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Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

1. Santiago: Sky Costanera Level 61 and 62 Entry Ticket

Take an elevator into the clouds as you ascend Santiago's iconic Sky Costanera skyscraper. Holding the title of Latin America's tallest building, a ride up to the 61st floor is a must for all visitors to Santiago. Look out over miles of Chilean landscapes from the observation deck — a heart-stopping moment not to be forgotten. Dominating the skyline, the Sky Costanera structure towers over the financial district at a staggering 980 feet. Feel the world at your feet and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the surrounding Andes mountains with breathtaking 360-degree panoramas at your disposal. By day or by night, the experience is picture-perfect. Take the time to look at the maps and through the deck's telescopes to find Santiago's major landmarks. If you have the time, watch the sun set behind the mountains for an extra dose of the awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping.

From Santiago: Maipo Valley Vineyards Tour

2. From Santiago: Maipo Valley Vineyards Tour

Departing between 8:00 - 8:30 AM, head towards the wine-producing region of the Maipo Valley. In under an hour, you will arrive at the town of Isla de Maipo where you will make your first stop at the Tarapaca Vineyard. From there, observe the beautiful surroundings and take some fantastic photographs. See the Maipo River, which is so important to Central Chile, and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Following this, explore the town of Isla de Maipo and get to know its customs, architecture, and distinctive character. The next part of the experience starts with a visit to either De Martino, Santa Ema or Undurraga Vineyard. See the gardens, vineyards, and storage cellar at one of these traditional vineyards, ending with a wine tasting. Next, enjoy a wine and cheese tasting as you visit a small family vineyard that has been producing wines and spirits for 3 generations.  finish the tour, you're invited to the local partner's facilities, located in a beautiful agricultural field nestled between some hills. Since it's lunchtime, you'll sample the best food and drinks that local producers have to offer. Enjoy some local recipes and flavours to end this unique tour.  If you wish to be dropped in Santiago, the arrival time will be around 05:00 PM. It is possible to be dropped at your hotel in Santiago or at the airport. You may also choose to be dropped at San Antonio. If you choose the latter, the drop-off time will be 3 PM.

Santiago: Private Half-Day City Tour

3. Santiago: Private Half-Day City Tour

Get to know the Chilean capital of Santiago on a private 3.5-hour tour. Explore the city, taste local food specialties, and learn about the history of indigenous groups and Spanish colonization of Chile. Discover this fascinating city surrounded by the snowy Andes mountains, and experience local life. After pickup at your hotel, your guide will lead you on a tour of this modern city by private vehicle. Admire the cityscape from stunning viewpoints, wander through beautiful parks, and visit museums. See the famous sights as well as hidden local gems, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Private Tour of Isla Negra, San Alfonso & Pomaire

4. Private Tour of Isla Negra, San Alfonso & Pomaire

Following pick-up from your Santiago hotel, board the air-conditioned minivan and head towards the central Chilean coast. Upon arrival in Isla Negra, spend about 1.5 hours visiting Pablo Neruda's former home. Explore its personal artifacts, including his collection of ship figureheads and ships in bottles. Drive through some little towns, such as El Tabo, El Quisco and Canelo. Spend the second part of the day at Algarrobo and San Alfonso del Mar, home to the second largest swimming pool in the world and a variety of marine life. Head to Pomaire and take a break for lunch or to explore its famous clay scene. Next, take a walking tour around the craft market to see the variety of designs made by local artists. After driving back to Santiago, end your tour with a drop off at your hotel or meeting point.

