Activities and Excursions in Santiago

Hiking in Santiago, Chile

Fun Activities Around the City

Santiago City Tour

Take part in a city tour and familiarize yourself with Santiago and its many treasures. City tours will take you to destinations both inside and outside the city that you can later explore on your own. Among all the diverse experiences you’ll have at our Spanish schools in Chile, a tour of Santiago will surely stand out as a favorite memory. Learn more about Santiago’s popular city tour options here.

Wine Tasting

Due to Chile’s climate and soil conditions, Chileans have been able to make some of the finest wines in the world for centuries. Local vineyards have been in operation for generations, making Chile one of the strongest producers of wine on a global level. When you study Spanish in Santiago, you and your classmates can schedule your very own vineyard tour and wine tasting to see where and how these wonderful wines are made. Click here to learn more about popular wine tours and tastings in and around Santiago.

Cooking Lessons

Besides learning Spanish in Santiago, you can learn how to cook delicious Chilean dishes including ceviche, carne mechada, and cancato y cazuela, among others. You’ll get your first taste of local Chilean cuisine during the welcome reception on your first day, but our Spanish school in Santiago also provides opportunities to learn how to cook your favorite Chilean meals so you can replicate them back home for friends and family. Click here to explore various cooking classes available in the Santiago region.

Weekend Excursions and Day Trips

Horseback Riding

Seeing the Andes on horseback is a once in a lifetime experience. One-day excursions are easy to book and a lot of fun no matter how skilled or experienced you are on a horse. It’s the perfect opportunity to build lifelong friendships and memories.

Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso

The Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This port city is distinctive for its preservation of late 19th century industrialization in Latin America and makes for great exploration. Valparaiso is the 3rd largest metropolitan region in Chile and includes the beautiful and luxurious resort town of Viña del Mar, “The Garden City,” to the north.

Pomaire and Isla Negra

If you are looking for a weekend getaway from your studies in Santiago, be sure to book a day trip to Pomaire and visit Isla Negra. Pomaire is a pottery lover’s dream and features artisan shopping, casual dining, spectacular tours and more. The town is famous for its craft fairs, markets and delicious empanadas. Your excursion can also include a visit and tour of Pablo Neruda’s house on Isla Negra. The Noble Prize winning poet has three homes, but this is his largest and most well-known. It’s also the only home of the three that is located in the beautiful coastal area of Isla Negra.