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.
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?