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Good day trips from Santiago ?

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Good day trips from Santiago ?

I'm already planning side trips to the Cascada de las Animas for horseback riding, to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, and Isla Negra. I'm also interested in a wine tour of the Central Valley although I haven't settled on one just yet. (Suggestions welcome!)

I've also seen an ad for a stargazing trip to the Andes although no one from that outfit has returned my email as yet.

My questions:

I love mountains. Can I find a bus going into the Andes that affords a great view of snow capped peaks but takes no more than 5-6 hours ROUNDTRIP from Santiago?

Does anyone recommend Cascada de las Animas as a fun way to spend the day?

Also, what else would you recommend as a day trip?

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41. Re: Good day trips from Santiago ?

After getting ripped off by taxi drivers twice already (approximately 20% of trips taken), I would like to offer some advice to other tourists

Don´t give the driver large bills....keep 1,000 peso bills handy. They often don´t make change.

Watch out for drivers with faulty meters. One driver drove us back to the hotel quickly and directly with a meter that started out at 150 pesos but it ran so fast that the final fare was 6,900 pesos for a trip that cost us only 1600 for the trip out.

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