Free Market Tour Santiago
Where: Central Market area
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2 hours
All tours are suspended until further notice due to government’s regulations
Discover Santiago’s markets, a place where people gather to find the best ingredients and social activity. On the 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 the Tour of Santiago’s Markets you will understand that even though cities like Santiago change, traditions remain. Dive into a world of colors, smells, delicious food, laughter, different accents, and loud voices that together form the kaleidoscopic Chilean social reality.
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
The Free Market Tour Santiago lasts around 2 hours.
You will receive the full meeting point details via e-mail after making a reservation.
Yes, it's very important to make a reservation in order to receive the exact meeting point details via e-mail on time. This also helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests, by knowing what the group size will be. It's free, quick, and easy to reserve!
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable you can book for a maximum of 9 people or less per reservation, per departure.
All tours are free. That means that at the end of the experience, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish, according to your enjoyment and possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high guest satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can join regardless of their budget.