updated 8/6/2009 11:24:17 AM ET 2009-08-06T15:24:17

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The deal
Chile Lakes District and Atacama Desert tour from $3,495
This 11-day Lakes District and Atacama Desert tour by iExplore provides a solid overview of Chile’s amazingly diverse geography, from the magnificent sight of snowcapped Villarrica Volcano to the wild, wind-sculpted scenery known as The Valley of the Moon.

The tour begins in the Southern capital of Santiago and concludes in the historic, pre-Colombian village of San Pedro de Atacama. Along the way, visit world-class wineries in the Andean foothills, enjoy National Park hikes through thousand-year-old forests, and fascinating demonstrations on the native Mapuche people’s art and culture.

Starting at $3,495, this tour covers 10 nights in luxury hotels and lodges along with most meals, with guided sightseeing and entry fees, and airport transfers.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
This tour does not include airfare. The total cost for flights following this itinerary will run you approximately $1,500.

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