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San Cristobal Hill (Cerro San Cristobal) Tours

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San Cristobal Hill (Cerro San Cristobal)
The Santiago skyline is dominated by San Cristobal Hill (Cerro San Cristobal), a forested mountain rising 2,821 feet (860 meters) above the city. The site is protected as part of the Santiago Metropolitan Park (Parque Metropolitano), one of the most famous city parks in Chile. Today, the park serves as a scenic escape above the smog that can grip Santiago on winter days, and offers fantastic views across this city of 6.5 million to the Andes Mountains.

The Basics
The hill's walking trails, picnic spots, and amphitheater are all dwarfed by the 72-foot (22-meter) Virgin Mary (Virgen de la Inmaculada) statue, erected in the 1930s on the highest point in the park (Pope John Paul II hosted mass here in 1984). Most guided tours of Santiago visit San Cristobal Hill, with some mountain bike tours offering a fun and popular way to get to the top. Alternatively, take a ride on San Cristobal's funicular, a steeply pitched railway starting at the PÌo Nono park entrance, or the slightly less expensive cable car, located at the Pedro de Valdivia Norte entrance. Both the funicular and the cable car make stops at the swimming pools and Chilean National Zoo on the way to the top.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The park itself is free, but there are parking fees and separate admission costs for the pools, the Chilean National Zoo, and the amphitheater.
  • Choose a tour that combines a day of shopping, sightseeing, or wine tasting with a visit to San Cristobal Hill.
  • Half-day sightseeing tours last about three to four hours, while full-day options are about eight hours long.
  • The Mirador Terraza Bellavista viewpoint, near the top of the funicular, hosts a snack shop and some souvenir stands.

How to Get There
San Cristobal Hill is located about 5 miles (8.3 km) from central Santiago and the Plaza de Armas.

When to Get There
The park is open daily, with the funicular running Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 7pm and on Monday from 2 to 7pm. Each attraction within the park as its own opening hours.

Things to Do With Kids in Santiago
San Cristobal Hill is a great destination for both local and traveling families in Santiago. Other popular family-friendly sites include the Chilean National Zoo (set halfway up San Cristobal), the city's two swimming pools (Piscina Tupahue and Piscina Antilén), and the Plaza de Juegos Infantiles Gabriela Mistral, a playground with an interactive fountain.
Address: Avenida Alberto MacKenna, Santiago, Chile
Admission: Free
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Private Tour: Santiago City Sightseeing

Private Tour: Santiago City Sightseeing

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Explore Santiago’s most significant sights on a comprehensive private guided tour of the city. Visit legendary landmarks and impressive monuments in stylish transportation with a knowledgeable guide, discovering the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and the neoclassical splendor of Moneda Palace. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour and continue to explore the sparkling city independently after your tour concludes.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$64.00
Price varies by group size
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US$64.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Santiago and Neighborhoods Tour: San Cristobal Hill & Artisan Village

Private Santiago and Neighborhoods Tour: San Cristobal Hill & Artisan Village

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Soak up the massive city of Santiago with this private multi-stop driving tour that includes visits to historical sites and El Pueblito de Los Dominicos Artisan Village. In the city center, see the historic landmarks and then venture into the varied neighborhoods beyond the downtown. Take in panoramic views of the urban and mountain landscape as you travel by cable car up to the top of San Cristobal Hill.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$160.00
Price varies by group size
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US$160.00
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Private Santiago City Tour including Cerro San Cristobal

Private Santiago City Tour including Cerro San Cristobal

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When you prefer our guide and the driver (or only driver/guide) will pick you up at your hotel to start our City Tour Santiago, to visit the main attractions of our city, such as Cerro San Cristobal, Cerro Santa Lucia, Barrio Civico, Historic Santiago, La Moneda Palace, the Municipality of Santiago, national Historical Museum, Cathedral of Santiago and in these stories differently advances a conservative society, revealing and the most important milestones in our national history and the great relevance for us. Later, we will go by the financial sector in the upper area of our city. Stop, stop in one of the most prestigious craft shops sampling to finish our tour, leave passengers in your hotel
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$110.00
Price varies by group size
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US$110.00
Price varies by group size
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Private San Cristobal Hill & Metropolitan Park Santiago Bike Tour

Private San Cristobal Hill & Metropolitan Park Santiago Bike Tour

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Enjoy panoramic views over Santiago on this 3-hour private bike tour to San Cristobel Hill. Hop on a mountain bike and challenge yourself to reach the 860-meter summit, then enjoy a thrilling descent as you whizz back down to the bottom. Don’t forget to take in the views when you’re at the top – you can see the entire city from the Mirador Terraza Bellavista viewpoint.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.67
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US$90.67

Bike Tour San Cristobal Hill H/D

Bike Tour San Cristobal Hill H/D

San Cristobal Hill The Metropolitan Park is located in the heart of the city of Santiago, one of the largest urban parks in the world. This activity will begin at the Pedro de Valdivia access to the Metropolitan Park, where we will take our bicycles to head towards its summit, on the way we will visit the main landmarks of the park such as the Japanese Garden, Pablo Neruda viewpoint and the sanctuary of the virgin located at high hill, where we can try some traditional drink of the place. For the most daring, we can try some of the most technical trails in the place. This activity will last approximately 4 hours, round trip to the same point.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.34
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US$130.34

