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Santiago del Nuevo Extremo, Chile's capital city, was founded on February 14th by Pedro de Valdivia on the valley next to Mapocho River. Located 543 meters above sea level, this territory presents a slight incliniation from East to West and, placed on it, two important heights overlooking the city, namely San Cristóbal and Santa Lucía hills.  From both you can gaze at an amazing panoramic view of Santiago.

The capital extends over an area of 140 thosand square meters and boasts a population of more than 4 million inhabitants, being the largest and most populated city within Chile. These lands are blessed with a mediterranean climate, with scarce rainfalls concentrated mostly during Autumm and Winter. The average annual temperature is 62.6°F (17°C), going above 86°F (30°C) during summer.

As in most major metropolitan city, Santiago  has historically gathered the major commerical, political, cultural and industrial activity of the country. Thus, here you can find all the necessary means to ensure an enjoyable and pleasant stay: high-quality hotels, restaurants, guided tours, shopping malls, services from governmental organisations as well as diplomatic representatives from most foreign countries.

If you want to know more of Santiago's history, there are several places of great historical importance you can visit: La Casa Colorada (1769), Calicanto Bridge, (1780), La Moneda Palace (1805), Alameda de las Delicias (1820), General Cementery, Santa Lucía Hill (1872) and the National Congress building (1875). However, there are, as well, many other interesting places for you to explore like neighbourhoods, art galleries, entertainment parks, cultural centers. All of them represent the powerful of a city always staring into the future.

As in any other major city, the possibilities for you to enjoy during your time in Santiago are endless and not only restricted to  activities in broad daylight. Santiago has a very exciting nightlife where it's posible to have a great time until late hours on neighbourhoods like Barrio Bellavista (Downtown), Suecia street (Providencia District), Paseo San Damián (Las Condes) and Plaza Ñuñoa (Ñuñoa District). All these places have a wide variety of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and discos to offer for all kinds of people and tastes.

Sernatur  (National Tourism Service)

Sernatur provides tourist information about all destinations in Chile, and they can help you with any questions you may have. The main headquarters are located at 1550, Providencia Avenue,  Manuel Montt metro station. It operates from Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 to 18:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 14:00. Customer service phone numbers: 7318336 and 7318337. You can also ask at Sernatur's regional offices.

There is also an information desk at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, in Santiago, opening every day from 8:15 to 20:00. Phone number: 6019320.

For more information, please visit Sernatur's website

Also, there is a tourist information office at Plaza de Armas. Phone numbers: 7136745 - 7136746.

Tours in Santiago

These are some of the programs that we have selected that include Santiago in their destinations. You can see a complete list of Tours in Santiago.

  • The Best of Chile's Central Valley

    7 Days

    The Best of Chile's Central Valley

    Winery tours and tastings of excellent vintages complement breathtaking scenery along the Pacific Coast and the contemporary flair…

  • Essential Santiago

    5 Days

    Essential Santiago

    If you want to know Santiago and all the Central Zone of Chile in depth then this program is for you! Walk the streets of the capital's…

  • Santiago Lifes: So Many Worlds in One City

    Full day

    Santiago Lifes: So Many Worlds in One City

    Get to know Chile's capital as never before! Downtown tours, local food filled with Mapuche flavours, a visit to the Museum of Memory…

    From:CLP $204.470

    From:US$ 247

  • Ski Arpa Cat Skiing

    Full day

    Ski Arpa Cat Skiing

    A place unlike any other in the world, Valle el Arpa is sweet music to the skier’s soul. Unparalleled vertical snow conditions and…

  • Culinary Tour in Santiago

    3 Hours

    Culinary Tour in Santiago

    Get to know the Central Market of Santiago in an interesting and educational way! Walk the stands as our knowledgeable guide tells…

    From:CLP $34.750

    From:US$ 50

  • Gastronomic Tour in Santiago

    4 Hours

    Gastronomic Tour in Santiago

    Get to know La Vega and its sorroundings and the Central Market of Santiago in an interesting and educational way! Walk the stands…

    From:CLP $56.250

    From:US$ 81

  • Sunset Biking

    3 Hours

    Sunset Biking

    Find out why Santiago was chosen Latin América's most bike-friendly city according to HostelBookers in 2012! La Bicicleta Verde goes…

  • Morning Bike Ride

    3 Hours

    Morning Bike Ride

    Where idiosyncrasy meets the hustle and bustle of local daily life. Fruit, vegetable and seafood markets, graffiti murals and Chile’s…

  • Bike & Wine

    8 Hours

    Bike & Wine

    We have mapped out an awe-inspiring bike tour through one of the most famous valleys of Chile, offering amazing views of the vineyards…

Hotels in Santiago

Here you can see a list of accomodations in Santiago. To see a full list, visit our Hotel guide in Santiago.

