Chile

Chile...A ribbon of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. 4.329 kms long and 180 kms wide across a variety of landscapes and climates. From the driest place on earth, Atacama Desert, vineyards, volcanoes, lakes and rivers, to the amazing rainforests of Patagonia. Isolated from the rest of South America gives the country an atmosphere as unique as its geography. A country of extremes reaches Antarctica and Easter Island. Let us show you our pride and embrace the intense sensation of Chile. Chile offers almost every type of special interest tourism. From hiking  in the Atacama Desert or fly fishing in Yelcho, from exclusive wineries to the best spa resorts, from mountain climbing to cruising into glaciers and untamed forests. All in one country. Because Chile is one destination that has it all and much, much more. From the haunting, windswept deserts of the north to the ancient mysteries of Easter Island on your way to the End of the World: breathtaking Patagonia. Along the way, enjoy Chile's renowned cuisine, including its award-winning wines.




The official name of our country is Republic of Chile and its capital is Santiago de Chile.

Chile stretches over 4,630 km. it is a long and narrow country located between the west side of the Andes Mountains and the southeastern shore of the Pacific Ocean, so narrow that it is only 430 kilometres at its widest point east to west.

It is located along a seismic and volcanic area belonging to the Pacific Ring of Fire.

It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia and Argentina to the northeast and to the south with Drake Passage. Chilean territory extends as far west as Polynesia, the best known of Chile's Pacific Islands is Easter Island. Other islands are the Juan Fernández Archipelago, and the volcanic islets of Salas y Gómez, San Félix, and San Ambrosio, all of which are located in the South Pacific. Chile claims sovereignty over 1.250.000 Km.² in Antarctica, territory called Territorio Chileno Antártico. Because of the country’s presence in South America, Oceania, and Antarctica, Chile is considered a tricontinental country.

Geography
Area: 756,945 sq. km. (302,778 sq. mi.); nearly twice the size of California.
Cities: Capital--Santiago (metropolitan area est. 6 million). Other cities--Concepcion-Talcahuano (840,000), Vina del Mar-Valparaiso (800,000), Antofagasta (245,000), Temuco (230,000). 
Terrain: Desert in north; fertile central valley; volcanoes and lakes toward the south, giving way to rugged and complex coastline; Andes Mountains on the eastern border. 
Climate: Arid in north, Mediterranean in the central portion, cool and damp in south

People
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Chilean(s). 
Population (2006): 16 million. 
Annual population growth rate: 1.0%.
Ethnic groups: Spanish-Native-American (mestizo), European, Native-American. 
Religions: Roman Catholic 89%; Protestant 11%.
Language: Spanish. 
Education: Years compulsory--12. Attendance--3 million. Adult literacy rate--96%.
Health: Infant mortality rate--8.9/1,000. Life expectancy--76 yrs. 
Work force (6.94 million); employed 6.4 million: Community, social and individual services--26%;industry--14.4%; commerce--17.6%; agriculture, forestry, and fishing--13.9%; construction--7.1%;financial services--7.5%; transportation and communication--8.0%; electricity, gas and water--0.5%;mining--1.2%.

GEOGRAPHY

The northern Chilean desert contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The relatively small central area dominates the country in terms of population and agricultural resources. This area also is the cultural and political center from which Chile expanded in the late 19th century, when it incorporated its northern and southern regions. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands. The Andes Mountains are located on the eastern border.

PEOPLE
 
About 85% of Chile's population lives in urban areas, with 40% living in greater Santiago. Most have Spanish ancestry. A small, yet influential number of Irish and English immigrants came to Chile during the colonial period. German immigration began in 1848 and lasted for 90 years; the southern provinces of Valdivia, Llanquihue, and Osorno show a strong German influence. Other significant immigrant groups are Italian, Croatian, Basque, and Palestinian. About 800,000 Native Americans, mostly of the Mapuche tribe, reside in the south-central area. The Aymara and Diaguita groups can be found mainly in Chile’s northern desert valleys.







PROGRAM.  CHILE

Shared,  English


Itinerary


 Day 1 Santiago de Chile
Transfer to Hotel. 

 Day 2 
Santiago de Chile
Breakfast.

City tour 
Discover the classic attractions of Santiago, the Chilean capital on a 3-hour guided tour. Situated in the country’s central valley, and home to 7 million people, Santiago’s rapid economic growth has made it one of South America’s most developed cities. Its unique urban environment artfully unites classic and modern.

Experience Chile´s rich cultural heritage through the city’s monuments, including the Plaza de Armas (the main square), Santa Lucia Hill, La Moneda (the Government Palace), the Post Office, Club Hipico (Riding Club) and the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral.

Head to Cerro San Cristobal, a hill rising nearly 1,000 feet above Santiago in the city’s largest park. Atop the hill you’ll find a church as well as a stunning 72-foot-tall statue of the Virgin Mary.

