Santiago de Chile: the capital of contrasts.
from USD $35 per person
COME TO GET TO KNOW THE CENTER OF SANTIAGO
Santiago, the Chilean capital, is a city with a versatile character and diverse touristic options. It would be a mistake to think that the only thing you can do here is to visit monuments, museums, and shopping malls. Santiago has a lot to offer – from tours around the city to eco-travel to indigenous tourism. You will be surprised to know that this is the region with the largest concentration of the Mapuche population in all of Chile.
On this tour you will be able to walk around the main historical attractions in the centre of the capital. Without a doubt, it is a must. You will be accompanied by a Santiago native citizen who will guide you through its neighborhoods and history at the pace that suits you. As it lasts half a day, you can certainly complement it with other less known activities, check them out here.
Travolution in Santiago is identity, it is national history that you can travel through and relive thanks to the locals and their stories.
- City Tour through the Historical Centre of Santiago
- Cultural Centre Gabriela Mistral
- Santa Lucía Hill
- Lastarria Neighborhood
- Forestal Park
- Museum of Fine Arts
- Bellavista Neighborhood
Physical Demand 40%
- Dress Code Light clothing for the day and warm clothing for the night / Comfortable shoes / Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen / Water bottle (At Travolution we avoid buying plastic bottles and appreciate if you bring a reusable one)
- Included 24/7 assistanceInterpreter guideLocal guide in SpanishMeals when mentionedPayment by bank transfer or credit card
- Not Included Alcoholic drinksCampingContribution to WINTA or TDLFDomestic flightsMeals not mensionedNights in cabins run by local familiesStandard room w/private bathroomTicketsTipTransport when mentionedTransportation on excursionsTravel insurance
HALF DAY - SANTIAGO CITY TOUR
The tour begins in the traditional centre of Santiago, walking among heritage buildings such as La Moneda, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, etc. Afterwards, we will go to the emblematic Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center, passing through Cerro Santa Lucía with the best views of Santiago, Lastarria Neighborhood, Forestal Park and the Museum of Fine Arts. This neighborhood, full of art, shops and alternative cafes, has the most beautiful architectures in the city. Finally, the Bellas Artes Neighborhood is connected to San Cristóbal Hill and Pablo Neruda's House Museum La Chascona*.
*The guide leaves the passengers at the Chascona Museum and does not accompany them, because there is an audio guide. Entrance fees not included ($7.000 CLP). Not opened on Mondays.
Afterwards, you are already in Barrio Bellavista, a very known bohemian neighborhood in Santiago, so you are in the best place to eat typically Chilean food or try pisco or wine.
Included: English/Spanish/French/German/Italian speaking guide.
SANTIAGO, THE CAPITAL
Santiago, the Chilean capital, is a city with a versatile character and diverse touristic options. It would be a mistake to think that the only thing you can do here is to visit monuments, museums and shopping malls. Santiago has a lot to offer - from tours around the city to eco-travel to indigenous tourism.
It was founded by a Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia and, over all these years, Santiago has become a mix of oldest tradition, Spanish influence, and modern architectural wonders that can offer you plenty of things to do and see.
Located at the foot of the Andes on the banks of the Mapocho River, Santiago is surrounded by hills and mountains with incredible views towards natural landscapes where you can enjoy adventure tourism doing skiing and snowboarding, hiking, climbing, rafting and more.
Being the biggest city of Chile and the fifth-biggest in South America, Santiago consists of 37 communes and they are all different, so your perception of the city will depend on the commune you stay in or visit.
Not many people know that but right in the capital of Chile, there are places where indigenous people live. Community tourism and indigenous cultures is what we at Travolution want to make visible. It is always a pleasure to share with our travelers how they lived, cooked and shared their time in a Mapuche community in their Rukas (typical Mapuche construction). Visiting this place is a great way to learn about their history, culture and crafts.
If you are interested in having this special cultural experience, we will be happy to organize a personalized trip for you. If you would like to see other options in Santiago, check them out here or ask us about others that might interest you.
Come and enjoy a different experience of sustainable and community-based tourism!
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