Welcome to Providencia


Without a direct connection to the Colombian mainland, Providencia hasn't seen nearly the same levels of cultural invasion as San Andrés, leaving its traditions and customs more or less intact. You'll still hear the local English Creole spoken all over the island, and road signs direct you using the old English town names rather than their Spanish counterparts. All this, combined with beautiful topography standing sentinel over swaths of turquoise-blue sea, gives Providencia no small claim to being a quirky paradise.


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$78.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Parque Aconcagua Easy trekking plus Inca Lagoon and Inca Pit

The tour starts from your hotel or address in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura and Santiago Centro, or in a meeting point inside the same districts in an air conditioned van with a small group to offer more personalized attention and the best communication between passengers and the guide.After leave Santiago our first stop is going to be the Monumento Chacabuco (Chacabuco Monument) of imponent design and an altitude of more than 20 mts. Discover the importance of this monument and its special meaning on the history of our country. Continuing our way to the Aconcagua Valley where is located the Aconcagua Mountain the highest of America on the andes. Our second stop Salto del Soldado (Soldier jump) is part of an history legend from the times of the war that fights Chile against Spain to obtain the independence of the country.Before the visit of the aconcagua one more stop on the road to visit the Inca Pit natural area protected. This geomorphological curiosity is about 48 metres long, 28 metres wide and 8 metres thick, and is suspended 27 metres above the river. A series of stalactites, calcium inflorescences and ice needles on winter hang from this natural bridge.Here we start the visit of Aconcagua Provincial Park. The importance of this Park lies in the fact that it is located in the imposing frame of the Central Andes, housing in its interior invaluable patrimonial riches.The protected area has one of the planet's most valuable natural resources, fresh water, which is contained in glaciers and headwaters of basins. Another value of vital importance is the animal and vegetable diversity that it shelters, an example of this are the vegas that due to their variety and productivity are one of the fundamental bases for the sustenance of the high Andean trophic chain. Without a doubt, the Aconcagua (6962m) that gives the name to the reserve is the main attraction, being the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere.Inside the park the trekking start doing to route to Horcones Lagoon. This trekking of low intensity and approximate duration of 2 hours across this park ambient of the animals that inhabit Aconcagua Park present different strategies to face the environment. The mammals have a rounded shape and a soft and dense coat that shelters and protects them, allowing them to adapt to the abrupt temperature changes of this extreme environment. Guanacos, pumas and foxes have the ability to move to lower regions that are favorable in times of snowfall.In the case of mountain mice and other sedentary species such as lizards, lizards and toads, they save energy by hibernating and moving only during the day as they cannot travel long distances.Finnish the trekking there is a moment for lunch (not included). To the final the stop on the Inca lagoon with refreshing view the perfect way to end our day trip.

$326.03 Day Trips & Excursions

2 Days 1 Night in Providencia Island

Your journey will begin at San Andre's airport where you will take a 20 minute flight to Providencia (once you arrive you will have to pay for an entrance fee). A taxi will be expecting you to take you to your hotel. Discover by your own this beautiful island great for diving and snorkeling, you can rent a car or a scooter to visit the main golden sand beaches, if you like hiking don't have a doubt in visiting the Peak where after a 2 hour hike you will get a 360° view of the island At night go back to your hotel (Posada Miss Mary or similar) and in the morning enjoy breakfast before your taxi driver picks you up to take you back to the airport

$58 Outdoor Activities

Andes Panoramic Half Day

While in Chile you cannot miss the opportunity of travelling only 40 kilometers from Santiago and visiting the Andes which is the most important mountain chain of the Americas and one of the most important in the world. The experience of exploring the Andes by ascending close to 2.500 meters (7.500 feet) through a mountain road in less than 60 minutes is unforgettable. Visit Valle Nevado or Farellones, where you will enjoy stunning scenery which in many opportunities is watched from the sky by the majestic Condors of the Andes. Duration: About 5 hours Departures: Monday to Sunday. Pick up from hotel to Parque Arauco from  8:00 AM. Tour starts at  9:00 AM from Parque Arauco Prices per person 9:00 AM tour: bilingual guide Spanish / English  Please note that our collection route only considers Hotels, Apart Hotels and Hostels communes (areas) of Santiago Centro, Providencia, Las Condes and Vitacura. We pick you up at the place you indicate from 8:00 AM.

