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Chilean Treasures: Penguins and Alpacas Private Tour

1. Chilean Treasures: Penguins and Alpacas Private Tour

After your hotel pick up, venture towards the Pacific Coast. You will visit the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in the world where you can interact with these beautiful animals up close. See the entire alpaca wool production process and enjoy a broad selection of exclusive creations and handmade art crafts. Afterwards, you will continue up the coastline on the Ruta del Pacifico to the town of Cachagua, a stone's throw from Penguin Island. Try to catch a glimpse of penguins by the naked eye or using binoculars. Walk along a beautifully carved pathway to a small cove with gorgeous views of the ocean. Afterward, stop for lunch in the quiet seaside resort town of Zapallar. Penguin sightings from the shore are most common during the summer months of November to March. During these months there are several hundred penguins on the island. Between April and October, the penguin population reduces to only a dozen or so. Therefore, please be aware that during these months it may not be possible to see the penguins on the island from the shore. However, you will have the option of joining a private boat tour for an extra fee. This option is available throughout the year.

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Andes: Full-Day Private Tour

2. Andes: Full-Day Private Tour

Be picked up at your accommodation and travel to the Andes. Your guide will provide a brief overview of what to expect for the day. Your first stop will be the Valle Nevado Resort. The resort is at an elevation of 3000 meters above sea level and was inspired by resorts in the French Alps. You’ll have some time to explore the resort before heading to Farellones. Farellones is a village and ski resort that is a great place for families. Spend some time here exploring and taking in the views. There will be time to have lunch here, which is not included in the cost of the activity. Spend the rest of the day discovering mountains and waterfalls in the ski center of the Andes. After the panoramic tour comes to an end, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

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Welcome to Santiago: Private Tour with a Local

3. Welcome to Santiago: Private Tour with a Local

Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Santiago from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. You can meet at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn all the insider tips, such as the best places to eat and buy groceries, and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Benefit from the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around, or arrange a private car with advanced notice. Hear about the top things to see and do in the city, customized to your interests. By the end of your tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need.

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Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

4. Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

Discover Santiago's mix of colonial mansions and modern skyscrapers on a private half-day or full-day tour. Beneift from the flexibility to custom-make your day according to your likings of the suggested trip itinerary. Start with a visit to the Club Hípico de Santiago to marvel at a replica of one of the most beautiful equestrian clubs in France. Venture over to the old upscale neighborhood of the city center and be mesmerized by its architecture. Then explore the civic center, including the cathedral, parade ground, and Palacio de La Moneda. Depending on which option you choose, climb to the top of San Cristobal Hill in the biggest urban park in Santiago or the Santa Lucia Hill (or both). Visit a traditional craft shop and arrive at the Mercado Central (Central Market). If opting for the half-day tour, this is a good place to enjoy a typical lunch at your own expense. If you choose the full-day option with a winery visit, head south for lunch at a country restaurant surrounded by nature. After lunch, choose between a visit to the Santa Rita, Concha y Toro, or Undurraga wineries for wine tastings and a tour of the wine estate. Finish the day with a visit to the top of the Sky Costanera (if option selected).

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Santiago: Incan Petroglyphs, Alpacas, and Wine Experience

5. 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.

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Santiago: Main Chilean Wineries Private Half-Day Tours

6. Santiago: Main Chilean Wineries Private Half-Day Tours

Following an early pickup from your hotel in Santiago, begin your private tour of Chile's fantastic wine industry. During the day, find out about wine history in Santiago with your guide, and after a tour in the winery of your choice, savor a typical lunch in a local restaurant. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel. There are 4 wineries to choose from, all with wine tasting included: • Santa Rita — Discover over 135 years of winemaking tradition at Santa Rita Winery, one of the top wineries in the Maipo Valley. Take a guided tour through the grape variety garden and the vineyards. Learn about the process of winemaking, including the cellaring and bottling of the wines. • Undurraga — Explore wine cellars with more than 130 years of experience and have the chance to understand the production process of their unique wines. Visit the Parque de la Viña, created by the French landscape architect George Henry Dubois, who also designed the Parque Forestal de Santiago. When visiting the vineyards, learn about the soils and identify the different grapes that Undurraga cultivates in the various gardens. • Concha y Toro — Take the chance to walk through the beautiful gardens and the park of what used to be the summer residence of the Concha y Toro family towards the end of the 19th century. Find out where Concha y Toro wines come from in the Grape Variety Garden, where you'll discover around 26 varieties of wine grapes and a panoramic view of Maipo Valley. Visit the Old Pirque vineyard and the wine cellars, including the centenarian Casillero del Diablo, the birthplace of the wine legend. • Cousiño Macul — Visit the traditional winery of Cousiño Macul, which holds true to a more than 100-year-old tradition of grape growing, and is recognized as one of the oldest wineries in the country. The cellar is made of Cal y Canto — a mixture of lime, sand, and egg white — and is one of the most beautiful examples of this style in Chile. Explore the winemaking process and learn about the huge contrast in equipment used in old wineries such as these, and the newer equipment most modern wineries now use.

