OUR GUIDE TO the weather in the Santiago and the vineyards
Situated in the heart of the country, Santiago and the surrounding fertile vineyards can be enjoyed at any time of year, though the fluctuating weather conditions of the region may affect which time suits you best. December - February are the hottest summer months, when the capital empties out a little. You’ll enjoy glorious sunny days and experience the Santiago a Mil theatre and performing arts festival in January. For traditional music, grape stomping and wine tasting, don’t miss the Vendimias harvest festivals from February - May in the vineyards. Winter sports enthusiasts would do well to visit in June - August, to catch the ski season in Valle Nevado and whizz down the dazzling snowy mountain ranges of the Andes.
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.