Exploring Colchagua Valley in 3 Days
Kayak – Horseback Ride – Biking
This program offers the chance to discover and enjoy interesting corners of the valley that are not common to all visitors. We are from the valley, and would like to share it with people. Through three activities, we will travel the valley, see its wines, traditions and hidden beauties. Biking the valley we will see plantations and vineyards. ON horses we will understand the local and experience some of the local traditions and food. And finally, using kayak we will discover a unique place in in the coast, the bird Sanctuary and the salt deposits where the local extract ocean salt, base of their local economy.
Important: Although this program has an established itinerary, changes and adjustments can be made to fit visitors needs and interests.
Day 01 – Welcoming and Guided Bike Tour
Guests are expected to arrive during the morning. After a welcome and orientation to the program and the town and valley we head towards a local restaurant for lunch and then, start the bike ride.
The peddaling starts in a local community of El Huique, that used to be a big hacienda. The ride will take us through plantations, vineyards and tradional towns of the valley. During three hours, the bycicle will allows to make stops along the route, interact with locals and see the valley first hand. Our destination for the day is Laura Hartwig Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting.
Note: There are other routes depending on peoples skills and interests.
Transfer to our hostal – our adventure center.
Day 02 – Day on Kayaks, Bird Watching and More
We start the day with a traditional country breakfast with fresh fruit, mermelades, home-made bread, and more. Then we start getting ready for our kayak day with all important items required for the activity.
In a vehicle we travel to the coast, to “Laguna Cahuil”, a lagoon restricted only to paddle boats to protect the habitat of birds. This is also the working site of local people who extract salt, the base of their economy.
The kayaking lasts about 3 hours, enough time to kayak along the cannals and stop to watch birds who live here.
Later, we drive to a local caostal restaurant for lunch. Traditional of the area is fresh fish and shellfish.
Before heading back to our activity center, we tour a bit around the coast to see a bit more of traditional Chile.
Dinner at hostal
Day 03 – Horseback Riding and Chilean Country “Asado”
Today is a more relaxed day since there is no driving as part of our activity.
Right after breakfast we go and see our stables since today is all about horses, Chilean traditions and local food.
We start with our horses, which are almost part of the family. They have been born and raised with us and are beautiful part of our activities.
Our idea has always been to introduce visitors to horseback riding, not just riding. We like people getting familiar with the horse each person will ride, help with the saddles and all preparations before riding.
Once horses are ready we start a warm-up session riding around our premises especially to help those with less experience.
The 3-hour ride takes along beautiful trails, plantations, native forest and a lot more through the beautiful valley of Lolol, a National Monument town of Colchagua.
Back in our center, a traditional Chilean “asado” (bbq) should be almost ready, served with more great chilean wine from the local vineyards.
The program is over by 6am, when guests could schedule their trip.
Trip Cost USD $650,oo per person (mínimum 2 people)
Service includes all local ground transport in the Colchagua Valley
Lodging in our country Lodge according to program (other arrangements could be made but at other costs
All activities according to day by day itinerary
Not included: Transfer service from/back to Santiago or airport.