Private Santiago City Half Day Tour

Private Santiago City Half Day Tour

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Explore Santiago on a private vehicle tour that introduces you to some of the city's main sights. Pass by a variety of landmarks, see colonial architecture, and visit Mercado Central. When booking, you have the option to select a morning or afternoon departure time, plus choose to visit either Santa Lucia Hill (Cerro Santa Lucia), San Cristobal Hill (Cerro San Cristobal), or both.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$46.90
Price varies by group size
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US$46.90
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Private Santiago Historic Landmarks Walking Tour including San Cristobal Hill

Private Santiago Historic Landmarks Walking Tour including San Cristobal Hill

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Discover Santiago as we explore the city on foot. Enjoy a cable car and funicular ride on San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and mountains. A great tour for those with limited time and who want to see it all! • 5-Hour Private Tour • Professional & Multilingual Guide • Visit the City's Landmarks • Learn about Chile's History and Culture • Visit San Cristobal Hill for Panoramic Views on Cable Car and Funicular
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$124.00
Price varies by group size
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US$124.00
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Private San Cristobal Hill Mountain Bike Tour

Private San Cristobal Hill Mountain Bike Tour

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Mountain biking to San Cristobal Hill gets you on back roads and narrow tracks with amazing views across Santiago. You’ll ride from a central location in Santiago with an expert biking guide, hop a cable car to a series of mountain bike trails that border San Cristobal Hill, then make an exciting 6-mile (10-km.) descent to Bicentennial Park and the Mapocho River. This private tour is Ideal for people who are comfortable on a mountain bike.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$138.67
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US$138.67

Half Day Bahá'í Temple and San Cristóbal Hill with Cable Car

Half Day Bahá'í Temple and San Cristóbal Hill with Cable Car

Enjoy a wonderful landscape that surrounds Baha'i Temple Take gorgeous photos of a wonderful view of the city Take advantage of this meditation and contemplation center Get a panoramic view of Santiago from the metropolitan park Appreciate the nature and the architecture of the temple
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  • 4 hours
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US$42.00
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US$42.00

Escape 60 + San Cristóbal

Escape 60 + San Cristóbal

We invite you to a magical place where your objective will be to escape, you will have to use your skills and reasoning to pass all the tests in just 60 minutes, for later, an entertaining activity to do with family and friends, complemented by a tour of the Lung of the city, Cerro San Cristóbal, live this experience with us today.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.12
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US$65.12

PRIVATE TOUR: Pre or Post Cruise San Antonio Port with Santiago Tour and Winery

PRIVATE TOUR: Pre or Post Cruise San Antonio Port with Santiago Tour and Winery

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Explore Chile’s capital city and visit one of the country’s most celebrated vineyards on this pre- or post-cruise tour. Navigate Santiago with ease and see city highlights like La Moneda, the Cathedral, Santa Lucía Hill, and Bellavista. Head to the coast to visit the Undurraga Winery. Learn about the winemaking process and enjoy a delicious wine tasting before your tour concludes.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$207.50
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US$207.50
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Santiago Super Saver: 2-Day City Sightseeing and Concha y Toro Winery Tour

Santiago Super Saver: 2-Day City Sightseeing and Concha y Toro Winery Tour

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Enjoy the verdant vineyards of Concha y Toro and explore the stunning sights of Santiago with a super saver full-day sightseeing and winery tour. Admire the neoclassical splendor of Santiago’s astounding architecture and admire the vibrant street art of bohemian Bellavista. Capture spectacular city views from the summit of San Cristobal hill, the venture to the lush greenery of Concha y Toro to pleasure your palate with refined wines. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation is included in the tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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US$85.00
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Panoramic Santiago Bike Tour

Panoramic Santiago Bike Tour

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See a different side to Santiago as you glide around the city’s parks and green spaces on a 3-hour bike tour. Hop on your mountain bike and follow your guide around the beautiful Bicentennial Park, take in the views from San Cristobal Hill and pedal around the Bellavista district. Keep your camera to hand as you stop at landmarks like Plaza Italia, Parque de las Esculturas and La Casa Chascona along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$77.87
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US$77.87

Small-Group Tour: Night City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill and Dinner Show

Small-Group Tour: Night City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill and Dinner Show

Enjoy a night out in Santiago on this 4-hour experience that includes city sights, dinner, and a show. You'll enjoy a meal of Chilean cuisine and be entertained by a folklore performance featuring Chilean dancing or traditions from Easter Island. When booking, you have the option to include drop-off at the end of the night or not.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$115.90
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US$115.90
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Santiago city experience: Walking tour, Market visit, Lunch & Coffee included

