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  • Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

    1. 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 ...

    It started off with a hump. The guide came an hour earlier in the morning because the lack of communication between him, the admin services and me. It happened to me in Bueno Aires as well. I twice got the email for pick up time later than the guide suppose to pick up. Apart from that this trip is thoroughly recommended. The guide is extremely knowledgable and professional. We have seen the most beautiful part of Andes. The lunch was expensive and not very nice.

  • From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

    2. From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

    Starting from your hotel in Santiago, meet your guide and travel 120 km to the Pacific Ocean through the Curacavi Valley where you will have the chance to see diverse scenery. On the road, stop in the typical hostelry Millahue for the chance to taste the typical Chilean drink, the "chicha". Arrive in Valparaiso and admire the amazing houses on the hills. Take a sightseeing tour of Victoria Square, Sotomayor Square, the naval heroes monument, and the May 21st Lookout. Take a walk into the hills, using 1 or 2 elevators or explore the bay area. Next stop in Viña del Mar, the city known as the Garden City. Explore some remarkable locations in the resort town including the floral clock, the Casino, and Reñaca beach where you'll have time to stop for lunch at your own expense. After lunch, spend a bit more free time to enjoy relaxing on the beach. Finally, before taking the coast road back t...

    The bus arrived on time for the pick-up and the tour of Valparaiso (“Valpo” according to our guide, as the Chileans will shorten anything they can) was interesting - particularly the street art. You do need to be able to walk down steps for this part of the tour. Unfortunately, 2 members of the group went AWOL (no fault of the guide), so we lost some time waiting for them and our tour of Vina was somewhat curtailed. Our driver also had to take a diversion on the way back to avoid the road closures in Santiago.

  • From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

    3. 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 fr...

    The guide, Alejandro, and driver, Leo, were excellent but the tour just wasn't that great. it was foggy and both Valparaiso and Vina were dirty and we just didn't find the beauty we expected.

  • 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.

    Excellent tour! Pancho was very knowledgeable, funny and kind. I don’t remember our driver’s name but he was great also, I felt very safe. He was also very flexible with roads in Valparaiso. Great experience!

  • Portillo Ski Resort and Lagoon Private Trip from Santiago

    5. Portillo Ski Resort and Lagoon Private Trip from Santiago

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Santiago, and then journey by air-conditioned van towards the ski resort of Portillo. Stop to look at a giant monument, considered one of the most important in Chile, along the way   Cross the Chacabuco Tunnel to arrive in the wine lands of the Aconcagua Valley. Get a stunning view of the peaks of Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the southern hemisphere. Get a meet and greet from a large and friendly Saint Bernard dog upon arrival at the Portillo ski resort! Get some free time to make use of the facilities and gaze in wonder at the majestic Laguna del Inca. Use the time to take the ski-lift and enjoy lunch with a beautiful view of the lagoon. Head back to Santiago in the afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel or a central point in the city center on arrival.

  • Santiago: Chocolate and Sparkling Wine Tasting Private Tour

    6. Santiago: Chocolate and Sparkling Wine Tasting Private Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Santiago and drive to the Curacaví Valley, nestled in the Coastal Mountain Range. Stop at a family-run chocolate shop, learn how it's made, and sample some of the store’s specialty chocolates. Try some interesting chocolate flavors, such as oregano, ají chile pepper, and honey-mustard. Enjoy a cup of coffee before heading to Viñamar, Chile’s largest sparkling wine vineyard. Head to the Casablanca Wine Valley, where Viñamar's selection of sparkling wines awaits you. Take a tour of the vineyard and enjoy a tasting of delicious sparkling wines.

  • Santiago: Horseback Riding, Sand Dunes and Viña del Mar Tour

    7. Santiago: Horseback Riding, Sand Dunes and Viña del Mar Tour

    Enjoy a comfortable air-conditioned transportation and arrive at the small town of Mantagua. Explore the beach and nearby Ritoque Sand Dunes on a 3-hour horseback ride. Cross the little streams from the Aconcagua River which empty into the Pacific Ocean after flowing all the way from Mount Aconcagua in the Andes. After the horseback ride, drive along the coast to Concón, known for its seaside restaurants and surf shops. Pass by the impressive Concón Sand Dunes and enjoy the panoramic views of Valparaiso Harbor. The tour continues through the popular beach town of Reñaca. Try to spot sea lions lying on the coastal rocks. Then drive to Viña del Mar, Chile’s Garden City. Visit the Flower Clock and Casino, a “Moai” statue from Easter Island, and the city’s pristine beaches.

