This 3-day tour of Chile takes you to visit the principal attractions of Chile's Central Valley. Explore the local history, culture, wines, the Pacific seaside and its World heritage sites. During the 3 days, you will be touring in the Capital city: Santiago, the Pacific coast: Concón, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, as well as part of the Andes: Maipo Valley & Yeso Dam.
Day 1: Private Santiago City tour with winery tour and visit to San Cristobal Hill (L)After hotel pickup from Santiago, explore the capital city's main attractions, culture, and history behind the principal points of interest. Proceed to the center of Santiago and enjoy a city tour through the historical center. The first stop will be the government palace: La Moneda and Constitution Square. These places hide stories of the years of the military coup in Chile. Next, get ready to visit the oldest street in Santiago: New York Street, and visit the commercial center of the city. At the next stop Plaza de Armas, you will get an introduction to the history of Santiago and the importance of the place. Enjoy local cuisine at Central Market, and after visit a famous traditional bar: La Piojera. Next, visit the Santiago´s Fine Arts Museum, Bellavista neighborhood, and the house of the national poet Pablo Neruda (La Chascona). After the city tour, ascend to San Cristobal Hill where you can observe the city with a 360° view and take great photographs. Day 2: Maipo Valley and El Yeso Reservoir (B)This full day excursion is a panoramic tour by private vehicle to enjoy the scenic beauty of Maipo Valley and El Yeso Reservoir.After meeting your guide, depart your hotel and head towards the Andes and the Cajon del Maipo area located 31 mi (50 km) from Santiago. The road skirts the Maipo River, which accompanies with a great view over Andes foothills. After proceeding for one hour, the tour continues by ascending to El Yeso area, situated 62 mi (100 km) from Santiago and at 9,842 ft (3,000 m).After arriving in the final destination El Yeso Reservoir, get ready to walk a 3 km trail along the reservoir, where you can take great photographs to capture this fantastic place. Having a slight of luck, you can observe condors, eagles and wild foxes. After the walk, have a picnic breakfast in the outdoors, enjoying the fresh air and mountain surroundings. After the visit, proceed to Concha y Toro winery for a 1 hour wine tour and tasting.Day 3: Chile's CoastlineAfter pickup, see a different side of the Pacific Ocean on a tour of Chile's coastline. Travel the 15-mile (25-km) long coast and see its seaside resorts and cities: Viña del Mar, Concón and Valparaiso. Climb up to the beautiful viewpoint of Concon Dune fields and continue the trip with a visit to Viña del Mar and its famous Flower Clock, then to Valparaiso with visits to Plaza Sotomayor, the renowned Valparaiso port, walking tour in Concepcion and Alegre Hills, and finally the lookout at Paseo 21 Mayo.