Day trip

From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

Activity provider: Ruta Chile

From Santiago: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar Day Tour

Activity provider: Ruta Chile

From US$ 70 per person

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Valparaíso and the beach resort of Viña del Mar during a must-do day trip from Santiago.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from centrally located hotels and accomodation in Providencia district, Santiago Centro district (until Av. General Velazquez), Vitacura, and Las Condes districts ( until Av. Manquehue). The bus will pick up all customers from 7:30-9:00 am to start the tour.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See all of the most important sights in Valparaiso and Viña del Mar
  • Stop in Quinta Vergara, known for the international song festival
  • Relax on the Reñaca Beach in Viña del Mar
Full description
Starting from your hotel in Santiago, meet your guide and travel 120 km to the Pacific Ocean through the Curacavi Valley where you will have the chance to see diverse scenery. On the road, stop in the typical hostelry Millahue for the chance to taste the typical Chilean drink, the "chicha". Arrive in Valparaiso and admire the amazing houses on the hills. Take a sightseeing tour of Victoria Square, Sotomayor Square, the naval heroes monument, and the May 21st Lookout. Take a walk into the hills, using 1 or 2 elevators or explore the bay area. Next stop in Viña del Mar, the city known as the Garden City. Explore some remarkable locations in the resort town including the floral clock, the Casino, and Reñaca beach where you'll have time to stop for lunch at your own expense. After lunch, spend a bit more free time to enjoy relaxing on the beach. Finally, before taking the coast road back to Santiago, stop at the Quinta Vergara, a place known for the international song festival. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Santiago.
Includes
  • Return transfer from your hotel in Santiago
  • Specialized guide
  • Transportation by car or minibus
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fee to La Sebastiana
  • Ride on Valparaiso's funicular
  • National Maritime Museum
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Food, drinks, funicular ticket, and entrance fees for La Sebastiana and Maritime Museum are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 241 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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José Luis as a tour guide and Bernardo as a driver were excellent, they shared a lot of information about it, they gave us typical desserts, we listened to local music, they explained the street arts to us, we were even able to appreciate how they painted one and they took us to eat at a good place. In addition to complete explanations about Viña del Mar

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September 1, 2022

We were picked up from our hotel on time, then our guide joined us. We were the only guests and the guide told us a lot about the country and its people. He answered all of our questions and accompanied us perfectly through the day. Everything was beautiful, we would book it again and again.

April 1, 2020

The bus arrived on time for the pick-up and the tour of Valparaiso (“Valpo” according to our guide, as the Chileans will shorten anything they can) was interesting - particularly the street art. You do need to be able to walk down steps for this part of the tour. Unfortunately, 2 members of the group went AWOL (no fault of the guide), so we lost some time waiting for them and our tour of Vina was somewhat curtailed. Our driver also had to take a diversion on the way back to avoid the road closures in Santiago.

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March 16, 2020

Product ID: 82452