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Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire

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icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore the landmarks, resorts, and culture of Chile’s central coast on a full-day, small-group tour from Santiago to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire. Follow in the footsteps of poet Pablo Neruda, take in a glamorous seaside resort, and visit a small community that’s famed for its distinctive pottery. This full-day tour includes pickup and drop-off in centrally-located Santiago hotels, and is limited to eight participants for a small-group, personalized experience.
  • Comprehensive full-day trip from Santiago
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Santiago
  • Small group tour limited to eight people
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Panoramic Visit to San Alfonso Del Mar
Visit of different coastal towns
Visit of Pomaire Handicraft town
Hotel pickup and drop-off (certain areas)
Round-trip by shared air-conditioned minivan
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Museum Entrance Tickets
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your Santiago accommodations in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes (hotels area), Vitacura (hotels area) , or Santiago Centro, or at another meeting point in those districts
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Start the day with 8am pickup at your hotel in Santiago: pickup is available in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura, or Santiago Centro. Board an air-conditioned van for the 1.5-hour trip to Isla Negra, which passes through a scenic agricultural landscape. Make the first stop of the day at the former home of the poet Pablo Neruda, who built it to resemble the interior of a ship, filled with seashells, mementoes, and treasures from the sea.

After touring Neruda’s home, take some time to explore the nearby towns, such as El Tabo, El Quisco, and Canelo, then continue to  Algarrobo, a pair of resort destination adjacent to San Alfonso del Mar (home of a record-breaking swimming pool). Drive to the pottery village of Pomaire for a classic lunch of Chilean specialties (own expense), then join your guide for a walking tour of the village. This is the perfect place to shop for distinctive, affordable souvenirs made by local artisans, and you can buy directly from their small workshops.

At the end of the afternoon, begin the return trip to Santiago, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel at roughly 6pm.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Casablanca
Fertile valleys nestled between the mountains and the ocean are the perfect terroir for some of the best wines in the world. a deep-rooted element in Chile’s culture and identity. Courtesy glass of wine included
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Algarrobo
It is a popular summer resort for the population of Santiago. It is an upscale community near El Quisco and Valparaíso. The San Alfonso del Mar resort, located north of the city, is home to the it is a popular summer resort for the population of Santiago. It is an upscale community near El Quisco and Valparaíso. The San Alfonso del Mar resort, located north of the city, is home to the world's largest outdoor pool. Stop on the it is a popular summer resort for the population of Santiago. It is an upscale community near El Quisco and Valparaíso. The San Alfonso del Mar resort, located north of the city, is home to the world's largest outdoor pool for photography
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
El Quisco
El Quisco has had a major development in the twentieth century primarily as a place of recreation and residence of important Chilean figures of arts, and culture, but few know their past
Pass By:  
El Tabo
The origin of the word tabo possibly comes from the mapudungún tafü, cave found under the ground where the calcus (sorcerers) are formed and which, in addition, acts as their abode.
Stop At:  
Isla Negra Museum House
The Pablo Neruda Foundation is in charge of the preservacion and spreading of the artist’s heritage, they are in charge of three museums, houses that used to be inhabited by the poet. His getaway house in Isla Nera is the most popular, and Neruda’s favorite, and its filled with several personal objects and collections. When visiting you will be able to appreciate several manuscripts, books, bottles, seashells and enormous figureheads that Neruda recolected throughout his life.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Las Cruces
Of its tourist attractions, the most popular are, of course, the beaches. The main one is Playa Chica (155 meters wide by 80 m long, with thick yellow sand), from which you can see many of the residences of the architectural heritage of Las Cruces; behind a roquerío below is the picturesque fishing cove.
Stop At:  
Pomaire
Walking down the main street, stores overflowing with handmade clay ceramics — known as greda — line both sides for as far as you can see. This is perhaps what Pomaire is best known for. Everything is made from a distinctive clay—a rose tinted earthen mixture that is both warm and rustic. Artisans craft the clay into casserole dishes and bowls ideal for preparing traditional Chilean dishes like cazuela, porotos, and of course, pastel de choclo. In fact, if your pastel de choclo is cooked in anything other than a Pomaire dish, it is not quite authentic.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Santiago
Departure from Santiago city
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with two paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended since this tour does involve a moderate amount of walking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MTO Tour Chile

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small Group Full-Day Tour to Isla Negra, San Alfonso del Mar, and Pomaire.

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Excellent tour
Ilmar_T
, Apr 2020
We did this tour as one of the last before leaving Santiago in early March 2020. Excellent tour, with Isla Negra being a real highlight. The house is beautifully presented, just as it originally was and is full of nautical items. The guide was good and gave a little bit of the history of the place before we spent a good hour and a half looking at the exhibits. There is an excellent audio guide that takes about 45 minutes and takes you room to room and explains about the exhibits. The lunch at Pomaire was good as it was typical Chilean food, together with some entertainment. Definitely worth doing if you ar ein Santiago for more than a day or so.
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The tour guide
Christinehardy2001
, Feb 2020
The tour was excellent. A real insight into Chile. Well worth doing this tour. Great scenery and friendly people.
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Not as expected but turned out well
620BrianB15
, Nov 2019
Our group of 13 persons enjoyed a nice day traveling from Santiago to the the Pacific Ocean. After our second stop however a thief broke one of the van windows while it was parked and stole several bags. The driver (Diego) was heart-broken but acted in a professional manner. He walked us through the police interview, drove us back to Santiago to the American embassy, where two new passports were obtained, then joined us for dinner. He was very helpful in all aspects of the experience. Though we never got to visit Pablo Neruda's home as planned, we did have a memorable experience and made our return flight home to the US that night!
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Great day!
BrittaneyWalker28
, Nov 2019
We ended up being the only two that booked for our day, so ended up having a private tour! Yanina and Mauricio were very professional, friendly, and spoke English really well. We were never rushed and they gave us plenty of opportunities to explore and make the tour our own! We were very happy with our experience and would recommend this in a heartbeat! Was a lovely day and money well spent. -Britt and David
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Patricio was fantastic
Trek58842670901
, May 2019
Our guide and driver Patricio weas absolutely perfect - a great driver and a perfect gentleman. Hey came on time, was very well-organized and made us feel welcomed, safe and cared for. The trip itself was great, too, very relaxing. We decided to skip lunch and instead Patricio offered to take us to see the sea lions (which is what I really wished to do) ... thank you :) very thoughtful and nice.
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We loved this tour. Pablo Neruda,s...
travlnjean
, Mar 2018
We loved this tour. Pablo Neruda,s home was incredible! The sea views were spectacular. Lunch was a culinary delight with authentic Chilian food. We then had time to shop at the Pamaire and enjoy going into the various shops. This is a must tour when visiting Santiagio.
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Great day trip, seeing amazing...
Jennifer M
, Feb 2018
Great day trip, seeing amazing sights. Fully recommend tour and guide.
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We were the only two on this tour...
Judith S
, Mar 2017
We were the only two on this tour and it was great to have Henry all to ourselves. We had an unexpected short stop at Rio Tinto wine store/tasting room and that was nice. The Pablo Neruda museum was great, as was the lunch and short stop in Pomaire. We enjoyed the pottery and artisan shops there. Henry was friendly and professional and we recommend him for a great tour experience.
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