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Andes Adventure Private Tour: Portillo, Inca Lagoon, San Esteban Vineyard

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    Pass By: Chile Dream Tours, Hernando de Aguirre 496, Suite 121A, Providencia, Santiago, Chile, Santiago 7500000 Chile

    After your hotel pick up, we set out on an adventure into the heart of the Andes Mountains. Admire the scenic surroundings as we head towards the town of Los Andes. On the way we pass by the Monument to the Battle of Chacabuco, which led to Chile’s Independence (Tours departing from Santiago only). First stop, Viña San Esteban. This vineyard is located on the mountainous, eastern edge of the Aconcagua Valley, and is a pioneer in hillside-vineyard planting, taking full advantage of the unique combination of rocky soil and solar exposure which creates grapes rich in structure and character. Here, we will have a tour of the vineyard followed by a tasting of their premium wines. After the vineyard, we continue deeper into the Aconcagua Valley into the middle of the Andes on a windy road known as “El Caracol” (The Snail), at an altitude of almost 8800 feet. You will feel your heart race with excitement as your driver expertly maneuvers sharp bends and curves. Aside from stunning mountain scenery on this tour, you will also be able to see ruins of the Inca Empire where llama caravans stopped to rest after a long trip on the Inca Trail. You will also get to observe the ruins of an intricate route of the Transandino Railway winding between tunnels through steep cliffs. Just miles away from the border with Argentina, we reach our final destination: “Laguna del Inca” (Inca Lagoon). Engross yourself in tales of the lagoon’s legendary past, learning of the myths and history behind this sacred body of water. On the lagoon’s edge is Portillo, the oldest ski resort in South America. Here, you can have lunch taking in the spectacular views of the glittering lagoon surrounded by the peaks of the Andes or we can stop for lunch on the way back down the mountain at a rustic countryside restaurant where you will have the chance to taste delicious traditional Chilean dishes.

