Chile including MV Mare Australis & Atacama Desert with Luxury & Style
(13 Days): A Sample Itinerary
ID #: DT-C-13-2-26-10-BESI
DavidTravel Itinerary Highlights include:
introductory city tour includes the 18th-century Cathedral and a
visit to the
Pre-Columbian Art Museum, led by one of its curators. Stop
in the Barrio Brasil, today an enclave of Santiago's artistic
community • Fly to the remote former prison city of
Ushuaia, now bustling with 100,000 inhabitants. Briefly tour the
city and view the
Beagle Channel • Daily programs in Patagonia vary, but
stops are planned for
Magdalena Island to view penguins, Wulaia Bay, and Cape Horn
National Park. Set out by Zodiac for an adventurous trek through
Patagonia's lush forests • Visit picturesque
a colorful and historic port city • Fly to Calama, the gateway to
geographical and archaeological wonders, where not a drop of
rain has fallen in nearly four centuries • Spend three full days discovering Atacama's
natural environment. Your explorations in Atacama introduce you
to the geography, history, fauna, geological features and
villages of this remarkable area.
Chile will keep any traveler happy -
from the vast salt-flats in the north, to European-feeling
cities and coastal resorts in the centre, to the spectacular
mountains of the south.
Chile is situated in South America, bounded by
Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, the Antarctic and the Pacific Ocean.
Home of the Andes mountain range, it is a thin ribbon of land,
2,610 miles long and nowhere more than 115 miles wide.
Because of its unusual geography, Chile has a
hugely varied climate ranging from the world's driest desert in
the world - the Atacama, stretching for 621 miles, with areas
where rainfall has never been recorded, through a Mediterranean
climate in the centre, to a snow-prone Alpine climate in the
south. Travelers can enjoy the country's abundant fauna and
flora and spectacular scenery consisting of huge glaciers,
fjords, waterfalls, blue lakes and numerous national parks where
trekking is a very popular activity amongst tourists.