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Reopening Edition: Big Bus Tour around Santiago

Las Condes, Chile
Reopening Edition: Big Bus Tour around Santiago

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Tour the most outstanding icons of the city aboard the only big Hop-On Hop-Off bus in Chile! Plus Edition, mixes a tour aboard the London big bus with 10 stops, which you can get on and off as many times as you want and a cable car ride. First, the Parque Arauco mall to go to the Bicentennial Park. You will arrive at the Cable Car stop, close to the Metropolitan Park, and you will be able to get on the Santiago Cable Car and enjoy its incredible attractions, which invite you to get to know the San Cristóbal hill with a unique view of the city and capture your best photograph of the city. The cable car ticket is not included in this product. Then you will go to the Historic District (DownTown) and you will see buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Historical Museum, La Moneda Palace, Santa Lucía Hill and much more. You will return to the east of Santiago passing through Barrio El Golf and Costanera Center, and then return to Parque Arauco.
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Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
9:45 AM

Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Hop on or hop off your distinctive red double-decker bus at 12 different stops scattered throughout the city of Santiago. Use the intriguing commentary and excellent vantage point to select the attractions you want to explore in more depth and disembark the bus as many times as you like during a period between 9.30am and 6pm. Buses depart from each stop every 30 minutes and the entire city loop lasts 2 hours, allowing you plenty of time to appreciate each of the capital's most significant structures.

Cool down on the air-conditioned lower deck and gain fascinating insight into the city's rich history with audio commentary. Glide past legendary landmarks like Mercado Central and Bellas Artes; sail through the bohemian neighborhood of Bella Vista; and absorb the botanical beauty of Parque Arauco during your ride.

List of stops include:

