- 6 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This 6 HOURS tour will take you through the great Elqui Valley (Valle del Elquin) 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 enjoy lunch in a restaurant where food is cooked with sunlight!
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Private tour
- Entry/Admission - Museo Gabriela Mistral de Vicuna
Port / Hotel
From tuesday to sunday.
Departing from the port of Coquimbo toward the Elqui Valley we'll drive for approximately 50 km.
From La Serena we will make the first stop at 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. We will stop here for about 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. Our stop here will be for about 45 minutes.
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. Our stop here will last 30 minutes.
Then close to 1:30pm we will go for lunch at the town of Villaseca, famous for its delicious dishes that are cooked with sunlight. We will stop here for approximately 1 hour.
Time to start heading back to La Serena after lunch. On our way we will stop in the sales center Papayas, typical fruit of the area, where you can buy different products made from papaya.
We will be back at Port of Coquimbo at around 4pm.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
We had a fabulous tour. Our guides and driver were knowledgeable, and very welcoming. We saw a cross section of the local landscape and culture. The stop at the distillery was very informative and tasty. Our lunch cooked by the sun was superb.
This tour was excellent. It was through Indoor America-Top Private Tours. The guide was very knowledgeable and could speak good English. Both the driver and guide were friendly and we had an enjoyable day with them. We went through La Serena city and seen the avenue of statues, lighthouse, main buildings and Le Recova market. Driving through the beautiful Elqui Valley country side stopped at Moya River on the way up to the Reservoir Puclaro. We visited the Pisco factory with stops for tastes and then on to have lunch which was all cooked by the sunlight in little cook boxes was very interesting. After lunch we made an extra stop at a local brewery tastes of the beers. This was above what the tour offered. We had an awesome day and I would highly recommend this to anyone in the La Serena area of Chile.
Fantastic tour. Guide was wonderful and very helpful. Could recommend this to anyone.
Overall a pleasant enough experience with the main drawback being our guides. Our English translator appeared to be less than interested in disclosing information shared with us during every stage of the tour. When asked what the Spanish guide was saying at various stages of the tour she would brush us off and translate an entire minute's worth of information in one or two sentences/words - literally cutting out the majority of the information being offered, or just saying that she didn't know how to describe it in English which defeated the purpose of her being there. We had a general sense of feeling pressured to buy things at each stop which was not ideal. The lunch in Vicuna was surprisingly nice and was the experience at both the pisco distillery and brewery. All in all, we're sure the tour would've been lovely in Spanish but the work around that was provided was unsatisfactory.
This is an amazing tour. Scenery is beautiful and our guides Giovanna and Christian were excellent. Highly recommend it to anyone in the La Serena area of Chile.
The guide, Eric , was outstanding and the driver, excellent.
Were deceived that after getting off the ship and looking for Viator tour, we had to wait a while before discovering that the tour was provided by Planet tour.
Interesting to find out how they cook meals with the Sun power. But the meal itself was no more than ordinary.
Jennifer and Cristian of Planeta Turismo were tops...modified our timing to our wishes and made sure we saw everything important. Viator selected a great tour company and they executed flawlessly. What more could we expect?...nothing! Thank you
We had a wonderful tour with Christopher, who spoke excellent English and was a wonderful, knowledgeable guide.
We were taken up to the hills, through a beautiful town and to a Pisco factory.
Lunch was at a solar powered restaurant and excellent.
We would recommend this tour to anyone.
We were returned to our ship on time without any trouble.