Ando Andes

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Santiago, Chile, with Ando Andes, your premier guide to exploring this vibrant city. Our expertly crafted tour itinerary ensures you capture the essence of Santiago’s rich history, culture, and stunning landscapes—all within a single day.

Morning: Historical Beginnings at Plaza de Armas

Start your day at Santiago’s historical epicenter, Plaza de Armas. This square is not only the birthplace of Santiago but also a living museum flanked by some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Join us as we guide you through:

  • Catedral Metropolitana: Marvel at the intricate neoclassical architecture of this imposing cathedral, which stands as a testament to Santiago’s religious and historical significance.
  • Museo Histórico Nacional: Delve into Chile’s past with a visit to this museum, where artifacts and exhibits narrate the country’s rich history.
  • Correo Central: Discover the architectural elegance of the Central Post Office, a building that combines history with operational modernity.

Midday: Cultural Immersion at Mercado Central

As lunchtime approaches, we will stroll to the bustling Mercado Central, renowned for its fresh seafood and lively atmosphere. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Seafood Delicacies: Savor the flavors of freshly prepared ceviche or indulge in a traditional paila marina as you soak in the local ambiance.
  • Artisanal Crafts: Browse through a variety of local artisan stalls, perfect for picking up unique souvenirs and gifts.

Afternoon: Panoramic Views from Cerro San Cristóbal

After lunch, a scenic ride up to Cerro San Cristóbal awaits. Standing over 300 meters above the city, the hill offers panoramic views of Santiago against the backdrop of the majestic Andes Mountains. Highlights include:

  • Virgin Mary Statue: Visit the iconic statue and the accompanying chapel, a pilgrimage site for many locals and tourists.
  • National Zoo: Optional visit to see a diverse range of local and exotic wildlife, ideal for families and animal lovers.

Evening: Sophisticated Leisure at Barrio Lastarria

Conclude your day in the quaint yet cosmopolitan Barrio Lastarria. This neighborhood is the epitome of Santiago’s artistic and intellectual scene, offering:

  • Boutique Shopping: Explore fashionable boutiques featuring local designers and international brands.
  • Gastronomic Experiences: Dine at one of the many gourmet restaurants that line the streets, offering a blend of international and Chilean cuisine.
  • Cultural Sites: Visit the nearby Museo de Bellas Artes or the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center for a touch of local art and culture.

Ando Andes Exclusive Services

  • Professional Guides: Our bilingual guides are knowledgeable locals who bring the stories of Santiago to life.
  • Comfortable Transportation: Travel in comfort with our air-conditioned vehicles that provide seamless transfers between sites.
  • Customizable Itineraries: Tailor your tour to include more or fewer activities based on your interests and energy levels.