Luxury Central Valley Experience
Travel from Santiago, visiting beautiful wineries and tasting the most delicious wines in each of the wine valleys along the route. You will also enjoy great views of the Andes, beautiful scenery, and regional cuisine, while visiting local villages close to Santiago.
Day 1: Maipo Valley
In the Maipo Valley you will find Chile’s oldest and finest wineries. Many keep their cellars just as they were when first established in the 19th century. The red wine produced in this region is world renowned.
09:00 am Check out from your Hotel in Santiago and drive 45 minutes to visit Perez Cruz Winery, an exclusive vineyard that produces top quality red wines. The winery it is characterized by its modern wine cellar inserted in the Chilean countryside – Continue to Santa Rita Winery. There we will visit the old cellar, the Andean Museum, which has a valuable private collection of archeologically pieces and pre-Columbian arts and crafts and enjoy a gourmet lunch at the winery’s restaurant accompanied by their wines – Head next to Colchagua Valley, located 2,5 hours ride to the South – Check in and dinner at Clos Apalta Residence (Relais & Chateaux) (L, D)
Day 2: Colchagua Valley
Similar to the Maipo Valley, this is a region where some of the best “big” red wines are produced, including Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot.
After breakfast, tour and premium wine tasting at Clos Apalta winery, including family’s wine cellar. Wine Spectator magazine as wine of the Year and “Top 100” Clos Apalta 2005 – Gourmet lunch at Clos Apalta Residence – Continue to Neyen Winery, one of the oldest carmenere vineyards in Colchagua Valley, you will enjoy a private visit and premium wine tasting – Then it’s on to our final destination, Colchagua Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum of Chilean history with a collection of Latin America colonial art and explore the artisan shops – maybe you will want to buy an authentic chupalla, Chilean cowboy hat! – and taste a delicious local pastry made with caramel and meringue – Return to the Clos Apalta Residence and dinner (B, L,D)
Day 3: Colchagua Valley
After breakfast, morning at leisure at the Hotel – Check out and gourmet lunch – Depart for Vik winery, a luxury wine resort in Cachapoal Valley, there you will enjoy a private visit and premium wine tasting – relax at the Hotel and dinner at the Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 4: Cachapoal Valley
After breakfast, enjoy a morning at leisure at the Hotel – Check out and gourmet lunch – Continue to Altair winery, one of the Chile’s beautiful vineyards and facilities, private visit and wine tasting – Depart for Santiago and end of the tour (B, L)
B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
The program includes:
- Private transportation
- Bilingual guide/driver
- All entrance fees at the wineries and wine tasting
- 3 nights at ***** Double Suite Room
- 3 breakfasts
- 4 lunches with premium wines
- 3 dinners with premium wines
- Entrance fee to Santa Cruz Museum
- Wine regions map to keep & mineral water
The program does not include:
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such laundry, communications, and others not indicated in the program
- Tips at the Clos Apalta Residence and Vik Hotel
BILINGUAL LOCAL GUIDES
Our Bilingual guides will be fluent in English and Spanish with several years of experience in tourism.
WINE EXPERT GUIDE AND TRIP PLANNER
Karen Gilchrist is a graduate of the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences of the Sorbonne University in Paris and the holder of diplomas in wine tasting, tourism and marketing from the London Chamber of Commerce and the British Industry Examinations Board, accomplishments during her eight years of residence in Europe. Her experience in connection with wine routes include in USA (California, Oregon, Long Island), France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile.
Karen organized Chile’s first ever Carmenere event, which was attended by the national and international press. In addition to guiding she is also a wine tourism consultant in Chile and abroad.
BEFORE YOU LEAVE YOUR COUNTRY
If you are a US or European citizen, a visa is not required to enter Chile. Please remember to keep the tourist card that will be given to you at immigration upon arrival, you will need it to leave the country. Citizens of other countries, check with your Embassy or Consular office for further information.
EMERGENCY CONTACTS & DELAYS EN ROUTE
Please make sure the person you have designated as your emergency contact while you are on the trip has a copy of your air and land itinerary.
In the event you are delayed on route, contact the Emergency numbers below:
Karen Gilchrist at +56 99 5381177
Emergency phone: +56 99 278 1331
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL
Upon arrival in Santiago your guide will be waiting for you and assist you to transfer to your hotel. He will be holding a sign with your names.
Please review our Travel to Chile Information page for helpful tips that will make your stay in Chile the best it can.
2 persons: $4,000.00 p/p
4 persons: $3,500.00 p/p
6-8 persons: $3,300.00 p/p
Contact for larger group pricing
Please see General Conditions for details on registration, payments, cancellations, and more.