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Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago

Spend a day exploring the coastal towns of Central Chile on a leisurely day trip from Santiago. Travel through wine country, stopping for a sample before arriving in the 'Garden City' of Vina del Mar. Continue on to the bohemian town of Valparaiso and visit Pablo Neruda Museum before heading back to Santiago after a day of relaxed sightseeing.Depart for the central coast traveling through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. The latter is known for its recent success as a wine producing area and there is a stop to visit one of the vineyards and taste some Chilean wine (additional cost).Continue to the coast and visit the beach area of Renaca and the town of Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road.In the afternoon continue to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th-century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars). This area has been declared by UNESCO as patrimony of humanity due to its eclectic architecture and urban development.You may wish to visit the Pablo Neruda Museum which contains some of the poets collections, specifically related to the sea. The Museum is situated on one of the hills overlooking the bay offering fantastic sea views.At the end of the day you have the choice to return to Santiago with the group, or stay in Valparaiso for a little longer making your own way back to the city at your leisure. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Santiago City Sightseeing Tour

See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive introductory tour of Chile's capital city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this morning or afternoon 3.5-hour city tour is a well-rounded introduction to Santiago's famous sights, leaving you with time in the day free to explore the city on your own.Your group tour takes you through the main streets of Santiago's civic center with its many different architectural styles. You'll pass the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government; the Plaza de Armas, or main square, with its cathedral; the Museum of National History; and the Central Post Office.Your tour continues to the Parque Forestal, based on Paris' Champs-Elysees, the Fine Arts Museum and Santa Lucia Hill, where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541. You'll continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the San Cristóbal hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.Your tour concludes with a visit to the handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba. This attraction is closed on Mondays, when an alternative attraction is substituted. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Chilean Folklore Show and Dinner with Transport

Experience Chile like the locals do! When you come to Santiago, you simply have to enjoy a tasty Chilean meal. Whilst having your dinner, you'll be entertained with traditional dances and songs which have originated from various regions of Chile. This is a great introduction to the Chilean way of life!A dinner show experience which gives you the opportunity to enjoy Chilean food in a restaurant decorated in traditional South American style. The show consists of different examples of dances and costumes from the distinct regions of Chile. Hotel pickup and drop off is included. Choose between a shared transfer or travel in the comfort of a private vehicle to and from the show. The choice is yours! Click here to find out more about this deal!


Private Tour: Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago

Enjoy the services of your own personal guide on a private day trip exploring the coastal towns of Central Chile. Travel through wine country, stopping for a sample before arriving in the 'Garden City' of Vina del Mar. Visit the bohemian town of Valparaiso and the Pablo Neruda Museum before heading back to Santiago after a day of relaxed sightseeing.Depart for the central coast traveling through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. The latter is known for its recent success as a wine producing area and there is a stop to visit one of the vineyards and taste some Chilean wine. Continue to the coast and visit the beach area of Renaca and the town of Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road. In the afternoon continue to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th-century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars). This area has been declared by UNESCO as patrimony of humanity due to its eclectic architecture and urban development. You may wish to visit the Pablo Neruda Museum which contains some of the poets collections, specifically related to the sea. The Museum is situated on one of the hills overlooking the bay offering fantastic sea views. At the end of the day you have the choice to return to Santiago with the group, or stay in Valparaiso for a little longer making your own way back to the city at your leisure. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Cousino Macul and Concha y Toro Wineries Day Trip from Santiago

Discover the 'New World of Wine' in Chile and visit two of the oldest and most historic wineries in the country on a full day guided tour from Santiago. Chile has established itself as an emerging producer of great wines and today is your chance to visit some of the most popular wineries leading the way.Cousino Macul was founded in 1856 and is still owned and run by the direct  descendant's of Matias Cousino, the original founder. The cellars were built in the French style using 'cal y canto' - a mixture of egg white and lime as 'cement'. You will take a tour of the winery before sampling its produce. The winery is known for its red, particularly merlot.After a stop for lunch (additional cost) you'll continue your Chilean wine experience at Concha y Toro. Founded in 1883 by Don Melchor Concha y Toro, the winery is today the largest producer of export wines in Chile. Your tour takes in the landscaped gardens of the colonial house, the vineyards themselves as well as a full explanation of the wine making process, including the modern processing plant and the old cellars. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Private Tour: Santiago City Sightseeing

