The Best of Central Chile

This itinerary highlights the heart and soul of central Chile: Amazing food and beautiful vineyards, cities, beaches, historical sites, and art are packed into this 7-day trip through the region. 



Starting from $3,863 per person based on four travelers

Overview

  • Pedal through vineyards on your way to a 115-year-old Carmenere vines.
  • Discover innovative wineries.
  • Awe at the beauties of a world heritage site.
  • Visit a mystical coastal town where the famous poet, Pablo Neruda, lived.
  • Cook with locals and enjoy local cuisine.
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Country information

CHILE

  • Best time to travel

    Best time to travel for this itinerary: Year round, but October through May are the least coldest months of the year.

  • Day 1

    Arrival and journey to the heart of Chilean wine country

    After your arrival in Chile, you’ll be taken to the eastern end of Colchagua, one of Chile’s most prominent wine valleys. Soak up the views of the incredible landscapes on the way to your beautiful hotel.

    Selected hotels

    • Noi Blend

      Noi Blend was formerly a manor house converted into an urban chic oasis in the relaxed countryside of Palmilla, just a few minutes away from the wine country.

  • Day 2

    Biking in the Colchagua Valley

    Now it’s time to head to Colchagua Valley, one of Chile’s most renowned wine regions. Taste full-bodied Carmeneres, racy Syrahs, and other exquisite wines. Pedal through vineyards on your way to 115-year-old Carmenere vines, where the winemakers have been crafting Bordeaux-style blends since the 19th century. You’ll then embark on a 9-mile bike ride to one of the area’s most respected wineries.  Enjoy a wine-pairing lunch before heading back to your hotel for the rest of the afternoon.

  • Day 3

    Coastal winds and wines

    On day 3 you’ll discover one of the most daring and innovative wineries in the country as you cruise along Ruta de Fruta towards the coastal San Antonio Valley. Taste award-winning gewürztraminers and sauvignon blanc, and have a delicious lunch at a winery tucked amongst hundreds of acres of vineyards. To top it all off, you’ll visit the mystical Isla Negra where  the famous poet, Pablo Neruda, lived. Tonight you’ll relax at your hotel in Algarrobo, Isla Negra’s quaint neighboring town.

    Selected hotels

    • Winery hotel

      In a tranquil neighborhood dotted with trees, this elegant hotel is a 5-minute walk from Los Tubos Beach and 10 km from Casa Museo Isla Negra, the shiplike home and burial site of the poet Pablo Neruda.

  • Day 4

    Biking in Casablanca Valley

    Enjoy cycling over rolling hills as you stop by some of the finest wineries in the area. The coastal breeze, an ideal temperature for cool-climate reds and crisp whites, will be comforting as you bike through back roads and the town of Casablanca.

  • Day 5

    Discover the beauties of a World Heritage Site.

    Today you’ll discover Valparaiso, or Valpo as the locals call it. This bohemian and artsy town gives off great vibes and hosts wonderful architecture and culture. Sit down for lunch at a family-run restaurant that serves the best food in the area -- fresh and local.  You’ll then head back to Santiago, Chile’s vibrant capital.

    Selected hotels

    • Singular Hotel Lastarria

      Nestled on a quiet street in the bohemian Lastarria neighborhood, this elegant hotel is known for its excellent service and great food. Best of all, the hotel has a beautiful terrace with a pool and a great city view.

    • Magnolia Hotel

      This small boutique hotel is a renovated 1920s mansion in Santiago’s historic center. This hotel’s warm colors make it a cozy and relaxing option for any traveler. Centrally located and walking distance to many attractions, bars, and restaurants, it’s a perfect hub for any traveler looking for tasteful simplicity.

  • Day 6

    Hike the path less travelled, Cajon del Maipo

    Cajon del Maipo is a breathtaking, natural retreat near Santiago. Hike through verdant and rugged terrain and enjoy this town’s tranquility.  An oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city, Cajon del Maipo is a truly relaxing town.

  • Day 7

    Cooking with locals and adios, Chile

    Amble through Santiago's central market and buy fresh ingredients with your chef as you prepare to collaborate in cooking a traditional Chilean meal. Enjoy your day relaxing at this home at the foot of the looming mountains, sipping on freshly made pisco sours. In the afternoon you will take your flight back home. 

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    *Your journey will be customized based on your travel time, interests and budget.


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