CITY TOUR + CONCHA Y TORO WINE TOUR
We Start from your hotel in order to go sightseeing in Santa Lucia Hill, Civic Quarter, historic Santiago,
Government palace the mint, Main Square, Cathedral, City Hall Building, National Historical Museum.
Just if you are willing to visit the Saint Cristobal Hill, the entrance fee must be paid by you .
Then we´ll cover the uptown financial district. In the end. we stop in one of the most prestigious handicraft store and you´ll taste the typical national drink Pisco Sour.
Then we suggest the traditional Vaquita Echá in Pirque or the traditional Central Market in Santiago for lunch.( at your own expense).later you will head for Concha y Toro vineyards.
Visitors will gladly be received in Don Melchor Square by a Guide inviting you to enjoy the panoramic view accompanied by a glass of wine, with it in the hand the visitors walk through the old park, going back in time by appreciating the Pirque Casona (Big house) ,Concha y Toro Family´s residence.
Remarkable place where the major wines company ,in our country, emerged more than 100 years ago.
In the Pirque vineyards you´ll be informed on vides, technological and cultural management which stand for a first quality industrial output.
Concha y Toro invites you a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon, while you´re witnessing the old legend inside the old facilities. Once the tour is finished, we go back to your hotel.
Passengers will be picked up at thier hotels, to star the ascend of the Cordillera de las Andes, 60 km from Santiago, on a sinuous road, with about 40 curves. First we are going to arrive to Farellones, which is one of the ski centers of the central zone, the trip will last about 2 hours. Here we will have the chance to admire 2700 mts.summits cover by snow. We also are going to visit other famous ski center called El Colorado.Our ascend will continue for about 20 more curves to Valle Nevado.
This center is located at 3000 mt. from the sea level. Also it is the seat of important international snowboad competitions, that have place every year. We will have time to enjoy this very passionate winter sports.
Later you can have lunch ( which be account by each passanger)
At noon we will arrive to yor hotel.
PORTILLO AND INCA´S LAGOON
We start the wonderful trip through the intermediate depression majestically capped with the Andes mountains range to reach Portillo and its unique Inca´s Lagoon.
We´ll get the Chacabuco Monument, historical site where a battle for Chile´s independence took place in 1817, then we´ll cross a tunnel bordering on next region.
Later we will meet with the Aconcagua Mount in the background and along the road the old Andean railway will get together with us. Small towns, mining camps, glaciers and the impressive Andes mountains can be seen from Rio Blanco.
We will become witness of how the man built protective passageways as shelters from avalanches occurring in the winter season. Then time for lunch at visitors own expense but not before marveling at how imposing the Inca´s lagoon is. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.