A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valparaíso is known for its unique architecture, lively culture, street art, and beautiful surroundings. The inspiration of many artists and writers, this port city welcomes guests from around the world to experience its charm. Local Guides Felipe and Elisa, two Chilean Natives, invite you to explore this unique city for yourself, learning about its history and art. On this day trip you will get a chance to wander through the brightly colored houses clustered along the hills of the city. Your guide will lead you through the region's historic quarter, where you will get to ride up one of the city’s famous funiculars and experience its history firsthand. You will also get to visit one of the homes of the world-renowned poet Pablo Neruda, where you’ll learn just why Valparaíso was one of his favorite places to find inspiration. Completing a day of tradition and history, dine at a local favorite restaurant and enjoy the tastiest dishes of Chile’s national cuisine, paired with a glass of local wine. Experience the mystery and culture of Valparaíso for yourself on this exciting and fun day trip.
This tour is easily accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities; please inform your local guide if you need accommodations.
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Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, I’ve always had a passion for Chilean history. In fact, one of my favorite parts of being a guide is volunteering each year during “National Monuments Day,” where I get to teach locals facts that even they may not know about their city’s most historic buildings.
I first decided to become a guide because of my interest in world affairs, history, and intercultural exchange. I thought it would be a great way to meet people and learn about different countries, while also teaching them a bit about my own country. For the past six years, I’ve been doing just that. My job in tourism has given me the opportunity to work in the largest winery in Chile, where I led the training of other guides and helped host private events. During my time there, I was able to develop a keen appreciation and passion for Chilean wines. All these interests - wine, history, and global affairs - have converged into tourism, creating the perfect combination of my passions!
Originally, from Los Andes at the mountains in central Chile, I have also lived between our capital Santiago, and the colonial city of Valparaiso known for its bohemian and artistic vibe.
I am particularly interested in nature, arts, music and enjoy nothing more than rambling around the countryside and cities with character; exploring villages, finding hidden corners, and being surprised by unexpected moments.
My background is Journalism and Social Communication, but since I moved to Rio de Janeiro I've spent the last 12 years working in the Hotel Industry and Tourism. Travelling and knowing other cultures is one of my passions so after living in Brazil, I've decided to improve my English studying in London where I've stayed for a couple of years, and which gave me the possibility of working in the Pub and Restaurants business too.
Now, back in Chile and after all the past experiences I've decided to divide my time between working at a Vineyard in the Aconcagua Valley, volunteering in a non-profit environmental organization, and guiding as I love sharing and showing the beauties of my country.