Best of Valparaiso

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Valparaiso
Plan your trip to Chile
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
Discover Valparaíso
Ultimate Guide to Valparaíso

Spread across a multitude of hills carpeted with colorful homes and overlooking a wide, arcing bay, Valparaíso is Chile’s most engaging city. Commonly known as Valpo, it boasts eye-catching architecture, a flourishing creative scene, and a distinct bohemian vibe. This guide will help you plan your trip and find the best that the city has to offer.

Chilean vineyards
Map of Active Chilean Honeymoon: Casablanca & Atacama - 8 Days
Active Chilean Honeymoon: Casablanca & Atacama - 8 Days

Have an alternative honeymoon with this biking and hiking adventure trip through gorgeous Chile. Arrive at Santiago, Chile's lively and eclectic capital before beginning a bike tour through the vineyards of Casablanca. Alternate physical activity with wine tours as you cross this region's magnificent landscapes. Then, you'll change it up by traveling to the Atacama Desert. One of the driest places on earth, this desert presents challenges and beauty in equal parts, and is perfect for hiking.

Villarrica Volcano near Pucón
Map of Exploring Santiago, Valparaíso & The Lake District - 6 Days
Exploring Santiago, Valparaíso & The Lake District - 6 Days

Indulge in some of the best urban and natural landscapes Chile has to offer. Begin your journey in the cosmopolitan capital city of Santiago to explore its cultural and culinary delights. Next, head to the coast to experience the artsy vibe and colorful streets of Valparaiso, followed by wine tasting in the world-renowned Casablanca Valley. Then, head out to Pucón in Chile's Lake District, where central Chile meets Patagonia. Here, you'll enjoy trekking through native Alajuela forest, hiking up to glaciers, and relaxing in hot springs.

Moai statues on Easter Island
Map of Santiago, Valparaíso, & Easter Island - 8 Days
Santiago, Valparaíso, & Easter Island - 8 Days

This eight-day Chilean adventure begins in the capital, Santiago. Explore the city and surrounding region, including the neighboring cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Next, hop a flight to Easter Island. This Chilean territory, formed of volcanic rock, is 2.5-million years old. As you tour this ancient, Polynesian destination, explore the many moai figures, along with beaches, volcanoes, and significant archaeological sites.

Chile is one of the world's leading wine-producers
Map of Chile's Famous Wine Valleys - 7 Days
Chile's Famous Wine Valleys - 7 Days

Chilean wines are today considered to be among the best in the world. Chile’s geographical diversity coupled with its Mediterranean climate makes it ideal to grow sustainable wines and to produce a variety of wine styles. The country is home to a wide range of wineries, from age-old to new biodynamic establishments committed to sustainable viticulture.

A ripening vineyard in Colchagua Valley
Map of Chile's Iconic Wine Valleys - 6 Days
Chile's Iconic Wine Valleys - 6 Days

Calling all oenophiles: This guided 6-day tour is a chance to become a Chilean wine connoisseur. Starting in the capital city, you'll hit the open road for the country's best wine valleys offering an array of climates, varietals, and production techniques. There will be estates and vineyards to explore galore, as well as dozens of tastings—often paired with delectable local cuisine.

The Moon Valley, Atacama Desert
Map of Chile's Beaches & Natural Wonders - 12 Days
Chile's Beaches & Natural Wonders - 12 Days

Stretching thousands of miles in length, Chile can feel a world away with its mountains, glaciers, deserts, and rugged coastline. This 12-day trip hits the highlights with a series of unique guided tours. Move at a relaxed pace as you make your way from the Atacama Desert in the north, to Patagonia in the south. You'll also make urban stops in Santiago, Valparaiso, and upscale Viña del Mar for two days of beachy fun.

Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley) close to San Pedro de Atacama
Map of Wonders of Chile - 14 Days
Wonders of Chile - 14 Days

On this two week trip, you’ll visit many of the classic places that have made Chile an iconic country for travelers and mountaineers alike. You’ll journey to places like the Atacama Desert and the Patagonian glaciers as you discover a land of myths and mountains. You’ll also have the chance to stay in Santiago and Valparaíso to get a sense of Chile’s city life.

