Welcome to Valparaíso & the Central Coast

This distinctive coastline is dominated by the twin maritime cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Tanned-and-tawny beach destinations stretch to the north and south and are hugely popular with vacationing Santaiguinos. Inland, you can explore Chile's best white wines in the Casablanca vineyards or head off track to Parque Nacional La Campana

Top experiences in Valparaíso & the Central Coast

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Valparaíso & the Central Coast activities

$57.41 Transfers & Ground Transport

Valparaíso to Santiago: One-Way or Round-Trip Private Transfer

Book your private departure transfer from Valparaíso Cruise Terminal to Santiago hotel or International Airport and enjoy a stress-free way to end your vacation! When you leave the Cruise Terminal, avoid the stress and confusion. Instead, relax and let your professional driver get you to the airport in comfort. Enjoy the convenience of a professional transfer service while you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!When making a booking for this private transfer, choose one-way or round-trip service. You will need to advise your cruise/flight details. Your transfer will be confirmed intermediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!

$97 Transfers & Ground Transport

Valparaiso or Viña Del Mar Transfer to Santiago

For a hassle-free transfer from Valparaiso or Viña Del Mar to Santiago de Chile Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport or hotel, book this economical transportation service.You can choose the departure time for 90% of services, from your hotel in Valparaiso or Viña del Mar, however, we recommend the assigned time. Also in some cases we may adjust the routes of the transfer to your interests.You will be able to enjoy a beautiful view on your way to the Chilean coast.The duration of the transfer is approximately 2 hours, but it'll depend of the traffic of the day.You must tell us where is your destination in Santiago so we can confirm your booking.

$55 Outdoor Activities

Horseback Riding Tour in the Chilean Precordillera from Valparaiso

This tour has a morning and an afternoon start time. The morning start time begins at 11:00am while the afternoon tour begins at 4pm. You can choose to arrive at the meeting point in Valparaiso at Plaza Sotomayor at 9:30am or at 2:30pm (depending on your selected start time) or you can also head straight to the ranch at either 10:00am or 3:00pm. Once you arrive at the ranch, we'll provide you with your riding equipment including chaps and a helmet. We'll then move to the corral where you'll receive a brief introductory instruction and have some time to practice with your horse.After you've gotten comfortable with your horse, we'll begin our tour into the hills. While riding you'll get to see the native flora & fauna of central Chile--you may even spot a Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle! Your professional German guides, who also speak English and Spanish, will accompany you to make sure you have a memorable and safe experience. The tour will take you up to a gorgeous lookout point where you'll get to see the beautiful valleys and landscapes.We'll provide water and fruit along the way for your refreshment. Once we've returned to the ranch, you will have some time to relax and enjoy the all-year sunny weather before leaving back to Valparaiso or surrounding areas.

$57.41 Private & Custom Tours

Private City Tour of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar

The tour starts by getting to know Valparaíso in the company of our local guides who know every corner of this beautiful port of striking morphology, beautiful architecture and unique transportation.Visit the most emblematic hills, such as Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción, by using their traditional lifts. Then the tour visits the house-museum La Sebastiana, which belonged to the famous Chilean poet and literature Nobel Prize winner, Pablo Neruda (ticket included).After our visit in Valparaíso, we continue to Viña del Mar, place known as the "Garden City" because of the large quantity of green areas, flowers and large parks. The city is also known for its beautiful beaches, extensive coastal areas with high buildings and varied entertainment places. Viña del Mar has become one of the most touristic and most internationally renowned cities of Chile.We will also get to know the iconic Reloj de Flores (Flower Clock), the Casino and the famous Reñaca Beach, then we will have a short walk on the sand.See the Museo Fonk (Fonk museum, optional, where you can see and photograph a Moai brought from Easter Island. Visit the city´s palaces and the Quinta Vergara, a place known for its international song festival.Remember it's a private service, so we can organize specific itineraries according to your needs.

$75 Day Trips & Excursions

Horseback Riding and Ranch Day Trip with Lunch from Valparaiso

Your horseback riding day trip starts as you meet your group in a central location in Valparaiso or go to the ranch on your own. After getting your equipment including helmets and chaps, you will receive instructions from the guide at the practice area. This will also allow you to learn and know your horses. Then, we start off the adventure into the beautiful mountains of Quebrada Escobares. You will see typical animals and the flora of the area. Your guides is a riding professional who speaks German, English and Spanish. The ride will continue and take you to a point where you will get an amazing view into the valley. Water and fruit will be provided during the ride.Once you are back at the ranch, you enjoy a delicious countryside barbecue, with typical Chilean ingredients such as home-made bread, chorizos, pebre, different meats, fish, grilled vegetables and salads. You can also enjoy the swimming pool area in the afternoon and participate in feeding the farm animals. Relax and enjoy this sunny area before leaving back to Valparaiso. This tour also includes a free photo service so you can always remember your adventure!

$137.77 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Wine Tour in Valparaíso

You will be picked up at a port or hotel and head towards the Casablanca Valley to start our tour.You will begin your tour by visiting the Casas del Bosque winery. There, we will enjoy a guided tour of vineyards, gardens, wineries and aging cellar rooms, plus a tasting of 5 different wines.Continue our journey to the Emiliana winery, a 100% organic and bio-dynamically managed vineyard, which produces the highest quality wines with a great respect for the environment. Next, you will visit the facilities so we can learn all about the specialized management employed. Finally, you will have a tasting of 4 different wines, plus a good selection of cheeses or chocolates.In both wineries you will have the chance to buy wines, as well as a wide range of other products.