From La Serena

  • Includes tour of the areas of major attractions and historic center in La Serena, Visit to the archaeological museum. A visit to La Recova (craft center), Japanese Garden, Mirador of the University of La Serena, Lighthouse on Del Mar avenue and coastal path toward port of Coquimbo where we will visit the military fort of the Pacific War, Church of Guayacan (MN), Cross of the third millennium and tour the historic center of Coquimbo (English neighborhood).
    Duration : 3.5 hr
    Departure : Flexible
    Includes : Regular Tour Day, Bilingual Tour Guide.
    Does Not include : -Lunch, Admissions (museums, etc.)

  • We will tour of the areas of major attractions and historic center in La Serena, Visit to the archaeological museum. A visit to La Recova (craft center), Japanese Garden, Mirador of the University of La Serena, Lighthouse on Del Mar avenue and coastal path toward port of Coquimbo where we will visit the military fort of the Pacific War, Church of Guayacan (MN), Cross of the third millennium and tour the historic center of Coquimbo (English neighborhood). Visit Beach Coast of Tongoy and Guanaqueros.
    Duration : 5-6 hr
    Departure : Flexible
    Includes : RegularTour Day, Bilingual Tour Guide.
    Does Not include : -Lunch, Admissions (museums, etc.)

  • “Getting to know the magic-mystic Valley of Chilean Pisco (Grape liquor), and the Birthplace of the poet Gabriela Mistral, where the sun shines over 300 days a year and clean air comes down from the Andes, making this beautiful valley a popular attraction for its climate and clear skies”.
    Leaving from La Serena we will go into the Elqui Valley through the international route of Gabriela Mistral, seeing different landscapes, villages and crops. Soon will appear the first papayas, custard apples and citrus from the Elquina semiarid basin and irrigation canals since Inca times, using the waters of the river. We will know the Cochinilla Cultivation in front of the village El Molle, and then we will get to the Puclaro dam, where we visit an Aeolian harp, its market of local handcrafts and walk in its curtain where we will appreciate a beautiful panoramic view of the Elqui Valley. We also visit “Olivier”, a shop where there are products for sale derived from papaya fruit. Continuing along the path into the valley, we will visit a “PISCO” Winery where we can see the elaboration process of this traditional and praised product of the Elqui Valley. We will walk around the center of Vicuña, capital of the Elqui Valley and birthplace of the Nobel Prize winner, Gabriela Mistral. Finally, we will go to the main inland towns of the Valley, like Paihuano, Monte Grande and Pisco Elqui.
    Duration : 8 hr
    Departure : 9:00
    Includes : Regular Tour, Bilingual Tour Guide.
    Does Not include : Lunch, Admissions (museums, etc.)
    Recommendation : Sun Block, water, sun glasses, sun hut.

  • Mamalluca Observatory. “Gaze at the stars, constellations, the Southern Cross, galaxies and planets, in the clearest skies of the world.”
    It is located 9 km from the city of Vicuña, at an approximate altitude of 1,200 mts. on sea level. The tour last approximately 2 hours in the Observatory, which includes, as a first step, a basic talking introductory to the astronomical theme. Which it is explained through a Software called Starry Night, which simulates the observation of the sky, provides information about the universe, planets, stars, etc.
    After the explanation, we will go outside to the deck, where you can see at simple view the constellations, the Southern Cross, etc. In the second stage, you can use manual telescopes of 37 and 25 cm. in diameter. In the last stage of the tour, you enter to the main dome, where you can use an electronic telescope of 40 cm. in diameter, showing beautiful sky objects such as stars, planets, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, etc. with a great clarity.
    Duration : 4 hr
    Departure : 20:30pm
    Includes : Regular Tour in the Observatory, Bilingual Tour Guide.
    Does Not include : Dinner, Admissions (museums, etc.)
    Recommendation : Warm Cloth
    Note : Tour is tied to the sky weather conditions.

  • El Tololo Observatory. Cerro Tololo Astronomical Observatory is an invesis an investigation center located 2200 meters above sea level. It has seven high technology optical telescopies. It´s operated by the Asociation of Universities for the Research in Astronomy Incorporation (AURA), in asociation with the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO), University of Chile and the National Science Fundation.
    Duration : 6 hr
    Departure : 8:00am – 10:00am
    Includes : PrivateTransfer, Regular Tour in the Observatory, Bilingual Tour Guide, Mineral Water.
    Does Not include : -Lunch, Admissions (museums, etc.)
    Recommendation : Warm Cloth
    Note : Tour is tied to the sky weather conditions. Available only on Saturdays. Reservation must to be with 1 month in advance.

