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  • Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

    1. Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy this ultimate city bike tour to discover the whole of Santiago in one fun packed day. On this adventure ride, you will find out about the culture behind the boho streets of Bellavista, followed by the taste and colors of Santiago’s renowned food markets (all 3 of them). You can visit the former house of famed Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, in between your weaving bicycle tour of Santiago's streets and parkland. You will be shown the favorite places to grab a classic Chilean meal, and once your meal is fully enjoyed you will hit the wonders of Santiago that put this city in the history and travel books. You will be able to discuss important recent history about the Pinochet regime outside La Moneda. All this whilst still allowing time to see the main sites of downtown and enjoying the park life. These tours are designed to be a cultural cruise without overbearing you with information,...

  • From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

    2. From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

    Starting from your hotel in Santiago, meet your guide and travel 120 km to the Pacific Ocean through the Curacavi Valley where you will have the chance to see diverse scenery. On the road, stop in the typical hostelry Millahue for the chance to taste the typical Chilean drink, the "chicha". Arrive in Valparaiso and admire the amazing houses on the hills. Take a sightseeing tour of Victoria Square, Sotomayor Square, the naval heroes monument, and the May 21st Lookout. Take a walk into the hills, using 1 or 2 elevators or explore the bay area. Next stop in Viña del Mar, the city known as the Garden City. Explore some remarkable locations in the resort town including the floral clock, the Casino, and Reñaca beach where you'll have time to stop for lunch at your own expense. After lunch, spend a bit more free time to enjoy relaxing on the beach. Finally, before taking the coast road back t...

    The bus arrived on time for the pick-up and the tour of Valparaiso (“Valpo” according to our guide, as the Chileans will shorten anything they can) was interesting - particularly the street art. You do need to be able to walk down steps for this part of the tour. Unfortunately, 2 members of the group went AWOL (no fault of the guide), so we lost some time waiting for them and our tour of Vina was somewhat curtailed. Our driver also had to take a diversion on the way back to avoid the road closures in Santiago.

  • Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

    3. Santiago: Private City Tour with Optional Lunch and Winery

    Discover Santiago's mix of colonial mansions and modern skyscrapers on a private half-day or full-day tour. Beneift from the flexibility to custom-make your day according to your likings of the suggested trip itinerary. Start with a visit to the Club Hípico de Santiago to marvel at a replica of one of the most beautiful equestrian clubs in France. Venture over to the old upscale neighborhood of the city center and be mesmerized by its architecture. Then explore the civic center, including the cathedral, parade ground, and Palacio de La Moneda. Depending on which option you choose, climb to the top of San Cristobal Hill in the biggest urban park in Santiago or the Santa Lucia Hill (or both). Visit a traditional craft shop and arrive at the Mercado Central (Central Market). If opting for the half-day tour, this is a good place to enjoy a typical lunch at your own expense. If you choose ...

    The guide was smart, witty and very positive thru the entire tour. Our driver was careful and friendly. A lot of helpful information was given.

  • From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

    4. From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

    Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in Santiago and travel 120 km towards the Pacific Ocean to discover the cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Spend your day in two of the most famous cities in Chile with their very different in characteristics. First, stop at the multicolored port city of Valparaíso, where you will learn its history and discover why it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk among the valleys and discover the poetic, artistic, and historic characteristics of the city. Stop at some lookouts, squares, and have the chance to take a couple pictures of the sea lions at the port. From there, the tour will continue to Viña del Mar - a more sophisticated town with resorts, casinos and luxurious neighborhoods. Here, you will have the chance to eat lunch and visit the main sights of the city, such as the beach, the flower clock, and a Moai brought fr...

    The guide, Alejandro, and driver, Leo, were excellent but the tour just wasn't that great. it was foggy and both Valparaiso and Vina were dirty and we just didn't find the beauty we expected.

  • Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

    5. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

    Your tour will begin as you are collected from your accommodation, from where you will board a coach destined for the coastal towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Once in Valparaiso, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will embark on a panoramic tour of the port and Plaza Sotomayor (Sotomayor Square). Following your tour, you will ascend to the summit of the Concepción and Alegre Hills using traditional elevators. You will then take a break for lunch, during which time you can enjoy some Chilean cuisine at your own expense. Your next stop will be to Viña del Mar, which is known as the "Garden City" for its plethora of greenery. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit a coastal area to observe some sea lions, before traveling to your final stop, the Casablanca Valley. There, you can sample wines at the Indomita Vineyard, before returning to Santiago in the early evening.

    Excellent tour! Pancho was very knowledgeable, funny and kind. I don’t remember our driver’s name but he was great also, I felt very safe. He was also very flexible with roads in Valparaiso. Great experience!

