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Santiago: Highlights Bike Tour

1. Santiago: Highlights Bike Tour

A biking tour to head into the green spaces and historical highlights of downtown Santiago. Shady parks, hip barrios, and insights into Santiago local culture will make for a memorable afternoon. You will be lead first through the parks in Santiago, before visiting the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center and La Moneda where you’ll get into Chile’s political history and how it shapes society today. Following this, you will hit the streets with your bike, venturing to the historical GAM cultural center. Here you will be able to further hear about Chile's history, with your guide talking you through the background of each monument and figure that you encounter. Downtown’s afternoon highlights of big trees, skyscrapers are for the urban adventurers. You will ride through beautiful parks, see unique architecture and witness profound monuments, all within the heart of Santiago.

Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

2. Santiago: Full-Day Bike Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy this ultimate city bike tour to discover the whole of Santiago in one fun packed day. On this adventure ride, you will find out about the culture behind the boho streets of Bellavista, followed by the taste and colors of Santiago’s renowned food markets (all 3 of them). You can visit the former house of famed Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, in between your weaving bicycle tour of Santiago's streets and parkland. You will be shown the favorite places to grab a classic Chilean meal, and once your meal is fully enjoyed you will hit the wonders of Santiago that put this city in the history and travel books. You will be able to discuss important recent history about the Pinochet regime outside La Moneda. All this whilst still allowing time to see the main sites of downtown and enjoying the park life. These tours are designed to be a cultural cruise without overbearing you with information, dates and irrelevant facts.

Santiago: Viña Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

3. Santiago: Viña Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

Head out from Santiago to some of the most emblematic destinations within Chile, like Valparíso and Viña del Mar, as well as stopping by one of the best wine markets in Casablanca on your way and a visit to the famous Reñaca beach. Marvel at the towering Andean mountains that flank the road to your full-day tour outside of Santiago. You will stop at Río Tinto in the town of Casablanca, a wine market in the middle of Chilean wine country, for a complimentary glass of wine and an olive oil tasting. Afterward, visit Valparaíso and its city center which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its charming and picturesque houses include La Sebastiana, one of the houses of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda. Your next stop is Viña del Mar, famed for its music scene and its numerous parks and gardens, which have earned it the nickname of the Garden City. Head along the coastline northwards to visit Reñaca, the most popular beach area in the region.

Private Isla Negra & Pomaire Cultural Day Trip

4. Private Isla Negra & Pomaire Cultural Day Trip

Begin your journey of Chile by being picked up at your hotel, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra, one of Chile’s and South America’s most famous poets, Pablo Neruda’s home, now a museum, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Explore the Nobel Prize winner’s eccentric home, including his collection of bottles, masks, antique shoes, and smoking pipes. Originally called Las Gaviotas, the town was renamed Isla Negra by Neruda. Next, head to the traditional town of Pomaire, famous for its clay pottery and Chilean handicrafts. The town is also known as the home of the largest “empanadas” in Chile – which you have the chance to taste. Along your private tour, your local guide with share insightful historical and cultural stories.

From Santiago: Isla Negra, Pomaire & Vineyard Private Tour

5. From Santiago: Isla Negra, Pomaire & Vineyard Private Tour

Begin your journey of Chile by being picked up at your hotel, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day. Head straight to the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra, home to one of Chile’s and South America’s most famous poets, Pablo Neruda, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour of his house. Explore the Nobel Prize winner’s eccentric home, now a museum, including his collection of bottles, masks, antique shoes, and smoking pipes. Originally called Las Gaviotas, the town was renamed Isla Negra by Neruda. We then continue our journey to Pomaire, known for its interesting clay pottery and other handicrafts. Pomaire is a wonderful place to visit. This town became an artisan hotspot because of natural clay deposits in the nearby land, causing the pottery industry to boom here. Pomaire is also known for being the home of the largest “empanadas” in Chile! We end the day with an unforgettable tour and wine tasting at Undurraga Vineyard. Established in 1885 by Francisco Undurraga Vicuña, this is one of the oldest wineries in Chile. Located on the Santa Ana Estate, in the heart of the Maipo Valley, you will visit one of the pioneers in viticulture in Chile. You learn about know how they make unique wines, visit their wine cellars, and enjoy the flavors and aromas of four of their reserve wines. This is a great and relaxing day out of the city! Along your private tour, your local guide with share insightful historical and cultural stories.

Algarrobo, Pablo Neruda Museum and Casablanca Valley Winery

6. Algarrobo, Pablo Neruda Museum and Casablanca Valley Winery

Experience the best of Chile’s Pacific coast, countryside, and wine vineyards on this day trip from Santiago. See the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra and the museum that was once home to Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda. Gain a fascinating insight into Neruda's eccentric life and works as you walk through his house. Continue your drive along the coastline to the resort town of Algarrobo. Have lunch and then go on to the San Alfonso Resort to see Chile's biggest artificial lagoon. Visit the Casablanca Valley and stop at the organic Casas del Bosque Vineyard for a tour and wine tasting. Relax in the outdoor lounge area after an informative tour.

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What people are saying about Santiago

The bike tour mainly took you past the interesting places from recent Chilean history. Through the stories of the guide I gained a better insight into the underlying causes of the demonstrations of the last few months. We found it very interesting.

Super fun tour, enthusiastic guides who know a lot about the history, neighborhoods and society in Santiago / Chile. Bicycles are in excellent condition. Ideal at the start of the city trip so that you get to know the city. Recommended!

Learned a lot about the history and the current situation. Exciting insights.

Really enjoyed our cycle tour, very informed guide who was a lot of fun.

Very friendly and personal guide. Feeling very relaxed.