If you are looking to discover Chile and get an introduction to Chilean wine, this exclusive Winerist package is perfect for you.
Day 1: Upon arrival, you will be picked up from the airport and transported to Magnolia Hotel, a seamless fusion of the city's past and its future, offering historic beauty together with luxe accommodations, a gourmet restaurant, and a pitch-perfect location at the foot of the Cerro Santa Lucia hilltop park. You will be staying in the perfect area to explore Santiago!
In the evening you will be picked up from the hotel to be officially introduced to Chilean wine. Enjoy a wine tasting of outstanding Chilean wines, in a recognised winebar. Then move to a stylish restaurant, acclaimed by specialised gastronomic critics. There you will have an exquisite tasting dinner with the best of the pairings. End the evening in an innovative cocktail bar, considered the best in town.
Day 2: After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and transported to Colchagua Valley. Colchagua is one of the valleys that has crowned Chile as one of the world’s first-class producers of premium wines. Here you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best red wines of the country and get to know Santa Cruz, a city full of Chilean traditions and flavors.
You will be staying at Viña La Playa Hotel & Winery, a boutique hotel surrounded by 321 acres of vitis vinisfera, on the Tinguiririca Riverbank, the main river of the Colchagua Valley. The rest of the day is at leisure, and dinner is included, at Tinguiririca restaurant.
Day 3: Prepare yourself to get to know one of the most traditional wine valleys in Chile and its world recognised wines. Tasting Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and the lost grape of Bordeaux, called Carmenere, will be part of your exciting day.
Start with a visit to a well known vineyard with amazing views and a spectacular barrel room, and then finish tasting some of their finest wines.
Continue the tour in a very different place, a boutique winery, where you will visit the 1890 cellar, the oldest one in the area. After that you will enjoy a countryside picnic, especially designed to admire the beautiful setting in a relaxed environment.
Back at the hotel, enjoy dinner at Tinguiririca restaurant.
Day 4: Today you will have the day at your disposal. It is recommended you explore the vineyard, bike around the countryside or book a table in some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the area, like Fuegos de Apalta or Rayuela Wine & Grill. Your lunch or dinner is included at Tinguiririca restaurant.
Day 5: A private car will pick you up to take you to Las Majadas de Pirque hotel, located in the Maipo Valley, near Santiago. This place, that perfectly combines tradition and modernity, is an invitation to relax, disconnect and reconnect. Las Majadas is composed by a century year old palace, a modern hotel with an amazing restaurant and a 20 acres’ park that contains more than a thousand perennial trees. Don’t miss trying the different wines from the wine list, which gathers the best wine selection from the Maipo Valley.
Before dinner, you will learn how to prepare your own cocktails. Make delicious drinks in a pleasant atmosphere and unique environment. At Las Majadas you will be taught how to prepare the best drinks with an experienced bartender, on a journey where you will discover different aromas and flavors. Dinner is included after the activity.
Day 6: Today, you will visit one of the best-preserved nature reserves in central Chile, Rı́o Clarillo National Park. Hike on a two-hour trail through magical sclerophyll forests, and discover a wide variety of flora and fauna, such as the condor, Chilean iguana, Andean fox, puma or southern grumbler lizard.
The trail ends at a viewpoint where you will be able to see the Rı́o Clarillo Valley, before heading to a local vineyard owned by the Alyan family, which showcases their warmth and passion for wine, where you will taste three premium wines, each with a unique aroma and flavour, together with an exquisite cheese board.
Day 7: After breakfast and depending on your flight schedule you will be transported to Santiago Airport.
- Activities as described in the itinerary
- Winery visits and wine tastings as per itinerary
- Transportation (Spanish speaking drivers)
- 6-nights accommodation in amazing boutique hotels in Chile (Magnolia, Viña La Playa & Las Majadas de Pirque)
- Meals as per itinerary
- Daily breakfast
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- English speaking guide
- Meals and activities not detailed in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses