Private Andean Adventure: Petroglyphs, Alpacas and Wine

Private Andean Adventure: Petroglyphs, Alpacas and Wine

Discover the essence of Chile

Tour type: Private , Duration: 8 Hours

Product ID: 59838
Description

Journey to the time of the inca! Discover rock drawings dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago, sip on some wine at San Esteban vineyard, and visit the largest alpaca farm in Chile with this private Andes adventure tour.
 
First, you will travel to the foothills of the Andes and stop at Paidahuén Archaeological Park. Paidahuén is an isolated hill located along the northern bank of the Aconcagua River in the rural town of San Esteban. At the top of Paidahuén, you can see slabs of large rocks adorned with petroglyphs. Full of symbolism and mystery, these rock drawings are the work of native populations dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago. The true meanings of the petroglyphs are unknown, but research has demonstrated that they were not made randomly.
 
From the top of the hill, you may ponder unanswered questions while taking the natural context into consideration. Specifically, the relationship between Paidahuén Hill and other peaks in the valley, the hill’s strategic positioning, and the prevalence of north-facing petroglyphs are some of the observations that can help understand the importance of this site.
 
Next, visit the nearby San Esteban Winery...

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Journey to the time of the inca! Discover rock drawings dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago, sip on some wine at San Esteban vineyard, and visit the largest alpaca farm in Chile with this private Andes adventure tour.
 
First, you will travel to the foothills of the Andes and stop at Paidahuén Archaeological Park. Paidahuén is an isolated hill located along the northern bank of the Aconcagua River in the rural town of San Esteban. At the top of Paidahuén, you can see slabs of large rocks adorned with petroglyphs. Full of symbolism and mystery, these rock drawings are the work of native populations dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago. The true meanings of the petroglyphs are unknown, but research has demonstrated that they were not made randomly.
 
From the top of the hill, you may ponder unanswered questions while taking the natural context into consideration. Specifically, the relationship between Paidahuén Hill and other peaks in the valley, the hill’s strategic positioning, and the prevalence of north-facing petroglyphs are some of the observations that can help understand the importance of this site.
 
Next, visit the nearby San Esteban Winery for a vineyard tour and tasting. San Esteban is a family-owned and operated producer of high-quality wines and table grapes. The vineyard exports to more than 20 countries.  Their grapes are planted along the banks of the Aconcagua River and on the surrounding hillsides. This geography creates a micro-climate ideally suited for wine and table grape production, with a soil quality that rivals the best wine-growing regions in South America.
 
After lunch at a nearby restaurant, venture to the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in Chile. Indulge in nature and discover this beautiful animal up close. You will see the entire alpaca wool production process and enjoy a broad selection of exclusive creations and handmade alpaca wool items that portray the patrimony and spirit of the Andean culture, which is the World of Alpaca.  
 
Please note: It is necessary to walk approximately 30 minutes to reach the petroglyphs at the summit of the hill. The climb is mostly gradual and can be done by a person of any age in good health.

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Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Group size
2 - 7
Languages
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Includes
  • Entry to Paidahuén Archaeological Park
  • Wine tour and tasting at San Esteban winery
  • Entry to Alpaca Farm
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch

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Organized by

Sean David

We are a boutique tour operator and are passionate about Chile and its fantastic wines. Our private tours are designed so that you have the ultimate tour experience in Chile. Our professional and experienced guides will take you off the beaten path on less-travelled roads to see the most beautiful vineyards, try delicious traditional food and drink, and learn about Chile’s history and culture.


Product ID: 59838

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