Just an hour outside of Santiago, the Casablanca Valley is a relatively young wine producing region for Chile; yet, today, it is home to some of the country’s most celebrated vineyards. Using the latest in winemaking techniques, the valley takes advantage of its cool climate to produce Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Local Guide Felipe or Elisa, both Chilean Natives, will drive you towards the coastal mountain range where you will witness impressive views as you reach the beautiful valley. Your Local Guide will take you to two of his or her favorites vineyards, both with unique philosophies and winemaking techniques. At each vineyard you’ll taste some of its best wines, paired with cheeses and snacks. To taste even more Chilean tradition, enjoy a tasty lunch of Chilean delicacies paired with the local wine at a nearby restaurant. During a relaxed day of wine and culture, discover why Chile is so renowned for its wine and how this innovative valley has elevated that fame.
Must be 18 years or older to participate in this tour.
Elisa and Felipe
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!
Born and raised in Santiago, I’ve always loved this city. Yet, it wasn’t until a six-month stay in the USA that I realized how much I wanted to become a guide. During this trip, I saw so many beautiful places, and it made me want to share the beauties of my own country. I have also always been interested in music and various different forms of art. Therefore, during my tours, I often incorporate fun facts about art, music, and pop culture along with my overview of Chilean history. I hope that this approach will help create unforgettable experiences that’ll make people fall in love with Chile.
Tourism has not only given me my dream job, but it has also provided me with amazing opportunities to fall even more in love with my own country. For six years, I even got to live and work in southern Patagonia, where I developed my passion for indigenous culture and nature. After working in Patagonia, I knew it was time to return to Santiago so I could show off my home city to incoming travelers. As a Local Guide, I hope that I can use this industry, which has given me so much, not only to show travelers around, but also as a way to promote and protect our history, culture, and land.