Santiago at a Glance

Duration:
4 days - 3 nights
From:
AUD $ 899
p.p. twin share. Excludes Airfares

Santiago de Chile, the country’s capital, is located in the centre of Chile. Because of its proximity to the Andes the snow-capped peaks offer a great stage for the happenings in this modern and bustling city. Despite its size and liveliness it still offers a colonial atmosphere due to its architecture, streets amd small squares.

The below tour is fully flexible with departure dates and can be modified to your own personal travel preferences, please contact us for an obligation free enquiry.

Overview

Overview

Day 1Arrive in Santiago
Day 2Santiago sightseeing
Day 3Journey Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley
Day 4Departure Santiago

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Santiago

Santiago-despejado4Arriving into Santiago you will be amazed on the impressive high-rise architecture and modern city life. Santiago is located in the center of the Chile and is a main gateway to many South American attractions. This capital city of Chile is full of culture, with many historical colonial buildings. It is home to over 5 million people which means you will find everything you need in this modern day city. Hotels can be centrally located and close to fantastic Chilean cuisine, don’t forget to try out the award winning wines from this region.

Day 2: Santiago sightseeing

You will start your trip by visiting La Moneda and the Government Palace with a brief explanation from your guide of the buildings, location and history. From there you will visit a sector known for its commercial attractions and markets, while taking the opportunity to enjoy the bustling city. Afterwards you will visit the famous Plaza de Armas surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral and other historical landmarks. Continuing on you will then visit the Santa Lucia hill where amazing views of the Parque Forestal the Mapocho River can be appreciated. Towards the end of the tour you will arrive to the cultural and artistic neighborhood of Santiago known as Bellavista. Last but not least you will you will tour the highest hill in town; Metropolitan Park’s San Cristóbal. To wrap things up on this amazing city tour you will pass by the Providencia neighborhood known for its five star restaurants, elegant shops and modern high-rise buildings.

Day 3: Journey to Valparaiso & Casablanca Valley

Vinos-ColchaguaIn the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and then driven towards the Pacific Ocean passing the agricultural valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca on the way. Your first destination will be Valparaiso (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO) where you will fall in love with this cities natural beauty and Chilean charm. This important port city was once considered the “The Jewel of the Pacific “before the opening of the Panama Canal. Here you will have time to visit the downtown area, the governmental buildings, Sotomayor Plaza, Victoria Plaza, the town’s cathedral and the well-known harbor area. Afterwards you will head for the city’s famous colorful hills and neighborhoods. There, high above the metropolis there is a fantastic agglomeration of brightly painted houses and panoramic views. The upper and lower parts of the city are connected with 16 funicular railways constructed around the turn of the century when the city experienced tremendous growth. The architecture combined with a fantastic cultural atmosphere offers one of the best urban experiences in Chile. There during your sightseeing visit you will take a small break to enjoy a lovely lunch. Afterwards, on the way back to Santiago you will briefly explore the Valley of Casablanca; the second biggest wine producing region of Chile.

Day 4: Departure Santiago

This morning your stay in Santiago concludes, from here you may be starting your trip. We suggest going down south to the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia or perhaps continue west and see the majestic Iguazu falls. Our travel consultants will be only too happy to help construct your personalized itinerary.

Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation in Santiago
  • Half day city tour in Santiago
  • Full Day Valparaiso and Casablanca valley with transfer and lunch
  • Departure transfer
  • Breakfast daily

Not included

  • Items of personal nature
  • Drinks alcoholic and not alcoholic
  • Meals not listed above
  • Tours not listed above
  • Transfers not listed above
  • Flights
  • Tips to the drivers, guides & porters

Airfares

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