Santiago city experience: Walking tour, Market visit, Lunch & Coffee included

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Experience Santiago like a local on this private 7-hour tour, including hotel pick-up, and enjoy the flexibility of a fully customisable itinerary. Follow your guide on a walking tour of downtown Santiago; ride the funicular to the top of Cerro San Cristobal; and tuck into a typical Chilean lunch (included) at the Central Market. Get the inside scoop on Santiago’s best shops, museums and street foods as you explore the city’s colorful neighborhoods, and stop by local haunts like Cafe con Piernas and La Piojera.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$120.00
Price varies by group size
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US$120.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour: Half-Day Santiago Discovery

Private Tour: Half-Day Santiago Discovery

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Gain a sense of all Santiago has to offer on this 5-hour guided tour. Learn about the military coup at la Moneda, see the catch of the day at the central fish market, tour the Fine Arts Museum, and ride a cable car to San Cristobal Hill. Further highlights include the colorful Bellavista neighborhood, colonial buildings in the historic center, and legendary bar La Piojera.
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  • 5 hours
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US$149.34
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US$149.34

Private Adrenaline Tour Santiago

Private Adrenaline Tour Santiago

Spend an adrenaline-fueled day pursuing a variety of daredevil activities, with round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle from Santiago. Start by free-falling from the giant Swing-Bungee, then tackle 13 high-speed turns on the Rodelbahn’s toboggan track. Finish at Fantasilandia, an amusement park with more than 40 rides. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 8 hours
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US$200.00
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US$200.00

Private Walking Tour through Santiago de Chile

Private Walking Tour through Santiago de Chile

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Santiago de Chile is emerging as a key player helping to shape the world today. Learn to navigate this cosmopolitan capital wrapped in a colonial skin and discover its unique charm with help from a local guide. Enjoy an authentic Chilean lunch as part of this full-day tour of the city's highlights.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$115.00
Price varies by group size
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US$115.00
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Santiago Center Cultural Bike Tour

Santiago Center Cultural Bike Tour

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Pedal your way around Santiago on this 3-hour small-group bike tour of the historic capital. Follow your guide past city landmarks like La Moneda Palace, the Palace of Justice and Santiago Cathedral; cruise through the lively Plaza de Armas and peek into the famous Central Market. Learn more about Santiago’s fascinating history as you glide down the Bulnes promenade, then escape the busy city streets for a tranquil ride through the Parque Forestal.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.67
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US$62.67

Santiago: Half day, Private City Tour starting from Airport or your Hotel.

Santiago: Half day, Private City Tour starting from Airport or your Hotel.

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Explore Chile’s capital city on a private tour. Customize the stops to match your tastes, or let your guide plan the itinerary. Learn local insights and history as you travel through Santiago and see top sights like: Cerro Santa Lucia, La Moneda Palace, and the Santiago Cathedral. This tour is ideal for first time visitors looking for an orientation of the city, and for those who value privacy as the tour is exclusive to you and your group.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$48.00
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US$48.00
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Private Full-Day Bike Tour of Santiago Cultural 5-6 hrs

Private Full-Day Bike Tour of Santiago Cultural 5-6 hrs

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Get a street-level view of Santiago’s historic sites, neighborhoods, and parks on a small-group bicycle tour for one to seven people. This full-day Santiago tour follows bike paths, park lanes, and city streets, all equipment, and a visit to the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$149.34
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US$149.34

Private Santiago Bike Tour with Sky Costanera Panoramic Visit

Private Santiago Bike Tour with Sky Costanera Panoramic Visit

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Be seduced by the city of Santiago on a half-day bike tour including a visit to Sky Costanera, South America’s tallest building. With your guide, you’ll explore Santiago’s principle parks and landmarks by bike and gain a holistic picture of the Chilean capital. Ride through the bohemian Bellavista district, Providencia and Vitacura neighborhoods. Then, conclude your tour by ascending to the summit of the colossal Sky Costanera Center to absorb panoramic city vistas.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.34
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US$117.34

3-Day Private Tour Exploring Chile: Santiago - Valparaiso - Andes Mountain

3-Day Private Tour Exploring Chile: Santiago - Valparaiso - Andes Mountain

Capture the unique culture and natural splendor of Chile on a private 3-day tour of the country’s principal attractions from Santiago. With a guide, embark on a comprehensive tour of Chile’s vibrant capital, Santiago, and La Moneda Palace, The Museum of Fine Arts and Bellavista neighborhood. Absorb the bohemian spirit of colorful coastal city, Valparaiso; explore the beautiful vineyards of the Maipo Valley; and hike in the Embalse El Yeso water reserve. Selected meals, a wine tasting session, entrance fees and round-trip transport from your Santiago hotel is included. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
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  • 3 days
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US$693.34
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Authentic Walking Tour Santiago, Chile – Full Day

Authentic Walking Tour Santiago, Chile – Full Day

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Our local guide will pick you up at the place you are staying and from there, we will only use public transportation and our own feet, in order to discover and immerge as deeply as possible into the city’s culture. You will learn how the city works and visit historical buildings, museums, hills and markets such as the fruit, vegetable, fish and flower market, among other stunning places that we consider to have transcendental importance in the development of the city. After the tour, our guide will leave you again safely at your place of accommodation.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$130.00
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US$130.00
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