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Chile: Wine Country & the Coast

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From sky-scraping Andean peaks to serene beach towns, Chile offers remarkable panoramas and charming culture by the wine barrel. Experience it all on an eight-day adventure that takes you to breathtaking hilltop lookouts, endangered palm forests, and ocean-side restaurants—with ample wine tastings along the way.

Starting in the French-Riviera-style town of Zapallar, you have opportunities to spot Humboldt penguins while strolling beside the ocean. Continuing to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Valparaíso, you encounter the vibrant street art and charming cobblestone streets of a historic port town before pressing on to Isla Negra to explore the quirky home of renowned poet Pablo Neruda. Delight in Chile’s natural beauty on walks through the Colchagua Valley—a landscape that echoes Tuscany but with a rugged spirit all its own.

Through it all, delight in the finest Chilean cuisine, savoring empanadas, seafood stews, grilled sea bass, and more—all paired with world-class vintages of Chilean wine.


Tour Highlights:
  • Explore central Chile’s wide variety of landscapes on foot: vineyards, sandy beaches, spectacular coastlines, river valleys, and Andean foothills.
  • Experience the best of Chile’s burgeoning wine culture: touring the region’s estates and cellars, sampling fine vintages served by an expert sommelier—even blending, corking, and labeling your own bottle at the state-of-the-art MontGras Winery.
  • Contemplate glorious sea views as you feast on Chilean culinary specialties such as caldillo de congrio (eel soup) and guachinanguito (red snapper).
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11 days, 10 nights

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Patagonia | 3 nights $2,498

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FROM $5,748 USD

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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Join your Chile: Wine Country & the Coast tour

Your guides will meet you at The Singular Santiago at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

After meeting your guide(s) in Santiago, you transfer 1½ hours northwest to La Campana National Park. Located in the dry mountains of Chile’s Central Valley, this vibrant region of palm forests and rolling hills boasts incredible views. Here, you set off on a four-mile walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, who visited the area in 1834. Strolling trails near La Campana hill, you pass towering Chilean palms—a species once believed to be extinct—and keep a lookout for eagles, giant hummingbirds, and foxes. Along the way, enjoy panoramas of the Andes and learn about Darwin’s walks and studies in the region before lingering in the park for a picnic lunch.

In the afternoon, a transfer of 1¾ hours brings you to the picturesque beach town of Zapallar and your accommodations for the next two nights, a boutique European-style hotel overlooking the ocean. Zapallar is a town with a distinctly European feel. Founded a century ago by the son of an affluent local landowner, it was patterned after the towns of the French Riviera and now boasts many elegant estates. Upon arrival, take time to freshen up before joining your travel companions for a welcome drink in the hotel, where you toast the day’s adventures over gourmet Mediterranean-style dishes.  Then stroll down to Zapallar’s waterfront to enjoy dinner at an exceptional restaurant, where fresh-caught fish is always on the menu. Watch fishing boats chug by as you enjoy dishes like grilled corvina in black butter and baked crab stew.

Accommodation: Hotel Isla Seca, Zapallar

With its stately colonial-style building, lush gardens, and ocean view, this boutique hotel is an ideal hideaway above the beach. Enjoy meals in its bistro-style restaurant, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or relax in your comfortable room. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry service, and room service.

Day 2

El Boldo Park; Cachagua Beach to Zapallar

Begin your day with breakfast on the hotel’s terrace (weather permitting) before embarking on the day’s walk. Your destination is only steps away from your accommodations, so guests wishing for a longer (and more challenging) stroll may depart directly from the hotel. El Boldo Park is a private initiative created in 2010, protecting 173 acres of flora in a variety of biomes. This region of Zapallar is considered a hotspot of diversity, due to the way the Pacific Ocean’s mists and winds create a variety of microclimates on the adjacent hills. As you ascend the Sendero al Cristo trail, passing from scrubland with cacti into lush forest, keep an eye out for the beautiful belloto del norte, an exceptionally rare species of tree recently declared a Chilean Natural Monument. You also have a chance of spotting giant hummingbirds and Chilean orchids along the way. At the summit, stop beside a giant Christ statue to soak up spectacular views of the coast spread below you.

