Maipo Valley Wine Experience

Another beautiful vista in Maipo Valley
The Valle de Maipo (Maipo Valley) is a rich wine-producing region in central Chile. The great thing about this hotbed of viniculture is that it lies just a few minutes from the capital of Santiago, so it's easily accessible on a day trip. This tour covers the history of wine and the almost magical art that goes into its production. The scenery adds to the experience as the vineyards are located amid fertile green valleys with the imposing Andes Mountains as a backdrop.

This experience involves visits to two prestigious wineries. Options include the Viña Cousiño Macul and Viña Undurraga, amongst others. All of these vineyards afford tasting opportunities of the best Maipo wines featuring unique bouquets and flavor profiles. The tour to the wineries covers every aspect of production, from the grape to the bottle. There's also the added bonus of pairing the samples of wines with tasty tidbits like fine cheeses.

Tours that Include Maipo Valley Wine Experience

A ripening vineyard in Colchagua Valley
Map of Chile's Iconic Wine Valleys - 6 Days
Chile's Iconic Wine Valleys - 6 Days

Calling all oenophiles: This guided 6-day tour is a chance to become a Chilean wine connoisseur. Starting in the capital city, you'll hit the open road for the country's best wine valleys offering an array of climates, varietals, and production techniques. There will be estates and vineyards to explore galore, as well as dozens of tastings—often paired with delectable local cuisine.

View of Villarrica Volcano from Pucón
Map of Chilean Wine & Lakes Tour - 8 Days
Chilean Wine & Lakes Tour - 8 Days

This itinerary is ideal for those travelers looking to discover Chile's natural beauty and culinary heritage. First, get an in-depth exploration of Chile's wine region during excursions to both the Maipo and Casablanca Valleys. Here, you'll learn all about Chilean wine while enjoying stunning scenery and delicious pairings. Next, head west to experience the vibrant and colorful coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Finally, travel south to Pucón in Chile's Lake District. Here, you'll enjoy kayaking, trekking through native Alajuela forest, hiking up to glaciers, and relaxing in hot springs.

Wine Regions of Chile and Argentina - 10 Days
Wine Regions of Chile and Argentina - 10 Days

Whether you're a seasoned sommelier, a burgeoning wine enthusiast, or a regular Jane or Joe with a taste for good reds—Argentina and Chile are calling. When taken together, these two nations represent the Mecca of wine production in South America. On this epic 10-day enology tour you will visit the best wine-producing regions in both countries and tour the vineyards that produce their most famous varietals. And of course, each day there will be copious tastings.

Marble Caves
Santiago, Atacama Desert & Marble Caves Adventure - 11 Days

On this itinerary, you'll get to experience the many different faces of Chile. You'll have the opportunity to explore Chile's culturally-rich cities, taste premium Chilean wine, and take in some of the country's most stunning landscapes. First, tour Santiago along with the colorful coastal cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. Next, explore the world-famous wine regions surrounding Santiago - you'll learn all about how Chilean wine is made, and more importantly, how it tastes. Then it's off to the north and the otherworldly desert landscapes of Atacama. You'll visit geysers, lunar valleys, and even do some high-altitude stargazing. Finally, you'll head to Chile's unspoiled Patagonia region, where you'll visit one of the most unique sites on the continent: the marble caves of Lago General Carrera.