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Elqui Valley

Visit one of the most important valleys in Chile, noted for the production of Syrah and Carmenere wines.
Tour its vineyards and visit small towns that for years have combined agriculture with tourism. Visit Vicuña, the city where the poetess and Literature Nobel Prize Gabriela Mistral was born and take the opportunity to taste typical dishes in sophisticated or quaint restaurants.
If you are looking for sports activities, the valley includes hiking trails, horseback riding, biking trails, and jeep tours. Also, try alternative therapies such as reiki, meditation, and massage.
Once night falls, enjoy the marvelous views of the stars in the Elqui Valley: the first International Dark Skies Sanctuary in the World.

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  • Vicuña

    A town with a perfect climate, barely any humidity and amazingly clear skies, Vicuña has been crowned the capital of astronomical observation. Visit one of its five observatories and discover the mysteries of the universe during its night tours.

    If you are interested in history and poetry, remember that this town of fruitful vineyards is the birthplace of poet Gabriela Mistral. Follow her footsteps around the streets with colonial buildings and visit the museum where you’ll learn more about the life and works of the Nobel Prize winner for Literature.

  • Paihuano

    A paradise for nature lovers and those on a spiritual quest. Its impressive hills, green vines and crystal waters invite meditation. Relax, leave technology behind and just enjoy this valley and its abundant alternative therapies.

    Walk along its streets and discover its colonial architecture. Visit the old Paihuano Church and enjoy the rural ambience of its restaurants to have a glass of hand-distilled pisco mixed with local fruits. Watch out though, the local spirit can be quite addictive.

  • Capel Pisco Distillery

    The word “Pisco” comes from the Quechua language meaning “Bird,” and is an excellent definition for this brew produced in Chile that has a designation of origin.

    Founded more than 75 years ago, the Cooperativa Agrícola Pisquera Elqui Limitada has been the primary producer of grape must in Chile, turning this brand into a true Chilean tradition that is synonymous with a great liqueur and even greater celebrations. Visit the Pisco Museum in the Elqui Valley and learn in first-person about the process for making this liqueur that wins over palates all over the world.

    Contact Info: contacto@centroturisticocapel.cl

    Website: www.piscocapel.cl

     

     

  • ABA Pisco Distillery

    This family-run pisco distillery hand picks the grapes, ferments them at low temperatures and then distills them in copper receptacles to strike the perfect balance of aromas and alcoholic content, captivating followers with its taste and organic production.

    Take part in the tours that take you through the vineyards and barrels installed in the heart of the Elqui Valley and enjoy the pisco tastings that we promise will make you a fan of pisco.

    Contact Info: aa@piscoaba.cl

    Website: http://www.pisquera-aba.cl/

  • Elqui Wines Vineyard

    A vineyard with a limited production, but one with a great quality. Pioneering in the production of Malbec and Pinot Noir, with grapes that are 100% from the Elqui Valley and handled strictly with care.

    Visit it through their private tours, which are done with prior reservation. Get to know the aging process of their wines in barrels brought from France, America and Hungary, which gives their blends a unique touch.

    Contact: cinfo@elquiwines.cl
    Webpage: www.elquiwines.cl

     

  • El Molle

    Town of typical ancient recipes of fig, papaya, and quince sweets that also include white caramel and honey; teatime will become a must in your day.
    Disconnect from the world in its spa centers and indulge in the benefits of massages with natural oils. Take yoga and meditation classes by the river.
    Cradle of a pre-Hispanic culture; visit the first archaeological remains of the “El Molle” culture. Follow the indigenous footprint and discover how their cosmovision blends with the scientific view of the universe at the Cerro Mayu and Pangue observatories.

     

  • Pisco Elqui

    Located in the heart of the Elqui Valley in the middle of the scenic landscape of the Andes foothills, this small town is synonymous with leisure, relaxation and good drinks.

    Birthplace of the best hand-distilled piscos in the country, you can’t miss out on tasting this delicious spirit made from the muscatel grapes. When mixed with cola it is called piscola and is the favorite drink for Chileans when it’s time to party. Be sure to try it!

