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  • Location:Santiago, Chile
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Isla Negra and Pablo Neruda Museum Day Trip from Santiago

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

Isla Negra and Pablo Neruda Museum Day Trip from Santiago

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

It started hour before schedule, I think our guide new what he was doing. We did not have wait very long in line to get to museum. Thank you. the biggest pleasure was conversation during the ride to Isla Negra. Our guide had knowledge about socialism, about Patagonia, about cosmos different religions. He was amazing. Stupid me, I forgot his name, I forgot to ask if would like to become our friend. He shared same thoughts and ideas, he had same common sense. That was so amazing that people from different part of the world can be the same. Perhaps viator can help me find that AMAZING guy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Great day out and I loved the location of this fascinating house. Also visited the pottery village and had a lovely authentic meal.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

If you only have enough time for one trip to the sea from Santiago, you should visit Isla Negra. Each of Neruda's houses contain the essence of the poet and so to visit them is to understand the man and his poetry to a greater degree.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2013

Driver and guide were friendly, Isla negra was very nice, but the stay in Pommaire should be longer (just time for lunch, no more, whould guve us half an hour to visit potery shops)
Visit of the winery was not planed I think, but it was nice

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2012

Great day trip. Learned a lot. Well worth the experience.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2014

The museum was as interesting as we had hoped, but we thought it was really silly that Viators provided both a driver and a guide, when the museum had its own audio tour. We really only needed a driver, which would have brought the cost down considerably. There was also some confusion about exactly what our itinerary would be. Had we known that they could have driven us to Valparaiso the same day, we could have saved an extra day and quite a bit of money.

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