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Colchagua: Private Full-Day Sky Diving and Wine Tasting Tour

1. Colchagua: Private Full-Day Sky Diving and Wine Tasting Tour

Experience a three-hour drive in a private vehicle to Santa Cruz, capital of the Colchagua Wine Valley, and arrive at Santa Cruz Vineyard. You will meet a team of trained professionals dedicated to practicing skydiving in Chile while adhering to the highest safety standards. The team has pilots and instructors who have received certification from Chiles DGAC (General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics) and the USPA (United States Parachute Association). No previous experience is necessary as the team will provide all the instructions you will need. Then, you will board the aircraft on the vineyard's very own landing strip and fly to an elevation of 4,000 meters (13,000 feet). It's finally time to take the plunge and experience accelerated tandem freefall with your instructor. At 200 kilometers per hour (125 miles per hour), you will have 45-60 seconds of pure adrenaline. Take a look at the stunning views of the Andes Mountains to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the wine vineyards, and the entire length of Chile will be visible. The team at Paracaidismo Chile will make you feel comfortable and deliver their service in the best possible way so that you have a great time and memories for a lifetime. The cameraman will record your jump so that you can take the video home and show your friends and family about the incredible adventure you had in Chile. After the sky diving experience, it is time to relax and celebrate your accomplishment. You will have time to have lunch at the vineyard restaurant. Explore the vineyard and enjoy a tasting of Santa Cruz Vineyard wines in the heart of Chiles Central Valley 100 miles from Santiago - one of the countries most famous wine regions, the Colchagua Valley in the center of Chilean wine. Jesuit missionaries planted vineyards shortly after the Spanish conquest in the mid-16th century. The late-nineteenth-century mining boom brought wealth and noble grapes of French origin. The region is well-known for producing award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and Carmenere. During the tour of the vineyard, you will learn how to differentiate their vines. Then, you will continue to their winery to enjoy the tasting of their Gran Reserva wines. Afterward, you will take a gondola to the top of Chaman Hill overlooking the vineyard. You will walk through an open-air exhibit of Chiles pre-Columbian cultures, learning how the Aymara, Mapuche, and Rapa Nui cultures lived in harmony with nature and their environment through rituals and beliefs. You will also meet their guides, Machi and Chaman, who inspired the vineyard wines. There will even be some alpacas.

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