What you can expect
Take a stress-free excursion to the Chilean Central Coast, an ideal complement to any visit to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. This private day trip can be customized to suit your unique interests. Contact us ahead of your trip date to share your interests and ideas, so we can prepare a perfect itinerary for you beforehand.
Meet your Perro Tour guide at your hotel (either in Valparaíso or Viña del Mar) or another location of your choice, and make any final adjustments to your itinerary as you head for the curvy and hilly landscapes of the Chilean Pacific.
Be amazed by the stunningly beautiful vistas of Chile's coast, savor our country's delicious and fresh seafood, and be stunned by the breathtaking views from the sand dunes in Concón, a mini Sahara inside of Greater Valparaíso.
Set the pace for the day, stay longer at places that interest you the most, and crave the food you want. When hunger strikes, at the end of the tour, your guide will lead you to some of the best restaurants in town or back to your hotel, whichever works better for you.
See below for a sample itinerary of what your Chilean Central Coast Day Trip might include. Meals, entrance fees, and gratuities are at your own expense.
09:00 Your private Perro Tour guide meets you at your hotel in Valparaíso to start your drive north of Viña del Mar, by a beautiful road snaking along the coast, passing by a string of beaches, ranging from small, rocky coves to wide open sands.
10:30 We arrive in Horcón, a tiny and picturesque fishing cove. You have a craving for a tasty seafood empanada before it's time for a walk through the small, rocky beach where fishing boats come and go. We then stroll through an artisanal fair to the Wish Bridge, where you can read different wishes people have scrolled onto colorful ribbons and strung up on the small wooden structure. We finally go around the wharf to watch some pelicans and gulls fighting over fish guts — since fishermen feed them, you can get really close to both, pelicans and gulls.
11:30 We get to the tranquil bay of Papudo, the northernmost beach of the Chilean Central Coast. We stroll through the lovely waterfront to see the beautiful landscape to the north and watch seabirds floating calmly on water next to the local fishermen boats.
12:30 Lunchtime is approaching, but you want to do a short walk along the small, unspoiled cove of Zapallar, the crown jewel of the Central Coast and the most exclusive of Chile's Pacific beach towns, where Santiago's elite take their beach holidays. When hunger strikes we sit on the deck at El Chiringuito to savor some of Chile's delicious seafood while looking out over the rocks and hungry pelicans fishing for their lunch.
16:30 Sated, and as we get closer to Valparaíso, you feel like climbing the 35-story-tall sand dunes of Concón — relax, we'll start from floor 31 — a nature's gateway that provides stunning views of a vast stretch of the Chilean coast, from Valparaíso to Zapallar. We then drive down the scenic road from Concón to Viña del Mar, making a stop at Roca Oceánica, a rocky hill looking out over the Pacific with incredible views.
18:00 After a memorable day, we arrive to your hotel in Valparaíso and you ask your Perro Tour guide some tips for dinner, before it's time to say goodbye.