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$96.92 Private & Custom Tours

La Serena to Elqui Valley and Vicuna Private Tour with Lunch

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.

$63 Day Trips & Excursions

Elqui Valley Tour from La Serena

Your day begins with an 8:30am pickup from your centrally located La Serena or Coquimbo hotel. Greet your guide, board the vehicle, and settle in for a journey of about two hours to Cochiguaz, in the Elqui Valley.After learning why some people call Cochiguaz teh world's new geomagnetic center, and exploring a little of its new-age culture, pay a visit to a pisco production plant. Discover how Chile's national drink is made and enjoy a tasting before returning on road that leads to Vicuña.Stroll through Vicuña as your guide explains how it is the most important town in the valley and also the hometown of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, Gabriela Mistral. There is also time to admire the Baüer Tower, main square, and church. Next, it's time for lunch in a typically Chilean restaurant (included). After lunch, descend into the valley to visit the tomb of Gabriela Mistral and her childhood school-house. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel at around 6:30pm.Please note: A minimum of three people per booking is required.

$2756.97 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Chile Astrotourism

Day 1 (Santiago): Welcome to Santiago, Chile's capital. Today you'll meet your tour coordinator for the rest of the trip and then you'll be taken to a private tour to the most renown places in Santiago like the Central Market, La Moneda (governments house) and Santa Lucía Hill, among others. • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night). • Meals included: Dinner. • Included activities:- Santiago private walking tour. • Transport included:- Private shuttle service from Santiago’s airport to your hotel. Day 2 (Santiago - Elqui Valley): • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night). • Meals included: Breakfast & dinner. • Transport included: • - Private shuttle service from your hotel to Santiago’s airport. • - Flight from Santiago to La Serena. • - Private shuttle service from La Serena’s airport to your hotel at Elqui Valley. • Included activities:- Collowara Observatory private tour. Day 3 (Elqui Valley): • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night). • Meals included: Breakfast & dinner. • Included activities:- Mamalluca Observatory private tour. Day 4 (Elqui Valley): • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night). • Meals included: Breakfast & lunch. • Included activities:- Alfa Aldea Observatory private tour. Day 5 (Elqui Valley): • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night). • Meals included: Breakfast & dinner. • Included activities:- El Pangue Observatory private tour. Day 6 (Elqui Valley - Santiago): • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night). • Meals included: Breakfast & dinner. • Transport included:- Private shuttle service from Elqui Valley to La Serena’s airport.- Flight from La Serena to Santiago.- Private shuttle service from Santiago’s airport to your hotel. • Included activities:- Adventures 4Ever’s barbeque. Day 7 (Santiago): • Meals included: Breakfast. • Transport included:- Private shuttle service from your hotel to Santiago's airport.

$4706 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

10-days all-inclusive of amazing Astro Tourism at Elqui Valley & Atacama Desert!

