8. Big Bus tour through Santiago
Get to know some of the most iconic places in Downtown Santiago, on the only Hop On- Hop Off in Chile
This special post Covid version will allow you to discover the city in one of our London style buses trough two circuits, the routes converge in the number 1 spot to visit, according to Trip Advisor, The Cerro San Cristobal- which is the largest urban park in Latin America. Here you will be able to visit the various attractions that the park has, such as Santiago Teleferico, riding a cable car and enjoying panoramic views from the air or taking a Panoramic Bus arriving at the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal.
We begin our trip on the 'Santiago Patrimonial' route, which will take you on 4 stops so that you may get to know the capital city´s historic center, which you can explore on your own: the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Casa Colorada and the Museum of Santiago, the former National Congress, the Royal House of Customs and the Pre-Columbian Museum, the Courts of Justice, the National Historical Museum, the Government Palace, the Cerro Santa Lucía and much more.
We continue the experience in the eastern sector of the capital, on the 'Modern Santiago' route. We will visit different gastronomic hubs, as well as various residential and commercial neighborhoods, where you will be able to walk around getting to know on your own time, in any of the 5 stops. During this route you will visit the Parque Bicentenario, one of the main green areas of the city, there are two lagoons where black-necked swans, flamingos, herons and fish coexist, trails to walk across the park, and an amphitheater. In addition, we will visit the most luxurious shopping center in Chile, the Parque Arauco Mall, here you will find some of the best brands and a diverse variety in products and souvenirs. With an entertainment hub that includes an open-air boulevard with some of the finest cuisine, a cinema, theater and the Turistik Info center (located at the Boulevard entrance).
The 4 stops on the Hop On-Hop Off for the 'Santiago Patrimonial' route are:
- Funicular (connection with the 'Modern Santiago' route)
- Plaza de Armas
- Plaza de la Constitución
- Santa Lucía
The 5 stops on the 'Modern Santiago' route are:
- Funicular (connection with the 'Santiago Patrimonial' route)
- Costanera Center
- Isidora Goyenechea
- Parque Arauco
- Parque Bicentenario
You can get on and off the bus as many times as you want along the route, between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Take the time to visit the places that interest you the most and continue the route by boarding any of the following buses that pass approximately every 60 minutes.
In order for your tour to be the most profitable, we recommend you take these considerations:
Start with what is closest to you. You can get on and off as many times as you want during the day, on either of the two routes.
Enjoy your experience, dedicate the appropriate time to discover each place calmy, and make the most out of your visit.