$95 Outdoor Activities

Tour Embalse el Yeso - Termas de Colina

Discover the beauty of the Andes Mountains by visiting the Cajón del Maipo, one of the preferred ecotourism zones of the central zone of Chile. The first stop will be in San José de Maipo, a small and picturesque village founded in 1792. Then you will continue to El Yeso Reservoir, located at 2,500 meters above sea level, and Santiago's main water reserve. During the journey you will appreciate a hanging glacier, a wonderful Andean mountain system, flora and fauna typical of the area. Transfer from hotels or apartments located in Recoleta, Santiago, Providencia, Las Condes. - Detention in a tent of clothes of Thermal Clothes (Winter Season) - San Jose de Maipo - Reservoir El Yeso - Cocktail - Tunel Tinoco - Plaza San Jose de Maipo - Admission ticket Thermal baths

$140 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Tour Cajón del Maipo - Embalse el Yeso - Viña concha y Toro - Valparaiso

Discover the beauty of the Andes Mountains by visiting the Cajón del Maipo, one of the preferred ecotourism zones of the central zone of Chile. The first stop will be in San José de Maipo, a small and picturesque village founded in 1792. Then you will continue to El Yeso Reservoir, located at 2,500 meters above sea level, and Santiago's main water reserve. During the journey you will appreciate a hanging glacier, a wonderful Andean mountain system, flora and fauna typical of the area. Transfer from hotels or apartments located in Recoleta, Santiago, Providencia, Las Condes. - Detention in a tent of clothes of Thermal Clothes (Winter Season) - San Jose de Maipo - Reservoir El Yeso - Cocktail - stop for pictures in lookout - Tunel Tinoco - Plaza San Jose de Maipo Vineyard Entrance Ticket 1. Park, gardens and house: Walk through the gardens, park and outside of the Concha y Toro family summer residence towards the end of the 19th century. 2. Wine tasting and gift glass: Wine tasting 3. Variety Garden: Learn where the Concha y Toro wine comes from in the Variety Garden, a place with 26 vine grape vines. Visit to the old Pirqué vineyard. Panoramic view of the Maipo Valley from the terraces of the vineyard. 4. Wine tasting: Wine tasting 5. Guard cellar and Casillero del Diablo: Visit to the cellars of guard, among them, the centenary Casillero del Diablo, the legend of the wine. Transfer from Hotel to Valparaíso- Viña del Mar  It retires in Hotels and apartments from Comunas de Santiago, Recoleta, Providencia, and Las Condes.  Detentions:  Rio Tinto (Casablanca Valley store)  Punta de Ángeles Lighthouse (Valparaiso)  Mirador 21 de Mayo (Valparaiso)  Sotomayor Square (Valparaiso)  Boat Trip on the Bay (Valparaiso)  Flower Clock (Viña del Mar)  Av. Peru (Viña del Mar)  Sector 2 Reñaca  Fonck Museum (Ticket not included)  Valparaíso- Viña del Mar / Hotel  Service operated in VAN / Minibus with Maximum Capacity 16 Passengers  The coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar are located only 120 kilometers from Santiago. The trip to them takes you through the Central Valley which is famous for its wines, fruits, and cheeses.  Valparaíso, declared by UNESCO as World Heritage, is one of the main ports of Chile, which through its spontaneous architecture -constructed on hills- shows one of the most culturally active cities in Chile.  For its part, Viña del Mar, which in its beginnings was a land of vineyards, today is the most important resort in Chile

$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour Panoramico Farellones-Valle Nevado

Discover the beauty of the Andes mountains by visiting the Sky centers of Farellones and Valle Nevado, one of the preferred ecotourism zones of the central zone of Chile. The first stop will be in Lo Barnechea in the store KM 4, for people who want to rent snow clothes, to allow a day of Tours and fun in winter resorts. Farellones is a town and ski center located 36 km from Santiago de Chile, and at 2,400 Mts above sea level nestled in the Andes mountain range and close to other ski resorts such as Valle Nevado, La Parva and El Colorado. Transfer from hotels or apartments located in Recoleta, Santiago, Providencia, Las Condes. - KM 4 Clothing rental shop. - Farellones - Snowy valley