- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
JOURNEY TO THE TIME OF THE INCA! AFTER A SHORT HIKE YOU WILL DISCOVER ROCK DRAWINGS DATING FROM 450 TO 1,000 YEARS AGO, THEN SIP ON SOME WINE AT SAN ESTEBAN VINEYARD BEFORE VISITING THE LARGEST ALPACA FARM IN CHILE!
- Entrance to Alpaca Farm
- Bottled Water
- Entrance to Archaeological Park
- Multilingual Guide
- Private Transportation
- Winery Tour and Tasting
- Optional gratuity for guide
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any location in Santiago.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Chile Dream Tours, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
This is the ultimate Andes Adventure. First, we travel to the foothills of the Andes and visit San Esteban Winery for a vineyard tour and tasting. San Esteban is a family-owned and operated producer of high quality wines and table grapes. The vineyard exports to more than 20 countries. Their grapes are planted along the banks of the Aconcagua River and on the surrounding hillsides. This geography creates a micro-climate ideally suited for wine and table grape production, with a soil quality that rivals the best wine-growing regions in South America.
Next, we visit nearby Paidahuén Archaeological Park. Paidahuén is an isolated hill located along the northern bank of the Aconcagua River in the rural town of San Esteban. At the top of Paidahuén, visitors will appreciate slabs of large rocks adorned with petroglyphs. Full of symbolism and mystery, these rock drawings are work of native populations dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago. The true meanings of the petroglyphs are unknown, but research has demonstrated that they were not made randomly. From the top of the hill, visitors may ponder unanswered questions while taking the natural context into consideration. Specifically, the relationship between Paidahuén Hill and other peaks in the valley, the hill’s strategic positioning, and the prevalence of north-facing petroglyphs are some of the observations that can help understand the importance of this site.
After lunch at a nearby restaurant, we venture to the village of Llay Llay and the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in Chile. Indulge in nature and discover this beautiful animal up close. You will see the entire alpaca wool production process and enjoy a broad selection of exclusive creations and handmade alpaca wool items that portray the patrimony and spirit of the Andean culture, which is the World of Alpaca. This tour shows visitors the essence of Chile!
It is necessary to walk approximately 30 minutes to reach the petroglyphs at the summit of the hill. The climb is mostly gradual and can be done by a person of any age in good health.
Duration: 8 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- 9:00 a.m. Departure Time
- Minimum 2 guests required per booking
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.