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Santiago: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Winery Tasting

1. 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: Surfing and Wine Full-Day Private Tour

2. 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 day in the surf.

From Santiago: Laguna del Inca Guided Kayak Tour

3. From Santiago: Laguna del Inca Guided Kayak Tour

Enjoy a day of guided kayaking on the Laguna del Inca, a crystal-clear lake with magnificent views of the Andes just a short drive from Santiago. Get picked up from your hotel and travel by car to the Laguna del Inca in Portillo, the first ski resort founded in South America. Explore the lake by kayak with your guide, paddling through emerald green waters at an elevation of 9,200 feet above sea level. See the spectacular peaks of the Andes from a unique perspective, including Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas. Marvel at picturesque vistas of these snow-capped mountains reflected in the aquamarine waters. After your paddle, enjoy a picnic lunch at the water’s edge, then return to Santiago by car.

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