Be picked up in the morning from your hotel in Santiago in your air-conditioned mini van and head to the coastal cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar which are located only 90 minutes from Santiago.
Once you have arrived to Valparaiso you will head straight to the famous funicular and ride all the way up to the hills to get breathtaking views of the pacific ocean! Lose yourself in Valparaiso's hills and find out the hidden stories in its staircases and quaint houses! Discover where the locals go to have fun and where the best local restaurants are hidden. After Alegre Hill, head up to Concepcion Hill and be amazed by the breathtaking Lutheran Church of La Santa Cruz.
At lunch time, visit a local restaurant enjoy delicious Chilean cuisine (own expense). If time allows we will visit the Pablo Neruda museum and learn from the poet who drew much inspiration from this hard-working port town.
Continue along the coastline and arrive in the clean and orderly Viña del Mar which is a sharp contrast to the charming jumble of the neighboring Valparaiso. Manicured boulevards lined with palm trees, a sprawling public beach and beautiful expansive parks have earned it the nickname of Ciudad Jardín (Garden City). Stop to see the 'flower clock,' a genuine Moai statue from Easter Island, and for a relaxing walk on the beach before heading to Santiago. On your journey to Santiago you will visit the Casablanca Valley, famous for being the most successful wine producer in the country. Here you will stop at a vineyard and try some of their signature wines!