  • 111 km south of La Serena there is “Fray Jorge” National Park, 9,956 hectares of protected areas, where forest sector is situated at 660 masl ( on the high hill called Talinay. The forest is hydrophilic Relict, Valdiviano type that is maintained by the camanchaca action. It has flora species such as cinnamon, olivillos, ferns, etc.
    Along the way to the forest can be seen in certain occasions: foxes, chilla mice, brush-tailed mice, guanacos and a lot of birds typical of the northern Chilean area. We stay in the Park approximately 1,5 hour, which covers 1 mile trekking inside the forest. If the weather is clear in the forest, we can see the Pacific Ocean and the river Limarí.
    Duration : 6 hr
    Departure : 8:00am
    Includes : Regular Tour Day, Bilingual Tour Guide, box lunch, ticket to National Park.
    Does Not include :
    Recommendation : Comfortable shoes and cloth for trekking by dirt and rocks, Sun Block, Sun glasses, Mineral Water.

  • Damas Island, Choros Island, Chañaral Island.120 km north of the city of La Serena, is the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve conformed by Chañaral, Choros and Damas Island. We’ll embark on an adventure out to sea in search of the Humboldt Current, where you will be able to spot in Isla Choros, different types of fauna and bird fauna of the coastal area of the north of Chile, like sea lions, sea otters, “yuncos” ducks, especially pelicans and Humboldt penguins. One of the highlights of the place is watching Bottlenose dolphins. The dolphin chose the reserve instead, making it their habitat and shelter, giving beautiful performances around the boat when they can be seen. This show does not always happen, especially when food is scarce and the sea currents are very unstable for the dolphin, that’s why we cannot guarantee the sightseeing during the Trip. Then, we disembark for an hour in Damas Island, characterized for its white sand beaches, and clear and turquoise waters. Finally we return to the mainland to enjoy a delicious seafood lunch (there are other food options).
    Duration : 9-10 hrs
    Departure : 8:00am
    Includes : Regular Tour Day, Bilingual Tour Guide, Lunch (menu), ticket to National Reserve.
    Does Not include : Ticket to motor boat.
    Note : This tour is subject to weather conditions. Motor boat ticket costs cl$10.000 p/p that could changes according of the season.

  • -FRAY JORGE NATIONAL PARK
    111 km south of La Serena there is “Fray Jorge” National Park, 9,956 hectares of protected areas, where forest sector is situated at 660 m. above the sea on the high hill called Talinay. The forest is hydrophilic Relict, Valdiviano type that is maintained by the camanchaca action. It has flora species such as cinnamon, olivillos, ferns, etc.
    Along the way to the forest can be seen in certain occasions: foxes, chilla mice, brush-tailed mice, guanacos and a lot of birds typical of the northern Chilean area. We stay in the Park approximately 3 hours, which covers 1 hour trekking inside the forest. If the weather is clear in the forest, we can see the Pacific Ocean and the river Limarí.
    -ARQUEOLÓGIC MONUMENT – VALLE DEL ENCANTO
    Going to the beautiful Limarí valley, known for its delicious cheeses and fertile valley which encourages the cultivation of vines, we find vineyards and a lot of local products, due to the advantage of possessing 3 dams that supply optimally in periods of low or no rainfall at all. We pass by Ovalle city, where we visit the archaeological museum Limarí and then we continue towards the Enchantment Valley, distant 20 km from this city. The importance of this Archaeological Monument is that there are archaeological remains of groups of hunter – gatherers dating from about 2000 BC, while the most important rock engravings are attributable to El Molle Cultural Complex, developed between 300 BC to 700 A.C. At the site there are about 30 petroglyphs (rock engravings) and a smaller number of pictographs (rock paintings), and original rock formations. During the tour, we visit 3 archeological spots, with duration of approximately 2 hours walking, accompanied by a specialized guide.
    Duration : 9-10 hr
    Departure : 8:00am
    Includes : Regular Tour Day, Bilingual Tour Guide, Lunch (menu), ticket to National Park.
    Does Not include :
    Recommendation : Comfortable shoes and cloth for trekking by dirt and rocks, Sun Block, Sun glasses, Mineral Water.