Noted! 5 Day Trips from Santiago, Chile

Chile is a beautiful country and there are many things to see outside of Santiago. Several experiences can be had close to the city. This list will examine day trips to different parts of the country that are simple to get to from the hub of Santiago. These are features you will definitely be tempted to add to your itinerary.

Indulge in a Wine Tour!

The area surrounding Santiago is full of many beautiful wineries that offer tastings. In the South, there is the Maipo Valley, the San Antonio Valley, the Colchagua Valley and the Cachapoal Valley. The Maipo Valley is probably the most famous and important region for wine production in Chile. There you can find some of the finest wines. The San Antonio Valley is known for its Pinot Noir while the Colchuga Valley showcases Bordeaux blends and Carmenere. You can get Chilean Syrah in the Cachapoal Valley as well as Cabernet Sauvignon. The Casablanca Valley is north of the city and is known for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blancs whites, Merlot and Pinot Noir. You can decide between tours depending on your favourite wines or what region interests you most to sightsee in.

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Hike in Cajon del Maipo!

If you are looking for a day in nature, then a day trip to Maipo Canyon is the perfect choice. The beautiful scenery and blue water won’t just make for a great picture but also a great background for a hike. Fun fact: several of the mountains are actually active volcanoes. If you want to do an overnight trip, the canyon is also a popular spot for campers. Bonus: There are hot springs! You would not regret this experience.

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Beach Day in Viña del Mar!

You can either visit for the day or stay overnight in this beautiful beach town just outside of Santiago. You can spend time at the beach or walk through the botanical gardens. Don’t forget to take a picture with the famous flower clock or at Wulff Castle right by the Sea. There is so much that you can do there if you have a whole day.

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Sand-boarding in Concon!

Concon boasts scenic dunes with views of the water in the Valparaiso region. At the base of the dunes, you can rent boards and spend some time sand-boarding. It’s a great activity for family and friends. Wear something that you are okay with getting dirty because sand-boarding comes with a learning curve and you will likely fall down several times.

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Ski Trips!

There are a variety of winter sports to do in Chile but one of the most popular is skiing. One small region is Portillo which also has the Laguna del Inca. The resort in the Chilean Andes is a beautiful place to ski for beginners and experts. Another region is Valle Nevado that holds the Farellones resort. There are shuttles from Santiago and there is more than just skiing to do there. There are also tubing hills which are great for kids.

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In conclusion, Santiago is a hub for exciting smaller trips that can be taken around Chile. There are pre-made tours available to all of these places from Santiago to make planning easier. Have a great trip, travellers!