Discover the wild landscapes of the Andes Mountains, then enjoy wine tasting in the Maipo Valley on this full-day tour from Santiago. Wind your way through the mountains to the Valle Nevado ski resort at 9,840 feet (3,000 meters) and enjoy views of the sacred peak of El Plomo. After lunch in Santiago (not included), enjoy a tour of the Aquitania winery and vineyards, where you can opt to indulge in an expert-led wine tasting.
Andes mountains and vineyard day trip from Santiago
Drive to the Andean mountaintop at Valle Nevado ski resort with a local guide
Frolic in the snow (May-Sept) and enjoy fresh mountain air with amazing views
Tour the wine cellar and beautiful vineyard at Aquitania
Learn about Maipo Valley wines and taste the varietals (tasting – own expense)
Enjoy lunch in a traditional countryside restaurant (own expense)
Snacks, bottled water and round-trip transport from Santiago included
High rating as everything was easy from booking our tour online to being picked up on time (actually a little earlier but not so much that we were rushing around), to being dropped off at the end of the day.
Our tour guide was lovely, friendly and well knowledgeable about the tour and locations, who also gave us a little gift pack that was helpful on the tour and a momentum to take home. Our driver was friendly as well and very good at driving the narrow roads. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and recommend this if you are in Santiago for a short time as we were only in Santiago for 3 days and this tour is a must.
Char and Corrie
A great way to see the Andes if you don't have much time in Santiago. Views on the drive and from the ski resort are great. Our guide Tessa was great and told us lots about Santiago and South America. The winery in the afternoon was very picturesque and almost historic. An enjoyable day!