Walking Tour with a Local History Expert

Half-day walking tour through the modern and ancient history of Santiago
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4 hrs

Santiago

1 ~ 10

High content

Description

On the foothills of the awe-inspiring Andes Mountains lies Santiago, a modern cosmopolitan city with a vibrant past. We invite you to walk through Chile’s capital and uncover its mysterious and compelling history. Starting from the early ages of the city, Local Guide Patricia, an expert on Chilean history, will show you Santiago through the eyes of the past, starting with the city's first inhabitants, then to the reign of the Spanish, and finishing with the country's modern history. Your tour will begin at the Santa Lucía Hill, where you will witness a panoramic view of the entire city. Atop this hill, you will learn all about the indigenous traditions of Chile and how these customs still live on today.

Itinerary:

  • Start your tour on Santa Lucía Hill for a perspective of the entire city.
  • Learn about Chilean indigenous traditions.
  • Walk to the city center to view historic landmarks, such as Plaza de Armas, the San Francisco Church, and the government palace.
  • Hear some historical stories and enjoy a snack at a Chilean café.

Eligibility criteria

  • Must be able to walk for four hours

What's Included

  • Bilingual tour guide

What's not included

  • Glass of wine or cup of coffee at café

Recommendations

  • Bring water, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • In the winter, wear removable layers as the temperature can fluctuate quite a bit in the city.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking quite a bit.

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Learn a New Skill Good for Groups Family-Friendly

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Patricia

Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, I have a passion for showing visitors around my beautiful country. Ever since I was young, I always knew I wanted a job where I would meet people from around the world and discover new things. During my university studies, I focused on architecture and translation, combining my love of art, humanities, and language into one. After I graduated, I became a translator, and from then on, I was hooked on tourism. Working with tour guides made me realize just how much I, too, wanted to show off my favorite parts of the country, like Chile’s scenic vineyards, fascinating cultures, and ancient history.

Throughout my years as a guide, I have never grown tired of sharing my knowledge for the region, and I’ve loved learning new things from the people I’ve met along the way. During my tours, I can show you the incredible flora and fauna in the Andes, what the country was like before it was named Chile, and how the region’s finest wines are made. I believe history should be interactive and fun, which is why my country is my classroom. Let me share with you my unique perspective, and I promise that you will truly get to experience Chile’s intriguing past and how it has led to its colorful present.

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