Isla Negra and Pomaire Day Trip from Santiago

Isla Negra and Pomaire Day Trip from Santiago
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$220
Duration: 7 hours
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Visit Isla Negra, home of Pablo Neruda, before visiting the Chilean village of Pomaire, known for its artisan ceramic production, on a relaxing seven-hour day trip from Santiago. Find clay pots and cooking vessels in every shape and size imaginable as you stroll through this picturesque little town with your guide. Bargain shop for souvenirs among the stalls that line the sidewalk. You’ll learn about the centuries-old art of shaping, drying and decorating each earthenware piece, and the Chilean cuisine that makes Pomaire pottery famous!

We first head to the coast, to Isla Negra, home to Pablo Neruda’s museum beach house. Pablo Neruda, a Nobel Prize winner, passed away in 1973. He left behind his remarkable collections both in writing and in physical objects, divided over his 3 houses. In his beach house you will find over 3.500 collected memorabilia, such as masks, bottles, insects, shells, letters, photographs, pieces of boats etc. Of all his houses, in our opinion, this is the most remarkable one and at the same time it is also here that Neruda and his wife are buried.
After lunch, we drive towards Pomaire, famous for traditional handcraft pottery dating back to the 1500’s. Here you can observe local artists, find the best shops for souvenirs and try some typical Chilean dishes. You can find some nice sombreros, traditional alpaca ponchos or beautiful handmade (lapiz lazuli) jewelry. On most of the days we are able to enter an artist’s workshop and watch him throw pottery on the wheel, so you can see just how fast the artists are able to make these incredible and unique pots.
 You will be picked up at 9am and returned by 6pm max to your hotel (1.5 hours drive from Providencia).

Visit Isla Negra, home of Pablo Neruda, before visiting the Chilean village of Pomaire, known for its artisan ceramic production, on a relaxing seven-hour day trip from Santiago. Find clay pots and cooking vessels in every shape and size imaginable as you stroll through this picturesque little town with your guide. Bargain shop for souvenirs among the stalls that line the sidewalk. You’ll learn about the centuries-old art of shaping, drying and decorating each earthenware piece, and the Chilean cuisine that makes Pomaire pottery famous!