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Old January 27th, 2004, 09:59 AM
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Thinking of booking a SA cruise which originates in Valpariso...SInce I have many FF miles I would be making our own airline arrangements...I'm curious about the trip from Santiago to Valpariso...any idea regarding cost, mode of transport (taxi,bus, cae svc, etc) travel time, safety, etc...any detail would be appreciated...

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Old January 30th, 2004, 03:41 PM
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Cruise line can sell you a transfer for about $70/person. It's a long drive.
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Old January 30th, 2004, 03:51 PM
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to leave it is $26/person. This is in retaliation of the US's requirement of Chilean's (some of the nicest people on the planet). having to get a visa to enter the US which costs them about $100. Of course Chile does not require a visa for US citizens
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Old January 31st, 2004, 02:28 PM
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Just got back from SA cruise Valparaiso to Buenos Aires 5 weeks ago... Santiago to Valparaiso is about 80 miles -took us about 2 hours by van -there were 3 of us with lots of luggage -cost $100. with tip. Our ride was arranged by our hotel. You can also go much more cheaply with TURBUS- local bus - very safe (all of Santiago is) but getting your luggage to the pick-up location maybe a problem. Taxi is safe but will also cost you $100. If you are arriving at the airport on the day you sail, travel with the cruise pick-up ...my niece did that -get a voucher/schedule of pick-up times from your cruise line - usually cheaper - NCL charged her $50.
A US citizen pays $100. (cash ONLY) for entry into Chile (less for Australian, and Canadians and Mexican, none from other countries - true- it is retaliation for same fee for US Visa app for Chilean nationalities
Hope this is helpful - will be happy to give more info if you wish for more. Our cruise was for 14 days.

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Old February 12th, 2004, 03:33 PM
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Hi Cherie,

My husband and I are considering this itinerary since we have traveled extensively in Europe and other traditional cruise destinations. Can you tell me what you liked about this trip and how it compares with other destinations?

Thanks,
Donna
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Old February 12th, 2004, 09:33 PM
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There is a tour company that you can contact directly owned by Francisco Moreno (Pancho). He speaks English.
Cell# 09-9917393
fax# 56-32722142
website www.transfran.8m.com
email transfran@chile.com
He has clearance from the National Tourism Office to enter the pier.

Have a great cruise.

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Old February 17th, 2004, 08:58 PM
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Cherie,

I'm taking this cruise on NCL later this year. Do you know anyone who did a shore excursion to Torres del Paine? It's pricey but sounds like an ideal excursion.

lisa
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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Distances is about 130 km about 85 miles great road and beatifull views. On your way you can stop for a wine tour and prior you board he ship you can included a city tour to the city of Viana del Mar and Valparaiso, suggest you visit the following w.s. www.turismonuevomundo.cl e mail contacto@turismonuevomundo.cl They will assist there as well in others ports of call.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 02:59 PM
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Have you looked into www.portcompass.com??
They offer great excursions plus transport to Valpariso. We are using them for a Princess cruise that leaves Feb. 24th. I have emailed them with questions regarding several tours and they are very responsive and very accomidating. I got the referral from several other reviews I read. We are also doing a one day extension with them in Buenos Aries to visit the Iguasu Falls region.

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Old September 2nd, 2005, 01:57 PM
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Old September 16th, 2005, 11:00 AM
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Thinking of booking a SA cruise which originates in Valpariso...SInce I have many FF miles I would be making our own airline arrangements...I'm curious about the trip from Santiago to Valpariso...any idea regarding cost, mode of transport (taxi,bus, cae svc, etc) travel time, safety, etc...any detail would be appreciated...

Thanks in advance....
Hi,
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Old September 18th, 2005, 09:14 PM
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Call and see if they will offer you an open jaw ticket so that added commute is not necessary. That's what we did and it worked well for us.
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We are taking the same cruise - I just booked my airfare on AA yesterday. We are hiring a private guide to pick us up at the airport, take us to a hotel for a couple of days, take us on a couple of tours and then drop us off at the port. Although I haven't decided who to go with as yet, I have received quotes from Defrantur Tours and LatinTrip.

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My wife and I go on board of the crown in March 2006, we have quoted many company, we have decided make adjustments of transfer and trips in the city of Santiago and Valparaiso with www.enaturchile.com they will have a car a driver and a guide for us,
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