Chile’s capital city is an exciting up-and-coming metropolis with endless opportunities to explore. It is also the perfect jumping-off point to experience the beauty and culture of Chile. This three-day tour will show you the best that Santiago and the surrounding area have to offer. In three days, you’ll discover the exciting and historic capital city, tour some of Chile’s most acclaimed vineyards, and explore the charming UNESCO world heritage city, Valparaíso. After just three days of exploring with local guides Elisa and Felipe, you’ll truly understand the magic and beauty of the country.
Day 1: Discovering Santiago
Today you will enjoy a city tour of Santiago that will take you to the highlights of the city. Visit exciting sights including panoramic views, Santiago's historic center, and the artistic Lastarria neighborhood. During this tour by foot and car, you’ll discover a exciting capital city with diverse neighborhoods that blend both the historic and modern in one.
Day 2: Tasting Chile’s Iconic Wines
It’s time to discover why Chile is so famous for its wine! Just outside of Santiago, you’ll reach one of the country’s most popular wine producing regions, the Casablanca Valley. Here, you will learn about the traditional and innovative techniques that make the country's wine so loved around the world. Join local guides and wine enthusiasts, Elisa and Felipe, as you tour two local vineyards, each with their own unique winemaking philosophies and techniques. At each vineyard, you will participate in a tasting, paired with Chilean cheeses and snacks. During a gourmet lunch, you will also enjoy the Chilean flavors paired with delicious local wine with the perfect day to experience the incredible flavors that Chile has to offer.
Day 3: Exploring the hills of Valparaíso
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Valparaíso is known for its unique architecture, lively culture, street art, and beautiful coastal setting. The inspiration of many artists and writers, the port city welcomes guests from around the world to experience its charm. Today, your local guides will take you to explore all of the city’s hidden gems. Visit the historic district, ride up one of the famous funiculars, and even tour the home of the world-renowned Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities. Please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, I’ve always had a passion for Chilean history. In fact, one of my favorite parts of being a guide is volunteering each year during “National Monuments Day,” where I get to teach locals facts that even they may not know about their city’s most historic buildings.
I first decided to become a guide because of my interest in world affairs, history, and intercultural exchange. I thought it would be a great way to meet people and learn about different countries, while also teaching them a bit about my own country. For the past six years, I’ve been doing just that. My job in tourism has given me the opportunity to work in the largest winery in Chile, where I led the training of other guides and helped host private events. During my time there, I was able to develop a keen appreciation and passion for Chilean wines. All these interests - wine, history, and global affairs - have converged into tourism, creating the perfect combination of my passions!
Originally, from Los Andes at the mountains in central Chile, I have also lived between our capital Santiago, and the colonial city of Valparaiso known for its bohemian and artistic vibe.
I am particularly interested in nature, arts, music and enjoy nothing more than rambling around the countryside and cities with character; exploring villages, finding hidden corners, and being surprised by unexpected moments.
My background is Journalism and Social Communication, but since I moved to Rio de Janeiro I've spent the last 12 years working in the Hotel Industry and Tourism. Travelling and knowing other cultures is one of my passions so after living in Brazil, I've decided to improve my English studying in London where I've stayed for a couple of years, and which gave me the possibility of working in the Pub and Restaurants business too.
Now, back in Chile and after all the past experiences I've decided to divide my time between working at a Vineyard in the Aconcagua Valley, volunteering in a non-profit environmental organization, and guiding as I love sharing and showing the beauties of my country.