14 days in Coquimbo Region Itinerary

14 days in Coquimbo Region Itinerary

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14 days in Coquimbo Region Itinerary

Start: Peshawar
Fly + Drive:  40​h
Pisco Elqui
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 30​min
La Serena
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Punta Choros
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  40​h
End: Peshawar

Pisco Elqui

Pisco Elqui ©
Once known as La Greda, the valley village of Pisco Elqui changed its name to bolster Chile's claim over the alcoholic drink pisco, distilled in the area during the early period of the country's history.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Destileria Pisco Mistral. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, sample the fine beverages at Dona Josefa de Elqui - Pisco Artesanal, then look for gifts at Pueblo Artesanal de Horcon, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Fundo Los Nichos, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Pisco de Elqui.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pisco Elqui trip planner .

Peshawar, Pakistan to Pisco Elqui is an approximately 40-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the shuttle to La Serena.

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Destileria Pisco Mistral ©
Destileria Pisco Mistral
Mamalluca Observatory ©
Mamalluca Observatory
Museo Gabriela Mistral de Vicuna ©
Museo Gabriela Mistral de Vicuna

La Serena

La Serena ©
Packed with old stone churches in a unique urban landscape, La Serena represents one of Chile's oldest settlements, equally popular with architecture buffs and beachgoers.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Fray Jorge National Park. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valle del Elqui, make a trip to Avenida del Mar, explore the striking landscape at Punta Choros, and hunt for treasures at La Recova Municipal Market.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the La Serena trip planner .

Getting from Pisco Elqui to La Serena by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June in La Serena, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Choros.

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Valle del Elqui ©
Valle del Elqui
Jardin del Corazon ©
Jardin del Corazon
Isla Damas ©
Isla Damas

Punta Choros

Punta Choros
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Reserva Nacional Pinguino de Humboldt.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta Choros trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Serena to Punta Choros takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Punta Choros are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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