• Tour code: 5684SCLFOOD
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Awaken your senses to the enticing aromas and explosive tastes of Chile’s culinary scene on a 4-hour food and market tour of Santiago. Visit the vibrant Mercado Central (Central Market) to browse stalls bursting with exotic local produce; treat your taste buds to Chilean specialties including tender meat casserole and refreshing peach cooler; and gain insight into Chile’s traditional culinary customs, learning about why it’s a prominent gastronomical destination, with a knowledgeable guide. Personalized attention is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to only 12 people.

Highlights

  • 4-hour food walking tour in Santiago
  • Learn about Santiago’s food culture with your knowledgeable local guide
  • Walk 8 to 10 blocks, stopping at local restaurants to sample native dishes and drinks
  • Wash your delicious samples down with a glass of wine
  • End your tour at Mercado Central, Santiago’s main market and the center of the city’s food scene
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more intimate experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Santiago Food and Market Tour Including Mercado Central

Outdoor Market in Santiago

Greet your gastronomical guide at the ambient Plaza de Armas to commence your culinary tour. Admire the central monument of Pedro de Valdevia before set off on a stroll around the city. 

Follow your guide north towards Mercado Central, admiring street art and gorgeous architecture along the way. Stop off at a selection of authentic restaurants along the way, pleasuring your palate with the following local delicacies; pastel de choclo (a rich and meaty stew topped with sweet mashed corn), porotos granados (soft beans and mashed corn), a refreshing mote con huesillo (a delicious drink made from wheat and peaches) and a terremoto (a sublimely sweet Chilean drink whose name translates to ‘earthquake’, made of ice cream mixed with white wine and fernet). Sip on a distinctive glass of Chilean wine as you sample. 

Next, arrive at the Mercado Central (Central Market) to immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Santiago’s culinary hub. Declared one of the world’s most impressive markets by National Geographic Magazine, the unique architecture and prime-quality produce of the market is sure to impress. Browse diverse stalls selling seafood, exotic fruits and fresh vegetables alongside your knowledgeable guide then continue to explore the city independently when your tour concludes at the market.

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