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USD 4,395

GUIDED OFF-PISTE ROAD TRIP
12 Days | 11 Nights

Location: South America | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy (2019 rates).
Base/invoice currency is in USD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 4,395
This tour is for those wanting to experience amazing Chile volcano skiing or riding. A great tour for those looking to earn some turns while visiting one of the most beautiful regions in Chile.
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Fixed Date(s): Sep 02 - Sep 13, 2019
Days: 12
Price: USD 4,395
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The Southern Cross Tour Overview

The 12 day Southern Cross tour travels through some of the most spectacular scenery and volcano skiing in Chile. The timing of the Southern Cross Tour coincides with the potential for a legendary Santa Rosa storm. 

The tours begins in Santiago before traveling south to Nevados de Chillan for 3 days at Chile’s powder capital.

The journey continues south into Chile’s Aruacania district, a Jurassic Park like playground for snow lovers covered in stands of monkey-puzzle trees and dotted by glacial lakes and conical volcanoes. Corralco, a remote ski center at the base of Volcan Lonquimay offers an impressive lift system and a multitude of touring opportunities.

You'll finish in the adventure hub of Pucon and the slopes of Chile’s most active volcano, Villarrica, where the group will attempt to summit and descend from its lava spewing peak.

Along the way you'll sample the Chilean cuisine, Mapuche native culture, soak in hot springs, and travel through wild landscapes while skiing and snowboarding deep into the belly of Chile’s Ring of Fire.

Guests are encouraged to bring backcountry touring gear for several adventure opportunities including climbing snow covered volcano peaks. This is a great itinerary for those looking to earn some turns while visiting one of the most beautiful regions in Chile.

Resorts Visited (3)

 Pucon (Villarrica), Corralco (Lonquimay) & Nevados de Chillan


Nevados de Chillan powder

Snowpub shots at Las Trancas

Volcan Lonquimay

Itinerary

This tour starts in Santiago, Chile and ends in Santiago, Chile.

Day 1 – TRAVEL TO LAS TRANCAS
After gathering guests at their Santiago hotels the group journeys south to the powder capital of Chile, Nevados de Chillan. En route the group will stop at the Miguel Torres winery for a 4 course lunch and wine pairing before continuing to the ski pueblo of Las Trancas. You'll spend 4 nights in this magical forested valley, where huge storms are known to settle in!

Day 2-4 SKI/RIDE NEVADOS DE CHILLAN
For 3 full days you'll explore Casa's favorite ski resort in Chile, Nevados de Chillan. The resort offers thousands of vertical feet to descend; a lunar-like landscape including 3 volcanic peaks; and continues to be a relatively ‘undiscovered’ snow paradise. Nevados features everything from long groomed slopes and the gentle Tres Marias lava tubes to adventurous steeps in the Pirigallo Valley and steaming summits of the Chillan volcanoes. The evenings are spent celebrating our day in true Chilean style.

Days 5 TRAVEL TO MALACAHUELLO
After visiting the famous Chillan markets, you'll continue further south into Chile’s volcanic ring of fire. Located at the base of Volcan Lonquimay and amongst stands of ancient Araucaria trees lays Corralco. Offering wide-open volcanic slopes and plenty of touring opportunities you'll spend 3 days enjoying this off the beaten track Chilean gem.  Days on the mountain are complimented with hot springs soaks and more authentic Chilean hospitality.

Days 6-8 - SKI/RIDE CORRALCO
Situated on Volcan Lonquimay, Corralco is an expansive mountain playground. The newly installed Cumbre lift accesses 3,000 foot/ 1000 metre descents and wide open volcanic bowls. With stunning views of the surrounding volcanoes of Llaima, Villarrica, and Lanin, Corralco lies deep in the belly of Chile’s Ring of Fire. Surrounded by Conquillo National Park and its famous monkey puzzle forests, Corralco offers the sublime beauty of these ancient native groves of Chile’s national tree with the massive volcanic landscape of Volcan Lonquimay. With the addition of the new lift infrastructure and excellent spring time corn harvesting, Corralco is the perfect destination for an Endless Winter.

Days 9-11- TRAVEL TO PUCON - SKI/RIDE PUCON - VOLCAN VILLARRICA

Pucon, an outdoor paradise and the adventure capital of Chile, gives us access to Volcan Villarrica, the most active volcano in Chile. You'll spend 2 days skiing/riding its lava flows and attempting to summit its caldera peak while taking in 360-degree views of lakes, araucaria forests and snow capped volcanic cones. With a variety of superb restaurants and magical natural hot springs, Pucon is the ideal spot to finish the Southern Cross tour.

Day 12 - DEPARTURE –RETURN TO SANTIAGO
You say goodbye to Pucon and transfer for your flight back to Santiago International airport in time for evening return flights home.

PLEASE SCHEDULE DEPARTING FLIGHTS AFTER 7PM.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

2019 Rates
USD $4,395
  • price is per person twin share
  • base/invoice currency is USD
  • Single supplement USD $795
Inclusions
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts & dinners
  • All lift tickets on tour
  • Private ground transport & flight from Temuco to Santiago
  • 2-3 guides per trip
  • Use of avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe & 2 way radio
Add-ons
  • Private single group upgrade (pending availability) $795
Not Included

CASA Tours Terms & Conditions

Deposit & Balance:

  • $500 non-refundable deposit at time of reservation
  • Balance due 60 days prior to departure
  • Bank Transfer, Check or Venmo accepted. We do not accept credit cards
  • All payments are in US dollars

Cancellation by YOU

  • $500 non-refundable deposit - greater than 60 days
  • 60 -14 days from trip = forfeit 70% of trip cost
  • less than 14 days from trip = forfeit 100% trip cost

Travel Insurance is MANDATORY

CANCELLATION BY CASA TOURS
CASA Tours do everything in their power to run all advertised trips, however they require a minimum of 4 guests to make a trip viable. If a trip is cancelled due to lack of numbers you will receive a 100% refund.