  • Santiago: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

    6. Santiago: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

    If you have a young spirit and are into technology and innovation, this experience was made for you! You will discover the city of Santiago in an exciting and fun way using eco-friendly personal transport. Start by meeting your guide, who will give you a training session on how to ride the Segway - you'll see that it's much easier than it seems! From there, you'll have the option of choosing to discover the city through its parks or by visiting its more historic sights. If you choose the first option, you will roll through the network of parks located on the south bank of the Mapocho River, in a route that crosses Santiago among its native nature. Visit the beautiful Bicentennial Fountain in Balmaceda Park, the Friendship Pagoda, Sculpture Park, the Sky Costanera, and the Bicentennial Park where you can feed the pink flamingos. Alternatively, if you wish to see the more historical side...

  • Santiago: City Landmarks Private Tour

    7. Santiago: City Landmarks Private 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. You will also pass through the vibrant bohemian neighborhood of Lastarria before leaving the center. Then, discover the financial heart of Santiago, known for its modern buildings and impressive glass skyscrapers. Pass by Costanera Center, South America’s tallest building. ...

  • Santiago: Panoramic or Cultural Bike Tour

    8. Santiago: Panoramic or Cultural Bike Tour

    Explore Santiago cycling around the city. You can choose between 2 routes, and for a shared small group or private tour. Route 1 - Panoramic Bike Tour: Parks and Cycleways The route takes you through the main streets, park and landmarks of Santiago. Bike through the renowned Bellavista neighborhood until you arrive at La Casa Chascona, which was one of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s 3 houses. Continue biking up the San Cristóbal Hill inside the Metropolitan Park until you reach the Parque de las Esculturas, an open-air museum. After biking a few more blocks, arrive at the Bicentennial Park and admire 2 artificial lagoons. Following this, head back to Plaza Italia with a final stop at the Plaza de la Aviación on the way. Route 2 - Cultural Bike Tour Start this tour by biking through the Parque Forestal, which is a hub for Chilean arts. Head towards the Bu...

  • Santiago: Horseback Riding, Sand Dunes and Viña del Mar Tour

    9. Santiago: Horseback Riding, Sand Dunes and Viña del Mar Tour

    Enjoy a comfortable air-conditioned transportation and arrive at the small town of Mantagua. Explore the beach and nearby Ritoque Sand Dunes on a 3-hour horseback ride. Cross the little streams from the Aconcagua River which empty into the Pacific Ocean after flowing all the way from Mount Aconcagua in the Andes. After the horseback ride, drive along the coast to Concón, known for its seaside restaurants and surf shops. Pass by the impressive Concón Sand Dunes and enjoy the panoramic views of Valparaiso Harbor. The tour continues through the popular beach town of Reñaca. Try to spot sea lions lying on the coastal rocks. Then drive to Viña del Mar, Chile’s Garden City. Visit the Flower Clock and Casino, a “Moai” statue from Easter Island, and the city’s pristine beaches.

  • Santiago: 4-Hour Private Night Tour with Dinner and Show

    10. Santiago: 4-Hour Private Night Tour with Dinner and Show

    Enjoy pickup at your hotel in Santiago. Depending on the option chosen, first drive to either the top of San Cristobal Hill to take in the panoramic views of the illuminated city or drive to Santa Lucía Hill to discover where the city was born and panoramic views of the downtown area. Return towards the civic center and see sights, such as La Moneda Palace, Plaza de la Constitucion, the Municipal Theater and Central Market. Head uptown to explore the heart of Santiago's acclaimed dining scene. End the night with dinner at a typical Chilean restaurant and watch a traditional dance show as you dine.

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What people are saying about Santiago

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 13 reviews

The bus arrived on time for the pick-up and the tour of Valparaiso (“Valpo” according to our guide, as the Chileans will shorten anything they can) was interesting - particularly the street art. You do need to be able to walk down steps for this part of the tour. Unfortunately, 2 members of the group went AWOL (no fault of the guide), so we lost some time waiting for them and our tour of Vina was somewhat curtailed. Our driver also had to take a diversion on the way back to avoid the road closures in Santiago.

Very enjoyable day out. Lots of information from a very knowledgeable guide. Walking tour of a hilly area of Valparaiso with some wonderful street art. Lunch on the beach in Viña del Mar was very good and on the way back to Santiago a stop at a vineyard with stunning views and even more stunning wines!

An absolutely fantastic tour of Santiago. Lucia did a great tour with us. Everything important told about the city and the art in the city. We fed flamingos and saw swans that can only be found here. Driving a Segway was all the nicer after a practice it worked out well. Was very fun. Thank you Lucia

Excellent tour! Pancho was very knowledgeable, funny and kind. I don’t remember our driver’s name but he was great also, I felt very safe. He was also very flexible with roads in Valparaiso. Great experience!

Super nice guys who give you interesting and additional information about the city and the history over Chili. To learn the town you have to do this.