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  • From Santiago: Portillo Inca Lagoon and San Esteban Vineyard

    1. From Santiago: Portillo Inca Lagoon and San Esteban Vineyard

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Santiago by a professional guide. Travel through spectacular scenery to one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Andes mountains, Portilla Inca Lagoon. Capture photographs of the water’s iridescent turquoise surface and listen to poignant legends of Incan royalty. Marvel at the archaeological park located in a hill in the middle of San Esteban Vineyard in which you will explore walking trails and find its various petroglyphs which belong to the Aconcagua culture. Ascend to the vertiginous altitude of Hotel Portillo ski resort to take in the verdant beauty of San Esteban Vineyard before pleasuring enjoying some samples of local wine.

    Our guide Michelle and driver Jimmy were really great! Michelle is from the US so she speaks perfect English. Wear hiking boots!!! I had no idea there was a short uphill hike at the winery and did not wear proper footwear. The tour itinerary should be completely reversed. The mountain stop should be first, followed by the wine visit. 2 reasons: the road leading up the mountain is extremely curvy, I did not feel well after drinking wine. The second is that there is no bathroom stop for 2.5 hours from the mountain to the city, me and another traveler felt like our bladders were going to burst!

  • 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.

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

    3. 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!

  • Casablanca Valley: 4 Vineyards with 1 or 2 Wine Tastings

    4. Casablanca Valley: 4 Vineyards with 1 or 2 Wine Tastings

    Over the course of your tour, you will visit four wineries that represent the Casablanca Valley’s diversity in wine production, from family-run boutiques to industry big-hitters. Look behind-the-scenes on tours of the facilities, talk to winemakers about the production process, and stroll through beautiful vineyards. This tour lets you choose to buy tastings on-site or prepay for two or three tastings - a value deal for tour-goers only. As you sip, your guide will tell you fun facts about the Chilean wine industry. Get dropped off in Santiago at the end of your tour.

  • Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Winery Private Tour

    5. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Winery Private Tour

    Enjoy the comforts of a private tour as you visit the colorful coastal cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar and make a stop for wine tasting at a renowned vineyard.  The tour begins with your hotel pick up and then a 1.5-hour journey to the Chilean coastline. Drive along the coast in Concón, known for its seaside restaurants and surf shops.  Pass by the impressive Concón Sand Dunes where we will have panoramic views of Valparaiso Harbor.  The tour continues through the popular beach town of Reñaca where on most days we will spot sea lions lying on the coastal rocks. Afterward, then drive through Viña del Mar, Chile’s “Garden City,” where you will see the city’s landmarks, including the Flower Clock and Casino, a “Moai” statue from Easter Island, as well as the city’s pristine beaches. Finally each the main destination, Plaza Sotomayor, the heart of Valparaiso. Ride up an old funicula...

  • 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.

  • San Antonio Port Cruise: Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

    7. San Antonio Port Cruise: Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

    Your tour will begin as you head to Valparaiso, the main port of Chile and one of the most important since the conquest of America. Its incomparable patrimonial wealth is why UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 2003. Throughout this tour, you will walk down the streets and hills of Valparaiso, which are sure to surprise you with history hiding behind every corner. You will discover old elevators, colorful stairways, and viewpoints of the endless sea. You will also explore the colorful hills with their unique architecture, many of which are decorated with well-adorned graffiti made by famous local and international artists. The next visit will be to one of the most beautiful vineyards in Casablanca Valley, where you will taste their delicious wines also have access to sale prices at the store. This 9-hour, small-group tour will eventually end with drop off back at the cruise shi...

  • Santiago: Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda Museum, and Wine Tasting

    8. Santiago: Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda Museum, and Wine Tasting

    Experience the best of Chile’s Pacific coast, countryside, and wine vineyards on this day trip from Santiago. See the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra and the museum that was once home to Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda. Gain a fascinating insight into Neruda's eccentric life and works as you walk through his house. Continue your drive along the coastline to the resort town of Algarrobo. Have lunch and then go on to the San Alfonso Resort to see Chile's biggest artificial lagoon. Visit the Casablanca Valley and stop at the organic Casas del Bosque Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. Relax in the outdoor lounge area after an informative tour.

  • 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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The communication before hand was good and the pick-up was very prompt. Joseph, the guide, and Willy, the driver, were both friendly and helpful. They make an excellent team. In addition to giving good information, Joseph took many pictures of the group. We stopped for about 20 minutes on the way to feed llamas, get a beverage, and use the restroom. Once we arrived in Valparaiso, we made a stop to enjoy the view before getting out and taking a long walk through the streets and stairs of Valparaiso. The street art was amazing! Following the walk, we took the funicular down and made several more stops before returning to Santiago: to take a picture at the flower clock, at a museum to see a statue from Easter Island, and then for lunch at a restaurant across the street from the Pacific. We noted the tour from beginning to end..

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!