Santiago: Portillo, Inca Lagoon with Optional Aconcagua Park

Santiago: Portillo, Inca Lagoon with Optional Aconcagua Park

From $72 per person

Enjoy a wonderful day trip to Portillo and the Inca Lagoon from Santiago. You will begin your journey traveling through the intermediate depression and admiring the majestic Andes mountains range.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotels and apartments accommodation in Santiago in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Santiago Centro; please send your accommodation address.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Take in amazing views
  • Visit the Portillo Ski Center and Inca Lagoon
  • Ride in safety and comfort
Full description
Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your centrally located Santiago hotel, at which point you will begin driving to Portillo. You will pass through the intermediate depression, and will also be able to admire the Andes mountain range. You will soon reach the Chacabuco Monument, which is a historical site where a battle for Chile's independence took place in 1817. You will then cross a tunnel which borders the region, before reaching a place where you can see the Aconcagua Mount in the background. Along the road, you will see the old Andean railway and, as we cross Rio Blanco, you can admire the small towns, mining camps, glaciers, and the impressive Andes mountains. You will reach Portillo and see the protective passageways that were built as shelters from avalanches which occur during the winter season. It will then be time for lunch (not included), as you marvel at the beautiful and imposing Inca Lagoon. Finally, you will be returned to your hotel in Santiago. If you choose the option with Aconcagua Park, you will also see Puente del Inca, a geomorphological curiosity that is 48 meters long, 28 meters wide, 8 meters thick, and is suspended 27 meters above the river. A series of stalactites, calcium inflorescences and winter ice needles hang from this natural bridge. After the visit to the Puente del Inca, head to the Aconcagua Provincial Park, where you can see the highest mountain in South America. Depending on time availability, a short trek may be available for interested guests.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Trilingual Tour Guide English, Spanish and Portuguese-Speaking
  • Private tour (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Oversize luggage
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags
    • Alcohol and drugs
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    This is an absolutely unique trip. It creates a great opportunity to sink into the monumental mountain landscapes of the Andes. The view of Aconcaqua, the mirror reflections of the peaks in the waters of the Inca Lagoon and the rushing stream under the Inca Bridge remain in memory for a long time. In addition, thanks to the fact that our guide was Ramon, it was possible to entangle in these extraordinary views long conversations about culture, art and meditation.

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    February 9, 2020

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    Sensational!

    The tour was wonderful. I recommend everyone. The guide Ramon is attentive, helpful and knows the area very well. To top it off, the car is very comfortable and was full of healthy food / drinks!

    October 1, 2019

    Wear clothes for the cold, run quite windy. As a geologist, I quite liked the landscape.

    September 1, 2019

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