Chile's capital city is a sprawling metropolis full of contrast. It’s a city with both historic and modern, rich and poor, innovation and art. And it’s impossible to experience it all in one day. A perfect introduction to this complex city, this full-day tour will show you to the best Santiago has to offer. Throughout your day with Local Guide Felipe or Elisa, both born in the city, you’ll enjoy hills with panoramic views, historic buildings, busy markets, and emblematic neighborhoods. Yet this is just a sampling of all you’ll see; so much more is left to be uncovered within this up-and-coming city. You’ll also get to experience why Santiago has been named one of the world’s top foodie destinations as you enjoy a delicious Chilean lunch, paired with a glass of local wine or the famous pisco sour. Explore the city both in a private car and by foot to get a complete overview of Santiago. By the end of this full-day outing, you’ll have a better sense of the history, architecture, art, and culture of this diverse city and want to explore even more on your own.
- Get picked up by your Local Guide at your hotel
- Explore all the most important places in Santiago
- Enjoy a delicious lunch
- See more of the city
- Get dropped off at your hotel
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
Elisa and Felipe
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!
Born and raised in Santiago, I’ve always loved this city. Yet, it wasn’t until a six-month stay in the USA that I realized how much I wanted to become a guide. During this trip, I saw so many beautiful places, and it made me want to share the beauties of my own country. I have also always been interested in music and various different forms of art. Therefore, during my tours, I often incorporate fun facts about art, music, and pop culture along with my overview of Chilean history. I hope that this approach will help create unforgettable experiences that’ll make people fall in love with Chile.
Tourism has not only given me my dream job, but it has also provided me with amazing opportunities to fall even more in love with my own country. For six years, I even got to live and work in southern Patagonia, where I developed my passion for indigenous culture and nature. After working in Patagonia, I knew it was time to return to Santiago so I could show off my home city to incoming travelers. As a Local Guide, I hope that I can use this industry, which has given me so much, not only to show travelers around, but also as a way to promote and protect our history, culture, and land.