Esta excursão irá levá-lo até o mais alto dos Andes pela estrada internacional para a Argentina. A rota oferece uma vista de cartão postal das mais imponentes e as belas montanhas, incluindo uma das mais belas lagoas nas montanhas dos Andes. A lagoa tem uma intensa cor verde esmeralda e transparência que reflete a imensidão das montanhas ao redor. Conta a triste história de uma linda princesa Inca que, quando morreu, seu marido colocou o corpo de sua amada no leito da lagoa, transformando a cor das águas em verde esmeralda, como os olhos da princesa.
All experience was good but have the wine tasting at 11am was not in my plans at all, wine tasting should be after the visit to the lagoon. Also, for the price of the tour plus having to pay for the lunch at the ski resort restaurant is too much money for the actual experience.
Our tour guide was Chris and he did a really great job. He picked the two of us up at our hotel at 9 am and he already had five other tourists. The minivan was big enough to hold all of us comfortably. The vineyard was interesting and the guide was very relaxed as he gave us a thorough tour. We then had a wine tasting of their fine product. We then continued up the side of the Andes until we were about a mile from the Argentina border. There, there was a self-paid lunch followed by the descent to Santiago. We arrived back at our hotel at about 5 pm. A very pleasant day that showed us a lot about Chile.
This is a long day in terms of distance travelled but it was worth it. The winery visited was harvesting and I was able to get into the processes in the vineyard. Two wines were offered for tasting. The trip continued to the Andes and a final drive up the mountainside of 29 traverses......if you dont like heights.....dont look down. Once at the top....the lagoon is beautiful. Again, be aware.....lunch in the hotel is expensive......they have a captive audience. A long day but well paced in terms of time at each venue.