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Valparaíso is the struggle between sea and land, between mankind and its need to inhabit the world. That is why houses cling to the hills, and even the same hills seem to be always ready to pounce at the sea. Seen from afar, Valparaíso seems to be a horseshoe or, why not, like a deep embrace to the ocean that allowed it to live longer. Inside, the streets of the port still murmur stories of sailors and lost ships, mermaids and men who got lost forever in its countless stairs. This tour is designed so that you walk through the streets between the hills and you read the stories painted in the walls. You will see how the sea breeze strokes the clothes hanging from balconies like flags or as if to say goodbye with a handkerchief. We want you to smell the old wood of the funiculars and see close enough the feet of the porteño at each step of the stairs ending the route in La Sebastiana, house of Neruda, the most loved poet, where each object represent a moment that the sea once dreamed about. The city of Valparaíso is the headquarters for the Chilean National Congress and the historic quarter of the city was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003. In addition, Valparaíso is also the headquarters of other important state departments such as the Chilean Navy, the National Customs Service and the Ministry of Culture and Arts. To sum up, on this tour to Valparaíso we feel its contrasts, breathe its history, respect its importance and enjoy its beauty. We visit the hills that characterize the city landscape and museums that tells us the life contained within going over its unique streets.

 

Important Information:

Duration: 8 hours approx.
Schedule: Departure 08:30 (to be confirmed) – drop-off at hotel 17:30/18:00 (approx.).
Language: English.
Minimum required to cover the trip: 2 adults.

Itinerary:

  • Seaport of Valparaíso
  • Cerro Bellavista
  • La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda house)
  • Plaza Sotomayor
  • Reina Victoria funicular
  • Cerro Alegre
  • Paseo Atkinson
  • Cerro Concepción
  • Paseo Yugoslavo
  • El Peral funicular
  • Cerro Artillería
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Mirador and craft fair, 21 de Mayo.

Includes:

  • Entrance fee to La Sebastiana.
  • Entrance fee to Reina Victoria funicular.
  • Entrance fee to El Peral funicular.
  • Entrance fee to the National Maritime Museum.
  • Guided trip transfer.
  • Passengers insurance for the trip by vehicle.
  • Pick-up at the door of your lodging (valid for lodgings in tourist circuit).

Price

Adult:  CLP$ 61.900 per person (2019 prices)
Children under 1 year old, do not pay.

  • In Cerro Alegre, we will establish a meeting point and you are free to have lunch wherever you wish. Our guides will be happy to give you some directions or orientations in case you need it.
  • We strongly recommend the use of sunscreen and to bring sunglasses, lightweight warm clothes.
  • This tour includes a walk of approximately two hours.
  • Tour available during the whole year from Tuesday to Sunday. Museums in Chile are closed on Mondays due to maintenance.
  • Rainy months: Between May and August.

Cancellation due to Weather Conditions:

Indo pro Chile tours will only be suspended if the weather conditions hinder the realization of them, or local authorities close access for safety. In this case the tour will be rescheduled according to the availability or the guarantee deposit will be returned. In case of rain, weak snowfall or other adverse weather conditions, and after the evaluation of our technical team, the tour will be carried out normally. So it is not within our policies to return the guarantee deposit when the travelers themselves decide to cancel our services due to weather conditions.

Booking a tour:

For booking a tour, we ask for a reservation fee of CLP$ 6.000 (10 usd) per person and tour. In the case of tours Esential Andes or Embalse El Yeso Afternoon, the cost of the reservation fee is CLP$ 12.000 (20 usd) per person and in the case of the Exploring the Andes, the cost of the reservation fee is CLP$ 24.000 (40 usd) per person, because it´s a tour that involves a different food logistics. This amount is discounted per day from the price of each tour. In case of a cancellation by the passenger, in less than 72 hrs of the tour, this reservation fee will be used for operational expenses, and there will be not refund. We also ask for at least 72 hrs to cancel at no cost. The reservation is not transferable, meaning it´s valid only for the day and scheduled tour.

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