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Chile's central region: Valparaiso (Valpo)

Description: 120 km (74 miles) NW of Santiago; 8 km (5 miles) S of Viña del Mar



Valpo is Chile's principal port and second-largest city. Despite its size, it is Chile's most distinctive city and one of South America's most intriguing. Occupying a narrow strip of land between the waterfront and the nearby hills, its convoluted centre has distinctive, sinuous cobbled streets, and is overlooked by precipitous cliffs and hilltop suburbs which are accessed by funicular railways and stairway footpaths.

It is conducive to maze-like strolls and rides on the funicular, and its natural history, fine arts and maritime museums are justly famed.
Muelle Prat, the recently redeveloped pier, is a lively market area.

The most interesting part of Valparaiso is the old section, where you will find colonial buildings, churches, and museums, a great place to stay in this area is the Hotel Manoir Atkinson, itself a restored patrimonial home.

Also worth seeing is Pablo Neruda's favourite house, a few minutes from town. A Colourful, sunlit mansion overlooking the water, the house is now a museum, a visit to which, can pleasantly occupy an afternoon.

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Valparaiso by the numbers:
Valparaiso by the numbers:
  • Population (2017):
    • 295,113 inhabitants
  • Location:
    • Lat, Long: 33.0472° S, 71.6127° W
    • GPS Coordinates: 33° 2' 49.92" S, 71° 36' 45.72" W
    • +/- 120 km (74.6 mi) NW of Santiago, 8 km (5.0 mi) S of Viña del Mar
  • Elevation:
    • 19 m (62 ft 4")
  • Timezone:
    • CLT – Chile Standard Time (Current offset: UTC -3 hrs)

Map:
Map of Valparaiso

Weather forecasts:
The weather:

The Weather

Historical values:
MinMax
January13ºC/55ºF15ºC/59ºF
February13ºC/55ºF22ºC/72ºF
March13ºC/55ºF23ºC/73ºF
April13ºC/55ºF17ºC/63ºF
May8ºC/46ºF20ºC/68ºF
June13ºC/55ºF21ºC/70ºF
July8ºC/46ºF11ºC/52ºF
August11ºC/52ºF14ºC/57ºF
September9ºC/48ºF11ºC/52ºF
October11ºC/52ºF17ºC/63ºF
November12ºC/54ºF18ºC/64ºF
December14ºC/57ºF20ºC/68ºF

Tours

Mini Santiago, Lakes and Volcanoes EKA 014
08 days / 07 nights

Discover Santiago, Vina del Mar and Valparaiso in central chile and then on to Chile's lakes region where you can also observe volcanoes.

Santiago And The Andean Circuit EKA 009
06 days / 05 nights

Visit the following places along the Andean circuit.
In Chile: Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas and Peulla
In Argentina: Laguna Frias, Puerto Panuelo and Bariloche.

Santiago, Lakes and Volcanoes - Air EKA 012
11 days / 10 nights

Visit Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso then south to Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas, frutillar, Chiloe and a final view of the Puyehue Hot Springs before returning to Santiago

Eagle Touring, Private guide/driver to Central Chile.

My name is John, a tour guide offering private, fully customizable tours in Chile primarily in the regions surrounding Santiago, like Valparaíso, Viña del mar, Maipo Canyon, vineyards and others. You will be the only passengers on your tailor-made tour, which affords you comfort, flexibility, privacy, and convenience. All of this in perfect English.


Guerretour, Chile, FreeStyle, customized tours in Central Chile

GuerreTour is a small and friendly tour provider that specializes in customizable private tours throughout central Chile with an English and Spanish speaking guide, using a Hyundai H1(10 pax), WiFi available.
All our tours are fully adjustable to meet your needs or desires.


Santiago & Wines: 06 Days / 05 Nights EKA 004
06 days / 05 nights

Visit and learn about chile's central region in addition to its renowned vineyards, learn about wine production, walk their vineyards and wineries.
Includes visits to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso.

Santiago And Viña Del Mar EKA 003
06 days / 05 nights

Explore the charms and attractions of Santiago, Vina del Mar and neighbouring Valparaiso under the guidance of our knowledgeable guides.
We organize your accommodation, transport and guide, all you need to do is relax and enjoy.

