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Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

1. Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

Take an elevator into the clouds as you ascend Santiago's iconic Sky Costanera skyscraper. Holding the title of Latin America's tallest building, a ride up to the 61st floor is a must for all visitors to Santiago. Look out over miles of Chilean landscapes from the observation deck — a heart-stopping moment not to be forgotten. Dominating the skyline, the Sky Costanera structure towers over the financial district at a staggering 980 feet. Feel the world at your feet and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding Andes mountains with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas at your disposal. By day or by night, the experience is picture-perfect. Take the time to look at the maps and through the deck's telescopes to find Santiago's major landmarks. If you have the time, watch the sun set behind the mountains for an extra dose of the awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping.

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Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

2. Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

Explore the vineyards and the wine cellars of the renowned winery of Cousiño Macul. Discover the Chilean wine-making tradition as you get acquainted with the history of the winery and wine production. At the end of your tour, taste some of the delicious wines produced here.  The tour begins in the outdoor area where the winery guide will explain about the grapes that produce the best wines - Finis Terrae and Lota. Learn about the quality of the vineyard and the concept about how smaller the amount of grape clusters, the greater the concentration of its compounds. Continue through the winery with the largest barrels in Chile and in the world, made with Chilean oak and with a capacity for 30,000 liters, though no longer used are still a part of history. See many more elements and old pieces that were used for wine production and get to understand the differences between the old and modern day production process. Walk among the huge stainless steel barrels where the wine is processed today and visit the cellars that were built in the 19th century to see how and where the wine is stored. Before the end of the tour, you will partake in a tasting of some of Cousino Macul wines with some guidance on what to see, taste and smell. Your wine selection will depend on the option you choose, along with some extras like pairing with cheeses & nuts. You may also choose to add d bike tour through the gardens and vines, or to make it a private tour for just yourself and your group.

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Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Small-Group Tour

3. Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Small-Group Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Santiago city, and enjoy a day to remember as you embrace the magic of the Andes Mountains on a small-group tour for no more than 16 people. Be picked up at your accommodation and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan on a scenic drive to Cajon del Maipo. Once there, connect with nature in a peaceful environment of fresh, clear mountain air. Visit the enchanting village of San José del Maipo to admire the colonial-style architecture, and see the church and main Plaza de Armas, where fans of adventure travel often gather. From there, continue the drive following the Maipo river.  Make your way to discover the amazing lagoon at Embalse El Yeso Dam. Take amazing pictures and a relaxing walk, and savor a delicious glass of wine or juice. Head back toward Santiago at around 3 PM and get dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6 PM.

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Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery 4–Hour Tour & Sommelier Class

4. Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery 4–Hour Tour & Sommelier Class

Explore the wine scene of Santiago at Concha y Toro Winery. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel and travel by climate-controlled van to the summer residence of the famous wine family. Walk through the gardens and park for a look at the exterior architecture, and continue past 26 types of grape in the Garden of Varieties. Visit the Old Pirque vineyard and get a panoramic view of the Maipo Valley. Move on to the wine cellar of Casillero del Diablo ("Devil's Locker") and listen as your guide tells the history of the area. Enjoy 3 wine tastings before meeting a sommelier to taste 4 premium wine brands served with a selection of cheeses. 

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From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

5. From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in Santiago and travel 120 km towards the Pacific Ocean to discover the cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Spend your day in two of the most famous cities in Chile with their very different in characteristics. First, stop at the multicolored port city of Valparaíso, where you will learn its history and discover why it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk among the valleys and discover the poetic, artistic, and historic characteristics of the city. Stop at some lookouts, squares, and have the chance to take a couple pictures of the sea lions at the port. From there, the tour will continue to Viña del Mar - a more sophisticated town with resorts, casinos and luxurious neighborhoods. Here, you will have the chance to eat lunch and visit the main sights of the city, such as the beach, the flower clock, and a Moai brought from Easter Island. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Santiago.

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Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

6. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your accommodation, from where you will board a coach destined for the coastal towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Once in Valparaiso, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will embark on a panoramic tour of the port and Plaza Sotomayor (Sotomayor Square). Following your tour, you will ascend to the summit of the Concepción and Alegre Hills using traditional elevators. You will then take a break for lunch, during which time you can enjoy some Chilean cuisine at your own expense. Your next stop will be to Viña del Mar, which is known as the "Garden City" for its plethora of greenery. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit a coastal area to observe some sea lions, before traveling to your final stop, the Casablanca Valley. There, you can sample wines at the Indomita Vineyard, before returning to Santiago in the early evening.

