London Southside Chamber of Commerce

Phone: 020 8677 6719

LSCC Trade Visit to Chile

Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

 

Chile is one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations and a founding member of the United Nations. It is a long narrow country, one of the longest in the world, and is a land of bewildering diversity. The climate ranges from desert in the north to alpine glaciers in the south. Our visit to Santiago will take place towards the end of the summer when the average temperature is a comfortable 21 to 25 degrees. Chile is recognised as a safe and reliable place in which to do business and, according to the World Bank, it is the easiest country in Latin America with which to trade.

The visit we have planned, inclusive of direct British Airways flights, is exceptionally good value at just under £2,000 whereas every tour company we have approached was charging a minimum of £3,500. However, BA will only hold flights at our current discounted price until 17th December, so bookings should be placed by then. An outline of our planned itinerary is attached but is subject to discussion and amendment. For anyone wishing to spend longer in Chile and see more of the country, we will be happy to discuss extensions to the group itinerary

COST: £1985 per person in double/twin room. £2335 per person in single room.

Price includes:

  • Ø International direct flights with British Airways between London and Santiago;
  • Ø Internal flights between Santiago and Temuco;
  • Ø 7 nights stay with breakfast in top 4/5 star hotels;
  • Ø Some lunches as per itinerary;
  • Ø English speaking guide and transport by private coach throughout;
  • Ø Tours and excursions as per itinerary;
  • Ø Business meetings and individual appointments as required.

Please Note:

  1. 1. Prices are based on flight and exchange rates currently available. These can rise, so early booking is essential.

    2. We have agreed British Airways flights discounted if booked by 17th December


    3. A deposit of £150 per person is required in respect of the flights.

    4. It is possible to extend your visit after our programmed trip. Contact us for information.

 

TO BOOK PLEASE CONTACT: Gerry MacDonagh:  Tel  07958 584479  Email: gerry@londonscc.co.uk                                                                                                                                                                                  Ikram Khan:  Tel  07903 221164 Email: ikram.khan@mediworld.co.uk

DRAFT ITINERARY

26 Feb: London - Santiago

Depart London Heathrow at 22.00 on BA direct flight to Santiago

27 Feb: Santiago

Arrive Santiago at 9.40. Met at airport by tour guide and private transfer to city centre hotel

28 Feb: Santiago

Full day excursion to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar with lunch included

01 Mar: Santiago

British Embassy and Chamber of Commerce receptions and business meetings

02 Mar: Santiago - Pucon

Transfer to airport. Depart for Temuco at 12.30. Arrive Temuco Airport at 13.50. Transfer to Pucon, a resort in the northern part of the Chilean Lake District, on the shores of Villarrica Lake. En route we will visit the Temuco Market and the Mapuche Museum. The Mapuches are the main indigenous population in Chile and they produce beautiful garments (ponchos) and silverware. Stay for 3 nights at Gran Hotel Pucon. The hotel is located by the lake and has its own private beach.

03 Mar: Pucon

Full day excursion visiting the Villarrica National Park, which offers fantastic views of the Villarrica and Lanin Volcanoes on the Argentine border. These volcanoes are the highest in the region and the park contains extensive areas of the native monkey puzzle trees.

Lunch followed by visit to Huerquehue Natonal Park.

04 Mar: Pucon

Half day excursion to Huife Spa. This s located in the forest and has a number of open air pools These are fed by springs at different temperatures and are medicinal.

05 Mar: Temuco - Santiago - Valparaiso

Transfer to Temuco airport. Board SKY flight at 14.50 and arrive Santiago at 16.15. Transfer to Plaza San Francisco Hotel.

06 Mar: Santiago

10.00: Half day excursion to the upper Maipo Valley; visit the small town of San Jose de Maipo. The valley offers lovely views of the Central Andes. Lunch en route. Transfer to airport and board British Airways overnight flight to London.

07 Mar: London

Arrive London Heathrow at 12.05

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