  • Hotel Eurotel El Bosque

    El Bosque Norte 0124, Las Condes, Santiago

    Hotel Eurotel El Bosque

    An invitation to discover the heart of Las Condes in a privileged location, just a short walk from the metro station on "El Bosque…

  • Hotel Eurotel Providencia

    Guardia Vieja 285, Providencia, Santiago

    Hotel Eurotel Providencia

    Eurotel Hotel is a recently renovated Four-Star hotel with a European style, located in the best area of the new civic centre of Santiago,…

  • Hotel Galerias

    San Antonio 65, Santiago, Santiago

    Hotel Galerias

    A unique hotel concept in South America with the perfect combination of history, quality service, and good taste. Wherever you are…

    From:CLP $78.838

    From:US$ 123

  • Hotel Grand Hyatt Santiago

    Kennedy 4601, Las Condes, Santiago

    Hotel Grand Hyatt Santiago

    Considered one of the most luxurious hotels in South America, Grand Hyatt Santiago is located in an exclusive residential area in Las…

    From:CLP $147.263

    From:US$ 300

  • Hotel Intercontinental

    Vitacura 2885, Las Condes, Santiago

    Hotel Intercontinental

    InterContinental Santiago is located in the sector of El Golf, known as the new financial, commercial and gastronomic center of Santiago.…

    From:US$ 200

  • Hotel Kennedy

    Kennedy 4570, Las Condes, Santiago

    Hotel Kennedy

    We would like to introduce you to Kennedy Hotel which is located in the top-level area of Santiago

    From:CLP $111.563

    From:US$ 173

Hotels close to Santiago

This is a list with some of the hotels close to Santiago

  • Hotel Posada Farellones

    Ski in Santiago, at 7 mi from Santiago

    Hotel Posada Farellones

    Posada Farellones Hotel has a distinct Swiss style, where stone and wood combine to create a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. The hotel…

  • Hotel Rosa Agustina Club Resort & Spa

    Olmué, at 31 mi from Santiago

    Hotel Rosa Agustina Club Resort & Spa

    Rosa Agustina Conference Resort & Spa offers an all-included service through 115 comfortable rooms surrounded by a natural ambient.…

  • Termas De Jahuel Hotel & Spa

    Los Andes / Portillo, at 41 mi from Santiago

    Termas De Jahuel Hotel & Spa

    Located 98 km. from Santiago and 14 km. northeast of San Felipe at 1.180 mts. above sea levelthis area is characterized by its privileged…

  • Hotel O'Higgins

    Viña del Mar, at 49 mi from Santiago

    Hotel O'Higgins

    Panamericana O'Higgins Hotel is a traditional establishment, suited for the family as well as business men and women. Located in Viña…

    From:CLP $61.731

    From:US$ 106

  • Hotel Marina Del Rey

    Viña del Mar, at 49 mi from Santiago

    Hotel Marina Del Rey

    Best Western Marina del Rey Hotel is located in downtown Viña del Mar, a block away from the principal street of the city called Valparaiso…

    From:US$ 125

  • Hotel San Martin

    Viña del Mar, at 49 mi from Santiago

    Hotel San Martin

    The location along with the beach and the superior view are characteristics that compliment the excellent attention of our staff, and…

    From:CLP $87.763

    From:US$ 134

Activities in Santiago

This is a list of some activities you can do in Santiago

  • Mountainbike


      If you like biking, take the next step and take on this new challenge. Mountain biking requires physical and technical strengths,…

  • Trekking


    If you like to achieve new goals, get active and enjoy unique and privileged views of the places you visit then look around these trekking…

  • Mountaineering


    The magic that mountains perform on man since immemorial times makes mountaineering followers increase over time. Within many mountain…

  • Cultural Tour

    Cultural Tour

    Rock art, historical neighborhoods, myths and legends, local food and crafts are some of the elements that make our cultural tours…

  • City Tour

    City Tour

    They say the best way to get to know a city is to do it like a local. Walk around the historical neighborhoods, eat the traditional…

  • Local Cuisine

    Local Cuisine

    If you´ve always been a foodie, enjoy new flavors and aren`t afraid to try new things, you then you can´t miss this activity!…

  • Museum


    If you are excited about history, this is the perfect scenario for you. Discover the hidden treasures of our country in its amazing…

  • Cycling


    If you like to be your own transport and are looking for different experiences in your travels, then you should explore our cycling…

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