Visit the Orient Sector, the most modern part of Santiago, and see its impressive high-rise buildings and classy boulevards

Day 3 
Santiago de Chile
Breakfast.

Free day.

Day 4 Santiago de Chile -  Balmaceda - Puerto Chabuco
Breakfast.
Transfer from Balmaceda airport to Hotel in Puerto Chacabuco. 
Puerto Chacabuco is a small isolated settlement, but is the entrance port to one of the most unspoiled and underdeveloped places in the Patagonia, where almost the 70 percent of the surface are National Parks.  The highlights of this area are the Valleys, forests, cascading waterfalls, canyon rivers, valleys and beaches. 
Welcome Drink and Dinner. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5 Puerto Chabuco
Breakfast.
Half day excursion to Aiken del Sur Park with trekking.
Lunch will be cheered by a local folk group.
Dinner at Hotel.
Overnight al Hotel.

Day 6 Puerto Chabuco
Coffe and cookies service.
Full day excursion to San Rafael Lagoon.
All Included Service on board , open bar.
Zodiac excursion (subject to wheater conditions).
Dinner at Hotel.
Overnight al  Hotel

Day 7 Puerto Chabuco - Balmaceda airport
Breakfast.
Transfer from Hotel  to Balmaceda airport.


Program Includes: 
-Santiago de Chile: 
transfer airport / Hotel / airport, city tour, 2 nights  in Hotel 3*

-Puerto Chacabuco
Transfer Balmaceda airport/  Hotel / Balmaceda Airport.
Welcome drink.
Welcome dinner at Hotel.
3 nights at Hotel with breakfast.
Full day excursion to San Rafael Lagoon, zodiac navegation for closer view of the icebergs(subject to wheater conditions) , all meals on board and open bar. Whiskey with thousands years old ice.
Excursion to Park Aikèn del Sur, soft trekking with bilingual guides and lunch.
Farewell dinner at Hotel after Aysén del Sur Park visit.
Pool , Gym , Sauna.

Does not include:
- Air ticket Santiago – Balmaceda – Santiago 
- Extras in hotels.
- Insurance.
- Extra food.



 Unforgettable week in Chile

 Santiago end mysterious Easter Island -  "Navel of the Universe (Earth)." 

Day 1: Santiago (Chile) 
Employee Jaguar Aventura Tours Third you at the airport. Transfer from the Russian-speaking guide at the hotel in the new car in 2011. Accommodation at the hotel.
City tour in Russian. We begin our journey into the Alameda Bernardo O'Higgins - the main avenue in Santiago. Then visit the La Moneda Palace of Government. Enjoying a stroll down the pedestrian street. Rosetim famous square Plaza de Armas, Santa Lucia hill, Providence, with its top restaurants and elegant shops and modern high-rise buildings.

Day 2: Santiago
Breakfast.
Wine Tour from Santiago: Vineyard Concha and Toro. 



Check out for a visit to one of the largest and most well-known in the Central Valley wineries Concha and Toro (Concha y Toro).
This winery was founded in 1883 in the Pirke don Melchorom Concha and Toro, and for decades maintained a manufacturer of fine wines glory. Then it was inherited by his wife, Emily doney Suberkozo. At the same time, the famous French landscape designer Gustav Rennes defeated park there and built houses, which were then illustrated on the labels of wines Santa Emiliano. Now the winery and its vineyards cover an area of ​​444 hectares and has the largest vineyard Chardonnay, which are at Maipo, in Rancagua and San Fernando.
Among the most popular brands, produced Concho y Toro - it's Cabernet Sauvignon Kazilero del Diablo (Casillero del Diablo). The tour starts on the area of ​​Don Melchor with wonderful views of the vineyards. Near the vineyard preserved old house which belonged to the family Concha and Toro, who retains the style gardens and century-old jewelry.
Tasting one white and one red wine (included in tour).
Return to the hotel.

Day 3 Santiago
Breakfast.
We offer a complimentary tour to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso.
Dinner at a restaurant with a folklore show of Polynesian dances of Easter Island (included)

Day 4: Santiago - Easter Island
Breakfast.
Transfer to the airport.
Flight to Easter Island.
Meeting at the airport.
Easter Island - a volcanic island in the South Pacific. It was on this island, distant from the nearest settlement to the nearly 2000 miles, found the stone statues in the form of a human head - the moai. Sculptures were made in the quarries of the island, but It is not known exactly how they were transported to the island. According to legend, they were, incidentally, were themselves. Some people believe that Easter Island - part of a huge sunken continent that was once inhabited by a highly developed civilization
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.  Dinner with Show.


