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  • Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Barbecue Experience

    1. Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Barbecue Experience

    After pickup, make your way out of Santiago to the surroundings of the city to an area called Cajon del Maipo. You will drive through the city center of the small town of San Jose del Maipo where you will learn the history of the development of the city. You will continue and go inside the Tinoco Tunnel to hear some stories of what happened inside. At the Cajon del Maipo you will make a stop at a beautiful waterfall called Bride's Veil where you can take amazing pictures. From there, head to the main attraction of the day, also known as Valle de Colina hot springs. Take advantage of the outdoor natural pools that have temperatures ranging between 24 and 55 Celsius degrees to take a dip and relax in the mineralized waters that come from the San José volcano. Enjoy your time in the hot waters while admiring the beautiful surrounding landscape and sipping on a cocktail. Before going back ...

    Ignacio quien nos atendió fue Responsable, muy encantador y sobretodo acogedor, nos encantó el paseo, vamos a tomar pronto otro paseo que otorgan, simplemente recomendable.

  • From Santiago: Portillo Inca Lagoon and San Esteban Vineyard

    2. 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!

  • Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

    3. Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy this ultimate city bike tour to discover the whole of Santiago in one fun packed day. On this adventure ride, you will find out about the culture behind the boho streets of Bellavista, followed by the taste and colors of Santiago’s renowned food markets (all 3 of them). You can visit the former house of famed Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, in between your weaving bicycle tour of Santiago's streets and parkland. You will be shown the favorite places to grab a classic Chilean meal, and once your meal is fully enjoyed you will hit the wonders of Santiago that put this city in the history and travel books. You will be able to discuss important recent history about the Pinochet regime outside La Moneda. All this whilst still allowing time to see the main sites of downtown and enjoying the park life. These tours are designed to be a cultural cruise without overbearing you with information,...

  • From Santiago: Maipo Canyon Volcano and Hot Spring Tour

    4. From Santiago: Maipo Canyon Volcano and Hot Spring Tour

    Depart Santiago and journey to the foothills of the Andes Mountains, where you will find the remote and peaceful Baños Colina. Depart at 07:00 for an estimated arrival time at San José de Maipo at 09:00. Admire the stunning beauty of the Maipo Canyon (Cajón del Maipo) along the way. Upon arrival at the volcano of San José de Maipo, take a 2-hour, 4-kilometer round-trip hike to a glorious viewpoint. Get breathtaking views of one of the most active volcanoes in the metropolitan region, and learn why the area is one of the world's most lively, geologically speaking. Stop for lunch and a glass of wine at 12:30 PM, and then continue to the hot springs of Baños Colina, located about 100 kilometers from Santiago at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes Mountains while sitting in a natural pool that can reach temperatures of 50°C. Return to Santiago a...

    This was an amazing tour, the guides were really helpful. just be careful some of thr springs are very hot

  • From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

    5. 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: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

    6. Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

    Discover Santiago's mix of colonial mansions and modern skyscrapers on a private half-day or full-day tour. Beneift from the flexibility to custom-make your day according to your likings of the suggested trip itinerary. Start with a visit to the Club Hípico de Santiago to marvel at a replica of one of the most beautiful equestrian clubs in France. Venture over to the old upscale neighborhood of the city center and be mesmerized by its architecture. Then explore the civic center, including the cathedral, parade ground, and Palacio de La Moneda. Depending on which option you choose, climb to the top of San Cristobal Hill in the biggest urban park in Santiago or the Santa Lucia Hill (or both). Visit a traditional craft shop and arrive at the Mercado Central (Central Market). If opting for the half-day tour, this is a good place to enjoy a typical lunch at your own expense. If you choose ...

    The guide was smart, witty and very positive thru the entire tour. Our driver was careful and friendly. A lot of helpful information was given.

