Lonely Planet Experiences: Santiago Bites and Sights

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  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile
  • Get to know the historical centre of Santiago and learn about the history of Chile
  • Visit a coffee trolley and try one of the best brews in Santiago
  • Wander through local markets and get the chance to chat with vendors and shoppers
  • Taste two traditional Chilean dishes and learn how they are prepared
The Lonely Planet Experiences: Santiago Bites and Sights tour starts and ends in Santiago. The Lonely Planet Experiences: Santiago Bites and Sights is a walking tour that takes 4 hours.

We’re turning you into an honourary Santiaguino on this city tour that takes you inside local life! Hop onto local transit and discover the best places to eat, the best sites to see, and the best spots for just hanging out. By the end of it, you’ll be blending in like a true Santiago local.

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5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. JULIE C.
  • On Jul 03 2016
“Our guide, Maria, was awesome. We have been on Urban Adventures excursions before (Venice, Lisbon, Barcelona), and they have never disappointed! Great way to learn local culture, food with knowledgeable local guides to enrich your experience. Maria introduced us to Santiago, and we loved her & every moment of the tour. Will definitely recommend (and have) and look forward to new trips.”
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. JEFF D.
  • On Jun 13 2016
“Fun and informative tour. Sergio was fun and very knowledgeable. This is a walking/bus/metro tour and was well planned out with some flexibility - when there was a line for the tram (it was on a Saturday) we detoured for lunch then back to the tram. I was able to try several Chilean dishes and drinks, all part of a very good experience.”
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. LATANJA W.
  • On Nov 15 2015
“This was such an excellent tour and a very authentic education on Santiago.”

Buenos días! We’re starting our Santiago tour in the morning — the best time for enjoying the city and escaping the crowds on public transit. We’ll meet at La Moneda in the Plaza de la Constitucion — an iconic place in Santiago and a popular gathering point for many locals. 

From there, we’ll head to the neighbourhood of La Alameda, a place that’s popular with locals thanks to its gorgeous architecture and blending of the old and new city. We’ll explore an area that’s known as the heart and soul of Santiago — and where the city first started and grew into what it is today. Discover sites like the Plaza de Armas and get a feel for what makes this city so great. (Don’t forget your camera — this area is excellent for photos!)

Our first stop will be at one of the best local restaurants we know, who produce mouth-watering new Chilean cuisine. The menu changes every day, so let us surprise you with your dishes!

From there we will walk into the Mercado Central, starring some of the freshest produce in the country. Wander the aisles and watch how locals shop and bargain for the best deal — and maybe even try your own negotiation skills. Best of all, we’re going to eat some typical Chilean dishes! Oooooh yeah. Food is included.

Next, your Santiago tour will lead you to La Vega Central, a local market just on the other side of the Mapocho River. You can find everything you could imagine here, from souvenirs to healing potions — and when we say everything, we mean EVERYTHING!

We’ll finish up our Santiago tour in the bohemian Bellavista neighbourhood. A place full of life and arts and crafts. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay. 

  • Public transport
  • English-speaking guide
  • 3 food tastings
  • Items of a personal nature
  • souvenirs
  • additional food and drink
  • tips and gratuities for the guide.
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Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences: Santiago Bites and Sights tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 77 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences: Santiago Bites and Sights tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lonely Planet Experiences: Santiago Bites and Sights tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

La Moneda, in the Plaza de la Constitucion area. Your guide will meet you at the statue of Salvador Allende. (By metro, get off at La Moneda Station.) The statue is at the corner of Moneda and Morande streets, in front of the Ministry Justice building

Meeting end point :

Bellavista neighborhood.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
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