The Capital of Chile, vibrant Santiago is a bustling city tucked away in a valley surrounded by the Andean foothills.
Founded in 1541, Santiago is now a thriving metropolis dotted with fine eateries and top-class hotels. It is the only city in the world that offers skiing high up in the majestic Andes, followed a mere 45 minutes later by walks on the beach and surfing in the Pacific Ocean. Guests visiting the Chilean capital are in for a heady mix of exclusive boutiques, sprawling shopping centres, magnificent architecture and discerning residential areas.
A must whilst exploring this energetic city are tours to one of the many museums in the area such as the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino or a stop at one of the fine restaurants, cafes or beer halls of Barrios Brasil or Bellavista. Be sure to visit the Mercado Central, a bustling market for epicurean enthusiasts, and take in the Pedro de Valdivia statue at the Plaza de Armas.
The only place in the world where you can ski in the Andes, then stroll the beach and surf in the Pacific Ocean, all in the same day.
Vibrant, cosmopolitan city with museums, theatres, art galleries, fine dining, nightlife, bustling markets, grand architecture and more.
Dramatic setting overlooking the Andes on one side and the Pacific on the other.
Panoramic views of the leafy city from Santiago’s iconic park, Cerro San Cristóbal.
From sidewalk cafés and world-class restaurants, to the bustling Mercado Central, be sure to sample the local cuisine and classic Chilean drinks.
Summer (November – February)
Average daily highs of 26°C/79°F
Winter (May – August)
Average daily highs of 15°C/59°F