Things to do in Santiago
Walking Tour of Santiago
Swoop's Sally has guided hundreds of visitors around Santiago over the last 8 years.
Read her recommended Walking Tour route for seeing very best sites of Santiago in an afternoon.
Hiking & Biking
A variety of local companies offer day hikes, biking trips, and walking city tours in and around Santiago.
We have lots of these day trips, to find one that suits you please contact us.
Restaurants & Evening Entertainment
There is some fantastic evening entertainment available in Santiago to suit all tastes.
For example, a new and innovative dinner show combines Chilean cuisine with a journey through Chile's culture, allowing guests to both watch and participate- you can even get up and join the dancers if you wish! Get in touch to find out more!
Read more about where to Eat and Drink in Santiago.
Staying in Santiago
Neighbourhoods of Santiago
Although Santiago is a sprawling city, the city centre is quite compact with many of the historic buildings, bars and restaurants nestled together in just a few neighbourhoods. Read on our blog a little description of each neighbourhood so you can see which area you think might suit you best.
Read more about Where to Stay in Santiago.
Hotels in Santiago
Santiago is the gateway to Chilean Patagonia's mountain peaks, glacial valleys, and coastal fjords.
Read more about Hotels in Santiago.
Wine Tours near Santiago
See the very best of Santiago and also visit excellent quality vineyards enjoying a lovely lunch looking out over the vines and the Andes all as day trips from Santiago. Flexibility to choose your own hotel in Santiago - giving…
Combine the contrasting cities of Santiago and Valparaiso with top class vineyards in two very distinctive valleys. With optional adventurous activities this itinerary is perfect for those wanting to combine the very best that this area of Chile has to…
Explore the very best premium vineyards in the wine country of Chile, visiting the Colchagua Valley (The World's Best Wine Region 2005), Vik Winery & Montes Winery. You will also have the option to take a city tour in…
Discover an organic vineyard set deep in the Rosario Valley which produces high quality, sustainable wines. Stay in a colonial country home with captivating views of the surrounding countryside. Explore the surrounding area by joining a bike ride, horseback trek…
Step back in time to tour 7 independent winemakers in Maule - a largely undeveloped region just south of Colchagua. Here they focus on traditional winemaking practices used over a century ago. Stay in a luxury…
Classic Santiago, wines and Valparaiso Trip
4 Days £607
Get to know Santiago’s fascinating history, culture and scenery on a half day city tour of Santiago’s iconic sights. Escape to the colourful port city of Valparaiso which you’ll explore in the afternoon after a spot of wine tasting at the Casablanca Valley.
This is the classic way to experience Santiago & Valparaiso and is one of our most popular trips. You can combine this with ‘Classics’ in other parts of Chile and Argentina to tailor your 2-3 week holiday.
Chile's lively, bustling historic port city is famous for its eclectic mix of UNESCO protected architecture, its multi-coloured houses, turn of the century funiculars that still transport people up to the surrounding hills, world-class street art and delicious fresh seafood. Visit the house of the Noble Prize winner Pablo Neruda or spend a day visiting the vineyards of the near by Casablanca Valley.
Before & After Santiago
Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park, with its iconic granite towers, is one of the most popular destinations in Patagonia. Most famous for the W Trek, it also offers a lot of wilder …
Chilean Lake District
A stunning mix of glistening lakes, smouldering volcanoes, temperate rain forests and meandering rivers rich in fish and bird life. The most culturally interesting part of …
If you're visiting Argentine Patagonia you're likely to pass through the bustling city of Buenos Aires. Here you'll find Swoop's …
Aysen is a land of three contrasting landscapes: the steppe, the glaciated Andes and the coastal temperate rainforest. Until relatively recently this region was untamed and …