Santiago, Chile may not be the world’s most beautiful city. It’s not the ugliest, either. It’s got its fair share of fun things to do and cool things to see, but Santiago is a city where people live, work and play. It’s not necessarily built for tourism, but there’s a lot of things to do and see there as a tourist, if you know where to look.
Many folks build a trip to Santiago, Chile on their way to Easter Island, other parts of mainland Chile like Valparaiso, or Mendoza, Argentina. It has many direct flights from U.S. and other international cities, and is one of the capitals of South America. I submit that it’s definitely worth seeing, rather than just passing through, after being there a handful of times.
Our most recent trip to Santiago had us there for three days, which is the perfect amount of time to see the sights and enjoy the city.
The Best of Santiago, Chile in 3 days
Tours 4 Tips Free Walking Tour
This time around, we opted to take a tour with Tours 4 Tips, which was awesome! We did the Santiago Offbeat Tour. Our guide was fantastic, and the group was mainly people around our age, but there was definitely a range. We hit some of the top sights of the city that we wanted to see. We also got great background on the tumultuous political past of the country, much of which is not taught in U.S. schools (or is more than a paragraph or two in our history books).
Our tour highlighted three of the main markets in the city, including the Mercado Central and La Vega Central. We also saw Continue reading