Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley

Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley
Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley

Classic Northern Chile and the Central Wine Valley


7 Days / 6 Nights

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The Northern part of Chile has so much to offer to the traveler. From the cosmopolitan capital of Santiago to the arid desert of Atacama, with a spectacular fertile valley in between. The temperate climate attracts thousands of visitors every year. For the luna lanscapes in the desert and the sumptuous wines of the Colchagua valley, this 7 day route offers the best of Northern Chile.

Special features of our Classic Northern Chile and central wine valley Tour: 

Type of Tourism: Adventure, Cultural, Geographical, Desert

Places to Visit:  Santiago, Colchagua Wine Valley, Atacama Desert.

Duration:  7 Days and 6 Nights. 

Type of Service: group tours. 

Accommodation: 4 star or boutique hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen, guaranteeing that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for! 


We will collect you from the airport in Santiago and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will head out on a City Tour around Santiago, where you will visit the city’s most famous attractions, including a walking tour downtown visiting the “Plaza de Armas”, the Cathedral, Ahumada Boulevard and the Government Palace “La Moneda”.  We will then go further afield to visit the main avenues of old Santiago, crossing into the bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista and drive up to the San Cristobal Hi...

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    After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to the car rental office. We will continue to Santa Cruz in the Colchagua Valley. Our first stop will be at the Montes winery, known worldwide for their connection with the earth, their vineyards, their experience in the winemaking process, and always seeking the finest quality in each of their wine- a true adventure in winemaking. Your visit will be a great experience and an opportunity to discover, learn about, and enjoy the fascinating world of their wines. You can visit the vineyards and...

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      Today, we can visit the Santa Cruz winery where you can take a tour around the garden to see the different grape varieties, then continue to the harvest patio, the tanks and wine cellar, where you can taste some wines. The visit to this winery also includes riding the cable car up to the Chamán Hill, to see the indigenous villages. We then recommend a visit to the Laura Hartwig Winery, before you return to your hotel for the evening. 

        At your preferred time, you can drive back to Santiago Airport for your flight to The Calama airport. On arrival, we will head to San Pedro de Atacama. We will visit the old plaza and learn about the customs of its local inhabitants. As we adjust to the slow pace of life here, we can visit the impressive old church, take in all of the local art, and take a stroll through the workshops of the Craft Village, to find out how they keep their traditions alive. 

          Today we will drive towards the fortress of Quitor, built over 700 years ago to defend them from invading neighbourhood villages. We will then visit the archaeological site of Tulor, which dates back 3,000 years and surrounds the shores of the lagoons. 

          In the afternoon, we will visit the Moon Valley, found within the Salt Mountain Range. Its impressive geological formations made of diverse shapes and colours, giant dunes and beautiful salt crystals, on the crisp ground, makes you feel like you are on another planet.

            Today, we will head out to the High-plateau Lagoons of Meñique and Miscanti, amid volcanos and mountains. We will then visit The Atacama Salt Flats and Toconao, a village of volcanic stone. We will then head to see the habitat of the spectacular pink flamingos, on the Chaxa Lagoon. After lunch in Socaire, we will continue on towards the mountains, where The Meñique and Miscanti Lagoons are located at a whopping 4,500 metres elevation. These lagoons are surrounded by impressive volcanoes formed by the Andes' rising, thou...

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              Today we can enjoy an excursion to El Tatio Geysers. We will leave early to arrive for the sunrise and will begin with a walk around the geothermal field, watching how these spectacular jets of steam shoot into the air. You can enjoy a soak in these natural thermal pools.  

              Once we arrive back to San Pedro de Atacama, we will head back to The Calama Airport for your afternoon flight home, or on to your next exciting destination. 

                WHAT'S INCLUDED

                • Accommodation with breakfast in Santiago 
                • Half board in Colchagua valley (breakfast and dinner) 
                • Private driver and guide 
                • English or French speaking guide 
                • SIB wine tour at Montes Wintery 
                • SIB wine tour at Viu Manent Winery 
                • SIB wine tour at Santa Cruz Winery 
                • SIB wine tour at Laura Hartwig Winery 
                • Transfer Calama Airport-Hotel San Pedro de Atacama with private guide 
                • Private excursions in the Atacama Desert 
                • Lunch menu in Socaire (Day 3) 
                • Box breakfast at El Tatio Geysers (Day 4) 
                • Entrance fees to mentioned places 

                WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                • Meals, except dinners at hotels in Colchagua valley and lunch on Day 6 
                • Air tickets 
                • Early check-in and late check-out  
                • Extras not mentioned in the programme
                • Optional activities 

                Trip Preparation & FAQS

                We do not include travel or health insurance and we strongly recommend a comprehensive travel insurance for any unexpected circumstances. This is not obligatory, however. An full travel insurance policy that covers cancellations and delays as well as medical insurance.

                We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with the recommended vaccinations when traveling to the destination. In any case, a negative Coronavirus Molecular Test (PCR) is needed to enter the country.

