Day 1: Arrival in Chile's Capital
Santiago de Chile
Upon arrival at Santiago de Chile's International Airport, you will be met by a Cascada representative and driven to your comfortable hotel to check in. After a short time in the hotel to freshen up and unpack our van will come to pick you up and we'll head to Parque Bustamante where we will begin our Santiago Bike Tour.
During this tour you will experience a city that in the last 15 years has awakened to major cultural changes (becoming one of the world’s capitals), and bike around a myriad of parks and traditional neighborhoods that offer the old, the new, and a unique blend of architecture, cuisine, history, and culture. We will pedal alongside the Mapocho River, biking through “linear” parks that make up the backbone of Santiago, exploring a city that embraces change but nonetheless appreciates the traditions and difficulties of the past.
Santiago is a city of contrasts, of nooks and crannies, always inviting you to wander around corners and view the buildings and local city life that have endured from the past; no matter how big the new skyscrapers of “Sanhattan” (Manhattan in Santiago) are.
The unassuming charm of the old parks and buildings is an invigorating combination and contrast to the bustling activity of the commercial districts, and the simplicity of the barrios exposes the soul of a fascinating city just waiting for you to discover. Our tour finishes right where we started. Here, the van will drive you to your hotel where you will have time to rest and continue your Chilean adventure.
- Our first choice hotel will be Hotel Meridiano Sur Boutique Hotel 3*
Day 2: Onward Journey
You'll be picked up from your hotel in the early morning and driven to the airport to check in for your onward flight. Buen viaje!
***Optional add-on: visit the newly reopened Museum of Precolombian Art to see Ecuadorian ceramics, Peruvian masks, Andean textiles and Mapuche burial statues - read all about it here***