- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
On this day trip from Santiago to the coastal town of Isla Negra you'll learn all about Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Visit his former home which now houses a collection of his works and artifacts from his life. You will also visit the small village of Pomaire, renowned for clay pottery.
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Local taxes
- Food and drink
Tour departs from Santiago hotels
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:30pm
Daily, except Monday
Depart your Santiago hotel in the morning and head towards the coast. Your first stop is in Pomaire, a small village where the locals use local clay to make a variety of dishes, pots and interesting sculptures amongst other handicrafts.
Continue to Isla Negra, a small beachside community with a pretty beach backed by fragrant pine trees. Home to Chilean Nobel Prize for Literature winner Pablo Neruda, you'll visit the museum in his former home dedicated to his life. The architecturally eccentric building houses some of his collections, including bottles, figureheads from ships, shells and various other eclectic articles.
After your visit of Pablo Neruda Museum, there will be time for lunch (additional cost) before returning to Santiago.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants are free provided they do not occupy a seat
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Bookings with only one customer will be charged double the brochure rate in the event that minimum numbers are not met.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
A bit expensive. Although we were fortunate to be the only two on this tour it did drag out to be a long day. I must mention the guide was extremely knowledgable, interesting, spoke excellent English and very easy to talk to. Unfortunately where we stopped for lunch even though the Resturant had good food lovely and staff, the heat of the day was exhausting, this was enhanced by no aircon in the Resturant.
We had a great day. Our guide, Cesar, was simply fantastic and the driver was great too!
It started hour before schedule, I think our guide new what he was doing. We did not have wait very long in line to get to museum. Thank you. the biggest pleasure was conversation during the ride to Isla Negra. Our guide had knowledge about socialism, about Patagonia, about cosmos different religions. He was amazing. Stupid me, I forgot his name, I forgot to ask if would like to become our friend. He shared same thoughts and ideas, he had same common sense. That was so amazing that people from different part of the world can be the same. Perhaps viator can help me find that AMAZING guy
If you only have enough time for one trip to the sea from Santiago, you should visit Isla Negra. Each of Neruda's houses contain the essence of the poet and so to visit them is to understand the man and his poetry to a greater degree.
It was a long drive to get to the destination. But it was well worth it. I was really happy that I could finally visit Isla Negra. When we arrived there, we were told there were a large group of people ahead of us and we would have to wait for 2 hours!. Fortunately, thanks to our guide's negotiation or contact , they put us ahead of the crowd after 30 minutes of wait. Since we had to return to Santiago in time for the flight home, it was rather unnerving. I wondered if it was possible to make a reservation ahead in the evening. We enjoyed the tour of the house and appreciated beautiful and majestic view of the Pacific Ocean. In spite of Satiago's notorious Friday evening traffic, we got back to the hotel with enough time to spare. Our guide and the driver was really nice and efficient and the guide spoke excellent English.
However, I personally felt the visit to Pomaire was a waste of time. Wish there were a nicer place to visit and have a better lunch.
The museum was as interesting as we had hoped, but we thought it was really silly that Viators provided both a driver and a guide, when the museum had its own audio tour. We really only needed a driver, which would have brought the cost down considerably. There was also some confusion about exactly what our itinerary would be. Had we known that they could have driven us to Valparaiso the same day, we could have saved an extra day and quite a bit of money.
Great day out and I loved the location of this fascinating house. Also visited the pottery village and had a lovely authentic meal.
Driver and guide were friendly, Isla negra was very nice, but the stay in Pommaire should be longer (just time for lunch, no more, whould guve us half an hour to visit potery shops)
Visit of the winery was not planed I think, but it was nice