Valparaíso (/ˌvælpəˈraɪzoʊ/, is a major city, seaport, and educational center in the county or commune of Valparaíso, Chile. Greater Valparaíso is the second largest metropolitan area in the country. Valparaíso is located 111.8 kilometres (69.5 miles) northwest of Santiago and is one of the South Pacific’s most important seaports. Valparaíso is the capital of Chile’s third most populated administrative region and has been the headquarters for the Chilean National Congress since 1990. Valparaíso is also home to no more than 7 universities.
Valparaíso played an important geopolitical role in the second half of the 19th century, when the city served as a major stopover for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by crossing the Straits of Magellan. Valparaíso mushroomed during its golden age, as a magnet for European immigrants, when the city was known by international sailors as “Little San Francisco” and “The Jewel of the Pacific”. In 2003, the historic quarter of Valparaíso was declared a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.
Viña del Mar (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbiɲa ðel maɾ] meaning “Vineyard of the Sea”), is a city and commune on central Chile’s Pacific coast. Often referred as “La Ciudad Jardín” (“The Garden City”), Viña del Mar is located within the Valparaíso Region, and it is Chile’s fourth largest city with a population of 324,836 (according to the 2012 census). Viña del Mar is also part of the Greater Valparaíso area. The Greater Valparaíso Area is home to 5 municipalities: Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Concon, Quilpue, and Villa Alemana.
Viña del Mar is known for its placid resorts, malls, extensive coastal high buildings, hotels and various entertainment venues. The city attracts an important influx of national as well as international visitors throughout the year.
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|Valparaíso and Viña del Mar||USD 140||November:4, 11, 18, 26
December: 1, 10, 17
January 2018: 5, 11, 20
February: 2, 9, 16, 23
March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
April: 6, 13,
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Tour description:Departure from the hotel for a trip along the Pacific coast. Be impressed by Concón and the variety of marine fauna.
We visit the wetlands of La Isla and La Roca Oceanica – ecosystems with an interesting variety of birds and marine animals.