My wife and I are traveling to Santiago, Chile in late February, 2022 for three days. We have never been to Santiago before and am wondering what recommendations fellow travelers can provide regarding good reliable tour companies, private guides, and/or best travel books to purchase.
We used Southexcursions for our tours for two trips to Chile and they were excellent.
This won’t help if you insist on a tour, but we researched everything on our own and didn’t use a tour guide. I felt the historic center was walkable. We did use the subway to get to a couple places and took a local bus over to Valparaiso. We arranged visits to two wineries through the hotel; Hotel Plaza San Francisco. We also arranged transportation to/from the airport through the hotel. For ideas of places to visit there, photos from our trip are on my website.
We have been to Chile three times and love that country. Compared to other SA countries, it is relatively safe, but there are neighborhoods to avoid. If you go on your own, be sure to do the research of what areas to avoid. Tours are not so expensive. You can do a mix of do it yourself and tours. Don't miss going up to mountain for the views of the city.
Thanks all for your response. We will check out the information you provided.