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Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

7. Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

Admire the stunning massifs, estuaries and rivers of the Andes Mountains on a full-day tour of the Cajon del Maipo. Depart Santiago and journey to San Jose de Maipo as you hear the folklore of the area from your English-speaking guide. Head towards the volcano and see small towns such as Las Vertientes, El Canelo, El Manzano, El Melocoton and San Alfonso. Learn the history of the Tinoco Tunnel as you make your way along a dirt road to the large lake of Embalse del Yeso. Stop at the reservoir to enjoy a picnic style snack with cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine and more.  Start back towards Santiago at around 3:00 PM and get dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6:00 PM.

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From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer

8. From Santiago: Concha y Toro Winery Tour with Transfer

Concha y Toro is Latin America's leading wine producer, with exports to 170 countries. The vineyard was founded in 1883 by Chilean politician and businessman Melchor de Concha y Toro. The winery is the producer of the famous Casillero del Diablo and offers iconic wines such as Don Melchor and Marques de Casa Concha. Following a pickup from your hotel in Santiago, embark on a 1.5-hour drive to the Vineyard. Once you've arrived, you will meet your guide who will give you a tour in your selected language. Your guide will walk through the beautiful gardens of the 19th-century summer residence of the Concha y Toro family. Enjoy around 30 minutes of free time to visit the wine shop and see the variety of local products offered by Concha y Toro. Explore the Grape Variety Garden, where you will find around 26 varieties of grapevines and have a stunning panoramic view of the Maipo Valley. Visit the wine cellars, including the centenarian Casillero del Diablo, the birthplace of the wine legend, and learn how the legend formed the worldwide famous brand. Taste a selection of three wines throughout this 1-hour tour and receive a gift wine glass before being transfered back at your hotel.

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Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

9. Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned van. You will head north from the city of Santiago taking Los Libertadores highway until the first stop to a giant monument that pertains to one of the most important episodes of Chilean history. Following this you will continue on the road, crossing the Chacabuco Tunnel, to the Aconcagua valley, declared the last winery valley of the country. On the road you will see Mount Aconcagua which has the tallest summit of the western and southern hemisphere. You will get to meet the official pet of Portillo Ski Center, a big St Bernard, which welcomes you to the start of your visit.  You will then have free time to visit the ski resort and the marvelous Inca Lagoon which is located between the mountains, this lagoon also has a beautiful history about an Incan King attached to it. You are also able to take the ski lift and enjoy a lunch with a beautiful view of the lagoon. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Santiago.

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From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

10. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Wine Tour

Benefit from pickup in Santiago and then journey to the Maipo Valley to sample different wines from the acclaimed wine growing region. You will visit 2 or 3 wineries and taste some of the best wines in Chile. Learn more about the wine-making process and explore the historic cellars of wine estates, such as Concha y Toro, Santa Rita, Aquitania, Undurraga, or Cousiño Macul. Get a wine glass as a keepsake and compare the difference between the vineyards, each with its own unique character. If option is chosen, enjoy lunch at a restaurant before continuing with your wine tasting experience. Choose the option to get dropped off at your hotel or a location in central Santiago, if you would like to visit the Costanera Center complex.

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based on 1,799 reviews

This was a wonderful tour for our first full day in Chile. After a very long travel day we booked this trip with Sean from Dream Chile Tours. We got to see a small winery Bodegas RE and it was stunning and so informative. We really enjoyed the wine and conversation. We also got to see a larger winery for contrast. It was neat to see the wine making on different production scales. We also got to head to the beach to see the waves and ships. We had lunch in the town of Pomaire after the wineries and our trip to the beach. We love the souvenirs we picked out and lunch was so delicious. Definitely book this tour it was a perfect day and so relaxing. This company is great we needed up booking two additional days when we arrived back in Santiago.

Absolutely loved the experience! Pick-up and drop-off were quite prompt. Our guide Alexis was super friendly and told us historical and geographical facts about the Cajón :) He took the time to narrate in English, Spanish and Portuguese. It was a lovely trip and I'd love to go with them to other places in Santiago soon!

The Cajón del Maipo tour was excellent. Tour guide Gabriel was so energetic and provided great information about the area and the history. I highly recommend this tour.

Tour from Santiago to Valparaíso and Viña Del Mar was excellent. Beautiful sights to see with lots of interesting commentary and history. Daniel was a great guide.

It was very entertaining. We walked through the Valparaíso neighborhood and the restaurant recommendation was very good.