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