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  3. Santiago
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Santiago: Andean Petroglyphs, Alpacas, and Wine Experience

Product ID: 227617
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Journey to the time of the Inca. After a short hike, you will discover rock drawings dating from 450 to 1,000 years B.C, before sipping on some wine at the San Esteban Vineyard and visiting the largest alpaca farm in Chile.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 9-hour Andean adventure
  • Discover the Inca Petroglyphs
  • Explore the world of the alpaca
  • Take a winery tour and tasting at the San Esteban Vineyard
Full description
After being collected from your Santiago accommodation, your tour will begin with a stop at Paidahuén Archaeological Park. Paidahuén is an isolated hill located along the northern bank of the Aconcagua River in the rural town of San Esteban. At the top of Paidahuén, you will be able to appreciate slabs of large rocks adorned with petroglyphs. Full of symbolism and mystery, these rock drawings are work of native populations dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago. From the top of the hill, you may ponder unanswered questions while taking the natural context into consideration. Specifically, the relationship between Paidahuén Hill and other peaks in the valley, the hill’s strategic positioning, and the prevalence of north-facing petroglyphs.

Following this, you will visit the San Esteban Winery for a vineyard tour and tasting. San Esteban is a family-owned and operated producer of high quality wines and table grapes. The vineyard exports to more than 20 countries, and their grapes are planted along the banks of the Aconcagua River, along the surrounding hillsides. This geography creates a micro-climate ideally suited for wine and table-grape production, with a soil quality that rivals the best wine-growing regions in other parts of South America.

After lunch at a rustic restaurant in the mountains, you will venture to the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in Chile. Here you will be able to indulge in nature and discover this beautiful animal up close. You will see the entire alpaca wool production process, and also enjoy a broad selection of exclusive creations and handmade alpaca wool items that portray the patrimony and spirit of the Andean culture.
Includes
  • Multilingual guide
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Entry to the archaeological park
  • Wine tour and tastings
  • Entry to the alpaca farm
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities for your guide
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• It is necessary to walk approximately 30 minutes to reach the petroglyphs at the summit of the hill (the climb is mostly gradual and can be done by a person of any age in good health)
• There is a minimum of 2 guests per booking
Organized by

Chile Dream Tours

Product ID: 227617