After winding your way along dirt and paved trails to the hotel, a short drive brings you to the charming beach of Cachagua. Here, you enjoy lunch at a local beach restaurant offering traditional Chilean dishes. Take time to stroll along the sand—or even dip your toes in the ocean—before an optional walk brings you back along the coast to your hotel. Keep an eye out for Humboldt penguins, which flock to a nearby island sanctuary. Alternately, you may transfer back via minibus and enjoy a free afternoon at your accommodations (there is an additional possibility of walking a section of the trail and then transferring).

Dinner tonight will be on the hotel’s terrace (weather permitting).

Accommodation: Hotel Isla Seca, Zapallar

With its stately colonial-style building, lush gardens, and ocean view, this boutique hotel is an ideal hideaway above the beach. Enjoy meals in its bistro-style restaurant, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or relax in your comfortable room. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry service, and room service.

Day 3

Valparaíso city tour

Today you depart Zapallar and transfer 1¾ hours south to Valparaíso, a colorful and chaotic port city whose historic quarter was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003. Here, you enjoy a guided walking tour of its maze-like cobblestone streets, discovering a brightly painted hodge-podge of houses stacked on dramatic hillsides, 19th-century docks, steep funiculars, and beautiful views of the Andes along the way. Though once notoriously run down, “Valpo” (as it’s affectionately known by locals) has undergone a dazzling renaissance in the last 15 years, with exceptional new restaurants, museums, and street art—witnessing its revival is an essential highlight of any trip to Chile.

Afterward, a local restaurant offers a delicious opportunity to sample classic Chilean coastal fare. Delight in dishes like breaded hake, shrimp empanadas, eel fritters, and seafood soup. The rest of the afternoon, you are free to explore the city on your own. You may wish to visit one of the city’s many museums, tour Pablo Neruda’s urban pied-à-terre (closed on Mondays), La Sebastiana, or stroll along the Yugoslav Promenade. Enjoy dinner on your own in Valparaíso, perhaps experiencing one of its acclaimed new restaurants, or enjoy the vistas from the hotel’s restaurant terrace.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Higueras, Valparaíso

Built in a 1920’s-era mansion overlooking the Valparaíso Bay, Casa Higueras combines arts-and-crafts refinement with modern touches. Elegant, spacious rooms look out on the ocean or surrounding hills, while an outdoor swimming pool affords sweeping vistas of the port. Amenities include a spa, free Wi-Fi, a large terrace, and an on-site restaurant.

Day 4

Isla Negra: visit to Pablo Neruda’s house

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a scenic 1¼-hour transfer from Valparaíso to Isla Negra, passing through charming villages and savoring beautiful ocean views along the way. Your destination: the spectacular beachside estate of Pablo Neruda, one of the most acclaimed Spanish-language poets of the 20th century. Here, the poet and political activist lived with his wife until his death in 1973. The quirky residence is filled with his unique collections (including ship figureheads, bottles, masks, and much more) and surrounded by beautiful gardens—all looking directly on the pounding surf of a secluded beach.

After exploring Neruda’s home, you enjoy lunch at the neighboring El Rincon del Poeta, famous for its caldillo de congrio (eel soup) and guachinanguito (red snapper). From Isla Negra, you continue south on a 2½-hour drive towards the valley of Colchagua. Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the foothills of the Andes, this patchwork of vineyards, forest, and sophisticated towns looks like it was transplanted straight from Tuscany. Crowned as the “Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine in 2015, it produces some of the most highly regarded red-wine varietals in the world.

Your hotel is housed in a historic bodega from 1875 and idyllically located among the grape arbors of surrounding vineyards. Here, you may take time to stroll the manicured grounds, swim in the outdoor pool, or relax on the large outdoor terrace before a sumptuous dinner in the hotel’s dining room, featuring some of the region’s celebrated vintages and specialties like Chilean sea bass, ravioli with beets, and fresh-baked breads.

Accommodation: Hotel Noi Blend (or equivalent), Santa Cruz

Hotel Noi Blend offers a high level of service, complete with fine dining and an incredible ambience, all set against the perfect backdrop of surrounding vineyards. This unique, peaceful, and harmonious property is housed in a historic bodega, originally built in 1875, but lovingly restored to reflect fine architectural details in its modern, comfortable rooms.

