– CHILE IS A COUNTRY OF REMARKABLE CONTRASTS AND EXTREME BEAUTY. FROM THE ANDES MOUNTAINS TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, HERE ARE OUR FAVORITE DAY TOURS AS PICKED BY TEAM GOTREK TRAVELERS.
(yes we included a wine tour)
Petrohue Waterfalls And Osorno Volcano
Known for its dramatic landscape at the foothills of the Andes, Puerto Montt is best explored outside the city limits. Visit three of the area’s top attractions on this shore excursion from the port, including a stop at Petrohue Waterfall, the rich ecosystem at the mouth of the Pescado River, and striking Osorno Volcano, reminiscent of Mount Fuji. If you’re lucky, Petrohue Falls will be surrounded by beautiful wild Alpaca that will allow you to pet their amazing fur. This breathtaking eco-tour will also take you around picturesque Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. One of the most beautiful parts of this tour is the walk alongside Lake Llanquihue, the largest lake in Chile, with the view of Volcano Osorno in the background. This is where you will have the chance to experience and view the majestic German houses with beautiful gardens full of fragrant roses and begonias. Puerto Varas was colonized by German settlers and is known for its German traditions, seafood, natural scenery. This day tour is a dream for outdoor enthusiasts and anyone that wants to be floored by Chile’s natural beauty.
Magdalena And Marta
You’ve probably seen the pictures as most people who have visited or have wanted to visit Chile always manage to mention amazing penguin island! This day tour is truly one of a kind as it allows you to experience these wonderful creatures and many others in their natural habitat. Marvel at thousands of playful penguins on a morning tour of Magdalena Island following a short but exciting boat ride from Punta Arenas. Cruise past stunning seaside scenery as you venture to a picturesque and protected nature reserve to observe these incredible creatures. This awesome day tour will also help you gain insight into their physiology and behavior with a knowledgeable guide and embark on a hike to a legendary lighthouse. Weather permitting, you even get a chance to sail to the shores of Isla Marta to witness sea lions and elephant seals splashing in the sea. For nature lovers and animal lovers, this is one tour in Chile you will absolutely make sure to book!
Concha Y Toro Wine Experience
Indulge your senses and pamper your palate with a full-day tour of two premier Chilean wine estates from Santiago. Explore the expansive vineyards of Santa Rita and Concha y Toro with an expert guide, gaining insight into the area’s fascinating colonial past along the way. Explore the subterranean depths of an antique wine cellar then treat your taste buds to six tastings of exceptional signature wines. Upon arrival and welcome tour, you will cross into the Pirque Vineyards to learn about the growth and development of vines assisted by the meticulous attention of master vineyard keepers. Centuries-old history is all around as you explore the ancient Pirque Terraces. Old world taste comes to life with the sampling of Casillero del Diablo Carmenere. The wines created from this classic Chilean variety were confused with Merlot for more than a century before rediscovery in the 1990s. Today Carmenere is Chile’s emblematic wine. Following your tour of the vineyards, you will descend underground into the winery’s intriguing system of ancient cellars. Visit “Casillero del Diablo” (Devil’s Cellar), the source of the famous legend that made Chilean wine known around the world. End your tour at the wine bar for a special wine tasting, an ideal place to taste premium wines paired with lavish appetizers and cheeses. If you select the wine-only option, sample two wines from the flagship Casillero del Diablo label. Or, add for a small additional price the wine & cheese pairing option, which includes four wines from Marques de Casa Concha, a premium label, accompanied by gourmet cheese. Once you’ve met your match, visit the wine shop where the full assortment of ultra-premium Concha y Toro wines are available for sale as well as books and souvenirs to commemorate your visit.
Moon Valley Tour
This is by far the best place to enjoy the much anticipated Chilean sunset, the Salt Mountain range, located among the Mars and Moon valleys. These valleys contain a variety of stone, sand-like formations – a result of water and wind. As the sun sinks below the horizon, experience the wonder of the area and its close resemblance to the the moon. See the lunar landscape of Moon Valley; wake up early to watch the sun rise over the shimmering surface of salt flats; witness molten spurts of water shoot from the ground at the Geysers del Tatio; and be mesmerized by the crystalline beauty of the Miscanti and Menique lagoons in Death Valley, one of the driest places on earth. You have to visit this place to appreciate the stunning views and also, Flamingos in a desert seems very odd!