Savour the Significant Sights of Santiago With Sassy Sightseeing Tours

What was once a sleepy capital city of Chile, Santiago is now an intriguing metropolis in South America. See the mix of old and new in the city with Santiago sightseeing tours or just beyond it, explore the mountains and lakes with a fantastic varied range of private Santiago adventure tours.

Santiago is also the largest city in Chile and is perfectly positioned in a valley that offers the snow-capped Andes mountains as its backdrop. It has had its share of misfortune such as earthquakes, political and financial crises but is now transformed with new buildings or renovations.

The business districts have slick skyscrapers which are hard to miss in the skyline but thanks to the ostentatious engineering they have enhanced the city. The best improvements to Santiago are the old buildings which have been revamped without losing their charm or character such as dilapidated 19th-century palaces converted into bistros, deserted factories that are now upmarket restaurants or modern art galleries which were once old garages.

The people of Santiago are the city’s biggest asset because they are friendly, welcoming and down to earth. Once you begin a conversation with the locals, you can end up talking for hours. They love their city and want you to love it just as much, which you will!

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Santiago Sightseeing Classic City Tour
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Visit the Orient Sector, the most modern part of Santiago, and see its impressive high-rise buildings and classy boulevards. During the tour you'll have time enjoy lunch at a choice of locations, such as the Central Market.

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$59.00
5831 customer recommendations
3,5 hours Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
Casablanca Valley: Visit and taste the flavours of wines at the Matetic Vineyards
296 reviews

Matetic Vineyards is a magical and inspiring place that combines organic production of elaborate high quality wines and tourism experiences around wine grapes

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$92.00
3058 customer recommendations
7 hours approx Santiago
House of Pablo Neruda Group Tour From Santiago
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Pablo Neruda's poems and wines are two of the treasures that Chile has to offer visitors. On this tour we will visit the beautiful house of Isla Negra and Undurraga winery.

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$107.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
Valparaiso and Viña Del Mar Group Tour
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We will cross Chile from east to west during this tour that will take us through the beautiful valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca until we reach the central coast.

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$61.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
Full day-Cochamo Walls and River Private Hike
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A different alternative for a full day hiking tour combining landscape, geology and culture. This Is the best hike in the area and let us show you why....

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$200.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Private Tour Santiago
Volcan Osorno Desolacion Hike with Petrohue Falls on a Private Tour
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Full day hike to the oldest Park in Chile. Located in Ensenada next to Puerto Varas on the shore of Llanquihue lake. A unique Volcano with the sugar cone with glaciers.

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$178.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Private Tour Santiago
Solitario Hike Volcan Osorno Petrohue Falls
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Full day visit to the oldest Park in Chile. Combined with a 6 km hike. (3,70 miles) along the lava. The flow of this unique Volcano with the sugar cone with glaciers.

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$160.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Private Tour Santiago
Biking for Cakes and Beers
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This trip takes us over antique roads between the towns of Llanquihue and Frutillar. We bike along the waterside on good roads.

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$154.00
Price varies by dates
7 hours approx Scheduling Private Tour Santiago
private Scenic Drive Along Coastal Roads Surrounding Llanquihue Lake
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Driving on antique coastal roads between the towns of Puerto Varas, Llanquihue and Frutillar, enjoy the magnificent scenery!

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$130.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Private Tour Santiago
Casablanca Valley - The Wine Route Private Tour
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Come and enjoy the wine paradise in the Casablanca Valley - a wine region of Chile with 4000 hectares of wine, You won't be disappointed!

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$140.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Private Tour Santiago
Concha Y Toro Winery - Living the Legend
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Live the legend in the tour that runs through the gardens of the hacienda, the garden of the different varieties of grapes, and the wineries among which is that of Casillero d

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$60.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
Undurraga Winery - Wines With Trajectory and Innovation
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In the heart of the Maipo Valley, we can visit the Undurraga Vineyard, where for more than 130 years we have been making unique wines that reflect the best of the chilean land

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$60.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
Dinner Show From the Andes to Easter Island
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Through music and dance, we can travel through the different regions of Chile appreciating the cultures of each of them, from the central region to Easter Island.

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$95.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
Discovering Santiago
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Discover in this tour the most emblematic places of Santiago, such as Cerro Santa Lucia, Presidential Palace, Plaza de Armas and financial and residential neighborhoods.