Day 5: Easter Island: Anakena
 
After breakfast 
Tour begins with a visit to Ahu Vaihu where the moai statues of 8 large, and then proceed to Ahu Akahanga, large stove, which is a long stone pillar with 4 statues of the fallen. According to legend, this place is the tomb of the first king of the island Hoto Matua. Then you will visit Ahu Tongariki - the largest tombstone ever built on the island, which was destroyed by the tsunami in 1960 and then again re-established. Now there are 15 statues lined up in rows. In earlier times, the islanders were convinced that the moai protect their land and themselves from evil spirits. Until now, no one can understand in what way people could create them. The vast majority of the statues lie unfinished in the quarries or along ancient roads. Some of them were frozen in the depths of the volcano Rano Raraku, some beyond the crest of the volcano and the like are sent to the ocean. It is a volcano and will tour the following paragraph. In its vicinity was found about 400 statues in various stages of completeness. Then you will visit the Bay of La Te Ahu Perous and Pitot Crewe, which is called the "Navel of the Earth." End trip visiting the beach of Anak. According to legend it was here first stepped ashore King Hoto Matua. The beautiful nature of this place and beautiful sand beaches are dazzling.


Day 6: Easter Island: Orongo & Ahu Akivi
After breakfast
Excursion to the volcano Rano Kao and ritual Orongo village. The tour starts at the rise of the volcano Rano Kao, which offers a magnificent view over the island - its coastline, volcanoes and town Hanga Roa. Stop at the viewing platform, overlooking a giant crater (1.5 km in diameter) of the volcano filled with water and the ceremonial village of Orongo. One of the attractions of the village are numerous petroglyphs with images of "ptitsechelovekov" God and the Mac-make (about 480). Next stop is the cave Ana Kai Tangata, which in ancient times served as a refuge to the ancient inhabitants of the island, its walls have kept a lot of drawings of the islanders. In the afternoon excursion to Ahu Akivi (3.5ch.). This platform has seven moai statues - the only of the moai, which looks at the ocean. The platform, which is dated William Mallow 1460g. Has been completely renovated in 1960. Next stop is the cave Ana Tepahu. This picturesque lava cave served as shelter to the ancient inhabitants of the island. It now has "settled" a variety of plant species. Tour finishes with a visit to the archaeological site in the career of Puna Pau, where they found the caps and tufts of hair (Pukao) and a stop at the Moai Ahu Tahai. 
Ahu Akiva sanctuary is an astronomical observatory, built around 1500 AD. She has been the subject of the first serious restoration, undertaken by archaeologists on Easter Island by William Mulloy and Gonzalo Figueroa, with excellent results.
Return to the hotel.


Day 7 Easter Island
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport
Flight to Santiago

 Atacama




Day 1 Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to Hotel 

15:00  Moon Valley

The tour crosses the "Valley of the Dinosaurs", visit, viewpoint of Ckari where you can contemplate panoramic views of "Cordillera de la Sal", "Cordillera de los Andes" and "Salar de Atacama", then continue towards the entrance of " Parque Nacional los Flamencos "(" Valley of the Moon "). In this area, where we can walk in the" Salt Canyon ", we will continue towards" Tres Marías "and we will also be able to walk through" Valle de la Luna " Sector where they will enjoy the famous sunset in the "Valley of the Moon" enjoying its magical changes of colors in the Andes and will be able to appreciate also the beautiful natural forms sculpted by the action of the wind, the return begins after the sunset.

Tickets: $ 3.000. - (Chilean pesos) not included

Day 2 San Pedro de Atacama

06:00 Altiplanic Lagoons & Atacama salt flat.
The tour will go to the great Salar de Atacama and we will visit the Chaxa lagoon, where we can observe flamenco, then continue our day on the way to the highlands lagoons, we will make a small stop in the typical village Socaire, where we will have time to know the crops Terraces and its people, in addition to acclimatizing to the altitude, and a little more acclimated, we continue our route to reach the beautiful altiplanic lagoons, Miscanti & Meñiques at 4,200 masl Those that belong to two of the seven protected sites of the National Reserve Los Flamencos. Returning we will stop in the typical village of Toconao, known for its handicrafts and its bell tower San Lucas (National Monument) return approximated at 14:30.

Tickets: $5,500. - (Chilean pesos) not included.

Day 3  San Pedro de Atacama - Calama

04:00 a.m.  Tatio Geysers 
After 1.30 hours of travel we will arrive at the geothermal field, Tatio Mallku located at 4,320 m.s.n.m. We will start the day with a pleasant breakfast, and we will cross the geothermal field at dawn to observe geysers and fumaroles and then you can enjoy a thermal bath in a rustic pool located in the area of the geysers and that is around 35 ° C. After this comforting bath we will begin to return to San Pedro de Atacama, making an arrest in Machuca village, typical village of the plateau, where regularly inhabit about 8 people, in which we can visit the church of the place and if they like, they will be able to buy Cheese empanadas and llama meat anticuchos (meat skewers). Then we continue the return arriving at San Pedro de Atacama around 12:00 hrs.

Tickets: $10.000. - (Chilean pesos) not included.

Transfer to airport.

 


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Anzhelika Jaguar Aventura Tours,
Apr 14, 2016, 8:35 PM
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