See the best of Santiago on this short but sweet stopover

Experience the best of Santiago on this delightful city stopover. Contrast historical city streets with the tranquil beauty of one of Chile's most celebrated wineries and discover what makes this enigmatic city tick.


Start
Santiago, Chile
Finish
Santiago, Chile
Country
Chile
Style
Original
Theme
Short Breaks
Code
GGHU
Physical rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why we love this trip

  • Enjoy a guided walk around the vibrant streets of Santiago

  • Enjoy a visit to the beautiful and much lauded Concha y Toro winery

  • Discover Santiago's historic centre

  • Admire the colourful seafood restaurants in the Central Market

Is this trip right for you?

  • This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.

  • This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Chile. You can arrive to your hotel at any time where an envelope with the necessary vouchers and contact details will be awaiting for you.

Although Santiago covers a large area, the city centre is quite compact and easy to get around. The city's centre is roughly triangular in shape with the Plaza de Armas, the main plaza and home to the Cathedral, sitting in the centre. Panning out from here are wall-to-wall shops, restaurants and parks. For a more serene look at Chilean life, head out to Barrio Bella Vista, Santiago's 'Paris Quarter'.

Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.

Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
AIRPORT TRANSFERS – SANTIAGO (SCL) AIRPORT
If you have booked a transfer with us and have arrived on an international flight, please ensure you go to gate 3 regardless of which gate you exit from.
Our drivers will be waiting at gate 3 with an Intrepid sign displaying your name.
If you are having trouble locating the driver, please call the emergency number listed on your trip notes.
First is the La Moneda, in the Plaza de la Constitucion area. From there, we’ll head to the neighbourhood of La Alameda, a place that’s popular with locals thanks to its gorgeous architecture and blending of the old and new city. Discover sites like the Plaza de Armas and get a feel for what makes this city so great. 

Next, you’ll travel like a local with a ride on the metro and a stop at Mercado Central, starring some of the freshest produce in the country. Wander the aisles and watch how locals shop and bargain for the best deal. Best of all, we’re going to eat some typical Chilean dishes! Then your Santiago tour will lead you to La Vega Central, a local market just on the other side of the Mapocho River. You can find everything you could imagine here, from souvenirs to healing potions.

Afterwards, take the cable car to the top of Cerro San Cristobal. At the top, you’ll have the best view of the city. We’ll finish up with lunch in the bohemian Bellavista neighbourhood. This hipster district is home to up-and-coming restaurants, making it the perfect place to stop for a delicious Chilean meal to end the tour.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time. 
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts

Transport

Metro, Cable car

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Important notes

SHORT BREAK ADVENTURE:
This Short Break Adventure is a ‘join in’ group departure, which means you are not accompanied by an Intrepid group leader – our local representative fills this role – and the configuration of any fellow travellers in the group might change during the trip.
This trip will run with a minimum of one person, so you may be joined by other travellers booked on the same date as you, or you may be on your own. This trip is operated by one of our local partners in Chile and therefore you may be joined by a mixture of Intrepid-booked passengers and other travellers during activities.
Information may be delivered in English and Spanish, or just English depending on the requirements of the group.
The maximum number of travellers is indicative of maximum number of travellers during join-in activities only.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS – SANTIAGO (SCL) AIRPORT
If you have booked a transfer with us and have arrived on an international flight, please ensure you go to gate 3 regardless of which gate you exit from.
Our drivers will be waiting at gate 3 with an Intrepid sign displaying your name.
If you are having trouble locating the driver, please call the emergency number listed on your trip notes.

START TIME/FINISH TIME:
There are no activities planned on Day 1 or the final day of this trip, so you are free to arrive/depart at any time.

AGE RESTRICTIONS:
Age restrictions apply to this trip - minimum age 5.

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