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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!
Born and raised in Santiago, I’ve always loved this city. Yet, it wasn’t until a six-month stay in the USA that I realized how much I wanted to become a guide. During this trip, I saw so many beautiful places, and it made me want to share the beauties of my own country. I have also always been interested in music and various different forms of art. Therefore, during my tours, I often incorporate fun facts about art, music, and pop culture along with my overview of Chilean history. I hope that this approach will help create unforgettable experiences that’ll make people fall in love with Chile.
Tourism has not only given me my dream job, but it has also provided me with amazing opportunities to fall even more in love with my own country. For six years, I even got to live and work in southern Patagonia, where I developed my passion for indigenous culture and nature. After working in Patagonia, I knew it was time to return to Santiago so I could show off my home city to incoming travelers. As a Local Guide, I hope that I can use this industry, which has given me so much, not only to show travelers around, but also as a way to promote and protect our history, culture, and land.
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