Welcome to Colchagua Valley

The town of Santa Cruz has a few good hotels and a picturesque plaza, and serves as your central departure point. But the real encanto (charm) here is heading to the countryside to learn about wine, visit with eccentric vintners and experience the lyrical pull of wine country.

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$295 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Santiago Tour Including Private City Sightseeing and Optional Day Trips to Wine Country or Valparaiso

See the best of Santiago on a private guided tour, then explore the capital on your own or choose from a range of optional tours. Private airport transfers are included, and you have a choice of three-star or four-star accommodation; breakfast is included.Itinerary:Day 1: SantiagoAfter arriving at Santiago airport, you’ll be transferred to your selected hotel by private car. In the afternoon, take in the sights of Santiago on a guided tour of the city’s highlights. Stretch your legs on a walking tour of downtown Santiago’s main square, Plaza de Armas, and the nearby cathedral, Government Palace, known as La Moneda, and Ahumada Boulevard. Then continue by coach along the old town’s historic grand avenues, passing through the bohemian quarter of Bellavista and up onto San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of Santiago and the surrounding Andes mountains. Conclude the tour with a drive through Santiago’s modern quarter, with its shops and businesses, before being dropped at your hotel, where the rest of the day and night are yours to explore on your own.Accommodation: Eurotel Hotel (three-star, choice of single or double room) or Galerias Hotel (four-star, choice of single or double room) in SantiagoDay 2: Santiago (B)After breakfast, Santiago is yours to explore for the day on your own, or you can choose from four optional tours. Optional tours: • Visit the town of Pirque in the Maipo Valley to sample the Concha y Toro winery’s famous wines and spend time in the vineyard’s landscaped gardens. (Duration: approx. 4 hours) • Or head to the coast to visit the pretty town of Viña del Mar and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed port of Valparaiso, celebrated for its many hills and winding narrow streets. While in Valparaiso, you also have the option of visiting La Sebastiana, the Museum House of national poet Pablo Neruda. (Duration: approx. 8 hours) • Another coastal day trip could take you to the village of Pomaire, to browse traditional pottery, before continuing to Isla Negra to visit another of Neruda’s homes, known for its architecture and quirky private collection of bottles, masks and nautical artifacts. (Duration: approx. 8 hours) • The fourth option takes you wine tasting at a number of wineries in the Colchagua Valley, with lunch at a traditional restaurant. (Duration: approx. 8 hours) • You can also visit the Maipo Valley and the town of Pirque, where the Concha y Toro Winery is located. Here you will have a wine tasting session and a tour of the winery. (Duration: approx. 4 hours)Accommodation: your selected hotelDay 3: Santiago (B)After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the airport by private car to catch your onward flight.

$70 Outdoor Activities

Horseback rides Santa Cruz, Chile

The journey will begin when we pick you up from your hotel.  The drive to the property is about 20 minutes from Santa Cruz, Chile.  We offer both morning and evening rides.  The normal start times are 9am and 4pm, but these can be flexible upon request.  The trip up the Mountain lasts about 1 hour.  At the the peak of the mountain we will stop and have a picnic with wine and cheese, and enjoy the most amazing view of Colchagua Valley.  The ride back down the mountain lasts about 1 hour.  Upon our return to the barn, we will begin our drive back to Santa Cruz, Chile and your hotel.    Total time is 3 to 4 hours.1.  Pick up from hotel2.  20 minute drive to the property from Santa Cruz, Chile3.  Start ride at around 9am or 5pm4.  3 to 4 hour ride with a half hour picnic and view of Colchagua Valley5.  20 minute drive back to Santa Cruz, Chile

$245 Day Trips & Excursions


Depart from Santiago on Route 5, traveling througt fields full of different fruitt crops until you reach the Colchagua Valley, in which you will see in the distance the beautiful vineyards that have made it famous. We continue to the Viu Manent vineyard, where we will visit the vineyards and celards, ending with the tasting of some of their wines. Later passengers can enjoy lunch with different dishes, soft drinks and wines. After lunch you will visit the Montes vineyard where you will visit the vineyards and celards, ending with the tasting of some of their wines. Once the tour is finished, I return to Santiago.

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