Región Metropolitana de Santiago Travel Guide

  • At the entrance to Cerro St. Lucia
    At the entrance to Cerro St. Lucia
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  • Cerro San Cristobal

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santiago Things to Do

    If you are visiting Santiago in Chile one of the highlights has to be the Cerro San Cristobal. The hill of Cerro San Cristobal can be reached by foot, by car via the road or by riding the funicular. Once you arrive there is a final walk to the summit where you will find the with 22 meter statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an amphitheater and...

  • Radisson Plaza Santiago Hotel

    Santiago Hotels

    We stayed in Santiago last Nov, for our first night and our last night (before a morning departure)....

  • By Bus

    Santiago Transportation

    By far the most common question that appears in the Chile page in VT is how does one get from the Santiago International Airport to Valpariso and the Valpariso Cruiste Terminal. From the Arturo Merino Benitez (Santiago Airport) go downstairs to baggage claim and out the door. You will see under the building a waiting area for Centropuerto Buses....


San José de Maipo

  • Preparing your backpack...

    San José de Maipo What to Pack

    Take a good, comfortable backpack, and avoid any 'hanging' item (bags, bottles, etc), in order to keep your hands free. Trekking boots, sandals, windbreak jacket, Polartec jacket, short pants, hat. In winter, add to the list: helmet, Polartec pants and balaclava, plastic mountaineering boots, rackets, randonee skis (optional). Band aids,...

  • Hosteria Millahue

    San José de Maipo Hotels

    Camino Al Volcan 27.724, Santiago, Chile

    Good for: Families

  • how to get to san jose de maipo

    San José de Maipo Transportation

    a cab is the best option! they pick people up along the way which makes the fare cheaper. are you going alone? i shared it with a friend and we found it to be fast and reasonable. we went from santiago to san jose de maipo. i don't remember where we caught it, but do negotiate the price before you get in. it's about 1.5 hrs. are you going to...



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  • A New Restaurant

    Pomaire Restaurants

    When we were looking for a place to have lunch, we passed this restaurant and almost went inside. However, the free pisco's El Parron were giving away swayed us in that direction. San Francisco looked like a great place to dine, though. If I return to Pomaire, I would consider eating here! See my second photo for a sample of the prices...

  • Chilean Folk Music and Giant Empanadas!

    Pomaire Restaurants

    El Parron is a quaint local restaurant with lots of personality! The menu offers many different dishes, but we zeroed in on an oversize empanada about 12 inches long. We also received free pisco sours--a typical Chilean beverage for adults. The children were given a drink described as tutti fruti--a generic term for a mixture of fruit juices.Our...

  • Sample The Shops Of Pomaire

    Pomaire Things to Do

    If you're looking for a bargain, Pomaire should be your destination. This shop is a good example of what you see here, featuring local handcrafts and souvenirs. It was amusing visiting the shops to see all they offered. Some shops specialized in a few items, others carried a variety of products. Narrow sidewalks snaked past the shops, cars creeped...


Villa Paulina

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  • Always bring warm clothing, but also...

    Villa Paulina What to Pack

    (If staying overnight)An internal-frame pack, and make sure that nothing is hanging freely (pack any other item, such a daypack, inside your main backpack) In winter, 3-layers:Waterproof breathable parka (GoreTex is OK), fleece balaclava, Polartec jacket and pants, suitable shirt, capilene inner shirt, wind-stopping breathable waterproof overpants...

  • La Paloma hanging glacier

    Villa Paulina Things to Do

    One of the main drives for visitors to Yerba Loca, is the glacier of La Paloma ("the dove"), at the end of the canyon, 3 kilometres from the base camp at Casa de Piedra.Be either climb it, hike to its base, or just watch its emerald-blue ice from a distance, it's a rewarding experience and a glorious sight, as many people who goes there can't...

  • Freezing

    Villa Paulina Warnings and Dangers

    Low temperatures are usual here, even in summer, so taking some precautions is worthy.Leave water inside your tent, to avoid finding it rock-solid in the morning.Keep batteries (for cameras, but mostly, for headlamps) close to your body, as they tend to discharge spontaneously in sub-zero temperatures.Don't count on toilets and showers to be in...



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  • Getting to Pirque by Public Transport

    Pirque Transportation

    The easiest way to take public transport to Pirque is to catch the metro and take Line 5 which goes from Tobalaba all the way to the end (Puente Alto). Once you get out of the plaza you can catch a Colectivo taxi that goes across the Maipo River (you can ask the driver if you are not sure which one to get), or take a bus across.

  • El Magnolio Bed and Breakfast

    Pirque Hotels

    Av. El Llano s/n, Pirque, Pirque, 9480000, Chile

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • La Vaquita Echá - Chilean Cuisine

    Pirque Restaurants

    La Vaquita Echá is a restaurant offering a typical Chilean food experience. There are open aired dining spaces and an indoor area also. The diners are entertained with Chilean huasos on their guitars.A great place to go on a fine weekend, especially if you are in the mood for a BBQ. I enjoyed the Chilean BBQ which consists of different cuts of...



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  • Rodeo

    Melipilla Local Customs

    I didn't know if put this one here or in Sport travel, since Rodeo is a Local Custom and our National Sport, It is about one cowboy (huaso) trapping a cow, no with a rope but just holding it beteen the horse and the walls of the stage. In this places you'll see lot of traditional customs, people dressing in traditional way , and will hear...

  • Into the Nature

    Melipilla Favorites

    I like the countryside and since it is a small city, you can go see these beautiful landscapes and enjoye nature easily, i had never walked for this path , and it happened to be beautiful

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See all 17 Maipo Tips
  • Inside the house

    Maipo Favorites

    That is the living room in the guest house. Just click on the picture to see everything. There are so many paintings, a piano (which sounds well... I checked it) and great furniture. Everything is in a great condition and perfect order. There is also a lobby which full of paitings from chilenian modern artists and they all have to do with wine ....

  • The swimming pool

    Maipo Favorites

    As you can see in the introduction picture there is a also a big swimming pool just opposite the guest house. This is another photo of it.--------------------------------------------------------------------- This all looks so great and I regret that I didn't ask about the prices. So I have to check the internet. And if I found the adress and the...

  • The area of the Tarapaca winery

    Maipo Favorites

    The Tarapaca winery has about 2000 hectares of vinyards planted out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Torrontés. And when I was there they planted out more than 1000 hectares with the same varieties.Further they are testing new varieties such a Sangiovese (it is the main grape in Chianti wines ) and...



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Valle Nevado

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  • La Mumia ; A Black Run

    Valle Nevado Warnings and Dangers

    Once you make it to Valle Nevado make sure to ski and snowboard according to your level. If you are a novice choose the green runs. If you are moderately good choose the green and red runs. If you are an expert go down the black runs. Don't be that foolish one that goes down a black run and it is only your first or second time skiing/snowboarding.

  • Go Snowboarding

    Valle Nevado Things to Do

    Valle Nevado is a top notch place to snowboard. If you are from the northern hemisphere of the world like I am, you will find it very difficult to snowboard in August. But true snowboarders will follow the snow. That means going to the southern hemisphere of the world to find that awesome sweet spot. It is a place called Valle Nevado that is...

  • Find that rare Snowboarding run in...

    Valle Nevado Off The Beaten Path

    There is a run in Valle Nevado that is really awesome for snowboarding. It is like a natural half pipe and is actually a crevasse cut into the mountain that is covered with snow. It is a little off the trail but no so much that you will find yourself in the middle of nowhere once you get to the bottom. It actually empties out into one of the main...


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