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Santiago, Chile

Santiago

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Introduction

Santiago is Chile's sophisticated and modern capital, and the entry point for most people arriving in the country by air. It's certainly an impressive arrival, flying past towering Andean peaks as you descend, some of which can be seen from the city on clear days. This city of six million people is a delightful place to spend a few days, with its Mediterranean climate, pretty parks, fun nightlife and excellent museums - before heading into the surrounding Central Valley or other parts of Chile.

The city's main thoroughfare is the busy Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, while another prominent landmark is the Plaza de Armas, home of the city's main cathedral. Close to both the Avenida and the Plaza is the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, one of Santiago's best museums, known for its fine displays of Andean artefacts.

Special offers in Santiago

Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made journey from £6,500 pp

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Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £805 pp
Book by: 29 April 2019

Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.

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Top itineraries in Santiago

Chilean Wines & the Atacama Desert

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,795 pp incl. flights

Discover the contrasts of northern Chile on this 12-day tailor-made tour, which takes in the capital, Santiago, the striking landscapes of the Atacama desert and the central wine valleys of Colchagua and Casablanca.

Highlights of Chilean Patagonia

11-day tailor-made journey from £4,485 pp incl. flights

Explore the very best of Chilean Patagonia on this tailor-made tour to the Lake District town of Puerto Varas, mysterious Chiloé Island and the imposing granite spires of the Torres del Paine National Park.

Spirit of Chile with Tierra Hotels

14-day tailor-made journey from £6,500 pp

Special
offer

Discount if staying at three Tierra hotels – Save up to £805 pp
Book by: 29 April 2019

Witness breathtaking landscapes ranging from the vast expanses of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the verdant central plains and sweeping vineyards of the country's central region, to the lakes, glaciers and towering mountains of Patagonia in the south.

Pristine Patagonia Self-Drive

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £4,075 pp incl. flights

Explore Patagonia at your own pace, marvelling at the epic Fitzroy Massif, remote and rugged Torres del Paine National Park and one of the only advancing glaciers in the world: Perito Moreno. Along the way, you'll also spot whales, walruses, seals and penguins.

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Top places to stay in Santiago

The Singular, Santiago

Contemporary hotel

The Singular Santiago - the second offering from Chile's Singular hotel brand after its sister property in Patagonia - offers five-star luxury in the Lastarria Neighbourhood of Santiago, one of the most charming, characterful and cultural districts of Chile's vibrant capital city.

Hotel Cumbres Lastarria, Santiago

Small & intimate hotel

Return from days spent exploring the nearby sights to panoramic city views, an outdoor pool and comfortable rooms.

Le Rêve Hotel Boutique, Santiago

Small & intimate hotel

Combine colonial charm with a relaxed atmosphere – summed up by a self-service honesty bar – that's at odds with a lively Chilean location.

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When to go to Santiago

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Santiago articles

The best food and wine holidays in the world

From nectorial white wines to ambrosial game meats, we have hand-picked our favourite food and wine holidays around the world, including highlights from South Africa, Chile and France.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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