This tour I’m about to describe should be considered by those persons that are planning to visit Santiago. Going up to the Sky Costanera building is an excellent choice for foreigners visiting Chile and this tour is a great way to do it.
I entered a Facebook giveaway for a Happy in the Sky tour for two, which included a visit to Sky Costanera, the tallest building in Latin America. I knew about Happy Ending Tours and I wanted to experience the Happy in the Sky tour to recommend it to foreigners coming to Santiago, so being the lucky winner was a fantastic opportunity.
Sky Costanera, the starting point
The tour starts at the door of your hotel or wherever you are staying at, where a perfectly equipped van will pick you up. My friend and I went straight to Sky Costanera, located in Providencia, because we were really close by.
The other people who hired the tour started arriving. This time we were accompanied by a group of Brazilians who were celebrating a birthday. Therefore the host who was assigned to the group spoke fluent Portuguese and Spanish. We were also accompanied at all times by a professional photographer and a Sky Costanera guide who also spoke several languages, including Portuguese and English.
Around 8 pm we went up to the Sky Costanera viewpoint where you can 360 views of the beautiful city of Santiago, the place where I grew up. The views are absolutely stunning. It was my first time there and we had a lot of space for the group.
Then we toasted with champagne with the other guests. The photographer took a lot of pictures of us and he gave us an instant photograph as a souvenir.
We got in the van and we headed to the Vietnam Discovery restaurant. I was very pleased because last year I visited Southeast Asia and I fell in love with Vietnamese people and their gastronomy. What I liked the most is that, when you arrive, you can’t imagine how the restaurant looks inside: it’s absolutely beautiful, a space that transports you to the most elegant places of Hanoi.
The dinner included several typical Vietnamese dishes, obviously, and a pisco sour, a local drink that combines perfectly with this type of flavors.Thomas, the French owner of Vietnam Discovery, came over to our table to explain each dish and tell us a little about his life in Vietnam.
Then we got into the van to our final destinations for the night. We went to one of the most legendary clubs in the city of Santiago, the Eve disco in Vitacura neighborhood. And despite being Tuesday, it was on fire! We made another toast and we all went dancing: the Brazilians stayed in the main floor where reggaeton was played. My friend and I went to the secondary lounge where a DJ played electronic music.
Andrés from Happy Ending Tour approached us every few minutes to make sure everything was working perfectly. Around 3:30 am we headed to our respective hotels. In my case, I was delivered at my home.
Overall, Happy in the Sky is an excellent choice for foreigners visiting Chile and even for local tourists.
Happy Ending Tour is the only tourist option in the country that takes you to visit Santiago from a panoramic view in 360 degrees at more than 300 meters height.
The tour includes:
- Round trip transportation from hotel / hostel / apart hotel.
- Entrance with a guided tour to Mirador Sky Costanera + Guided tour Santiago in º360.
- One (1) courtesy drink at Mirador Sky Costanera (Sparkling or Pisco Sour).
- One (1) instant photo of memory.
- Dinner in a specialty restaurant. Includes two appetizer options, three main dish options, and dessert.
- Tip restaurant service.
- VIP access to a club with a complimentary drink.
- Priority VIP entry at all stops.
You can book a Happy in the Sky tour or check other options available at Happy Ending Tour, like “Wild On Pub Crawl” or “Drings and Dancing”.
This is not a paid review of Sky Costanera or Happy in the Sky. All comments are my own.