Culinary Tour Of Chile

  • Chile - Food and Wine

  • Trip ID: 2334

5 Day Trip
Per Day Price Level $$$$
Per Day Budget $ 580
Per Day USD ranges:
$$$$ < $250
$$$$ $250-500
$$$$ $500-750
$$$$ $750+
  • Guided by a local Chef, immerse yourself into Santiago´s popular fish & fruit markets.
  • Enjoy a private cooking class while learning the secrets of good Pisco Sour.
  • Indulge in premium wines at Santiago´s most notable Wine Bar.
  • Explore old funicular railways at the Port City of Valparaíso.

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 1 : Arrival in Santiago

    Upon arrival at Santiago´s airport, we are met and transferred to our hotel to freshen up. We spend the early afternoon on an easy walk through Santiago, its traditional and modern districts set against the scenic backdrop of the Andes.  We walk to the historical center, its Plaza de Armas and Cathedral, and a few steps up to enjoy sweeping views of the city from Santa Lucia Hill. Along the way   we stop at the City´s most relevant Cafeterías and Emporio La Rosa ice cream shop to sample unique local flavors, and finish with a wine tasting paired with some Tapas  at Bocanariz,  Santiago´s most renowned wine bar.

    Evening at leisure, or explore Santiago´s varied dining options

     

    Accommodation: The Aubrey Boutique Hotel (Bella Vista- Santiago de Chile)

    Meals: Meals Not Included

    Day 2 : Santiago

    We start savoring the morning, first at the Mercado Central, Santiago’s celebrated fresh fish market, listed by the National Geographic among the top 10 Food Markets in the world, and we continue then to La Vega, the popular fruit and vegetable market and the perfect place to discover new flavors. Then on to the kitchen, where our chef-instructor will guide you through the preparation of simple but delicious Chilean recipes and reveal some of her culinary secrets, her knowledge of the local culture adding an energetic dimension to the class. Later on, it is time to relax over lunch, our dishes complemented by excellent Chilean Wines.

    Accommodation: The Aubrey Boutique Hotel  (Bella Vista- Santiago de Chile)

    Meals: Breakfast And Lunch

    Day 3 : Casablanca Valley

    This morning we drive west for about an hour into Casablanca Valley. The valley benefits from a cool ocean breeze that makes this terroir a perfect one for some of the best Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays produced in the country. In the morning we make our way to Matetic Winery, where we check in at the Wine Lodge before visiting the winery and tasting their premium wines over lunch. This afternoon we head for Viña Emiliana, producers of organic wines. During the visit we learn about the organic and biodynamic agriculture. Return to the lodge and enjoy local Pisco Sours by the pool.

     

    Accommodation: La Casona Matetic

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 4 : Valparaiso

    Drive to the coastal City of Valparaiso.  Historically, the main port of Chile, and built almost entirely on steep hills, the city holds a well-deserved reputation among foodies.  From the upper hills, we board the old funicular railways and enjoy time for lunch at one of the vibrant local spots. Later on, we wander through town admiring some stunning graffiti & street art. In the afternoon we drive east, back to Casablanca Valley.

     

    Lodging La Casona Matetic  (Hacienda, Wine lodge)

    Meals: Breakfast And Dinner

    Day 5 : Departure from Santiago

    After breakfast at the lodge you will be transferred to Santiago International Airport.

     

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Duration
    5 days
    Difficulty
    Easy
    Primary Activities
    Food and Wine
    No. of travellers
    Min. 2
    Other Activities
    None
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
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    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Jan to Dec $ 2,900 $ 580 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • Meals, as described in the detailed itinerary 
  • Private transportation in all locations
  • Private, expert local guides (English- Spanish)
  • Wine expert guides during wine tasting activities
  • Wine tasting culinary/ outdoor activities as described
  • Water Bottles during outdoor activities & shuttle time
Cost Excludes
  • Wines and other alcoholic beverages during meals/ except during wine tasting activities  
  • Insurance of any kind
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Tips for guides and drivers
Day 1 : Arrival in Santiago

Upon arrival at Santiago´s airport, we are met and transferred to our hotel to freshen up. We spend the early afternoon on an easy walk through Santiago, its traditional and modern districts set against the scenic backdrop of the Andes.  We walk to the historical center, its Plaza de Armas and Cathedral, and a few steps up to enjoy sweeping views of the city from Santa Lucia Hill. Along the way   we stop at the City´s most relevant Cafeterías and Emporio La Rosa ice cream shop to sample unique local flavors, and finish with a wine tasting paired with some Tapas  at Bocanariz,  Santiago´s most renowned wine bar.