Day 5

Botanical Trail and Viña Montes Estate; Ninquen Hill

Today, you begin your day with an elaborate breakfast and a cup of café con leche before transferring 30 minutes to Viña Montes, an award-winning vineyard renowned for its sustainable practices. Here, you set out through fields of grape arbors on your way to a wooded botanical trail in the hills above the estate. Strolling along a dirt trail, you pass signposts with the names of many plant species, with your guides adding additional perspective on such things as the native boldo tree, whose leaves are used similarly to bay leaves, the quillay, used to produce soap, and the threatened hualo (white oak). As you go, enjoy views of the bodega and vineyard spread below you. Cap your walk with a visit to the cellars of Viña Montes, where the oak barrels are continually serenaded by Gregorian chants, before savoring a lunch paired with the winery’s vintages.

After your meal, a brief transfer brings you to the foothills of Ninquen Hill, where you’ll enjoy an easy walk looking down on the valley’s patchwork of vineyards and fields. Continuing on, you arrive at MontGras Winery, one of the most modern winemaking facilities in the world. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology in all its processes, it has earned a large number of international awards over the years and was studied by Harvard Business School as the ideal example of a successful Chilean bodega. Here you will participate in a fun (and delicious) tasting with an expert sommelier—blending, corking, and labeling your own bottle of wine in the process.

Dinner tonight is at a local countryside restaurant. Dine on empanadas, quinoa salad, grilled fish, or pasta—all paired with local vintages.

Accommodation: Hotel Noi Blend (or equivalent), Santa Cruz

Hotel Noi Blend offers a high level of service, complete with fine dining and an incredible ambience, all set against the perfect backdrop of surrounding vineyards. This unique, peaceful, and harmonious property is housed in a historic bodega, originally built in 1875, but lovingly restored to reflect fine architectural details in its modern, comfortable rooms.

Day 6

Ruta del Carbon

Bid farewell to the Colchagua Valley (after one more sumptuous breakfast) and transfer one hour east toward the town of San Fernando. Here, you trace the Ruta del Carbon trail—named for the adobe kilns passed along the way, many still in use by locals for making charcoal. Walking a path lined with acacia trees, you appreciate postcard views of the valley, a landscape of vineyards and giant cacti. At the end of your stroll, you arrive at a cherry orchard in the valley, where a picnic lunch is enjoyed.

Sated from lunch, you continue north via minibus (1¾ hours) to the celebrated wine estate of Santa Rita, where your final hotel is housed in the bodega’s historic manor house. This building, which retains its original neoclassical style, spectacular gardens, and wine vaults, has been declared a national historic site. Before settling into your elegantly appointed room, take a few minutes to visit the on-site Andean Museum, which features an impressive display of Chilean artifacts and handcrafts.

Tonight’s dinner is a casual affair in your hotel.  The estate’s chef will prepare a typical Chilean bar-b-que where we savor grilled specialties—all paired with Chilean wines, of course.

Accommodation: Casa Real Hotel, Alto Jahuel

Located on the grounds of the Santa Rita winery, Casa Real is an opulent boutique property surrounded by some of the most ornate and beautiful gardens in all of Chile. Housed in a historic neoclassical mansion built in the 1800s, it offers lavish amenities such as a swimming pool, two tennis courts, a sauna, gym, and 100 acres of grounds for walking or mountain biking.

Day 7

Santa Rita Hill

Departing on foot directly from your hotel, you head to Santa Rita Hill, where the famed Carménère grape was rediscovered in 1994. The classic wine grape was presumed extinct after a plague in 1867 wiped out many French vineyards. However, its chance rediscovery in Chile has led to a renaissance for the varietal. Along with this historical interest, your walk rewards with incredible views of the Alto Maipo Valley.

Upon returning to your accommodations, partake in a lavish picnic spread laid out in the estate, savored while lounging in the shade, a glass of Santa Rita in hand. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, perhaps relaxing beside the pool, playing tennis, or strolling the gardens before joining a tasting of Santa Rita’s fine wines. The day concludes with an elegant celebratory candlelit dinner in the hotel’s lavish dining room, where you and your travel companions toast the week’s adventures.

Accommodation: Casa Real Hotel, Alto Jahuel

Located on the grounds of the Santa Rita winery, Casa Real is an opulent boutique property surrounded by some of the most ornate and beautiful gardens in all of Chile. Housed in a historic neoclassical mansion built in the 1800s, it offers lavish amenities such as a swimming pool, two tennis courts, a sauna, gym, and 100 acres of grounds for walking or mountain biking.

Day 8

Your Country Walkers Chile: Wine Country & the Coast tour concludes

Following breakfast, begin your day with a 30-minute transfer to nearby Rio Clarillo Reserve, a 29,000-acre habitat for abundant bird species, foxes, and the endangered Chilean iguana, located in the pre-Andean mountain range of the central valley. Here, you follow trails along the Clarillo River, passing between scrubland and Andean forest.

