Flower Clock, Viña del Mar: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

1. From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

Start your day with pickup from your accommodation in Santiago and travel 120 km towards the Pacific Ocean to discover the cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Spend your day in two of the most famous cities in Chile with their very different in characteristics. First, stop at the multicolored port city of Valparaíso, where you will learn its history and discover why it is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Walk among the valleys and discover the poetic, artistic, and historic characteristics of the city. Stop at some lookouts, and squares, and have the chance to take some pictures of the sea lions at the port. From there, the tour will continue to Viña del Mar - a more sophisticated town with resorts, casinos, and luxurious neighborhoods.  Here, you will have the chance to eat lunch and visit the main sights of the city, such as the beach, the flower clock, and a Moai brought from Easter Island. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Santiago.

Tour Valparaiso + Viña del mar

2. Tour Valparaiso + Viña del mar

Come to know the wonderful Valparaíso Region. We will pass through Casablanca Valley where you will visit a wine store in which we will taste a local product. You will enjoy a tour where culture and art are combined. You will walk in some of the of the Valparaíso streets, city declared as national heritage site by UNESCO, its beatiful and artistics hills, the coloured houses, murals, grafittis and architecture. You will get to know Viña del Mar, the "Garden City", its architecture, Reloj de Flores (Flowers Clock), coastal edge and an Easter Island Moai. The stop for lunch will be at one of the best restaurants of Viña del Mar, an ancient castle with a wonderful view of the ocean. The lunch is not included in the price of the tour.

Valparaíso: Full-Day Private Tour with Funicular Ride

3. Valparaíso: Full-Day Private Tour with Funicular Ride

Explore Valparaíso on this private full-day tour, visit a fishermen village, iconic streets, and beautiful parks. Admire the colorful city and make the most of your time in Chile. Get picked up from your accommodation and travel into the city with your driver. Drive to the fish market where you can have a look at the unique and vibrant fish on offer and see the boats arriving with the fresh produce. Discover Viña del Mar with its Flower Clock made in 1962 that's still ticking. Head to Parque Museo Fonck to see the Easter Island original statue, and then go to admire the Oceanic Rock and the Sea Lions sanctuary. Marvel at the magnificent views of Reñaca Beach and ConCon Beach on the way. In the city, ride the hillside funiculars that will take you up into the city's steep hills, where a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys reveals brightly colored buildings, bohemian cafes, elegant restaurants, and street art on hidden alleys. Head to two of the most famous and eclectic hills, Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre. Your guide will bring you to enjoy local cuisine of fresh seafood, seasonal produce, and fine coastal white wines in one of the various restaurants nestled in these picturesque hills. Enjoy a short ride back down the funicular after the city tour and return to the car to head back to the starting point.

Viña del Mar and Valparaiso Full Day

4. Viña del Mar and Valparaiso Full Day

We will pick you up at your accommodation to start our tour in the famous Flower Clock in Viña Del Mar. Be prepared to marvel at the picturesque landscapes that seamlessly blend with the captivating architecture. Explore the stunning beaches that stretch along the coastline, inviting you to bask in their tranquility and their beauty. As you wander through the city's elegant streets, you'll encounter an abundance of lush gardens, vibrant parks, as Quinta Vergara, and meticulously preserved historic buildings, each contributing to the unique ambiance that defines Viña Del Mar. Venturing further, you'll find yourself in Valparaiso, a city like no other. Prepare to be enchanted by its bohemian spirit and the eclectic mix of colors that adorn its hillsides. Stroll through its winding streets, adorned with intricate street art that tells stories of the city's vibrant history and creative soul. Allow yourself to be transported into a world of sensory delights as you sample the local cuisine, infused with flavors that reflect Valparaiso's diverse cultural influences. Here we will visit the Baburizza Palace and a bohemian Art Gallery and also be transported by funiculars and Trolley Bus. Finally we'll go to have an Beer Tasting in Cerro Alegre Hill to finish our tour and drop you off at your accommodation.

Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and Casablanca Full Day Experience

5. Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and Casablanca Full Day Experience

We'll explore the neighboring city of Viña del Mar, known as the "Garden City" for its beautiful parks and gardens. We'll visit the famous Flower Clock, an iconic landmark, and stroll along the charming coastal promenade. Enjoy the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the beaches. Visit the Quinta Vergara and the amazing Vergara Palace. Then embark to visit the colorful and bohemian city of Valparaíso. This Unesco World Heritage Site is renowned for its artistic expression, vibrant street art, and unique architecture. Explore the historic downtown area, taking in the picturesque hillsides adorned with colorful houses. We'll visit the famous Ascensor Reina Victoria, a traditional funicular, to enjoy panoramic views of the city and the bay. Finally Casablanca is known for its picturesque vineyards, producing some of Chile's finest wines. We'll visit a local winery, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the wine-making process and sample a variety of exquisite wines.

Pacific Treasures: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Private Tour

6. Pacific Treasures: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Private Tour

No trip to Chile is complete without visiting the colorful coastal cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Your tour begins with hotel pickup followed by an hour and a half drive to the Chilean coastline. Start the drive along the coast in Concón, known for its seaside restaurants and surf shops. Pass by the impressive Concón Sand Dunes with their panoramic views of Valparaiso Harbor. The tour continues past the popular beach town of Reñaca, where you can usually spot sea lions lying on the coastal rocks. Then, drive through Viña del Mar, Chile’s “Garden City,” where you will see the city’s landmarks, including the Flower Clock and Casino, a “Moai” statue from Easter Island, as well as the city’s pristine beaches. Afterward, reach your main destination, Plaza Sotomayor, the heart of Valparaiso. Then, take an old funicular up to Concepcion and Alegre Hills. Bohemian and colorful, Valparaiso’s maze of hills has long inspired poets and writers. YDiscover something new at every turn – a gem of a building, a remarkable art gallery, or a little gastronomic ‘find.’ Revel in the architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Stroll along its narrow streets, climb its endless staircases, and enjoy panoramic views from its many lofty lookout points.

Valparaiso: Street Art Tour + Lunch in a small group

7. Valparaiso: Street Art Tour + Lunch in a small group

Paradise Valley also known as Valparaiso is located on central Chile’s Pacific Coast, was first inhabited by the fishing and gathering natives, Changos, until the arrival of Spanish explorers in 1536. It soon became the first and most important main port for international trade and a required stopover for all ships crossing between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans via the Strait of Magellan and Cape Horn, this attracted immigrants from England, Germany, Italy, and France, among others. The influence of the immigrants is highly reflected in the architecture and identity of the city. In 2003, Valparaíso was named a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, somewhat re-awakening its economy through tourism. The vibrant colors, lifts, restaurants, artisan shops, and endless stairs attract tourists and, recently, luxury cruise ships to the port town. Immerse in the history of this colorful city, explore different alleys with their unique street art. Walk in a small group with a personalized local Chilean guide and ask all the questions you can have. Taste local food in a restaurant with a beautiful view.

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What people are saying about Flower Clock, Viña del Mar

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 145 reviews

when I saw the price and what the tour actually contained I was hesitant. however Yuri, the tour guide was incredible. and the trip was great also. you definitely want to see Valparaiso. the art is incredible. lunch was expensive, I opted for a salad to keep it low but you don't have to eat at the restaurant suggested

The tour started on time and was completed in 10 hours as advertised. We were able to visit everything described with enough time to enjoy the sites. Nicole was very professional in conducting the tour in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Beautiful area and our guide was truly special. Sean speaks perfect English and shared so much information with us. He even took pictures of our group with his own camera and emailed them to us. Exceptional!

Great and easy trip. Knowledgeable guide that spoke various languages. Worth the money!

Gabriel is very knowledgable and super friendly. We enjoyed the trip very much!