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Enchanting Chile

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. 
As we travel through breathtaking natural scenery we are introduced to some of the most passionate stories of cooperation, determination, and of Fairtrade making a difference. Combining all this with a fascinating insight into Chile’s cultural heritage and political history, ensures a trip packed full of incredible memories.
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 Details

All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities

50% meals included

3 long road transfers

5 producer visits

3 development project visits

5 tourist visits

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Last Updated: 20/02/2017

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