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Activities in Santiago de Chile

Santiago's Markets Free Walking Tour

65 reviews | 467 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
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Feel like a true Santiago local on this English-language guided tour of the Chilean capital's lively markets.

Feel like a true Santiago local on this English-language guided tour of the Chilean capital's lively 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.

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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.

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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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 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. An accompanying person is required. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity promotes local production.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Permitted.

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 cancellation

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

Free!

Meeting point

Equestrian statue of Pedro de Valdivia.