From Santiago: Cajón del Maipo Tour and El Morado Pool Visit

5. From Santiago: Cajón del Maipo Tour and El Morado Pool Visit

Cajón del Maipo & El Morado Piscina & SPA One of the most incredible experiences to enjoy during this time of the year. We will tour one of the main tourist attractions, the imposing “Cordillera de los Andes”, where Cajón del Maipo is located, a place that has been selected for four consecutive years as the “Best Adventure Tourism Destination in South America”, in the category of the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2018, also known as the “Oscars of Tourism”. Our experience begins, at our first stop, which is the Plaza de San José de Maipo, declared a National Monument of Chile. San José de Maipo was founded as a Villa by act of Don Ambrosio O'Higgins in 1792. The Governor of Chile and future Viceroy of Peru considered it necessary to give it the quality of Villa as a way to support the mining operations that took place in the area, in these mines there was an important production of silver, which was of great importance for the coffers of the colony. Then we continue towards the interior of the Cajón del Maipo, to San Alfonso, to the Casa del Chocolate, recognized for its great architecture in the zone, built 37 years ago at the hands of the Artist Sergio Andrade, who gave it life with recycled materials such as wood, clay and beautiful stones. Where visitors are now open to experience and enjoy natural products from the land without chemicals, there is an ice cream parlor and chocolate shop with unique products, led by Lorenzo Andrade, alongside his mother Liliana Astorga. After we are done enjoying this sweet stop, we continue with our exploration of the Andes Mountains towards the El Morado sector, where after approximately one hour we will arrive at our "Scenic photographic point", where we can come to understand how this Andean range came to be, one of the largest mountain systems in the world with minerals contained within it, such as copper and gypsum. To end our adventure in the mountain range, we arrive at El Morado Lodge & Spa, it is located in one of the Precordilleran Villages of the Cajón del Maipo in Lo Valdés, it is the first self-sustaining hotel in the area, located in one of the highest points of the Cajón del Maipo, it houses a restaurant, fitness center, spa center, sauna, Turkish baths, indoor pool. In this beautiful place we will enjoy a "healthy lunch" and then we will have time to enjoy its pools surrounded by nature.

Private Full-Day Santiago City and Wine Tour

6. Private Full-Day Santiago City and Wine Tour

Meet your local guide and start the tour in a comfortable private vehicle. The first stop will be at San Cristobal Hill. Take a cable car to the summit and enjoy the most amazing panoramic views of the entire city and Andes Mountains. Afterward, drive through the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista before arriving in the historic city center. Visit the landmarks of downtown such as the Florestal Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Plaza de Armas (Santiago’s main square), the Cathedral, City Hall, Historic Post Office, Old Congress Building, Palacio La Moneda (The Government House), National Theater, and Santa Lucía Hill. Then, pass by Costanera Center, South America’s tallest building. Also, visit the upscale neighborhood of Las Condes and stop at El Pueblito de Los Dominicos, a beautiful handicraft market with local artisans. After sightseeing, relax at Cousiño Macul Vineyard. Enjoy a tour and a wine tasting of world-class wines of the Maipo Valley. Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile among those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family.

Santiago: Guided Family Walking Tour

7. Santiago: Guided Family Walking Tour

Take a walking tour around Santiago, Chile, with a family-friendly guide that will make sure kids have as much fun sightseeing as adults. Stroll around the city center, see the most famous cultural and architectural sites, and learn their history at a pace suitable for your whole family. Go downtown and see the city’s 19th-century Neoclassical architecture and winding side streets, dotted by Art Deco, neo-Gothic, and other styles. As you explore, hear insider stories and other tidbits about the city directly from a local. Discover what’s special about sites such as the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral and more.

Private Isla Negra & Pomaire Cultural Day Trip

8. Private Isla Negra & Pomaire Cultural Day Trip

Begin your journey of Chile by being picked up at your hotel, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra, one of Chile’s and South America’s most famous poets, Pablo Neruda’s home, now a museum, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Explore the Nobel Prize winner’s eccentric home, including his collection of bottles, masks, antique shoes, and smoking pipes. Originally called Las Gaviotas, the town was renamed Isla Negra by Neruda. Next, head to the traditional town of Pomaire, famous for its clay pottery and Chilean handicrafts. The town is also known as the home of the largest “empanadas” in Chile – which you have the chance to taste. Along your private tour, your local guide with share insightful historical and cultural stories.

Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Winery Private Tour

9. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Winery Private Tour

Enjoy the comforts of a private tour as you visit the colorful coastal cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar and make a stop for wine tasting at a renowned vineyard.  The tour begins with your hotel pick up and then a 1.5-hour journey to the Chilean coastline. Drive along the coast in Concón, known for its seaside restaurants and surf shops.  Pass by the impressive Concón Sand Dunes where we will have panoramic views of Valparaiso Harbor.  The tour continues through the popular beach town of Reñaca where on most days we will spot sea lions lying on the coastal rocks. Afterward, then drive through Viña del Mar, Chile’s “Garden City,” where you will see the city’s landmarks, including the Flower Clock and Casino, a “Moai” statue from Easter Island, as well as the city’s pristine beaches. Finally each the main destination, Plaza Sotomayor, the heart of Valparaiso. Ride up an old funicular to Concepcion and Alegre Hills. Bohemian and colorful, Valparaiso’s maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. You will discover something new at every turn – a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery, or some little gastronomic ‘find’.  Revel in the architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Stroll along its narrow streets, climb its endless staircases, and enjoy panoramic views from its many lofty lookout points. After exploring Valparaiso, travel inland to the Casablanca Valley to the Casas del Bosque Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. Today, Casas del Bosque is one of the most important wineries in Chile. In 1993, a family of Italian descendants established the winery. The large old pine and olive trees, and small white houses of adobe, define the name “Casas del Bosque” (Houses of the Forest).  Currently, the vineyard has 580 acres of planted vines, exclusively dedicated to the production of cool-climate varieties of wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. One of Casas del Bosque’s biggest strengths is its soil. In the hills, red clay composites of volcanic origin sit on top of decomposed granite layers formed 110 million years ago beneath the Pacific Ocean. This soil gives their wines the unique characteristic sea salt flavor.  Casas del Bosque has gained great prestige over the years and in 2010 became the Best Vineyard to Visit in Chile. Enjoy an informative tour, browse their gift shop, and relax in their outdoor lounge area before heading back to Santiago

Santiago: Private Full-Day Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Tour

10. Santiago: Private Full-Day Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Tour

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your accommodation at 9:00AM. From there you will escape from Santiago as you make your way to the coast. You will begin by first visiting the Curacavi Valley, where Chilean farmers cultivate fruit. The huge valley is well known locally, and the fruits harvested there range from grapes, kiwi fruit, and cherries, among others. You'll then move on to a valley where wine grapes are produced, stopping to explore the winery with a tasting included. Following that, move on to the port of Valparaiso, traveling up through the hills to reach a viewpoint from where you can take plenty of photos. You'll then travel to Pablo Neruda's house where you will learn about this Nobel Prize of Literature-winner's life, with time to walk around included. You'll continue your tour by encountering the funicular, before reaching the main square which you will learn has some stories to tell. It will then be time for you to advance onward to the sister city of Valparaiso: Viña del Mar. On the way there you will take a break throughout which you can purchase lunch. Once there you will encounter the monument of Moai, which pays tribute to the famous Rapa Nui-Easter Island. You'll then walk though Vergara Park, which used to be home to the pioneer of this city. You'll finally make your way back to Santiago where you will be dropped off back to your hotel after a long day exploring.

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What people are saying about Santiago

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 24 reviews

I went in the evening just before sunset, and I got to see the city transform from the daylight into the night time. It was amazing to see the world go by below you!

Worth the cost to have a drink and watch the sunset! I thought it would be more crowded based on reviews but even at sunset on a Saturday night it was great!

Its really beautiful to see the city from a 62 floor. Try the sunset hour. You have a bar inside to grab a drink or coffee. Its a must!

Muy atento el personal! Muy agradable el ambiente y la cafetería excelente.

It was a very pleasant experience , definitely recommend it