- 8 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Visit Isla Negra, home of Pablo Neruda, before visiting the Chilean village of Pomaire, known for its artisan ceramic production, on a relaxing seven-hour day trip from Santiago. Find clay pots and cooking vessels in every shape and size imaginable as you stroll through this picturesque little town with your guide. Bargain shop for souvenirs among the stalls that line the sidewalk. You’ll learn about the centuries-old art of shaping, drying and decorating each earthenware piece, and the Chilean cuisine that makes Pomaire pottery famous! All this with your private guide so you have all the time in the world!
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Local English- and Spanish-speaking guide
- 2 bottles of water
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Isla Negra Museum House
- Entry/Admission - Pomaire Melipilla
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Traveler pickup is offered
Returns to original departure point
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Stop At: Isla Negra Museum House, Isla Negra, Valparaiso Region
In Pablo Neruda's Museum Beach House you will find over 3.500 collected memorabilia, such as masks, bottles, insects, shells, letters, photographs, pieces of boats etc. Of all his houses, in our opinion, this is the most remarkable one and at the same time it is also here that Neruda and his wife are buried.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Pomaire Melipilla
After lunch, we drive towards Pomaire, famous for traditional handcraft pottery dating back to the 1500’s. Here you can observe local artists, find the best shops for souvenirs and try some typical Chilean dishes. You can find some nice sombreros, traditional alpaca ponchos or beautiful handmade (lapiz lazuli) jewelry. On most of the days we are able to enter an artist’s workshop and watch him throw pottery on the wheel, so you can see just how fast the artists are able to make these incredible and unique pots.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Although this trip was interesting, I was surprised to find that the local artisans seem to all make the same stuff. They should learn to differentiate their craft, they should sign their craft and they should provide shipping. I would have bought many pieces if I were able to easily ship right from the stores. It was interesting to see the potter making the pieces by hand. We had an American girl as a tourguide in training, along with our Chilian guide. I have to admit, that although she was very nice, I would be disappointed to get an US American as a guide who hasn't grown up there knowing and living the customs. Also, be careful about the day you take your trip because many of the stores where closed the day we went Tuesday.
I wanted to make the most of a short stopover in Santiago, and to see something of the countryside I decided on the trip to Pomaire and was delighted with the choice. Suzanne and Tessa both accompanied on the trip, so with two lovely ladies looking after me and very comfortable transport, a great day was guaranteed. They were very informative in response to my non stop questions as I was keen to learn as much as possible about Chile with a future return trip in mind. The traditional pottery cottage industry and craft in the village was very interesting and the village itself had a special character with a range of crafts for sale. I bought a lovely throw rug. Lunch offered the opportunity to try local cuisine and Suzanne and Tessa gave me a complete overview of local dishes to help me make a choice. A great day and thoroughly recommended. I'll be back ..............