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Santiago: Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

1. Santiago: Vina Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

Head down Route 68 from Santiago, passing through the Curacavi Valley on this full-day tour. Stop in Casablanca for a courtesy wine and olive oil tasting. Continue to Valparaiso on the Pacific coast. UNESCO declared the city’s historic center a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity. Admire its colorful houses, including La Sebastiana, one of the homes of poet and Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. Next is a visit to the popular seaside resort of Vina del Mar, where you can choose to have lunch at a restaurant. The town is known as the Garden City for its numerous parks and beautiful flowers. Enjoy all the coast until Reñaca the most popular beach area of the region. On the return drive, you’ll visit Via Las Palmas, a unique place with palm trees on its hills.

From Santiago: Highlights of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar

2. 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, squares, and have the chance to take a couple 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.

Wine, Neruda Museum, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

3. Wine, Neruda Museum, Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

The main attractions of the central region in just one day! Visit two of the most important cities of the central coast, Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, and transport yourself to a world filled with poetry, art, culture, cuisine and Chilean traditions. The experience begins in the Casablanca Valley, famous for its wines, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a classic tasting in one of its main vineyards. Continuing towards Valparaiso, to one of the main ports in the country, where the great poet Pablo Neruda´s House Museum La Sebastiana is located. The tour is audio guided, so that you may enjoy and learn about all the curios relics, antiquities and maps that are inside the museum. Followed by a guided walking tour where you will enjoy some of the most emblematic sectors of its coastal hills. Finally, the tour will conclude with a panoramic visit of Viña del Mar, visiting the “Reloj de Flores”, a clock made of flowers then ending with a visit to one of the cities beaches.

Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

4. Santiago: Valparaiso, Viña del Mar, & Casablanca Valley Tour

Your tour will begin as you are collected from your accommodation, from where you will board a coach destined for the coastal towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Once in Valparaiso, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will embark on a panoramic tour of the port and Plaza Sotomayor (Sotomayor Square). Following your tour, you will ascend to the summit of the Concepción and Alegre Hills using traditional elevators. You will then take a break for lunch, during which time you can enjoy some Chilean cuisine at your own expense. Your next stop will be to Viña del Mar, which is known as the "Garden City" for its plethora of greenery. Towards the end of your tour, you will visit a coastal area to observe some sea lions, before traveling to your final stop, the Casablanca Valley. There, you can sample wines at the Indomita Vineyard, before returning to Santiago in the early evening.

Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

5. Santiago: Laguna del Inca and Portillo Small Group Tour

The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned van. You will head north from the city of Santiago taking Los Libertadores highway until the first stop to a giant monument that pertains to one of the most important episodes of Chilean history. Following this you will continue on the road, crossing the Chacabuco Tunnel, to the Aconcagua valley, declared the last winery valley of the country. On the road you will see Mount Aconcagua which has the tallest summit of the western and southern hemisphere. You will get to meet the official pet of Portillo Ski Center, a big St Bernard, which welcomes you to the start of your visit.  You will then have free time to visit the ski resort and the marvelous Inca Lagoon which is located between the mountains, this lagoon also has a beautiful history about an Incan King attached to it. You are also able to take the ski lift and enjoy a lunch with a beautiful view of the lagoon. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel in Santiago.

Casablanca Valley: 4 Vineyards with 1 or 2 Wine Tastings

6. Casablanca Valley: 4 Vineyards with 1 or 2 Wine Tastings

Over the course of your tour, you will visit four wineries that represent the Casablanca Valley’s diversity in wine production, from family-run boutiques to industry big-hitters. Look behind-the-scenes on tours of the facilities, talk to winemakers about the production process, and stroll through beautiful vineyards. This tour lets you choose to buy tastings on-site or prepay for two or three tastings - a value deal for tour-goers only. As you sip, your guide will tell you fun facts about the Chilean wine industry. Get dropped off in Santiago at the end of your tour.

From Santiago: Portillo Inca Lagoon and San Esteban Vineyard

7. From Santiago: Portillo Inca Lagoon and San Esteban Vineyard

Start with pickup from your hotel in Santiago by a professional guide. Travel through spectacular scenery to one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Andes mountains, Portilla Inca Lagoon. Capture photographs of the water’s iridescent turquoise surface and listen to poignant legends of Incan royalty. Marvel at the archaeological park located in a hill in the middle of San Esteban Vineyard in which you will explore walking trails and find its various petroglyphs which belong to the Aconcagua culture. Ascend to the vertiginous altitude of Hotel Portillo ski resort to take in the verdant beauty of San Esteban Vineyard before pleasuring enjoying some samples of local wine.

Pacific Treasures: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Private Tour

8. 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 3-Hour Walking Tour

9. Valparaiso 3-Hour Walking Tour

Get an introduction to Valparaiso on Plaza Sotomayor and admire the 17th-century French-style buildings of the old port and customs area before going to the historic funiculars of Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción. Climb aboard to ride the funicular and get panoramic views. Get closer to the colored houses perched at crazy angles on the labyrinth of streets. Return to the old town to wander the narrow streets and discover the beautiful architecture. End with a trolley bus ride through the port aboard the 2nd oldest transportation service in South America.

Valparaiso 4-Hour City Tour by Van and Funicular

10. Valparaiso 4-Hour City Tour by Van and Funicular

Go to the Cerro Florida for views of La Sebastiana and to see the House-Museum of Pablo Neruda (admission not included). Continue along a scenic road through the hills on the way to Cerro Concepción. Walk along the Paseo Atkinson and hear the history of the immigrants who settled in Valparaiso during its golden age. Descend to Muelle Prat and visit Plaza Sotomayor to see some of the most traditional landmarks of the city, including 17th-century French style buildings. End with a funicular ride to Paseo 21 de Mayo for a stunning view of the port. Take a look at the ocean-facing amphitheater at the Merchant Marine Viewpoint.

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What people are saying about Valparaiso (Region)

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 468 reviews

I knew this would be good but it far exceeded my expectations. Our guide showed us things off the beaten path in a way that made it memorable and very special. We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs. He even acted as our photographer! Highly recommend, the place and the tour company.

This trip was perfectly planned and had a great balance between driving and walking! The views were stunning, the winery was beautiful and delicious and the guide even took pictures of us to send later so we didn’t have to worry about it!

It was so fast and very well comminication after we fixed our trip. They called us and pick us up from location on time. Our guide Helen and driver was so good. It is worth to arrange it. Thank you for all

Very interesting tour of the historic Valparaiso with the afternoon at the beach. Pick up was from the hotel and the guide was excellent.

Evelyn organized an intensive and well scheduled tour. Aside the tour she can explain everything about what you see around you.