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The best way to know Santiago! They say the tour takes around 2 hours if you stay on the bus at all times, but it's easy to spend well over 5 hours, since all stops make you want to step down and explore!
An excellent service with good quality buses, very informative narration, and well worth the money. A great way to get a good overview of the city. These folks "are doing it right" with professional and knowledgable staff. I encourage others to use this service !!!!
signed, Pat From Nanaimo, BC Canada
Well organized, buses on time, good selection of points of interest. I would recommend this tour to get a good flavor of some of the high points of Santiago.
This was a great way for me to see the city. The buses were prompt and were very clean.
The tour is informative, ultimate in flexibility and reasonably priced. The earphones, however, are a poor fit and very difficult to keep in your ear while changing views from side to side.
Great and cheap way to get a look around the City. Traffic in Santiago can be a nightmare though, so leave plenty of time if you intend to go all the way around and then back to a point of interest.
The tour was fine it's just that my wife got ill from the heat and we did not do all that could be accomplished by a hop on hop off bus.
It was a typical hop on/off tour and we enjoyed it quite a bit. One complaint is when we were required to hop off at stop #8 to get our wrist bands we had a lot of difficulty finding the "store." Signage should be improved - especially for non Spanish speaking customers.
Clean bus, friendly people. I suggest using your own headphones to block out more of the road noise. Unlike other HOHO bus tours we have been in, this one requires you to exchange your printout for a wrist band at a local office instead of giving it to the driver. Plan in some extra time for that
Good idea, but realistically it is difficult to see everything due to traffic and distance so you should plan beforehand where to stop. In my view one day is not enough to see all places, two days would've been ideal.
Excellent although some delay in exchanging the voucher for the id bracelet (which is required to board the actual buses) due to bus company computer system problems. Buses though were efficient, timely, had good informative commentary and given the cost of taxis was good value for money. Only gripe was that the service finished at 6pm which was a bit early for our liking (in March didn't get dark till 8:00 pm).
Really enjoyed!! Loved tour but booked on viator for $45 and coulfpd have booked when I arrived for $20
Great fun, easy to use. Made it easy to learn about the city and see it with ease.
Good way of seeing the city, but....at present Plaza Das Armas is fenced off and if you are planning to do the tour on a Sunday be aware that certain streets and therefore stops are inaccessible, particularly in Providencia.
In general the tour was good but in a city like Santiago it did not work so well as in some other cities where I took this kind of tour. First of all we had to go inside a mall to show the voucher and get the bracelete and this took a little time. Second the traffic in Santiago was awfull and took too long to arrive in each point and the buses also took too long to arrive so we could not see all the attractions.
First, as a foreigner who had never been to the mall before, it was extremely difficult to find the bus station. Only one of the three information desks in the mall knew of its whereabouts, but no one spoke English. Finally, a customer overheard my question and led me to the station.
The guides were courteous and helpful. Unfortunately, people on the ground once I got off were not. Even the policeman couldn't help me find a museum on your map. Not the bus's fault, but the tour would have been much more enjoyable if not for the heavy traffic! After four stops, I got off and took the subway home.
Excellent accessibility at all stops. I was able to see the key tourist spots in Santiago all in one day and spent a little time at some of them knowing that the bus would pick me up every 20-30 minutes for the next stop. The bus was clean, staff was courteous and there was English and Spanish translation. This is an extremely efficient, cost effective way to see and learn about Santiago, especially with limited time there.
This was a good trip, but a few more destinations (such as Los Dominicos) would be nice. Also, in purchasing from Viator, it should be stated that you have to go to the Turistik office to get your ticket after printing the voucher.