Self Drive Coast & Wine
5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
DAY 1: SANTIAGO, VALPARAISO (APPROX. 120 KM)
After the pick up your rental car, you will leave Santiago towards the Pacific Ocean, passing through the agricultural valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. You will reach Valparaiso, whose historic quarter was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Valparaiso.
DAY 2: VALPARAISO AND SURROUNDINGS
Today you may drive along the coast and explore Viña del Mar, a popular Summer destination with boulevards lined by palm trees, beautiful parks and beaches. Further north you can visit Con Con with its fishermen coves and the impressive Campo Dunar (huge sand dunes). Overnight in Valparaiso.
DAY 3: VALPARAISO, SANTA CRUZ (APPROX. 280 KM)
You will leave Valparaiso and head towards Santa Cruz. On your way you may visit Isla Negra (45 km south of Santiago) and the house of Literature Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda. In the Casablanca Valley there are some amazing wineries we recommend to visit, such as Emiliana, Matetic, Casas del Bosque, Kingston(reservations need to be arranged in advance). Overnight in Santa Cruz.
DAY 4: COLCHAGUA WINE VALLEY
Time to explore Colchagua Wine Valley, nominated in 2005 as the Wine Region of the Year by the North American Magazine “Wine Enthusiast”. A tour through the Wine Valley of Colchagua visiting vineyards has to be arranged in advance. You should not miss to visit the Colchagua museum, the biggest private collection in Chile, exhibiting paleontological and archaeological, pre-Columbian and Spanish colonial artefacts. Overnight in Santa Cruz.
DAY 5: SANTA CRUZ, SANTIAGO (APPROX. 180 KM)
Today you will leave Santa Cruz and head back to Santiago. According to your flight time you can visit a winery located on your way to Santiago. Drop off your car at Santiago Airport.