1. Arauco Park

2. Sheraton Hotel

3. Courtyard Bellavista

4. Metropolitan Park

5. Plaza de Armas

6. Constitution Square

7. Paseo Bulnes

8. Saint Lucia

9. Providence

10. Golf

11. Isidora Goyenechea

12. Costanera Center

Please see the Itinerary section below for detailed information on each stop serviced.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Service from Tuesday to Sunday First departure 10:00 a.m. Buses every 1hr
Av. Pdte. Kennedy 5413
Parque Arauco One of the most important malls in Chile and Latin America. Here you will find various products from the best brands, along with an entertainment center that includes an open-air boulevard with a wide gastronomic variety, cinema, theater and an Infocenter Turistik (located at the entrance of the boulevard) from where you can discover Santiago and its surroundings. Nearby is the Parque Araucano, ideal for walking, touring, having a picnic and enjoying fresh air and nature.
Isabel Montt & Bicentenario
Bicentennial Park This beautiful park designed by the architect and landscaper Teodoro Fernández, has an area of 27 hectares and extends along the southern bank of the Mapocho River. It has two lagoons where black-necked swans, flamingos, herons and fish coexist, walking paths, an amphitheater where musicals, plays and other shows are performed, and an exclusive international restaurant called Mestizo. It is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors and take one of the best postcards, which mix nature and architecture.
Los Conquistadores & Pedro de Valdivia Norte
Cable Car This is the closest stop to the entrance to Parque Metropolitano and Teleférico Santiago. It is only a 5-minute walk to enjoy these entertaining attractions, such as seeing Santiago from above on the cable car and reaching the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal. On the way to the park you can visit the Sculpture Park, an outdoor area with more than 30 sculptures by prominent Chilean artists. Also in the sector is the historic Casona “Lo Contador”, a beautiful building with Spanish influences from the end of the 18th century, which today is occupied by the Campus of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies of the Catholic University.
Bellavista 52
Patio Bellavista Bellavista stands out as one of the most visited sectors of Santiago, a must-see that mixes culture with entertainment. Patio Bellavista is a place that brings together art exhibitions, live music, theater, craft shops and a wide and exquisite gastronomic offer. This stop is 5 minutes from Parquemet (entrance through Pío Nono), where you will find the Metropolitan Zoo and Panoramic Buses that take you to the top of Cerro San Cristóbal, where you can connect to the Cable Car. In the surroundings there are also Plaza Baquedano, Parque Forestal and Bustamante, multiple bars and restaurants.
Monjitas 821
Plaza de Armas The Plaza de Armas represents the true heart of Santiago. This type of square exists throughout Chile, because when the Spanish established cities they used that point as the axis of their grid plans. From this Turistik stop, you can tour the historic center of the city, visiting the historic buildings that surround the square, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Municipality of Santiago, the Casa Colorada Central Post Office and the Santiago Museum, the former National Congress and the National Historical Museum, among others. others.
Teatinos 254
Plaza de la Constitución Around this square you will find some of the most important buildings and monuments linked to the executive power of the State of Chile, including the Palacio de la Moneda, seat of the Presidency of the Government of Chile. Its construction took place between 1784 and 1805, it was designed by the Italian architect Joaquín Toesca and its original destination was to be the Royal Mint, that is the reason for its current name. You will be able to see and explore buildings and places of interest that include: Plaza de la Constitución, Palacio de la Moneda, Palacio de la Moneda Cultural Center, Metropolitan Intendance, Santiago Stock Exchange, Union Club, University of Chile, Paseo Bulnes and ward eighteen
Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 440
Cerro Santa Lucía has been one of the most important points since the foundation of Santiago. On February 12, 1541, the monumental neoclassical entrance to the hill was completed in 1902 and harmonizes around a sculpture of the god Neptune an entire architectural ensemble with curved staircases, pools, a wide terrace and a triumphal arch topped by a dome. The set constitutes a very evocative image of the lifestyle of Santiago's high society at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. From the Turistik Santa Lucia stop you can see and explore places of interest that include: Cerro Santa Lucia, National Library, Barrio Paris-Londres, Church of San Francisco del Monte, Central House of the Catholic University of Chile and Barrio Lastarria, which has a strong cultural seal where you can find art galleries, restaurants and cultural centers.
Av. Providencia 969
Plaza de la Aviación Plaza de la Aviación is an extension of the Balmaceda Park, which was created in 1929 as part of the old Japanese Park, designed by the Austrian landscape designer Óscar Prager. Its current name is given in honor of the Chilean Air Force monument erected in 1980. In addition, in the square you will find a water fountain called Bicentennial, which is almost 70 meters long and more than 25 meters wide, inaugurated in 2005 by the Municipality of Providencia. In this sector you can visit Parque Balmaceda and Parque Uruguay, which are part of the green areas that run along the slopes of the Mapocho River. You can also walk along Avenida Providencia, a tourist area full of life, which has different shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy Santiago.