Explore Chile by car
Map of Chile Grand Tour - Deserts, Lakes, & Beaches - 15 Days
Chile Grand Tour - Deserts, Lakes, & Beaches - 15 Days

This comprehensive 15-day tour allows visitors to see the most interesting cities and regions in the whole of Chile. Moreover, some of this adventure is of the self-drive variety, meaning you'll get to hop behind the wheel and make it a road trip. It begins in the capital of Santiago with excursions to nearby Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, two of the most beautiful coastal cities in the nation. Then it's off to the high-altitude deserts of the northern Atacama and its otherworldy landscapes. The tour culminates with road trips in the Chilean ecological wonderland known as the Lake District.

Valparaíso
Map of Central Chile Exploration - 5 Days
Central Chile Exploration - 5 Days

If you want to experience some of the highlights of Chile but are limited in terms of time, then this brisk five-day jaunt is perfect for you. You'll arrive in the capital of Santiago and explore the city on foot, taking in the major sights. Then it's off to the coast for some wine tasting and an exploration of the most romantic city in the nation: Valparaiso. After a tasty food tour of Santiago, you'll finish your time in the country with a road trip into Chile's central mountains. Enjoy!

Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires
Map of Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Beyond - 7 Days
Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Beyond - 7 Days

Explore two of South America's greatest cities (and beyond) on this week-long tour. Begin with a day of exploration in Santiago de Chile, followed by wine tastings and vineyard tours in the Casablanca Valley. Visit the seaport town of Valparaiso before heading to Buenos Aires for a city tour and tango show. Finish your trip with a day in charming Tigre, a Venetian-style village filled with freshwater canals and fabulous museums.

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia
Map of W Trek & Central Chile Adventure - 14 Days
W Trek & Central Chile Adventure - 14 Days

It's unlikely you'll ever pack so much culture, nature, and adventure on a two-week holiday then you will with this 14-day Chilean itinerary. It starts with a culinary tour of Santiago, where you'll delve into the culture of the city one bite at a time. Then it's off to Torres del Paine, one of Chile's premier national parks and a must-visit destination for trekkers from across the globe. You'll then head to northern Patagonia to experience less-visited but equally beautiful Aysén region. Pack your winter gear, because things are going to get cold on this intrepid adventure you won't soon forget.

Valparaíso
Map of Santiago & Valparaíso Exploration - 4 Days
Santiago & Valparaíso Exploration - 4 Days

If you want to experience some of the highlights of the Santiago region but are strapped for time, then this quick four-day trip is perfect for you. Arrive in Santiago, and take in the major sights during a full-day walking tour. Then it's off to the coast for some wine tasting and an exploration of the most romantic city in the nation: Valparaiso. Take your time to explore the colorful streets and take in cit city's artsy vibe before returning to Santiago for the evening.

Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile Grand Tour - 14 Days
Chile Grand Tour - 14 Days

Outdoor adventurers rejoice because we've curated a two-week itinerary that covers the unparalleled natural beauty of Chile. First, you'll head to the far north of the country and tour the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Then it's off to Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park, home to the most awe-inspiring mountains and unspoiled nature in Chile. You'll then finish the journey far in the Pacific, amid the giant stone idols of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island.

The UNESCO-listed salt flats across Chile's border in Bolivia
Map of Natural Wonders of Chile & Bolivia - 11 Days
Natural Wonders of Chile & Bolivia - 11 Days

Check off two South American countries while experiencing some of the planet's most awe-inspiring and extreme natural wonders. Over 11 days, you'll discover a range of topographies including lush vineyards and high-altitude desert plateaus in Chile. Then, head across the border for otherworldly salt flats left behind by prehistoric lakes in Bolivia. Start and end the trip in Santiago and La Paz, respectively—two exciting capitals known for outstanding food and culture.

View of Villarrica Volcano from Pucón
Map of Chilean Wine & Lakes Tour - 8 Days
Chilean Wine & Lakes Tour - 8 Days

This itinerary is ideal for those travelers looking to discover Chile's natural beauty and culinary heritage. Start in Chile's wine region with excursions to both the Maipo and Casablanca Valleys. Here, you'll learn all about Chilean wine while enjoying the scenery and delicious pairings. Next, experience the coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar before traveling south to the Lake District, where central Chile meets Patagonia.

