Authentic tour in Chile’s central region

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Authentic tour in Chile’s central region

  • 8-day trip
  • Ideal for: families, couples
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    Self-driving tour
  • Difficulty : accessible
  • Style: adventure, off-the-beaten-track
  • Minimum: 2 travelers

In this tour, discover the central and coastal region of Chile and its hidden gems. This off-the-beaten-path 8-day itinerary will take you on an adventure through amazing experiences and wild natural wonders.

During this tour, you will discover Santiago’s history and Valparaiso’s art and culture. You will explore Maipo Valley through impressive hikes and walks. For a gastronomy encounter, you will make a stopover in the wine region to uncover Chile’s wine tradition and vineyards. Your unforgettable vacation will end in the wilderness of La Campana National Park, where you will take hikes and meet the cutest alpacas and llamas.

Are you ready to get away from the throngs of tourists and immerse yourself in the authentic Chile?


What to Expect

This 1-week itinerary will take you on an easygoing, balanced self-driving tour in Chile’s central region. At you own comfortable pace, you will enjoy city vibes, national parks, traditional sea ports, and coastal Pacific atmosphere. From natural to cultural wonders, you will truly discover Chile off the beaten path.

This unique travel package provides comfortable and atypical accommodations, from a luxurious lodge in the wild to an unusual, secret eco-lodge. You will meet and get to know the real Chile and Chileans during your road-trip adventure!

Family and kid-friendly travel itinerary

Highlights of Chile’s central region tour:

  • Wine tasting in Casablanca Valley
  • Meeting a colony of adorable alpacas
  • Hiking in the wilderness, surrounded by stunning scenery
  • Discovering Valparaíso and its art
  • Visiting Isla Negra's coastline

Day 1Welcome to Santiago de Chile!

Upon your arrival to the international airport in Santiago, Chile’s capital city, your comfortable car rental will be waiting for you. After a short drive to your hotel, enjoy the exclusive, artsy vibe of your hotel for a much-needed rest. You will then be ready to explore the vibrant Chilean metropolis. La Moneda, the Plaza de Armas, the historical neighborhood, and San Cristobal Hill are all must-see spots on your city tour.

Finish your first Chilean day with a traditional meal in the bohemian district Bellavista.

Overnight: Hotel Maison Italia 1029, Santiago de Chile

Day 2Discovering Maipo Valley

This morning, you will head towards Maipo Valley, a beautiful, serene valley a couple hours away from the vibrant capital. In Maipo Valley, you will be surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and incredible river valleys.

Take the rest of the day to discover your hotel’s surroundings with a nice hike, a welcome experience outside of busy city life.

End the day with a relaxing massage at your luxurious hotel’s spa.

Overnight. Noi Puma Lodge, Maipo.

Day 3Hiking among beautiful landscapes

Enjoy this free day to explore the Maipo Valley up close, with one of several excursions offered by your hotel.

Opt for horseback riding in the mountains, or go on a challenging trek or a leisurely hike towards one of the many beautiful viewpoints in the area or in the native forest. More adventurous travelers will be thrilled by a rock climbing experience in this impressive landscape. 

Should you choose, we would be happy to arrange a full day of trekking with a local guide to El Morado Natural Monument and its famous glacier. It is sure to be a challenging yet unforgettable experience! 

Overnight. Noi Puma Lodge, Maipo.

Day 4Wine tasting in a traditional valley of the central region

Hit the road early this morning to reach the coast of Chile’s central region. After a 3-hour drive, you will reach la Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda’s museum overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Discover the house and history of this beloved Chilean figure, and enjoy a delightful walk on the beach. Do not miss out on a traditional seafood lunch by the beach

After lunch, head to a traditional vineyard in Casablanca Valley for a delicious wine tasting. You will visit a beautiful winery, discover the wine-making process, and obviously taste the incredible selection of Chilean wines

The lucky travelers will spend a unique night on the vineyard’s grounds in a comfortable hotel. Enjoy the beautiful pool and the wine setting that the place offers.

Overnight: La Casona Matetic, Casablanca Valley.

Day 5Visiting Valparaíso

Only a short drive away, discover the “Gem of the Pacific”: Valparaíso. The city and the harbor hold  cultural and historical importance in Chile. You need a full day to really experience all it has to offer: its colorful streets, its street art, and its secrets. Do not miss Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción.

For a family experience, we offer the option of a half-day cooking class, in which you will create and taste the most delicious traditional recipe of Chile!

Finish the day on the rooftop terrace of your hotel, enjoying the sunset with a pisco sour in hand.

Overnight: Fauna Hotel, Valparaíso.

Day 6Hiking among the fauna and flora

Enjoy a final stroll in Valparaíso before heading towards one of Chile’s most underrated national parks: La Campana. The national reserve is listed by UNESCO and is home to one of the last remaining palm tree forests in the country. It is truly a gem, completely off the beaten path!

Take advantage of the afternoon to take a walk or a nice hike absorbing the natural beauty of the park. If you would like to be accompanied by a guide or try a horseback riding experience, your hotel within the park will be delighted to organize a special excursion for you.

You will spend the night in an unusual, sustainable, family-friendly lodge in the middle of the wilderness of Chile’s central region.

Overnight: Eco-Lodge, La Campana National Park.

Day 7 Meeting sweet Alpacas

Today’s program will captivate children as well as adults: you will meet alpacas! This moment is sure to be one of–if not the–highlight of your vacation in Chile.

You will arrive at the largest alpaca farm in Chile for a half-day excursion with the sweet, friendly animals. Easily one of the best kept secrets in Chile’s central region, this farm offers unforgettable quality time with numerous alpacas. The English-speaking tour will offer you insight into the fabrication, processes, and final production made from alpaca wool.

Overnight: Eco Lodge, La Campana National Park

Day 8 Transitioning back to Santiago de Chile

Your last road trip adventure draws to a close as you arrive back in Santiago de Chile. Enjoy your final moments in the capital before reaching Santiago’s international airport. 

It is already time for your international flight home. Have a safe trip as you reflect back on your unique memories of Chile’s authentic countryside. 

Recommended Airport

Santiago international airport

Price Includes

  • 7 nights in superior/deluxe private rooms with bathroom
  • All accommodations include WiFi, restaurant, bar, and swimming pool. One includes a spa.
  • 8-day car rental
  • High quality outdoor activities: hikes, walks, visits, wine tasting
  • A customized travel guide
  • Full support on site
  • A dedicated local contact

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Extra activities and options mentioned
  • Fuel
  • Tips