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Highlights of Valdivia



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Visit, one of the prettiest places in Chile with a very interesting history and rich wildlife.
  • Discover Valdivia, one of the prettiest historical towns in Chile

  • Learn about German immigration to southern Chile through its stately, historic homes

  • Visit Maurice Van der Maele Historical and Anthropological Museum, housing Mapuche artefacts

  • Discover Mercado Fluvial, where dozens of fishermen sell fresh conger eel, hake, and king crabs

Viva Valdivia

On a guided visit to Valdivia, learn all about its history and how it has suffered attacks, floods, fires, and the disastrous earthquake of 1960. Don’t miss your opportunity to explore the Museo Histórico y Antropológico Mauricio van de Maele to see artefacts and historic photos from the area. Afterwards, continue to Valdivia's downtown area for a pleasant stroll and admire the pelicans and sea lions longing by the riverside market.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: It is recommendable to wear warm comfortable clothing, and a windbreaker waterproof to fully enjoy the visit. 

  • Walking information: Walking is mostly up to each guest. Most surfaces are flat, some slight inclination and few steps. In downtown Valdivia walking on cobblestone, paved flat terrain. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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