Valparaiso & Vina del Mar


The saying opposites attract is true for neighboring cities Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Situated on hills along the Pacific, Valparaiso is a bohemian open-air art gallery. During its days as a magnet for European immigrants, it was knows by international sailors as “Little San Francisco” and “The Jewel of the Pacific.” Viña del Mar on the other hand, which means vineyard of the sea in Spanish, is Chile’s beach resort capital with casinos, shops, and busy party scene at night. It is referred to by locals as simply Viña. 

Fun Facts

• Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

• The home of famous Chilean Literature Nobel Prize winner, Pablo Neruda, is now a museum. 

• Valparaiso and Viña combined are Chile’s second largest metropolitan area. 

Exclusive Experiences

• Meet local artists of Valparaiso on a unique tour where they welcome you into their home and show you their work. 

• Transfer from Valparaiso to Vina del Mar the local way, on lanchas (colorful boats) for a panoramic view of the beautiful cities.  

• Valparaiso once had 26 working funicular railways, which were used as the main form of transportation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of them can still be experienced today.