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Santiago: Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Maipo Valley

7. Santiago: Private Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in Maipo Valley

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from two Maipo Valley vineyards, the historic Santa Rita Vineyard and the world-renowned Concha y Toro Vineyard, on a private tour aboard a comfortable vehicle. Discover an amazing range of wines from these two famous vineyards in the closest Chilean wine-making region to Santiago, which is also the birthplace of the Chilean wine industry with vines growing here over the past 150 years. Visit the Santa Rita Vineyard first, which dates back to the 1880s and plays an important role in Chilean history as the site of one of the battles during the War for Independence. Admire the old hacienda-style Estate house and enjoy your wine while you stroll through the old cellars. You will see the grape variety garden, vineyards, winemaking and cellaring facilities, and the bottling process. The tour ends with a tasting of Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. After the first tasting, you can visit the neighboring “Museo Andino”, Andean Museum, which contains a special collection of pre-Columbian pottery, textiles and other artefacts. You then continue through the Maipo Valley to the town of Pirque where you can enjoy a local lunch. Then, head to the internationally-renowned Concha y Toro Vineyard, which dates back to 1883. Walk around the gardens of the summer residence of the Concha y Toro family, discover the variety garden, visit their cellars and taste a selection of three of their fine wines.

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Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Winery Private Tour

8. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Winery Private Tour

Enjoy the comforts of a private tour as you visit the colorful coastal cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar and make a stop for wine tasting at a renowned vineyard.  The tour begins with your hotel pick up and then a 1.5-hour journey to the Chilean coastline. Drive along the coast in Concón, known for its seaside restaurants and surf shops.  Pass by the impressive Concón Sand Dunes where we will have panoramic views of Valparaiso Harbor.  The tour continues through the popular beach town of Reñaca where on most days we will spot sea lions lying on the coastal rocks. Afterward, then drive through Viña del Mar, Chile’s “Garden City,” where you will see the city’s landmarks, including the Flower Clock and Casino, a “Moai” statue from Easter Island, as well as the city’s pristine beaches. Finally each the main destination, Plaza Sotomayor, the heart of Valparaiso. Ride up an old funicular to Concepcion and Alegre Hills. Bohemian and colorful, Valparaiso’s maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. You will discover something new at every turn – a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery, or some little gastronomic ‘find’.  Revel in the architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Stroll along its narrow streets, climb its endless staircases, and enjoy panoramic views from its many lofty lookout points. After exploring Valparaiso, travel inland to the Casablanca Valley to the Casas del Bosque Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. Today, Casas del Bosque is one of the most important wineries in Chile. In 1993, a family of Italian descendants established the winery. The large old pine and olive trees, and small white houses of adobe, define the name “Casas del Bosque” (Houses of the Forest).  Currently, the vineyard has 580 acres of planted vines, exclusively dedicated to the production of cool-climate varieties of wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. One of Casas del Bosque’s biggest strengths is its soil. In the hills, red clay composites of volcanic origin sit on top of decomposed granite layers formed 110 million years ago beneath the Pacific Ocean. This soil gives their wines the unique characteristic sea salt flavor.  Casas del Bosque has gained great prestige over the years and in 2010 became the Best Vineyard to Visit in Chile. Enjoy an informative tour, browse their gift shop, and relax in their outdoor lounge area before heading back to Santiago

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Portillo Ski Resort and Lagoon Private Trip from Santiago

9. 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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Santiago: 4-Hour Private Night Tour with Dinner and Show

10. Santiago: 4-Hour Private Night Tour with Dinner and Show

Enjoy pickup at your hotel in Santiago. Depending on the option chosen, first drive to either the top of San Cristobal Hill to take in the panoramic views of the illuminated city or drive to Santa Lucía Hill to discover where the city was born and panoramic views of the downtown area. Return towards the civic center and see sights, such as La Moneda Palace, Plaza de la Constitucion, the Municipal Theater and Central Market. Head uptown to explore the heart of Santiago's acclaimed dining scene. End the night with dinner at a typical Chilean restaurant and watch a traditional dance show as you dine.

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What people are saying about Santiago

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This was a wonderful tour for our first full day in Chile. After a very long travel day we booked this trip with Sean from Dream Chile Tours. We got to see a small winery Bodegas RE and it was stunning and so informative. We really enjoyed the wine and conversation. We also got to see a larger winery for contrast. It was neat to see the wine making on different production scales. We also got to head to the beach to see the waves and ships. We had lunch in the town of Pomaire after the wineries and our trip to the beach. We love the souvenirs we picked out and lunch was so delicious. Definitely book this tour it was a perfect day and so relaxing. This company is great we needed up booking two additional days when we arrived back in Santiago.

The process from booking to dropping us off at our hotel at the end was done without fuss, and hassle free. Our guide was engaging and our driver was professional. We thought the vineyard guide was at times a little hesitant, but was able to provide a reasonable overview of the workings of the vineyard. Surprised the vineyard only offered shipping to the USA as we would have liked to order some cases for Europe.

Excellent experience, very interesting places and tours. During the tour you learn about many topics, local traditions as well as the visiting points.

Super nice guys who give you interesting and additional information about the city and the history over Chili. To learn the town you have to do this.

The guide was smart, witty and very positive thru the entire tour. Our driver was careful and friendly. A lot of helpful information was given.