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$50.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
Casablanca Valley and Its Wines
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Prepare your senses to enjoy this wonderful day in the valley of Casablanca, where we can appreciate beautiful landscapes and visit some of its vineyarys.

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$230.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
Colchagua Valley and Its Wines
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Prepare your senses to enjoy this wonderful day in the valley of Colchagua, where we can appreciate beautiful landscapes and visit some of its vineyards.

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$280.00
7 hours approx Scheduling Shared Tour Santiago
San Cristobal Hill
1 The San Cristobal Hill is the top attraction in Santiago with spectacular views from its 300-meter high summit. There are varied attractions and activities to do here such as private walking tours Santiago on trails with views of the city at every turn, the 22-meter iconic stature of the Virgin Mary, Santiago’s National Zoo, outdoor swimming pools and botanical gardens. You can spend a fun packed day here.
Plaza de Armas
2 Many Santiago sightseeing tours start and end at Plaza de Armas which is the main square in the heart of the city. Surrounding and within the Plaza are some of the country’s best architecture, sculptures, a fusion of fountains, palm trees and a theatrical spectacle. After a few hours of touring the city, one of the best things to do is relax in the Plaza watching life bustling along and people watching.
The Museum of Memory and Human Rights
3 Any private guided tours Santiago should include one of the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. This museum was opened in 2010 to mark the 200 years of Chile’s Independence and to commemorate victims whose human rights were violated during Augusto Pinochet’s 17 years of dictatorship which began in 1973. There are 3 floors to explore with video footage of detention centres, newspaper excerpts, documents, photographs and more.  
La Moneda
4 A popular place to visit on cultural tours Santiago is the La Moneda Palace. This is Chile’s Presidential Palace and stands proudly with its European-style architecture in the city’s centre. There is fascinating history to this building including the bombing and suicide of Marxist leader Salvador Allende in 1973 after which Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship began. See the impressive guard change over at 10 am on alternate days.
Museum of Fine Arts
5 The location of the Museum of Fine Arts gets any cultural tour Santiago off to a great start in the Parque Forestal which is regarded as the city’s most beautiful park. This museum is Chile’s main art gallery and also known as the Museum of Contemporary Art. It is the continents oldest gallery dating back to 1880. The architecture is stunning as are the collections of art from Chilean artists and other South American artists.
La Chascona
6 On private walking tours Santiago offers, visit La Chascona. This is one of 3 houses which belonged to the Pablo Neruda, a famous Chilean poet and writer. This particular house was a secret hideaway where he spent time with his then, secret, mistress, Matilda Urrutia who later became his 3rd wife. The architecture is over elaborate for the area but very beautiful. There are many secret passageways and rooms to explore.
Cajon Del Maipo
7 Private Santiago adventure tours begin at Cajon Del Maipo. This is Santiago's largest natural area and where most people come to escape busy city life. The activities include exploring paleontologic sites, climbing boulders, diving into the river, bungee jump, white water rafting through the canyons, biking, hiking and walking so be sure to have your sneakers here. Alternatively, you can just relax by the crystal clear ponds,
Wine Tasting Santiago
8 Santiago is among the best destinations in South America for wine lovers which is why there are excellent wine tasting private guided tours Santiago. On these tours, you get to learn the process of winemaking, explore the vineyards and taste the wines of Chile which are renowned all over the world. There is a wide variety of vineyards to choose from for your tour, offering different scenery and attractions along the way.
Winter adventures
9 The winter private Santiago adventure tours are exciting, thrilling and suitable for all adrenaline thrill seekers. There are a number of ski resorts to choose from with a large variety of activities. These include normal skiing, snowboarding, air boarding, speed riding ( the new rage of skiing and hang gliding), cross-country skiing, snowmobile rides and so on. There is also winter trekking and sea kayaking.
The Markets of Santiago
10 The markets of Santiago are an experience you should not miss out on, but it is recommended that you visit them on organised Santiago sightseeing tours with a tour guide. The more notable street markets are the Los Dominicos and Santa Lucia. These deal mainly with handicrafts and traditional art. The market regarded as a historical landmark is Mercado Central and is fifth on National Geographics list of the worlds best markets.  

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