Free tour

Cerro Santa Lucia-Witness of the Conquest of Chile and Basaltic Geosite.

Duration: 1h and 45min
Guru: LST
Registered on December 27, 2019
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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

This Tour begins at the foot of Cerro Santa Lucia, Geo-basaltic site, which glimpsed the first steps of humanity millions of years ago. This massif was later known as Cerro Huelén, a ceremonial center of the Inca culture and the Mapuche culture. We will delve into the mystery of its tunnels and climb its historic steps, built in the 19th century by Mayor B. Vicuña Mackenna, as a way of recreating French culture in these lands. We will make a couple of stops at the terraces of the God Neptune, to admire the architectural beauty of the homonymous fountain, and then the Caupolicán terrace, which consecrates the Mapuche people and their resistance against the Spanish conquest of the 16th century. In the same way, we will appreciate the monument to the Chilean indigenous and we will comment on its mysteries. We will continue walking through the old railroad crossing to reach the gates of the Hidalgo Castle, to finish the tour in the exact place of the foundation of Santiago by Don Pedro de Valdivia in 1541.
It should be noted that our guides are professionals authorized by the Ministry of Economy and Tourism of Chile, certified under high international standards and all have authorization from Sernatur (National Tourism Service), the entity that regulates this activity in Chile.

We are the only ones with this standard.

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  • Meeting point:
    Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 651,...
    Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 651, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
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    We will meet at the SANTA LUCIA Metro Exit (Line 1 - Red), south exit next to the National Library. I will wear a black t-shirt or shirt and a hat, both with the legend "Chile". (Corporate garments in the photos)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maria 17 Jul 2022

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Travelled in family - Jul 2022
El tour muy lindo los guías muy claros pero el lugar bastante abandonado .. había que imaginarse lo que había sido .. pero igual vale la pena hacerlo!!!! Muy lindas vistas
Claudia 26 Jun 2022

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Travelled alone - Jun 2022
No tuve una buena experiencia. Llegué en el horario indicado y al lugar marcado como punto de encuentro, pero no encontré al guía. El punto de encuentro era a la salida del metro al costado de la Biblioteca Nacional, le di toda la vuelta a la Biblioteca y no encontré al grupo. Me comuniqué con GuruWalk para poder localizar el grupo y me respondieron 30 minutos después. Si el tour se canceló, no me avisaron. Si efectivamente se realizó, no tuvieron ni 5 minutos de tolerancia. Además, si me hubieran contestado a tiempo, podría haber alcanzado al grupo. La respuesta que me dieron, si bien fue tardía tampoco me informaron si el tour se realizó o no, en resumen su respuesta fue prácticamente "qué lástima que te lo perdiste"
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.