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Alternative Chile

Best time to travel
Nov - Mar
Ideal length
11 nights
Perfect for
Couples

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Santiago.
  • All private transfers, domestic flights and guiding requirements.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation Valparaiso, Pucon, Puerto Varas, Futeleufu and Santiago.
  • Enjoy a privately guided tour of wonderful Viña del Mar and Valparaiso.
  • Experience incredibly unique excursions that all fully inclusive in your stay, including white water rafting and kayaking, visits to Villarrica Volcano to explore and the many thermal springs.
  • Additional activities include trekking, horse riding and mountain biking, ideal for adventurous souls.
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Introduction

Chile is a land of startling contrasts and breathtaking natural scenery, with opportunities for memorable adventures. In this suggested itinerary, we are taking you on an alternative route in Chile, ideal for those who love to step out of their comfort zone. Throughout your trip, you’ll stay in handpicked full inclusive properties, meaning that your activities and adventures are all included as well as the essentials like dining and beverages. Enjoy incredible fresh cuisine and bracing mountain air during your stay at Vira Vira in Pucon. Hike, bike or kayak in the shadow of spectacular Villarica Volcano, discover Lake Llanquihue is at the heart of the Chilean Lake District and make your way to the wild and unspoilt, Carretera Austral. This suggested itinerary is designed to fully immerse you in Chile’s natural surroundings.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Santiago de Chile, the capital and largest city of Chile.
On arrival, your driver and guide will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation in Valparaíso where you’ll spend two nights.
in Valparaíso where you’ll spend two nights. During your time here, enjoy a privately guided tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso.
You’ll stop in Plaza Sotomayor to see the Chilean Navy headquarters. Take the El Peral elevator to the top and begin your walk through the streets and alleys; the best known of which is the Paseo Yugoslavo where the stunning Baburrisa Palace stands. Visit the financial district with its unique stock exchange building and enjoy lunch before continuing to the port of Valparaiso, where you’ll board one of the several classic ships that tour around the bay.
Valparaiso, Chile
Next, you’ll be privately transferred to Santiago Airport and fly to Puerto Montt.
On arrival, your driver will be waiting to take you to Pucón. You’ll spend the next four nights in a handpicked fully inclusive property in the Pucón Valley close to a beautiful national park with natural lagoons.
Volcán Villarica, Pucón, Chile
Activities here are endless and all included in your stay.
Adventurers will relish the white water rafting and kayaking down the rapids, while the more laid back can enjoy drifting gently down the river in a little boat. There's also a labyrinth of caves in the Villarrica Volcano to explore and the many thermal springs. For those interested in the local indigenous culture, there are markets selling Mapuche arts and crafts, textiles in particular.
House overlooking Villarica Lake
It’s time to privately transfer to Puerto Varas.
You’ll spend the night in a handpicked property with a wonderful location on Lake Llanquihue. Enjoy stunning views of the nearby Osorno, Tronador, Calbuco and Puntiagudo Volcanoes.
Puerto Varas, Chile
Privately transfer to the Puerto Montt Airport and fly to Futaleufú.
On arrival, privately transfer to your accommodation in Futaleufú where you’ll spend the next three nights in a remote corner of Chile's Lake District.
Lake District, Chile
This is the ideal place for the adventurous!
The nearby Futaleufu river is perfect for white water rafting and kayaking or less intense river floats, where half or full day adventures can be arranged. The valleys and mountains which surround are ideal for trekking, horse riding and mountain biking for the adventurous.
Woman kayaking on lake
From Futaleufú, you’ll fly to Puerto Montt, Santiago.
On arrival, you will be privately transferred to your accommodation in the city where you’ll spend your final night. Enjoy exploring the city, taking in the sights and sounds.
Santiago de Chile
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Accommodation

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Hotel Fauna

Hotel Fauna

Hotel Fauna is set in an ecological building right on Cerro Alegre. From the exposed-brick walls to the recycled wood panelling, this high-design hotel is imbued with natural materials. Each room has unique art, quirky murals or antique furnishings, giving the place a very Valparaíso feel. Decorated with parquet floors and exposed brick walls, rooms at Hotel Fauna feature wooden fittings, private bathroom and beautiful city views.

andBeyond Vira Vira

andBeyond Vira Vira

andBeyond Vira Vira is a unique ‘hacienda hotel’ located in a beautiful 23-hectare reserve on the banks of the Liucura River, a short drive out of the town of Pucon. The on-site farm and dairy provide the majority of ingredients used in the restaurant, where hearty meals are accompanied by a great selection of Chilean wines from the hacienda’s bar. All rooms and suites are decorated in a traditional style with spacious private bathrooms. Hacienda rooms are located in the main house, whilst suites enjoy a scenic location in a separate area close to the river.

Casa Molino

Casa Molino

Casa Molino is located around twenty minutes outside of Puerto Varas and benefits from a wonderful location on Lake Llanquihue, with stunning views to the nearby Osorno, Tronador, Calbuco and Puntiagudo Volcanoes. Casa Molino is specially designed to make guests feel at home and with just eleven rooms, the staff here offer relaxed and personalised service. The six superior rooms all have views to the lake or fifteen-acre gardens, whilst the five suites all have lake views and some are equipped with fireplaces and Jacuzzis.

Uman Lodge

Uman Lodge

Set within acres of wilderness, lined with a carpet of forest, mountains and beautiful lakeside scenery, Uman Lodge offers a spectacular away-from-it-all experience, inviting relaxation and adventure in equal measure. Situated on over 500 hectares, there is plenty to explore in the surrounding valleys & forests. Uman Lodge is perfectly placed to enjoy some serious outdoor adventures. The nearby Futaleufu River is perfect for white water rafting and kayaking or less intense river floats, where half or full-day adventures can be arranged.

 

Matildas Hotel Boutique

Matildas Hotel Boutique

Located in the heart of Santiago, Matildas Hotel Boutique is situated in a beautiful heritage mansion, originally built by the architects Ricardo Larrain Bravo and Alberto Cruz Montt in 1912. Just fifteen minutes on foot from the Palacio de la Moneda and the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda (CCPLM), other nearby attractions include the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art and the Teatro Municipal de Santiago. On-site facilities at Matildas Hotel Boutique include the first-floor Restobar, where guests can begin the day with a delicious buffet breakfast or enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.

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