At the hotel, enjoy a buffet breakfast with a couple of hot and cold dishes, plus assorted fruit, cereals, breads and pastries; juice, coffee, tea, water included.
We'll board the bus and begin our journey to Valparaiso via the Casablanca Valley. After 1.5 hours ride we will arrive to Valparaiso.This shore side city is the country’s most important seaport and the alleged cultural capital of Chile.
At a local family home, where we will try a local dish and have a toast with a local drink, called "terremoto" (earthquake), made by the owner of the house.
Next, we'll continue our exploration of Valparaiso. Our field trip will include an exploratory walk of Valparaiso and a funicular ride for views of the harbor and city. Built upon dozens of steep hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaíso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways, embodying a rich architectural and cultural legacy. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is also host to the National Congress of Chile. At the conclusion of our activities, we'll head to the docks, where the ship is ready for embarkation to become our home for the next many days. After the mandatory security review and drill, we sail out from the colorful and artistic city known as Valpo, heading north towards Coquimbo.
Aboard the ship.
At leisure. You might like to check out the library that offers a wide range of multilingual books ranging from fiction to travel literature. You can curl up with a book, watch a DVD, and broaden your understanding of the region's history, flora, fauna, climate, scientific contributions, and more.