Coquimbo & La Serena Private City Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 8



Spanish (fluent), English (advanced)

La Serena and Coquimbo Tour, a relaxing time

Welcome to the fourth region of Chile!

La Serena and Coquimbo are such beautiful cities in which you can find both entertaining and relaxing time; these cities are known for being one of the top tourist's destinations of Chile.

Coquimbo is a port city, it is known for having great beaches and important monuments, like The Fort of Coquimbo, a fortification created in 1879 to defend the city against the Peruvians, in the Pacific War; and the Third Millennium Cross, from where you can get a breath-taking view of Coquimbo and La Serena.

La Serena is known for its unique colonial architecture; it also has a picturesque typical Market of La Recova, in which you can buy traditional handicraft and Chilean papayas, a special fruit of our region.

Book this tour and I promise you will have a great time in La Serena!


I will pick you up at your desired location, then we will go to our first stop: The English Town.

Following we will head to the Fort Lambert, and ancient defense fortification, before visiting The Third Millennium Cross, from where we will get a panoramic view of Coquimbo and La Serena. After that, we will go to La Serena through the Avenida del Mar, the wonderful coastline that unites both cities.

In La Serena, we will see the Lighthouse, and then we will follow our way to the center of the City, and visit the main highlights, including The Main Square, The Cathedral, and La Recova Market; our typical gathering place. After that, we will have lunch at a local restaurant downtown.

Finally, we will go to the University of La Serena to admire the whole view of La Serena and Coquimbo.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: That depends where you are located; genereally I pick you at the port of Coquimbo and leave you in the same spot at the agreed time.

End location: Location agreed with the tourist.

Duration: 5 hours


We will get around in a private 2015 Hyundai H-1 Van with A/C and all safety precautions.

What’s Included

Other: Transportation, entrance fees and lunch in a local restaurant.
My time and service as your private guide.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 USD - In case you want to buy water, snacks or any local handicraft.

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses or souvenirs.

A Recent Review of this tour

What a terrific tour to Coquimbo and La Serena , the popular resort town 12 km away. Pamela showed us the rocky shoreline filled with birds, like Bird Rock then took us to the largest Cross in South America. Fascinating building with terrific views. The short trip to La Serena brought us to its colourful market. At lunch we sampled fresh fish and had our first Pisco sour, the local favourite drink. An exciting day provided by Pamela in an A/C van. Forget the ship and its excursion buses.
James Goad

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