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Wine Tasting Near Santiago

By Viator, July 2013

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It is no secret that many people come to Chile for the wine, and even people for whom it’s not their only reason for coming to Chile usually make time to visit a winery or two. And with good reason.  ...  Read more

Ski Tours from Santiago

By Viator, September 2012

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Thanks to its location near the base of the Andes mountain range, Santiago, Chile, is essentially South America’s “ski town.” With multiple major resorts within a couple of hours from Chile’s capital ...  Read more

Santiago Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 160 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Despite its location in South America, Santiago has a distinctly European feel, from its neoclassical architecture to its efficient metro system, Santiago is one of South America’s most ...  Read more

Valparaiso Tours from Santiago

By Viator, August 2010

4.5 star rating: Recommended 90 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Chile is one of South America’s most diverse, stable and prosperous countries, and Valparaiso exemplifies all of these. From its rich, European-influenced cultural heritage to its bustling seaport, ...  Read more


By Trina Tron , USA, February 2011


Vintage Shopping on Calle Bandera in Santiago

By Paige , Nicaragua, October 2012

This Calle Bandera, or Flag Street, just off Plaza de Armas , has always been a magnet for Santiago ’s hipsters and artists. In its heyday, writer Pablo Neruda, musician Diego Munoz, poet ...  Read more

San Cristobal Hill (Cerro San Cristobal)

By Paige , Nicaragua, September 2012

Rising to a tree-carpeted point above the capital of Chile, Santiago and centerpiece of its beloved Metropolitan Park of Santiago is the city’s second-highest point, Cerro San Cristobal, with the ...  Read more

La Chascona, Pablo Neruda’s Home in Chile

By Paige , Nicaragua, June 2012

In the heart of beautiful Barrio Bellavista, with its tree-lined streets, artsy shops and bohemian galleries, you’ll find the former house of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda and his beloved La ...  Read more

Intoxicating Wine Tours from Santiago, Chile

By Paige , Nicaragua, May 2012

The wines of Chile rate among the slender nation’s most popular exports and attractions. Though you can sample some of the finest bottles in Santiago proper, connoisseurs will want to head into the ...  Read more

Fresh Fish at Santiago’s Fabulous Mercado Central

By Paige , Nicaragua, May 2012

The classic spot in Santiago for fish fresh from the sea is the Mercado Central, a most traditional setting for the bounty caught off Chile‘s 6,435km (3,990mi) coastline. The surprisingly pretty ...  Read more

Santiago Named a Top Destination

By Paige , Nicaragua, February 2012

It’s been a rough year for tourism professionals trying to promote Chile’s Patagonia . Last winter’s ash-cloud eruption of Puyehue Volcano tangled flight schedules and undercut the ski season, ...  Read more

Santiago for Foodies

By esmith , February 2013

From the dry north that gives Chile the the olives and olive oil that flavor food around the world, to the central region, where most of the agricultural powerhouse of the country is located, to ...  Read more

Spending Christmas in Santiago, Chile

By esmith , December 2012

As you might imagine, there is no giant ice-skating rink with a big Christmas tree in the middle in Santiago, Chile at Christmas time. It’s summertime here, and while you will find some sweaty, ...  Read more

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