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Chile's Wine Country Extension

Exploring and Wine Tasting in the Colchagua Valley


Chile has some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Our extension brings you out to the Colchagua Valley, named by Wine Enthusiast as one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in 2012, to sample the wares of the boutique wineries. The region is noted for its full-bodied Cabernet, Carménère, Syrah, and Malbec wines.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago, where you are met for a transfer to your hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Santiago, visiting the historic Plaza de Armas, National History Museum, the Casa Colorado, once the residence of the colonial governor, and the stylish Providencia district. Also enjoy a trip to the top of Cerro San Cristobal for a good overview of the surrounding area. Overnight at Pullman Santiago El Bosque...meals on your own

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Day 2
Colchagua Valley Wineries

Meet your English-speaking guide for a private drive to the Colchagua Valley, one of Chile’s finest wine districts, about 2.5 hours from Santiago. Enjoy a visit and wine-tasting at the Casa Silva, one of the oldest vineyards of the valley, whose wine cellars are considered among the most beautiful in Chile. Lunch at the Viña Viu Manent, a winery nestled in the green hills of the valley. In the afternoon, visit the lovely Colchagua Museum in Santa Cruz, with its paleontology collection, pre-Columbian and Mapuche art, colonial exhibits, and antique carriages, riding gear, and wine-making implements. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday. Overnight at the Santa Cruz Plaza in the center of the small town of Santa Cruz...BL

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Day 3
Colchagua Valley Wineries

Enjoy another full day in the Colchagua Valley to enjoy world class wines. We begin at Viña Montes, whose steep hillsides provide grapes for the “Montes Alpha M,” “Montes Folly,” and “Purple Angel” labels. Its modern wine cellar was built and furnished according to the principles of Feng-Shui. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, continue to MontGras, where, with the help of an expert, you can create your own unique wine blend, bottle it, and take it home. At the family-owned Viña Bisquertt, tour the winery, which is surround by a large park with numerous native plants. Overnight at the Santa Cruz Plaza...BL

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Day 4

A private transfer brings you back to the airport in Santiago for departure on homeward-bound flights...B


Length: 4 days
Cost From: $1395  
Arrive: Santiago, Chile
Depart: Santiago, Chile
Lodging: 3 nights hotels
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Walking
Trip Level:

Cultural explorations and walking tours

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Chile, but there is a Reciprocity Fee that must be paid upon arrival.