• Wine Route by helicopter: discover the Colchagua Valley in Chile

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    From north to south, the Chilean territory presents an infinite variety of landscapes between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. And, of course, in its more than 4,000 kilometers you can find deserts, lakes, beaches, forests, and glaciers. The center of the country, however, is known for two things: Santiago, its capital, and for being the world-renowned wine production sector, with a beautiful wine route that attracts many tourists every year.

    The main wine valleys are Aconcagua, Maipo, Maule, and Colchagua, the latter being the most renowned thanks to its tourist offer of 5-star lodging options and great connectivity with the capital for wine lovers. The Wine Route, made up of 17 vineyards, invites local and international tourists to explore beautiful landscapes and taste the best red and white wines of Chile.

    How to travel to Colchagua? Well, there are two specifical wineries with luxury hotels that have heliports for their guests, with flights from different parts of Santiago. We review both options below, which can be accessed through the Flapper platform.

    Viña VIK Hotel

    Chile’s most ambitious winery began in 2006 with the goal of creating the country’s first 100-point wine. The land was bought by Norwegian-Uruguayan businessman Alexander Vik with the clear objective of creating one of the best wines in the world. He spent a year testing the soil before committing to the parcel of land and has now reached out to create one of the best hotels in the country. Rates start at US $800 per night per person, including buffet breakfast, lunch with soft drinks, and dinner with a glass of VIK wine.

    Clos Apalta Lapostolle Residence

    Belonging to Relais & Châteaux, a group of luxury hotels, the residence has 4 houses with truly amazing views of the Lapostolle vineyards and the nearby mountains, with rates starting at US $900 per guest. There is also a special package for US $1,500 in which you can taste all the strains of wines offered by Lapostolle: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carmenere, the favorite of Chileans.

    NOI Blend Colchagua

    Located just 6 kilometers from Santa Cruz, NOI Blend is located in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. A perfect combination of urban sophistication and relaxed country life, the 140-year-old hotel invites guests to relax and enjoy the spectacular landscapes, large vineyards, and native forests of the Chilean wine region. Originally built as a winery, the hotel retains the cozy atmosphere of a country house, with a year-round outdoor pool, jacuzzi, barbecue area, and bar in its gardens. Rates for two nights, enjoying the best Chilean wines, start at US $400.

    Hotel Cava Colchagua

    Cava Colchagua Hotel

    The rooms are barrels, separated by at least four meters from each other with more than 100 years of history, which once fermented 45,000 liters of wine. Cava Colchagua Hotel Boutique is surrounded by vineyards and features a swimming pool and spa, where guests can enjoy relaxing massages and hot tubs among the vineyards.

    Guests can enjoy the gardens, vineyard, park, terrace, and bar. The property can also organize winery tours, restaurants and horse riding.

    The Vino Bello and Casa Colchagua restaurants are just 1 km from the property, as are the Laura Hartwig, Montgras, and Estampa wineries. Colchagua’s Museum, Casino, and Bus Terminal are 3 km away. The Lapostolle, Montes, and Viu-Manent wineries are a 15-minute drive away.

    Roundtrip prices Santiago – Colchagua Valley

    • Helicopter type: Robinson R44
    • Capacity: Up to three passengers
    • Flight duration: 45 minutes
    • Flight value: US $2,000
    • Helicopter type: Robinson R66
    • Capacity: Up to three passengers
    • Flight duration: 45 minutes
    • Flight value: US $2,500
    • Helicopter type: Agusta AW
    • Capacity: Up to three passengers
    • Flight duration: 45 minutes
    • Flight value: US $3,000

    Wine Route

    There are many ways to discover the vineyards of the Colchagua Valley –; biking, horseback riding, and even an excursion to the mountains. You choose the rhythm you want to experience. 17 vineyards make up the route, and those tourists who stay in the aforementioned luxury hotels usually experience a handful more vineyards during their stay.

    The Colchagua Valley is just one of a dozen wine regions in Chile. However, its environment makes it a special and optimal place in terms of accommodation, connectivity, nature, and wine tasting; redefining the concept of wine tourism. It is a place full of magic for experts and for those international tourists who want to learn a little more about the world of wine in this corner of the world.

    Flapper is the only broker in the country approved by the American certifier Wyvern for charter flights around the world. For quotes, please contact our team at this link or via the mobile app, available on the Apple and Google platforms.

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