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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
"Your day trip begins with pickup from your hotel in Santiago. Board your vehicle and start your trip to the Andes. You will enjoy a scenic drive and first stop at San Jose de Maipo. Admire the surroundings and take some pictures to then continue your tou along with your guide and group.You will get breathtaking views of the Andes glaciers and lagoons of Cajon de Maipo giving you plenty of photo opportunities. Enjoy a relaxing walk around the lagoon and have a delicious picnic lunch in the mountain. You can also sip on a glass of wine while you take in the peaceful atmosphere.After a relaxing day with nature you will be dropped-off at your hotel""""Take the magic of the mountains with you on a wonderful day trip to Embalse El Yeso. You will be able to get the best views of the Andes as you stop at historical landmarks and San Jose de Maipo. Connect with nature in a very peaceful and fresh environme
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Private Day Trip: Valparaiso Experience with Boat Ride
"Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel before heading out to start the day. After boarding the vehicle drive along the coast line of Viña del Mar. Upon your arrival ride up one of the traditional funiculars to Cerro Alegre. There you will enjoy a warm cup of coffee and biscuits on a terrace with a beautiful view of the port and old town. Once you are satiated your guide will lead you on a short adventure through a colorful labyrinth of backstreets small shops and art galleries. The different observing promenades on the hills of this avant-garde town all have great colorful views and are unique locations for panorama pictures. After a gourmet lunch with an exclusive view of the port
From $190.00
 
Isla Negra and Pomaire Day Trip from Santiago
"We first head to the coast to Isla Negra home to Pablo Neruda’s museum beach house. Pablo Neruda a Nobel Prize winner passed away in 1973. He left behind his remarkable collections both in writing and in physical objects divided over his 3 houses. In his beach house you will find over 3.500 collected memorabilia such as masks
From $210.00

More Local Customs in Santiago

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Tipping

In Chile the standard tip in a restaurant is 10% which is sometimes added onto the bill but more often than not you need to leave behind on the table. If paying by credit card you can ask to add the...
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Stray dogs everywhere!!

One thing we quickly realized is that there are lots of stray dogs in Santiago and those who do have an owner are rarely kept on a leash. The dogs we met did not seem dangerous at all, I would even...
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Policemen on parade

At 10 am every other day, Plaza de la Constitucion -the square in front of La Moneda - is filled with ranks of very smartly turned out jack-booted police as a Changing of the Presidential Guard is...
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Pablo Neruda & other persons of Chile's history

Monuments for famous people of chiles history can be found all over Santiago and here you will see a few of my favorite ones :1 &2) Pablo Neruda was a chilenean novelist who won the Nobel prize for...
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great murals in Barrio Bellavista

The best murals in Santiago de Chile will be found in Barrio Bellavista, a quarter that is close to the place, where the funicular to Cerro San Cristobal starts and when you take a walk from the...
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Santiago by wheelchair

users of wheelchairs may easily cross the streets and they will in most cases also find ramps to leave the sidewalk. Pinochet spent lots of years in a wheelchair, maybe this fact led to some...
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houses like in Potemkin

From many houses there is not more than just the lovely facade left over and they seem to wait for better times and some money to be integrated into a new building-complex with a modern interior and...
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Electricity-plugs

Electricity-plugs will look like on my photograph, so it makes sense to search for an international adapter including this one with 3 holes already at home. In Chile it might be difficult to find the...
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Stray dogs

Stray-dogs can be found at many places in Chile and this one is well known for living on "Cerro Santa Lucia" and on my photograph you can watch it taking a bath or rather a shower on a hot summerday....
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LadyMan ? funny misunderstandings ;-)

Misunderstandigs - especially those that are obvious - are always quite funny, when taking a walk far away from home. This Lady-Man shop is a simple hairdresser offering service to ladies and men and...
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Understanding spanish doesn't...

Understanding spanish doesn't mean you will understand what we speak :)Even though we are nice and generous, especially with foreigners, we're also very uptight and famous for speaking very fast and...
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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and it's said that he banished the snakes from the country (we don't have any snakes at all in Ireland!).As an Irish Cailin (colleen/girl) you cn imagine my...
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Pisco Sour

Pisco sour is the national drink of Chile.I first tasted it in a restaurant in Puerto Montt further south in Chile and I was hooked straight away.It's a cocktail made from pisco (a local brandy),...
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Tipping

In Chile in general (not just Santiago), it is nice to give a 10% tip in restaurants and bars, but otherwise there are basically two occasions when you should definetly tip:1) to the "maletero" on...
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Top Things to Do in Santiago

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Cerro San Cristobal

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....
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Plaza de Armas

The Plaza de Armas is the very core of Santiago. It is here that the founder of Santiago, and the leader of the Spanish Conquistadores, Pedro de Valdivia built his home (which is now the Correo...
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Cerro Santa Lucia

There is a metro station to that place. It is worth to spend there at least one hour, it is a lovely place and the views over Santiago from the cerro are wonderful. Apart from Pedro de Valdivia statue...
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La Moneda

La Moneda is a palace built during colonial spanish times (works started in 1785) by an italian architect, Joaquín Toesca. You can visit it inside, and the patio de los cañones. I was lucky to be...
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Cajon del Maipo

My friend and I booked the "wine tour" package at Cascada de las Animas, an eco-tourism resort in the Cajón del Maipo. The wine tour includes transportation to / from Santiago, a tour of the Concha y...
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Mercado Central

Santiago's Mercado Central was opened on September 15th, 1872, by President Federico Errázuriz Zañartu, to house the Palace of Arts. Its construction took ten years, as the metalwork was made in...
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Top 5 Santiago Writers

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IIGUANA

"Santiago, Chile"
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globetrott

"a great place"
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kiwigal_1

"Working in Santiago"
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filipdebont

"Santiago, Capital of Chile"
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TheWanderingCamel

"Between the mountains and the sea"
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