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

1. 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.

Santiago: Cajon del Maipo/Embalse del Yeso Tour with Picnic

2. Santiago: Cajon del Maipo/Embalse del Yeso 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.

Santiago: Cajon del Maipo & Embalse El Yeso Trip with Picnic

3. Santiago: Cajon del Maipo & Embalse El Yeso Trip with Picnic

Discover the magnificent Andes Mountains on a guided day trip from Santiago. Pass by the Tinoco Tunnel, admire the picturesque Cajón del Maipo gorge, and enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the El Yeso Dam. Start your tour early in the morning with a convenient pickup directly from your accommodation. Hop into the air-conditioned van and set out towards the Maipo Canyon. As you travel, admire the wonderful views of this natural landscape full of high mountain passes, lakes, and forests. Hear about the area's traditions and listen to folktales told by your guide. Along the way, you'll pass the Tinoco Tunnel, a dark disused train tunnel that runs along the Camino Al Volcán, a remnant from the region's railway days. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of this unusual attraction and the tragic story behind the shrines located at the tunnel's entrance and exit. Not far from here, you'll reach the El Yeso Dam. This large reservoir was created in 1964 by damming the Yeso River and now serves as one of the major sources of water for Santiago. Stop here to enjoy a picnic-style lunch served with a glass of wine and some juice. Then, sit back and relax as you set out on your return journey to Santiago, where your driver will drop you off directly at your accommodation.

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

4. 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.

From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

5. 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. Stop at the Colorado Ski Resort, the second most popular ski resort in the central region. After a brief stop, continue on the road again to adventure towards the Valle Nevado Ski Resort. Once there, enjoy free time to explore the activities available at your own expense. Try out a variety of snowsports, take the air-conditioned Gondola for amazing views of the Andes and the Paloma Glacier, or you can enjoy lunch at one of the 3 different restaurants. 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 off at approximately 06:00 PM.

Santiago: Portillo and Laguna del Inca Day Trip with Picnic

6. Santiago: Portillo and Laguna del Inca Day Trip with Picnic

The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in a van. You will head north of the city of Santiago along the Los Libertadores highway. On the way you will pass the famous Autopista Caracoles which is known for its curves. We will arrive at the border with Argentina where you can take a picture with the Welcome to Chile sign. You will know the Portillo Ski Center. You will have a time determined by the guide to visit the ski resort and the wonderful Inca Lagoon that is located between the mountains, this lagoon also has a beautiful story about an Inca king. You will also participate in a picnic on the mountain at no additional cost. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Santiago.

Santiago: Concha y Toro Vineyard Tour w/ Transfer & Tasting

7. Santiago: Concha y Toro Vineyard Tour w/ Transfer & Tasting

We will visit the major vineyard of Chile and the second in the world Concha y Toro and be getting Pirque town after 40 minutes , the pickup point is your hotel. Visitors will gladly be received in Don Melchor Square by a Guide inviting you to enjoy the panoramic view accompanied by a glass of wine, with it in the hand the visitors walk through the old park, going back in time by appreciating the Pirque Casona (Big house) ,Concha y Toro Family´s residence. Remarkable place where the mayor wine company ,in our country, emerged more than 100 years ago. In the Pirque vineyards you´ll be informed on vides, technological and cultural management which stand for a first quality industrial output. Concha y Toro invites you a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, while you´re witnessing the old legend inside the old facilities. Once the tour is finished, we go back to your hotel.

Santiago: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Cable Car Ticket

8. Santiago: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Cable Car Ticket

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 meet at the famous Cerro San Cristobal, the largest urban park in Latin America. Visit attractions in the park like the Santiago Teleferico cable car and Funicular. Enjoy aerial views or take a panoramic bus ride to the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal, included on your first day. 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 Feel free to get on and off the bus as many times as you want along the route, between 9:45 AM and 6:30 PM. Take the time to visit the places that interest you the most and continue the route by boarding any of the following buses that pass by once an hour.

From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

9. 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, and squares, and have the chance to take some 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.

Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

10. Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

Explore the vineyards and the wine cellars of the renowned winery of Cousiño Macul. Discover the Chilean wine-making tradition as you get acquainted with the history of the winery and wine production. At the end of your tour, taste some of the delicious wines produced here.  The tour begins in the outdoor area where the winery guide will explain the grapes that produce the best wines - Finis Terrae and Lota. Learn about the quality of the vineyard and the concept about how smaller the amount of grape clusters, the greater the concentration of its compounds. Continue through the winery with the largest barrels in Chile and in the world, made with Chilean oak and with a capacity for 30,000 liters, though no longer used are still a part of history. See many more elements and old pieces that were used for wine production and get to understand the differences between the old and modern-day production processes. Walk among the huge stainless steel barrels where the wine is processed today and visit the cellars that were built in the 19th century to see how and where the wine is stored. Before the end of the tour, you will partake in a tasting of some of Cousino Macul wines with some guidance on what to see, taste, and smell.

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This was a highlight of our stay in Chile. Gustavo was our guide. He picked us up from our hotel and returned us there after a fantastic day out in the foothills of the Andes. The horses were easy to ride. My wife is an experienced rider but I am a novice . We spent over 3 hours on the horses by choice as it was so enjoyable. I felt completely safe and comfortable all the time. We ended with a lovely snack and excellent Chilean red wine. I'd thoroughly recommend this activity.

Grateful for the experienced and knowledgeable guide. Christian clearly knew a lot and was excited to share his hometown with us. Viña del Mar was beautiful and we really enjoyed walking around Valparaíso and riding the funicular. The wine tasting was such a peaceful and relaxing way to finish the day.

We had a great day of new experiences... fish market, sea lions, amazing street art, good food in a traditional restaurant and wine tasting Everybody was happy. Pablo, our guide, and Oscar, our driver, took great care of us!

Nice guide , well put together tour , they did everything for us , they accompagny us from star to end! Easy to book online. Beautiful vineyard, nice day and a great experience!!! The only thing No AC for the ride back

Pedro was amazing. It was a fantastic walking tour of Santiago.