Hidden Gems of Yungay: 9th coolest neighbourhood in the world.

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Diego
Quality Verified Registered on September 15, 2022

Hi! I'm Diego. I-m born and raised in Santiago and I'm a born traveler, father of a baby boy and music aficionado. I have cycled more than 5 thousand kilometers along Chile in Atacama, Carretera austral, Valle del elqui, Cajón del maipo and also parts of Argentina. I've also done several hikes in Chile as well, so I can give lots of recomendations for those who are looking for outdoor adventures. I did my whole college training in Vaparaíso where I also became a tour guide for cruise passangers. I gave lessons of English as a foereign language in a remote school into the andes for 5 years, until my life changed when I became a father 3 years ago . That's when I decided to take apply my teaching skills towards sharing all my experiences in this country to all the visitors that have come to enjoy our wonders!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

9th coolest neighbourhood in the world- Barrio Yungay

If you're looking for an out-of-the mainstream tour in Santiago de Chile, in this tour you could explore some of the best alleys in Santiago where graffiti have taken over the first neighbourhood ever planned in Chile.
According to Timeout, Yungay is currently having a renaissance due to its  with "accessible, cutting-edge culture and nightlife; brilliant and affordable food and drink" at some incredible holes on the wall.

On this tour we're visiting the most remarkable places in this area (cause it's huge, we're doing only 1/4 of its size:

  • The Quinta normal park 
  • The human rights museum
  • Museum of education (Gabriela Mistral's former school)
  • "Cité" concept
  • Sound Museum
  • The current president's house (believe it or not).
  • Casona compañía
  • The french barber shop and its restaurant.
  • Stop at the Selvaggio bakery before "once time"
  • "Casa Gárgola"
  • Plaza Yungay
  • Álamos palace
  • Metro Cumming (final stop)

Come and join me to explore the B-side of downtown Santiago.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Matucana 466, Santiago, Región Metrop...
    Matucana 466, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
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    I'll be right outside the metro station "quinta normal" but inside the park that you'll see there. I'll be there with my umbrella.

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    Free admission
    Parque Quinta Normal - Matucana
  • 2
    Free admission
    Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos - Matucana
  • 3
    Free admission
    Museo de La Educación Gabriela Mistral - Compañía de Jesús
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Pasaje Adriana Cousiño - Adriana Cousiño
  • 5
    Free admission
    Espacio Gárgola - Maipú
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Lucrecia Valdés de Barros Borgoño
  • 7
    Free admission
    Museo del Sonido - Huérfanos
  • 8
    Outside visit
    House of the president
  • 9
    Free admission
    Casona Compañía - Compañía de Jesús
  • 10
    Free admission
    Peluquería Francesa - Compañía de Jesús
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Selvaggio - Huerfanos
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Yungay Square - Santo Domingo
  • 13
    Outside visit
    Alamos Palace - Santo Domingo
  • 14
    Outside visit

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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Jonathan 06 Jun 2024
Cedar Park

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Diego is friendly and knowledgeable. He took us inside several historical buildings that are not otherwise open to the public. Highly recommended!
Bobby 01 May 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
One of the best walks I've ever done. Diego is just amazing! I'm so happy we joined his tour!
Marlene 27 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Thank you, Diego, for another great tour!
James 20 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
I enjoyed the wide mixture of places we visited. It really made me want to explore the area more deeply as I realized just how many fun and interesting things there are to see and do in Yungay. However the best part for me was Diego's extensive knowledge about so many aspects of life in Chile and local / national history. You can tell that he really cares to provide good information and takes a personal interest in the subject. Really nice tour!
Nik 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Very good English, super nice tour, very offbeat/different to any essential tours in the city but we could not believe how good and hidden gems we could never find on our own. As Diego mentioned also, Yungay in a few years will be the place to be.
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Who is this tour for?

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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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