The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Chilean Wonders - Lake District & Patagonia

Feb. 13 – Feb. 24, 2023



Connect with the wild nature and heart of Chile on a nine-night adventure through this South American jewel! Take in Santiago’s modern and colonial architecture and sample enticing dishes on a market tour. In the enchanting Lake District, savor the tranquil vistas, visit picturesque Chiloé Island and travel by boat to observe a penguin colony. Meet rodeo cowboys on a Chilean ranch, and indulge in an authentic asado, or barbecue, paired with local music and dance. Head further south into Patagonia, where you’ll cruise a fjord to discover the Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers. Tour the spectacular mountain scenery of Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and visit the historic port city of Punta Arenas on the Strait of Magellan. Relax each evening in first-class accommodations and gain insight from expert local guides. Three flights within Chile are included in this active, small-group program, along with an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner.

Tour highlights and included features

  • Three nights in Santiago, Chile, at the first-class Hotel Cumbres Lastarria.
  • Three nights in Puerto Varas at the deluxe Enjoy Puerto Varas Hotel.
  • Three nights in Puerto Natales at the first-class Hotel Costaustralis.
  • Flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt; flight from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas; and flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago.
  • Deluxe motor coach transfers during the Land Program, plus baggage handling.
  • Nine breakfasts, five lunches and four dinners, including Welcome and Farewell Dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner.
  • Opportunities to sample authentic cuisine and local flavors.
  • Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage and history.
  • Expert-led Enrichment programs enhance your insight into the region.
  • Free time to pursue your own interests.
  • Welcome Reception to mingle with fellow travelers.
  • A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly.
  • Tipping of guides and drivers.


Day 1 - Depart gateway city
Day 2 - Arrive in Santiago and transfer to hotel
Day 3 - Santiago
Day 4 - Santiago | Fly to Puerto Montt | Transfer to Puerto Varas
Day 5 - Chiloé Island
Day 6 - Puerto Varas
Day 7 - Fly to Punta Arenas | Transfer to Puerto Natales
Day 8 - Bernardo O’Higgins National Park
Day 9 - Torres del Paine National Park
Day 10 - Fly to Santiago
Day 11 - Santiago | Transfer to Santiago airport and depart for gateway city
Day 12 - Arrive in gateway city

Dates Feb. 13 – Feb. 24, 2023

Cost $4,995* (Airfare is not included. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.)

Type Land

Region South America

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Cancellation policy

CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI Travel.

  • Cancellation received up to 90 days prior to trip departure will incur a $300 per person administrative fee.
  • Cancellation received 89 to 60 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 25% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 59-45 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 50% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 44 days prior to departure to the time of departure (or no show) will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip.


If a tour is canceled by AHI Travel before the date of departure for reasons other than Force Majeure and the cancellation is not caused by your fault or negligence, you will have the choice of accepting one of these options from AHI Travel:

i) transfer to another date of the same tour, if available; ii) book another tour of equal or greater value, if available (you will be responsible for paying any difference in price); or iii) book another tour of lesser value, if available (with a refund payable to you for the difference in price); or iv) receive a full refund for the land-only portion of the applicable tour.


Reservations made prior to 120 days before a tour´s scheduled departure date may be canceled within 7 days following the reservation date for a full refund. Reservations made within 120 days prior to a tour´s scheduled departure will not qualify for the grace period.


Purchases of optional excursions, pre- and/or post-tour extensions, additional hotel nights, private transfers or other trip options become fully non-refundable 44 days prior to departure. Air transportation purchases are subject only to penalties assessed by the airlines.