Private Coquimbo and La Serena Highlights and Beaches
Escape the crowds and get a private peek at ancient life in Coquimbo and La Serena. You and your private group will be escorted to the area's top attractions to learn about Chile's indigenous people. This Coquimbo tour is sure to enlighten you with scenic views and impressive landmarks.
Your exclusive tour begins with a picturesque ride through downtown Coquimbo. Observe the interesting mix of colonial and modern architecture surrounding the Plaza de Armas. From there, enjoy a scenic ride to the popular seaside resort of La Herradura. On the way, you'll hear vivid tales about pirates and corsairs who repeatedly attacked Chile once trade routes opened up in the Pacific.
See the historic lighthouse in La Serena, a well-known symbol of the city. Travel the lovely tree-lined Francisco de Aguirre Avenue and stop at the Archeological Museum to view the most extensive collection of pre-Colonial artifacts in Chile. See pottery made from the Diaguita, an indigenous, agriculturally advanced people who descended the Andes around 1,000 AD, settling in the valleys of Chile. Walk to the nearby La Recova Market to browse dozens of vendor stalls brimming with beautiful handicrafts, alpaca wool, semi-precious stones, and papaya products. Take in gorgeous panoramic views of the city and Coquimbo Bay from the University of La Serena on your way back to your port.
It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes, and sunglasses. Food and beverages are available for purchase at multiple stops throughout this half day tour. Reserve your VIP spot now for this private Coquimbo tour and get ready to experience the history and beauty of Coquimbo and La Serena.
Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 8, 18, or 30 passengers maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Reviewer: Joann Mansfield
We were a group of 12 and wanted to do this trip together. Van was there right on time, driver and guide were excellent. We went places large busses could not go to. This was a wonderful tour and we could not have been happier. It was a personal way to learn about the area without fighting to hear the guide.