AvailabilityEvery SINGLE day!
Start LocationPlaza de Armas
What To BringOnly yourself and comfy clothes, maybe slap on some sunscreen!
Are you looking to get the most out of San Pedro in just a few days? If you think football, conspiracy theories and mummies sound like an intriguing combination for a city tour, we think you will remember this 2 hour walking experience.
This tour’s grand finale is a deep dive into the San Pedro cemetery… A tour where you should expect to learn why San Pedro is the epitome of magical realism, why our lovely village has fewer pharmacies per capita than any other in Chile, and how tourists can be less touristy.
Why take a tour with Tours4Tips? This is San Pedro’s 1st and only pay-what-you-like tour according to Tripadvisor! We are proud to be the 1st and only city tour going out daily.
Our freelance Wally’s guides are selected on the basis of how much they love San Pedro and have a passion to share it with you.
Who should avoid our tours? Anxious and pessimistic visitors aren’t welcome; we all left stressful jobs to make less and love more. We take our time to meet, greet and share life stories in 2 hours. We offer private tours if you do not like group tours of 10-15 people.
Plaza de Armas
10am: Find your bilingual freelance Wally guide waiting for you in the middle of the Plaza de Armas in San Pedro. In case you don’t know Wally wears a white and red striped T-shirt (in San Pedro, this is easier to find than the fun kids books).
10:10 am: Discover why a Belgium Jesuit priest is one of San Pedro's most important contemporary figures. Father Gustavo Le Paige might be controversial, but his archeological excavations helped put the Atacameño cultural identity on the international map.
10:30 am: 99% of us are not interested in anything with the word 'biodiversity' but our local guides under-promise and over deliver.
False peppers, algarrobo, chañar and brea can be tied together to explain why locals use the land instead of the limited pharmacies of San Pedro. Not only is the land used for their stomach aches and kidney infections, but in one city block we can show you how to build a home like the locals. PS. We will show you from a distance where to buy the best local arts and crafts at the Pueblo Artesanos.
11:00 am: If you are wanted by the law, do not stop here with us as we discover how hallucinogenics, cocaine and medical plants are part of the past and present. Luckily Chilean police are not corrupt and rather friendly even if the clandestine party organisers in the desert tend to disagree.
We will show you the best Restaurants for dinner, from the most Gourmet to the most local.. A necessary stop is at the Carts, small shops that open only at lunch, they have vegetarian options and are the best choice for the hungry and your pocket.
Football and Foreigners
11:15 am: Afuerino is what they call everyone NOT from here. It is a little negative but discover how to act less touristy on this tour. Chile's most famous hobby (football) happens make our country quite famous, especially Mr. Alexis Sanchez. Learn how Sanchez helped us win 2 consecutive Copa America titles and grasp the generational divide between football optimists and pessimists.
11:45 am: Why are the smaller crosses located at the front of the cemetery? Why are there relatives with different spellings of the same last name? Why is Gustavo Le Paige controversial for the Atacameño people? These questions might not have answers, but a few conspiracy theories will attempt to find the answer.