Welcome to Santiago: Private Tour with a Local

4.4 / 5

29 Reviews

Welcome to Santiago: Private Tour with a Local

From US$ 30 per person

Get a welcome to Santiago from a friendly and passionate local and discover the city like a resident. Learn the secrets about where to buy groceries, how to get around and much more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Small group
Limited to 6 participants
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 - 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby or outside your accommodation as long as it is in the city center.

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to know Santiago through the eyes of passionate locals
  • Make travel about friendly people and not just places
  • Learn about the city's many tips and tricks and best-kept secrets
Full description
Transform the way you travel and make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see. Get a welcome to Santiago from a local host eager to share all the tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. You can meet at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation and get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn all the insider tips, such as the best places to eat and buy groceries, and the easiest ways to get around. Alternatively, arrange to meet at a central landmark or intersection to start your walking tour. Benefit from the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around, or arrange a private car with advanced notice. Hear about the top things to see and do in the city, customized to your interests. By the end of your tour, you will feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Customized private walking tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Meals and drinks
  • Transportation around the city (this is a walking tour and car transportation is not included unless arranged in advance)
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children below 3 years old can join free of charge. Children aged 3 to 12 years old get a 50% discount
  • If you would like to include a visit to an attraction, you will need to cover the cost of entrance for the local guide
  • You can request a specific time for this tour
  • This is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please contact the local provider if you would like a private car included in your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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We had booked a 6 hour walking tour. Our guide Camilo Pereda came to our Hotel Loreto in Recoleta on time, where we calmly discussed our wishes and suggestions. He is Chilean and speaks very well-kept German without an accent. Although 6 hours appeared long in our planning, they passed very entertaining. We were never in a hurry, but always had enough time to look at everything interesting for us, to get explained and to ask. Whether it was the various market halls nearby, government business districts, Ground Zero, where the protests began with the appropriate symbols on the walls, artists' quarters, a trip to Terraza Bellavista, ... For us, an all-round successful day. Also great were the tips for our next day in Valparaiso and how to get there inexpensively, by metro to Pajarito and from there by bus in 90 minutes. Highly recommended and a real contrast to Santiago.

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21 January 2020

Great guidance and much information

Thanks again to our guide Marco for showing us the city center and bringing the people of Chile closer to life. That's what we wanted in advance via WhatsApp from him. He picked us up directly from the hotel, so the tour started on the taxi ride to the Mercado Central (our hotel was a bit out of the center, taxis of course we paid). Finally, he recommended us a nice Chilean restaurant, where we had a delicious dinner. In addition, Marco speaks excellent German! Highly Recommended!

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1 February 2019

We had a wonderful tour with Marco! THANK YOU

Marco has in-depth knowledge of the city of Santiago and the history of Chile (including school, healthcare, party organization and parliament, pension system) and you can tell him with what joy he shares his knowledge. A great benefit for us, so we understand much better than before how Chile "ticking". It is worth to book a long tour !!!

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16 January 2019

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