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A Taste of Santiago

Chile

5 days

Summary

Discover Santiago, the multifaceted capital of Chile, with its fine parks and numerous sporting and cultural activities. You’ll enjoy fabulous food in the city’s many and varied restaurants, as well as a thriving nightlife scene. Lose yourself in the hilly port city of Valparaiso and discover an intense, atmospheric palette of colours and flavours. Bohemian and colourful, Valparaiso’s maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. The ‘Jewel of the Pacific,’ as Valparaíso is known, is also home to Chile’s legislative Congress and the headquarters of the Chilean navy. Admire these historic buildings and soak up the country’s maritime history!

Highlights

  • Valleys nestled between the Andes and the ocean bring life to a land of flavours that will awake your senses.
  • Discover Santiago, the multi-faceted capital of Chile, with its fine parks and numerous sporting and cultural activities.
  • Walk through the hilly port city of Valparaiso and discover an intense palette of colours of this bohemian city.
  • Relax and cool off in the Pacific ocean at one of the beautiful nearby beaches of Viña del Mar.
  • Visit the valleys and vineyards where Chile’s talented enologists make some of the world’s best red and white wines!
  • Follow the footsteps of Pablo Neruda, One of Chile’s Nobel Prize winner for Literature and fall in love with this coastal town of Isla Negra.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Santiago de Chile

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel; Lastarria, Bellas Artes and Providencia are all great locations.

Day 2 Santiago de Chile

Enjoy a half-day walking tour of modern Santiago. Visit Bellavista, San Cristobal Hill and Lastarria districts before hopping on the metro and riding to University Station. Here we get off and explore the central district, finishing at the Market where you may like to have lunch.

Day 3 Santiago de Chile

Full-day tour of UNESCO heritage listed Valparaiso and the Isla Negra Museum, devoted to the life of Nobel Prize poet and diplomat, Pablo Neruda.

Day 4 Santiago de Chile

Half-day tour of Santa Rita Winery, set in the Maipo Valley, with lunch and wine tasting included. Don’t miss their excellent Carmenere! (options for cycling tours also available).

Day 5 Santiago de Chile

Transfer to Santiago airport or extend your journey with a trip to Patagonia or the Atacama Desert.

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