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4 Day Wine and Culinary Vacation in Chile

Altiplanico Bellas Artes Hotel, Santo Domingo 526, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Culinary Holiday and Wine Tasting Chile

Come and discover the flavors, smells, colors, and sounds of typical Chilean food! From the fruits of its sea to its wines, its history, and its culture. Enjoy the riches of the Central Valley and the coasts of Valparaíso. Starting from Santiago, you will visit wine valleys and coastal cities, folklorical shows, taste wines, and have a Chilean cooking class with expert guides in their art. You will experience the music and typical dances that accompany the program, together with nature and its majestic Andes mountain range!

Highlights

  • Chilean cooking class and tasting
  • Santiago culinary and historical tour
  • Enjoy a city tour of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
  • Casablanca Valley premium wine tour in organic vineyards
  • Folklorical buffet Lunch and dinner Show
  • Maipo Wine premium wine tour
  • 3 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Airport transfer included: Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Concierge desk
  • Fireplace
  • Honesty bar
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Patio

During your culinary holiday, you will be accommodated at Altiplanico Bellas Artes Hotel in Santiago or a similar accommodation, in standard double or twin rooms. Altiplanico Bellas Artes is located in downtown Santiago, less than one kilometer from La Piojera.

Every room at this hotel is air-conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units include a sitting area where you can relax. Every room has a private bathroom. Extras include free toiletries and a hair dryer. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

Teleferico is 1.8 kilometers from Hotel Altiplanico Bellas Artes, and Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL) is 14.5 kilometers away from the property. Guests praise Hotel Altiplanico Bellas Artes for its wonderful service, which includes a concierge.

Program

Day 1

Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrival of national or international flights to go to the hotel where you can leave your bags and go out to visit the Barrio Lastarria and Bellas Artes and have lunch. Then, at 2 p.m. your guide-chef will be in the hall of your hotel to take you to see La Vega Central, the most popular fruit and vegetable market in Santiago.

You will buy some ingredients for your cooking class and you will continue to the traditional Piojera Bar, where you can try the famous Terremoto (Chilean drink with alcohol). Then, you will visit the central market, where you will find fresh fish and seafood. You will then go into the historic center of Santiago with its most important points (La Moneda government palace, the armas square, the cathedral, and Santa Lucia Hill).

Then you will go to the department of your chef-guide, who will delight and teach you about traditional Chilean food. You will have a cooking class with four courses, learning about their preparation and their history. You will pair your food with Chilean wines of quality and importance in the Chilean viticulture market. You will finish your dinner and your guide will leave you at your hotel so that you can rest or go out to enjoy the nightlife in Santiago.

Day 2

In the morning our guide will be waiting you at your hotel to start a wne day with traditional food and chilean folklore.

Maipo Valley is well known for its red wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère. The volcanic soils and special temperatures provide an optimum location for the development of vineyards that have been around since the nineteenth century. We will visit one winery on this valley: Viña Haras de Pirque.

You will start with a reception on the main terrace, then go through the wine cellar and guard, and finish in the private wine cellar with a tasting of 3 wines: Albaclara Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva, Hussonet Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva, Albis Red Blend Icon, accompanied by a table of Cheese.

After the wine tasting you will go to visit a Chilean ranch where they show the chilean traditions with horses skill demostration, music, dance and food.

You will finish your experience in your hotel, and the evening free and your guide will leave you with recommendations to go around the city and have dinner on your own.

Day 3

Your guide will wait for you in the hall of your hotel at 9 a.m. to go to Valparaíso: The Jewel of the Pacific. This city was a strategic point of the post-colonial American economic growth, which caused many foreigners to leave their native countries to begin a new life or business in Valparaíso. It is currently a UNESCO cultural heritage site and is noted for its exciting cultural and street activity.

You will visit its main tourist spots and you will be delighted with its beautiful murals. You will also understand the city's history and its political and economic importance. You will also have the possibility to visit the house of the poet Pablo Neruda.

Later, you will visit the garden city of Viña del Mar, with its flowers and beaches. You will have lunch there in one of the many restaurants that offer dishes with seafood as protagonists.

On the way back to Santiago, you will make a stop in the Casablanca Valley, which stands out for the quality of its white wines (Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, among others), where you will visit the organic vineyard Emiliana and you will have a very particular tour where you will learn how a biodynamic organic ecosystem works. You will also taste its best wines with a table of cheeses, chocolates, and nuts.

You will return to the hotel to relax and prepare for the night. At 8 p.m., your guide will take you to the Bali Hai Restaurant, where you can taste typical Polynesian food and appreciate the beautiful music and dances from Rapa Nui (Easter Island), a Chilean territory right in the navel of the world. After dinner, your guide will bring you back to your hotel.

Day 4

Your driver will wait for you at your hotel to transfer you to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), for your flight back home.

Some activities or restaurants can be subject to availability and may be change for a similar experience.

Included excursions

  • Casablanca premium wine tour (organic tour)
  • Maipo Valley premium wine tour
  • Santiago culinary and historical city tour with Chilean cooking class
  • Valparaíso and Viña del Mar city tour
  • Dinner Show with polynesian menu and dance
  • Buffet Lunch with folklorial Show and free wine.

Location

This culinary tour will take you through several Chilean cities: Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Casablanca, Cajón del Maipo, and Pirque.

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Concierge desk
  • Fireplace
  • Honesty bar
  • In-room safe
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Patio

Services

  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry

Food

This culinary holiday includes breakfast on days two to four, as well as dinner on days one and three. There will also be wine tastings with three or more wines. During your stay in Chile, you will get to taste typical Chilean food, seafood, beef, wines, and organic wines. You will also have a Chilean cooking class and tasting.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Santiago offers a lot of fun like any touristic city. From good restaurants and pubs (Bellavista Boulevard or Lastarria and Bellas Artes neighborhood) to places like San Cristobal Hill (cable car) or Costanera Center (highest panoramic view). There are also interesting museums; you can visit La Chascona Museum of the poet Pablo Neruda and the Pre-Colombian Art Museum.

If you are interested in human rights and the last military Chilean dictatorship, you can visit the Human Right Museum. If you look for handicrafts, Los Dominicos handicraft village is the place to go.

What's included

  • Chilean cooking class and tasting
  • Santiago culinary and historical tour
  • Valparaíso and Viña del Mar city tour
  • Dinner Show as in the itinerary
  • Folklorical Buffet Lunch as in the itinerary
  • Casablanca Valley premium wine tour in organic vineyards
  • Maipo Wine premium wine tour
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All transfers
  • Breakfasts on days two to four
  • Dinner on days one and three (one with show with typical music and dance)
  • Local bilingual guides

What's not included

  • Lunch on day one, two and four
  • Dinner on day two and four
  • Water bottles
  • Extra drinks
  • Gratuities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL). Transfer to and from the airport is included. Nave Tours will pick you up from the airport. Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL) is located in Santiago and receives flights from all around the world.

Airport: Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Airport transfer included: Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
4 days / 3 nights
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Low season
  • January 1 - February 28
  • May 1 - September 30
  • December 1 - December 31

 

High season
  • March 1 - April 30
  • October 1 - November 30

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