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San Cristobal Hill Bike Tour
"Start the tour in Plaza Baquedano at 10am for morning departures and 3pm for afternoon departures. Bike through the renowned Bellavista neighborhood and arrive in the Metropolitan Park. Get a quick warm-up exercise including instructions on the correct use and ride of the mountain bikes. Bike uphill towards San Cristobal's hill top starting at 520 meters and reaching to the summit at 880 meters. The Metropolitan Park home to the San Cristobal Hill is divided within four districts of the city: Huechuraba Providencia Recoleta and Vitacura. This point allows a full 360° view over Santiago. Appreciate the vegetation
From $55.00
 
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
From $90.00
 
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

Plaza Baquedano Tips (3)

Plaza Baquedano

This oval-shaped plaza, located at the point where the Mapocho River used to fork, is where the people of Santiago gather whenever they have something to celebrate, such as a sporting victory, or wish...
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toonsarah
Dec 11, 2016

Plaza Baquedano

Our hotel was located near the big Plaza Baquedano (also named plaza Italia). So we passed here every time.There was also the metro station with the same name here, which was very handy to explore the...
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filipdebont
Nov 15, 2008

Plaza Baquedano

This plaza is not actually a plaza, nor it's called Baquedano. Funny. First of all, it's a big roundabout that splits the Alameda and Providencia Avenues. It's where the Santiago district ends and the...
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IIGUANA
Mar 23, 2004
 
 
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Torre Entel

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