Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

Valparaiso is a major port and the second largest city in Chile. It is 120km west of the capital, Santiago de Chile. This blue collar city is full of colorful clapboard houses and Victorian mansions built on a circle of steep hills. This stunning panorama is backed by the distant snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera.

Valparaiso has many things to offer the tourist, including great shopping, fine dining, theatre, museums, orchestral and band performances, festivals and sports events. Almost everything is within walking distance, and Valparaiso is located less than two hours from downtown Chicago. Valparaiso is also well known for its raucous nightlife, as sailors’ bars and bordellos line the winding, hilly streets.

Things to see and do

* Funiculars (ascending railways)
* Naval Maritime Museum
* Cielo Abierto open air museum
* Colorful clapboard houses

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Chilean peso (Ch$)
Language – Spanish and Portuguese
Land Area - 15,403.2 km2 (Santiago)
Population – 300,000 +
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – +56

Port Location – Cruise ships dock at Muelle Prat, which is within walking distance to town.

Transport Links – The closest airport is Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) in Santiago, which offers extensive domestic and international service.

There is a new metro/train that runs from Valparaiso to Viña del Mar and other surrounding communities. Taxis (called "colectivos") run on fixed routes, and are a very common mode of transport between (and inside of) Valparaiso, Viña del Mar and other surrounding areas.

You can easily get to Valparaiso by bus from Santiago. The trip takes less than two hours and there is a wide choice of bus companies and departure times.

To get around Valparaiso you can catch a bus, taxis or subway.

Cruises departing Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

Fram, In-depth Antarctica & Patagonia Ex Valparaiso To Santiago

Departure: 16 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Punta Arenas aboard Fram.

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Roald Amundsen, Antarctica & Patagonia Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 22 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Roald Amundsen .

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Ushuaia aboard Roald Amundsen.

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Fridtjof Nansen, Antarctica & Patagonia Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 23 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fridtjof Nansen .

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Ushuaia aboard Fridtjof Nansen.

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Scenic Eclipse I, 24 Nights Ultimate Chilean Fjords And Antarctica Ex Santiago To Buenos Aires

Departure: 30 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse I.

24 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Scenic Eclipse I

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Scenic Eclipse I, 13 Nights Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn Ex Santiago To Buenos Aires

Departure: 30 Oct 2022 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse I.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Scenic Eclipse I

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Silver Explorer, South America Ex Valparaiso To Ushuaia

Departure: 13 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Explorer.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Explorer

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Silver Wind, South America Ex Valparaiso To Ushuaia

Departure: 18 Nov 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

14 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Wind

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Silver Whisper, Tahiti Ex Valparaiso To Papeete (tahiti)

Departure: 02 Dec 2022 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper.

20 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Whisper

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Infinity, Patagonia & Argentina Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 02 Jan 2023 From: Cruise line: Celebrity Cruises Cruise Ship: Celebrity Infinity.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Infinity.

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Msc Magnifica, 79 Nights Ex Valparaiso, Chile To Civitavecchia, Italy

Departure: 10 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Magnifica.

79 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard MSC Magnifica

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Msc Magnifica, 36 Nights Ex Valparaiso, Chile To Sydney, Australia

Departure: 10 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Magnifica.

36 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard MSC Magnifica

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Msc Magnifica, 82 Nights Ex Valparaiso, Chile To Barcelona, Spain

Departure: 10 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Magnifica.

82 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard MSC Magnifica

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Msc Magnifica, 81 Nights Ex Valparaiso, Chile To Marseille (provence), France

Departure: 10 Feb 2023 From: Cruise line: MSC Cruises Cruise Ship: MSC Magnifica.

81 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard MSC Magnifica

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Silver Explorer, South Pacific Islands Ex Valparaiso To Papeete (tahiti)

Departure: 18 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Explorer.

25 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Explorer

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Scenic Eclipse I, 16 Nights Latin America Delights & Peru - Cruise & Land Journey Ex Santiago To Cuzco

Departure: 19 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse I.

16 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Scenic Eclipse I

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Scenic Eclipse I, 9 Nights Latin America Delights Ex Santiago To Callao (lima)

Departure: 19 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse I.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Scenic Eclipse I

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Infinity, Patagonia & Argentina Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 23 Mar 2023 From: Cruise line: Celebrity Cruises Cruise Ship: Celebrity Infinity.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Infinity.

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Fram, 21 Night In-depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (southbound) Ex Valparaiso (santiago), Chile To Santiago, Chile

Departure: 13 Oct 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

21 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Fram

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Roald Amundsen, 17 Night Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (southbound) Ex Valparaiso (santiago), Chile To Buenos Aires, Argentina

Departure: 17 Oct 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Roald Amundsen .

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Roald Amundsen

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Fridtjof Nansen, 17 Night Ex Valparaiso (santiago), Chile To Ushuaia, Argentina

Departure: 27 Oct 2023 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fridtjof Nansen .

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Fridtjof Nansen

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Silver Wind, South America Ex Valparaiso To Puerto Williams

Departure: 01 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Wind

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Silver Wind, 10 Nights South America Ex Valparaiso To Puerto Williams

Departure: 02 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Wind.

11 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Silver Wind

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 13 Nights Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn Ex Santiago To Buenos Aires

Departure: 24 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Scenic Eclipse II

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 26 Nights Ultimate Chilean Fjords & Weddell Sea Ex Santiago To Buenos Aires

Departure: 24 Nov 2023 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

26 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Scenic Eclipse II

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Scenic Eclipse Ii, 19 Nights Journey Across The Pacific: Easter Island & French Polynesia Ex Santiago To Papeete

Departure: 13 Mar 2024 From: Cruise line: Scenic Tours Cruise Ship: Scenic Eclipse II.

19 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile onboard Scenic Eclipse II

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