                We suggest that you speak with your doctor to ensure what medications you will need to bring to the destination. Pharmacies and drugstores are common in all cities, however, it is not certain that you will be able to find a specific drug that you can find in your country of origin.

                As in any city in the world, there can be pickpockets in crowded places. We suggest being vigilant at all times, but if you are in a group you will always be safer.

                We do not include the cost of any domestic or international flight in any of our programs. These services must be booked independently by each guest.

                Yes, hotels will charge the cost of a double room as standard, so a single supplement will be charged if you are traveling alone.

                VA Expeditions is supported by Valencia Travel, a company with more than 12 years of foundation with a solid financial position. We have insurance from the insurance company La Positiva, that supports us and protects our guests from any eventuality at the destination, covering our guests for more than 5 million US dollars.

                Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                Yes, in addition to multi-day programs, we offer half-day experiences and excursions without overnight, which you can purchase as additional services. In case you wish to purchase one of these services, you can ask your guide, the transfer representative or your sales representative to provide you with the support you need.

                Yes, you can add additional or optional services to your regular tour. We appreciate contacting your sales representative for any changes you wish to make.

                Yes, you can travel with children and we have many activities to do as a family, however, depending on your itinerary, some experiences can be a bit demanding for young children. As a recommendation, we suggest that you ask your sales consultant if the tour you wish to book is suitable for children.

                We work with a maximum group size of 12 passengers for sustainability reasons and a more personaized experience.

                We suggest making your reservations at least one month before your trip in order to reserve the best hotels, transportation and services for your travel dates, however, in last minute cases, we can reserve up to 15 days in advance.

                We suggest consulting with your embassy to review any documents, tests or special visa you need for your trip.

                The official currency of Chile is the Chilean peso (CLP). In large cities there is a good chance that you will find ATMs or ATMs, however, we suggest that you do not rely entirely on this solution, as it may not be enabled to work with your bank.

                Yes, we cater for all special dietary requirements. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any allergies or special dietary needs.

                As a sustainable travel company, we are in constant search of how we can improve the sustainability of our operations, that is why we carry out the following activities to generate a fair and sustainable development in our areas of operation:  We have permanent training programs for our Guides and drivers. Promote all types of training from the government among our staff and always contract guides and trabsports who are born and raised in their cities. We also promote those hotels whom are more committed to the environment and who’s strategy is based in sustainability.

                Tips are not included in the cost of the tour. You should plan to tip 10% in restaurants and for your guided services, however, tipping is never required.

                Cultural norms vary within each Latin American country, even within each city within the country, however, we recommend the following measures to have a pleasant visit in each destination: Latin American culture in general tends to be closer and more informal than in others cultures, so there is usually always a friendly approach in all conversations, and going directly to the point could be considered offensive to some people. Personal space can be much shorter as well, but without being interpreted as sexual in nature. 

                The schedules are also usually more relaxed and informal, however, this is not the case of VA EXPEDITIONS, since we will always respect the hours indicated in your itinerary. This may be different for other appointments that you can book on your own at other locations.

                This depends on each itinerary, and will be indicated in the detail of the day. However, our itineraries always usually include free times to offer more flexibility to our guests. 

                For any emergency, we appreciate contacting the following number: +569 9345 3447

                At VA Expeditions we believe that every action we take should generate a positive impact on the communities and the environment of our entire production chain, which is why we carry out various activities focused on this objective. A few example of our sustainable projects: Programs with Observation of Pumas in Torres del Paine, Collaboration with Ecocamp (with dozens of sustainability awards), We work with Hotels (Example: Explora) that actively participate in preserving Patagonia Park (Tompkins), Visits to the Hummingbird Sanctuary that tries to preserve the Arica hummingbird in danger of extinction, Whale Watching in the Humboldt Pinguinos Reserve and in Patagonia, visits to organic vineyards. 

                All our guests have 24/7 support for any type of emergency or eventuality. For emergencies you can contact the following number: +569 9345 3447. For general inquiries, you can write to us at the following email: 

                This depends on each itinerary, but generally is a ratio of one guide for every nine guests.

                This depends on the type of the type of Travel insurance that the passenger has. We recommend that you have a comprehensive travel insurance policy for better care and hospital facilities.

                The tours are carried out by an expert team that has determined the optimal times of visits to make the most of our guests' time, without rushing. All our programs are customizable, so if at any time at the destination you want to adjust the pace of the trip, you can ask your guide to reach a consensus with the whole group in case you need to make adjustments to the pace of the trip.

                Each trip is customizable, but there may be additional restrictions and expenses in each case. We suggest contacting your sales representative for more information.

                Yes, you can safely store any luggage at your  hotel.

                For city tours, there are public bathrooms available, in remote destinations bathroom facilities are more sparse.

                In the mountains and remote places there is no Internet connection. Hotels and public places usually have WIFI available.

                In cities and tourist centers you will have good telephone reception. In remote areas, there may be no cell phone reception.

                It depends on each itinerary, please contact your sales representative to give you the specific altitude information of your itinerary.

                We suggest that you bring a refillable water bottle or purchase bottled water if necessary. At various points on your trip there will be places where you can buy water.

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