a weekend off to visit the Andes and Valparaiso.

Valparaiso is a city on the Pacific coast of central Chile only a 2 hour drive from Santiago.  It is Chile’s main port and is known for its bohemian atmosphere, numerous  funiculars on its steep hillside, colourful street art. It is designated a UNESCO World heritage site



according to the UNESCO website:

The outstanding nature of the historic quarter of Valparaíso results from a combination of three factors, all associated with its role as a port: its particular geographical and topographical environment; its urban forms, layout, infrastructure and architecture; and its attraction to and influence by people from around the world.