Depart from your hotel in Santiago towards the central coast of the country. En route to Viña del Mar, make a brief stop at a vineyard in the Casablanca Valley to enjoy a glass of wine.
Your visit begins in Viña del Mar, also known as "The Garden City", thanks to the large number of parks and gardens. Make a stop at the Quinta Vergara, Carrasco Palace, and see one of the mystical Moai statues from Easter Island. Next, continue towards the most important coastal edge of the central coast and arrive at the famous flower clock of the city.
Then, travel on to Valparaíso, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, full of multicoloured houses in the hills, parks and various national monuments. One of these attractions is the Plaza Sotomayor, an important civic plaza of the city, located on the shores of one of the main ports of Chile. In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Santiago.
Overnight in Altiplánico Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile
Meal plan: Breakfast
With beautiful manicured boulevards lined with palm trees, stately parks and a continuously blooming floral clock, Viña del Mar is often referred to as the Garden City. A glamorous seaside resort with plentiful boutique shops and fine dining, it is a popular tourist spot for Chileans, attracting visitors to its picturesque beaches and bustling promenade. While multiple earthquakes have destroyed the majority of the city's old areas, a handful of historic buildings remain, including the Germanic Wulff Castle overlooking the sea.
With colourful street art around every corner, the coastal city of Valparaíso exudes bohemian charm, but don’t be fooled – this is a large, bustling port city that is the unlikely host of the largest New Year’s Eve fireworks display in South America. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaíso lies across steep terrain and working funicular railways provide a less strenuous way to explore the city. The renowned Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, drew considerable inspiration from the city, and its reputation as the culinary capital of Chile is growing.