Armada de Chile Landmark
Valparaiso and Vina del Mar are neighbouring seaside towns one hour 40 minutes drive from Santiago, the capital of Chile. As we were staying in Santiago for four nights we took the opportunity to visit these two famous seaside towns.
View of the port town of Valparaiso
How to get to Valparaiso from Santiago
It is an easy bus journey from Santiago to Valparaiso, buses depart Santiago from Terminal Alameda every 15 minutes for the terminal located at the National Congress Building in Valparaiso. We travelled by Turbus.
Tour company touts descended on us, some quite pushy others more relaxed. Should we take the tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar or just wander around and get lost? We could wander around Valparaiso by foot and potentially run out of time to see Vina del Mar or we could take a Day Trip that includes both. Timing was important as we had booked the 6.30pm bus back to Santiago. Roda Tours had a tour leaving in 30 minutes and...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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