Tajamar & Avenida Vitacura
Costanera Center The Costanera Center is a complex that combines an experience of modernity and entertainment. With the tallest building in Latin America at 300 meters high, this impressive construction offers endless possibilities that start with its wide range of products in the largest mall in Chile, where some of the most important brands in the world are housed. world. In addition to its wide culinary offer, it has a terrace and a viewpoint, the Sky Costanera, which allows you to appreciate the city with privileged views. The enclosure also has a cinema and its surroundings, with the maximum expression of modernity and progress, in front of the new financial district of the city, also known as Sanhattan.
Isidora Goyenechea & La Pastora
Las Condes Interactive Museum This stop is in the heart of the El Golf neighborhood, which gets its name from the fact that the entrance to the exclusive Los Leones Golf Club is just a few blocks away. Several of the mansions in the sector date from the mid-20th century and belonged to the family of the wealthy Isidora Goyenechea, the name given to the main street in this neighborhood. Around this stop you will find many restaurants and cafes, as well as the Municipal Theater of Las Condes and the Interactive Museum of Las Condes. In the latter you can travel in space and time through entertaining audiovisual productions in 3D format. An ideal panorama to enjoy with the family.
Points of interest passed by on this route
Parque Arauco
Parque Bicentenario
Parque Metropolitano de Santiago - Parquemet
Patio Bellavista
Plaza de Armas
Plaza de La Constitucion
Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania
Cerro Santa Lucia
Plaza de la Aviacion
Sky Costanera
Teatro Municipal Las Condes
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Turistik Chile
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Reopening Edition: Big Bus Tour around Santiago?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Reopening Edition: Big Bus Tour around Santiago?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Reopening Edition: Big Bus Tour around Santiago?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Reopening Edition: Big Bus Tour around Santiago?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Route and sound quipment update badly needed!
, Dec 2019
Many key historical sites were totally missed either with poor sound headphones, lack of speaking clearly..... noisy loud acceleration of busses, no real thought of what tourist want to see and no electronic notice of what stop we were on...yet electronic name of the company and TEMPERATURE were in full site. Both Malrco and the other young lady tried to help with where we were... I myself tired to follow the route info...but the names of the stops and sites really did not coordinate at ALL... really !!!!! We missed the Presidential Home, I know for us finding a place to get arm bands was difficult... we just kept asking some of the big hotels downtown.... Would have been great to know more about the different areas... since Santiago is .... likened to New York City... theater district , if it was said... who could have understood with the lousy sound system......
Our South American trip
, Dec 2019
Because of political reasons the stops were not as the map, understandable they tried to avoid trouble spots. However we thought we might have gotten earphones to understand a bit of what we saw , not so. We had no idea. So pretty disappointing
Santiago Nuevo
, Jun 2019
It was OK as it was a tour of what Santiago has done recently to come into the 21st C but this was not my interest.
Too much confusion, buy your ticket from a street vendor
, May 2019
We thought purchasing tickets before we arrived would make it easier, not so. In relation to our hotel all the wristband exchange sites were quite a distance away as we found out after walking around the tour path within close proximity only to find out those locations only sold tickets, not exchanged wristbands for existing. It was dumb luck we even found the spot once we took a taxi to an exchange location it was well hidden inside the market. The tour itself was good, there were several times the tour guided recording only played music as they were driving along the highway or in neighborhoods that apparently didn't have any history..
Very good
, Apr 2019
We booked ahead, find the place (next to Plaza de Armas) to collect the tickets easily, went back to Moneda Palace to watch the changing of the guards and got our first bus one block down. We got off and on a couple of times. Never had to wait more than 10 minutes for a bus. The agents on the buses were very friendly and helpful. The commentary wasn't always very clear but it did not bother me as i preferred to look around rather than listening to the commentary. :-) The buses are clean and very easy to spot!
Your service is expensive, I suggest you book direct with the tourist office.
, Mar 2019
Book direct with the touristik office as aviator is very expensive 30,000 more expensive. This is a rip off for a booking service
1 traveler found this review helpful
Santiago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
, Jan 2019
The Hop-On-Off bus was an easy and affordable way to see the city. The staff were approachable and helpful.
Sound system
, Dec 2018
The sound system on one of the buses had so much static on it that it was indecipherable. We checked all the languages and they were all the same. Didn’t get the bus number but we got on at the Universidad Catholicos at about 11:00 a.m.
Poor Admin
, Nov 2018
