Travel and Leisure
Travel and Leisure
Even though the objective of your stay abroad is professional and educational enrichment, we still believe your time in Chile should not only consist of work. In addition to perfecting your skills, we want you to explore the country, get to know the people, make new friends and enjoy every minute of your stay in the southern hemisphere. Also, there is no better way to improve your Spanish skills than putting them to the test!
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Do you prefer traveling in a group rather than alone? Find out more about group trips with other international adventurers offered by Santiago Exchange. On their popular trips, Santiago Exchange travels to the most emblematic sites of the Chilean mainland and its famous islands.
Pucón is the place to be for adventure lovers but also nature fans who will find countless hiking trails, national parks with breath-taking nature, deep forests, mountain rivers and outdoor-sports like horse-back riding, rafting, mountain biking, canopy, kayak, ascent to volcanoes, water sports at the lake, skiing in the winter, etc. Also, Pucón´s nightlife is something to be proud of!
If you want to go on this amazing adventure sign up at www.santiagoexchange.cl
SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
The north of Chile, the iconic San Pedro de Atacama and its surroundings above all, is a mandatory destination for all travelers making their way throughout Chile. The Atacama Desert awaits you with its unique scenery where you can explore extensive mountain chains, geysers, thermal hot springs, salt flats, lakes and witness the abundance of wildlife, the spectacular starry sky and the impressive sunsets.
TORRES DEL PAINE
The Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most famous parks of Chile and worldwide for its natural spectaculars. The park is located in Chilean Patagonia at the southern tip of the South American continent. For anyone in Chile, a trip to Torres del Paine is a must!
Almost 4,000 kilometers separate Easter Island from the coast of Chile making it the most isolated island in the world. The Rapa Nui National Park is a true archeological and cultural treasure that developed centuries ago due to its extreme isolation from other land masses. Santiago Exchange invites you to learn about the mysteries of one of the most complex cultures of the world in a tropical paradise setting with a local guide and a group of international young people. With a local guide and the company of your adventurous group, you will discover the fascination of the ancient and mystical culture of Rapa Nui with the towering Moai statures. You will learn everything related to the past and present culture, taste the delicious local food and appreciate the traditional island dances.
Trips to Chiloé island and the Elqui Valley
Have you noticed that the Andes Mountains are the perfect place to ski? These mountains that reach nearly 4,000 meters into the sky invite you to participate in the exhilarating winter sports. The ski season begins in June and lasts until September!
Price: from 90 USD (45.000 Chilean Pesos)
Includes: Roundtrip transfer to the ski center from Santiago, map of the ski center, full day lift ticket, lunch, ski/snowboard rental (snow clothes rented separately)
The infinitely stretching coast of Chile is a haven for the best surf beaches. During the summer months, Santiago Exchange gives you the opportunity to spend a day at the beach learning to dominate the waves of the Pacific. Learning from an instructor is always more fun in a group. Together with other young travelers, you will participate in a surf class taught by qualified instructors. After a mandatory introduction and warming up period, every three participants will have their own instructor to teach them the basic notions for catching and riding the waves. Since the full day of intense action creates an extreme appetite, a delicious lunch is also included in a restaurant right across from the beach.
Price: from 60 USD (30.000 Chilean Pesos)
Includes: Roundtrip transfer (Santiago-Maitencillo-Santiago), surf class, wetsuit, surfboard, lunch, Surf certificate
CONCHA Y TORO WINERY
In Chile, wine is a source of pride, demanded and successfully exported worldwide for its top quality and unique flavors. You cannot miss the opportunity to visit a typical vineyard! You have probably seen a bottle of the famous Concha y Toro wine in the supermarket or at a bottle shop in your home country. That is because Concha y Toro is the largest and most influential vineyard of Chile. The main vineyard is located in Pirque, only 30 kilometers to the south of Santiago. The tour includes a guided visit through the winery grounds, tasting of two wines and roundtrip transportation from Santiago. In the company of other young travelers, this experience will surely be much more entertaining! As a special gift, you will receive a Concha y Toro wine glass as well as a bottle of the famous Casillero del Diablo wine.
Price: 40 USD (20.000 Chilean Pesos)
Includes: Roundtrip transfer (Santiago-winery-Santiago), entrance fee, guided visit, wine tasting and gift.
Attention all water adventure fanatics! Santiago Exchange offers white water rafting trips in the Cajón Del Maipo. The valley is located at the foot of the Andes Mountains only one hour from Santiago. The rafting is guided by professionals who take all security measures very seriously. For this reason, novices are highly welcomed! The trip includes roundtrip transportation in a bus, wetsuits, life vests and a rafting instructor. In order to recuperate after the long day, all participants are treated to a delicious typical Chilean barbeque in a park on the shores of the river.
Price: 60 USD (30.000 Chilean Pesos)
Includes: Roundtrip transfer from Santiago, wetsuit, life vest, rafting instructor, lunch (barbeque), park entrance fee
VALPARAÍSO UND VIÑA DEL MAR (2 days)
Valparaíso is the port city only 2 hours from Santiago. Due to its picturesque architecture, it is considered one of the most beautiful cities of the country and many even think it is the most beautiful in South America! The vibrantly colored houses dispersed on the numerous hills give the city a unique charm.
Price: from 60 USD (30.000 Chilean Pesos)
Includes: Roundtrip transfer from Santiago in bus, guided tour in Valparaíso, transfer to Viña del Mar, one night in a hostel in Valparaíso, lunches
If you would like to receive discounts on the Santiago Exchange’s activities, get your membership card directly from www.santiagoexchange.cl!
RegistrationTo sign up for Santiago Exchange’s activities, please register at www.santiagoexchange.cl. All you need to do is fill out a registration form at Santiago Exchange's homepage and choose your favorite activities so that the information comes directly to you!