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Santiago's Markets Free Walking Tour
Activities in Santiago de Chile

Santiago's Markets Free Walking Tour

9.40 / 10
65 reviews | 463 travellers
The guide was charming, and you could tell he was dominating the tour. And he knew a lot, about the tour and many other things. We loved it
10 Maria Quesada

Feel like a true Santiago local on this English-language guided tour of the Chilean capital's lively markets. What's more, it's FREE!

Mercado Central de Santiago, the central market
Handicrafts at Mercado La Vega
The urban park Parque Forestal
Enjoying the free tour of Santiago's markets

Santiago's Markets Free Walking Tour

We'll meet at 12:30 pm next to the equestrian statue of Pedro de Valdivia, in the Plaza de Armas in Santiago de Chile. With this free tour of Santiago de Chile, we'll discover the essence of the Chilean capital in a different way, visiting its most famous markets.

We'll head towards the north of the city along Puente Street, the old Inca Trail, until we reach the famous Central Market. You'll contemplate its beautiful façade, learning much of its history and the importance of this market for the life of the local inhabitants. Inside, you'll see the large number of stalls selling fruit, vegetables, fish, meat... Exceptional quality and at very competitive prices!

We'll cross the north bank of the Mapocho River, formerly known as "La Chimba", which is nowadays a huge market where we'll find many fruit and vegetable stalls. It's also a perfect place to enjoy the hustle and bustle, the flavours, the smells and the rhythm of the city, which will allow you to experience the authentic Chilean rhythm of life.

Finally, we'll visit the Pérgola de las Flores, a market where we'll enjoy the popular art and the different flower stalls that fill the area with colour and joy. You'll fall in love with it!

The tour will end at the exit of the flower market at approximately 2:30 pm, where the guide will give you the best tips to continue discovering the city on your own.

Groups

It isn't possible to reserve this tour for groups larger than 6 people. If you're a bigger group, take a look at our Private Tour of Santiago de Chile which you can tailor to your interests.

Free Tour of Santiago

If you're interested in a more traditional sightseeing route around Santiago de Chile, check out our other Free Walking Tour of Santiago which runs daily at 3 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

More Information

Duration

2 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english and spanish.

Included

English speaking guide.

Not included

Public transport tickets.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

Yes, you must attend with a carer.

Pet-friendly?

Yes.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free!

Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Equestrian statue of Pedro de Valdivia.