Chile, Air/5 Nights, From $1,569
Sightsee in Santiago, tour Valparaiso—a World Heritage site—and lounge on the beach at Vina del Mar.
The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Santiago on LAN Airlines; five nights at Hotel Alcala del Rio in uptown Santiago or a similar property; breakfast daily; a half-day tour of Santiago; a full-day tour of Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage site; a visit to Vina del Mar beach resort; round-trip airport-hotel transfers; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $1,569 per person—plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $218.
When Mar. 1–June 15, 2011, and ongoing from Sept. 15, 2011.
Gateways Miami; add $100 for Chicago and L.A.; $180 for Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York City, Seattle; $200 for Atlanta; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are an additional $218 per person (which includes an $87 U.S. government tax and a $131 entry tax). Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $220. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Escapes Unlimited, 800/243-7227, escapesltd.com.
Why It’s a Deal According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between Miami and Santiago for travel in late May was $884, with taxes (multiple carriers). Add about $307 per person, including taxes, for five nights at Hotel Alcala del Rio, and your total for accommodations and airfare is $1,191 when booked separately. For $596 more, this package includes a round-trip flight and five nights’ accommodations with breakfast—plus guided sightseeing tours, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, and all taxes and fees.
More Optional half-day activities include a winery/wine-tasting tour at either Concha y Toro, Undurraga, or Cousino Macul wineries ($55 per person) and a bike tour in Santiago ($40 per person). Additional nights at Hotel Alcala del Rio start from $40 per person per night. Hotel upgrades start from $16 per person per night at Hotel Providencia; other hotels available for an additional $25–$55 per person per night.
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