- 9 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy an excellent trip to a family owned vineyard in San Esteban. Travel through spectacular scenery to one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Andes Mountains a splendid day at the Andes mountains and enjoy good quality wines from the Aconcagua Valley. A relaxing tasting at the vineyard where you learn about there wines and see the mountains.
- Small group ensures personal service
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Instant Confirmation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from Santiago
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Wine tasting at San Esteban
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
Your guide will pick you up from your hotel to journey into the San Esteban Vineyard, considered the most traditional vineyard of the Aconcagua valley. Enjoy wine tasting from two reserves. The San Esteban vineyard offers tours of its facilities with wine experts who will tell about the advantages and strong sides of their wines. Enjoy a view of the Aconcagua Valley. Visit the lagoon to venture into the international road. Take your time and enjoy magnificent views of Portillo, a ski center residing in the middle of the Andes Mountains. With over 100 years of operation, it is the oldest winter resort in South America. Observe the ruins of an intricate route of the Transandino railway winding between tunnels and through steep cliffs. After a day of majestic sightseeing and good wine, the tour comes to its end.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant seats available
- A small amount of walking is involved (wear comfortable shoes)
- Please bring sunblock and a wind jacket
- Pick up time is confirmed 1 day before travel date by email
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- It is requiered to mention if infant seat is needed
- Pick up from hotels central located downtown, providencia, las condes or vitacura. If staying apart from hotel radio area must consider a meeting point
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A long but fascinating day trip to a vineyard where tasting was available but no pressured selling afterwards followed by a drive up high into the Andes to the Inca lagoon where although out of ski-ing season the hotel was open for meals and a drink. Although originally booked for Good Friday the tour was altered to Thursday all very professionally and the tour driver Gabrial was very informative and interesting
We were fortunate enough to have Gabriel-the owner and guide-on this tour. He is such fun, full of knowledge and obviously enjoys the job!! We had only 4 of us on this wonderful scenic spectacular, so it seemed like a private tour , but Daniel assured us that whether it be 4 or 14 people he ensures that his clients always feel that the are special. Daniel and his team are a credit to the tourism industry with their tour selection/times/venues being fantastic
Excellent tour guide, very informative. Enjoyed the whole trip . Especially the Inca Lagoon. Thank you for another awesome trip.
Perfect trip if you have a free day from Santiago. Our driver Julio was very good, excellent english, provided detailed explanations and was very passionate about the places we visited. Tour is more or less as explained. Amazing views once in Portillo. Recommended.
What an amazing place! The weather was perfect so we were able to admire the beautiful landscape. Our tour guide, Julio, picked us up on time and drove straight into the mountain. He was very friendly, very knowleadgeable and his english was very good, so we spent most of our journey talking about Chiles history, culture, traditions, etc. As the original tour included a visit to a winery that resulted to be closed due to a national holiday, he took us further towards the Chilean and Argentinean border. We didnt forsee it and was great to have the chance to take some pictures on the site. Unexpected but a lovely stop on the way! He returned driving to the Inca Lagoon which was absolutely fascinating, thanks to the calm turquoise water surrounded by mountains which were still snow capped. He gave us time alone to walk around the place and take some pictures. Also on the way he recommended some places for lunch but we decided to eat in the restaurant of the Portillo ski centre hotel, that had a panoramic view of the Lagoon. After a couple of hours enjoying the scenery, we started our return to Santiago. He stopped at every opportunity in order for him to take some lovely pictures of us with the waterfalls, river sights, the descending road on the mountains, etc. He asked us where we wanted to be dropped of in the city and he drove us there. Due to the closure of the San Esteban winery on that day, when we arrived to our hotel we found 2 bottles of wine that Gabriel from Istó e Chile left for us. We were pleasantly surprised with their gesture! The journey with Julio was very enjoyable, as much as our previous tour with Gabriel, both from the Istó e Chile tour agency. They focus on complimenting tourist expectations in a very proffessional and charismatic manner. We highly recommend this tour and this company!
Superior tour. Our driver/guide spoke flawless English. Very well informed. The winery served us 5 wines - good enough to find/buy back home. The Inca Lagoon is the bluest blue I've ever seen. Reaching it is interesting - 30 switchbacks on a highway with no guardrails or even shoulders! Very good lunch at the ski lodge at the lagoon. Definitely recommend it!
The wine tasting and tour with Angelina at San Esteban Vineyard was fantastic! The Inca Lagoon is beautiful but the food at the restaurant there was over-priced and really not good. I couldn't even eat my steak. We mentioned to our driver that we wanted to go see the petroglyphs at the park near San Esteban. He completely ignored our request and when we were finished with lunch, we asked again if we could go there. He then told us it was too late because we had to get the tickets at San Esteban and the vineyard was already closed to guests. We asked him why he didn't mention that to us when we expressed interest in going to see the site and he didn't say anything. Needless to say, we were very unhappy and disappointed.
This was a perfect full day trip to see a combination of wine tour, and scenic vistas. Gavriel did a fantastic job taking us to Vina San Esteban (great tour with Angie) and then driving us to Inca Lagoon and lunch at the Portillo Ski Lodge. Couldn't have been better. Highly recommend this tour.
It is a long drive but the views are incredible, areas for walking and photography at Inca Lagoon and the restaurant there had lovely food and service. We enjoyed stop at San Estevan winery which had best tour of wine making process during our trip and we loved the white blend of chardonnay/voignier but thought that wine tasting could have been more extensive.
An excellent tour. It is as described. Communications with the provider to reconfirm and arrange pickup etc was easy and we were picked up right on time by Gabriel. Even though we were the only ones booked for the tour, it went head - which meant we were effect on a private tour! The drive itself into the Andes was very enjoyable and scenic. Gabriel is entertaining and has an excellent knowledge of the history of Chile. We also learnt a good deal about the history of the development of the wine industry in the area at the tasting. We definitely recommend the optional walk to the petroglyphs - but note it is up a hill. All in all, we had an excellent day out of Santiago.