Before continuing to Santiago, you stop at the Fundación Origen, a non-profit organization and education project dedicated to rehabilitating vulnerable teens. Their sustainable school provides opportunities for teenagers to change their lives by earning a diploma in fields like agriculture or veterinary medicine. Here, you walk the school grounds, visit the organic garden, and learn about their program to preserve the rare Araucana chicken as well as goats and bees.

Later, you transfer to Santiago International Airport, where you bid farewell to your guides before continuing with your homebound or onward travels.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Santiago, Chile

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Arrival

Arrive in Santiago, Chile

Upon arrival at Santiago International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary small-group transfer is provided to The Singular Hotel in Santiago, approximately 30 minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: The Singular Hotel, Santiago

This five-star hotel combines neoclassical French architectural style with luxurious modern interior design. Located in Lastarria, the quiet cultural heart of Santiago, it’s near three major art museums and the beautiful Parque Forestal. Amenities include a beautiful roof-top pool and bar, a spa, and a fine restaurant led by a French-trained chef.

Day 1

Join your Chile: Wine Country & the Coast tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel.

Your guides will meet you at The Singular Santiago at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

After meeting your guide(s) in Santiago, you transfer 1½ hours northwest to La Campana National Park. Located in the dry mountains of Chile’s Central Valley, this vibrant region of palm forests and rolling hills boasts incredible views. Here, you set off on a four-mile walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, who visited the area in 1834. Strolling trails near La Campana hill, you pass towering Chilean palms—a species once believed to be extinct—and keep a lookout for eagles, giant hummingbirds, and foxes. Along the way, enjoy panoramas of the Andes and learn about Darwin’s walks and studies in the region before lingering in the park for a picnic lunch.

In the afternoon, a transfer of 1¾ hours brings you to the picturesque beach town of Zapallar and your accommodations for the next two nights, a boutique European-style hotel overlooking the ocean. Zapallar is a town with a distinctly European feel. Founded a century ago by the son of an affluent local landowner, it was patterned after the towns of the French Riviera and now boasts many elegant estates. Upon arrival, take time to freshen up before joining your travel companions for a welcome drink in the hotel, where you toast the day’s adventures over gourmet Mediterranean-style dishes.  Then stroll down to Zapallar’s waterfront to enjoy dinner at an exceptional restaurant, where fresh-caught fish is always on the menu. Watch fishing boats chug by as you enjoy dishes like grilled corvina in black butter and baked crab stew.

Accommodation: Hotel Isla Seca, Zapallar

With its stately colonial-style building, lush gardens, and ocean view, this boutique hotel is an ideal hideaway above the beach. Enjoy meals in its bistro-style restaurant, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or relax in your comfortable room. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry service, and room service.

Day 2

El Boldo Park; Cachagua Beach to Zapallar

Begin your day with breakfast on the hotel’s terrace (weather permitting) before embarking on the day’s walk. Your destination is only steps away from your accommodations, so guests wishing for a longer (and more challenging) stroll may depart directly from the hotel. El Boldo Park is a private initiative created in 2010, protecting 173 acres of flora in a variety of biomes. This region of Zapallar is considered a hotspot of diversity, due to the way the Pacific Ocean’s mists and winds create a variety of microclimates on the adjacent hills. As you ascend the Sendero al Cristo trail, passing from scrubland with cacti into lush forest, keep an eye out for the beautiful belloto del norte, an exceptionally rare species of tree recently declared a Chilean Natural Monument. You also have a chance of spotting giant hummingbirds and Chilean orchids along the way. At the summit, stop beside a giant Christ statue to soak up spectacular views of the coast spread below you.

After winding your way along dirt and paved trails to the hotel, a short drive brings you to the charming beach of Cachagua. Here, you enjoy lunch at a local beach restaurant offering traditional Chilean dishes. Take time to stroll along the sand—or even dip your toes in the ocean—before an optional walk brings you back along the coast to your hotel. Keep an eye out for Humboldt penguins, which flock to a nearby island sanctuary. Alternately, you may transfer back via minibus and enjoy a free afternoon at your accommodations (there is an additional possibility of walking a section of the trail and then transferring).

Dinner tonight will be on the hotel’s terrace (weather permitting).

