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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
 
Casablanca Valley Wine Tour: Emiliana and Bodegas RE Winery Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 9am to begin your wine tasting tour. Start at Emiliana Organic Vineyards the first Chilean winery to obtain a certification of organic and biodynamic agriculture. They are also the biggest producer of organic wines worldwide. Walk among the grapevines learn how to differentiate between them and learn why chickens sheep and alpacas roam freely between the vines. For the tasting you will have the opportunity to try four different wines finishing with their premium red Coyam.After your tasting at Emiliana
From $165.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Santiago

Local Customs

Mote con Huesillo

If you visit Santiago, there’s a good chance that you will find yourself drinking Mote con Huesillo at some point. We saw it variously described as a drink and as a dessert - and it is undoubtedly a...
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Local Customs

Halloween

Our visit to Santiago coincided with the build-up to Halloween, a festival which Chile has apparently embraced, importing some of its customs from the US. The result is a mish-mash of Latin American...
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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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kiwigal_1
Jan 27, 2009

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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Jefie
Sep 25, 2008

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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TheWanderingCamel
Sep 04, 2008

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...
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globetrott
Apr 20, 2008
 
 
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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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globetrott
Apr 19, 2008

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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globetrott
Apr 19, 2008

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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globetrott
Apr 19, 2008

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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globetrott
Apr 19, 2008

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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globetrott
Apr 19, 2008

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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globetrott
Apr 06, 2008

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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tenorsax
Nov 22, 2007

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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SabrinaSummerville
Mar 27, 2007

Top Hotels in Santiago

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Avenida Pedro de Valdivia 027, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
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Kennedy Avenue 4601, Santiago, 756 0994, Chile
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Monsenor Nuncio Sotero Sanz 115, Providencia, 7500007
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Calle El Alcalde No. 15, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile
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Alameda 816, Santiago, 6513483, Chile
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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

Every Spanish colonial city has its Plaza de Armas, where once the occupying army soldiers paraded, and Santiago is no exception. As elsewhere, it occupies a single block within the gridded street...
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Cerro Santa Lucia

Every city needs parks and Santiago has several, both small and large. This is one of the smallest but it is also arguably the most central and possibly the prettiest. It is perched on a rocky...
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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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Metropolitan Cathedral

Santiago’s imposing cathedral sits on the west side of the Plaza de Armas. I choose the word “imposing” deliberately, as I found it somewhat solid and grand rather than attractive. It was built...
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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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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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