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Old March 1st, 2004, 06:09 PM
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Default Santiago to Valpariso

Does anyone know of a good way to travel from Santiago to Valpariso?

I am boarding a Celebrity ship in Valpariso 3/14, but will be staying in Santiago for a few days prior to the cruise.

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Old March 1st, 2004, 06:27 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.

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Old March 6th, 2004, 01:43 AM
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try Lan Chile airways if you wish to fly.
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Old March 8th, 2004, 09:48 AM
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Chuck,
I think it is only about 85 miles.
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Old May 13th, 2004, 06:43 PM
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Lan Chile had a shuttle that we took from Vina del Mar to Santiago. They probably have on ethe other way as well. The shuttle was approx $15.00 Taxi price was around $60.00 US

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Old June 22nd, 2004, 02:58 PM
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If you want tours from Val to San - Port Compass www.portcompass.com offers some nice trips. As a direct trip, it takes about 2 hours by car. There are some nice all day options - providing you aren't flying out the same night. We used them for tours in BA as well. I highly recommend them. Well run and cheaper than the cruise lines.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 07:11 PM
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We did the South America cruise in 2001.

We also arrived in Santiago a few days early. We made arrangements through our hotel for a "tour" to Valpariso/Vina del Mar on the morning on the day we needed to board ship. It was a great tour to see things along the way; we had lunch at a seaside restaurant in Vina del Mar and were delivered to the ship at about 3pm. Our ship was scheduled to depart at 6pm, so we had plenty of time.

The cost of this tour back then was half of what Princess wanted just for the transfers although our lunch was not included.

You might check with your hotel and see if they can arrange a city tour for you also. I found that the hotels were very cooperative and helpful.

Any other questions, please feel free to email me.

By the way, let me know if you are stopping in Puerto Montt. I can recommend a wonderful private tour guide.
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 09:02 PM
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Default Re: Santiago to Valpariso

what did you choose to do with your two days in santiago?
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Old January 10th, 2005, 07:24 PM
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We are stopping in Puerto Montt & would love to have the name & contact information of your tour guide. JOE
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Old February 20th, 2005, 10:56 AM
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Hi Michael,
We just got back from our SA cruise in Feb. We had used a prepaid transport company
that we paid $60.00 pp to get us from Santiago to Valpariso with several stops of
interest along the way. We also used private tours in all the ports except one. We
used Hilda Cerda in Santiago for our city and winery tour.
If you want any additional info just email me and I will be glad to share this information.
Hope you have a smooth cruise............................................ .........Clare
(ClareHusted957@msn.com)
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Old July 27th, 2005, 09:53 AM
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Distances between Valparaiso and Santiago aprox 130 km (about 85 miles) roads are excelent and the views and landscape outstanding suggest you visit www.turismonuevomundo.cl great company dedicated to assist passengers from the cruise industry.
Their e mail is contacto@turismonuevomundo.cl They help us a lot not only in Valparaiso and Santiago but in every port our ships stop between Argentina and Chile
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Old September 9th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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I am interested in the private tour guide at {Puerto Montt, and would appreciate your help. George Linton
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Old September 12th, 2005, 06:54 PM
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We are booking with

http://www.chilecallcenter.com/cruisepassen.htm

We customized it and added a winery tour on Day 2 afternoon and told them that we have our own hotel. Drop off at airport on Day 3.
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Mike,
Look at this report
http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/...infinity23.cfm

We had also used Hilda and she can take you from Santiago to Valpairaso.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 04:39 AM
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I got loads more to say about that, but I gotta run - Later!
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Old February 20th, 2006, 08:45 AM
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We did the opposite journey earlier this year. After debark we went by coach, had an excellent guide who pointed out the three differing regions enroute, their ecology and industry.

To appreciate the scenery you need:

a. to have an allround view if possible

b. be sitting well above the ground

c. to have a knowleagable guide

We would have liked to be able to take a day over this journey and to stop at a few spots - but that costs!
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