On Sept 20 we took a morning bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas and then we took a 3 hour flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago. We arrived at our Airbnb in the architecture district of Lastarria (which is really beautiful!!) and then went to the grocery store to get some ingredients for dinner and breakfast the next morning.
We spent the morning of Sept 21 doing a lot of laundry since most of our clothes were dirty from the W Trek. We grabbed lunch at Empoprio La Rosa, which we later learned is a famous ice cream shop in Santiago (ooops). After lunch we went on the famous “Wally” walking tour to see the highlights of the city. The 3 hour tour was absolutely worth it – we learned about “quiltros” (the street dogs that are super friendly and part of the culture in Santiago), the famous coffee “with legs” culture, and the political history of the city. After the tour we grabbed a drink and light dinner at CH PE to have Chilean “pisco” (the brandy of South America) drinks.
We woke up early on Sept 22 to hike Cerro San Cristóbal. It took us about 45 min to get up and 30 min to get down. The views from the top were beautiful!!!
After the hike we packed up and left the Airbnb for the airport. Time to go to wine country (aka Mendoza, Argentina)!! 🍷