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Amazing Portillo Inca Lagoon And San Esteban Vineyard

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highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Andes mountain's most beautiful scenery
  • Get up-close to native wildlife in the Andes and visit a fantastic ski resort and vineyard
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
This tour will take us to the highest of the Andes by the international road to Argentina. The route gives us a postcard view of the most imposing and beautiful mountains including one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Andes mountains. The lagoon has an intense emerald green color and transparency that reflects the vastness of the surrounding mountains. It tells the sad story of a beautiful Inca princess who when she died her husband deposited the body of his beloved in the bed of the lagoon, turning the color of the waters to emerald green, alike the eyes of the princess.

Aside from stunning mountain scenery on this tour you will also be able to see ruins of the Inca empire, where llama caravans stopped to rest after a long travel for the Inca Trail. You will also get to observe the ruins of an intricate route of the Transandino railway winding between tunnels and through steep cliffs.

We go up the road curve called el Caracol, a road which few people have seen before, at an altitude of 2680 meters where we find the Hotel Portillo and ski resort. This historical hotel has received several visits by important political figures around the world, world champions, artists, and others. With over 100 years of operation it is the oldest winter resort in South America.

To make this tour a unforgettable we will also visit the San Esteban vineyard, the most important vineyard in the Aconcagua Valley. This vineyard shares the international success it has achieved through the Chilean wine industry. San Esteban vineyard offers tours of its facilities with wine experts who will tell us about the advantages and strong sides of their wines and tell us the history of the vineyard as we go through its different locations.

We look forward to giving you a splendid day in the Andes including a magnificent vineyard and ski resort.
customer reviews
4.7 - Excellent Based on 6 reviews
Excellent
Lisa England From USA At
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
Lots of time spent driving
Anonymous From Canada At
3 - Average
“This tour was a disappointment. Long drive and not much to do. There was a wine tour not unlike any other you would see anywhere else. The only thing included, as advertised, was wine tasting of 3 wines. The drive up to the lagoon at Portillo was interesting as it was full of switchbacks into the Andes. The lagoon was nice and for those who have not experienced mountains before would find it interesting I guess. The tour was overpriced for what you get. Our driver Juan was very good and a careful driver though he did not talk a whole lot during the trip.”
Portillo Inca Lagoon & winery
Susan Colyer From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“Rodriguez was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. The driver was also excellent and even offered us all traditional Christmas cake. We particularly enjoyed the tour of the winery. The Portillo Inca Lagoon was beautiful to visit”
This tour is not to be missed
Andrew Phillips From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“My wife Laura and I had an amazing day touring Portillo and San Esteban Vineyards with Estela and Patricio! They picked us up right at our hotel and were extremely accommodating when we ended up having a special request. We also explored an archaeological site with petroglyphs when we got to San Esteban. The wine we had, In Situ Carmenere and a white wine, were both so delicious and the grounds were beautiful. Portillo was breathtaking and Estela and Patricio were the perfect guides, friendly, accommodating, and fun to be around. Would definitely recommend to a friend or take another tour with them if we end up back in Chile!!”
what’s included
  • Hotel Pickup and Dropoff in Santiago
  • All Transportation
  • Professional Guide
  • Wine Tasting
what's excluded
  • Lunch
  • Optional gratuities
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 9 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English, portuguese & spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Santiago, Chile
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