Chile’s capital city, Santiago is a vibrant and sophisticated city, closely watched over the soaring peaks of the Andes. Around 40% of Chile’s population live here, bringing together a huge diversity of people, which is clearly expressed in the unique flavour of each of the city’s 32 neighbourhoods. Originally founded by conquistador Pedro de Valdivia in 1541, the city has a delightful mix of old and new architecture, varying from grand neo-classical and whimsical art nouveau to modernist glass skyscrapers. Add in a great cultural scene with plenty of excellent museums and galleries and you’ve got a city crying out to be explored.
With us you’ll have a front row seat for one of the universe’s most spectacular shows.
You'll be joined on tour by astronomy expert Dr Stuart Clark, who will give informative lectures before and during the eclipse.
Our private viewing point in the Elqui Valley is the perfect place to witness the eclipse. Travel there comfortably by chartered plane, saving 10 hours of coach travel each way.
We couldn’t have an event in Chile without featuring plenty of the local wine, so sit back, enjoy the eclipse and sip on delicious Chilean vintages.
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Santiago:
Santiago offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?