Chile

Santiago

Chile's cultural and culinary heart

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Surrounded by hills, energetic Santiago is the beating heart of Chile and home to 40% of its people. The best way to explore Santiago is simply by strolling around its unique neighbourhoods, starting with the museum, malls and architecture of the Centro.

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Patagonia Fjords, Antarctica & Falklands

Punta Arenas | Cape Horn | Drake Passage | Antarctic Peninsula | South Shetland | Falkland Islands
Approx. 18 days
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Chile to Antarctic Cruise

Santiago | Punta Arenas | Drake Passage | Cape Horn | Torres del Paine | Puerto Edén | Castro | Valparaiso
Approx. 11 days
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Chile Top to Tail

Santiago | Atacama Desert | Puerto Varas | Chiloé | Puerto Natales | Torres del Paine
Approx. 13 days
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Chile Fjord Cruise

Santiago | Atacama | Lakes District | Puerto Natales | Tierra del Fuego | Cape Horn | Ushuaia
Approx. 13 days
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Classic Chile

Santiago | Torres del Paine | Puerto Varas | Chiloé | Atacama Desert | Valparaiso | Winery Tour
Approx. 14 days
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Things to do in Santiago

Our recommended experiences and activities

Cultural Santiago
Santiago

Cultural Santiago

Not as unruly as other Latin American capitals, what Santiago lacks in boisterousness it more than makes up for with understated charm. Take a couple of days to explore the city’s museums, galleries and restaurants for an inside view on contemporary Chilean culture.

Climb San Cristobal Hill in Santiago
Santiago

Climb San Cristobal Hill in Santiago

Take the cable car or walk up to San Cristobal Hill for a stunning panorama of the city. It’s a great way to see the city before going on to explore its vibrant street art, galleries, beautiful parks and colonial architecture up close, perhaps via a bike tour. Look out for Plaza de Armas and La Moneda Presidential Palace.

Where to go in Chile

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