10 April 2020 (Day 1)
We will greet you at Santiago Airport. After arrival, transfer to your fine 4* hotel, your vegan home away from home for the next days.
Santiago, Chile’s capital city, is a great blend of old and new, history and modern; this excursion offers a complete panoramic vision of the city, passing through places like Constitution square and Government Palace. Passing popular and crowded streets in downtown Santiago, we will see the National Theater and reach Plaza de Armas, heart of the city since 1541. There are many important buildings around this square, such as Santiago Cathedral, City Hall, National Historic Museum and Post Office. We will continue towards The Central Market, Mapocho Train Station and Fine Arts Museum. Crossing the river, we will reach Bellavista neighborhood, bohemian area where we start to climb San Cristobal hill, highest peak inside the city. Return to hotel.
Meals: Refreshment after arrival. Dinner.
11 April 2020 (Day 2)
Full Day Excursion to Valparaiso.
Today we visit Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated only about 120 km (75 miles) away from Santiago. Valparaíso is one of South America’s most charming, historic and picturesque ports. It is a pleasant blend of historical interest, natural beauty and unique architecture. In town, we will visit the La Sebastiana museum, one of Pablo Neruda houses, Nobel Prize of Literature winner in 1971. We will continue to the Plaza Sotomayor, flanked by buildings which were declared Historical Heritage in front of the Prat Pier. From here we will take the funicular El Peral built in 1902 to get to Yugoslavian promenade where we have an excellent view of the bay. We also find historical buildings such as Baburizza Palace 1916 which today is the Fine Art Museum of Valparaíso and the Astoreca Palace 1923 today a Boutique Hotel.
To fully enjoy this beautiful city, you will also have about 90-120 minutes of free time.
Return to your hotel.
Meals: Lunch and dinner.
12 April 2020 (Day 3)
After breakfast, transfer to Santiago Airport for the flight to Punta Arenas where your all-vegan expedition cruise sets sail at night.
Meals: Breakfast at your hotel; dinner on the Ventus Australis.
Included in the pre-cruise package:
– All transfers in Santiago
– 2 nights in a great 4* or 5* hotel in Santiago downtown
– Exclusive vegan breakfast for our group
– City tour Santiago and full day tour Valparaiso with English speaking guides
– 2 Dinners; 1 Lunch
– Vegan Travel Tour Director to guide and assist