The Great Andean Circuit EKA 010
12 days / 11 nights

Visit the following places along this extended Andean circuit.
In Chile: Santiago, Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas and Peulla In Argentina: Laguna Frias, Puerto Pañuelo and Bariloche and Buenos Aires

Lodging:

Apartment for rent in Valparaiso

Facing the ocean and beach of Valparaiso, this fully furnished and comfortable apartment on the 12th floor easily accommodates 4.

Manoir Atkinson, hotel in Valparaiso

A charming French "Hotel boutique" located in the very heart of the historic district of Valparaiso, this old patrimonial home was completely restored in a manner that is respectful of the neighbourhood's singular traits and the essence of its first European owners.




Rent a Car in Valparaiso:



Category A
City cars for rent in Chile
Kia Morning or similar city car
1000cc gasoline engine, 2 doors, manual shift, and radio. This car is for a maximum of 2 persons, and is only rented in Santiago. You may seat four people inside this vehicle, but then you will much almost nothing of inside space left for your bags
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 49
Week $ 320
Month $ 1.150
Category BHatchbacks  for rent in Chile
Suzuki Swift or similar subcompact car.
This 1200cc gasoline engine hatchback car category comes equipped with 4 doors, manual shift, two airbags, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio. Good vehicle for 2 persons and for driving mainly on asphalt roads.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 59
Week $ 354
Month $ 1.350
Category C
Sedans  for rent in Chile
Nissan Versa, or similar compact sedan.
This 1600cc gasoline engine car category with trunk comes equipped with manual shift, air conditioning, power assisted steering, airbags, ABS brakes,door locks, and radio. (Ideal car up to four persons). A vehicle that can get you almost anywhere in Chile. It's also pretty economical. In this category we can also offer you an automatic transmission at an extra charge.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 78
Week $ 468
Month $ 1.590
Category D
Roomy sedans  for rent in Chile
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Fully equipped roomy sedan with a 1800cc to 2000cc gasoline engine and with automatic transmission. This car category comes with ABS brakes, airbags, doors lock, power and rear view mirrors, and radio.brakes
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 118
Week $ 708
Month $ 2.350
Category E
Vans  for rent in Chile
VAN
Could be a Kia Grand Carnival, or similar luxury fully equipped VAN with 7 or 8 seats and automatic transmission. This VAN comes equipped with air bags, electric windows, doors lock, and ABS brakes as well.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 175
Week $ 1.050
Month $ 3.090
Category F
Pickup trucks (4x2)  for rent in Chile
Double cabin, four doors pickup truck with simple traction (4x2)
This vehicle comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio (good vehicle for driving on bad roads due to its high clearance, therefore ideal for Atacama desert and Patagonia)
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 99
Week $ 594
Month $ 1.730
Category G
Pickup trucks (4x4) for rent in Chile
Double cabin (four doors) pickup truck with double traction (4x4)
Comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air conditioning, and radio (excellent alternative for off road driving due to its high clearance and four wheel drive option. Excellent for Atacama desert or Patagonia and other off road places)
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 145
Week $ 870
Month $ 2.500
Category H
Small Jeeps  for rent in Chile
Suzuki Vitara 1.600cc, 4x4, 3 doors jeep
Comes equipped with manual transmission, power assisted steering, air condition, and a radio with a CD player (Good vehicle for maximum 3 persons that like off road fun driving).
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 89
Week $ 490
Month $ 1.730
Category I
SUVs  for rent in Chile
SUV 4x4 (Toyota 4 Runner or similar).
Fully equipped, automatic transmission. The best car to rent in Chile, because it provides luxury, high clearance, and four wheel drive…all in one vehicle. This vehicle category obviously has ABS brakes, air bags, and everything that a full equipped car should have.
Rate by: Price in USD:
Day $ 175
Week $ 1.050
Month $ 3.090



In Valpo:

Faba: fine lapis Lazuli articrafts

Faba is a store for fine Chilean handicrafts, dedicated to make beautiful exclusive works of art that express Chile's cultural heritage.

They specialize in Lapis Lazuli and other Chilean stones and metals.





Orly hotel Santiago, Chile