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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.

Santiago: Portillo, Inca Lagoon with Optional Aconcagua Park

2. Santiago: Portillo, Inca Lagoon with Optional Aconcagua Park

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your centrally located Santiago hotel, at which point you will begin driving to Portillo. You will pass through the intermediate depression, and will also be able to admire the Andes mountain range. You will soon reach the Chacabuco Monument, which is a historical site where a battle for Chile's independence took place in 1817. You will then cross a tunnel which borders the region, before reaching a place where you can see the Aconcagua Mount in the background. Along the road, you will see the old Andean railway and, as we cross Rio Blanco, you can admire the small towns, mining camps, glaciers, and the impressive Andes mountains. You will reach Portillo and see the protective passageways that were built as shelters from avalanches which occur during the winter season. It will then be time for lunch (not included), as you marvel at the beautiful and imposing Inca Lagoon. Finally, you will be returned to your hotel in Santiago. If you choose the option with Aconcagua Park, you will also see Puente del Inca, a geomorphological curiosity that is 48 meters long, 28 meters wide, 8 meters thick, and is suspended 27 meters above the river. A series of stalactites, calcium inflorescences and winter ice needles hang from this natural bridge. After the visit to the Puente del Inca, head to the Aconcagua Provincial Park, where you can see the highest mountain in South America. Depending on time availability, a short trek may be available for interested guests.

Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Ski-Center Day Trip

3. Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Ski-Center Day Trip

Your experience begins from your hotel between 7:00AM-8:00AM, from where you head towards the Andes Mountain Range through a 40-bend road. Along the way, take in Santiago from above and breathe the fresh mountain air. At approximately 10:00AM you ascend to 2,700 meters above sea level, where Farellones is located. This area is known as one of the few mountain villages of Chile. Visit the famous center of El Colorado, before continuing your ascent towards Valle Nevado. From there, a further 20 bends in the road remain to reach a prestigious ski center located at 3,000 meters above sea level. This area is the headquarters of important championships such as snowboarding, which are held annually. You are then granted time for lunch, before your return trip to Santiago takes place. Your expected return time to Santiago is approximately 6:00PM.

Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

4. 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 a lunch with a beautiful view of the lagoon. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Santiago.

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.

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What people are saying about Santiago

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 33 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.