Accommodation: Hotel Isla Seca, Zapallar

With its stately colonial-style building, lush gardens, and ocean view, this boutique hotel is an ideal hideaway above the beach. Enjoy meals in its bistro-style restaurant, take a dip in the outdoor pool, or relax in your comfortable room. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, laundry service, and room service.

Day 3

Valparaíso city tour

Today you depart Zapallar and transfer 1¾ hours south to Valparaíso, a colorful and chaotic port city whose historic quarter was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2003. Here, you enjoy a guided walking tour of its maze-like cobblestone streets, discovering a brightly painted hodge-podge of houses stacked on dramatic hillsides, 19th-century docks, steep funiculars, and beautiful views of the Andes along the way. Though once notoriously run down, “Valpo” (as it’s affectionately known by locals) has undergone a dazzling renaissance in the last 15 years, with exceptional new restaurants, museums, and street art—witnessing its revival is an essential highlight of any trip to Chile.

Afterward, a local restaurant offers a delicious opportunity to sample classic Chilean coastal fare. Delight in dishes like breaded hake, shrimp empanadas, eel fritters, and seafood soup. The rest of the afternoon, you are free to explore the city on your own. You may wish to visit one of the city’s many museums, tour Pablo Neruda’s urban pied-à-terre (closed on Mondays), La Sebastiana, or stroll along the Yugoslav Promenade. Enjoy dinner on your own in Valparaíso, perhaps experiencing one of its acclaimed new restaurants, or enjoy the vistas from the hotel’s restaurant terrace.

Accommodation: Hotel Casa Higueras, Valparaíso

Built in a 1920’s-era mansion overlooking the Valparaíso Bay, Casa Higueras combines arts-and-crafts refinement with modern touches. Elegant, spacious rooms look out on the ocean or surrounding hills, while an outdoor swimming pool affords sweeping vistas of the port. Amenities include a spa, free Wi-Fi, a large terrace, and an on-site restaurant.

Day 4

Isla Negra: visit to Pablo Neruda’s house

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a scenic 1¼-hour transfer from Valparaíso to Isla Negra, passing through charming villages and savoring beautiful ocean views along the way. Your destination: the spectacular beachside estate of Pablo Neruda, one of the most acclaimed Spanish-language poets of the 20th century. Here, the poet and political activist lived with his wife until his death in 1973. The quirky residence is filled with his unique collections (including ship figureheads, bottles, masks, and much more) and surrounded by beautiful gardens—all looking directly on the pounding surf of a secluded beach.

After exploring Neruda’s home, you enjoy lunch at the neighboring El Rincon del Poeta, famous for its caldillo de congrio (eel soup) and guachinanguito (red snapper). From Isla Negra, you continue south on a 2½-hour drive towards the valley of Colchagua. Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the foothills of the Andes, this patchwork of vineyards, forest, and sophisticated towns looks like it was transplanted straight from Tuscany. Crowned as the “Wine Region of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine in 2015, it produces some of the most highly regarded red-wine varietals in the world.

Your hotel is housed in a historic bodega from 1875 and idyllically located among the grape arbors of surrounding vineyards. Here, you may take time to stroll the manicured grounds, swim in the outdoor pool, or relax on the large outdoor terrace before a sumptuous dinner in the hotel’s dining room, featuring some of the region’s celebrated vintages and specialties like Chilean sea bass, ravioli with beets, and fresh-baked breads.

Accommodation: Hotel Noi Blend (or equivalent), Santa Cruz

Hotel Noi Blend offers a high level of service, complete with fine dining and an incredible ambience, all set against the perfect backdrop of surrounding vineyards. This unique, peaceful, and harmonious property is housed in a historic bodega, originally built in 1875, but lovingly restored to reflect fine architectural details in its modern, comfortable rooms.

Day 5

Botanical Trail and Viña Montes Estate; Ninquen Hill

Today, you begin your day with an elaborate breakfast and a cup of café con leche before transferring 30 minutes to Viña Montes, an award-winning vineyard renowned for its sustainable practices. Here, you set out through fields of grape arbors on your way to a wooded botanical trail in the hills above the estate. Strolling along a dirt trail, you pass signposts with the names of many plant species, with your guides adding additional perspective on such things as the native boldo tree, whose leaves are used similarly to bay leaves, the quillay, used to produce soap, and the threatened hualo (white oak). As you go, enjoy views of the bodega and vineyard spread below you. Cap your walk with a visit to the cellars of Viña Montes, where the oak barrels are continually serenaded by Gregorian chants, before savoring a lunch paired with the winery’s vintages.

