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Andes Day Hike & Artisan Village - Day Trip from Santiago

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Providencia, Chile
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Discover Chile’s passion for arts and crafts on this unique 6-hour tour of Los Dominicos village from Santiago, including hotel pick-up. Admire innovative open-air art installations at the Las Condes sculpture park, then browse the artisan village of Los Dominicos, famed for its quality handicrafts. Admire local specialties like Alpaca wool clothing and lapis lazuli jewelry; watch traditional techniques of weaving, carpentry and metalwork; or shop for handmade, one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
  • 6-hour tour of Santiago's artisan village and sculpture park in Las Condes
  • Stroll through Los Dominicos and visit local artisan shops
  • Browse for unique products made from natural materials
  • View the landscaped art and sculptures of Parque de Las Esculturas
  • Round-trip transportation from Santiago hotels
Enjoy convenient pickup at your Santiago hotel at 10am. Meet your guide and tour group, then climb into a comfortable tour vehicle for the trip to Los Dominicos, a quaint artisan village that produces a variety of traditional Chilean crafts. 

Arrive in the village, located in the foothills of the Andes mountains in Las Condes. Check out the village's national monument, La Iglesia San Vicente Ferrer, before moving on to peruse the town's more than fifty artisan shops. 

Talk with the local artisans who staff the mud and straw shops. Learn about their artistic processes and how they use local materials, such as lapis lazuli, silver and Alpaca wool, to make their goods. Your guide will fill you in on the variety of cultural events, such as traditional dance, painting, theater and music, that take place in the community. When you've finished your shopping, relax under some nearby shade trees to watch the local people go about their days. 

Visit the Parque de Las Esculturas back in Santiago for a walk through the scenic gardens. Admire the more than thirty sculptures, made by Chilean artists, that line the paths of this open air museum on the banks of the Río Mapocho. 

Return to your Santiago hotel for drop-off around 4pm.

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Were not told we would be taking...
REGINA M
, Jan 2016
Were not told we would be taking public transportation which required us to climb numerous stairs. Artisan village was great shopping.
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Despite the sculpture park was...
maria_lau
, Jan 2014
Despite the sculpture park was closed for maintenance, we manage to get in but not much to see. However, the guide recommend a nice restuarant for us which was good.

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