Chile: VIP package to Lollapalooza fest and parties in Santiago

Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger

Lollapalooza on the flip side of the world? The 2012 mega-concert is slated for August in Chicago’s Grant Park, but here’s a way to get a jump on the music.

Lollapalooza Chile 2012 comes to Santiago for the second time for a two-day festival March 31 and April 1 with headliners Foo Fighters, Bjork and Arctic Monkeys as well as Latin American acts such as Los Jaivas and Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas. In all, more than 50 performers and bands will take the stages (six in all) at O’Higgins Park. 

Santiago Adventures offers a package that takes you there in style. The three-night tour includes VIP tickets  to the festival and after-parties on both days, an afternoon of wine-tasting, a tour of Santiago and three nights at a top hotel.

Dates: The tour runs March 30-April 2.


Price:  $1,795 per person, based on double occupancy. It includes three nights at the W Hotel or Noi Santiago, two-day VIP festival admission, food and beverage vouchers at the festival, after parties, wine tasting, a tour of Santiago and more. Separately, the best room rate I could find at the W was $469 a day and the best price on a two-day VIP pass was $333 a person. Note that this package does not include airfare, but the extras make it worth considering. (There’s also a $750 package that includes regular festival admission and stays at a mid-range hotel.)

Contact:  Santiago Adventures, (802) 904-6798