Evening at leisure, or explore Santiago´s varied dining options

 

Accommodation: The Aubrey Boutique Hotel (Bella Vista- Santiago de Chile)

Meals not included

Day 2 : Santiago

We start savoring the morning, first at the Mercado Central, Santiago’s celebrated fresh fish market, listed by the National Geographic among the top 10 Food Markets in the world, and we continue then to La Vega, the popular fruit and vegetable market and the perfect place to discover new flavors. Then on to the kitchen, where our chef-instructor will guide you through the preparation of simple but delicious Chilean recipes and reveal some of her culinary secrets, her knowledge of the local culture adding an energetic dimension to the class. Later on, it is time to relax over lunch, our dishes complemented by excellent Chilean Wines.

Accommodation: The Aubrey Boutique Hotel  (Bella Vista- Santiago de Chile)

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 : Casablanca Valley

This morning we drive west for about an hour into Casablanca Valley. The valley benefits from a cool ocean breeze that makes this terroir a perfect one for some of the best Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays produced in the country. In the morning we make our way to Matetic Winery, where we check in at the Wine Lodge before visiting the winery and tasting their premium wines over lunch. This afternoon we head for Viña Emiliana, producers of organic wines. During the visit we learn about the organic and biodynamic agriculture. Return to the lodge and enjoy local Pisco Sours by the pool.

 

Accommodation: La Casona Matetic

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Valparaiso

Drive to the coastal City of Valparaiso.  Historically, the main port of Chile, and built almost entirely on steep hills, the city holds a well-deserved reputation among foodies.  From the upper hills, we board the old funicular railways and enjoy time for lunch at one of the vibrant local spots. Later on, we wander through town admiring some stunning graffiti & street art. In the afternoon we drive east, back to Casablanca Valley.

 

Lodging La Casona Matetic  (Hacienda, Wine lodge)

Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5 : Departure from Santiago

After breakfast at the lodge you will be transferred to Santiago International Airport.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Jan to Dec $ 2,900 $ 580 per day
Cost Includes
  • Meals, as described in the detailed itinerary 
  • Private transportation in all locations
  • Private, expert local guides (English- Spanish)
  • Wine expert guides during wine tasting activities
  • Wine tasting culinary/ outdoor activities as described
  • Water Bottles during outdoor activities & shuttle time
Cost Excludes
  • Wines and other alcoholic beverages during meals/ except during wine tasting activities  
  • Insurance of any kind
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Tips for guides and drivers
Climate

The weather in Patagonia in an important factor that must b e taken into account. The maximum temperature in summer is 20 C° and it drops to below 0° in winter. The windchill factor sometimes makes the ambient temperature drop 6 or 7 degrees. The temperature of the water is normally between 4 and 5 degrees Celsius.
 
Climate San Pedro de Atacama Chile
 
It is important to remember that San Pedro de Atacama is located in the heart of a dry desert and that it is at an altitude of 2, 443m as these factors influence the climate and local weather considerably
Surrounded by sand (therefore no heat retention), with the Andes Mountains on one side, and located at high altitude means that the days are hot and the nights are cool to cold.
In some areas no rainfall has ever been recorded, making it the driest desert on Earth, although rain does fall in San Pedro de Atacama when, in the summer months, the thermal air currents above the Bolivian side of the Andes form large rain clouds that then drift down back into Chile and deposit heavy, but short, rain showers over the area, often accompanied by loud thunder and lighting. This phenomenon is called the Bolivian Winter, resulting in snow fall at higher elevations.
Generally speaking there is very little rain fall and most days of the year are filled with “wall-to-wall” sunshine. Days are hot, evenings cool to cold and nights are cold. Clear night skies are common on most nights – ideal for star gazing.
 
