The Marriott Santiago Hotel is the ideal choice for the ultimate travel experience. It is one of the best hotels in Santiago, Chile to view the Andes Mountains and explore the beauty of the landscape. In this luxury Santiago hotel, you will be nestled at the foot of the Andes and perfectly located adjacent to major shopping, restaurants and bars. The hotel features spacious and recently renovated guest rooms, as well as amazing facilities and guest services in order to discover the best of Santiago. When ready to venture out from the Marriott, our expert local tour guides are the perfect hosts to take you around Santiago Vina and Valparaiso.
Description of Travel Itinerary:
1st day: Arrival in Santiago, Chile:
Our representative in Santiago will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the Marriot Hotel. In the afternoon we will pick you up for your own private Half Day City Tour through Santiago.
This city tour in Santiago will allow you to discover a city with strong cultural contrasts exemplified by the varied architecture of both past and present in historical buildings, monuments, museums, theatres and open areas. The City tour in Santiago starts with a visit to the San Francisco Church - built in the 16th century, this church is the oldest architectonic expression of the capital city for being constructed shortly after the death of its founders. After the San Francisco Church, we will visit the Government Palace, or "La Moneda" as well as the “Plaza de Armas” (main square) and some national monuments such as the Central Post Office and the City Hall of Santiago.
The trip continues towards Santa Lucia Hill, the place where Pedro de Valdivia founded the city in 1541, and San Cristobal Hill. Finally, after crossing the Mapocho River we will be visiting different residential neighborhoods. One such neighborhood is called Bellavista and during our visit we will see “La Chascona", the house that the famous poet Pablo Neruda built for his lover and then third wife, doña Matilde Urrutia. This house gives you a glimpse into the unique world where the remarkable Nobel Prize of Literature recipient used to live. At the end of the tour, our tour guide will drop you off at the Marriot Hotel.
2nd day in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar:
Our expert tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to invite you to an exciting and private tour of Viña del Mar and Valpariso. We will depart from Santiago and head to the Pacific coast, crossing through the Coast Mountain Range and the Casablanca and Curacavi Valleys.
We will visit first Valparaiso City, where the main commercial port and the Congress of Chile are located. During the tour we will see the multicolored houses on the hills, the parks and the diverse historic monuments as well as typical bars and restaurants that make this city a bohemian center by night.
We will next visit La Sebastiana, one of the houses of the Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda that today is classified as a museum. After a small break to enjoy the surroundings, we will head to our next destination.
Our next stop is Viña del Mar, also known as the Garden City, thanks to its numerous parks and nice gardens. Located within Vina del Mar, we will stop at the Casino of Valparaiso, a building which reflects the aristocratic character that the city's founder, Jose Francisco Vergara, tried to give this city.
The tour continues to Renaca, a place known for its extended beach area and as one of the most exclusive places in the central coast of Chile, with its prestigious restaurants and modern buildings. We will enjoy lunch (included in the price of the tour) among these buildings in Renaca, and afterwards end the tour back at the Marriot Santiago.
3rd day in Santiago:
On your 3rd day in Santiago, we suggest a visit to the main Chilean Winery in order to taste the best wine of South America. Your private tour guide will escort you from your hotel to the South, arriving in Pirque. This is the location of Concha y Toro Winery, the biggest wine society in Chile. You will tour the Patronal House, including its beautiful park and lagoon. You will have access to the vineyards, the foundation of the world-renowned wines. You will also have a chance to visit the wine cellars, including CASILLERO DEL DIABLO (Devil's Locker) to observe the whole storage process and will have some time to spend at the Wine Shop.
The tour continues by the side of Maipo River, through the residential area of Las Vertientes (the streams), and passing by countryside houses, camping, restaurants and cottages. We will take you back to your hotel in the afternoon so that you can relax at the Marriot and enjoy their amenities.
4th day: Depart Santiago - Next City:
Marriott check-out is at noon. You will have a private car service transfer you from the hotel to the airport.
The tour includes:
Transfers in/out of Airport Hotel Airport with private car service
3 nights with breakfast included at the Marriot Santiago Hotel
Private half day city tour of Santiago
Full day Private tour to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso with lunch included.
Private half day tour to Concha y Toro Winery
This trip can be tailored to suit your time in Santiago and can be adapted to better suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary.