Valparaiso in Depth.
Ready to see the capital from a different perspective? Why not explore Santiago by bike, hop on a bus for a fascinating tour, join a fun group for a gourmet outing or trace the footsteps of the most famous Chilean poets?
For an overview of the city’s main landmarks, catch one of the hop-on, hop-off double-decker buses that offer sightseeing tours of Santiago, with timed stops at the most popular spots and shopping malls. You may be interested to know that they also stop at a number of independent Chilean design shops.
Visit the city’s green spaces by bike – it’s by far the best way by far to explore at your own pace. Rent a bike or join a two-wheeled tour of Santiago’s main attractions.
Try a brisket sandwich, hot seafood stew and maybe a glass of pipeño (see sidebar) on one of the culinary tours focused on local food. Your route may take in some of the bohemian haunts of well-known Chilean poets, and you could find yourself being spontaneously serenaded in the street by a group of talented buskers!
Valparaiso in Depth.
Chancho Muerto Traditional Festival Head to this celebration that takes place in the Maule countryside. This traditional festivity revolves around pork-related products, where their slogan is “We’re celebrating the dead pig (Chanco Muerto) in Talca”. This regional celebration praises the qualities and importance of these animal products in the origins of Chilean cuisine and also […]
Independence Celebrations Every year, on September 18th, Chile celebrates Independence with a bang to commemorate the beginning of the independence process from the Spanish Crown. Commonly known as “el dieciocho” (because of the date), most of the celebrations take place around the 18th and 19th, but the festivities can last up to a week. Most […]
Festival of la Pampilla The festival of la Pampilla takes place every year on the 18th and 19th of September in the city of Coquimbo. During this period (and even from weeks before the activity) hundreds of families set up their tents and vehicles on the hills and areas surrounding the Pampilla’s main esplanade. The […]