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Chile: Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

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Drive from Santiago northwest through the coastal cordillera and you arrive at these two Pacific towns: one a historic and busy port, the other a beach resort. Valparaiso’s aspect and atmosphere differ totally from the capital. Shoals of crammed painted houses career down vertiginous hillsides, accessed by wooden lifts and staircases. These hilltop quarters now offer boutique hotels and chic and interesting restaurants. Down below the port area’s heavy Victorian-style architecture recalls an era when British influence was strong. A few kilometres north is the resort of Viña del Mar, historically chic but now a popular family seaside spot and commercial town.

Our holidays to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

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Solar eclipse

Highlights of Chile with the solar eclipse Feb 2017

Private journey

15 days from £5,965pp

The Vineyards of Chile and Argentina

The Vineyards of Chile and Argentina

Private journey

15 days from £7,171pp

Lake General Carrera

Patagonia and the Chilean fjords expedition cruise - 6 Nov 2017

Private journey

16 days from £5,641pp

Signature Patagonia: The Lake District

Signature Patagonia: The Lake District

Private journey

16 days from £4,725pp

Tailor-made holidays

We specialise in creating bespoke holidays designed according to your specific requirements.

Our tailor-made holiday service includes:

  • • A dedicated and friendly specialist to guide you through the planning process
  • • Our unrivalled knowledge of the region based on over 36 years' of expertise
  • • Access to the widest range of accommodation and activity options
  • • Your perfect itinerary, crafted exclusively for you

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Things to do in Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

Valparaiso

Walking tour of Valparaiso, Chile

Visit Pablo Neruda’s Former Home

Visit Pablo Neruda's former home


What our experts say

Valparaiso is one of my favourite cities. A port, it’s a melting pot of nationalities, creeds and political tendencies and such mix creates an anarchic, bohemian atmosphere.  Each street is a  mystery – you don’t know where you will end: a dead end, a bar, a deep ravine or stairs. Getting lost here, in the fog that creeps up from the sea, is a treat – you are usually pleasantly surprised at the other end. 

Mary Anne

Mary Anne Nelson

Travel Consultants

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