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Elqui Valley Tour for Cruise Passengers – Vicuña Full Day

A shore excursion specially designed for cruise passengers!

Visit the mystical valley near La Serena that is home to Chileans’ favorite drink –  Pisco! Also check out the quaint town of Vicuña and the lovely sights during the ride into the valley.

USD $90.00USD $169.00

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Elqui Valley Tour for Cruise Passengers: Vicuña Full Day


  • Drive through Elqui Valley
  • Visit the Puclaro Reservoir
  • Stop in the city of Vicuña and see the local artisan market and town plaza 
  • Stop at lookout points in the local villages
  • Visit a local pisco distillery (pisco is the national liquor, it is like brandy)
  • Visit the Gabriela Mistral museum (Nobel Prize in Literature winner) 
  • Includes all entrance fees


The day begins with a drive 12 km along the cost to La Serena city, North from Coquimbo, where there will be a spot for photos the Faro Monumental. Next, you will cruise along the historic Francisco de Aguirre Avenue, with and open air museum displayed along it.

After leaving La Serena, your driver will take you to Vicuña (1.5 hours from La Serena) along a road surrounded by beautiful views of the Elqui Valley and the quaint towns along the way. You will also pass fruit plantations (chirimoya and papaya) and vineyards. In Vicuña, you will visit the following places:

  • Gabriela Mistral Museum (on Monday the museum is closed, but you will visit other sights in the area!)
  • Vicuña town square
  • A craft pisco distillery
    • Here, you will have a chance to see the artisanal pisco creation process and enjoy a tasting!
    • You will also have the chance to purchase high quality piscos and wines produced in the area!
  • Puclaro Reservoir

Vicuña is also known for its ice cream, so you will have some time to enjoy this local treat!

Duration, Pick Up, and Drop Off Times: These are all tailored to your ship’s schedule!

What’s Included

  • Ice-cream snack
  • Museum Ticket
  • Pisco Distillery Ticket
  • English and Spanish speaking Guide
  • Transportation

What’s Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Tips (10% is common in Chile)


  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sneakers for walking
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera


El Valle del Elqui, Chile

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El Valle del Elqui, Chile -33.561600, -70.782000

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