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Private Andean Adventure: Alpacas, Petroglyphs and Wine

Journey to the time of the Inca!  Visit the largest alpaca farm in Chile.  Venture on a short hike to discover rock drawings from 450 to 1,000 years ago.  Sip on some wine at San Esteban Vineyard in the shadow of the Andes.

USD $190.00

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Andean Adventure: Alpacas, Petroglyphs, and Wine Full-Day Tour

This Andean Adventure tour shows visitors the very essence of Chile. Enjoy a short hike through Paidahuén Archaeological Park and discover rock drawings dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago, after this we will sip on some wine at San Esteban vineyard before visiting the largest alpaca farm in Chile, a full day adventure.

Highlights 

  • Hike through Paidahuén Archaeological Park
  • Visit San Esteban Winery for a vineyard tour and wine tasting
  • Get to know the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in Chile
  • Spend a full day in this Andean Adventure!

Tour Information

Duration: 8 hours –  9:00 a.m to 17:00 pm
Start and End Location: Santiago City
Availability: Daily (except national holidays)

Itinerary

This is the ultimate adventure!  

First, we visit the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in Chile.  Indulge in nature and discover this beautiful animal up close.  You will see the entire alpaca wool production process and enjoy a broad selection of exclusive creations and handmade alpaca wool items that portray the patrimony and spirit of the Andean culture, which is the World of the Alpaca.  

Then, we travel to the foothills of the Andes and stop at Paidahuén Archaeological Park.  Paidahuén is an isolated hill located along the northern bank of the Aconcagua River in the rural town of San Esteban.  At the top of Paidahuén, visitors will appreciate large rocks adorned with petroglyphs. Full of symbolism and mystery, these rock drawings are the work of native populations dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago.  The true meaning of the petroglyphs are unknown, but research has demonstrated that they were not made randomly. From the top of the hill, visitors may ponder unanswered questions while taking the natural context into consideration. Specifically, the relationship between Paidahuén Hill and other peaks in the valley, the hill’s strategic positioning, and the prevalence of north-facing petroglyphs are some of the observations that can help understand the importance of this site.  

Next, we visit nearby San Esteban Winery for a vineyard tour and tasting.  San Esteban is a family-owned and operated producer of high-quality wines and table grapes. The vineyard exports to more than 20 countries.  Their grapes are planted along the banks of the Aconcagua River and on the surrounding hillsides. This geography creates a micro-climate ideally suited for wine and table grape production, with a soil quality that rivals the best wine-growing regions in South America. 

After the winery tour and tasting there will be time for lunch (not included), if you choose, at a rustic countryside restaurant called “La Ruca” meaning “house” in the Mapuche Indian language. This tour shows visitors the essence of Chile!

What’s Included

  • Bilingual Guide (English and Spanish)
  • Private Transport
  • Bottled Water
  • Entry to Archaeological Park
  • Winery Tour and Classic Wine Tasting at San Esteban Vineyard
  • Entry to Alpaca Farm

What’s Not Included

  • Optional Gratuity for Guide
  • Lunch

Important Notes

  • This is a private tour and requires a minimum of two people to run
  • Free Pick-up and Drop-off from any Hotel, Airbnb, and Residence in Santiago
  • Free Airport Pick-up or Drop-off on Tour Day
  • The vineyard may be closed on certain national holidays, including: January 1, September 18 and 19, and December 25. On these dates, we will substitute the vineyard with a visit to the Inca Lagoon.
  • The order of sites visited may vary.
  • It is necessary to walk uphill on a gradual trail for approximately 20 minutes to reach the petroglyphs at the summit. The climb can be done by a person of any age in good health. Walking poles are provided. This walk is optional and may be omitted if the guest chooses.
  • Although this is a private tour with your own vehicle and guide, there may be other visitors at the alpaca farm and vineyard joining you, which is beyond our control.
  • If you have any questions about the tour, you can email us at info@keteka.com!

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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