  • Santiago: Private Cajon del Maipo with El Yeso Dam & Picnic

    7. Santiago: Private Cajon del Maipo with El Yeso Dam & Picnic

    Escape the hustle of Santiago city, and enjoy a day to remember as you embrace the magic of the Andes Mountains on a private tour.  Enjoy a pickup at your accommodation and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned car on a scenic drive to Cajon del Maipo. Once there, connect with nature in a peaceful environment of fresh and clean mountain air. Visit the enchanting village of San José del Maipo to admire the colonial-style architecture, and see the church and the main Plaza de Armas. From there, continue the drive following the Maipo river until reaching the Tinoco Tunnel to hear all its stories.  Make your way to discover the amazing reservoir at the El Yeso Dam. Take beautiful pictures and a relaxed walk to the El Salto Waterfall before savoring a delicious picnic-style snack with crackers and cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine, and more.  Head back toward Santiago and make a quic...

  • From Santiago: Cajón del Maipo and Volcán San José Hike 8K

    8. From Santiago: Cajón del Maipo and Volcán San José Hike 8K

    Get back to nature and go for a hike in the Andes mountains. Learn why the region is one of the most active in the world for volcanoes and get up close to one just 100 kilometers from Santiago. Travel to the town of San Jose de Maipo and marvel at the beautiful waterfalls. Head to the refuge of El Cabrerio for the start of your hike in the Engorda Valley and get stunning views of the gorge of Cajón del Maipo and its rock formations. Encounter a breathtaking view of the Volcán San José on the Chile-Argentina border.                                                                                             

    Cajon del Maipo is a great hike with beautiful scenery. Our guide, May, was informative and caring. We really enjoyed our day. The only small negative was, that at 12.5 hours, rather than the advertised 10 hours, it was a bit long.

  • Santiago: Main Chilean Wineries Private Half-Day Tours

    9. Santiago: Main Chilean Wineries Private Half-Day Tours

    Following an early pickup from your hotel in Santiago, begin your private tour of Chile's fantastic wine industry. During the day, find out about wine history in Santiago with your guide, and after a tour in the winery of your choice, savor a typical lunch in a local restaurant. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel. There are 4 wineries to choose from, all with wine tasting included: • Santa Rita — Discover over 135 years of winemaking tradition at Santa Rita Winery, one of the top wineries in the Maipo Valley. Take a guided tour through the grape variety garden and the vineyards. Learn about the process of winemaking, including the cellaring and bottling of the wines. • Undurraga — Explore wine cellars with more than 130 years of experience and have the chance to understand the production process of their unique wines. Visit the Parque de l...

    The process from booking to dropping us off at our hotel at the end was done without fuss, and hassle free. Our guide was engaging and our driver was professional. We thought the vineyard guide was at times a little hesitant, but was able to provide a reasonable overview of the workings of the vineyard. Surprised the vineyard only offered shipping to the USA as we would have liked to order some cases for Europe.

  • Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

    10. Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

    Admire the stunning massifs, estuaries and rivers of the Andes Mountains on a full-day tour of the Cajon del Maipo. Depart Santiago and journey to San Jose de Maipo as you hear the folklore of the area from your English-speaking guide. Head towards the volcano and see small towns such as 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 get dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6:00 PM.

    The tour guide was very engaging and funny, and the driver was careful and courteous—we didn’t feel the ride and had a great time. We were two adult sisters traveling with their dad. Try to do this tour if you are visiting Chile, you won’t regret it.

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What people are saying about Santiago

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 109 reviews

Excellent service, our guide very friendly and cordial, very informed about the area and place. Concerned tb of the precautions of the Covid-19. The very beautiful, natural place with beautiful views, the hot springs are very beautiful natural, the skin is excellent. The bonfire is held in a very nice place by Mrs. Claudia who is very friendly with visitors. On the other hand, to thank Ignacio for the information and coordination for an activity to be carried out the next day, without his support it would not have been a success. Thanks for the excellent guide and beautiful place.

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!

Super nice guys who give you interesting and additional information about the city and the history over Chili. To learn the town you have to do this.