After your meal, a brief transfer brings you to the foothills of Ninquen Hill, where you’ll enjoy an easy walk looking down on the valley’s patchwork of vineyards and fields. Continuing on, you arrive at MontGras Winery, one of the most modern winemaking facilities in the world. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology in all its processes, it has earned a large number of international awards over the years and was studied by Harvard Business School as the ideal example of a successful Chilean bodega. Here you will participate in a fun (and delicious) tasting with an expert sommelier—blending, corking, and labeling your own bottle of wine in the process.

Dinner tonight is at a local countryside restaurant. Dine on empanadas, quinoa salad, grilled fish, or pasta—all paired with local vintages.

Accommodation: Hotel Noi Blend (or equivalent), Santa Cruz

Hotel Noi Blend offers a high level of service, complete with fine dining and an incredible ambience, all set against the perfect backdrop of surrounding vineyards. This unique, peaceful, and harmonious property is housed in a historic bodega, originally built in 1875, but lovingly restored to reflect fine architectural details in its modern, comfortable rooms.

Day 6

Ruta del Carbon

Bid farewell to the Colchagua Valley (after one more sumptuous breakfast) and transfer one hour east toward the town of San Fernando. Here, you trace the Ruta del Carbon trail—named for the adobe kilns passed along the way, many still in use by locals for making charcoal. Walking a path lined with acacia trees, you appreciate postcard views of the valley, a landscape of vineyards and giant cacti. At the end of your stroll, you arrive at a cherry orchard in the valley, where a picnic lunch is enjoyed.

Sated from lunch, you continue north via minibus (1¾ hours) to the celebrated wine estate of Santa Rita, where your final hotel is housed in the bodega’s historic manor house. This building, which retains its original neoclassical style, spectacular gardens, and wine vaults, has been declared a national historic site. Before settling into your elegantly appointed room, take a few minutes to visit the on-site Andean Museum, which features an impressive display of Chilean artifacts and handcrafts.

Tonight’s dinner is a casual affair in your hotel.  The estate’s chef will prepare a typical Chilean bar-b-que where we savor grilled specialties—all paired with Chilean wines, of course.

Accommodation: Casa Real Hotel, Alto Jahuel

Located on the grounds of the Santa Rita winery, Casa Real is an opulent boutique property surrounded by some of the most ornate and beautiful gardens in all of Chile. Housed in a historic neoclassical mansion built in the 1800s, it offers lavish amenities such as a swimming pool, two tennis courts, a sauna, gym, and 100 acres of grounds for walking or mountain biking.

Day 7

Santa Rita Hill

Departing on foot directly from your hotel, you head to Santa Rita Hill, where the famed Carménère grape was rediscovered in 1994. The classic wine grape was presumed extinct after a plague in 1867 wiped out many French vineyards. However, its chance rediscovery in Chile has led to a renaissance for the varietal. Along with this historical interest, your walk rewards with incredible views of the Alto Maipo Valley.

Upon returning to your accommodations, partake in a lavish picnic spread laid out in the estate, savored while lounging in the shade, a glass of Santa Rita in hand. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, perhaps relaxing beside the pool, playing tennis, or strolling the gardens before joining a tasting of Santa Rita’s fine wines. The day concludes with an elegant celebratory candlelit dinner in the hotel’s lavish dining room, where you and your travel companions toast the week’s adventures.

Accommodation: Casa Real Hotel, Alto Jahuel

Located on the grounds of the Santa Rita winery, Casa Real is an opulent boutique property surrounded by some of the most ornate and beautiful gardens in all of Chile. Housed in a historic neoclassical mansion built in the 1800s, it offers lavish amenities such as a swimming pool, two tennis courts, a sauna, gym, and 100 acres of grounds for walking or mountain biking.

Day 8

Your Country Walkers Chile: Wine Country & the Coast tour concludes

Following breakfast, begin your day with a 30-minute transfer to nearby Rio Clarillo Reserve, a 29,000-acre habitat for abundant bird species, foxes, and the endangered Chilean iguana, located in the pre-Andean mountain range of the central valley. Here, you follow trails along the Clarillo River, passing between scrubland and Andean forest.

