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From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

1. From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel (available from the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Santiago Centro), depart Santiago and journey to the beautiful ski resort of Farellones. Nestled in a small valley in the Andes Mountains, Farellones was the first ski center to open in Chile and continues to attract skiers of all abilities. Take a scenic 2-hour drive along a mountain road to get wonderful views of the mountains.  During the winter, benefit from the chance to stop to rent snow gear (at your own expense), and learn more about the historical aspects of how this little community works during the winter season. Continue for approximately 45 minutes to La Parva Ski Center, considered the most exclusive ski resort in the region. Then, go to El Colorado Ski Center to hit the slopes, and take part in activities such as zip-lining, tubing, riding a cable car and snow sledding.  If you prefer, relax in the lodge and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) overlooking the snow-capped mountains. Return to Santiago and get dropped of at approximately 06:00 PM.

Santiago: Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

2. Santiago: Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

Head down Route 68 from Santiago, passing through the Curacavi Valley on this full-day tour. Stop in Casablanca for a courtesy wine and olive oil tasting. Continue to Valparaiso on the Pacific coast. UNESCO declared the city’s historic center a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. Admire its colorful houses, including La Sebastiana, one of the homes of poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. Next is a visit to the popular seaside resort of Vina del Mar, where you can choose to have lunch at a restaurant. The town is known as the Garden City for its numerous parks and beautiful flowers. Enjoy all the coast until Reñaca the most popular beach area of the region. On the return drive, you’ll visit Via Las Palmas, a unique place with palm trees on its hills.

From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

3. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

Benefit from pickup in Santiago and then journey to the Maipo Valley to sample different wines from the acclaimed wine growing region. You will visit 2 or 3 wineries and taste some of the best wines in Chile. Learn more about the wine-making process and explore the historic cellars of wine estates, such as Concha y Toro, Santa Rita, Aquitania, Undurraga, or Cousiño Macul. Get a wine glass as a keepsake and compare the difference between the vineyards, each with its own unique character. If option is chosen, enjoy lunch at a restaurant before continuing with your wine tasting experience. Choose the option to get dropped off at your hotel or a location in central Santiago, if you would like to visit the Costanera Center complex.

From Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Tour with Picnic

4. From Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Tour with Picnic

Admire the stunning massifs, estuaries and rivers of the Andes Mountains on a full-day trip to the Cajon del Maipo on this van tour. Enjoy a delicious picnic in a stunning natural setting along the way. See sights like the Tinoco Tunnel and pass by charming, traditional towns.  Depart Santiago and journey to San Jose de Maipo in a spacious and air-conditioned van. Listen as your guide tells you about the folklore of the area. Head towards the volcano and see small towns like Las Vertientes, El Canelo, El Manzano, El Melocoton and San Alfonso.  Learn the history of the Tinoco Tunnel as you make your way along a dirt road to the large lake of Embalse del Yeso. Stop at the reservoir to enjoy a picnic style snack with cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine and more.  Start back towards Santiago at around 3:00 PM and be dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6:00 PM.

From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

5. From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in Santiago and travel 120 km towards the Pacific Ocean to discover the cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Spend your day in two of the most famous cities in Chile with their very different in characteristics. First, stop at the multicolored port city of Valparaíso, where you will learn its history and discover why it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk among the valleys and discover the poetic, artistic, and historic characteristics of the city. Stop at some lookouts, squares, and have the chance to take a couple pictures of the sea lions at the port. From there, the tour will continue to Viña del Mar - a more sophisticated town with resorts, casinos and luxurious neighborhoods. Here, you will have the chance to eat lunch and visit the main sights of the city, such as the beach, the flower clock, and a Moai brought from Easter Island. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Santiago.

Concha y Toro Marqués

6. Concha y Toro Marqués

You will get to know the exclusive and innovative Marqués de Casa Concha line. This experience will take you to the Pirque rural zone with its picturesque surroundings, located just 1 hour away from Santiago, where one of the most important vineyards in the world is located, Viña Concha y Toro. In this famous vineyard, known for its exquisite wines, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful gardens and landscape that date back to the end of the 19th century, part of the old summer Estate belonging to the family. You will visit the varieties garden where you will find 24 different strains of wine grapes, learn about the growth of the vines and have the opportunity to visit the old cellars including the “Casillero del Diablo” known for its history and famed legend. Lastly, you will enjoy a tasting of 7 wines. Three traditional wines during the tour and four premium Marqués Casa Concha led by a sommelier paired with a fine selection of cheeses. You will receive your glass as a gift.

