VALDIVIA CITY TOUR – FULL DAY
From Puerto Varas or Puerto Montt
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeBEACH, Boutique, Budget, Charming, City Tour, Classic, Ecofriendly, Face to Face, Family-friendly, Folkloric, GROUP DEPARTURES, Hiking, Historical, Local People, Luxury, Mid-range, Mountain, Museum, Photograph, Quiet, Seaside, Trendy, Urban, Walking Tour
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Valdivia delights their visitants with a particular beauty, native surroundings and a special history that gives to this fluvial city a strong personality on its own.
The city was founded by Pedro de Valdivia, on 1522 and from that moment was a
thriving, with notable historical events place. The first stop is the Arturo Prat
Avenue or river side road, main pedestrian promenade along the Calle Calle River,
where the River Market, jetties boat excursion and shipyards impact the visitors,
also a visit to the typical fair, where fresh seafood is offered, fruits and vegetables
of the islands.
Across the river we see the buildings and Historical Museum of Contemporary Art.
After visiting the market we go to General Lagos Av, the oldest neighborhood of
the city, where we will see the Canelo Tower, a sort of lookout post used by the
Spanish in colonial times to protect the people from the natives and pirates.
Returning to the downtown area, we see the San Francisco church and the Republic Main Square, appreciating the details of their gardens and gazebo, the Government House and the cathedral.
Then we cross the Pedro de Valdivia Bridge towards the Teja Island, we depart
from the city to follow the river side road to Niebla and Los Molinos beach crossing bridges, docks and the area where the Cruces river meets Calle Calle river to form the Valdivia river, meeting the horizon of the Pacific ocean in all it`s splendor: a magnificent view
Niebla Castle, situated in a strategic place facing the sea, has left traces that
marked the Valdivia city History, during the events of the XVII century, when it was established the defense system there. At the museum, showcases shares (documents, flags, clothes) that expose the ambitions of the pirates. Outside, stone
walls built of cancagua and cannons made in the Motherland (Spain) are silent
representatives of the historical past.
Recommendations: Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sunblock, sunglasses and if it rains a water resistant jacket.
Duration: 12 hours.
-Regular tour departs everyday, all year long.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
- Pick up and Drop off at your hotel;
- English Speaking guide.