Santiago Sampler (3d/2n)
The perfect blend of culture and food, the Santiago Sampler covers the must see sights and gives guests a solid introduction into Chile’s cuisine and local culture.
Designed for a quick and concise trip, making the best use of your time, with multiple opportunities to try different foods and drinks. This is a sampler of Santiago’s history, landmarks, food and culture, along with comfortable and well located accommodations.
- Santiago Arrival – Transfer Airport-Hotel
- Urban tour with food & wine tastings
- City & Market Tour with multiple food stops
- Free Evening
- Optional Extension
- Transfer Hotel-Airport
We’ll be at the airport upon arrival to pick you up and take you to your hotel for your stay in the Chilean capital. Ask about early check in options.
The experience starts that same afternoon, when your guide will meet you at the hotel for a four hour walking city tour that will introduce you to the city, its historic and cultural bases, and of course the food that makes it move. We start in Parque Forestal, one of the city’s first large scale public works and green spaces for a narrative on the history of the city and its rise to a South American landmark. Next we will examine the contemporary cultural and culinary landscape by visiting the neighborhoods of Bella Artes and Lastarria, located at the base of Cerro Santa Lucia, where the city was founded. Along the way we will stop at two different locations to sample the latest interpretations of typical Chilean ingredients, and finish with a wine tasting and food pairing. Our route will also take us past boutique clothing stores, museums, food stores, wine shops, book stores and more. Depending on your interest we can adjust the content of the tour, including stops at:
- GAM Cultural Center
- MAVI Visual Arts Museum
- Bellas Artes Fine Arts Museum
- Pre-Columbian Art Museum
- Cerro Santa Lucia
- Santa Lucia Indigenous Market (souvenirs and gifts)
Following activity, we will drop you off at your hotel.
We will pick you up the next morning at 10am to spend a day experiencing Santiago’s culinary roots, and their vast contrast in Chile’s social landscape. We start in the heart of the city’s Plaza de Armas for a narrative on how Chile’s food has formed and evolved, blending the traditions of its native communities and endemic ingredients with the tastes and traditions of multiple waves of immigrants. Starting with Spaniards, with plenty of German influences and now the arrival of Peruvians, Colombians and more have given the capital a face lift in terms of its food.
We will walk through four separate food markets that together make Santiago’s most vibrant market quarter, referred to as La Vega. A vibrant but chaotic collection of produce stands, street vendors and hawkers that has drawn Chilean food lovers from all of its segregated social classes.
Along the way we stop at four to five places to sample typical Chilean food and drink. Many of what we will sample can be described as a staple dish or drink, but are rarely found on the menus of its more formal restaurants or at hotels.
Our final stop in the market is at Mercado Central, Santiago’s fresh fish market lined with restaurants frequented by both locals and foreigner visitors.
Now it’s time for the contrast and head uptown to the modern commercial center of El Golf and head to a gourmet market for a tasty dessert.
Then it’s back to the hotel at 4pm. Evening is free, or we can arrange for a special dinner or assist with restaurant reservations.
Private transfer from your hotel to the airport.
At an additional cost add an extension for this day, including:
- Valparaiso/Viña del Mar
- Wine Country: Casablanca, Maipo or Colchagua
- Hiking in the Andes
- Airport transfer In/Out
- 2 Nights Lodging with Breakfast
- Walking City tour of Parque Forestal, Barrio Bellavista & Lastarria, 2 Food Stops, Wine & Food Pairing
- Full day Market & City Tour with food stops w/transportation
- Private Bilingual Guide
- Email/phone/WhatsApp assistance
- Assistance with added service, restaurant reservations
Contact us directly for your quote.