Book airfare to Santiago, Chile for a vacation in a paradise that offers both beautiful beaches and gorgeous mountains. Your Santiago flight will arrive at the Aeropuerto de Santiago, which offers all of the common amenities that you would expect from any major airport, such as dining and shopping, as well as VIP and business lounges, and free Wi-Fi to catch up on email while you wait for your flight. When it is time to head to your hotel, there are a few options for transportation such as taxis, a minibus system called Transvip, and several bus lines.
The public transportation system in and around Santiago is relatively sophisticated and inexpensive. There are traditional buses as well as La Micro, which is a system of microbuses called Transantiago. To use La Micro you will need to purchase a smart travel card called the BIP and charge it with money. You can also take advantage of the Metro, a railway system that travels around the city, or the Colectivo which is a cross between a microbus and a taxi and just as inexpensive as the buses. Car rentals are also widely available.
There are plenty of cultural attractions to enjoy in the beautiful city of Santiago. You can visit La Chascona, Pablo Nerudo's home, or the Museum of Pre Columbian Art. Take in the beautiful scenery by heading to San Cristobal Hill and enjoy a gondola ride to the top. If you tend to enjoy taking tours, there are many of those available as well. Adventurous tourists will probably enjoy the Chile Off Track Day Tours for things like horseback riding and rafting. There are also multiple options for bike tours.
If you've saved money on your cheap flight to Santiago, you might want to do some shopping. Visit the street vendors to find unique treasures. There are plenty of pedestrian shopping streets in every district in Santiago. If you prefer upscale and air conditioned, there are plenty of shopping malls as well. When it is time to eat, make sure you try some of the local fare at El Otro Sitio. When you are ready to enjoy a few drinks, head over to La Feria or Galpon 9 for dancing and the occasional live band. Whatever you enjoy on vacation, you will be glad you booked a flight to Santiago, as there is something for everyone.