A row of eight horse and carriages wait under the shade of the trees in Plaza Vagara, Viña del Mar. They’re all reminiscent of a time when things moved slower. We were approached by one of the drivers who showed us a laminated card with the route and a set price on it of CLP$20,000. We said we’d think about it and turned away – right into another driver with the same card but he said he'd do it for $15,000.
We climbed into the shiny red carriage and clip-clopped our way around Viña. It’s a very relaxing way to see the city and the kids imagined having to travel long distances in the back of a carriage. Except I don’t think the carts of 100 years ago had modern suspension and rubber lined tyres.