Valparaiso is Chile’s most unusual city. It’s the sort of place that inspires dreamers, and plenty of writers, poets and artists have been moved to capture it, including Chile’s most famous poet Pablo Neruda, who had a house here. Today, it still inspires, with many visitors falling in love with the edgy, bohemian atmosphere and colourful coolness. The city is divided by steep hills (cerros), connected by old funicular lifts, each hill piled high with crumbling mansions, brightly hued dwellings and boutique shops. Once you’ve travelled up into the cerros from ocean level, it’s easy to wander the cobbled lanes and admire the plentiful street art for hours!
With us you’ll have a front row seat for one of the universe’s most spectacular shows.
You'll be joined on tour by astronomer Colin Stuart, who will give informative lectures before and during the eclipse.
Our private viewing point in the Elqui Valley is the perfect place to witness the eclipse. Travel there comfortably by chartered plane, saving 10 hours of coach travel each way.
We couldn’t have an event in Chile without featuring plenty of the local wine, so sit back, enjoy the eclipse and sip on delicious Chilean vintages.
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Valparaiso:
Valparaiso offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?