Santiago: Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

7. Santiago: Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

Discover some of the most iconic places in Downtown Santiago on this Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour. Explore the Santiago Patrimonial route and the Modern Santiago route to discover the many faces of the city. The routes converge at the famous Cerro San Cristobal, the largest urban park in Latin America. Here, you can visit the various attractions that the park has to offer, such as the Santiago Teleferico cable car. Enjoy panoramic views from the air or take a panoramic bus ride to arrive at the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal. Along the Santiago Patrimonial route, explore the capital city's historic center. Hop off to explore sites like, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Casa Colorada, the Museum of Santiago, the National Historical Museum, the Cerro Santa Lucía, and more. On the Modern Santiago route, visit gastronomic hubs and various residential and commercial neighborhoods. Stop by the Parque Bicentenario, one of the main green areas of the city. Discover the most luxurious shopping center in Chile, the Parque Arauco Mall. The 4 stops on the Santiago Patrimonial route are: - Funicular (connection with the Modern Santiago route) - Plaza de Armas - Plaza de la Constitución - Santa Lucía The 5 stops on the Modern Santiago route are: - Funicular (connection with the Santiago Patrimonial route) - Costanera Center - Isidora Goyenechea - Parque Arauco - Parque Bicentenario

Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

8. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your accommodation, from where you will board a coach destined for the coastal towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Once in Valparaiso, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will embark on a panoramic tour of the port and Plaza Sotomayor (Sotomayor Square). Following your tour, you will ascend to the summit of the Concepción and Alegre Hills using traditional elevators. You will then take a break for lunch, during which time you can enjoy some Chilean cuisine at your own expense. Your next stop will be to Viña del Mar, which is known as the "Garden City" for its plethora of greenery. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit a coastal area to observe some sea lions, before traveling to your final stop, the Casablanca Valley. There, you can sample wines at the Indomita Vineyard, before returning to Santiago in the early evening.

Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

9. Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned van. You will head north from the city of Santiago taking Los Libertadores highway until the first stop to a giant monument that pertains to one of the most important episodes of Chilean history. Following this you will continue on the road, crossing the Chacabuco Tunnel, to the Aconcagua valley, declared the last winery valley of the country. On the road you will see Mount Aconcagua which has the tallest summit of the western and southern hemisphere. You will get to meet the official pet of Portillo Ski Center, a big St Bernard, which welcomes you to the start of your visit.  You will then have free time to visit the ski resort and the marvelous Inca Lagoon which is located between the mountains, this lagoon also has a beautiful history about an Incan King attached to it. You are also able to take the ski lift and enjoy a lunch with a beautiful view of the lagoon. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Santiago.

From Santiago: Farellones & Valle Nevado Resort Private Tour

10. From Santiago: Farellones & Valle Nevado Resort Private Tour

Be picked up at your accommodation and travel to the resorts. Your guide will provide a brief overview of what to expect for the day. Your first stop will be the Valle Nevado Resort. The resort is at an elevation of 3000 meters above sea level and was inspired by resorts in the French Alps. You’ll have some time to explore the resort and get a chance to do some skiing before heading to Farellones. Farellones is a village and ski resort that is a great place for families. Spend some time here exploring and taking in the views. There will be time to have lunch here, which is not included in the cost of the activity. Spend the rest of the day discovering mountains and waterfalls in the ski center. After the tour comes to an end, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Santiago

Overall rating

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based on 969 reviews

Eu tive uma experiência excelente fomos em uma micro ônibus com outra pessoas de outros países foi tudo divertido o Rapaz que estava dirigindo chegou um pouco atrasado , mais entendi, até por que ele tem que buscar algumas pessoas em diferente hotéis e já sabe né, algumas pessoas não são pontuais e também o trânsito mais o atraso foi de poucos minutos , o rapaz logo em seguida ligou para pedir desculpa e que já estava a caminho amei tudo obrigada a toda essa equipe maravilhosa

Super good! A tour with a short walking route. More to see the landscapes and take photos, you do not have to be in great physical shape. I do recommend renting the snow clothing that they offer you because it is warmer and gets very dirty in winter. At the end, the Picnic of cheeses, sausages and a great Chilean wine are the finishing touch to the activity. Our guide Isabel was very good and attentive to all the details. I recommend it !!

This was a great excursion out of Santiago. Gabriel our guide was fluent in 3 languages keeping all of his explorers in the know in their native language. He was professional and fun. We had a fabulous lunch at Mediterano, a lovely restaurant with a gorgeous view of the Pacific. Roberto our driver was amazing navigating the narrow streets and busy highways. All in all a great day.

Renzo fue un guía excelente, nos dio mucho tiempo para explorar y hasta nos llevó a un sitio dónde pudimos ver a los lobos marítimos súper cerca, sabe de muchos temas y te explica lo más que pueda sobre el lugar. El autobús es muy cómodo y Renzo es un conductor súper bueno.

Really nice trip! And a very friendly driver. It was a good experience and I would recommend it for sure. There’s some beautiful views of the cordillera!