Valparaíso – A Brief & Interesting History


Valparaíso was discovered in 1536 by Spanish explorer Juan de Saavedra while searching for his supply ship, the Santiaguillo. A conquistador from Spain, Diego de Almagro had sent the Santiaguillo to open trade routes and supply de Saavedra’s expedition. This expedition was part of a Spanish belief that there was greater treasures to be found beyond Peru. On arrival in Quintil Bay, de Saavedra named the region Valle del Paraíso (Valley of Paradise) after his home village in Spain. It remained a relatively small village comprised of a church and a few houses for almost 300 years.

Holiday to Latin America? Our Guide to get to Latin America

Qantas 747 Sydney to Santiago

YourTrip are now offering amazing holiday experiences in Latin America, but how exactly do you get there? This short article looks at what we think are the easiest and most comfortable ways to get to Latin America. The flights to Latin America we’ve looked at is just our suggestions. It’s not an exhaustive list, as […]