Before continuing to Santiago, you stop at the Fundación Origen, a non-profit organization and education project dedicated to rehabilitating vulnerable teens. Their sustainable school provides opportunities for teenagers to change their lives by earning a diploma in fields like agriculture or veterinary medicine. Here, you walk the school grounds, visit the organic garden, and learn about their program to preserve the rare Araucana chicken as well as goats and bees.

Later, you transfer to Santiago International Airport, where you bid farewell to your guides before continuing with your homebound or onward travels.

Post Tour Night

Tour conclusion and transfer to Santiago

After a full morning of exploring the pre-Andean mountain country, you transfer to Santiago International Airport, where you relax in a quiet, private room at the Holiday Inn Santiago-Airport Terminal Hotel, a short walk from the terminal, and use the afternoon to organize your souvenirs, take a nap, shower, and ensure the novel you’ve been saving is in your carry-on bag. ¡Buen viaje! (Dinner is on your own.)

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Santiago-Airport Terminal Hotel, Santiago

This modern hotel is located directly opposite Santiago International Airport’s terminal building, ensuring a stress-free departure for you—and your luggage. Comfortable rooms offer free Wi-Fi, along with tea and coffee. Additional amenities include a heated indoor pool, gym, hot tub and sauna, as well as a casual grill restaurant and bar.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Santiago

1 night from $198

  • One night at The Singular Santiago Hotel*
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One breakfast

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Chile with an additional night in Santiago. In this cosmopolitan capital city, home to half the population of Chile, there are activities for every interest. Learn about Chilean history at the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art or the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. Literature-loving guests will want to tour La Chascona, the former home of Nobelist poet Pablo Neruda, while art enthusiasts will appreciate the excellent museums in the Lastarria neighborhood. Other exciting options include salsa dancing, discovering a “closed door” gourmet restaurant, visiting beautiful churches, witnessing the morning changing of the guard at Chile’s presidential palace, or mingling with locals and engaging in a chess game at the old city center, Plaza de Armas. For a glorious panoramic view, take the funicular up Cerro San Cristobal. The possibilities are endless!

Single Supplement: $198

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Post-Tour Extension: Patagonia

3 nights from $2,498

  • Three nights at the five-star Singular Patagonia Hotel* (Please note that your Flight + Tour Combo post-tour day room stay at the Holiday Inn Santiago-Airport Terminal Hotel will occur on the day of your return from Patagonia to Santiago.)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Three breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners a la carte; alcoholic beverages (except premium list)
  • Roundtrip internal flight (Santiago–Punta Arenas-Santiago)
  • Daily small-group excursions with bilingual guides in the areas of Puerto Bories, Puerto Natales, and Torres del Paine National Park
  • Use of spa facilities (sauna, steam bath, and pool)

In centuries past, explorers sought safe sailing passages at the tip of the continent. Follow in their wake to “Last Hope Sound,” the spectacular fjord-side location of Chile’s acclaimed hotel, The Singular Patagonia. Once a cold storage plant that employed the region’s early settlers, it’s been transformed into a luxurious haven from which to explore this exciting area. Torres del Paine National Park’s stunning glaciers and mountains, pristine forests, rivers, and lakes will leave you enthralled, and The Singular’s expert guides will lead you to areas off the beaten tourist path. Your visit will be further enhanced with a choice of authentic, fully-guided, small-group excursions in and around Puerto Bories and Puerto Natales. Return to enjoy The Singular’s refreshing spa and famously fine dining, featuring superior wines and fresh local delicacies. It’s all included in this unforgettable package.

Single Supplement: $948 

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at The Singular Santiago Hotel* and one day-use room at the Holiday Inn Santiago-Airport Terminal Hotel*
  • One breakfast
  • 8-day/7-night Chile: Wine Country & the Coast guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

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Dates & Prices

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2018 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Mar 3 - Mar 10 $5,748 $1,298
Mar 17 - Mar 24 $5,748 $1,298
Oct 13 - Oct 20 $5,748 $1,298
Oct 27 - Nov 3 $5,748 $1,298
Nov 10 - Nov 17 $5,748 $1,298

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2018 Dates MIAMI Change Departure Airport
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Single Supplement
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Mar 1 - Mar 11 $6,848
$1,598
Mar 15 - Mar 25 $6,648 $1,598
Oct 11 - Oct 21 $6,648 $1,598
Oct 25 - Nov 4 $6,648 $1,598
Nov 8 - Nov 18 $6,648 $1,598

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