• Polaroid Photo Tour Santiago

    Santiago Urban Tour

The Urban Tour

Join Camilo and explore Santiago de Chile off the beaten track. Use a vintage Polaroid camera and create your own unique souvenirs!

Use the calendar below to select your date and book online!


  • Location

    Santiago, Chile

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Photo Guides

    Local & English Speaking

  • Group Size

    Maximum 8 People

  • Price

    Standard Ticket US$ 99/EUR 85

  • Booking

    Instant Confirmation

Get off the beaten tracks and explore Santiago’s vibrant Street Art and Graffiti scene

We show you all the best angles. No previous photography knowledge needed!

You will be taught how to use the vintage Polaroid camera from the 1990s at the beginning of the tour.

Your local guide will help you find out how to create your own meaningful photo memories!

We start our sightseeing adventure in an underground train station. There you will learn about the history of street art and muralism in Chile.

Bonus: This way you will also learn about how to use the city’s metro system!

During our tour, you will have the chance to visit and explore the San Miguel Open Air Museum. The museum is a social project that started in 2010 and has become the most relevant space for muralism and street art in Santiago.

You will be able to talk to the people from the project to find out more about the political impact of street art and references on how it has transformed the country.

This will help you understand the “real” lifestyle of a Chilean families, their traditional costumes and their expectations for the future. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the real essence of the Chilean identity and to learn about the way we live in this part of the world.

Check out the tour itinerary for more info



    • Choose your date and time from the tour calendar.
    • Follow the booking process to book and pay your tickets online.
    • The booking and payment is processed by our partner FareHarbor. They charge a small booking fee in addition to the ticket price.
  • Payment options:
    • Credit cards
    • If you do not own a credit card but want to book a tour, just contact us at booking@instant.tours
  • Cut-Off Times: Tours can be booked online up until 12 hrs. prior the scheduled departure time. If a date has existing bookings it can be be booked up until 4 hours to the departure.
  • Short-Term Inquiries: If you like to join a tour within 12 hrs. to the departure just drop us a line. We try to make it happen: santiago@instant.tours
  • Private Tours: You want to book a tour but cannot find a suitable date? Inquire via e-mail and we will try scheduling one.

If you have questions, check out our FAQs, call us at +56 945 566 319 or write an email to santiago@instant.tours

We have planned a great tour for you. Exploring Santiago de Chile…

  • …we find out more about underground train street art
  • …we visit the San Miguel district
  • …we explore a huge open air graffiti and street art museum with 5000 square meters and over 50 amazing murals
  • …we visit a vibrant street market and learn more about the local fruits and vegetables (on Thursdays only)
  • …we have a chat with the people from the museum to learn more about the social and cultural impact of street art in Chile
  • Standard Ticket includes vintage Polaroid rental camera and one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR (about 22 USD)
  • No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film. Perfect for someone who wants to use their own camera or accompany someone on the tour
  • Address: Cultural Gabriela Mistral, Av Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 227
    You can find more info about the meeting point right above.

About 180 minutes including the introduction to the Polaroid camera and the instant film.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9:00 AM. Please check the tour calendar for details.

No minimum group size. Average maximum group size is eight.

The tour is operated in English. However all tour guides speak Spanish as well.

  • Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera for the duration of the trip
  • 1 Pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR (about US$ 22)
  • 1 Bottle of Water
  • Entry to the museum
  • Return-ticket for the metro
  • Introduction to instant photography
  • English speaking personal photo guide. Your guide is a Santiago local who is happy to answer questions you have about Santiago de Chile, recommend places to eat, give tips on what to see and where to go and much more. But please be aware of the fact that your guide is not a professional tourist guide.
  • The No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cancellations: If you have to change or cancel a tour please let us know as soon as possible. Just write an email to booking@instant.tours. Within 48 hours prior your booked tours departure, we will refund you with the total amount paid.
  • Short-term cancellations (less than 48 hours before the tour’s departure): We will try to reschedule the tour with you. If we aren’t able to do so, a short-term cancellation will result in full payment of the agreed tour price for the scheduled time.
  • No-Shows: Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time. If you do not show at the meeting point within 15 minutes after the scheduled departure of your tour we consider you a no-show. This means that you might not be able to join the tour and no refund will be given. If you already know that you might not be on time, please contract us via e-mail or call your local tour host.
  • Changes: If you want to change the date and/or time of your trip you must contact us as soon as possible in writing at booking@instant.tours. We will try to reschedule your trip with you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this, as changes are subject to availability at the time.
  • Bad Weather: In most cases we meet you at the meeting point. There we will discuss our options, which are: rescheduling the tour, cancelling and refunding or running it anyway. In rare cases we cancel the tour beforehand by informing you via email and/or phone. If the tour you booked got cancelled due to bad weather we will try to reschedule it. In case the suggested options are not viable for you we will give you full refund.
  • For details please view our Terms and Conditions here

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Santiago

We meet at the Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral. This is where you’ll find your guide (having a Polaroid camera around his or her neck).

Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time.

Ending Point

Ending Point Santiago Urban

Your tour ends at the Museo a Cielo Abierto (Open Air Museum), Avenida Departamental 1390, San Miguel. There, we will review your pictures, answer your questions about what to do in Santiago, recommend places to eat and give tips on what to see and where to go.

Add even more fun to your tour! Choose between one or more of our awesome tour add-ons. Just add them during the checkout. You will receive your purchase at the tour!

Available at this tour:

  • Color 600 Film – Additional Polaroid Originals Color 600 film. 8 exposures per pack
  • Group Picture – Your guide takes a portrait or group picture for you to keep
  • Private Tour – Choose this option to make your tour a private one



“We really had a great time! Nora and Gilbert led us through a very well thought tour of the city and taking Polaroid pictures was extremely exciting.”
Fabio, Italy

Santiago Urban

“This was, by far, our favorite activity during our time in Vienna. Loved to show the vintage style pictures to my family and friends!”
Callie, USA

Santiago Urban

“I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. I am a student and found the tour to be exceptionally well priced.“
Cassidy, Ireland

Santiago Urban