Non Skiing Options
We recommend the following activities if there is a member of your group that is not a skier or snowboarder or does not have the level to go cat skiing. Good options for a day off as well.
Aconcagua Valley – In the shadow of the Andes
We will depart at 9:00 a.m. and drive 20 minutes from Los Andes to the Aconcagua Valley. On a clear day in the valley you can see the stunning peak of Aconcagua which gives the river and valley its name. At 22,800 feet, it is the highest peak in the Americas. The Aconcagua Valley is Chile’s smallest wine valley but very well known for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah production. Moving toward the mountainous eastern edge of the Aconcagua Valley we will visit Viña San Esteban one of Chile’s first hillside wineries. This land was home to an earlier civilization that has left enigmatic remnants of their culture in the form of rock petroglyphs full of symbolism and mystery. A producer of some very impressive reds, the notable Guía de Vinos de Chile selected Viña San Esteban 2003 Laguna del Inca as one of the top 10 assemblage wines of 2006. For lunch, we will visit the 18th century hacienda Casa San Regis. Finally, we will visit Errazuriz Winery, one of the largest and oldest wineries in Chile and considered one of the most beautiful. Founded in 1870 it is in the forefront of producing upscale, quality wines.
*If you are staying at Casa San Regis we will organize lunch somewhere else*
Hiking in La Campana National Park
Charles Darwin said he never enjoyed a day more thoroughly than his day on Cerro La Campana. The National Park is home to diverse flora and fauna including some of the last remaining Chilean Palms. After a drive through the rural town of Ocoa, we will spend the day hiking on the north side of the park. From the park entrance, we will walk through the palm groves and enjoy a picnic lunch aside an exotic waterfall. This tour involves approximately three hours of moderate hiking.