Santiago, Valparaíso & Skiing in Portillo
Day 1: Arrive in Santiago de Chile
Santiago de Chile
Upon arrival at Santiago, you will be picked up at the airport and brought to your hotel. Settle in before joining your guide to tour Chile's capital and its highlights. Visit Chile's seat of government and Santiago's main square, La Plaza de Armas, and La Vega market. Ride the cable car to Cerro San Cristóbal (San Cristóbal Hill) and explore historic neighborhoods, including Lastarria, Bellas Artes, and Santiago Centro. Enjoy dinner in the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista.
Day 2: Wine Tasting and Valparaíso
Drive to the Valle Casablanca, world-renowned for its wine production. Spend some time touring incredible vineyards and sampling several grape varieties along with locally-produced cheeses, or chocolate. Continue on to Valaparaíso, famous for its importance as a South Pacific port of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tour Valaparaíso's historic quarter — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — stopping at the port, the Plaza Sotomayor y Aníbal Pinto, the Alegre, Concepción y Florida, and Artillería Hills. Return to your hotel in Santiago.
Day 3: Portillo Ski Center
Portillo Ski Center
After breakfast, you will be taken to the Portillo Ski Center. Nestled among the Andes, 100 miles northeast of Santiago, Portillo Ski Center offers skiers of all levels a boutique ski experience. The resort offers skiing and snowboarding lessons for beginners of all ages, and more advanced skiers will feel right at home on the more challenging slopes.
Day 4: Portillo Ski Center
Enjoy four nights and five days of the resort's all-inclusive program, including four daily meals, unlimited access to the rope bridges, and all the facilities. Explore the center and its first-class facilities: 14 rope bridges, 35 pistes (groomed trails), and two square miles of land.
Day 5: Portillo Ski Center
Relax in the pool with an Andean backdrop
After a long day on the slopes, relax in the heated swimming pool, sauna, and jacuzzi. Try a yoga class, or pamper yourself with a massage.
Day 6: Portillo Ski Center
Portillo Ski Resort
Located 8,360 feet above sea level, the center offers beautiful views of the Andes mountains. Dine in the restaurant overlooking the slopes, or enjoy a drink in the cozy bar.
Day 7: Departure
One of four daily meals, Portillo Ski Resort
Leave Portillo invigorated and travel safely home.