DAY 01: SANTIAGO: Tour Isla Negra and Pomaire
Withdrawal of passengers from their hotel to set off on a excursion starting at the Church of San Francisco, to then take Route 68 on a two-hour tour across the Valleys of Curacavi and Casablanca, towards the coast we will reach Isla Negra, a beach resort that owes its name (Black Isle) to its sands of dark color, surrounded by forests of pine and eucalypt where we will stop by and one of the houses of poet Pablo Neruda, 1971 Nobel Prize winner in literature, which nowadays operates as a museum where you will be able to see a collection of curious objects, figure heads and other of the poet’s belongings.
We will continue our trip southbound, passing through beach resorts such as: El Tabo, Las Cruces, San Sebastian and Cartagena; then we will take the Autopista (Highway) del Sol, visiting on the way the locality of Pomaire, a place that keeps its traditions and customs expressed on their handicrafts made of fuller’s earth, of which we will be able to appreciate an ample range and variety, as well as their fabrication techniques, which can be made either by hand or on a potter’s wheel. Among its local food, the “Empanada Pomairina” stands out, characteristic for its huge size. Time off for lunch and to tour the picturesque narrow streets and crafts’ shops offering their product. Return to Santiago.
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