Free tour Barrio Puerto, where Valparaíso is born.

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Guru: Ecomapu
Quality Verified Registered on September 23, 2020

Hi! Welcome to Valparaíso. We are a team of local guides from this colorful and magical city also called La Joya del Pacífico. We invite you to discover unique places away from mass tourism, getting to know the city, its people and local life. We will show you unique places and "porteñas picás" that only a local guide can teach you. Valparaíso as you have never known before.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

We will discover the oldest neighborhood of Valparaíso and the historical origin point of this Chilean port city and why Valparaíso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We start at Plaza Sotomayor, recognizing its architecture and the stories that shaped this square built on the sea during the 19th century. We will take the historic elevators of Cerro Concepción, Cerro Alegre and Cerro Cordillera (4 funiculars), contrasting the area most visited by tourists with the most important port hill in the social history of Valparaíso and Chile, to this day the main working-class neighborhood of the port overlooking the La Matriz church, the oldest in the city.

Finally, we will visit the Barrio Puerto de Valparaíso, part of the UNESCO site and the origin point of the city that still maintains the traditional local Porteña life, including the oldest bar-cantina in the port, music made in Valparaíso, old shops and famous "picás" (popular restaurants) around Plaza Echaurren, the oldest square in Valparaíso. Of course, on the route you will discover colorful and artistic murals and graffiti of the street art porteño.

We end the tour at the renovated Mercado Puerto with suggestions for you to continue exploring Valparaíso. In short, it is the most complete tour.

Welcome to live the Ecomapu Experience!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Sotomayor, Valparaíso, Chile
    Sotomayor, Valparaíso, Chile
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    The meeting point is inside Plaza Sotomayor between Blanco and Cochrane streets, the tour guide will be dressed in a green Ecomapu t-shirt, who will be waiting for you on the sky-blue platform that is surrounded by white concrete balls.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Sotomayor
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Muelle Prat - Errázuriz
  • 3
    Free admission
    La Escala Galería - Cochrane
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    Outside visit
  • 5
    Entrance not included
    Ascensor Concepcion - Esmeralda
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Cerro Concepción Valparaíso - Templeman
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    Outside visit
    Cerro Alegre
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    Free admission
  • 9
    Entrance not included
    Ascensor El Peral - Plaza de La Justicia
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Ascensor San Agustín - José Tomás Ramos
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Cerro Cordillera - San Francisco
  • 12
    Outside visit
    Museo Lord Cochrane - Merlet
  • 13
    Outside visit
  • 14
    Entrance not included
    Ascensor Cordillera - Serrano
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Plaza Echaurren - Cochrane
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Bar Liberty - Almirante Riveros
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Mercado - Puerto

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ángeles 12 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Buena predisposición
Paresh 10 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
We had a wonderful time learning about Valparaiso from Sebastian. He even showed us a great completo shop afterward. He was considerate, answered all our questions, provided personalized direction, and showed us some great vistas.
Ana Alvarez 05 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Mar 2024
El tour me gustó mucho, estuve solo unas horas en Valparaíso imy eso me permitió tener un entendimiento y descubrimiento del lugar mucho mayor a si lo hubiese hecho por mi cuenta. Valparaíso no es fácil de recorrer al principio ya que hay muchas subidas y bajadas y ascensores escondidos. Recomendaciones mucho este tour. El nombre del guía si no me equivoco era Cristian (pero capaz era otro nombre) se notaba que tiene mucha experiencia y sabe mucho sobre la ciudad. También me acompaño hasta la parada del bus para llegar a La Sebastiana de Neruda. Recomie ndo mucho este tour.
Carl 01 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Nicolas was a great guide. This was an amazing walking tour and we got the real feel for the city of Valparaiso. We felt safe the whole time, and we were happy we got to see so many hills, and not only the well known touristy ones. A really special tour! Highly recommended !
Mauricio 30 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Muy buen tour
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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