Our most recommended things to do in El Quisco

From Santiago: Private Transfer to San Antonio Pier

1. From Santiago: Private Transfer to San Antonio Pier

Relax on the way from your hotel in Santiago to San Antonio Pier with this smooth transfer service. You will be transferred by a private minivan with air-conditioning from Santiago to San Antonio Port. This high quality transfer has an approximately 2-hour duration and has both day and nighttime availability.

From Santiago: Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda Museum & Winery Tour

2. From Santiago: Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda Museum & Winery Tour

Start with pickup early in the morning and travel towards Isla Negra, west of Santiago. Travel through the beautiful green valleys used for growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.  Arrive at the small town of Isla Negra and visit the former home of famed poet Pablo Neruda. Today, the house is a museum dedicated to his life and work. Visit his gravesite which is located on the grounds surrounding the house. Afterwards, continue to the village of Pomaire where you can browse for some traditional Chilean craftwork, and have lunch at your own expense. Next, visit a local winery at a beautiful hacienda located in the Maipo Valley. Take a tour of the vineyard and learn about the history of the family who has been producing wine here since the 18th century. Taste some fantastic wine, and have the opportunity to purchase some bottles after the tour. Finally, return to Santiago, with drop-off at your hotel.

Private Tour of Isla Negra, San Alfonso & Pomaire

3. Private Tour of Isla Negra, San Alfonso & Pomaire

Following pick-up from your Santiago hotel, board the air-conditioned minivan and head towards the central Chilean coast. Upon arrival in Isla Negra, spend about 1.5 hours visiting Pablo Neruda's former home. Explore its personal artifacts, including his collection of ship figureheads and ships in bottles. Drive through some little towns, such as El Tabo, El Quisco and Canelo. Spend the second part of the day at Algarrobo and San Alfonso del Mar, home to the second largest swimming pool in the world and a variety of marine life. Head to Pomaire and take a break for lunch or to explore its famous clay scene. Next, take a walking tour around the craft market to see the variety of designs made by local artists. After driving back to Santiago, end your tour with a drop off at your hotel or meeting point.

Santiago: Private Pomaire, Isla Negra, and Pablo Neruda Tour

4. Santiago: Private Pomaire, Isla Negra, and Pablo Neruda Tour

Immerse yourself in Chile's history and culture on a private guided trip from Santiago to Isla Negra, the Pablo Neruda Museum, and Pomaire. Learn about Pomaire's clay craftwork, as well as Pablo Neruda's, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, life and work at his dedicated museum on Isla Negra. Start your journey bright and early and head down along the highway of the Sun, heading to Pablo Neruda's house in Isla Negra. Sit back and relax on the 1.5-hour long journey, taking in the expansive Chilean landscape en route. Arrive at Isla Negra, where Pablo Neruda built his house. Converted into a house-museum, the author's previous home holds numerous treasures and objects, collections of bottles, shells, and an imposing figurehead - all of which were a constant source of inspiration for the famous poet. Stop for lunch at your own expense before starting your return trip. On the way back to Santiago, visit the famous and traditional town of Pomaire. Called a Chilean typical zone, the main characteristic of Pomaire is its clay crafts.

Isla Negra and Quintay: the so-called coast of poets

5. Isla Negra and Quintay: the so-called coast of poets

The Pacific Ocean didn't fit on the map. There was nowhere to put it. It was so big and messy and blue that it didn't fit anywhere. That's why they left it outside my window." DESCRIPTION: Creaking floors, low ceilings and a décor composed of ship's prows, old maps, seashells and more. Pablo Neruda is buried here alongside his wife Matilde Urrutia. We'll then drive along the beautiful coastline of central Chile and you'll discover Algarrobo, the nautical capital, famous for its many white-water sports and the world's largest outdoor swimming pool! Tunquen, a beach 2km in circumference left to its own devices, and the fishing port of Quintay, a magnificent place for diving and tasting succulent fish and seafood dishes!

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What people are saying about El Quisco

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Please note that the shops in Pomaire are open on weekends. Otherwise our Guide Alexis was really nice and attentive. I highly recommend this tour.

Nerudas house is a must see. Our guide and driver were fantastic.

Great service, in time. Jonathan, the driver was great!