Departing from Coquimbo pier, you will head towards Elqui Valley, which has a geographic configuration unique in the world formed by a narrow valley but fertile strip of land in the middle of an Andean mountainous desert that is irrigated by Elqui river, whose water comes down the high mountains. This place has the clearest atmosphere in the world, especially for astronomic purposes. Driving along the valley, you will pass by typical villages such as Algarrobito, El Molle, and El Tambo.
You will visit a national drink distillery factory (Pisco) where you will learn about the making of Pisco, which is produced and bottled in this region. Pisco is achieved through the distillation of wine produced from different grape varieties; visit the cellars and exhibition room of Pisco, followed by a tasting. The tour continues to the picturesque town of Vicuña, the main town, which is located 60 kilometers from La Serena, the place where Gabriela Mistral (literature Nobel Prize winner) was born. Here, you will have some time to visit the main square, Bauer Tower (old city hall), and Vicuña's church. Afterwards, enjoy refreshments at a local restaurant.
You will then return to La Serena. Making a stop, you will visit La Recova handicraft market, where you will find papaya products, handicrafts of Combarbalita, and lapis lazuli (semiprecious stones), pottery and ceramics with Diaguita motifs, and alpaca wool articles. Finally, you will have a panoramic view of the city while returning to the pier.