Santiago de Chile is a city full of contrasts, from modern to classic architecture, with views of the ocean and the mountains. On a Santiago tour, see the architectural mix between the 18th-century Metropolitan Cathedral and the business center’s new skyscrapers, all set against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains of the Andes. Other attractions include the civic center, La Moneda Presidential Palace, the Plaza de Armas with the imposing Cathedral, and the Main Post Office. Finish your Santiago tour at the W Hotel, sipping a Pisco sour and traditional Chilean cuisine.
Popular day excursions from Santiago are visits to the coastal towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar or a Chile wine tour in the Colchagua and Maipo river valleys. Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its historic setting during the 19th century, when it was a major port city in South America. Now it is a bohemian-style town with colorful houses, funicular railways, and ocean views. Vina del Mar is a beach-side community with wonderfully walkable beaches. Here you can visit the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda’s home. In the Colchagua and Maipo valleys enjoy tasting excellent wine. The Chilean wine region is where Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere are grown.
Update: Chile Coronavirus Travel
From Dec 8, 2020, Chile will be open to tourists without the need for quarantine. We’re ready to arrange trips!
|Negative PCR test, taken maximum 72 hours before travel|
|Complete an online sworn statement from 48 hours before travel|
|Health insurance including Covid-19 cover|
|Currently all travelers must enter through Santiago international airport|
|Further travel details can be found on Chile.travel|
|More entry requirements info at IATA Travel Centre|
|Most international flights have resumed, including from the USA and Europe, though not yet from Australia and New Zealand|
|Domestic flights are operating|
|The current status of each area of Chile can be found here. This is based on the daily numbers of infections. We recommend visiting areas under levels 3, 4 and 5.|
|There is currently a countrywide curfew from midnight to 5 am.|
|Updated Nov 17, 2020|
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