Wonders of Chile
Map of Wonders of Chile - 13 Days
Wonders of Chile - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary covers the major highlights found in and around the Andes, including the northern Atacama Desert, the central Lake District, and Torres del Paine National Park. There's even a break to do some wine tasting in Chile's famous vineyards. This is a partial road trip, so you can set your own schedule and explore however and wherever you like.

Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip - 8 Days
Map of Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip - 8 Days
Santiago, Valparaíso & Patagonia Nature Trip - 8 Days

Immerse yourself in the unique landscapes and culture of Chile. Start your journey in Santiago and head to the Casablanca Valley to indulge in Chilean wine before traveling to the coastal city of Valparaíso to discover its beautiful murals and artsy vibe. Then, get an up-close look at a 150,000-strong penguin colony before heading to the famed Torres del Paine National Park to experience some of the best hiking trails and landscapes the region has to offer.

Lake Pehoe, Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile Grand Tour - 15 Days
Chile Grand Tour - 15 Days

Outdoor adventurers rejoice because we've curated a 15-day itinerary that covers the unparalleled natural beauty of Chile. First, you'll head to the far north of the country and tour the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Then it's off to Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park, home to the most awe-inspiring mountains and unspoiled nature in Chile. You'll then finish the journey far west in the Pacific, amid the mysterious stone idols of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island.

Cuernos del Paine in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Santiago & W Trek Adventure - 10 Days
Santiago & W Trek Adventure - 10 Days

If you're looking to explore Chilean culture and experience the rugged landscapes of Patagonia, then this itinerary is right for you. Start your adventure in the capital city of Santiago and explore the city's markets, skyscrapers, and parks. Next, head to the coast to experience the vibrant and colorful cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Then, venture south to Patagonia for a visit to Torres del Paine National Park - one of the most beautiful protected areas in the world. Here, you'll head out on a 4-day version of the famed "W" circuit trek to take in the stunning beauty of Patagonia on foot.

Osorno Volcano in Chile's Lake District
Map of Chile's Deserts, Lakes & Culture - 9 Days
Chile's Deserts, Lakes & Culture - 9 Days

Chile may be a small country geographically, but it's filled with some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders in South America, and indeed the world. Over a quick nine days, you'll discover the furthest reaches of this ecological paradise, from the otherworldly landscapes of the northern Atacama Desert to the native lenga forests and active volcanoes of the rugged Lake District, which is also known as the "doorstep to Patagonia." And to kick it all off you'll discover Santiago and Valparaiso, two of Chile's most beautiful cities.

Laguna de los Tres
Map of Santiago & Patagonia: From Chile to Argentina - 13 Days
Santiago & Patagonia: From Chile to Argentina - 13 Days

Few other places in the world can compete with the wild, jagged mountains, incredible glaciers, and enormous panoramas of Patagonia. On this ultimate 13-day adventure, enjoy the best of the region. Following a quick tour of Santiago and a day along the coast, fly to Chilean Patagonia. Embark on the famed W Trek, a four-day hike that covers the furthest reaches of Torres del Paine National Park. Then, bus over to Argentinian Patagonia to view Perito Moreno Glacier and iconic Mount Fitz Roy.

Torres del Paine
Patagonia Trekking & Vineyards -12 Days

Ever dreamed of embarking on an unforgettable mountain trek in Patagonia? Then this active 12-day itinerary is perfect for you. The journey begins with a tour of Santiago and the port city of Valparaiso, with a delicious wine tour in between. Then you'll head south to Patagonia and arrive at one of the greatest trekking sites in the world: Torres del Paine National park. Here you'll embark on the iconic W Trek, and spend five adventure-filled days amid the park's lakes, valleys, and glaciers. By the end of this excursion, you'll truly be able to say you did Patagonia right.

