Isla Negra and Pablo Neruda Museum Day Trip from Santiago

Summary

After pickup from your Santiago hotel, take the curvaceous coastal road towards the provincial town of Pomaire. Admire the scenic scenery as you sink back into your comfortable seat, and then arrive at the town to delve into its craft and culture.  Famed for its interesting clay sculptures and other handicrafts, Pomarie offers a spectacular selection of souvenirs for purchase. Browse small stalls bursting with artisan treasures before returning to the minivan to continue to the next destination.  Venture to the charming seaside town of Isla Negra, where fragrant palm trees back a beautiful beach. Head straight to the former home of Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize for Literature winner, and discover the poet’s fascinating past. Marvel at the architectural eccentricity of the building before immersing yourself in the interesting exhibits within; see eclectic collections of memorabilia and fine examples of his work. Refresh and refuel with a traditional Chilean lunch in a rustic restaurant (own expense) then relax during the journey back to Santiago.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
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Why take this tour?

Departure from the hotel in the morning heading for the central coast. The tour’s destination is Isla Negra, a small beachside resort in the El Quisco district that has earned its fame around the world due to its lovely surroundings and intimate relationship with poet Pablo Neruda. He wrote most of his work in this residence, that houses a museum today. Built in 1939, the building displays a peculiar architecture due to the combination of low-cost materials with artistic ingeniousness. Inside, collections of bottles, figureheads, shells and other objects picked up by Neruda during his life can be admired. After visiting the museum and on the way to Santiago, a stopover at Pomaire follows. It’s a small village of artisans in the Melipilla district, where visitors may shop for crafts –especially clay objects – and enjoys lunch in one of the restaurants serving typical Chilean food. At the end of tour we return to Santiago.  Notes: Museum closed on Mondays and holidays.

What’s included?

  • Driver/guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop off

  • Local taxes

  • Entry/Admission - Casa Museo Isla Negra

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Turavion Excursions/Transfers Santiago

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