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

    DURING THE WINTER MONTHS (MAY-SEPTEMBER), THE ROAD TO PORTILLO AND THE INCA LAGOON MAY BE CLOSED. AN ALTERNATE ACTIVITY WILL BE OFFERED.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from any location in Santiago
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    7h
    Inclusions
    • Multilingual Guide
    • Private Transport
    • Wine Tour & Tasting at San Esteban Vineyard
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Optional Gratuity for Guide
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum of 2 guests per booking is required
    • Free airport pick-up/drop-off on tour date
    • Minimum age of 18 to drink alcohol at the wine vineyard
    • Infant seats available
    • This tour is not available on the following dates due to San Esteban Vineyard being closed: January 1, September 18-19, December 25
    • 8 a.m. Departure Time
    • DURING THE WINTER MONTHS (MAY-SEPTEMBER), THE ROAD TO PORTILLO AND THE INCA LAGOON MAY BE CLOSED. AN ALTERNATE ACTIVITY WILL BE OFFERED.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    What an incredible day! It was our last day in Chile and it could not have been better… Beautiful sites, well planned day, so much to see and enjoy and drink in!!! Thank you Gen & Esteban!!!
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    Response from chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Andes Adventure Private Tour: Portillo, Inca Lagoon, San Esteban Vineyard
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thank you so much, Betsi! We really enjoyed having you as guests and are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. What great pics you took of the Inca Lagoon on the top of the Andes! Best regards, Sean
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    I highly recommend Chile Dream Tours. Communication via email was excellent. Chile Dream Tours exceeded my expectations. Their vehicle was very comfortable. Our guide, Sean was an excellent guide and an excellent driver which is essential on mountain roads. The Portillo Ski
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    Response from chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Andes Adventure Private Tour: Portillo, Inca Lagoon, San Esteban Vineyard
    Responded Nov. 22, 2019
    What a beautiful day with stunning views of the Inca Lagoon! And the weather cooperated with us, too! Glad you enjoyed the wine at San Esteban with the gorgeous backdrop of the Andes! Truly relaxing...what vacations are all about! Best regards, Sean Chile Dream Tours
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    My husband and I had an amazing day! Sean our guide stopped whenever he or we saw views of interest like condors flying. Portillo and the Inca Lagoon were like a painting. And St Esteban felt like we could of been in Tuscany but better because it is Chile of course! Angelina was
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    Response from chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Andes Adventure Private Tour: Portillo, Inca Lagoon, San Esteban Vineyard
    Responded Nov. 12, 2019
    Thanks so much, Gwen! It was a real pleasure being your guide. I am so glad you and Mark had a wonderful day...and even got to see some condors flying high in the mountains. Enjoy the bottles of wine you got from San Esteban Vineyard! Best regards, Sean
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    +1
    Our Andes tour was breathtaking to say the least. We began with a really intriguing tour of a beautiful Alpaca Farm, what cheeky animals they are and visited their exquisite store. Next was the Winery In Situ at San Esteban, we learnt a lot from our lovely guide and tasted some
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    Response from chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Andes Adventure Private Tour: Portillo, Inca Lagoon, San Esteban Vineyard
    Responded Oct. 8, 2019
    Thanks so much Kelly! It was a real pleasure serving as your guide. What an incredible day visiting the alpacas and meeting María, followed by the vineyard with Angelina, and then the Inca Lagoon at Portillo. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day in the Andes! - Best regards, Sean
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    We are sure the best way to discover the above locations is with Chile Dream Tours and Sean as your guide! Our day was perfect: We saw all attractions as discribed - but what we saw was much more than we expected. It was simply unbelievable, for example the top of the Aconcagua
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    Response from chiledreamtours, Customer Service at Andes Adventure Private Tour: Portillo, Inca Lagoon, San Esteban Vineyard
    Responded Sep. 27, 2019
    Dear Christian, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely and detailed account of your experience with us. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you back in Chile someday for more adventures. You have a friend in Chile! Best regards, Sean
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    Chile Dream Tours highly recommended!
    Our stay in Santiago was a unique one thanks to Chile Dream Tours and our guide, Sean. We took the two private
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    Rach J
    Brisbane, Australia
    137
    Exceptional tour of the city and added Alpaca Farm
    Chilean Dream Tours provided an excellent tour experience from start to finish. The booking and payment system was
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    Rach J
    Brisbane, Australia
    137
    Unexpected and beautiful city tour
    We originally chose this tour to fill in the day but were very surprised at how much we loved and enjoyed the
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    Rach J
    Brisbane, Australia
    137
    Excellent tour. Exceeded expectations.
    This tour was loved by the whole family. The scenery was spectacular and Sean, our tour guide gave us excellent
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    Playa7333
    10
    Fabulous Day
    We started our day when Esteban picked us up. He is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Next was a wonderful
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    Rayraymondlam
    Hong Kong, China
    20
    Fun in Chile Maipo Canyon: Horseback Ride and Wine Tour & Tasting
    Such a great tour. Our guide Sean is professional and have excellent service. We enjoy a lot. Highly recommended
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    Mike C
    Santiago, Chile
    32
    A Great Day that Exceeded Our Expectations
    We both had a wonderful day with Esteban as our guide who provided informative details everywhere we went. The
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    Clubglenn
    Sunshine Beach, Australia
    147103
    Great introduction to Santiago
    Spent about 6 hours with Daniel today, basically motoring around inner and outer Santiago in a very comfortable
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    casamama3
    dallas
    117
    Fantastic tour of the ocean communities
    Sean did a marvelous job of showing us the highlights of the countryside and Oceanfront communities of Valapariso
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    Ian S
    Montclair, New Jersey
    159
    Post-cruise tour of Santiago and Concha Y Toro Winery
    When you get of your cruise in San Antonio and your flight is not for another 10 hours, this is a great way to
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    Kerrie N
    Chantilly, Virginia
    259
    This tour made had something for everyone in my family
    This was a great tour for my family -- we had two teenagers with very different interests and this made both of
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    Kerrie N
    Chantilly, Virginia
    259
    Fascinating tour with excellent wine!
    We really enjoyed this tour with Chile Dream Tours. We started off early so we could be first in line at the Pablo
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    Kerrie N
    Chantilly, Virginia
    259
    Good overview of Santiago plus a bit of wine
    We did the tour at the very start of our Chile trip and we loved that we were able to squeeze in a great overview
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    Kerrie N
    Chantilly, Virginia
    259
    Excellent way to see as much as possible
    Everyone in our family (2 adults and 2 teenagers) enjoyed this tour. The drive along the coast to see the Sand
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    shelleysc0rner
    Houston, Texas
    15350
    Perfect Day in Santiago!
    We truly enjoyed our tour with Daniel. Picking us up promptly, as scheduled, in a clean, A/C van, he gave us a
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