: : Welcome

 

     : : Call for Papers

 

     : : Accepted Papers

 

     : : Registration

 

     : : Program

 

     : : Keynote Speeches

 

     : : Committees

 

     : : Accommodation 

 

     : : Conference Venue

 

     : : Travel Information

 

     : : Tourist Information

 

Programs of Four-day excursions

 

 

1. Torres del Paine – Patagonia (4 days / 3 nights)

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Day 01: Punta Arenas / Puerto Natales

Upon your arrival, reception and transfer to the city. Departure by scheduled bus to Puerto Natales. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

 

Day 02: Puerto Natales / Last Hope Sound / Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning transfer to the pier. You will embark on a small motor boat sail and along the Last Hope Sound where you can see black necked swans, fauna of the region and colonies of sea lions. Following a journey of approximately 3 hours arrive at Monte Balmaceda where you can see the glacier of the same name. Continue to the Serrano Glacier. A 15 minute walk takes you to the north side of the mountain for a great view of this fabulous glacier. Lunch at the Estancia Perales on the way back and return to Puerto Natales. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Natales.

 

Day 03: Puerto Natales / Torres del Paine National Park / Puerto Natales

Breakfast at the hotel. At 7:30 departure on regular services to Torres del Paine National Park. Excursion to Torres del Paine National Park, where you will be able to see the main highlights of the park such as Bitter Lagoon, Pehoe Lake, Paine Horns, Great Fall, Grey Lake, etc. You will have a tasty lunch at the restaurant of Lago Grey Hostel (lunch included) and optionally you will be able to take the navigation to Grey Glacier. The tour includes a visit to Milodón cave. Return to Puerto Natales at 8 PM. Overnight.

 

Day 04: Puerto Natales / Punta Arenas

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning transfer to the airport by scheduled bus.

 

2. San Pedro de Atacama (4 days / 3 nights)

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Day 01: Calama / San Pedro de Atacama

Arrival in Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama on regular service.

On route you will see the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt mountain range) and the only view of the massive salt flat with the Licancabur volcano in the background. Arrival to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Afternoon departure from hotel to Moon Valley on regular service. You will stop along the route that joins San Pedro with Calama and capture snapshots of the Salt Mountain Chain from a lookout point there. Afterwards, you will visit the Valley of the Dead. Later on, in Moon Valley, you will discover the salt statues called "the Three Marías", the salt mine, salt caverns and you will watch sunset from a large sand dune top. Return to hotel. Accommodation.

 

Day 02: San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion on regular service (with box lunch included) visiting the village of Toconao with its interesting liparite stone buildings, and then on to the Atacama salt flat where you will visit the Famingo National Reservation, a habitat of 3 of the most beautiful species of flamingo. You will then head for the altiplanic lakes of Miscante and Miñique at over 4000 meters (over 13000 feet) above sea level. Return to the hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Accommodation.

 

Day 03: San Pedro de Atacama

Depart at 05:30 am from the hotel on regular service. Arrival at the Tatio Geysers (4,320 meters/14,169 ft.) at 7:00 AM. Breakfast and a stroll among the various geysers and pools of thermal water. Return to San Pedro and on the route you will stop at Puritama hot springs. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation.

 

Day 04: San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast in the hotel. Morning visit to Pukará del Quitor on regular service, the Salt Mountain Chain, and the Catarpe ruins (Incan). Arrival to the Ruins of Tulor, over 3,000 years old. Return to San Pedro through the Ayllu de Séquitor. Return to the hotel around 1:00 PM.  In the afternoon, transfer to the airport on regular services.

 

3. Easter Island (Isla de Pascua - Rapa Nui) (4 days / 3 nights)

 

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Day 01: Hanga Roa

Arrival to Easter Island. Reception at Mataveri Airport with flower necklaces. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 02: Hanga Roa / Moai Route / Anakena Beach / Hanga Roa

Breakfast. A full day tour, along the Moai Route visiting; the “Ahu” (ceremonial platform in ruins) Vaihu, a place surrounded by enormous statues which have fallen face down, and the  Ahu  Akahanga, where the first king of the island was buried. Further along, trip to the Rano Raraku Volcano, which is the most spectacular crater in the zone and where the former island-people carved the giant statues from the volcano's quarry, situated close to the southern shore of the island. Here it is possible to observe the different stages in the Moai construction, the biggest one still remains at the basis of the quarry and is more than 20m long and weighs just under 200 tons. Afterwards, visit to Ahu Tongariki, the biggest ahu on the Island with 15 Moais (Statues), destroyed by a tidal wave in 1960 but restored to its original position. Finally, expedition to Te Pito Kura, an ancient settlement with a mystical circular stone, finishing at Anakena Beach. Free time to enjoy the warm sea waters that surround the island. In the afternoon, return to the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 03: Hanga Roa / Rano Kao Volcano / Orongo / Hanga Roa

Breakfast, Half-day tour to the  Rano Kao Volcano, whose deep crater of lush vegetation contains a large fresh water lake covered with totora. Afterwards, expedition to the Cultural Centre of Orongo, situated at the top of the crater at over 300 m above sea level and where every year the Bird Man or Tangata Manu ceremony takes place. There are more than 100 petroglyphs representing the Make-Make god and the Manutara seabird. Visit to Ana Kai Tangata, a cavern where the island people took refuge during times of war and where many pre-historic paintings can be seen.  Finally, visit to Ahu Vinapu, where the interesting architectural style reminds of the Inca's legacy, due to the perfection of the cuts and location of the stones. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 04: Hanga Roa

Transfer to Mataveri Airport at the agreed time for the departure flight. Farewell with shell necklaces.

 

 

 

4. Visit to Glacier (4 days / 3 nights) / Classic Glacier Program

 

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Program includes:

-       Transfers Balmaceda Airport / Hotel Loberías South / Airport Balmaceda.

-       Welcome drink.

-       Welcome Dinner at Hotel.

-       3 nights accommodation at Hotel Loberías South in Puerto Chacabuco with buffet breakfast.

-       Sailing on a catamaran to San Rafael lake, including close contact with the ice from a Zodiac boat. It includes all meals, open bar and tasting whiskey with ice formed thousands of years ago.

-       Full day tour to South Aiken Private Park, including lunch.

-       Farewell dinner at Hotel.

 

 

 

Additional information can be obtained from:

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Contact     :     Mrs. SONIA LUND (General Coordinator)
E-mail        :     sonialund@atnviajes.cl
                        enriquechanut@atnviajes.cl
Phone        :     (56 2) 4906433
Support      :     (56 2) 3397339 - (56 2) 4906400
Fax            :     (56 2) 4906451

Web           :     www.atnviajes.cl

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