Considering Chile Vacations? 4 Things To Do In Santiago

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Chile vacations can be some of the most unforgetable ones you ever get a chance to take. Before you book your flights and make your Chile travel arrangements, take some time to learn about all the things there are to do in the country's largest city, Santiago. From unifying all aspects of the Andes Mountains through ecotourism tours, to finding some of the country's greatest wines, to discovering unique things to do within the city, there are a number of Chile tours and attractions to create a personalized vacation.

Exploring The Andes

The Siete Tazas (known as the Seven Cups, if you speak English) National Park is located just three hours south of Santiago. The National Park gets its name from the seven waterfalls that have been carved out by the Claro de Molina River. The park has predatory animals, such as puma, which means it's recommended that you go with a tour group. It's possible to find tours that will take groups to see each of the seven waterfalls and their 'cups' that the park is named after. If you plan on taking one of these tours, it's a good idea to pack plenty of sunscreen, water and a swimsuit.


The Chilean ski season runs June through October, which means that Chile vacations are ideal for North Americans who want to ski during the summer months. Close to Santiago is El Colorado, where there are plenty of places to stay, restaurants, pubs, children's lessons and more. El Colorado also has 70 different ski slopes, which means there's a hill for skiers of every skill level.

Finding Some Of The Best Chile Attractions In Santiago

If you're planning on staying within the city, you'll still find many different things to do. Chile attractions include the Teatro Municipal, a theater that hosts performances from live ballets, to operas, to plays. Another popular attraction is the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, a museum that presents the history of the Pinochet years and Pablo Neruda's Home. Consider asking the staff at your hotel for any other recommendations to help ensure that you do not miss out on any of the best attractions that the city offers.

Wine Tours For Wine Lovers

One more thing the country is known for is its wine. Chilean wines are famous throughout the world and a tour through wine country is a must for any wine lovers. Whether you're highly knowledgeable about the different varieties of wine or you just appreciate a delicious glass, consider taking a guided tour to a number of the area's most popular wineries. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample an assortment and then purchase bottles to bring back home to remember their Chile vacations.

If you're planning a vacation to Santiago, definitely do a little research before you go. There are a number of different things to do, including winery tours, skiing and exploring the Andes Mountains and local national parks, not to mention all the different attractions that are in the city itself. Plan your vacation and the things you want to do to make sure that you do not miss out any anything during this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Source by Heidi T Creighton