Meeting Santiago: the best way for visiting the capital of Chile. Santiago is a vibrant city full of character, with a thriving artistic culture, modern restaurants and lively nightlife. Surrounded by mountains, the mighty Andes to the east and the smaller coastal range to the west, Santiago boasts one of the most incredible urban scenes in the world. Old-world colonial mansions and eclectic neighborhoods seamlessly integrate the skyscrapers of "Sanhattan" into a captivating fusion of tradition and modernity. With world-class skiing, wine routes, biking and trekking right at your doorstep, Santiago is a city full of stimulating possibilities. Enjoy the finer things in life as you travel along the central coast of Chile to visit the Patrimonial Valparaiso Port declared in 2003 by the UNESCO as World Heritage Site, it is Chile's most culturally active city, full of artists, poets, restaurants and art galleries. Enjoy your 4 night stay between those 2 stunning highlights!
4 Nights program gives you the oportunity to meet Santiago, the capital of Chile and also the Valparaíso & Viña del Mar, incredible, cultural, traditional, artistic, full of restaurants and lively nightlife. Uncover the different sides of Chile on two fantastic tours: a city sightseeing tour of Santiago, and a day trip to the sparkling seaside resort town of Viña del Mar and UNESCO World Heritage site Valparaiso.Day 1: Transfer IN from Santiago Airport to your selected Hotel.Day 2: Santiago City tour: We will start through the main avenue of the city, knowing its history and its surroundings. We will go down to the neighborhood Lastarría, a characteristic sector for its green areas and beautiful houses of the XIX century, now restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums. Then, we will go to Cerro Santa Lucia, here you'll meet some of the most important episodes in the history of Santiago, such as the Mapuche/Spanish confrontation. From its terraces we will have a panoramic view of Santiago. We will go to our next stop, on the way we can see emblematic places of the city such as the Plaza de Armas and The Santiago Cathedral and its impressive architecture. We will arrive at the government house called “La Moneda” and next to it the “Plaza de la Constitución”; We will visit its surroundings and we will know more about its important and interesting history. Next we continue with the Central Market, one of the most characteristic gastronomic points of Santiago, and then continue to the upper sector of the capital. On the way we will stop at a lapis lazuli store where we can admire and/or buy beautiful jewelry and unique crafts. Then we will finish the tour at the respectives hotel or drop off options.Day 3: Coastal tour Valparaiso & Viña del Mar:You'll depart from Santiago on this full-day excursion to the Pacific Coast. Pass through the beautifully groomed vineyards of the Curacavi and Casablanca valleys before arriving in Valparaiso. Valparaiso, Spanish for Paradise Valley, is a cultural hotspot that serves as one of the country’s most important seaports. The entire city is recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site for its intriguing cobblestone labyrinth of streets, historic buildings, and ancient funiculars along steeply sloping hills. From the 21 de Mayo lookout, you'll enjoy spectacular panoramic view of the city and harbor. Your guide will point out some of the more interesting sights and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Next, you'll visit the garden city, Viña del Mar, home to the most-visited beach on Chile’s central coast. The city boasts beautiful parks and gardens, and miles of sparkling beaches.Day 4: Free day.Day 5: Transfer out at the convenient time of your departure flight (pick up 3 hours prior the departure of the flight)