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Immerse yourself in the color and creative heritage of Valparaiso, a UNESCO-listed town perched on the shores of the Pacific, on this 8.5-hour tour from Santiago. Travel as locals do on a public bus and visit some of Valparaiso’s most interesting sites, including the renowned Ascensores de Valparaiso — hillside elevators that offer spectacular views. See, too, vibrant graffiti and learn about the unique provinces’ culture and history. Lunch is included on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
8.5-hour tour of Valparaiso from Santiago
Escape the city and capture the coastal charm of UNESCO-listed Valparaiso
Travel like a local on a public bus and learn about Valparaiso's history and culture
Visit the famous Ascensores de Valparaiso and admire countless examples of graffiti
Enjoy lunch and transport from Santiago in an air-conditioned vehicle
Your tour begins outside of Pajaritos metro station, where you’ll greet your guide and board a public bus destined for Valparaiso. During the 1.5-hour journey, your guide offers a cultural and historical over of the UNESCO-listed city, whose brightly colored houses tumble into the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
On arrival, you’ll head straight to Valparaiso’s famous ascensores (elevators) and ride to the summit of hills including Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción. Absrob panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, pass streets laden with graffiti containing social and political messages.
In between exploring, you’ll revitalize with a typical Chilean lunch before taking the bus back to Santiago full of bohemian spirit.
Margareta was a very personable, knowledgeable guide. It was a pleasure touring Valparaiso with her! I also liked the fact that the tour included a ride on one of Valparaiso's inclines and a very tasty lunch.
The trip to Valparaiso was wonderful and my tour guide, Macarena, was incredibly nice and knowledgeable. It felt like I had a crush course on Chilean culture since Macarena was able to provide answers that were clear and informative without being overwhelming. She obviously loves her job and is truly gifted as a tour guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know Valparaiso from the inside.
Macarena is an excellent guide, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The walking is mainly downhill during which you see a lot of amazing street art, visit art shops, have lunch in a restaurant popular with the locals, live music, and ride a funicular.If you have a spare day, DO IT!
I was the only person on the tour this day, so I had the pleasure of having a very personalised tour. My guide Macarena was amazing!! She was friendly and warm - her local knowledge was outstanding. It's a pleasure to tour with someone with such an obvious passion for what they do. Highly recommended!
This intimate exploration of Valparaiso was led by Macarena -- a superb travel guide. She had to turn a terrible day due to heavy rain only day we could go on this tour into a very positive experience. Walking through the quiet streets with close-up connections to Valparaiso's famous wall art was memorable -- Macarena knew extensive knowledge of the artists who did many of the paintings and the meaning of the collages. Lunch in a true Chilean restaurant was fun, especially since Chile was planning in the Federation Cup at the lunch hour and many avid fans were watching the match in the restaurant. This tour was put together very well. Enjoyed the range of activities, the quality of the guide, and the depth of knowledge gained.
This tour was wonderful. Macarena is probably the most friendly and down to earth person you will ever encounter.
We explored the city on foot and had a lovely traditional lunch at a local restaurant.
By doing this tour you will see much more than you would if you did the traditional Vina del Mar-Valparaiso bus tours.
Wonderful walking tour of Valparaiso! Our guide was truly wonderful and very knowledgeable of the local area. She knew many of the hidden, off-the-beaten-path locations for excellent photos. Overall, I had a wonderful trip and would recommend it to others.