Free Market Tour Santiago
When: Tue & Sat
Where: Mercado Central
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
Discover Santiago’s markets, a place where people gather to find the best ingredients and social activity. On our Free Tour of Santiago’s Markets you will see how, despite that many modern shopping centers have sprouted around the city, the colourful atmosphere of traditional markets is never replaced.
Explore the Central Market, a temple of seafood. Its size and flavor are unique due to the cold Humboldt current – a seafood lover’s paradise! And everything is caught daily – it doesn’t get fresher than that! Get lost in La Vega market, one of the biggest fruit and vegetable markets on the continent, and navigate through its perfectly organized chaos as you enjoy the smell of tomato and basil.
Enjoy a sandwich made with Chile’s favorite bread, marraqueta and finish the tour in La Piojera, one of the bars with the most history and character in the city. On our Tour of Santiago’s Markets you will understand that even though cities like Santiago change, traditions remain. Dive with us into a world of colors, smells, delicious food, laughter, different accents, and loud voices that together form the kaleidoscopic Chilean social reality.
*Markets are part of one of the most popular areas of the city, where crowds, vendors, colors and smells blend with the lively market life and its food. Dress comfortably and come with an open mind, to be part of this particular side of the Chilean people.
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Was in Santiago for just a day at the backend of ski trip and opted for the Saturday morning markets tour. Magdalena was incredible- super informative, helpful and fun. Got to see all of the main markets in Santiago, with the help of a local guide. Got to try some interesting fruits, delicious sandwiches and more.
Melissa N - Massachusetts, USA
Vanessa was an excellent tour guide. Her commentary was informative & entertaining. She led us on an extensive tour to highlight the areas of Santiago. She introduced us to areas we would not have discovered ourselves. She managed a largeish group well & kept a focus on our enjoyment & safety. She displayed a genuine interest in her guests & offered information beyond the tour eg Museums, markets, etc for guests to enjoy her adopted city. I would highly recommend Strawberry Tours.
Lynne R - Lake Macquarie, Australia
Outside the main entrance of Mercado Central, next to the store “Quesos Arturito”. 956 Ismael Valdes Vergara Street. (See Map)
The Free Market Tour Santiago runs every Tue & Sat at 10.30 from outside the main entrance of Mercado Central, next to the shop "Quesos Arturito". 956 Ismael Valdes Vergara St. No tours on the 24th, 25th, 31st of December and 1st of January
The Free Market Tour Santiago ends around the Market
The Free Market Tour Santiago lasts around 2.5h.
Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a red umbrella.If you have any problems finding the location please contact us on our Global WhatsApp support: +52 1 221 205 3215.
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.
All our tours are free. That means that at the end of the tour, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish so, according to your enjoyment and your possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering our marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.
We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together.
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