The Highlights Tour

Join Camilo and explore the colorful seaside town Valparaíso. Use a vintage Polaroid camera and create your own unique souvenirs!

Use the calendar below to select your date and book online!

Highlights

  • Location

    Valparaíso, Chile

  • Duration

    150 minutes

  • Photo Guides

    Local & English Speaking

  • Group Size

    Maximum 8 People

  • Price

    Standard Ticket US$ 90/EUR 80/CLP 60.000

  • Booking

    Instant Confirmation

Explore the Marvels of Valparaíso

We show you all the best angles. No previous photography knowledge needed!

We start our “not like all the other walking tours” experience at a local café. You will learn how to use an original Polaroid camera from the 1990s at the start of your tour.

Your local guide will help you find out how to create your own unique Polaroid souvenirs!

While exploring the narrow streets and the colorful street art of this charming seaside gem you will see and learn more about what makes this city so intriguing. Believe us, there’s a lot to see!

Take home eight one-of-a-kind Polaroids from your sightseeing adventure in Valparaíso.

During your analog photo adventure in Valparaíso you will discover

  • narrow streets but also giant historical mansions
  • street art from a vast number of local and international graffiti artists who turned this city into an outdoor gallery that has been recognised by the UNESCO as a world heritage site
  • the lovely port where the city was founded and how immigration influenced the town
  • the city’s hills and the most convenient way to get to the top: Funiculars
  • fantastic views over the city and the pacific ocean from one of Valparaíso’s hills
  • a local brewery and learn more about the process of crafting beer.

This and much more waits for you to be captured with your new best friend: the vintage Polaroid camera!

Check out the tour itinerary for more info

  • HOW TO BOOK YOUR TOUR:
    • Choose your date and time from the tour calendar.
    • Follow the booking process to book and pay your tickets online.
    • The booking and payment is processed by our partner FareHarbor. They charge a small booking fee in addition to the ticket price.
  • Payment options:
    • Credit cards
    • If you do not own a credit card but want to book a tour, just contact us at booking@instant.tours
  • Cut-Off Times: Tours can be booked online up until 12 hrs. prior the scheduled departure time. If a date has existing bookings it can be be booked up until 4 hours to the departure.
  • Short-Term Inquiries: If you like to join a tour within 12 hrs. to the departure just drop us a line. We try to make it happen: santiago@instant.tours
  • Private Tours: You want to book a tour but cannot find a suitable date? Inquire via e-mail and we will try scheduling one.

If you have questions, check out our FAQs, call us at +56 945 566 319 or write an email to valparaiso@instant.tours

We have planned a great tour for you. Exploring Valparaíso…

You start your walking tour at a local hangout, the Melbourne Café.
  • After the introduction we walk along the port to Plaza Sotomayor.
    • Your first shot: Frame the boats with the blue pacific ocean in the back.
  • Next we walk head turn to climb the city’s hills. We do this by using one of the signature transportation systems of Valparaíso: Funicalars
  • From the Cerro Alegre (“The Merry Hill”) and the Cerro Concepción you will marvel at the views over the town and the Pacific Ocean
  • You will continue the tour by exploring the narrow streets and all the colorful works of graffiti by local and international street artists.
  • Concluding your tour you will get to learn about beer brewing at a local micro-brewery.
  • This tour is about exploring! It’s not about famous sights (although there are some). It’s for finding the cool, new, interesting details in a city. Join us and get to know the real Valparaíso.

Price

  • Standard Ticket includes vintage Polaroid rental camera and one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR (about 22 USD)
  • No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film. Perfect for someone who wants to use their own camera or accompany someone on the tour

Meeting Point

  • Address: Melbourne Café, Plaza Local 9, Sotomayor 33, Valparaíso
    You can find more info about the meeting point right above.

Duration

About 150 minutes including the introduction to the Polaroid camera and the instant film.

Departure Times

Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 AM. Please check the tour calendar for details.

Group Size

No minimum group size. Average maximum group size is eight.

Languages

The tour is operated in English. However all tour guides speak Spanish as well.

Included

  • Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera for the duration of the trip
  • 1 Pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR (about US$ 22)
  • Introduction to instant photography
  • English speaking personal photo guide. Your guide is  happy to answer questions you have about Valparaíso and Chile, recommend places to eat, give tips on what to see and where to go and much more.

Not Included

  • The No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Cancellation & Refund

  • Cancellations: If you have to change or cancel a tour please let us know as soon as possible. Just write an email to booking@instant.tours. Within 48 hours prior your booked tours departure, we will refund you with the total amount paid.
  • Short-term cancellations (less than 48 hours before the tour’s departure): We will try to reschedule the tour with you. If we aren’t able to do so, a short-term cancellation will result in full payment of the agreed tour price for the scheduled time.
  • No-Shows: Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time. If you do not show at the meeting point within 15 minutes after the scheduled departure of your tour we consider you a no-show. This means that you might not be able to join the tour and no refund will be given. If you already know that you might not be on time, please contract us via e-mail or call your local tour host.
  • Changes: If you want to change the date and/or time of your trip you must contact us as soon as possible in writing at booking@instant.tours. We will try to reschedule your trip with you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this, as changes are subject to availability at the time.
  • Bad Weather: In most cases we meet you at the meeting point. There we will discuss our options, which are: rescheduling the tour, cancelling and refunding or running it anyway. In rare cases we cancel the tour beforehand by informing you via email and/or phone. If the tour you booked got cancelled due to bad weather we will try to reschedule it. In case the suggested options are not viable for you we will give you full refund.
  • For details please view our Terms and Conditions here

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Valparaiso

We meet at the Melbourne Café. Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time.

Your tour ends at the Casa Altamira brewhouse. There, we will review your pictures, answer your questions about what to do in Valparaíso, recommend places to eat and give tips on what to see and where to go.

Add even more fun to your tour! Choose between one or more of our awesome tour add-ons. Just add them during the checkout. You will receive your purchase at the tour!

Available at this tour:

  • Color 600 Film – Additional Polaroid Originals Color 600 film. 8 exposures per pack
  • Group Picture – Your guide takes a portrait or group picture for you to keep
  • Private Tour – Choose this option to make your tour a private one