Cousino Macul Winery Vineyard
Cousino Macul winery tours are a popular activity for people visiting Chile.
Cousino Macul winery is located 35 minutes outside of the Santiago city center, and is easily reachable by public transport. You can get there taking the metro to Quilin and then a short taxi ride. You can also drive there (see map).
The winery is one of the largest and most well known wineries in Chile, and Cousino Macul winery tours are offered every day. Tours are done in groups with a multilingual tour guide.
Each tour covers the history of the winery, production statistics, a show-round of the vineyards and the cellars, and a tasting.
There is a fee for the Cousino Macul winery tour that can be paid up front, and after the tour you can purchase wine from the shop if you would like to.
Horseback Riding in the Atacama Desert
Horseback riding in the Atacama Desert is a great way to see the beautiful landscapes and experience the great scenery of the area when you are visiting Chile.
Horseback riding is offered by various tour operators and hotels in San Pedro de Atacama and Calama. There are various options for excursions, including hour or multi-hour horseback rides, half day trips, and full day excursions for horseback riding in the Atacama Desert.
There are also options for all skill levels. Many tour companies and hotels offer horseback riding trips for everyone from complete beginners to advanced riders. Some companies offer private excursions for experienced riders as well.
The quality of horses varies greatly, so make sure to do some research before making a booking. The best horseback riding in the Atacama Desert is usually considered to be with explora Hotel de Larache, which has a wide range of well bred, well trained horses that hotel guests can ride.
Atacama trekking is a popular activity with people visiting Chile.
The Atacama Desert is home to some of the best trekking in the country, and many companies offer trekking excursions in the area. Some hotels in San Pedro de Atacama and Calama also offer trekking excursions.
Most Atacama trekking is done in the mountains that lie to the east of the desert. Treks can last from one day to several days or a week, and can cover varying amounts of distance at varying levels of difficulty.
Before you go Atacama trekking, you should spend a few days acclimatizing to the high altitude. Drink lots of water and make sure that you are in good physical shape for the extremes that trekking can bring with it.