ItineraryDay 1: Santiago (meeting day + private walking city tour).Stop At: SantiagoWelcome to Santiago, Chile’s capital! Today you’ll be having a short welcome meeting at 4pm at the hotel’s lobby where you’ll get to know your group members and your tour leader. We also be asking for your insurance + next of kin info again (rather to be safe than sorry!). After this, you’ll head out to a wonderful walking tour where you’ll visit some of the most renown places in Santiago like Santa Lucia Hill, Plaza de Armas and La Moneda (Chile’s government house), ending the evening with dinner at Santiago’s Central Market, where you’ll be able to delight with insanely tasty fish & seafood that this looooong country has to offer (and vegetarian/vegan options obviously because we won’t forget about you!).* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Dinner.* Included activities:- Santiago private walking tour.* Transport included:- Private shuttle service from Santiago’s airport to your hotel.*** Additional information:TRANSFER/SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM SCL AIRPORT TO YOUR HOTEL:After making your way through Customs, Immigration and finally getting your luggage, one of our drivers will be waiting for you with a sign with your name right next to GATE 1. Do not, please, DO NOT listen nor pay attention to anyone approaching to you. Santiago’s airport is undergoing major renovations and there are plenty of taxi scammers hunting down tourists, sometimes even taking them to ATMs to steal their money or insanely overcharging them, so again, please do not engage with anyone unless they are ALREADY HOLDING a sign with your name on it.If you cannot locate our driver, please call to our local office and we’ll be happy to help you out.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars hotel based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 2: Santiago - Elqui Valley (Collowara observatory private tour).Stop At: Valle del Elqui, La Serena, Coquimbo RegionToday we’ll be getting up early because we are traveling to the crown jewel of Astrotourism in Chile, Elqui Valley! Once we arrive to our hotel and finish settling down, we’ll be having dinner and later on, our first astrotour to Collowara Observatory in Andacollo, right in the heart of the first International Dark Skies Sanctuary in the world!* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Breakfast & dinner.* Included activities:- Collowara Observatory private tour.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars lodge based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 3: Elqui Valley (Mamalluca observatory private tour).Stop At: Valle del Elqui, La Serena, Coquimbo RegionGet a chance to explore this beautiful valley because after dinner we’ll head out to Mamalluca Observatory and look at the night skies with their 12” & 16” telescopes.* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Breakfast & dinner.* Included activities:- Mamalluca Observatory private tour.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars lodge based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 4: Elqui Valley (Alfa Aldea observatory private tour).Stop At: Valle del Elqui, La Serena, Coquimbo RegionLet’s give some love to our star as well by having a Solar tour and be able to record solar flares right from the telescopes Coronado Solar Max & Coronado PST 316210 at Alfa Aldea and also listen to the Sun!* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Breakfast & lunch.* Included activities:- Alfa Aldea Observatory private tour.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars lodge based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 5: Elqui Valley (El Pangue Observatory private tour).Stop At: Valle del Elqui, La Serena, Coquimbo RegionThe day is yours but tonight, after dinner, we’ll be going to El Pangue Observatory, which is located in 1 of the 5 best places for Astrotourism in the planet!* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Breakfast & dinner.* Included activities:- El Pangue Observatory private tour.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars lodge based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 6: Elqui Valley - San Pedro de Atacama (San Pedro de Atacama orientation walk).Stop At: san pedro de atacamaime to move and discover what the Atacama Desert has for us!* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Breakfast & dinner.* Transport included:- Private shuttle service from Elqui Valley to La Serena’s airport.- Flight from La Serena to Calama.- Private shuttle service from Calama’s airport to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.* Included activities:- San Pedro de Atacama orientation walk.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars hotel/hostel/homestay based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 7: San Pedro de Atacama (Moon Valley private tour + star gazing private tour).Stop At: san pedro de atacamaWe know you might be a bit tired from the day before so take the morning off, get some rest and during the afternoon head out to a private tour to the Moon Valley, a place that really looks to be from out of this world and amaze yourself at the salt caves, la Gran Duna (Great Dune), rock amphitheater and enjoy the sunset at one of the many canyons this desert holds. Afterwards, let’s get back to San Pedro, have dinner and finish the day by visiting a private open sky property where Jorge, the owner, along with his astronomers, will show us the Chilean sky for one last time.* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Breakfast & dinner.* Included activities:- Moon Valley private tour.- Star gazing private tour.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars hotel/hostel/homestay based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 8: San Pedro de Atacama (El Tatio geyser field private tour).Stop At: san pedro de atacamaSo far so good, huh? Well, today it’s going to start quite early because you’ll have your El Tatio geyser field private tour where you’ll be able to witness and take your pictures at the highest geyser field of the planet! Later on and prior to our flight back to Santiago the next day, you’ll have a free afternoon to explore other beauties that this magnificent desert has to offer like Cejar Lake (basically it’s a miniature Dead Sea where you can float on the water due to the high concentration of minerals), do a little bit of sandboarding at the Death Valley or maybe just discover a few more places in town.* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Breakfast & lunch.* Included activities:- El Tatio geyser field private tour.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars hotel/hostel/homestay based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 9: San Pedro de Atacama - Santiago (Adventures 4Ever’s barbecue).Stop At: san pedro de atacamaToday is going to be your last full day with your group so let’s make it count! After breakfast you’ll be picked up by your private shuttle service to bring you to Calama airport and then take your flight back to Santiago but that’s not it. After settling down at your hotel and giving some free time if you want to take a shower and/or maybe get everything ready for your flight back home or your next destination, you’ll be attending to a real Chilean barbecue where the manager of our local office will be waiting for you so we all can enjoy this last afternoon (vegetarian/vegan barbecue as well, I told you, we haven’t forgot about you!).* Accommodation: Hotel (1 night).* Meals included: Breakfast & dinner.* Transport included:- Private shuttle service from San Pedro de Atacama to Calama airport.- Flight from Calama to Santiago airport.- Private shuttle service from Santiago’s airport to your hotel.* Included activities:- Adventures 4Ever’s barbecue.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: 1 night at a 4-stars hotel based on double occupancy. All rooms have a private bathroom.Day 10: Santiago (Private shuttle service from your hotel to Santiago's International airport).Stop At: SantiagoBring out the tears because your adventure is ending after breakfast but you’ll have the memories, pictures and brand new friends that accompanied you during this journey and that’s what matter the most!* Meals included: Breakfast.* Transport included:- Private shuttle service from your hotel to Santiago airport.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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