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Pre / Post Cruise Tours

VALPARAISO

01-CH-06 Taxi Transfer Airport/Port - Valparaiso/Santiago          1.30 hours
01-CH-08 Hasta la Vista Chile                                                              10 hours
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1-CH-09 Valparaíso by Night                                                             4-5 hours
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1-CH-10 Lunch - Asado in Chilean Home (from January 20th)        4-5 hours
01-CH-11 From Sea Level to 9.400 ft + Airport                                  11 hours
01-CH-12 From Sea Shore to 9.400 ft and back to Valparaíso             9 hours
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1-CH-13 Treasures of Chilean Wine + Airport                                   12 hours



The magic city and port of Valparaíso lies in the coast of the Pacific Ocean 70 miles west of Santiago, where is located Pudahuel, the main international airport of Chile.

The inhabitants of Valparaíso lives in their houses spreaded around the hills that surround the bay. The funiculars, known as ascensores, are unique in the world and connects the lower part of the cities with the main hills. While in Santiago the life is hectic, in Valparaíso is much more calm and even the weather is milder.

At 4 miles from Valparaíso is Viña del Mar, a modern garden city, that have nice parks with trees from around the world, beaches a Museum specialized in Easter Island and a original Moai. Along the coast lives many migrant birds, huge pelicans "dinopelicans" and sea wolfes.

If you are ending a Cruise in Valparaíso, I suggest you the "Hasta la Vista Chile" program, that includes a Full Day Tour in Valparaíso and Santiago and transfer to the airport for your flight. You will have the unique oportunity to see real life in Chile, the wine region and even the mountains. If you prefer to go straight to the aiport a private taxi is a good alternative.

If you are boarding the Cruise in Valparaíso you can take a "Bienvenido a Chile" program, that includes your transfer from airport to hotel in Santiago, a private Full Day City Tour and the next day a relaxing private transfer to Valparaíso via the vineyards of Casablanca Valley, with stops in route.


01-CH-06 Taxi Transfer Airport/Port - Valparaiso/Santiago          1.30 hour
               
Private Taxi from/to Port of Valparaíso - Hotel/Airport in Santiago

· Include

· Private taxi or van (3-6 passengers).

· No extra cost for baggage. Please let me know the approximate quantity of bags.

· Total Cost of Transport (per person)

1 person   $150
2 persons $  78
3 persons $  65
4 persons $  55
5
persons $  45
6 persons $  45

· Additional Information

· In Santiago the airport requires presentation 3 hours before departure.

· Usually flights from the US or Europe arrives early morning to Santiago and departs later than 9 PM.

· If you like shopping, try the Shopping Centers in Viña del Mar, that are cheaper than Santiago.

01-CH-08 Hasta la Vista Chile                                                              10 hours
      
Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Coast, Santiago, Transfer Airport

This is the ideal tour if you want to get the best from your last day in Chile. From the dock you will share the experience of knowing the intriguing streets of Valparaíso, the gardens and parks of Viña del Mar, that also have a original Moai from Easter Island. And the most important, how the people lives.

By the coast, similar to California, there is many pelicans "dinopelicans", sea wolfes. Of course, you can simply rest in the beach or visit a shopping center. Lunch (no included) can be the opportunity to taste by last time the chilean seafood in one of the restaurants on the seaside.

Later we will drive to Santiago via Casablanca Valley, where wineries are flourishing. The two hours ride will take us to the modern capital of Chile, touring downtown, the residential, governmental and business areas. If there is time left it would be possible to have a panoramic view of the city from hills Santa Lucía or San Cristóbal.

Crossing the city by a different route you will arrive to state of the art Airport of Santiago.

08.00 AM Valparaíso.

08.00 AM - 1 PM The treasures of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Fishing coves, hills, funiculars, parks, gardens. Museo Arqueológico with Moai from Easter Island.

1-2.00 PM Lunch (not included).

2-4 PM Drive to Santiago stopping in route. Casablanca. Curacaví. If you wish stop in one winery.

4-7 PM Visit to Santiago, downtown, Providencia, Las Condes, El Bosque.

7-8 PM Airport of Santiago. End of the services.

· Rates Transfer and Tour 12 hours (per person)

1 person   $315
2 persons $175
3 persons $130
4 persons $105
5
persons $  90
6 persons $  80

· Include

· Coca Cola, mineral water, cockies

· Note

· Due to security reasons, you must be at the airport 3 hours before departure.

01-CH-09 Valparaíso by Night                                                             4-5 hours
            
The best way to know romantic Valparaíso

The tour begins when the sun is set picking you up from your hotel. Your Guide will drive by the incredible steep streets of the city, even unknown by many of its inhabitants, like myself. Later you will visit a underground bar decorated like a pirates cove. It will continue dinner in one of the best restaurants of the city, overlooking the bay, and a visit to a dance restaurant in the center of Valparaíso.

· Include

· Tour with Guide.
· Dinner, drinks including Pisco Sour and wine.
· Free Taxi at any moment you wish to leave.
· Cell phone on board.

· Rates Tour 5 hours (per person)

1 person   $50
2 persons $50
3 persons $50
4 persons $55
5
persons $55
6 persons $50

· Notes

· This tour is organized by a Travel Agency and not by myself; sometimes the places to visit changes but the quality stays high. Any payment should be made directly to the Guide.

