Welcome to Pomaire


Note that while Pomaire is packed with day-trippers on weekends, the town is practically deserted on Monday, when the potters have a day off.


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$145 Cultural & Theme Tours

Isla Negra and Pablo Neruda Museum Day Trip from Santiago

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.

$69.90 Tours & Sightseeing

Isla Negra, San Alfonso and Pomaire Small-Group Full-Day Tour

Your day begins with an 8am pickup from your hotel in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura, or Santiago Centro, or at a meeting point in those districts. Greet your guide, board the air-conditioned van, and head out for the central Chilean coast. Taking the highway named Carretera del Sol, or 'highway of the sun,' it takes around 1.5-hours from Santiago to Isla Negra. As you travel, admire typical agricultural landscapes.Upon arrival in Isla Negra, visit the former home of the poet Pablo Neruda. One of three houses in Chile, his Isla Negra home is filled with personal possessions, many of them maritime themed, such a ship figureheads and ships in bottle. Stay around 1.5 hours at the museum then take a look around some nearby little towns that are popular vacation spots, such as El Tabo and El Quisco. Canelo y Algarrobo is the second visit of the day and is next to San Alfonso del Mar, which is home to the second-biggest swimming pool in the world. Later return to Pomaire for a lunch of typical Chilean dishes (own expense). After lunch it's time for a walking tour around Pomaire. Check out the many different stores to see the variety of designs made by local artists. Your tour concludes with a drop-off back in Santiago at around 6pm.

$111 Cultural & Theme Tours

Pomaire Village and Pablo Neruda Museum Tour from Santiago

Your tour begins with hotel pickup from your centrally located hotel in Santiago. Meet your guide and board your vehicle to Pomaire where you can appreciate the amazing clay craft work. Enjoy the countryside vibe and spirit of this place and visit various handicrafts stands, before heading to Isla Negra, located in the central coastline. Then, you will visit the museum of Nobel Prize winner poet Pablo Neruda, which once was his house.The museum will give you the opportunity to see countless personal gems and objects, bottles collections and an imposing figurehead turned into the permanent source of inspiration.At the end of your tour, you will head back to Santiago and be dropped-off at your hotel.

$276 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Santiago Tour Including Private City Sightseeing and Optional Day Trips to Wine Country or Valparaiso

See the best of Santiago on a private guided tour, then explore the capital on your own or choose from a range of optional tours. Private airport transfers are included, and you have a choice of three-star or four-star accommodation; breakfast is included.Itinerary:Day 1: SantiagoAfter arriving at Santiago airport, you’ll be transferred to your selected hotel by private car. In the afternoon, take in the sights of Santiago on a guided tour of the city’s highlights. Stretch your legs on a walking tour of downtown Santiago’s main square, Plaza de Armas, and the nearby cathedral, Government Palace, known as La Moneda, and Ahumada Boulevard. Then continue by coach along the old town’s historic grand avenues, passing through the bohemian quarter of Bellavista and up onto San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of Santiago and the surrounding Andes mountains. Conclude the tour with a drive through Santiago’s modern quarter, with its shops and businesses, before being dropped at your hotel, where the rest of the day and night are yours to explore on your own.Accommodation: Eurotel Hotel (three-star, choice of single or double room) or Galerias Hotel (four-star, choice of single or double room) in SantiagoDay 2: Santiago (B)After breakfast, Santiago is yours to explore for the day on your own, or you can choose from four optional tours. Optional tours: Visit the town of Pirque in the Maipo Valley to sample the Concha y Toro winery’s famous wines and spend time in the vineyard’s landscaped gardens. (Duration: approx. 4 hours) Or head to the coast to visit the pretty town of Viña del Mar and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed port of Valparaiso, celebrated for its many hills and winding narrow streets. While in Valparaiso, you also have the option of visiting La Sebastiana, the Museum House of national poet Pablo Neruda. (Duration: approx. 8 hours) Another coastal day trip could take you to the village of Pomaire, to browse traditional pottery, before continuing to Isla Negra to visit another of Neruda’s homes, known for its architecture and quirky private collection of bottles, masks and nautical artifacts. (Duration: approx. 8 hours) The fourth option takes you wine tasting at a number of wineries in the Colchagua Valley, with lunch at a traditional restaurant. (Duration: approx. 8 hours) You can also visit the Maipo Valley and the town of Pirque, where the Concha y Toro Winery is located. Here you will have a wine tasting session and a tour of the winery. (Duration: approx. 4 hours) Accommodation: your selected hotelDay 3: Santiago (B)After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the airport by private car to catch your onward flight.

$150 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Private Isla Negra and Pomaire Tour

Experience the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra and the museum home of Nobel Prize in Poetry winner Pablo Neruda who built his house overlooking the Pacific Ocean to resemble the interior of a ship, filled with seashells, momentos, and treasures from the sea.  Gain fascinating insight into Neruda’s eccentric life and works.  We then travel to Pomaire, famed for its interesting clay pottery and other handicrafts. Here you can browse small shops bursting with artisan treasures, observe local artists, find the best buys for souvenirs, including ponchos, sombreros, and beautiful handmade lapiz lazuli jewelry, and try some delicious traditional Chilean food.  Pomaire is also known for being the home of the largest “empanadas” in Chile! This is a wonderful, relaxing day out of the city.Note: This tour is not offered on Mondays due to the Pablo Neruda Museum being closed.

$180 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Private Tour: Isla Negra, Pomaire and Matetic Vineyard

Experience the colorful seaside town of Isla Negra and the museum home of Nobel Prize in Poetry winner Pablo Neruda who built his house overlooking the Pacific Ocean to resemble the interior of a ship, filled with seashells, momentos, and treasures from the sea.  Gain fascinating insight into Neruda’s eccentric life and works.  We then go for a tour and tasting at Matetic Wine Vineyard, beautifully located in the Rosario Valley, between native and exotic forests, with sheep and alpacas grazing on the hillsides. Matetic has become an innovative addition to Chilean winemakers since 1999, by introducing organic and biodynamic methods to their process.  After the wine tasting, we continue our journey to Pomaire, famed for its interesting clay pottery and other handicrafts. Here you can browse small shops bursting with artisan treasures, observe local artists, find the best buys for souvenirs, including ponchos, sombreros, and beautiful handmade lapiz lazuli jewelry, and try some delicious traditional Chilean food.  Pomaire is also known for being the home of the largest “empanadas” in Chile! This is a wonderful, relaxing day out of the city.Note: This tour is not offered on Mondays due to the Pablo Neruda Museum in Isla Negra being closed.

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