Viña del Mar and Valparaíso are cities about 9 km away from one another on the coast of central Chile and approx 121 km from the centre of the city of Santiago. The beautiful sandy beaches and resorts of Viña del Mar attract people from around the world to sample the exquisite Chilean atmosphere. Every year there is an international music festival which attracts artists from around the world. Valparaíso is a UNESCO World Hertiage Site and has a wonderful collection of eclectic colourful houses, restaurants and bars. It cobbled streets and musical avenues make it a must for the artist in everyone especially at New Year when the streets are filled with people seeing in the New Year in Chilean style.
Not far away on the Isla Negra is the home of the Nobel prize winning poet Pablo Neruda which encompasses all of the demure glamour with which this area is renowned. Surrounding Viña del Mar and Valparíaso are many vineyards so why not visit a few on a guided tour from Santiago before you relax by the central coast.
Hotels and Accommodation
Accommodation in Viña del Mar and Valparaiso can range from a luxurious 5 * hotel and Boutique hotels to 3* hotels you can find something in every budget. Please refer to our hotels page on the bottom of this page for more details.
There are city tours, wine tours and a tour to the home of Pablo Neruda. Please refer to our tours page at the bottom of this page for more details.
Viña del Mar and Valparíaso Tour 4 days/3 nights
Day 1: Santiago-Valparaíso-Viña Del Mar
Departure towards the coast. On the way, it is possible to observe the changing landscapes and vegetation in the Curacaví and Casablanca Valleys, as well as the Cordillera de la Costa (Coast Mountain Range). Arrival in Valparaíso, main commercial port of Chile, seeing clusters of houses built along the hills. Visit to La Sebastiana, the former home of the Nobel Prize winning poet, Pablo Neruda; and then driving along passing the National Congress, and through Pedro Montt Avenue, the Italian Park, Victoria Square and the Cathedral. Then the tour goes along the coast, from Valparaíso to Viña del Mar, which is also known as “The Garden City”. Places of interest are the Reloj Floral (Floral Clock), Wulff Castle, Casino Municipal, Avenida Peru (Peru Avenue), Acapulco Beach and Muelle Vergara (Vergara Pier). The trip continues along the coast passing through the beaches Las Salinas, Reñaca and Cochoa.
Day 2: Viña Del Mar-Con Con-Parque Nacional La Campana-Viña Del Mar
Departure from Viña del Mar towards the coastal route until reaching Con–Con, another beautiful beach resort. From there, the trip goes to Olmué (interior small town) typical of a Chilean farm. During summer, the “Huaso Festival” takes place. Here is one of the entrances to La Campana National Park, declared ‘Biosphere Reserve’, by UNESCO. 2 hours trekking in the forest at La Campana and El Roble Mountain, at 900 meters above sea level, are two of the many oddities of this park. Charles Darwin was amazed by its flora. From the Campana Mountain, if weather allows it, one can have a panoramic view of the Andes Mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. This park shelters the endangered species of the Chilean Palm, surrounded by the local fauna. Return to the hotel.
Day 3: Viña Del Mar-Algarrobo-El Quisco-El Tabo-Isla Negra-Valle De Casablanca-Viña Del Mar
Departure from Viña del Mar to visit the main resorts and beaches. Stop at Algarrrobo, beautiful resort with its interesting handcraft fair. Then visit El Quisco and El Tabo, renowned for its peaceful sea. Afterwards, arrive at Isla Negra where Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda had his house. Finally we will go to Veramonte Vineyard, one of the most important vineyards of the Casa Blanca wine route. There one can see how they produce Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc thanks to the nice weather. Return to the hotel.
Day 4 Viña Del Mar-Santiago
At the agreed time, transfer to the airport for the departure flight.