  • From Santiago: Private Isla Negra & Pomaire Day Trip

    8. From Santiago: Private Isla Negra & Pomaire Day Trip

    Begin your journey of Chile by being picked up at your hotel, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra, one of Chile’s and South America’s most famous poets, Pablo Neruda’s home, now a museum, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Explore the Nobel Prize winner’s eccentric home, including his collection of bottles, masks, antique shoes, and smoking pipes. Originally called Las Gaviotas, the town was renamed Isla Negra by Neruda. Next, head to the traditional town of Pomaire, famous for its clay pottery and Chilean handicrafts. The town is also known as the home of the largest “empanadas” in Chile – which you have the chance to taste. Along your private tour, your local guide with share insightful historical and cultural stories.

  • From Santiago: Surfing and Wine Full-Day Private Tour

    9. From Santiago: Surfing and Wine Full-Day Private Tour

    Enjoy a day of surfing amongst the beautiful blue waves of Concón, then head to the trendy Bodegas RE winery for a tour and tasting. After your hotel pick-up, take in the scenery for the 2-hour drive through the coastal mountains, to the seaside town of Concón. Change into wet suits and enjoy a comprehensive surfing lesson. Build your confidence with both on-land warm-ups and in-water practice. After your lesson, put your new skills to the test with an hour of freestyle surfing. You'll have time to find lunch at a nearby restaurant before heading to the picturesque Casablanca Valley. Visit Bodegas RE, a small family vineyard that combines ancient wine-making procedures with modern knowledge of viticulture and enology. Enjoy a tour and tasting, and marvel at the noble wines created in traditional clay jars. You'll be transported back to your hotel, feeling rejuvenated after this fun da...

  • From Santiago: Isla Negra, Pomaire & Vineyard Private Tour

    10. From Santiago: Isla Negra, Pomaire & Vineyard Private Tour

    Begin your journey of Chile by being picked up at your hotel, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra, home to one of Chile’s and South America’s most famous poets, Pablo Neruda, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour of his house. Explore the Nobel Prize winner’s eccentric home, now a museum, including his collection of bottles, masks, antique shoes, and smoking pipes. Originally called Las Gaviotas, the town was renamed Isla Negra by Neruda. Next, enjoy a tour and wine tasting at Matetic Wine Vineyard, located in the stunning Rosario Valley. Learn about the history of the vineyard, organic and biodynamic agriculture, and the process of winemaking, while enjoying panoramic views of the Corralillo vines. End your wine tour with a tasting either in the undergrou...

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What people are saying about Valparaiso (Region)

The bus arrived on time for the pick-up and the tour of Valparaiso (“Valpo” according to our guide, as the Chileans will shorten anything they can) was interesting - particularly the street art. You do need to be able to walk down steps for this part of the tour. Unfortunately, 2 members of the group went AWOL (no fault of the guide), so we lost some time waiting for them and our tour of Vina was somewhat curtailed. Our driver also had to take a diversion on the way back to avoid the road closures in Santiago.

We had a wonderful day with our tour guide Romi and driver who went out of their way to make sure the day was a success. Both Romi and driver were more than flexible, altering the tour to suit the group based on a consensual decision. Romi has an excellent command of English, great sense of humour and very knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour, Romi and our driver (whose name escapes me).

Very enjoyable day out. Lots of information from a very knowledgeable guide. Walking tour of a hilly area of Valparaiso with some wonderful street art. Lunch on the beach in Viña del Mar was very good and on the way back to Santiago a stop at a vineyard with stunning views and even more stunning wines!

Excellent tour! Pancho was very knowledgeable, funny and kind. I don’t remember our driver’s name but he was great also, I felt very safe. He was also very flexible with roads in Valparaiso. Great experience!

An excting trip to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Yuri did a great job, telling about history and culture with a good sense of humour. We loved it .