Trip Code: CASSSO
Duration: 3 day(s)
Day 1. Santiago
After your arrival into Santiago airport or at the end of your previous Chilean arrangements you will be met and transferred to your hotel of choice.
The rest of the day is free to relax.
Day 2. Santiago
Santiago is a city of contrasts, with traditional areas, commercial centers and modern districts.
Our tour starts at the church of San Francisco, built between 1572 and 1618. We continue to the West, pass Club Hipico, one of the most beautiful in South America due to its architecture, and continue to the city-centre, passing the palace of Cousino Macul.
We visit old and traditional neighborhoods where we are introduced to the life-style and daily life of Chile around 1900.
On our way to the center of town we pass La Moneda, the seat of the government and the Presidential palace. We then visit the historical center of Santiago, including Plaza de Armas with the Cathedral, the Central post office and the National History Museum.
We then venture to Cerro Santa Lucia the sire on which Pedro Valdivia founded Santiago in 1541. Crossing Rio Mapocho, we pass through the bohemian quarter of Bellavista before ascending Cerro San Cristobal. From here we have a beautiful view of Santiago with the Andes as background.
We continue our journey through Providencia, a traditional area of Santiago with a bustling commercial and social life, including many restaurants, pubs and boutiques.
On our way back to our hotel we pass through the modern areas of Santiago containing the large commercial centers of Santa Maria de Manquehue, Vitacura and Las Condes before reaching the feet of the Andes where we find the more upscale residential areas with beautiful houses, big gardens, and private colleges.
(NOTE: The above city tour description is to be used as a guide only as actual sites visited may vary.)
We return to your hotel of choice in the early evening. B
Overnight hotel of your choice.
Day 3. Santiago - Onward travel
Today you are transferred back to Santiago airport to connect with your onward journey. B
Additional nights are available on request.
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- Chilean international departure tax $30 USD. This fee should be included in your international airfare
- US$160(CA$132) reciprocity fee, payable in USD cash on arrival is charged. The receipt is regarded as a multiple entry visa and is valid until expiry of passport.
- Chilean domestic departure tax $10 USD
- Local currency is Pesos
- Time Zone: GMT/UTC -4
- Dialing Code: 56
- Electricity: 220V, 60Hz
- Weights & measures: Metric
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Santiago: Mercure Santiago, Ciudad Empresarial, Hotel Sheraton Santiago, Ritz Carlton Santiago
- Arrival and departure transfers
- 2 nights accommodation at chosen hotel
- Santiago City Tour
- All meals as listed B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- Visa fees (if required)
- Passport & Visa Costs
- Vaccination Costs
- Personal Spending Money
- Meals where not listed
- International Flights
- Travel Insurance
- Airport departure taxes
- Border taxes or fees
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