4. La Serena and Coquimbo Guided City Tour
Travel to the origins of the conquest to discover the places where the history and foundation of the North was forged Verde, Coquimbo Bay and the oldest city in the coast of the country, La Serena, Latin American capital for the Architecture and Urbanism and cradle of viticulture in the Southern Cone. Created to keep Santiago de Chile alive threatened by the Mapuche uprising, received by land and sea everything that came from the Viceroyalty of Peru, for his privileged geography and location, played a role strategy for the propagation of resources that they would raise and found the first cities of Chile and Argentina. Discover the treasures of La Serena and Coquimbo, ancestral bay and inhabited pre-Columbian cultural metropolis by the Animas, Changos, Diaguitas, Incas, Mapuches, Conquerors, clerics, and pirates, drawn by the weather and the riches of its coast and its mountains make it the economic and cultural capital of Chile in the colony. Itinerary • Tour of terraces, old town monuments (Churches and Plan serena) foundational milestones and origins of Chilean wine • Visit the archaeological museum, La Recova market and Plaza de Weapons of La Serena (Cathedral, Dominican Church and statues). • Tour of Aguirre Avenue and visit to the Monumental Lighthouse. • Entrance to Avenida del Mar in La Serena and Avenida Costanera from Coquimbo, views of the Culebrón wetland and the Mosque. • Arrival at Ciudad Puerto de Coquimbo and tour of its historic streets, central square and English Quarter. • Stop at Fort Lambert, Cross of the Third Millennium, the pampilla and Viewpoint of the Navigators. • Visit the port and Church of Guayacan and the town of La Herradura. • Free time at Totoralillo beach and return to La Serena.