An unmissable tour of the surroundings of Santiago

September 4 , 2023 | News

If you are planning to visit Chile, here are some must-sees of the capital and its surroundings

The captivating capital of Chile, Santiago, stands out for its modernity and vitality. However, those looking for more than the hectic city life will find a lot of wonders in and around the city. The surroundings of Santiago offer a diversity of experiences and landscapes that will leave visitors impressed. In this blog, we will take you on a tour of the charms near Santiago, where you will discover the authentic essence of Chile and live unforgettable experiences.

Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, The Jewels of the coast

The coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar offer a unique combination of culture, history, gastronomy, and scenic beauty, just a short trip from Santiago. Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, captivates with its colorful architecture and steep streets lined with street art. For its part, Viña del Mar, known as «Ciudad Jardín» (Garden City), offers golden beaches and beautiful parks, ideal for a relaxed day of sun and sea in the Pacific Ocean.

The vineyards of the Central Valley, tasting and pleasure

Due to its production of high quality wine, Chile is famous and the surroundings of Santiago are home to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the country. Two unmissable destinations for wine lovers are the Casablanca and Maipo valleys. You will be able to taste exquisite vines in renowned wineries and enjoy the beauty of the wine-growing landscapes there.

Cajón del Maipo, nature and adventure

A few kilometers from Santiago, there is a natural paradise for adventure and ecotourism lovers, the spectacular Cajón del Maipo. In this beautiful place, you can do activities such as hiking, rafting, horseback riding, etc. You can also relax in the natural hot springs and enjoy the majesty of the Andes Mountains.

Isla Negra and Pomaire,  art and tradition

If you are one of those who seek to immerse yourself in Chilean culture, you cannot miss Isla Negra and Pomaire. Isla Negra is known for being the home of the poet Pablo Neruda, whose house is now a museum that preserves an impressive collection of objects and works of art. On the other hand, in Pomaire you can delight yourself with an ancestral tradition that has endured over time, clay crafts.

Colina Hot Springs, ideal for relaxation and well-being

The Colina Hot Springs, located in the heart of the Andes, offer an incomparable experience of relaxation in the midst of nature. Its natural hot springs have healing properties and are ideal for enjoying a spa day in the open air.

For foreign tourists, the surroundings of Santiago are a treasure to discover. From the vibrant coastal culture of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, to the natural majesty of Cajón del Maipo and the wonders of the Central Valley, each corner offers unforgettable experiences. We invite you to venture out of the city and explore these delightful destinations that will make your visit to Chile a truly memorable experience.

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