· Please let me know your experience with this tour.

01-CH-10 Lunch - Asado in Chilean Home                                                    4-5 hours

Tour Valparaíso and a traditional summer asado in a chilean home

The Asado is in the Garden of a home in Valparaíso, under the shadows of a parrón. You can walk, see the trees and simply have a nice time eating good meat, chilean wine, fresh fruits of the season or olives from Azapa (you will never forget them). The Asado is prepared by a friend, a butcher with 20 years of experience.

· Include

· First Quality Meat
· Chilean Wine
· Empanadas, Salades, Bread
· Spieces, most of them taken directly from the garden
· Softdrinks and Mineral Water
· Souvenir Mini Pisco Bottle
· Transport from and to your Cruise, Hotel

· Rates Asado (per person)

1 person   $150
2 persons $  78
3 persons $  60
4 persons $  60
5
persons $  60
6 persons $  60


01-CH-11 From Sea Level to 9.400 ft + Airport                                        11 hours
From your Cruise go to the impressive high summits of Andes passing by farms and valleys

This tour takes you from the nice coast of Valparaíso via the Aconcagua Valley to the impressive Cordillera de los Andes in Portillo, stopping in route as you wish. The Aconcagua Valley is a main wine and table grape producing area. Thousands of chilean palm trees, aged hundred years old, are in Palmar de Ocoa.

In the afternoon we will drive to Santiago by Panamerican Highway for a general City Tour of Santiago and then take you to the International Aiport.

08.00 AM Port of Valparaíso. Short City tour of Valparaíso

09.00 AM Your 10 minutes of free phone calls to USA. Internet

09.30 AM Viña del Mar. Moai of Easter Island

10.00 AM Coastal road and drive to Aconcagua Valley

11.40-12.10 PM Artisanal Winery at Panquehue

1.10-3 PM Lunch (not included). Portillo Ski Resort, Lagoon of the Inca (altitude 9.468 ft), Río Blanco, Los Andes

3.00 PM Los Andes. Santuario Santa Teresita

5.00 PM Santiago. City Tour

7.00 PM Airport. End of the services

· Rates Tour 11 hours (per person)

1 person   $480
2 persons $240
3 persons $180
4 persons $140
5 persons $120
6 persons $100

· Include

· Tour and personal guide
· Special gifts

· Notes

· Normally there is no problems with the altitude (puna).

· Take with you a jockey and sun glasses.

01-CH-12 From Sea Shore to 9.400 ft and back to Valparaíso               9 hours
From your Cruise to the impressive high summits of Andes and back

This is the shorter version of the previous tour. From the nice coast of Valparaíso via the Aconcagua Valley you will go straight to the impressive Cordillera de los Andes in Portillo. The Aconcagua Valley is a main wine and table grape producing area, and is possible to buy fresh fruits directly from growers that sell on the sides of the roads; as you are not leaving Chile, usually you can take the fruits on board.

08.00 AM Port of Valparaíso.

08.30 AM Viña del Mar. Moai of Easter Island.

09.00 AM Via Reñaca to Aconcagua agricultural valley.

12.00 PM Portillo Ski Resort, Lagoon of the Inca (altitude 9.468 ft).

Lunch (not included) in Portillo or Los Andes.

2.00 PM Trip back from Los Andes. Stop in route, perhaps in the artisanal winery.

4.00 PM City Tour of Viña del Mar, Valparaíso. Your free international phone calls and Internet.

5.00 PM Back to your Cruise. End of services.

6.00 PM Expected sailing time.

· Rates Tour 9 hours (per person)

1 person   $485
2 persons $250
3 persons $180
4 persons $140
5 persons $120
6 persons $100

· Include

· Tour and personal guide
· Special gifts

· Notes

· Normally there is no problems with the altitude (puna)
· Take with you a jockey and sun glasses

01-CH-13 Treasures of Chilean Wine + Airport                                            12 hours
                One full day dedicated to the prestigious Chilean wine

There is four main areas producing wine in Chile and three of them are at 3 hours drive from Valparaíso. The nearest is Casablanca Valley, in the main highway to Santiago, Aconcagua Valley in direction to Los Andes and Maipo Valley, close to Santiago. The most traditional is Maipo, followed by Aconcagua, while Casablanca is the most recent.

If you arrive to Valparaíso and leave by the airport of Santiago the same day you can visit the Valley of Casablanca and Los Andes or Maipo. Normally the visits includes degustations; some of the caves are closed on sunday. Just write me and we will program the best wine tour for your personal preferences.

08.00 AM Port of Valparaíso.

08.20 AM Valparaíso, Viña del Mar. Moai Easter Island. Free calls Internet

10.30 AM Casablanca Valley during morning. Wineries Seagram Cuvee Mumm and Veramonte.

1.00 PM Lunch (not included).

2.00 PM Aconcagua or, more recomended, Maipo Valley. In Aconcagua San Esteban, Sanchez de Loria and Los Andes Mountains. In Maipo Undurraga and Concha y Toro.

8.00 PM Airport Santiago

· Cost Tour Full Day

1 person   $480
2 persons $240
3 persons $180
4 persons $140
5 persons $120
6 persons $100

· Note

· During summer some wineries close saturdays and/or sundays. Please ask me first.

· Include

· Wine Tastings

· Free 10 minutes phone calls to the US. 60 minutes free Internet