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Enchanting Chile

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16 Mar to 27 Mar 2019 - GOOD AVAILABILITY

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19 Oct to 30 Oct 2019 - GOOD AVAILABILITY

Holiday Highlights

  • A tour of Santiago giving insight into the 17 years of General Pinochet’s regime
  • Looking up from MiFruta’s vines to Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas
  • Taking a seat in a traditional Ruka to hear more about the indigenous Mapuche culture
  • A refreshing glass of local beer in Valdivia made with honey from Apicoop
  • Soaking up the atmosphere in the captivating seaport of Valparaiso

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Depart UK Overnight flights from UK to Santiago  
2 Valparaíso Arrive in Santiago and transfer to our hotel in Valparaíso D  
3 Valparaíso to Santiago Meet MiFruta and small holder farmers who produce raisins B L  
4 Santiago Tour of Santiago and San Cristobal Hill B  
5 Santiago Meet Green Glass for some creative recycling in the capital B  
6 Santiago to Lautaro Visit to a Fairtrade wine producer B L  
7 Lautaro to Salto Del Laja Meet an organic producer part of a community action group (TAC) B L  
8 Salto Del Laja to Pucon Visit beautiful Salto Del Laja waterfalls and CET Development project B  
9 Pucon Learn more about the indigenous Mapuche culture B  
10 Pucon to Valdivia Visit to Apicoop to see their honey production B  
11 Valdivia Return to Apicoop to learn about their blueberry production B D  
12 Depart Overnight flights from Valdivia to UK via Santiago B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Welcome to the land of Earth, Fire and Ice! From the towering Andes to the thundering waterfalls of Salto del Laja, or the majestic Villarrica volcano reflected in its serene lake, evidence of the elemental forces which sculpted this amazing and beautiful land is all around you. This tour gives us a fascinating insight into Chile’s cultural and recent political history as well as experience of its amazing natural scenery.

 

We will spend our first night in Valparaíso, getting our first tastes of traditional Chilean food and enjoying this characterful coastal city. We will also tour the sights of Santiago and begin to learn about its history and the effects of Pinochet’s regime on the people of the country.

 

During our journey south, as you are enjoying the breathtaking scenery, we'll visit schools and cities, Mapuche communities, and some of the groups who produce Fairtrade raisins, wine, honey and blueberries. We’ll hear their stories and learn more about life in this fascinating and diverse country.


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Holiday Summary

Duration:
12 days
Prices From:
£2,545
Estimated flight price
£1,000

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Insurance:
£100.00
Insurance:
£100.00
Donation to Traidcraft's Environmental Fund:
£24.45
Donation to Traidcraft's Environmental Fund:
£24.45

Holiday Details

All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities

50% meals included

3 long road transfers

5 producer visits including 3 Traidcraft suppliers

3 development project visits

5 tourist visits

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