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Santiago Family-friendly activities

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Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Small-Group Tour

1. Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Small-Group Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Santiago city, and enjoy a day to remember as you embrace the magic of the Andes Mountains on a small-group tour for no more than 16 people. Be picked up at your accommodation and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan on a scenic drive to Cajon del Maipo. Once there, connect with nature in a peaceful environment of fresh, clean mountain air. Visit the enchanting village of San José del Maipo to admire the colonial-style architecture, and see the church and main Plaza de Armas, where fans of adventure travel often gather. From there, continue the drive following the Maipo river.  Make your way to discover the amazing lagoon at Embalse El Yeso Dam. Take amazing pictures and a relaxing walk, and savor a delicious picnic with wine or juice. Head back toward Santiago at around 3 PM and get dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6 PM. In the winter season from June to September we make a stop at the snowwear rental store before and after the tour depending on the weather condition.

Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

2. Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned van. You will head north from the city of Santiago taking Los Libertadores highway until the first stop to a giant monument that pertains to one of the most important episodes of Chilean history. Following this you will continue on the road, crossing the Chacabuco Tunnel, to the Aconcagua valley, declared the last winery valley of the country. On the road you will see Mount Aconcagua which has the tallest summit of the western and southern hemisphere. You will get to meet the official pet of Portillo Ski Center, a big St Bernard, which welcomes you to the start of your visit.  You will then have free time to visit the ski resort and the marvelous Inca Lagoon which is located between the mountains, this lagoon also has a beautiful history about an Incan King attached to it. You are also able to take the ski lift and enjoy a lunch with a beautiful view of the lagoon. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Santiago.

Santiago: El Colorado Ski Center Snow Day Tour

3. Santiago: El Colorado Ski Center Snow Day Tour

Starting from your hotel in Santiago, meet your driver and travel for approximately 1.5 hours to the Ski Farellones - El Colorado Ski Center. Farellones is a small town and ski resort located 36 km from Santiago de Chile, nestled in the Andes mountains and close to other ski resorts such as Valle Nevado, La Parva, and El Colorado. Enjoy all the benefits that the mountain offers, including sledding, tubing, panoramic chair, fat bike, canopy, and games for children. These activities are not included in the price but you can purchase them in advance to save money. Leave the mountain at 4 PM and return to your hotel by 6 PM. 

Santiago: Guided Family Walking Tour

4. Santiago: Guided Family Walking Tour

Take a walking tour around Santiago, Chile, with a family-friendly guide that will make sure kids have as much fun sightseeing as adults. Stroll around the city center, see the most famous cultural and architectural sites, and learn their history at a pace suitable for your whole family. Go downtown and see the city’s 19th-century Neoclassical architecture and winding side streets, dotted by Art Deco, neo-Gothic, and other styles. As you explore, hear insider stories and other tidbits about the city directly from a local. Discover what’s special about sites such as the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral and more.

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What people are saying about Santiago

The scenery is spectacular!! It is worth all the way. The guide provided Chilean history information. There was some traffic in the way up due to an accident but when we finally arrived we enjoy a lot the time we had at the Laguna Inca

Great experience. Our tour guide Isabel was wonderful. Really enjoyed the wine tasting at the end of the tour.

It was a very good experience.I must say it's worth the money and experience.......very well planned...

A very special part of the world. Breakfast and lunch were great, the road is bumpy bring a pillow

an excellent day. Salvador was great. scenery was superb