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Chile: Winelands & Desert (pre-cruise)

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Date: You pick!

Host: Locally Guided
Cost: Varies by experience
Trip Type: Custom; Client Approved


This sample itinerary can be customized to your specifications. Take only parts of this trip, modify, add ... whatever suits you!

This is an outline of a journey taken by two friends travelling together in Chile, prior to boarding a cruise. they visited Santiago and the winelands in the region as well at the Atacama Desert and the coastal city of Valparaiso. This sample trip offers history, culture and nature.

Questions? Adventure Travel Specialist Lana Swanson handled all the arrangements; please contact her for expert advice:

Sample Itinerary

Click on a day below to view details:

Day 1 - Santiago

Day 1 - Santiago

After landing, meet your guide for the transfer to your chosen hotel in Santiago for your two-night stay. Afternoon private "panoramic" tour of Santiago.  (Santiago, 2 nights)

Day 2 - Santiago

Day 2 - Santiago

Your private tour takes you into the Casablanca Valley on a winery excursion. Visit 3 wineries including wine tastings, and in some cases cheese tastings. Later you will return to your hotel in Santiago (Santiago, 2nd night, B, L)

Days 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Atacama Desert

Days 3, 4, 5 & 6 - Atacama Desert

Transfer to the airport and fly to Calama, then transfer to your lodge in the area of San Pedro de Atacama. Spend 4 nights here including all meals, open bar (not premium spirits) and daily exucrsions as offered from the lodge. (Atacama desert lodge, 4 nights, 4B, 4L, 4D)

Day 7 - Valparaiso

Day 7 - Valparaiso

Fly back to Santiago where you'll be met and transferred to Valparaiso. We suggest a stay in a lovely boutique property that was once a mansion from the 1920s. (Valparaiso, 2 nights, B, L)

Day 8 - Valparaiso & Cruise Embarkation

Day 8 - Valparaiso & Cruise Embarkation

After a private walking tour of Valparaiso you'll you transferred to the port in time to board your cruise ship. (B)


Please remember this is just a suggestion. Please call us for YOUR Custom Civilized Adventure!



Any prices we list are approximate; they can change with exchange rate flucuations or due to any change you might make as you customize this program. Prices will vary based on the time of year and level of experience you are looking for. Please contact us for more information.

Suggested time of year: This trip took place in January; many cruise ships operate through the southern Summer months.

Sample cost (2014 rates): US$ 3,900 per person.

(Posted Nov. 30 '15)

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