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1-4,Santiago

Wealthy Santiago is Chile’s cultural hub and cosmopolitan capital. Ride the funicular up Cerro San Christobal and admire the views across the surrounding countryside before descending to the cafes, restaurants and bars of the lively Bellavista district. Las Condes, nicknamed Sanhattan, is the place to go to search out a hot deal in the best malls in town.

8h16m to Pucon

5-8,Pucon

Journey to the base of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano to the delightful town of Pucón. Despite its location in central Chile, it has a Germanic feel, and there are no shortage of places serving a decent apfel strudel along with your coffee..The town has good access to hiking trails, whitewater rafting, kayaking and other water spots in summer, and skiing and snowboarding in winter on the slopes of that active volcano.

3h11m to San Martin de los Andes

9-11,San Martin De Los Andes

Surround yourself by some of Patagonia’s most dramatic scenery. Nestled at the foot of the Andes Mountains, in winter San Martin de los Andes is a buzzing ski and snowboarding resort. In summer, the place attracts a different crowd, drawn this time by activities such as bird watching, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, golf and horseback riding.

4h23m to Puerto Varas

12-14,Puerto Varas

Also known as La Ciudad de las Rosas, Puerto Varas is the gateway to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, the Petrohué falls, and to Lake Todos los Santos. Three volcanoes are found nearby and skiing is popular in the winter.