Why I love Santiago
“The cold and rainy weather of winter is now a distant memory as Santiago heats up for its sunny summer season with long balmy days and refreshingly cool nights. It’s the kind of climate that turns city parks like Cerro San Cristóbal into canoodle zones and its two pools into big bowls of human soup. The dry heat can also make unsuspecting visitors drink potent pisco sours as if they’re lemonades while staring out at...” Read More
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Cajon del Maipo Day Trip from Santiago
After morning pickup from your Santiago hotel, travel with your guide southeast of the city on a winding road that climbs upward alongside the Maipo River. As you travel through Cajón del Maipo, a canyon and river valley carved into the Andes mountains by the river, enjoy a range of hypnotizing landscapes. Admire lush vineyards and orchards, catch sight of the occasional roadside stall selling homemade goods, and then find yourself amid barren mountainsides and jagged snow-drizzled peaks. During the ride, listen to tales of folklore unique to these lands. Disembark at Embalse el Yeso, a large lake reservoir enveloped by mountains, located about 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. Snap shots of its emerald-colored sheen and, following your guide on a flat trail, learn more about the reservoir and local geology. During the hour you spend here, breathe in crisp mountain air and drink a cup of steaming hot chocolate.Back in the vehicle, continue along the mountain road to San José de Maipo, the charming and rustic capital of the region founded in 1792. As your guide walks you through the picturesque main square lined with tiny shops and cafes, note its laid-back atmosphere and learn about the town’s history and adobe-style architecture. Enjoy free time to search for those special souvenirs in the nearby artisan markets. We will have a delicious picinic-cocktail with wine before or after visiting San José. Your guide, familiar with the best restaurants in the Cajón area, can accommodate your group’s preference and take you to a place serving delicious, authentic Andean cuisine.After your day of tranquility amid Andean scenery, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Santiago.Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Santiago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
There are 12 stops along the city route, each one with a different point of interest and in close range of a renowned Santiago attraction. You can hop on and off as many times as you like along the circuit between the hours of 9:30am and 6pm. The loop lasts about 2 hours and buses pass by each stop approximately every 30 minutes. Whether you're a first time or repeat visitor, the Santiago Hop-on Hop-off bus tour offers unlimited value over one day. Air-conditioned and equipped with audio commentary, customize your travel with the flexibility to jump on and off at various locations throughout the city at your leisure.List of stops include: Plaza de ArmasMercado Central (Central Market)Plaza de la ConstitucionSanta LuciaProvidenciaEl Golf - SanhattanEl Golf - Isidora GoyenecheaParque AraucoHotel Sheraton and Lo ContadorAlonso de CordovaBellavistaBellas ArtesPlease see the itinerary field below for a detailed list of stops.
Santiago City Sightseeing Tour
Your group tour takes you through the main streets of Santiago's civic center with its many different architectural styles. You'll pass the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government; the Plaza de Armas, or main square, with its cathedral; the Museum of National History; and the Central Post Office.Your tour continues to the Parque Forestal, based on Paris' Champs-Elysees and Santa Lucia Hill, where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541. You'll continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.
Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso Day Trip from Santiago
Depart for the central coast traveling through the valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca. The latter is known for its recent success as a wine producing area. Continue to the coast and visit the beach area of Renaca and the town of Vina del Mar, known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower lined streets. Visit the Gaming Casino and the coastal road. In the afternoon continue to the picturesque port of Valparaiso built in the 16th-century on a total of 43 hills which are reached by narrow windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars). This area has been declared by UNESCO as patrimony of humanity due to its eclectic architecture and urban development. You may wish to visit the Pablo Neruda Museum which contains some of the poets collections, specifically related to the sea. The Museum is situated on one of the hills overlooking the bay offering fantastic sea views. At the end of the day you have the choice to return to Santiago with the group, or stay in Valparaiso for a little longer making your own way back to the city at your leisure.
Santiago Airport Private Arrival Transfer
Enjoy the convenience of a private airport to hotel transfer with your English speaking driver and guide who will help you get orientated upon arrival in Santiago as you are delivered in safety to your selected hotel. Avoid the hassles of public transport and risking being ripped off with taxi fees, book your transfer from the airport to your Santiago hotel. You'll be picked up from the airport and taken directly in an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Take the easy way out and book your arrival transfer in Santiago now. Don't forget to also book your departure transfer!Price is per person, based on 6 adults per car/vehicle.
Private Tour: Santiago City Sightseeing
Your tour takes you through the main streets of Santiago's civic center with its many different architectural styles. You'll pass the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government; the Plaza de Armas, or main square, with its cathedral and the Central Post Office. Your tour continues to the Parque Forestal, based on Paris' Champs-Elysees and Santa Lucia Hill, where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541. You'll continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the San Cristobal hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background. Your tour concludes with a visit to the handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba. This attraction is closed on Mondays, when an alternative attraction is substituted.