The tour begins with pick up at your hotel. Your bilingual guide will lead you on a tour highlighting Santiago's most important historical sites, including the downtown area surrounding the Plaza de Armas and the La Moneda Presidential Palace. You will also pass by the Mercado Central, one of Chile's largest fresh seafood markets and stroll by the many bustling stalls to see the tremendous variety available from Chile's bountiful sea. You will visit some of the lesser known barrios of Santiago including República and Concha y Toro, which were historically privileged neighborhoods and home to Santiago's high society. There will be time to walk around and take photos of the varied styles of architecture dating back to the 19th and early 20th century. Continuing through the cobblestoned Lastarria neighborhood, you will walk through the Parque Forestal and pass by the Bellas Artes Museum. For a panoramic vista of the city, you will visit the top of Cerro San Cristobal Hill, 984 feet above the city.
We will drive through the Modern area of Santiago call "Sanhattan" in Las Condes and Providencia which is another interesting areas of stores, Restaurants and Bars, then we get into the area of the Locals y typical Market to walk around and see where the Chilean's do they shopping of very Fresh Meats, Fish, Fruit and vegetables, after we continue to Down Town of the City to see the Main Square Plaza de Armas , Cathedral de Santiago, Main postal office, and visit the most interesting Museum Artes Precolombino if you want to, then continue to The Presidential Palace La Moneda.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15000 Chilean pesos - lunch, souvenirs, a bottle of water, coffee . Approximately in dollars US $ 22.-
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Gabriel gave me the Santiago city tour this week. I found his tour to be interesting, detailed and engaging. I feel I got a solid history lesson along with a good feel for what life is like in Santiago. I flew in from Chicago with little background or knowledge of Santiago or Chile in general and Gabriel was awesome. I highly recommend taking his tour.