Solar eclipse
Map of Total Solar Eclipse Tour (December 2020): Santiago to Pucón - 9 Days
Total Solar Eclipse Tour (December 2020): Santiago to Pucón - 9 Days

Get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a total solar eclipse in Chile on this special tour in December 2020. As well as dedicating a full day to viewing the eclipse at Pucon, you'll tour many of Chile's other highlights, from the modern capital Santiago to the historic port city of Valparaiso, and the natural beauty of the Andes. Fit a wide variety of unforgettable experiences into nine days.

total solar eclipse
Map of Total Solar Eclipse Tour December 2020:  Santiago, Atacama, & Pucón - 13 Days
Total Solar Eclipse Tour December 2020: Santiago, Atacama, & Pucón - 13 Days

There are few natural events as spectacular or memorable as a full solar eclipse, and on this 13-day tour of Chile in December 2020 you'll watch the amazing event from the clear skies of Pucon. As well as dedicating a full day to watching the eclipse, you'll tour many of Chile's other highlights, including the modern capital Santiago, the historic port city of Valparaiso, the excellent wineries of the valleys, and the unparalleled natural beauty of the Atacama Desert, plus much more. This comprehensive tour fits in a lot of different sights and experiences, and is sure to be memorable.

Los Cuernos, Torres del Paine
Map of Chilean Highlights: Patagonia, Santiago, & the Pacific Coast - 12 Days
Chilean Highlights: Patagonia, Santiago, & the Pacific Coast - 12 Days

On this 12-day Chilean vacation, explore three regions of the country—the capital city, Patagonia, and the Pacific Coast. Begin with some sightseeing in Santiago, and head to Patagonia the next day. Enjoy the waterfront promenade of Puerto Natales before venturing to Torres del Paine National Park. Spend an adventurous five days exploring the park’s highlights—Las Torres, Los Cuernos, Lake Nordenskjöld, the French Valley, Lago Grey/Glacier Grey, and more. Visit a Patagonian estancia, and go on a historical kayaking excursion. Then, return to Santiago and head out to the vibrant coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso, a colorful grand finale.

Portillo Ski Resort
Map of Ski Portillo, Santiago & Valparaiso - 8 Days
Ski Portillo, Santiago & Valparaiso - 8 Days

Begin your adventure in Santiago, and explore the colorful city of Valparaiso, and take in the sights and sounds of the modern metropolis. Next, head to the coast for a tour of the colorful city of Valparaiso accompanied by wine tasting in the Casablanca Valley. Then, Head out to the mountains to hit the slopes at the world-renowned Portillo Ski Resort. Spend several days testing your skills on the slopes, followed by evenings of relaxing at the spa or dining at the resort's fine restaurants.

Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Chile: Santiago, Casablanca Valley, & Relaxed Patagonia - 11 Days
Chile: Santiago, Casablanca Valley, & Relaxed Patagonia - 11 Days

On this 11-day tour of Chile, experience several different sides of the country—the capital city, two coastal towns, one of the main wine regions, and stunning Patagonia. Indulge in a food tour of Santiago, and then visit the neighboring, colorful towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Next, embark on a wine tasting tour of Casablanca Valley before heading to Punta Arenas, the hub of Patagonia. Enjoy several boat tours, hike around the gorgeous glaciers and peaks of Torres del Paine National Park, and visit a Patagonian estancia to close out the adventure.

Santiago at sunset
Map of Chile: Santiago, Pacific Coast, Patagonia, & More - 13 Days
Chile: Santiago, Pacific Coast, Patagonia, & More - 13 Days

Explore many Chilean highlights in just under two weeks. Arrive in Santiago and embark on a city tour, followed by a day trip to the coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Then, discover Maipo Valley’s peaks and streams, along with a wine tasting excursion through Casablanca Valley. Then, it’s off to Patagonia to discover the Aysén region, home to beautiful glaciers and stunning marble caves. Next, fly to Punta Arenas to view native wildlife, explore the best of Torres del Paine, and visit a local estancia—before one final evening in Santiago.

Glacier Grey
Map of Chile: Santiago, Pacific Coast, Maipo Valley, & Patagonia W Trek - 12 Days
Chile: Santiago, Pacific Coast, Maipo Valley, & Patagonia W Trek - 12 Days

This 12-day Chilean vacation starts in Santiago for some sightseeing, followed by a day trip to the coastal towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso. Then, head out to explore the rivers, gorges, and peaks of Maipo Valley. Next, fly to Punta Arenas to begin your Patagonian adventure. Visit penguins on Magdalena Island, take a tour of a working estancia, and spend four, incredible days hiking Torres del Paine's W Trek highlights—Mirador Base Torres, Lake Nordenskjöld, the French Valley, and Glacier Grey.

Other popular travel destinations in Chile
Santiago · Atacama Desert · Patagonia · Torres del Paine · Lake District · Northern Chile · Easter Island