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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: Santiago
Meet and greet your guide at the Santiago airport and private transfer to the Singular Hotel, which is located in a charming and quiet residential neighborhood close to restaurants and shops – Afternoon at leisure – In the evening, before our welcome dinner, we will go over the trip itinerary and have an introduction to the Chilean wine regions, including Organic & Bio-dynamic agriculture, given by a wine expert – Overnight at the Singular Hotel Santiago (D)
Day 2: Santiago Fruits Market and Organic Farm
After breakfast, depart from your hotel for a city tour through Santiago’s historic downtown and surrounding areas. Visit one the most colorful and interesting food markets in Central Santiago. Your local guide will be showing you some of the distinctive vegetables and fruits of Chile – Continue to the town of Pirque (20 miles from Santiago), where we will visit an organic farm, ecological school and a 19th century villa. After a gourmet lunch, we will take a tour of the farm to see how their goat cheese is made; visit the organic vegetable garden and their beehives – Return to the Hotel in Santiago and free time to enjoy the hotel facilities and restaurants on your own – Overnight at the Singular Hotel Santiago (B, L)
Day 3: Maipo Valley
Today we will visit the Maipo Valley where 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.
We arrive for a private tour and organic wine tasting at De Martino winery, guide by the Martino’s winemaker. This is a Chilean-Italian family winery and pioneer producing organic and “Terroir” wines – Lunch at Santa Rita restaurant – Continue to Antiyal winery, a garage winery that produces top quality organic and biodynamic red – Return to the Hotel in Santiago and Overnight at the Singular Hotel Santiago (B, L)
Day 4: Aconcagua Valley & Valparaiso
Today we will visit Aconcagua Valley which is about 1 ½ hours ride from Santiago – We stop at Errazuriz winery where we will have a leisurely walk through the vineyards; this is a fun and easy trail – After our walk, we will enjoy an interesting tour of the cellar facilities and a tasting of Errázuriz’s wines, including Seña wine, the winery premium organic and bio dynamic wine follow by a private lunch at the winery – Depart for Valparaiso Port – Check in at Casa Higuera Hotel in Valparaiso – free time to enjoy the hotel facilities (Spa, restaurant, etc) on your own – Overnight at the Casa Higueras Hotel Valparaiso (B, L)
Day 5: Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys
Today we will visit the Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys are famous for its premium white wines and cool climate reds.
Our first shop is at Emiliana winery. This vineyard has developed organic and bio dynamic agriculture in all of its grapevines. It is enclosed in a small valley, sharing it with wild animals and birds – Gourmet lunch – Our trip continues to the San Antonio Valley where we will tour and enjoy a wine tasting at Matetic, an exclusive winery that makes fine wines from 100% organic grapes. During our stay you will see a Chilean hacienda and a modern wine cellar inserted in the natural surroundings with spectacular views of the vineyards – Check in, private dinner and overnight at the Matetic Guest House (B, L, D)
Day 6: Colchagua Valley
Today we drive south, about a 3 ½ hours ride to 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 – Lunch and check in at Residence Casa Lapostolle (Relais & Chateaux), follow by a private 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 – At leisure until your private dinner accompanied by Casa Lapostolle’s best wines (B, L, D)
Day 7: Colchagua Valley
After breakfast and check out, we will visit Neyen winery, one of Chile’s oldest vineyards and enjoy a private wine tasting of Neyen wine, an elegant Cabernet and Carmenere blend – Organic local lunch – Continue for a private tour and premium wine tasting at Altair winery where we can appreciate the spectacular views of the valley and The Andes Mountains – Continue to Santiago airport for the return flight home – End of the trip (B, L)
B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner
The program includes:
- Private transportation and airport transfers
- Bilingual expert guides
- City tour of Santiago
- All entrance fees and wine tasting at the wineries
- Introduction to Chilean wines and wine regions given by a wine expert
- 6 nights in luxury hotels (Suite/Superior double rooms)
- 6 breakfasts
- 6 lunches accompanied by wines
- 3 dinners accompanied by wines
- Wine regions map to keep & mineral water
- Tips at meals as indicated in the itinerary
The program does not include:
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such laundry, communications, and others not indicated in the program
- Payment of reciprocity tax for first-time visitors at the international airport
BILINGUAL LOCAL GUIDES
Your bilingual guides will be fluent in English and Spanish with several years of experience in tourism.
WINE EXPERT GUIDE & 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, 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 consultant in wine tourism 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.
Reconfirming Your Flights & Travel Arrangements
We recommend reconfirming your flights to Santiago at least 72 hours prior departure. Please finalize all your plans before you leave the U.S.
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 en 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: $6,000.00 p/p
4 persons: $5,000.00 p/p
6-8 persons: $4,500.00 p/p
Contact for larger group pricing
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