This active week-long trip is perfect for anyone who wants a taste of Chilean culture along with an unforgettable skiing excursion. Tour Santiago's historic neighborhoods and discover the delights of nearby Valparaíso before traveling north to the Portillo Ski Center. Located in the Andes, this all-inclusive boutique ski resort offers excellent slopes for all levels and ages, from complete beginners to advanced.

Highlights

  • Sit atop San Cristóbal Hill and admire Chile's capital
  • Sample world-class wines on a vineyard tour
  • Explore colorful, historic Valparaiso
  • Ski the slopes of the Andes in luxury at Portillo

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive; Santiago de Chile city tour Santiago
Day 2 Santiago de Chile; wine tasting and Valparaíso Santiago
Day 3 Santiago de Chile to Portillo Ski Center Portillo
Day 4 Portillo Ski Center Portillo
Day 5 Portillo Ski Center Portillo
Day 6 Portillo Ski Center Portillo
Day 7 Portillo Ski Center; Depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Santiago de Chile

Cable car to San Cristóbal Hill, Santiago, Chile
Santiago de Chile

Upon arrival at Santiago, you will be picked up at the airport and brought to your hotel. Settle in before joining your guide to tour Chile's capital and its highlights. Visit Chile's seat of government and Santiago's main square, La Plaza de Armas, and La Vega market. Ride the cable car to Cerro San Cristóbal (San Cristóbal Hill) and explore historic neighborhoods, including Lastarria, Bellas Artes, and Santiago Centro. Enjoy dinner in the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista

Day 2: Wine Tasting and Valparaíso 

Picturesque Valparaíso

Drive to the Valle Casablanca, world-renowned for its wine production. Spend some time touring incredible vineyards and sampling several grape varieties along with locally-produced cheeses, or chocolate. Continue on to Valaparaíso, famous for its importance as a South Pacific port of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tour Valaparaíso's historic quarter — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — stopping at the port, the Plaza Sotomayor y Aníbal Pinto, the Alegre, Concepción y Florida, and Artillería Hills.  Return to your hotel in Santiago.

Day 3: Portillo Ski Center

Portillo Ski Center

After breakfast, you will be taken to the Portillo Ski Center. Nestled among the Andes, 100 miles northeast of Santiago, Portillo Ski Center offers skiers of all levels a boutique ski experience. The resort offers skiing and snowboarding lessons for beginners of all ages, and more advanced skiers will feel right at home on the more challenging slopes.

Day 4: Portillo Ski Center

Portillo 

Enjoy four nights and five days of the resort's all-inclusive program, including four daily meals, unlimited access to the rope bridges, and all the facilities. Explore the center and its first-class facilities: 14 rope bridges, 35 pistes (groomed trails), and two square miles of land.

Day 5: Portillo Ski Center

Relax in the pool with an Andean backdrop 

After a long day on the slopes, relax in the heated swimming pool, sauna, and jacuzzi. Try a yoga class, or pamper yourself with a massage.

Day 6: Portillo Ski Center

Portillo Ski Resort, Chile
Portillo Ski Resort

Located 8,360 feet above sea level, the center offers beautiful views of the Andes mountains. Dine in the restaurant overlooking the slopes, or enjoy a drink in the cozy bar.

Day 7: Departure

One of four daily meals, Portillo Ski Resort

Leave Portillo invigorated and travel safely home.