Andes Tour To Portillo Inca Lagoon With San Esteban Vineyard Empanada & Wine - Santiago

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
     Pick up Hotels or AirB&B are available on this areas:
    * Santiago Downtown.
    * Providencia.
    * Las Condes (Hotels district).
    * Vitacura (Hotels district).
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour will take you to the highest of the Andes by the international road to Argentina. The route gives a postcard view of the most imposing and beautiful mountains, including one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Andes mountains. The lagoon has an intense emerald green color and transparency that reflects the vastness of the surrounding mountains. It tells the sad story of a beautiful Inca princess who, when she died, her husband deposited the body of his beloved in the bed of the lagoon, turning the color of the waters to emerald green, like the eyes of the princess.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

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 travel for the Inca Trail. You will also get to observe the ruins of an intricate route of the Transandino railway winding between tunnels and through steep cliffs.

You will go up the road curve called el Caracol, a road which few people have seen before, at an altitude of almost 8800 feet (2680 m), where you find the Hotel Portillo and ski resort. This historical hotel has received several visits by important political figures around the world, world champions, artists and others. With over 100 years of operation, it is the oldest winter resort in South America.

To make this tour unforgettable, you will also visit the San Esteban vineyard, one of most traditional vineyards in the Aconcagua Valley. This vineyard shares the international success it has achieved through the Chilean wine industry. The San Esteban vineyard offers tours of its facilities with wine experts who will tell about the advantages and strong sides of their wines and tell us the history of the vineyard as you go through its different locations.

Enjoy a splendid day in the Andes including a magnificent vineyard and ski resort.

Inclusions

Local taxes

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Wine Tasting

Empanada snack

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional tour guide

Entry/Admission - Vina San Esteban

Entry/Admission - Ventisquero Guardia Vieja

Entry/Admission - Laguna del Inca

Exclusions

Gratuities

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Parque Arqueolgico Paidahuen

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply (2 people) . There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 22-Nov-2022

    Brilliant visit to the Andes and fantastic tour seeing the vineyards and ski resort! The views were amazing with not lots of time spent on the bus travelling. The views at lunch time were amazing from the hotel and very nice food as well. Would highly recommend as a day trip to couples, friends or solo wanting to visit this area from Santiago.

  • 18-Nov-2022

    We had a great time,guys came on time,excelent driving,great guide,i have been on this trip before but did not hesitate to do it again,

  • 14-Nov-2022

    It was a good tour with a very friendly driver. The journey is quite long but the views are great once you start going uphill.

  • 07-Nov-2022

    Wine testing on an amaizing farm. Fantastic lagoon /swimming for bravehearts, done/ mountains after wilde curved roads. Friendly, perfectly prepared guide, Benjamin. Saved trip. Good memories.

  • 27-Aug-2022

    Quem está pensando em comprar este passeio no inverno, tomem cuidado! O caminho é bonito, mas o local é um estacionamento de um hotel que fica nas montanhas (chamado Portillo), e está liberado apenas um mirante e uma área próxima para “brincar” na neve. Não deixam entrar no hotel e nem chegar perto da lagoa (isso no inverno, por conta dos esquiadores). Dependendo do dia, o mirante é disputadíssimo, e tem fila pra tirar foto. Não há necessidade de alugar roupa de neve, caso você não queira ficar brincando na neve. Apenas recomendo alugar botas. Se está com criança, não recomendo este passeio!!!! E se forem fazer, Não façam com empresas que cobram barato (só pra te levar). Fomos com a FuiGostei Trips, pagamos em torno de R$ 250,00 cada, mais R$ 60,00 aluguel de roupa completa, cada um. No caminho, paramentara tomarmos café da manhã num lugar bem bonito, e pra quem quiser alugar roupa também tem la. O que salva este passeio com certeza é o Guia turístico, que explica vários pontos dobrásseis e para para mostrar e tirar fotos. Foi o que salvou nosso passeio. Maaas, se pudesse, faria outro no lugar.

  • 14-Aug-2022

    Great tour! Helen, our tour guide, and Benjamin, our driver, are a stellar team! I am planing to do a wine and/or Valparaiso tour and I hope to go with them again. The lagoon is spectacular and so is the drive there. The local fresh empanada snack was a nice touch! Muchas gracias !!! 😁

  • 24-Jul-2022

    Quedamos muy satisfechos con el tour, súper recomendado. La pasamos muy bien y el trato excelente y divertido. Quedamos con ganas de realizar otro.

  • 06-Jul-2022

    Não era nossa primeira opção para visitarmos as montanhas cobertas por neve em um vale, mas Cajun del Maipo fechou na véspera de nossa chegada. Embora o percurso seja demorado, foi uma boa experiência. Fomos muito bem recepcionados pela Sousas Tour.

  • 08-Jun-2022

    I really enjoyed this trip. I came to Chile for work and wanted to go to the mountains on the weekend. This trip fit perfectly with my expectations. Great hike, great scenery, great food, and great guide. Gabriel was very knowledgable about Chile, Santiago, wines, etc. I really enjoyed it.

  • 08-Jun-2022

    Curti o passeio! A última parada = Lagoa Inca é linda, na minha experiência estava tudo coberto de neve e é apaixonante. Mas achei muito caro o passeio. No final ficamos pouco tempo na última parada neste aspecto fique um tanto frustrada.😞 Gostaríamos de ter passado mais tempo na última parada (Lagoa Inca) o tempo nos locais já é curto e na minha experiência foi mais ainda, isto devido a alguns imprevistos que tivemos na estrada por conta do trânsito/ estrada que estava fechada no dia anterior não foi possível.

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