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Santiago was named the best travel destination by New York Times in 2011 Travel section.
This is not only because of the post card worthy photos to be found around every corner, but because of the fascinating political and cultural history behind many of those snapshots.
Please note this bicycle tour is NOT for everyone. It is very political, but very honest. In the word’s of a customer copied below “This tour wouldn’t be for everyone on their vacation, but if you want to learn about the recent history of this country I would highly recommend it.”
The 17-year military dictatorship (1973-1990) of General Augusto Pinochet left Chile with a dramatic human rights legacy. The tour provides a profound look into Chile’s past and present, as well as forces shaping the future. Both the full and half day walking tour take you to the main sites in and around Santiago affected by the military government. This tour stands out because it gives you the opportunity to see where this history happened as well as understand the contradictory opinions on what the Pinochet regime did to Chile.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your tour, you will not be expected to pay one peso for the tour. We believe what we do to be highly professional and of great quality, so it is not hard for us to stand behind our product.
Your experience includes:
1) Exploring the recent history of the Chilean military dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, who took the government over on September 11, 1973 by force.
2) Discovering the sociological and political after-effects of the Pinochet regime that ruled from September 11, 1973 until the democratic referendum in 1988.
3) Exploring specific sites that serve as a reminder of Pinochet’s reign over Chilean society for almost two decades. From the Presidential Palace that he bombarded on September 11th to the actual buildings that were used to torture his political opposition, these sites will make you want to learn, read, and talk to Chileans more about these turbulent years.
4) Visiting the General Cemetery where both members of the Pinochet regime are buried alongside those disappeared or killed by the military dictatorship. This tour will visit President Salvador Allende’s tomb and memorial to his legacy that lives on past the day he committed suicide in the Presidential Palace.