LA SERENA -   COQUIMBO

 

        CHILE        

 

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TOUR # 1:     Elqui Valley ( 6 hs )

TOUR # 2:     City Tour La Serena, Coquimbo ( 7 hs )

 

 

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ELQUI VALLEY

 

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 OPTION Nº 1 

 

Elqui Valley (6 Hours)

 

This tour will take you through this great Elqui Valley, where you can find places, with paths between vineyards and fruit trees, barren hills covered with vines and pisco factories ( liquor extracted from grapes). We will visit the city of Vicuña, where you can find its main square and the museum of the poet Gabriela Mistral. Also you can visit the salesroom of Papaya, the typical fruit of the area. Then we will lunch in a restaurant where they cook with sunlight.

 

Description:

 

Departure from the port of Coquimbo toward the Elqui Valley.  50 km. From La Serena we will make the first stop:  the reservoir Puclaro, engineering work created for the reserve of drinking water and irrigation of the fields of the Elqui Valley. We can see a beautiful view to the river.

Detention 30 minutes.

Later, we visit a Pisco factory, where we will know the process of the distillate of the grape. We tour the plant, taste their products and visit the showroom.  45 minutes detention.After this activity, we visit the city of Vicuña, its main square, the tower Bauer. Then visit the Gabriela Mistral museum, where we will learn of the life of this great Poetess. Detention 30 minutes.

Then close at 13:30 pm, we will go to lunch at the town of Villaseca, famous for its delicious dishes that are cooked with sunlight.

Detention 1 hour.

We started the return to La Serena, where we will stop in the sales center Papayas, typical fruit of the area, where you can buy different products made from papaya.

Port of Coquimbo return at 16:00 hrs.

 

 Included:

 

- Lunch

- Gabriela Mistral Museum ticket

- Pisco factory ticket

- Port pick up and drop off

- Professional Local Guide ( English )

- Private tour

 

 

LA SERENA, COQUIMBO

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City Tour La Serena, Coquimbo (7 Hours)

 

Tourists can explore the city of La Serena, Chile`s second oldes city, full of history and colonial architectural elements that adorn their facades and streets, like churches, important buildings and The lighthouse of La Serena. Later, you can also visit the city of Coquimbo, famours port surrounded with stories and traditions of the sea. You can be part of the history of the fourth Region through this tour, which runs from Incas and Diaguitas civilization to pirates and corsairs.

Description:

Departure from the port of Coquimbo around 08:30 am. The Tour starts at the Civic Center of the city of La Serena, where we will visit the most interesting places such as Plaza de Armas, some of the most important churches built of stone, the craft center called Recova, the Achaeological Museum and other sites architectural.

Close to 11 hrs, we drive along the av. Francisco de Aguirre, main route of entry to the city, to the Japenese Garden and then to La Serena Lighthouse, built between 1951 and 1953. The Av. Del Mar, which is the coastal road connecting between La Serena and Coquimbo it will leas us to the port, to visit the city, the English Quarter with its old mansions of the early nineteenth century.

Then we will go to Mirador del Fuerte Lambert, a true relic, observation point for the defense of the port, built durien the second half of the seventeenth century.

Close to 13:30 hrs we will lung at port restaurant. A stop time and continue the journey to the Cross of the Third Millennium, a memorial to the Christian faith.

Then we visit GUAYACAN, sector during the nineteenth century revolved around the work of copper smelting and where the Church Sector, Catholic church designed by Eiffel, located in the bay of La Herradura.

Port of Coquimbo return around 16:00 hrs.

 

INCLUDED:

 

- Lunch

- Entrance fee

- Port pick up and drop off

- Professional Local Guide ( English )

- Private Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

email: transportetrasandino@gmail.com

Web: www.tourguideushuaia.net

COMFORTABLE VANS

ROOM FOR 18 PASSENGERS PLUS THE GUIDE AND THE DRIVER.

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