Viña del Mar and Valparaíso in 1 day
One of our most popular tours at Snowtours is the classic Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. We have selected the most frequent and relevant questions so that you know a little more of these destinations before setting foot on the road for your tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso in 1 day.
Worth going to Viña del Mar and Valparaíso in 1 day?
Absolutely yes! If you come to Chile and do not know Valparaíso and Viña del Mar, it is as if you had not really known the country. This script is one of the most known and easy to do. If you are planning to visit Santiago, be sure to travel to these two destinations. If you want to know Vinã del Mar and Valparaiso in 1 day, we advise you to go through a tourist agency.
Vina del Mar or Valparaiso?
Both of them, of course! The cities are quite close, although only 15 minutes away there is a very curious fact among the tourists who visit them. It is common for 50% to say that I like more than one. And this divergence of opinion is a surprise to both sides. For those who enjoy culture, art, history and alternative tourism, Valparaíso is the ideal destination. If you are one of those who likes beach, flowers, nature and luxury then you will love Viña del Mar.
Valparaíso and Viña del Mar on their own, is it worth it?
The answer is ¨depend¨. There are many travelers who prefer to go on their own through the metro station Parajitos in Santiago, especially those who seek above all an economic tour to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso in 1 day, however it is important to analyze what is intended when visiting These cities.
If your goal is to visit the two cities in a day, the answer is “no”, for several reasons, the first of them is precisely because it is not as economical as one thinks.
If you put at the tip of the pencil the expenses with metro, bus, taxi at the bus station – yes you will need a taxi, see below in “Valparaiso is dangerous” because of this advice – meals, tours, travel between Valparaíso and Viña del Mar , Your limited time of 1 day being lost between trips and requesting information here and there, will make your tour become more of a mission than a moment of pleasure in getting to know these wonderful cities of Chile, the worst part of the history is : You do not have time to know the many attractions of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso in 1 day by bus.
If you plan to stay 2 or more days, then yes it is worth it, since you will have more time to explore everything, so it is worth going on your own to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso. You should take a metro to Pajaritos station (line 1) and from there take a bus to one of the two cities, the buses leave every 30 minutes, not having to book in advance.
Valparaíso and Viña del Mar Roadmap
There are several attractions and itineraries to enjoy in this classic tour of Chile. At Snowtours we take the tour of Viña del Mar and Valparaíso in 1 day with the purpose of making the visitor have the most complete experience possible. On the way to Valparaiso, we stop at the charming little town of Curacaví, where we stop at a famous restaurant for a free tasting of the drink “Choque”, a traditional drink made by fermentation of wine and in this same place we suggest to the travelers that buy the delicious Empanadas that have on the spot, we continue our tour through the wineries on the way to Valparaiso and stop at a winery, and then we continue to visit the Casa de Pablo Neruda, Nobel Prize-winning writer for literature in 1963.
We continue our tour taking a walking tour through the colorful streets, full of art and culture, until we reach a belvedere where you can take beautiful photos.
We descend by the Funicular (cable cars that take the people from the high part to the lower part of the city), already in the lower part, we know the Armada de Chile, the Cultural Center, monument to the heroes and the port of Valparaiso. After staying in the morning knowing the beauties of cultural Valparaiso, it’s time to have lunch. Here at Snowtours, we select the best restaurants in Viña del Mar, and we tailor the tour according to the profile of each group we take, always taking into account the best value for our travelers. After lunch we enjoy the famous Viña del Mar Flower Clock, we wet our feet in the Pacific – it is, since we got here, have to do it – we visited the only Moai outside of Isla de Pascoa, in the Fonk museum, we visited the Casino de Viña del Mar and then back to Santiago. Ufa! It’s a whole day of walking that is worth going! If you want to know Viña del Mar and Valparaíso in 1 day, do not go alone, count on our 8 years of experience to have a truly complete and safe experience.
Valparaíso and Viña del Mar distance
The cities of Valparaíso and Viña del Mar are “sister cities”, meaning they are only 15 minutes away. Although nearby, these cities are very different, Valparaiso is rich in culture and art, Viña del Mar is chosen by those who enjoy beach, gardens and luxury.
Valparaíso Weather Forecasts
A little different from the climate in Santiago de Chile, which is drier and hotter, the average annual temperature in Valparaiso is 15 C, typical of the cool Mediterranean climate, combining dry summers, which can easily reach 32 C and quite a lot of winter Cloudy, reaching 9 C, especially in the months of June, July and August. If you come to Valparaiso in the winter, it is good to bring some warm clothes, you will need them.
Is Valparaiso dangerous?
Many people when they arrive in Valparaiso usually compare it with a favela, but it is important to say that, in a deeper look, one discovers that it is not quite like that. The city was founded in the middle of 1530 and is very old, so it is very different from the young sister Viña del Mar.
One of the most colorful cities in the world, Valparaiso attracts thousands of tourists every year and this, and the combination of this fact with A predominantly poor population results in recurrent thefts and assaults on tourists, so we advise you always to visit the city with a tourist agency where guides will accompany travelers through safe areas.
If you decide to go it alone, consider the following tips:
1 – Avoid walking at night, especially if you are alone. Valparaiso is full of alleys and stairs and this facilitates the life of badly intentioned people.
2 – When arriving at the bus station in Valparaíso, choose to take a taxi to climb the hill, the average value is CLP 5,000. Getting on a bus in Valparaiso is not recommended, especially if you are in a backpack.
3 – Unless you are with a large group of people, avoid displaying jewelery, cameras and cell phones, especially if you are on top of the city.
4 – When going to Viña del Mar, prefer to go by subway. In addition to being safer, it is more comfortable and faster. You will need to buy a card that costs CLP 2.174 (Ask for “daily card”), plus the ticket amount.
Where is the largest swimming pool in the World of Viña del Mar?
No, unfortunately contrary to what many think, the largest swimming pool in the world is in the town of Algarrobo 85 Km from Viña del Mar. This is an impressive tourist complex in San Alfonso del Mar, which has a pool that occupies 8 Hectares, a world record recorded by the Guinness Book.