3. Valparaíso: A Private Tour with an experienced local guide.
Quaint hillside 'ascensores' (funiculars) will bring 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 of course we'll explore the street art on hidden alleys. We'll scout two of the most famous and eclectic hills: Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre. Afterwards, you will enjoy local cuisine inspired by the fresh seafood & fish, seasonal produce and fine coastal white wines in one of the various restaurants nestled in these picturesque hills. Also we'll enjoy visiting Viña del Mar with its Easter Island original extant statue, the Oceanic Rock, the Sea Lions sanctuary along the magnificent beaches of Reñaca and ConCon and a unique and a vibrant Fish Market where you can see the boats arriving with the fresh produce. Itinerary: You'll get picked up in the morning at Santiago (or Valparaíso or Viña del Mar) 1) Fish Market (Caleta Portales) Stop: 50 minutes -Enjoy visiting this Fish Market just by the ocean where fisherman line their old and colourful boats side by side selling their daily catch. 2) Viña del Mar Flower Clock Stop: 5 minutes -This famous clock was built for the 1962 Soccer World Fifa Cup; this fully functioning botanical clock is still ticking. 3) Easter Island Statue (Moai) Stop: 15 minutes -'Moai' are monolithic human figures carved by the 'Rapa Nui' people on Easter Island in eastern Polynesia between the years 1250 and 1500. Carved at 'Rano Raraku', the main 'moai' quarry, these statues were transported from there and set on stone platforms called 'ahu' around the island's perimeter. 4) Auguste Rodin Original Bronze Statue Stop: 10 minutes -'La defense' is an original Auguste Rodin bronze statue signed by the artist. This sculpture was originally made by the artist to commemorate the defense of Paris during the French-Prussian War. 5) Roca Oceánica Stop: 30 minutes -This attraction is the lowermost and oldest outcropping formation in the Chilean Central Coast and it was generated in the 'Quaternary Period', 25 million years ago. As far as their geological aspect, this place is considered a unique site as various climatic, petrographic, topographic, oceanic, biogeographic and phytogeographic aspects. 6) Paseo Galvez, Valparaíso Stop: 20 minutes 7) Paseo Gervasoni Stop: 15 minutes -Walking tour showing architecture and street art 8) Paseo Atkinson Stop: 15 minutes -Walking tour showing architecture and street art 9) Paseo Dimalow Stop: 10 minutes -Walking tour showing architecture and street art 10) Atahualpa Street Stop: 25 minutes -Atahualpa lane is such an exceptional spot where each door has been decorated by a different artist. 11) Ascensor Concepción (elevator/lift) Stop: 20 minutes - A short but steep ride down and back to the original point. Let's have fun! 12) Sotomayor Square (pass by) After this you'll return to the departure point.