On arrival Santiago’s International Airport you will be warmly welcomed by a member of the &Beyond team, who will assist you through passport control and baggage claim to your waiting vehicle. From here, you will be driven to the beautiful Singular Santiago hotel.
The Singular Santiago is a five-star luxury hotel located in the Lastarria neighbourhood in the heart of downtown Santiago. The hotel was designed specifically to fit seamlessly into this iconic neighbourhood, which epitomises the pride and creativity of the people of Santiago.
In the afternoon, you will embark on your first Chilean adventure – an interpretive tour of the city. This incredible excursion will highlight the contrasts between the older, centrally located areas of the city as well as its modern uptown areas. Your tour will be conducted in chronological order, offering the opportunity to understand the origins of the city and its urban sprawl over the past 200 years, when Santiago transformed from town to megapolis. Highlights will include Cerro Santa Lucía, where the city was founded in 1542, the Plaza de Armas, the Central Market, Estación Mapocho (a former railway station), and La Moneda, the Presidential Palace. The second half of the tour will commence with a visit to the residential areas of Providencia and Ñuñoa, and the cosmopolitan financial districts of Las Condes, before reaching La Dehesa, where the city reaches the foothills of the Andes, and offers a superb vantage point for a panoramic view.
Tonight, savour delicious cocktails and a scrumptious dinner in the company of your naturalist guide, who will give an introductory talk about what to expect on your Patagonia adventure.
Spend one night at The Singular Santiago.