Travel Advice Chile
As you’re about to read, Chile has a special place in my heart and so I couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to fill you in on travel advice Chile.
I have always been drawn to South America, wanting to explore it and immerse myself in all of the different cultures there.
One of my FAVOURITE places in South America is Chile.
It is SO diverse!
If you want to go and experience a variety of different activities and landscapes it is definitely somewhere you should go to explore!
Technically, because of how long and thin the country is, you COULD go skiing in the morning, go to the beach in the afternoon, and go wine tasting in the evening!!
Now, I’m not suggesting you do that, but it would be possible!
We were based in Santiago and decided to fit in as many excursions as we could in the three days we had available there.
(Having just a taste has left me wanting to go back for more and fully explore!!)
The first tour we opted for was a wine tasting tour of the Concha y Toro estate where they produce the very well known brand Casillero del Diablo.
We were picked up from our hotel, and taken to the estate, where we were taken on a tour of the stunning grounds of the property and given a little history of the estate.
We roamed the vineyards with backdrops of the Andes Mountains, stopping off at various points to sample their wines. There is also a lovely courtyard where you can grab a bite to eat before or after your tour but make sure you factor that in!
We only had time for a quick snack ahead of our tour, but the food was delicious and well presented!
Our second excursion was to Cajon del Maipo, a gorge just southeast of Santiago.
Again, we were collected from our hotel and taken on a bus to the gorge, we went FULL tourist mode!
We stopped off at a small town en route to the gorge to explore for an hour or so before hopping back on the bus and heading to the gorge. This tour is very much a ‘viewpoint’ tour as opposed to so much exploring.
The gorge itself was GORGEOUS!
The colour of the water was exquisite!
We were offered cheese and wine on returning to the bus, definitely a popular offering on many of the tours, it’s all about the wine!
Our final tour took us to Villa Alemana towards the west coast up into the mountains for a horse riding tour led by Campasano.
My favourite thing about this riding experience is that the horses have all been rescued from abuse and other ranches who used old fashioned ‘breaking techniques” and re-taught with love and respect by the owner of the ranch.
The live-in staff are made up of students on gap years with extensive riding experience and so knowledgeable and lovely.
We rode up through the mountains, with spectacular views!
We had a variety of riding experience between us but it was suitable for all of us. We stopped off for a snack break, taking cover from the beating sun under the trees.
We returned to the ranch to a beautifully prepared, home cooked, traditional Chilean BBQ, with great veggie options!! This was definitely my favourite excursion due to my love of riding!
This trip was one just scratching the surface of what Chile has to offer, I can’t WAIT to go back and explore more of this incredible country!
And, of course, I’ll be keeping you updated with all things travel advice Chile.
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