We depart from the pier and drive south on the Pan-American Highway, along the coast and past beautiful beaches such as La Herradura, Las Tacas, and Guanaqueros. As we leave the coast behind, we will observe the permanent thick fog known as camanchaca, or coastal clouds, above the hillside, a phenomenon that produces moisture in this area. Then, going inland to the east, we will see crops of "pepino", here called sweet cucumber - and the raising of cattle.
We will drive towards "Enchantment Valley" traveling on a country road. This valley has great archaeological importance, being
considered an open-air museum of scientific and cultural interest. The "El Molle Culture" and other groups of hunters inhabited this valley
from circa 2,000 B.C. until A.D. 600. In this area, it is possible to find an incredible and interesting number of petroglyphs depicting masks,
heads with antennae, tiaras, sun symbols and snake-like and fish-like shapes deeply engraved in rocks. Also, it is possible to see
pictographs of lineal drawings, human beings and other figures in natural paint. We will also have the opportunity of seeing the small cup
stones or Piedras Tacitas.
Continue along the Road of Grapes and Vineyards towards Tabalí Vineyard. The offer from Viña Tabalí consists of eight different types of wine, each one with its own special and distinctive characteristics. The main characteristic present in its two lines; Reserve and Special Reserve; is that both were prepared "over a slow fire" as a result of a very moderate climate where the maximum and minimum temperatures are not extreme and where there is scanty rainfall. You will have an informative visit of the winery followed by a wine tasting.
You will make a stop on the return to the ship at a local restaurant for a refreshment.
Please note: Only non air-conditioned transportation is available.