Excellent time in Santiago
Chile | Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2023

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Tim G.
Coralville, IA | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2023

Be patient with the organizer but at the same time, do not have stuff "fall into the cracks" It was a very good and diverse trip during my week there. My only regret was to have listened to his hotel recommendations (apparently they were close to the metro). Felt very safe and secure. The other tourists also made this trip very memorable. Would highly recommend Angel.

Activity Reviews
Santiago City Tour
Santiago City Tour
Santiago
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Santiago Food Tour
Santiago Food Tour
Santiago

Everything was tasty; the Vega market and Central Mercado, food can be cheap and it's best to eat at the outer areas of the market. Watch out for the floors as they can be slippery.

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Food
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Private Bike Wine Tour - Maipo Valley
Private Bike Wine Tour - Maipo Valley
Chile

Haven't biked since 2009; great experience; did not realize that we biked for 13 km. Nice to learn about wineries and the famous Carmenere.

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Food
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Concha & Toro Wine tasting Tour
Concha & Toro Wine tasting Tour
Chile

The wine tasting tour seemed too commercialized. Also, did the wine tasting as the second part of the tour instead of the last. It was nice to see the ghost in the cellar. It seemed the tour focused on the house and garden rather than the winery. If it weren't for the other tourists in the group, this would have been a 1 star.

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The other tourists and the driver (Carlos)
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Carlos.
Casablanca, Valparaiso and Viña del Mar- Shared Tour
Casablanca, Valparaiso and Viña del Mar- Shared Tour
Santiago

This was one of the best parts of the trip. I had a nice lunch that contained seafood and I was able to touch the Pacific Ocean. It has been the second time in my life that I was able to do this. The drinks were tasty.

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Chris was an awesome tour guide.
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Visit Viña Casas Del Bosque -Wine Tasting & Lunch
Visit Viña Casas Del Bosque -Wine Tasting & Lunch
Santiago

This was a good tour and very focused on the wines rather than the house or garden. Wines were pretty good. The lunch was really awesome and bought a wine that was not on the tasting tour but at lunch.

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Wine Tasting at Viña Cousiño Macul & Visit the Bahai Temple
Wine Tasting at Viña Cousiño Macul & Visit the Bahai Temple
Santiago

I wish the weather was not hot; it was almost 30 degrees C and I felt really tired after doing the tasting and walking around the vineyard. A lot of historical value and it was nice to taste different wines during the tour instead of at the end. I bought two wines. Bahai was a good experience. A lot of tranquility there. I wish there was no smog that covered much of the city. I also went to Los Domingoes and got some souvenirs.

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Visit Undurraga Vineyard - Wine Tasting group tour
Visit Undurraga Vineyard - Wine Tasting group tour
Santiago

Bought a sauvignon blanc; just tasted it today in the US. Went well with a salad.

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Local specialist: Angel Gutierrez
Angel
Angel Gutierrez
Local specialist in Santiago & Quito | Replied on Dec 02, 2023

Mi Amigo Tim!
It was Bacan to meet you!!

I had a great time with you in Santiago, I am glad you had a great experience Eating and Drinking wine All around the Central zone of Chile
I know we will meet again somewhere, Say hello to Iowa, your brother, and your dad.
Remember that between the 3 of you, you almost visited the whole country :D

Best Regards,
Angel.