Tour was ok but you get a punative 1 star because:1 nowhere on your site could I find a route map. If you’d bothered to think about it a fairly basic requirement. 2 not all bus stops have a sign.
We can't rate this tour - the bus was...
Jacqueline A
, Apr 2018
We can't rate this tour - the bus was an hour later than the scheduled time at our stop.
1 traveler found this review helpful
We were late for the 10:15am tour...
, Mar 2018
We were late for the 10:15am tour. But went on the 2:15pm one. The name of the bus company is nowhere to be found in Larcomar Shopping Center. The Information Center had not heard the To ur Company on the voucher. He called the contact number on the voucher, but was not correct. He said it was missing numbers.The Panoramic City Tour took us from Miraflores to Barrancos, San Isidro and the colonial part of the city. Traffic was horrendous. The city has 11,000.00 people. It seemed that everyone was out. The views were foggy. They claim is a natural phenomenon called La Nina. We believe is pollutWe visited the Plaza de Armas and looked at a few old colonial building that are both government offices and also privately owned. We visited the Monastery of the Franciscans and its Catacombs. Its still the home of Franciscans. Unfortunately, is in a state of disrepair. The library is abandoned. Precious religious books are going to be lost soon. No patrons are helping these priests to preserve anything. Tour Guides were speaking English and Spanish only. There were no headsets, no circuit map of route. The bus was yellow and the name is Turibus. The bus is a bit tired. This is the worst Hop On Hop Off I have been on.
This is a wonderful way to see the...
, Mar 2018
This is a wonderful way to see the sites. The buses were clean and inviting. The staff made certain you new where to get off and back on. The commentary along the way was very informative. For anyone with only a day to visit this city we would recommend the hop on hop off.
This is a great way to get your...
Susan E
, Mar 2018
This is a great way to get your bearings in a new city. The service ran as promised, which is what you want. The rest is up to you.
We found the actual tour on the bus...
, Mar 2018
We found the actual tour on the bus to be great. It gave us a really good idea of what Santiago offered and actually got quite close to so many sites of interest. I'm always amazed at how these drivers manage to drive through the narrow streets with all the pedestrians and traffic, but they really know what they're doing. We only had limited time until flight time so we decided just to ride the bus and not hop-off anywhere. disappointing as I would like to have got off and explored more of the city. We were told that to go all around would be two hours, yet it actually was longer than this due to traffic and stops. The guide on the bus was so good to keep track of us knowing we spoke only English. We did have some problem with finding the location at which to get the bracelet for the bus entrance. We went to Central Market, but didn't know that it was Mercado Central and that this market includes many different stalls/kiosks. With our very limited Spanish and the vendors in the market not knowing much English, we had a problem getting directions. We finally had an English speaking guide lead us to the Turistik location and we got our bracelet.
Excellent tour of the city. Each bus...
Stewart W
, Mar 2018
Excellent tour of the city. Each bus had a helpful guide to direct you at each stop. Would highly recommend for any first time visitors. Would be good to have had information in advance about the add-ons such as the Funicular and mountain cable car. These are well worth the visit providing fantastic views over the city. A visit to Costanera tower is also a must do.
A good overview of the city. Bus...
Robert B
, Mar 2018
A good overview of the city. Bus was clean and well maintained. Staff was friendly and helpful. Viator vouchers need to be exchanged for armbands at stop 1 but you can board at any stop to go get your armband. Only a few of the stops are marked with signage, which could be a problem if you don't plan ahead.
A useful way in which to get a good...
, Mar 2018
A useful way in which to get a good overview of the city. Be aware though that if you choose to do the whole circuit without a hop off, it runs for over two hours by which time the seats have become hard and uncomfortable. Water is also essential. Turistik office at Plaza De Armas was especially helpful in changing Viator voucher for ticket when I did not actually have the voucher with me. Saved me a walk back to my hotel to retrieve the voucher ... great service.
We always do the Hop on Hop Off bus...
, Mar 2018
We always do the Hop on Hop Off bus on the first day of our travels. It’s a good way to get acquainted with the area. On this tour the speakers worked well and English was an option. We got off on one stop to see the San Cristobal Hill. Amazing.
This rating is not the fault of the...
Sandra T
, Feb 2018
This rating is not the fault of the tour... We had a day free and decided to go for the hop on hop off tour. But we had already been in the city for almost a week. Riding on the top deck of the bus above all the other buses was a little hard. Sometimes having to breathe in the exhaust was hard at a stop light. I don't know if I was just tired from a frenetic week or the exhaust gave me a headache. I just bailed as soon as I could. The commentary was great and in multiple languages, so it is worth your while to learn about the wonderful city of Santiago!
Really enjoyed seeing the city this...
Debra M
, Feb 2018
Really enjoyed seeing the city this way. Sound system and narrator really good. One of the best i've experienced. Loved that the upper story was covered to protect from the sun.

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