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

Roald Amundsen, Patagonia Chilean Fjords Antarctica Ex Valparaiso To Santiago

Departure: 26 Oct 2019 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Roald Amundsen .

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Punta Arenas aboard Roald Amundsen.

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Fram, Patagonia Chilean Fjords Antarctica Ex Valparaiso To Ushuaia

Departure: 31 Oct 2019 From: Cruise line: Hurtigruten Cruise Ship: Fram.

18 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Ushuaia aboard Fram.

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Le Soleal, An Adventure In Patagonia Ex Valparaiso To Ushuaia

Departure: 01 Nov 2019 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Soleal.

13 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Ushuaia aboard Le Soleal.

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L'austral, In The Heart Of The Chilean Fjords Ex Ushuaia To Buenos Aires

Departure: 05 Nov 2019 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: L'Austral.

10 Night cruise departing from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires onboard L'Austral.

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Silver Explorer, Voyage 7922 Ex Valparaiso To Ushuaia

Departure: 23 Nov 2019 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Explorer.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Ushuaia aboard Silver Explorer.

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Viking Sun, Journey Along The Pacific Coast Ex Valparaiso To Los Angeles

Departure: 09 Dec 2019 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Sun.

26 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Los Angeles aboard Viking Sun.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 21 Dec 2019 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 24 Jan 2020 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Whisper, World Cruise Sector 2020 Ex Valparaiso To Papeete

Departure: 15 Feb 2020 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Whisper.

15 Night World Cruise Sector 2020 departing from Valparaiso to Papeete onboard Silver Whisper.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 27 Feb 2020 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Silver Explorer, Ex Valparaiso To Easter Island

Departure: 18 Mar 2020 From: Cruise line: Silversea Cruises Cruise Ship: Silver Explorer.

9 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Easter Island aboard Silver Explorer.

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Le Boreal, Cordillera & Andean Secrets Ex Valparaiso To Guayaquil

Departure: 20 Mar 2020 From: Cruise line: Ponant Cruise Ship: Le Boreal.

12 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Guayaquil aboard Le Boreal.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 16 Dec 2020 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 19 Jan 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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Jupiter, South America & Chilean Fjords Ex Valparaiso To Buenos Aires

Departure: 22 Feb 2021 From: Cruise line: Viking Ocean Cruises Cruise Ship: Viking Jupiter.

17 Night Cruise sailing from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires aboard Viking Jupiter.

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