Come and enjoy Chile´s Colchagua Valley; a place rich with winemaking and winegrowing history. This strong tradition of grape growing, dating back to the 1500´s when the Spanish first settled in the area has been continued and perfected in this valley ever since. Here, you will experience the combination of picturesque hills covered in vineyards with cutting edge, wine making technology. The contrast of charming colonial estate houses with innovative practices designed to produce world-class wine. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the wine. Savor the fruity aromas. You will marvel at your surroundings as you explore Neyen de Apalta´s Natural Reserves on horseback. The Neyen’s property is filled with fields of grape vines, hillsides of native flora and fauna, and the Chilean oak tree. This property is a delight to visit and this is an excellent tour for exploring Chile’s famous wine country.
Horseback Riding Adventure at the Colchagua Valley | Full Day
This morning you are going to meet your Pionero Travel guide and driver at 7.30AM at your selected hotel . You will travel approx. 2.5 hours south towards the famous Colchagua Valley.
Upon arrival to Santa Cruz, you will visit the local museum, one of the best anthropological and historical museums in South America. Here you will learn about the pre-Columbian inhabitants of Chile and South America, the first European settlers and their way of life, as well as many other interesting details that will help us to better appreciate this region.
Later, visit the Neyen de Apalta winery, where you may find the perfect blend of tradition and modernity. It was founded by the Rojas family in 2002 on the site of one of the area’s pioneering wineries dating back to the late 19th century.
The vineyards enjoy a privileged location within the horseshoe-shaped Apalta Valley: a small valley protected by the nearby Coastal Range from the winds that blow through the Tinguiririca River Canyon from the west.
For those who enjoy wine and horses, we have created program with your host for a horseback ride to Apalta’s Natural Reserve.
Once on the route take delight in traversing the beautiful landscape of Neyen’s property with its fields of grape vines, hillsides of native flora and fauna, to the Chilean oak grove.
This is the perfect anteroom to reach Neyen’s natural pool in quiet surroundings where you wil enjoy a refreshing snack (cheeses, dried fruits, beverage).
After descending the foothills enjoy walking through the hundred-year-old vines, stop to see the vinification winery, which is where this unique and outstanding wine is produced. A typical barbecue lunch will be served, accompanied by this famous icon wine.
Around 6 PM we will drive back to Santiago.
Included in tour package:
Colchagua Museum Tickets
Bilingual guide plus driver
Neyen Horseback riding program
Premium BBQ Lunch with wine and soft beverages
All program transfers in spacious fully equipped private vans.
Mineral waters and snacks.
Not Included in tour package:
Flights, lodging and transfers prior to or after program.
Other wineries not mentioned on the itinerary.
NOTE: Pionero Travel reserves the right to vary or cancel tours to museums, vineyards, or any visit due to operational conditions that do not allow the visit to be possible. These deviations to the planned itinerary are possible, although every effort will be made to keep them as they are presented, but if not, they will be substituted for others of same category or better. In the case of special requests, for example, room locations and bed preferences at hotels, or modifications of tours and visits during your stay with us… cannot be guaranteed by Pionero Travel. While we will attempt to accommodate such special requests, we cannot be held responsible if such special requests cannot be fulfilled.
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