Chile is a gorgeous spectacle. Spaghetti-thin, up to half of this country’s slim width is covered by the stratospheric Andes. Glaciers calve. Penguins mix with flamingos. Vineyards knit mild valleys into a neat green patchwork. Sharp spikes of snow-capped rock bite into the sky. At least that’s what your photos will say. It’s harder to capture how it feels to be wrapped in raw wilderness or to scan the expansive pampas from the porch of a secluded estancia. Many travelers plan tours in Chile just to experience the awesome variety of nature. But we also bring you into the fascinating array of local cultures strung the length of the country. We meet the urbanites of Santiago, experts in the Maipo Valley vineyards, the hardy islanders of Chiloé and, of course, the gauchos who ride the pampas. North to south, mountaintop to seashore, you’ll get a carefully curated up-close look at this vast and varied country. 
A Message From St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Join St. Louis College of Pharmacy alumni and friends on a cultural walking exploration of Chile's Lake District and Patagonia regions. Traveling with the College & Classic Journeys not only provides unique, first-class experiences for you but also delivers an opportunity to meet alumni across the world and supports the College.
Exclusive Alumni Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
Starting Point: Santiago - 10:00am - Singular Hotel

Ending Point: Santiago - on arrival of flight from Patagonia

Picture Yourself...
  • Spying on a joint colony of Humboldt and Magellanic penguins
  • Enjoying a gaucho barbecue in the shadow of the snow-capped Andes
  • Boating up to the sheer face of a Patagonia glacier
Itinerary at a glance
You'll meet in Santiago, Chile’s capital, and take an easy, guided walk. The country’s legendary wines are grown very near the city. You’ll visit one of the best Maipo Valley vineyards for lunch, a wine tasting, and a hosted tour of the winery.

A morning flight takes you to Puerto Montt, the jumping off point for Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and Osorno Volcano. You’ll see the Petrohué waterfalls, formed when lava flows dammed the river. And you’ll walk amid the volcanic formations on the volcano’s slopes. After a ferry ride to Chiloé Island, you travel to the rare breeding ground shared by Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. Then you join a local family for a traditional feast of meat, seafood and potatoes cooked in a covered pit.

Another scenic flight to Puntas Arenas positions you for three amazing days in Patagonia. Centered around the towering granite pinnacles of Torres del Paine National Park, your explorations take you to a mountaintop picnic spot...offer chances to spot guanaco, condors and rheas...and bring you to an ice floe-studded lake where you boat to the sheer face of Grey Glacier. You’ll also spend a day on a working estancia, a vast sheep, cattle and horse ranch. Gauchos demonstrate their sheep shearing skills and put their shepherd dogs through their paces for you before an amazing lamb barbecue in the shadow of the Andes. 

On our final day, we tour Puntas Arenas before our return flight to Santiago.

To download the full itinerary, click here: St Louis College of Pharmacy Chile's Lakes District and Patagonia
Exclusive Alumni Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights

Program Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person and reflect the cost of the land program
October 11-18, 2020$6,998.00$7,893.00
Internal Air
This trip includes several internal flights which are priced separately from the land tour. The total cost for the internal flights is approximately $695 per person.
What's Included
• All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners
• Full-time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip and handle behind-the-scenes logistics
• Admissions to scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary
• Gratuities for hotels, meals, and baggage
• All land transportation during the trip
Above & Beyond Benefits
  • Invisible Check-In
    When your group arrives, we whisk you and your bags to your room immediately. No waiting – no tipping.
  • Wine on Us
    In many regions, we uncork wonderful local wines at every dinner, compliments of Classic Journeys.
  • Privileged Access Events
    One-of-a-kind access to remarkable people, places and activities arranged just for you.
Exclusive Alumni Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
Chile's seasons are the reverse of the Northern Hemisphere. We have scheduled our departures to coincide with Chile's mild and warm summer months. Santiago has a quite dry, warm-summer Mediterranean climate from November to March. The weather in Patagonia can be unpredictable and can change drastically at any time. The weather in the summertime is cool with highs in the 50s and lows in the evening in the 30s and 40s. However, given the topography of the region, high winds and rain may occasionally cause daytime temperatures to dip into the 30s and 40s. It has even been known to snow during the summertime so we recommend dressing in layers to be prepared for the fickle Patagonian climate.

Singular Santiago

In an elegant city neighborhood, but bounded by a lush forested park, this recently opened hotel has rooms decorated with a sophisticated blend of classic and contemporary style. Check out the spa and rooftop pool.

Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas

Designed in the style of a Patagonian lodge, this 5-star property sits on the rim of the bay and offers dramatic views of Lago Llanquihue and the Osorno volcano. Casually elegant rooms are well decorated with native woods.

Remota Patagonia

Remota Hotel is a remarkable blend of luxury and sensitive, sustainable architecture. Its low profile hugs the grassy hills outside Puerto Natales. There’s a heated infinity pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and spa for your comfort.

Exclusive Alumni Tour
8 Days / 7 Nights