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Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

1. Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

Take an elevator into the clouds as you ascend Santiago's iconic Sky Costanera skyscraper. Holding the title of Latin America's tallest building, a ride up to the 61st floor is a must for all visitors to Santiago. Look out over miles of Chilean landscapes from the observation deck — a heart-stopping moment not to be forgotten. Dominating the skyline, the Sky Costanera structure towers over the financial district at a staggering 980 feet. Feel the world at your feet and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding Andes mountains with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas at your disposal. By day or by night, the experience is picture-perfect. Take the time to look at the maps and through the deck's telescopes to find Santiago's major landmarks. If you have the time, watch the sun set behind the mountains for an extra dose of the awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping.

From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

2. From Santiago: Valle Nevado and Farellones Small Group Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel (available from the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Santiago Centro) at around 07:30 to 08:30 AM, depart Santiago and journey to the beautiful ski resort of Farellones. Nestled in a small valley in the Andes Mountains, Farellones was the first ski center to open in Chile and continues to attract skiers of all abilities. Take a scenic 2-hour drive along a mountain road to get wonderful views of the mountains. During the winter, benefit from the chance to stop to rent snow gear (at your own expense), and learn more about the historical aspects of how this little community works during the winter season. Continue for approximately 45 minutes to La Parva Ski Center, considered the most exclusive ski resort in the region. Then, go to El Colorado Ski Center to hit the slopes, and take part in activities such as zip-lining, tubing, riding a cable car and snow sledding. If you prefer, relax in the lodge and enjoy lunch (at your own expense) overlooking the snow-capped mountains. Return to Santiago and get dropped of at approximately 06:00 PM.

From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

3. From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in Santiago and travel 120 km towards the Pacific Ocean to discover the cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Spend your day in two of the most famous cities in Chile with their very different in characteristics. First, stop at the multicolored port city of Valparaíso, where you will learn its history and discover why it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk among the valleys and discover the poetic, artistic, and historic characteristics of the city. Stop at some lookouts, squares, and have the chance to take a couple pictures of the sea lions at the port. From there, the tour will continue to Viña del Mar - a more sophisticated town with resorts, casinos and luxurious neighborhoods. Here, you will have the chance to eat lunch and visit the main sights of the city, such as the beach, the flower clock, and a Moai brought from Easter Island. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Santiago.

Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

4. Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

Admire the stunning massifs, estuaries and rivers of the Andes Mountains on a full-day tour of the Cajon del Maipo. Depart Santiago and journey to San Jose de Maipo as you hear the folklore of the area from your English-speaking guide. Head towards the volcano and see small towns such as Las Vertientes, El Canelo, El Manzano, El Melocoton and San Alfonso. Learn the history of the Tinoco Tunnel as you make your way along a dirt road to the large lake of Embalse del Yeso. Stop at the reservoir to enjoy a picnic style snack with cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine and more.  Start back towards Santiago at around 3:00 PM and get dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6:00 PM.

Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

5. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your accommodation, from where you will board a coach destined for the coastal towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Once in Valparaiso, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will embark on a panoramic tour of the port and Plaza Sotomayor (Sotomayor Square). Following your tour, you will ascend to the summit of the Concepción and Alegre Hills using traditional elevators. You will then take a break for lunch, during which time you can enjoy some Chilean cuisine at your own expense. Your next stop will be to Viña del Mar, which is known as the "Garden City" for its plethora of greenery. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit a coastal area to observe some sea lions, before traveling to your final stop, the Casablanca Valley. There, you can sample wines at the Indomita Vineyard, before returning to Santiago in the early evening.

Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

6. Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

Explore the vineyards and the wine cellars of the renowned winery of Cousiño Macul. Discover the Chilean wine-making tradition as you get acquainted with the history of the winery and wine production. At the end of your tour, taste some of the delicious wines produced here.  The tour begins in the outdoor area where the winery guide will explain the grapes that produce the best wines - Finis Terrae and Lota. Learn about the quality of the vineyard and the concept about how smaller the amount of grape clusters, the greater the concentration of its compounds. Continue through the winery with the largest barrels in Chile and in the world, made with Chilean oak and with a capacity for 30,000 liters, though no longer used are still a part of history. See many more elements and old pieces that were used for wine production and get to understand the differences between the old and modern-day production processes. Walk among the huge stainless steel barrels where the wine is processed today and visit the cellars that were built in the 19th century to see how and where the wine is stored. Before the end of the tour, you will partake in a tasting of some of Cousino Macul wines with some guidance on what to see, taste, and smell.

Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery 4–Hour Tour & Sommelier Class

7. Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery 4–Hour Tour & Sommelier Class

Explore the wine scene of Santiago at Concha y Toro Winery. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel and travel by climate-controlled van to the summer residence of the famous wine family. Walk through the gardens and park for a look at the exterior architecture, and continue past 26 types of grape in the Garden of Varieties. Visit the Old Pirque vineyard and get a panoramic view of the Maipo Valley. Move on to the wine cellar of Casillero del Diablo ("Devil's Locker") and listen as your guide tells the history of the area. Enjoy 3 wine tastings before meeting a sommelier to taste 4 premium wine brands served with a selection of cheeses. 

From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer

8. From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer

Concha y Toro is Latin America's leading wine producer, with exports to 170 countries. The vineyard was founded in 1883 by Chilean politician and businessman Melchor de Concha y Toro. The winery is the producer of the famous Casillero del Diablo and offers iconic wines such as Don Melchor and Marques de Casa Concha. Following a pickup from your hotel in Santiago, embark on a 1.5-hour drive to the Vineyard. Once you've arrived, you will meet your guide who will give you a tour in your selected language. Your guide will walk through the beautiful gardens of the 19th-century summer residence of the Concha y Toro family. Enjoy around 30 minutes of free time to visit the wine shop and see the variety of local products offered by Concha y Toro. Explore the Grape Variety Garden, where you will find around 26 varieties of grapevines and have a stunning panoramic view of the Maipo Valley. Visit the wine cellars, including the centenarian Casillero del Diablo, the birthplace of the wine legend, and learn how the legend formed the worldwide famous brand. Taste a selection of three wines throughout this 1-hour tour and receive a gift wine glass before being transfered back at your hotel.

From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

9. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

Benefit from pickup in Santiago and then journey to the Maipo Valley to sample different wines from the acclaimed wine growing region. You will visit 2 or 3 wineries and taste some of the best wines in Chile. Learn more about the wine-making process and explore the historic cellars of wine estates, such as Concha y Toro, Santa Rita, Aquitania, Undurraga, or Cousiño Macul. Get a wine glass as a keepsake and compare the difference between the vineyards, each with its own unique character. If option is chosen, enjoy lunch at a restaurant before continuing with your wine tasting experience. Choose the option to get dropped off at your hotel or a location in central Santiago, if you would like to visit the Costanera Center complex.

Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Barbecue Experience

10. Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Barbecue Experience

After pickup, make your way out of Santiago to the surroundings of the city to an area called Cajon del Maipo. You will drive through the city center of the small town of San Jose del Maipo where you will learn the history of the development of the city. You will continue and go inside the Tinoco Tunnel to hear some stories of what happened inside. At the Cajon del Maipo you will make a stop at a beautiful waterfall called Bride's Veil where you can take amazing pictures. From there, head to the main attraction of the day, also known as Valle de Colina hot springs. Take advantage of the outdoor natural pools that have temperatures ranging between 24 and 55 Celsius degrees to take a dip and relax in the mineralized waters that come from the San José volcano. Enjoy your time in the hot waters while admiring the beautiful surrounding landscape and sipping on a cocktail. Before going back to Santiago, visit a traditional mountain village settlement where you will meet the locals and learn more about their daily lives. There will be plenty of time to interact with their animals and enjoy a traditional Chilean BBQ, with Chilean wine and whiskey. Return to Santiago and drop-off at your hotel.

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It was an exotic and authentic excursion, we had an incredible day! The landscapes were breathtaking and the different stops during the day were greatly appreciated because we were able to be welcomed by the local inhabitants. The 2 guides were professional and took great care to offer us an unforgettable experience. A big thank-you!! Sonia and Romy It was an authentic excursion, we had an amazing day! Landscapes were beautiful and the local population welcomed us. The two guides were professional and they did everything to give us an unforgettable experience. Thank you so much! Sonia and Romy

A great way to experience Santiago and get a lay of the land on your first couple of days in the city. I highly recommend Caroline, who was super knowledgeable and fun and easy going. They craft the experience based on your interest, so a great way to enjoy and take in the city.

It was a great experience. El servicio fue súper bueno. Me buscaron al departamento donde estaba hospedada en las Condes. No todos los operadores lo hacen. El servicio y amabilidad del guia extraordinario. Súper recomendado

Muy atento el personal! Muy agradable el ambiente y la cafetería excelente.

The place is amazing! An outstanding piece of nature. Definitely worth it!