay, lost or delayed baggage, medical coverage, medical evacuation, etc.

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