Exploring Chile's Maipo and Casablanca Valley Wine Regions


What would a short, three-day trip to Santiago Chile be without at least a short spin through wine country? To ensure that we would have at least a brief, high-level exposure to Chile’s wine regions, we retained Santiago Adventures to help us design day tours to explore two of these regions: Maipo Valley, which was [Read more …]

A Day in Central Santiago


Since we had only one single day–Sunday–to see the entire central Santiago area and its museums, we were intent on making the most of the day. We wanted to cover as much of the history, the art and the everyday life of the city in the short time we had available. Santiago History Our informal [Read more …]

Santiago and Wine Country Restaurants

Most of our restaurants were within walking distance of our El Golf hotel. This did not prove to be particularly limiting, since most of Santiago’s best restaurants are in this area, and particularly along Avenida Nueva Costanera’s very upscale restaurant row. Our only culinary excursions outside of this area were in the city’s fish markets [Read more …]

Affluent Santiago--El Golf and Beyond


Santiago, Chile’s upscale, eastern neighborhoods are the home of most of its financial industry, corporate offices and most upscale restaurants and shops. It is also the area in which most tourists—including us—stay. The area, generally referred to as El Golf, is packed with high-end homes, hotels, restaurants and businesses. Since we arrived at our Santiago [Read more …]