- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy a wonderful day trip to Portillo and Inca Lagoon from Santiago. You start the trip traveling through the intermediate depression and admiring the majestic Andes mountains range. Your tour includes transportation and a guide.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation by car or minibus
- Local guide
- Food and drinks
Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels in santiago
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Returns to original departure point
You will be picked up from your centrally located Santiago hotel and start driving to Portillo. You will pass through the intermediate depression and admire the Andes mountain range.
You will get to the Chacabuco Monument which is a historical site where a battle for Chile's independence took place in 1817. Then, you will cross a tunnel which borders the region and reach a place where you can see Aconcagua Mount in the background. Along the road, you will see the old Andean railway and, as we cross Rio Blanco, you can admire the small towns, mining camps, glaciers, and the impressive Andes mountains.
You will reach Portillo and see the protective passageways that were built as shelters from avalanches occurring in the winter season. Then, it is time for lunch (not included) as you marvel at the beautiful and imposing Inca Lagoon. Then, you will return to your hotel in the afternoon.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
- Snow season only from June until Septembre.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
If I could give this tour 10 stars, I would! Portillo Lagoon is a unique place. We were only tourists on that day and the car that picked us up was new, very friendly driver and great tour guide. If you love mountains, this place is definitely for you! We also stopped by the river, where the water was so clean, you could drink it! Overall, very nice place!
I booked this for my parents who do not speak Spanish. I specified to have English guide, but the driver who came does not speak English at all. My parents were the only 2 person in the group. No introduction or any communication from the driver throughout the whole trip. Based on the tour description, it sounds like it will stop at Chacabuco Monument and a few other places, in fact the driver only made one stop at the Inca Lagoon for 2 hours. My parents were picked up from hotel at 7:40 am, and were dropped at the hotel at 2:15 pm. That's 6.5 hrs, instead of the 10 hrs described on the website. The last straw. My dad forgot his hat on the car. The hotel staff made several calls to the company and the driver to see if the driver can find it. Never heard anything back from the driver. This is by far the worst experience in my parents' 20 days south America trip.
Peace, the freshest of air and magnificent scenery! We were amazed that the tour took place since we we the only two in the 6 seater car but Willi, our independent tour guide, was happy to see us and to entertain us with information and jokes all the way - and it is a long drive to and from, up twisting, climbing, narrow roads. We opted to have lunch at the hotel and again, we were the only clients until two more followed as we left. The food was delicious, the service very calm and friendly and I had my first but not last pisco sour.It was one of the most memorable trips of our cruise and definitely worthwhile - if you don't mind several hours in the car and, due to the elevation, have no breathing problems.