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Valparaíso UNESCO sites

Our most recommended Valparaíso UNESCO sites

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

1. 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.

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, 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.

Valparaiso 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. 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.

Pacific Treasures: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Private Tour

4. 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.

Santiago: Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

5. Santiago: Tour to Valparaiso and Casablanca

Your tour will begin as you head to Valparaiso, the main port of Chile and one of the most important since the conquest of America. Its incomparable patrimonial wealth is why UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 2003. Throughout this tour, you will walk down the streets and hills of Valparaiso, which are sure to surprise you with history hiding behind every corner. You will discover old elevators, colorful stairways, and viewpoints of the endless sea. You will also explore the colorful hills with their unique architecture, many of which are decorated with well-adorned graffiti made by famous local and international artists. The next visit will be to one of the most beautiful vineyards in Casablanca Valley, where you will taste their delicious wines also have access to sale prices at the store. This 9-hour, small-group tour will eventually end with drop off back at the cruise ship terminal in San Antonio port, at the specific time requested.

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

6. Santiago: Viña Del Mar, Valparaiso, Casablanca & Reñaca Tour

Head out from Santiago to some of the most emblematic destinations within Chile, like Valparíso and Viña del Mar, as well as stopping by one of the best wine markets in Casablanca on your way and a visit to the famous Reñaca beach. Marvel at the towering Andean mountains that flank the road to your full-day tour outside of Santiago. You will stop at Río Tinto in the town of Casablanca, a wine market in the middle of Chilean wine country, for a complimentary glass of wine and an olive oil tasting. Afterward, visit Valparaíso and its city center which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its charming and picturesque houses include La Sebastiana, one of the houses of Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda. Your next stop is Viña del Mar, famed for its music scene and its numerous parks and gardens, which have earned it the nickname of the Garden City. Head along the coastline northwards to visit Reñaca, the most popular beach area in the region.

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What people are saying about Valparaíso

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

One could almost say that our guide Gabriel was the highlight of the tour. Super friendly from the first to the last minute. Great info on pickup via WhatsApp. The explanations perfectly in 3 languages and also the general life now in Chile he brought us closer. Full 5 stars from me.

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!

Miguel was excellent guide. His knowledge of history, area and wine was exceptional. Well worth the time and money!

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