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Reasons to Visit

Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile is one of the most modern cities in Latin America, situated in an enviable position at the foot of the Andes in central Chile, at the point where the Mapocho and Maipo rivers meet. The towering snow-capped mountains is an incredible sight and gives the city an impressive setting.

Santiago's modern district is home to sleek high-rise office and apartment buildings in metal and glass, home to high class restaurants and international businesses. The centre of the city around the Plaza de Armas is still a slightly ramshackle affair, with old men playing chess in the square, and government workers bustling around the turn of the century buildings of the various ministries and central bank. The Italian-designed Presidential Palace, 'La Moneda' is impressive in white stone and covers a whole city block, with a beautiful ceremonial square in front.

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Santiago de Chile
Excursions & Attractions

Santiago In-depth tour

Get an in-depth perspective on Santiago's history, culture and local life in the company of an expert guide.

Chilean Cooking Experience

Learn more about Chilean cuisine and local ingredients with this unique market shopping and cooking experience.

Maipo Valley Vineyards

Sample world class wines in picturesque and historic vineyards, a short drive from the city centre.

Colchagua Valley Vineyards

Head south down the Pan-American Highway to the prized vineyards near Santa Cruz.

Casablanca Valley Vineyards

Head out towards the coast to sample some of the region's beloved white wines and tour two of its vineyards.

Aconcagua Valley

Drive north of the city to discover the boutique wineries of the Aconcagua Valley.

Cajon Del Maipo

Head east towards the Andes to partake in outdoor activities or just relax in this large delightful park.

Andes Mountains & Portillo

Enjoy spectacular mountain and lagoon views from the renowned Portillo ski resort.

Hiking In La Campana National Park

Admire beautiful Chilean palm trees on scenic hikes in La Campana National Park.

Hiking In Yerba Loca Park

Undertake a scenic hike to a remote glacier in this magnificent park near Santiago.

Valle Nevado

Visit the source of the Mapucho River and the Valle Nevado Ski Resort, for stunning views and skiing opportunities.

Vina Del Mar & Valparaiso

Enjoy a full day excursion to visit the coastal cities of Vina del Mar and colourful Valparaiso.

Accommodation
in Santiago de Chile

Plaza San Francisco Hotel

Very well regarded 5* hotel in a super location in the centre of Santiago

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Lastarria

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