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!