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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.

    El proceso de compra fue rápido y sencillo y todo muy bien detallado y explicativo. Muy contenta con la plataforma. La actividad excelente!

  • Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

    2. Santiago: Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting

    Explore the vineyards and the wine cellars of the renowned winery of Cousiño Macul. Discover the Chilean wine-making tradition as you get acquainted with the history of the winery and wine production. At the end of your tour, taste some of the delicious wines produced here.  The tour begins in the outdoor area where the winery guide will explain about the grapes that produce the best wines - Finis Terrae and Lota. Learn about the quality of the vineyard and the concept about how smaller the amount of grape clusters, the greater the concentration of its compounds. Continue through the winery with the largest barrels in Chile and in the world, made with Chilean oak and with a capacity for 30,000 liters, though no longer used are still a part of history. See many more elements and old pieces that were used for wine production and get to understand the differences between the old and moder...

  • Undurraga: Official Winery Tour

    3. Undurraga: Official Winery Tour

    Back in 1879, Francisco Undurraga Vicuña started bringing plants from France and Germany to plan his winery project, but it was only in 1885 that Viña Undurraga was established - and is now one of the oldest vineyards in Chile. Located in the heart of the Maipo Valley, Undurraga is pioneers in the viticulture of Chile. It was the first Chilean winery to export to the U.S. back in 1903, covering all American states. You will have the chance to understand the production process of the unique wines and visit the wine cellars with more than 130 years of experience. Visit the Parque de la Viña, created by the French landscape architect George Henry Dubois, who also designed the Parque Forestal de Santiago. When visiting the vineyards you will learn about the soils and identify the different grapes that Undurraga cultivates through the various garden. You have a selection of 3 tours around t...

  • Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. 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: Private Cajon del Maipo with El Yeso Dam & Picnic

    9. Santiago: Private Cajon del Maipo with El Yeso Dam & Picnic

    Escape the hustle of Santiago city, and enjoy a day to remember as you embrace the magic of the Andes Mountains on a private tour.  Enjoy a pickup at your accommodation and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned car on a scenic drive to Cajon del Maipo. Once there, connect with nature in a peaceful environment of fresh and clean mountain air. Visit the enchanting village of San José del Maipo to admire the colonial-style architecture, and see the church and the main Plaza de Armas. From there, continue the drive following the Maipo river until reaching the Tinoco Tunnel to hear all its stories.  Make your way to discover the amazing reservoir at the El Yeso Dam. Take beautiful pictures and a relaxed walk to the El Salto Waterfall before savoring a delicious picnic-style snack with crackers and cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine, and more.  Head back toward Santiago and make a quic...

  • Santiago: Main Chilean Wineries Private Half-Day Tours

    10. Santiago: Main Chilean Wineries Private Half-Day Tours

    Following an early pickup from your hotel in Santiago, begin your private tour of Chile's fantastic wine industry. During the day, find out about wine history in Santiago with your guide, and after a tour in the winery of your choice, savor a typical lunch in a local restaurant. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel. There are 4 wineries to choose from, all with wine tasting included: • Santa Rita — Discover over 135 years of winemaking tradition at Santa Rita Winery, one of the top wineries in the Maipo Valley. Take a guided tour through the grape variety garden and the vineyards. Learn about the process of winemaking, including the cellaring and bottling of the wines. • Undurraga — Explore wine cellars with more than 130 years of experience and have the chance to understand the production process of their unique wines. Visit the Parque de l...

    The process from booking to dropping us off at our hotel at the end was done without fuss, and hassle free. Our guide was engaging and our driver was professional. We thought the vineyard guide was at times a little hesitant, but was able to provide a reasonable overview of the workings of the vineyard. Surprised the vineyard only offered shipping to the USA as we would have liked to order some cases for Europe.

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What people are saying about Santiago

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 358 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.

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 activity. Recommended anyway. Learn more about the history of the Cousiño Goyenechea family. I went with my 81 year old dad and he enjoyed it as a kid. Amaro as a guide is dedicated, detailed and with an excellent disposition.

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.