On this day trip from Santiago to the coastal town of Isla Negra you'll learn all about Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Visit his former home which now houses a collection of his works and artifacts from his life. You will also visit the small village of Pomaire, renowned for clay pottery.
- Day trip to Isla Negra from Santiago
- Visit Pablo Neruda Museum
- Stop at Pomaire, famous for its clay pottery
- Informative commentary from your guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
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What You Can Expect
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.
Great day out and I loved the location of this fascinating house. Also visited the pottery village and had a lovely authentic meal.
It was a long drive to get to the destination. But it was well worth it. I was really happy that I could finally visit Isla Negra. When we arrived there, we were told there were a large group of people ahead of us and we would have to wait for 2 hours!. Fortunately, thanks to our guide's negotiation or contact , they put us ahead of the crowd after 30 minutes of wait. Since we had to return to Santiago in time for the flight home, it was rather unnerving. I wondered if it was possible to make a reservation ahead in the evening. We enjoyed the tour of the house and appreciated beautiful and majestic view of the Pacific Ocean. In spite of Satiago's notorious Friday evening traffic, we got back to the hotel with enough time to spare. Our guide and the driver was really nice and efficient and the guide spoke excellent English.
However, I personally felt the visit to Pomaire was a waste of time. Wish there were a nicer place to visit and have a better lunch.