Looking at the Ryndam from Rio to Valpariso in March.
Does anyone know if HAL offers a tour of the Valpariso/Santiago area on the day of debarkation? The flight I'm looking at doesn't leave until 8:00 pm and of course, I would like something to do during the day.
Their website lists tours, but doesn't detail if they are for day of debarkation also, or just for a port of call.
We are doing this cruise on Dec 1. Our tour book lists a couple tours. But, it says that they are for people whose plane departs after 9 PM. They are two winery tours with lunch and are $189 if you do not have HAL's transfer and $149 if you have the transfer. They each are approx. 9 hours. I think the trip from Valparaiso takes a good bit of time. If you don't do a tour they take you to a conference room in a hotel in Santiago, give you snacks and I understand you can walk around on your own. I have been told there is a lot of shopping in this area. We have not opted for a tour and will just "wait and see".
We found the HAL tours overpriced, crowded and not very flexible. The drive from Santiago to Valparaiso is about 90 minutes normally, but there is much highway construction on the main road and it took us nearly 3 hours without any tours.