With its colorful houses tumbling down the hillside to the port and its historic center designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaiso is one of the most picturesque towns along Chile’s Pacific Coast. Here are your options for touring Valparaiso from Santiago.
Full-day tours to Valparaiso are often combined with a visit to coastal cities such as the Garden City of Viña del Mar, a wine tour of the Emiliana vineyards, or a stop at nearby attractions like the ConCón sand dunes. Hotel pickup and round-trip transport is usually included, and some tours also include lunch. For a more personalized experience, choose a small-group tour with limited numbers.
Opting for a private tour means you’ll benefit from the undivided attention of your tour guide and have chance to customize your tour to your preferences. Private tours typically include round-trip transport from your Santiago city hotel and a walking tour of Valparaiso’s historic center, while possible extras include a Valparaiso harbor cruise, wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley, or a horseback riding excursion or surfing lesson on Concon beach.
Things to Know
- Valparaiso is located about 70 miles (115 kilometers) northwest of Santiago on Chile’s Pacific Coast.
- Full-day tours from Santiago typically last between eight and 10 hours and include hotel pickup and round-trip transport.
- Be sure to wear comfortable shoes to navigate Valparaiso’s hilly streets and cobblestones.