Chile’s capital city is an exciting up-and-coming metropolis with endless opportunities to explore. It is also the perfect jumping-off point to experience the beauty and culture of Chile. If you only have a limited time in the region, then this two-day tour is the perfect way to see the highlights. In just two days, you’ll get to see the most interesting parts of Santiago, experience the famous wines of Chile, and explore beautiful Pacific Coast. With two expert local guides leading the way, you’ll truly get to experience the magic and charm of Santiago and the surrounding area.
Day 1: Discovering Santiago
Today you will enjoy a city tour of Santiago which will show you an overview of all the highlights of the city. Visit exciting sights including a panoramic view of the city, the historic Santiago downtown, and the artistic Lastarria neighborhood. Exploring Santiago by foot and by car, you’ll discover a bustling metropolis with diverse neighborhoods with a modern and historic blend. This full day tour will show you the highlights Chilean culture through art, history, and, of course, flavors!
Day 2: Casablanca and Pablo Neruda
Embrace Chile’s art and culture, as you venture to the beautiful Pacific Coast. Today you will get to learn about two Chilean icons, the Nobel laureate and poet Pablo Neruda and Chile’s famous wine. Choose to visit one of Neruda's homes along the coast, whether it be in Valparaíso, Chile's UNESCO Heritage, bohemian port city, or Isla Negra, a peaceful and beautiful coastal town. No matter which you choose, you will enjoy spectacular seaside views along with quirky stories of Neruda's life. After touring the home, your local guide will take you to a restaurant along the coast, where you can taste some of Chile's superb seaside delicacies.
Once you've experienced the lovely coast, you will head to another scenic part of Chile's Central Valley, the famous Casablanca Valley. Here you will visit one of the region's unique and beautiful vineyards. Enjoy a tasting and tour at the vineyard to truly sample the wide range of variety Chile offers, such as Chardonnay, Syrah, and many more!
Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, I’ve always had a passion for Chilean history. In fact, one of my favorite parts of being a guide is volunteering each year during “National Monuments Day,” where I get to teach locals facts that even they may not know about their city’s most historic buildings.
I first decided to become a guide because of my interest in world affairs, history, and intercultural exchange. I thought it would be a great way to meet people and learn about different countries, while also teaching them a bit about my own country. For the past six years, I’ve been doing just that. My job in tourism has given me the opportunity to work in the largest winery in Chile, where I led the training of other guides and helped host private events. During my time there, I was able to develop a keen appreciation and passion for Chilean wines. All these interests - wine, history, and global affairs - have converged into tourism, creating the perfect combination of my passions!
Originally, from Los Andes at the mountains in central Chile, I have also lived between our capital Santiago, and the colonial city of Valparaiso known for its bohemian and artistic vibe.
I am particularly interested in nature, arts, music and enjoy nothing more than rambling around the countryside and cities with character; exploring villages, finding hidden corners, and being surprised by unexpected moments.
My background is Journalism and Social Communication, but since I moved to Rio de Janeiro I've spent the last 12 years working in the Hotel Industry and Tourism. Travelling and knowing other cultures is one of my passions so after living in Brazil, I've decided to improve my English studying in London where I've stayed for a couple of years, and which gave me the possibility of working in the Pub and Restaurants business too.
Now, back in Chile and after all the past experiences I've decided to divide my time between working at a Vineyard in the Aconcagua Valley, volunteering in a non-profit environmental organization, and guiding as I love sharing and showing the beauties of my country.