How to explore Chilean wine country in 6 days.

Why Chile?

Santiago, Chile’s capital city, sits surrounded by outskirt vineyards and the towering Andes Mountains. Its 18th-century cathedrals and neoclassical museums give way to pristine beaches and an electric nightlife. The city is within a few hours’ drive of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Grapevines were first planted in the Casablanca Valley, about an hour’s drive northwest of Santiago, in the mid-1980s during the revitalization of the Chilean wine industry. The valley has earned praise for its sauvignon blanc and chardonnay grapes, as well as the pinot noir variety, which thrives in the cool climate.

Check out this ideal itinerary for exploring the many vineyards as well as experiencing the rich culture, history, and beautiful landscape.  

Day 1

  • Arrive at the airport and check into your hotel.  It's best to find a hotel in the Las Condes district.  
  • Get a taste of Chilean food and have dinner at Tacora
  • Unpack and rest for tomorrow's busy day.  

 

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Day 2

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Day 3

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • Full-day tour of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso
  • Stop at the Vina Veramonte, located in the Valley of Wines of Casablanca, for a wine tasting.
  • Have lunch overlooking the ocean at the Chez Gerald restaurant
  • Return to your hotel to rest up and get dressed for an evening out.  
  • Enjoy dinner at the Bali Hai Restaurant and a folkloric show that includes a variety of cultural dances
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Day 4

  • Breakfast in your hotel
  • Visit Isla Negra, including the museum that contains the final resting place of poet Pablo Neruda.
  • Take a tour of Vina Undurraga stopping along at the vineyards, gardens and underground cellars, 
  • Have lunch at the famous La Fuente de mi Tierra in Pomaire
  • Hydrate and rest from all of the wine drinking.  
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Day 5

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Day 6

A day of leisure...after all this is a vacation

Prepare/pack for your return trip home (or your next destination)