The Seasons in Atacama
 
Summer: January, February and March 
Autumn (not really reflected as a season): April and May
Winter: June, July and August
Spring: September, October, November and December
 
Average Temperatures are:
 
Winter (Jun, Jul and Aug)
Night: 9ºC (48ºF) / Day: 24ºC (75ºF)
 
Summer (Jan, Feb and Mar)
Night: 13ºC (55ºF) / Day: 25ºC (77ºF) - 32ºC (90ºF):
 
ºC ºF ºC ºF
January 24.8 - 76.6 / 12.8 - 55.0
February 25.5 - 77.9 / 13.2 - 55.8
March 25.7 - 78.2 / 12.8 - 55.0
April 26.0 - 78.8 / 11.9 - 53.4
May 25.6 - 78.1 / 10.3 - 50.5
June 23.5 - 74.3 / 8.3 - 47.0
July 25.7 - 78.2 / 8.7 - 47.7
August 25.2 - 77.4 / 9.8 - 49.6
September 26.3 - 79.3 / 10.5 - 50.9
October 26.2 - 79.2 / 11.5 - 52.7
November 26.4 - 79.5 / 11.9 - 53.4
 
Santiago
 
The climate of Santiago is Mediterranean, with typically hot, dry summers and mild, moist winters. In summer, November to February, average temperatures hit highs of around 93°F (34°C). The summer months can be quite windy, with prevailing winds from the southwest. In winter, May to August, temperatures average around 52°F (11°C). Temperatures in winter seldom drop below freezing. Rain falls mainly during winter, which is a more humid season in Santiago. Snowfall is extremely rare in the city, although it is common in the Andes mountain range that looms above Santiago. Temperature inversions cause smog to be trapped in the valley for spells during the winter months, bringing heavy pollution. Unfortunately, the city is considered one of the most polluted in the world, largely due to its location in a natural bowl, and the smog is at its worst in winter. The best time to visit Santiago is in the summer months of December, January and February, although many people do visit in the winter to enjoy the skiing.
 
Puerto Varas (Lakes District) Climate
 
A lot of rain (rainy season) falls in the months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. On average, the warmest month is January. On average, the coolest month is August. June is the wettest month. January is the driest month.
 

Visas, Travel Documents and Special Permits

Please note that you are responsible for checking your destination country's visa requirements and then getting the visa accordingly.

 

Further, most countries require travellers to have a passport that is valid from at least 6 months from the day of entry into the country, so please confirm that you satisfy your destination country or countries passport, visa and medical (if any) requirements well in advance of your trip.

Physical Fitness/Skills

NA

Immunizations / Medical Requirements

Please carry all personal medication.

Recommended Packing List
  • A good pair of walking shoes. (Avoid tennis shoes for the hikes)
  • Walking shorts (quick drying)
  • Lightweight pants  (quick drying)
  • Long sleeve shirt – ( quick drying)  for evenings and for additional insect protection
  • Mid-weight fleece or wool sweater
  • T-shirts (can be bought in country)
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • A wind proof jacket
  • A sun hat.
  • Sunscreen: The ozone layer is extremely thin in this part of the southern hemisphere!!
  • Lip protection
  • A day pack
  • Lightweight, easily washable items for city/evening wear 
  • Blue jeans, tennis shoes. 
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Sun hat or visor
  • Bandana
  • Passport
  • Airline ticket
  • Luggage tags / locks
  • Duffel Bag, sturdy,  large enough to hold all your gear.  
  • Day pack , for carrying water bottle(s), rain gear, camera
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
 
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Operator ID

3901

Operator Profile

Local born and US educated, this Argentinian son-of-the-soil has run his business super-successfully for a solid 15 years now, achieving a perfect union of luxury and adventure in every trip he offers to the world. Straddling both Argentina and Chile with great ease, he has catered to over 3000 clients thus far, averaging an elite 200 a year who have been privvy to the best of both countries, from verdant vineyards to pristine beaches and the magnificent Andes in between.

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