LA SERENA 4 Days – 3 Night
Day 1 La Serena (-)
Reception at the airport of La Serena and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, city tour of La Serena and Coquimbo, starting with a travel through the streets of the historic center of La Serena, visiting the “Recova”, old crafts center of the city. Then you will go to the Main Square to see some emblematic buildings of this zone, with a unique Neo-colonial architecture. Later, the tour continues to the sea cost watching the old lighthouse and by Del Mar ave. the tour continues towards Coquimbo where you will visit the Fort, the fishing pier, the “Barrio Inglés” (English neighborhood), the “Cruz del Tercer Milenio” (Cross of the Third Millenium), the Navigators lookout and the “Bahía La Herradura” (Horseshoe Bay). Return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 2 La Serena (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion to the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve: In this incredible journey you will visit the Humboldt Penguin National Reserve, starting with a navigation around Choros Island to observe different species of marine fauna such as penguins, sea otters, yuncos, pikemans, etc. Then, you will disembark on Damas Island, a beautiful island of white sans and crystal clear waters, where you can walk by its beaches and take some pictures. During the return journey, you will stop in a local restaurant to have lunch and to learn about the elaboration process of olive oil. On the way back probably you can see some local fauna such as foxes and guanacos. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Day 3 La Serena (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel
Full day excursion to Valle del Elqui: Today you will enjoy a wonderful day visiting some of its picturesque villages full of charms and traditions. You will learn about the elaboration process of pisco (a grape distillate) and taste some of its varieties. You will also learn about the life and works of the Literature Nobel Prize winner Gabriela Mistral. Lunch menu at Pisco Elqui village enjoying its traditional gastronomy. Then, we will walk around the crafts zone and its main square, where one of the only monuments designed by Gustavo Eiffel can be found. Back to the hotel and overnight.
Day 4 La Serena (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, transfer to the airport to board your next flight.
End of our services
PRIVATE Transfers and excursions are in private service with English-speaking guide assistance. SIB: N/A
– Entrance fee to parks and museums
– Meals as indicated in the program:
B= Breakfast L= Lunch / Box Lunch D = Dinner
Does not include:
– Meals not indicated in the program, drinks or any extras
– Tips to porters at airports and hotels
– Air tickets and airport taxes
– Itinerary could be changed according to flight schedules, climate conditions, or in order to provide a better service.
– Swimming at Damas Island is forbidden.
– In low season, on Mondays and Tuesdays, disembarkation on Damas Island is not allowed.
– Valle del Elqui excursion doesn’t operate on Mondays (museums are closed).