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  • Aerial view of the financial district
  • Palacio de la Moneda
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Statue of Virgin Mary

The cultural, political and financial centre of Chile as well as its capital, Santiago is located in the country’s central valley, dominated by the Andes to the east and a smaller coastal mountain range in the west.

Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago in February 1541.  By the end of the century, the town was still quite small with infrastructure only beginning to expand in the 18th century.  As a result of the California gold rush in the middle of the 19th century which triggered a great deal of exports, Santiago’s population began to grow. 

After a coup d’état in 1973 which saw liberal president Salvador Allende removed by the military regime of General Pinochet, Santiago witnessed a great deal of violence and atrocities aimed at those who were believed to be anti-Pinochet.  In 1990, a democratically elected leader was put in power and the city, and the country gradually began to recover.

Today, Santiago is a modern city that appears more Western than many of its neighbours.  A cultural hub, Santiago hosts many universities as well as a thriving arts and culinary scene.  While there is much to do within the city itself, its stunning setting among the Andes ensures that there are opportunities for exciting activities like trekking, hiking, kayaking and more just beyond the city limits.

 


 

Chile Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Chile.

Learn about the history and culture of Chile, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Chile's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Chile for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Chile tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Chile vacation packages,  why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others. 

 

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  • Classic South Pacific & South America

    Discover four unique destinations with the spectacular scenery of Santiago, Chile, the bustling tropical city of Papeete, Tahiti, the beautiful lagoons of Bora Bora and Auckland, the city of sails.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,321
    Trip Type:
    Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • 17 Day Santiago to Buenos Aires Cruise

    Round the bottom of the world, see (some of) the peaks of Patagonia, and visit the Falkland Islands on this unique cruise through the Straits of Magellan, ultimately disembarking in Buenos Aires.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,768
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Atacama Experience at explora Lodge

    Between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Atacama, the driest desert in the world, is an extension of land and mystery. Spend 5 days at explora Lodge, choosing from 5-10 activities each day.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,315
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Lodges & Beach Stays, VIP Luxury Touring
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Chilean Wines

    Embark on a short but very tasty Chile vacation, where you not only gain amazing insight into the wines of Chile but you’ll also get the unique chance to explore Santiago and Valparaiso like a local.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,283
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Chilean Wines, Deserts & Volcanoes: VIP

    World famous wines combined with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world in the Atacama desert in Northern Chile makes this Chile vacation a once in a lifetime opportunity.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,077
    Trip Type:
    VIP Luxury Touring
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Cities of South America

    The ultimate South America tour for culture vultures, this itinerary focuses on the continent’s most exciting cities, from pulsing Rio, to rapidly emerging Bogota, via Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,456
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
    Brazil See Trip Details
  • Easter Island Rapa Nui Hotel Altiplanico

    One of the world’s most mysterious islands is one of its most intriguing destinations.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 652
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Easter Island Rapa Nui Hotel Hanga Roa

    One of the world’s most mysterious islands is one of its most intriguing destinations.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,086
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Easter Island Rapa Nui Hotel Taha Tai

    One of the world’s most mysterious islands is one of its most intriguing destinations.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 564
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Explora Easter Island 4 or 5 Days

    Easter Island is the farthest island from any populated land on the planet. Spend your days exploring this unique spot and your nights at “explora”, the only 5 star hotel on the island.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,343
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, VIP Luxury Touring
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Explore Chile Super Special

    Experience the dramatic and mysterious Atacama Desert with its fascinating collection of salt flats, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs. Be amazed at the unusual moonlike landscapes and also at the blazing colours as the sun sets. As well, enjoy time in Chile’s capital, Santiago.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,548
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Patagonia Complete

    Hike through the heart of Patagonia. Witness the splendour of the Torres del Paine in Chile, hike the Rio Blanco Trail up to Piedras Blances Glacier and watch icebergs float down the waters of Lake Argentino in Argentina.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,297
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Santiago Stopover

    Resting on an inland plain, with the Andes glimmering in the distance, Santiago, the capital of Chile is a city of contrasts, with colonial neighbourhood parks and modern districts.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 240
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Tierra Patagonia Hotel: Stay of Distinction

    Tierra Patagonia is friendly and welcoming and our location is sublime.  Set in the uttermost south of Chile, we overlook Lake Sarmiento and the towering peaks of Torres del Paine National Park which was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Site in 1978.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,728
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, VIP Luxury Touring
    Chile See Trip Details
  • W Trek Torres del Paine National Park

    Experience the majestic, dramatic beauty of the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile on a trekking itinerary through magnificent terrain with breathtaking views of glaciers, valleys and lakes en route. Stopover in mountain lodges and the EcoCamp on this never to be forgotten trek.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,981
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous
    Chile See Trip Details
  • Wonders of Chile

    This Chile tour uncovers all that’s cool about this dramatic country. Enjoy the energy, art and history of its cities, and stand awed by the Atacama Desert.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,761
    Trip Type:
    Locally Escorted Tours, Motorcoach Tours
    Chile See Trip Details
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