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.


Ready to plan your Tailor-made Adventure?



We'll spend some time listening to your aspirations, then discuss the kind of experience that might suit you.



Next we'll discuss the options, shortlist the best trips for you and present you our impartial recommendations.



We'll place a 24 hour hold on your preferred option - without obligation - whilst we talk through the details.

Get in touch today to talk about your dreams for your trip. Whether it’s a 2-week or 2-month adventure, you’re travelling independently or in a big group, you want to see Patagonia in comfort or discover challenging hikes, we’d love to help.


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. 


Colourful houses in Valparaiso

Stay at a Chilean Vineyard

This peaceful retreat just outside bustling Santiago is ideal for both wine lovers and those simply wanting some R&R at the end of their adventure. 

Taking a walking tour of the vineyards at Matetic Vineyard, Chile

Taking a walking tour of the vineyards at Matetic

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What our customers think

The hotel was very good and in a great location. Our guide was great – so knowledgable about the city and the country, and so good at answering all our questions. I highly recommend him. We learned so much. His recommendations for dinner and sights were also good. Read the full review

Mary Lou Bell United States Of America February 2019

Santiago is a big city, but Swoop did a great job putting us up in the right part of town. We spent a day and half walking the area, city markets, and climbing the hills, and a half day in the wine country. Hotel was perfect and had an awesome rooftop bar/restaurant. Pickup at the airport with a driver and English speaking guide was a great way to start our trip. She gave us the layout of the land and expedited our check in process. Read the full review

Brian McIntyre United States Of America February 2019

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