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Colchagua Wine Tours: Santa Cruz and Viu Manent Private Tour

A perfect day touring and tasting the best wines in the heart of Chile’s Wine Country, the Colchagua Valley.   Enjoy a gondola ride at Santa Cruz Vineyard and a horse-drawn carriage ride at Viu Manent.

USD $199.00

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Private Tour into the Heart of Chilean Wine Country: Santa Cruz & Viu Manent

On this Colchagua Valley Wine Tour, journey 110 miles (177 km) south of Santiago to one of Chile’s most famous wine regions: the Colchagua Valley. The valley extends from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, with most wineries in the middle of the valley. Wines from this region such as full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignons, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and Carmenere have won multiple awards. Experience the rural region’s rich history and culture as you go on a gondola ride, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, and taste exquisite wines. Join us for a fun-filled day in the beautiful, tranquil Colchagua Valley.

Highlights

  • Tour two fascinating vineyards: Santa Cruz and Viu Manent
  • Take a gondola up a hill to see stunning panoramic views of the valley at the Santa Cruz Vineyard
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through the gorgeous Viu Manent Vineyard
  • Taste the best wines of the Colchagua Valley

Tour Information

Duration: 11 hours (8:00 am-19:00 pm)
Start and end location: Santiago
Availability: Daily

Itinerary

After a three-hour drive to Santa Cruz, the region’s capital, we first stop at Viña Santa Cruz.  Here you will see the place where the Body connects with the Soul. Begin your tour by conquering the Body.  In the garden of varieties you will learn how to differentiate their strains, then you will continue to their winery to learn about the wine-making process and enjoy the tasting of three of their exclusive wines. Then you will know the Soul by using the cable car to appreciate the most amazing views on your way to the top of El Chaman Hill. There, you will learn firsthand how the Aymara culture, Mapuche and Rapa Nui lived in harmony with nature and their environment through their rituals and beliefs, but especially, you will meet their guides Machi and Chaman, the inspiration behind the vineyard’s wines.  

After Santa Cruz Vineyard, we will go to a local countryside restaurant for lunch (not included).  

In the afternoon, we will visit Viu Manent Vineyard, a model for wine tourism in Chile.  Climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a remarkable experience visiting the historic Malbec Hall, gardens, and wine cellars.  Explore the wine shop and handicraft emporium.  The visit ends with a tasting of the vineyard’s best wines. Internationally renowned for the quality of its wines, Viu Manent is particularly famous for its Malbec.

What’s Included

  • Professional, multilingual guide
  • Private transport in a comfortable van
  • Horse Carriage Winery Tour and Wine Tasting at Viu Manent Vineyard
  • “Body and Soul” Winery Tour and Wine Tasting at Santa Cruz Vineyard
  • Panoramic gondola ride at Santa Cruz Vineyard
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride at Viu Manent Vineyard
  • Free hotel pick-up and airport transfer on tour date
  • Bottled water

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 order of sites visited may vary.
  • Although this is a private tour with your own vehicle and guide, there may be other visitors at the vineyards joining you on the winery tours and tastings, which is beyond our control.
  • This tour is available daily, except on national holidays when the vineyards are closed.
  • Alternative vineyards will be visited if either Santa Cruz or Viu Manent do not have availability on the date selected.

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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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