Ideal for first-time visitors to Santiago, this private guided tour is a well-rounded introduction to Santiago's famous sights. With a choice of a morning or afternoon tour, you'll have the rest of the day to explore Chile's capital city further on your own.Your tour takes you through the main streets of Santiago's civic center with its many different architectural styles. You'll pass the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government; the Plaza de Armas, or main square, with its cathedral; the Museum of National History; and the Central Post Office. Your tour continues to the Parque Forestal, based on Paris' Champs-Elysees, the Fine Arts Museum and Santa Lucia Hill, where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541. You'll continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the San Cristóbal hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background. Your tour concludes with a visit to the handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba. This attraction is closed on Mondays, when an alternative attraction is substituted. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Isla Negra and Pablo Neruda Museum Day Trip from Santiago

On this day trip from Santiago to the coastal town of Isla Negra you'll learn all about Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Visit his former home which now houses a collection of his works and artifacts from his life. You will also visit the small village of Pomaire, renowned for clay pottery.Depart your Santiago hotel in the morning and head towards the coast. Your first stop is in Pomaire, a small village where the locals use local clay to make a variety of dishes, pots and interesting sculptures amongst other handicrafts.Continue to Isla Negra, a small beachside community with a pretty beach backed by fragrant pine trees. Home to Chilean Nobel Prize for Literature winner Pablo Neruda, you'll visit the museum in his former home dedicated to his life. The architecturally eccentric building houses some of his collections, including bottles, figureheads from ships, shells and various other eclectic articles.After your visit of Pablo Neruda Museum, there will be time for lunch (additional cost) before returning to Santiago. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Private Wine Tour: Cousino Macul and Concha y Toro Wineries

See for yourself what the rest of the world has been talking about on a private full day trip to two of Chile's most famous wineries. With a private guide and transportation from Santiago, you can enjoy a leisurely day learning about Chilean wine at Cousino Macul and Concha y Toro wineries.Cousino Macul was founded in 1856 and is still owned and run by the direct descendant's of Matias Cousino, the original founder. The cellars were built in the French style using 'cal y canto' - a mixture of egg white and lime as 'cement'. You will take a tour of the winery before sampling its produce. The winery is known for its red, particularly merlot. After a stop for lunch (additional cost) you'll continue your Chilean wine experience at Concha y Toro. Founded in 1883 by Don Melchor Concha y Toro, the winery is today the largest producer of export wines in Chile. Your tour takes in the landscaped gardens of the colonial house, the vineyards themselves as well as a full explanation of the wine making process, including the modern processing plant and the old cellars. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Private Tour: Hacienda Los Lingues Horse Ranch

For a glimpse into the rural life of colonial Chile, there is no better place to visit than Hacienda Los Lingues. You'll enjoy a private full day tour from Santiago to the grounds, see a horse riding demonstration and have lunch at the ranch. This hacienda is a slice of history and well worth a visit during your Chilean escape.Depart from your Santiago hotel towards the south, traveling through the agricultural heartlands of central Chile. Arrive at Hacienda Los Lingues, one of the oldest horse breeding farms in Chile dating back to the 17th-century. Your visit includes a tour of the old manor house with its antique furniture, the chapel and the stables where the Chilean horses are bred.In the afternoon lunch is served under the trees of the colonial terrace, or in the dining room during winter. After lunch there will be a demonstration of Chilean horsemanship by the ranches well-trained horses and staff. For an additional cost payable on the day, you can ride, fish or mountain bike around the estate before returning to Santiago. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Private Tour: Portillo Ski Resort Day Trip from Santiago

Take a private day trip from Santiago to Portillo, one of the most well known ski resorts in Chile. Admire the spectacular Andes landscapes on the scenic drive, then spend the day enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery as your guide tells you the history and legends of the area, including stunning Inca Lake.Whether visiting in summer or winter, you will witness breathtaking views of Laguna del Inca from the Hotel Portillo. Simply stunning!Portillo is the oldest ski area in South America, and its history holds an important place in the legend of skiing. It is a history of adventurers and the Andes, and of dreams and accomplishments in the wonderful world of skiing.Depart from your Santiago hotel and head towards the town of Los Angeles, one of the major agricultural centers of the region. The drive is through the Aconcagua Valley, slowly climbing until the last stage known as 'los caracoles'. A series of hairpin bends climbing steeply to a height of 2.855 meters / 9 421 feet above sea level, where the Hotel Portillo and the ski resort are located, overlooking the Inca Lake.Your guide will tell you the legend of the Inca Lake and why the color of blue water is so striking. You are free to explore the ski resort at your leisure, and during ski season you may wish to take to the slops with equipment hire available (additional cost).The ski season is from June to August, but the hotel is open all year round. Click here to find out more about this deal!