Pacific coast and wine country7 days / 6 nights
All year round
Day 1 Santiago – Valparaíso
(120 Km / 75 Miles)
When you leave the city, drive to the Pacific coast and stop at the Casablanca wine valley. We suggest stopping by one of the several wineries which can be visited.
Day 2 Valparaíso
(0 – 100 Km / 0 – 62 Miles)
A whole day to enjoy the cities and beaches and get to know the famous port of Valparaiso, which has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Day 3 Valparaíso – Santa Cruz
(250 Km / 155 Miles)
We recommend you to leave the coast and drive south to the Colchagua wine valley. Santa Cruz is a typical small village of the Central Region.
Day 4 Santa Cruz
(Aprox. 50 Km / 31 Miles)
We suggest taking part in one of the wine tours offered by "Ruta del Valle Colchagua," whose office is on the square. Viña Santa Laura, Bisquerrt, Lapostolle and several more form part of the oldest wine route in Chile.
Day 5 Santa Cruz – Talca
(125 Km / 78 Miles)
The southernmost wine valley is the Maule Valley located near Talca. When driving south on the Carretera Panamericana (Panamerican Highway) you will pass by the village of Curicó at the center of the Curicó Valley. There you can visit the Miguel Torres or Viña San Pedro wineries.
Day 6 Talca
(Aprox. 150 Km / 93 Miles)
A whole day to explore the surroundings of Talca. You may drive head for the coast or into the Andes.
Day 7 Talca – Santiago
(260 Km / 162 Miles)
Return to Santiago driving north on the Carretera Panamericana (Panamerican Highway). End of tour.
End of the tour
Central Chile Routes
Central Chile Attractions
ValparaísoValparaíso, located less than two hours away from Santiago, is a Cultural Patrimony of Mankind (declared by UNESCO).
The most attractive points may be visited thanks to its 16 funiculars which date from 1880 and connect the high parts of the city with the plane.
In this city, holder of many museums, stand out as a must among its many sites of interest, “La Sebastiana”, which is one of the homes of the poet Pablo Neruda, and “Casa Mistral”, home of Gabriela Mistral, the other Chilean Nobel Prize in literature.
Viña del Mar, known as “Garden City” is among the most important seaside resorts in Chile, with an excellent tourist infrastructure and a wide cultural offer.