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From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

1. From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel (available from the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Santiago Centro), depart Santiago and journey to the beautiful ski resort of Farellones. Nestled in a small valley in the Andes Mountains, Farellones was the first ski center to open in Chile and continues to attract skiers of all abilities. Take a scenic 2-hour drive along a mountain road to get wonderful views of the mountains.  During the winter, benefit from the chance to stop to rent snow gear (at your own expense), and learn more about the historical aspects of how this little community works during the winter season. Continue for approximately 45 minutes to La Parva Ski Center, considered the most exclusive ski resort in the region. Then, go to El Colorado Ski Center to hit the slopes, and take part in activities such as zip-lining, tubing, riding a cable car and snow sledding.  If you prefer, relax in the lodge and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) overlooking the snow-capped mountains. Return to Santiago and get dropped of at approximately 06:00 PM.

From Santiago: Maipo Canyon Volcano and Hot Spring Tour

2. 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 at 3:30 PM for an arrival and drop off at approximately 7:00 PM.  

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

3. 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.                                                                                             

Santiago: Incan Petroglyphs, Alpacas, and Wine Experience

4. Santiago: Incan Petroglyphs, Alpacas, and Wine Experience

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.

Santiago: Andes Horseback Ride with Wine Tour and Tasting

5. Santiago: Andes Horseback Ride with Wine Tour and Tasting

After a two-hour drive from Chile’s capital, arrive at a ranch in a small town on the banks of the Maipo River. Once there, get ready for a spectacular horseback riding adventure guided by “arrieros” (local cowboys). Enjoy the stunning views and admire the abundant flora and fauna from horseback. Scale narrow mountain trails and have a short break on a plateau while enjoying the gorgeous surroundings. Try to spot Chilean condors flying high in the sky. After horseback riding, have some free time for lunch. Then, visit internationally-renowned Concha y Toro Wine Vineyard in the picturesque town of Pirque. Walk around the gardens of the residence, discover the variety garden, visit their cellars, and taste a selection of three of their fine wines.

Santiago: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Winery Tasting

6. Santiago: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Winery Tasting

Start the day with a visit to Concha y Toro Wine Vineyard in the picturesque town of Pirque. The founder was Don Melchor Concha y Toro who brought the first vines from the Bordeaux region in France to Chile that grew prosperously in the Maipo River basin. Walk around the gardens of the residence, discover the variety garden, visit their cellars, and taste a selection of three of their fine wines. Then, have some free time for lunch at a quaint restaurant in the Andean village of San Jose de Maipo. In the afternoon, enjoy a 50-minute continuous succession of whitewater rapids, the longest rafting experience on the Maipo River. Get ready for adventure with class 3 and 4 rapids, spectacular Andes Mountains scenery, and relentless heart-pumping whitewater.

From Santiago: Yerba Loca Private Hiking Tour

7. From Santiago: Yerba Loca Private Hiking Tour

On this trekking private tour, enjoy an adventure in the mountains in one of the most well-preserved parks in the Andes: Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary, nestled in a magnificent valley. Admire pine trees, blue rivers, and extraordinary wildlife, such as eagles and Chilean condors. Breathe in the clean mountain air and admire fantastic views, especially of Cerro La Paloma, which has snow on its peak year-round. Explore Villa Paulina base camp or go with your guide on a 2-hour valley hike. You can also cross a glacier-sourced river barefoot. Then, enjoy delicious, traditional Chilean food and drinks such as 'empanadas' (meat or cheese pastries) and 'mote con huesillo' (a sweet non-alcoholic drink with dried peaches). Join this tour for a beautiful day in nature!

San Francisco Glacier & El Morado Natural Monument

8. San Francisco Glacier & El Morado Natural Monument

This tour is recommended for adventurous people! A spectacular trip to "El Morado" Natural Monument National Park, located at 93 km from Santiago. The starting point of the trek is in Baños Morales, a mountain village at 1,900 meters of altitude. The trail leads to the beautiful San Francisco Glacier (2,500 meters) and Morales Glacier Pond. During the hike you will have a refreshing stop at "Aguas de Panimávida", iron-rich carbonated water that springs out from  the earth.                                                             The tour is recommended for people in good physical shape. Not recommended for asthmatics, cardiopathies, overweight people or people with recent surgeries. The first hour of the hike is steep and then it becomes flat. Altitude increase of 600 meters. Tour subject to change due to weather conditions (rain or snow).   The tour will be open all year. The winter conditions will require the use of Snowshoes which we will provide and the trek will cover a distance of 12 Kilometers instead of 16 Kilometers.

Horseback Riding on Beach & Sand Dunes and Viña del Mar Tour

9. Horseback Riding on Beach & 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.

Santiago: Private Sunset Hike with Snacks and Wine

10. Santiago: Private Sunset Hike with Snacks and Wine

Explore the native forests of Santiago on a short, exciting evening hike. Follow the trail within the sclerophyll forest until you reach the summit. Make use of headlamps and hiking poles to power your way through the adventure. Experience unobstructed views over Santiago and exchange glances with the Andes mountain range. Witness a beautiful sunset during the spring and the summer, or see the moon over the mountains along with the sparkling city lights in the fall and the winter. Enjoy a cheese and wine table once you reach the summit to accompany the view. Keep warm around a small campfire while you reflect on your experience and your surroundings.

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What people are saying about Santiago

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Finally I took the personalized transfer tour just to go skiing and come back. Incredible attention! He waited for me with the phone and was attentive to all the driver ... not to mention how pleasant the trip was ... very good to take with a group of friends to go skiing. 100% recommended

Very good tour. The place is spectacular, it had snowed a lot and the experience was very good. The attention of the agency and the guide Sebastian and Leonardo was very good. Recommended for the attention of the guides and to know a very beautiful place. Lovely family outing.

Really nice trip! And a very friendly driver. It was a good experience and I would recommend it for sure. There’s some beautiful views of the cordillera!

Excellent our guide Isa gave us security when climbing the valley and was always super enthusiastic with us

Great transfer experience! Recommended transfer, friendly driver, good route.