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SANTIAGO +VALPARAISO + ALGABARRO
Up in the Air Life proudly presents a journey through Chile’s most vibrant cities, cultural landmarks and culinary gems. Chile is perched along the Pacific Ocean and has internationally influenced cuisine, natural landscapes, and a world renowned street art scene. Chile is one of the hottest destinations in South America, given its solid tourism infrastructure, ethereal landscapes, and myriad outdoor activities, seafood & winery gems. The country gives our clients the chance to pack a lot of diversity in a single trip.
The Chile trip is part of our new Luxe-Reduxe Collection. Our Luxe-Reduxe collection features affordable adventures with upscale accomodations that are 4 star abroad and 3 star in the USA. These trips have a larger group size and tour leader ratio of 1-16. Our premium trips have a tour leader ratio of 1-8. Transportation is done via shuttle service to the host hotel vs luxury vehicles. If you were looking for 5 star luxury accommodations and a smaller group size that we normally offer – please book a PREMIUM trip. The same level of customer service is included on these trips.
Arrive in style at Santiago International Airport where private UITAL drivers will whisk you away to your hotel. After your long flight it’s time to unwind for a while, take a swim; grab an carménère or pisco sour in your stylish digs on the Pacific Ocean. By nightfall we’ll connect and meet with other well heeled travelers enjoy an amazing Welcome Dinner at one of Santiago’s finest restaurants. Sipping wine & dancing the night away closes out your first evening in this vibrant city.
Rise and shine and enjoy the breakfast buffet before we head to Cerro San Cristobal and its Metropolitan Park for sweeping views of the Andes mountain range & city and to get your bearings. Afterward, we’ll stroll around the bohemian Barrio Bellavista and pay a visit to La Chascona, the former home of poet Pablo Neruda and now a museum. We’ll head to the Mercado Central for a delicious Chilean seafood lunch and watch fishmongers shuck and fillet in a lively atmosphere. Once refueled we’ll head to the Plaza de Armas to visit the city’s best museums, the Museo Chileno de Arte & more. Take a peek at the Palacio de la Moneda, at Plaza de la Constitución, before heading over to the streets of Bellavista, where you can peruse the artists’ galleries and shops before enjoying an afternoon cocktail at one of the area’s bars. Later that evening, order a frosty pisco sour and dine on traditional Chilean at your leisure. Before heading back to your hotel we’ll take a stroll through picturesque Parque Forestal to unwind the evening.
Wake up to tasty breakfast, enjoy the rooftop pool with Andean views and enjoy your day with anything you desire all steps away from your luxury hotel. Today is a day of relaxation, spa, or whatever your heart desires as you soak up the vibes of Santiago and get connected with the other travelers on your trip.
To visit Chile without experiencing “The Jewel of the Pacific” as Valparaiso is known would be sacrilegious. Today we journey to “Valpo”, as it’s affectionately known to locals, a Bohemian colorful maze of hills that has long inspired poets and writers. You’ll discover something new at every turn: a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery or some little gastronomic ‘find’. Revel in the crazy architecture of this World Heritage City. Stroll along its narrow streets, climb its endless staircases, ride its historic funicular elevators and enjoy panoramic views from its many lofty lookout points. Feel the excitement in the air at one of the city’s many carnivals and indulge in some of the most beautiful street art canvassed through the entire city masterfully by it’s artists.
Today we’re taking your UITAL experience sky high. After a sumptuous breakfast at our luxurious hotel, get ready to be dazzled by one of the most iconic Chilean nature sites. The perfect place to escape from the cityin the middle of the scenic Andes mountains. Enjoy the natural surroundings, and beautiful panoramas, before indulging in a snack and glass of red wine. Nature lovers have plenty of time to take in the sights. You will take in waterfalls and a glacier perched on top of a mountainside. Upon arrival at the destination, make use of your free time. Explore the pristine natural environment and admire the steep, rocky walls and gorges. After a busy day we’ll head home for your free evening.
Awaken to the fresh ocean air on the terrace of your apartment at the San Alfonso Del Mar resort. Sure, there are many memorable hotel pools — but none can compete with The World’s Largest Pool at Chile’s San Alfonso del Mar Resort. The enormous man-made pool, set along the coastline, is larger than 20 Olympic-size pools and holds a whopping 66 million gallons of water. From sailing to scuba diving to kayaking to beach lounging the options are endless. Tonight we will connect and meet with other well heeled travelers & locals from abroad to spend your Saturday night in style.
Your exclusive & intimate wine tasting & farewell dinner inside one of Chile’s most famed vineyards & wineries will commence in the late afternoon so plenty of time to get out and enjoy more of Santiago.
After Rise and shine for an optional-self guided tour, spa treatment, adventure trek, wine shopping or revisit a few of your favorite Santiago haunts one more time. Our UITAL private drivers will whisk you away to Santiago International Airport for evening departures.