The `Jewel of the Pacific´Valparaíso, Chile
This expedition starts in the colorful city of Valparaíso. One of the best ways to see this scenic town is by riding its funiculars, which are scattered around the city and allow for sweeping views of the bay. From high up, the city’s multi-colored houses create a rainbow of color and light. Stroll Valparaiso’s narrow streets, climb its endless staircases, and discover something new at every turn: a beautiful building, a remarkable art gallery, or some little gastronomic ‘find’. Don’t forget to explore the port and fishing piers, where you’ll get a real feel for Chile’s quirky seafaring side. Buy or sample freshly caught seafood at the market and enjoy the fishermen’s banter. We also recommend a visit to the UNESCO-listed historic quarter before embarking on MS Fram.