2023 Liberty Common Chile Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2022 Liberty Common Chile Program!  We have created two webpages dedicated to this once in a lifetime experience so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. This first page, the Pre-Enrollment page, is meant to share exciting details, highlights, and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling.  Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page will be shared with you and is intended to prepare travelers in more detail for the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on both pages thoroughly and get excited for Chile!
Travel Dates: June 1, 2023 - June 12, 2023
Dates are tentative
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:
Program Tuition: $2,990 USD
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $1,100
Deadline(s): Enrollment deadline forthcoming

Tuition Calculator

There are two options for payment, including an easy installment plan.  Follow the option which works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $2,990

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Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish a monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$88.93

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Team upon enrollment.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Chile Cultural Journey

Buffered between the majestic Andes mountains on the east and over 2500 miles of Pacific coastline on the west, the wild geography unique to the Republic of Chile will leave its visitors breathless. The country famously hosts some of the most pristine natural settings in the planet- from the arid Atacama desert in the north to the rugged, glacial Patagonia in the south- but is also home to other vibrant urban environments as well. There is no shortage of rich cultural experiences in Valparaíso, the colorful cliffside hometown of Pablo Neruda; or in the dynamic metropolis of Santiago, Chile’s capital city home to over 7 million people; or when staying with host families in more off-the-beaten-path destinations like Concepción. Come see for yourself all that Chile has to offer!

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Explore Santiago, one of the most dynamic cities in all of Latin America

Practice your Spanish language skills with locals

Indulge in amazing food such as the "completo," Chile's own take on the hot dog

The Itinerary


We work hard to create safe, engaging, and immersive itineraries for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DateLocationActivityLodging
1US - SantiagoToday we will depart the US and start our trip to Chile. Flying
2Arrive in SantiagoAfter settling in and an orientation meeting, students will set off to explore the grand capital. This day will be a historical day, including a walking tour of Cerro Santa Lucia, Barrio Lastarria, Palacio La Moneda, La Plaza de Armas, and El Catedral. Students will have dinner near the hotel and get a good night sleep to fight the jet-lag!Hotel Neruda Express
3SantiagoToday’s schedule will be an active experience, visiting Santiago’s most bustling highlights which include La Vega Mercado Central in the morning, Parque Forestal, a tour of the museum created from Poet Pablo Neruda’s city apartment- La Chascona, and a breathtaking ride of the teleférico to the top of Cerro San Cristobal for a 360 degree city view, and a leisurely stroll back down. Hotel Neruda Express
4Fly to San Pedro de AtacamaAfter having breakfast at the hotel, the group will head to the airport to fly to Calama. Upon arrival to Calama, the group will take a bus to the driest place in the world, San Pedro de Atacama and get situated in the hotel. After dinner they will participate in an astronomic tour in one of the world's best stargazing destitations!Hotel la Casa de Don Tomas
5San PedroToday the group will head head to San Pedro's most iconic locations, Valle de la Luna. This includes a trip to Tres Marias, Anfiteatro, Salt Caves, Dunes and a beautiful lookout at Coyote Rock. Hotel la Casa de Don Tomas
6San PedroToday the group will visit Piedras Rojas and las Lagunas Altiplanicas. Hotel la Casa de Don Tomas
7San PedroToday the group will visit Valle del Arco Iris (Rainbow Valley) in the morning, and then in the afternoon the group will visit and bathe in the Laguna Cejar, a salty lagoon! They will also see Ojos del Salar and another spectacular and beautifully colored lagoon, Laguna Tebinquinche.Hotel la Casa de Don Tomas
8San PedroToday the group will rise early to head to the Geysers del Tatio and visit a small town in the morning, then in the afternoon relax in the thermal baths, 8 natural big holes filled with water that's about 85 degrees Farenheit.Hotel la Casa de Don Tomas
9San PedroFor the group's last full day in San Pedro, they will visit Salar De Tara, salt flats that are situated higher than 4,000 meters above sea level in the Flamingo National Reserve. The group will be able to see flamingos and various unique flora and fauna. They will also see the Monjes de Pacana, giant vertical rocks that were uniquely molded by the wind and look like monks. Then the group will head back to the hotel for a special last dinner in San Pedro!Hotel la Casa de Don Tomas
10Travel back to SantiagoAfter breakfast in the hotel, the group will fly back to Santiago, relax in the hotel and get ready for their adventure day in Valparaíso!Hotel Neruda Express
11ValparaísoAn epic adventure awaits in the port city of Valparaiso, only an hour and a half journey from Santiago. In this coastal and colorful town students will ride up and down the hidden funiculares to explore the UNESCO protected hillsides of Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción, taste local seafood, learn about the street art movement of Chile, and visit La Sebastiana, Poet Pablo Neruda’s beach home. After dinner, students will return back to Santiago at around 8pm.Hotel Neruda Express
12Fly HomeLast breakfast in Chile and fly home!Your own bed, eventually!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for travelers, we follow strict guidelines when choosing our accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels which are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled. 

For rooming, travelers are grouped by gender, and will never share rooms with people who are not associated with their group.  Non-binary travelers are accommodated. Group Organizers and Program Leaders, along with any other traveling adult, are roomed separately from students.
Below are the hotels we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Hotel Neruda Express

Hotel Neruda Express is a comfortable three-star hotel located in El Golf neighborhood, a modern business area with a variety of wonderful restaurants nearby. All rooms come equipped with A/C and Wi-Fi access to keep everyone feeling comfortable and connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Hotel La Casa de Don Tomas

Hotel La Casa de Don Tomas provides clean and comfortable accommodations in an ideal location for the nearby adventures and natural wonders of the San Pedro de Atacama desert. As the name suggests, the modern amenities and friendly staff all make the hotel experience feel like a home away from home. There truly is no better place to relax in comfort and San Pedro style after a full day exploring your surroundings in this picturesque setting.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

This was a great opportunity for [my daughter]. Thank you for being so professional and for teaching her things we never could. It was awesome to work beside Smithsonian scientists and learn. Travel is such an education that cannot be taught in a classroom.

Kim
Parent of Emily, traveler on 2017 program to Panama

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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