TRIP RECOMMENDATIONS: RUTA DEL VINO
All the valleys of the Ruta del Vino are located next to major cities or towns, so that you can use credit cards and find ATMs. It is recommended to change money in Santiago and travel with Chilean pesos.
Depending on the valley you want to visit, the transportation alternatives are different:
Aconcagua Valley: To get here you can take a bus to San Felipe and Los Andes. If you are driving from Santiago you must take Rota 57. From Valparaiso you can get there taking Ruta 60.
Casablanca Valley: By bus, you must take a shuttle bus to the town of Casablanca. By car, it is accessed via Ruta 68, camino a Valparaiso.
Colchagua Valley: By bus you can get to the towns of San Fernando and Santa Cruz, where there is transportation and tours that reach the most famous vineyards. By car from Santiago you can take Ruta 5 Sur to arrive there.
Maule Valley: By bus, taking a bus that arrives in Talca or Linares. By car you must take Ruta 5 Sur.
Cachapoal Valley: Take a bus to Melipilla or Rancagua. By car, take Ruta 78 and Ruta 66, through the cruce Las Arañas.
Maipo Valley: You must reach Pirque, southeast of the city of Santiago. By car through Vicuña Mackenna Avenue, which changes name to Concha y Toro Avenue as you drive along it. There are also buses that are taken in the subway station Bellavista de la Florida that reach this valley.
To get to Isla de Maipo there are buses from Estación Central in Santiago, or by car via Ruta 78. To Talagante through Ruta 5 Sur.
In the Maipo Valley, the code used is 2, which corresponds to the telephone code of Santiago.
In the Casablanca Valley, the area code is 32, which is the country code for the 5th region.
In the Aconcagua Valley, the area code is 35, which corresponds to the towns of San Felipe and Los Andes.
In the Colchagua Valley, the area code is 72 for Santa Cruz and San Fernando.
In the Cachapoal Valley the code Rancagua is 72.
In the Maule Valley, the telephone code corresponding to Talca is 71, while the telephone code in Linares is 73.
Remember that if you are calling from abroad you must always precede the code 56, which corresponds to Chile, then the area code and the zone code.