  • Diaguitas

    Creative craftsmen breathe life into the traditional town of Diaguitas, known for its old manor houses which have a uniform building technique, pretty much unique in the Elqui Valley. Visit its old church, built in 1867 and get to know the Diaguita culture firsthand while visiting a life-size replica of their houses.

    Walk around the square, enjoying the warm breeze that fills the afternoon and enjoy a locally brewed beer. Don’t forget to get a souvenir! The best option: the replicas of diaguita pottery sold by the locals.

  • Falernia Vineyard

    With four plantatations in different places of the Elqui Valley, their blends are an acclaimed mix of strong and fresh flavors that make their wines unique. Visit their vineyards of Carmenere and Syrah, see their cellars and end your journey by trying their reserve blends.

    To visit them, you must make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance, respecting the norms of an intimate tour which allows a maximum of 8 people at a time.

    Contact: info@falernia.com
    Webpage: http://falernia.com/

     

     

  • Cavas del Valle Vineyard

    Pioneer boutique vineyard in the heights of the Elqui Valley. You can’t miss out on learning about the unique characteristics of this terroir, it is the largest winery in the north of Chile, the one at the highest altitude and with a semi-desertic climate that allows developing the full potential of the Syrah and Moscatel grapes.

    Enjoy yourself while you taste their wines in their laid back tours, where they work under an open-door policy so there’s no need to make reservations.

    Contact: contacto@cavasdelvalle.cl
    Webpage: http://www.cavasdelvalle.cl/

Vicuña

A town with a perfect climate, barely any humidity and amazingly clear skies, Vicuña has been crowned the capital of astronomical observation. Visit one of its five observatories and discover the mysteries of the universe during its night tours.

If you are interested in history and poetry, remember that this town of fruitful vineyards is the birthplace of poet Gabriela Mistral. Follow her footsteps around the streets with colonial buildings and visit the museum where you’ll learn more about the life and works of the Nobel Prize winner for Literature.

Astrotourism
Paihuano

A paradise for nature lovers and those on a spiritual quest. Its impressive hills, green vines and crystal waters invite meditation. Relax, leave technology behind and just enjoy this valley and its abundant alternative therapies.

Walk along its streets and discover its colonial architecture. Visit the old Paihuano Church and enjoy the rural ambience of its restaurants to have a glass of hand-distilled pisco mixed with local fruits. Watch out though, the local spirit can be quite addictive.

Wine and Gastronomy
Capel Pisco Distillery

The word “Pisco” comes from the Quechua language meaning “Bird,” and is an excellent definition for this brew produced in Chile that has a designation of origin.

Founded more than 75 years ago, the Cooperativa Agrícola Pisquera Elqui Limitada has been the primary producer of grape must in Chile, turning this brand into a true Chilean tradition that is synonymous with a great liqueur and even greater celebrations. Visit the Pisco Museum in the Elqui Valley and learn in first-person about the process for making this liqueur that wins over palates all over the world.

Contact Info: contacto@centroturisticocapel.cl

Website: www.piscocapel.cl

 

 

Wine and Gastronomy
ABA Pisco Distillery

This family-run pisco distillery hand picks the grapes, ferments them at low temperatures and then distills them in copper receptacles to strike the perfect balance of aromas and alcoholic content, captivating followers with its taste and organic production.

Take part in the tours that take you through the vineyards and barrels installed in the heart of the Elqui Valley and enjoy the pisco tastings that we promise will make you a fan of pisco.

Contact Info: aa@piscoaba.cl

Website: http://www.pisquera-aba.cl/

Wine and Gastronomy
Elqui Wines Vineyard

A vineyard with a limited production, but one with a great quality. Pioneering in the production of Malbec and Pinot Noir, with grapes that are 100% from the Elqui Valley and handled strictly with care.

Visit it through their private tours, which are done with prior reservation. Get to know the aging process of their wines in barrels brought from France, America and Hungary, which gives their blends a unique touch.

Contact: cinfo@elquiwines.cl
Webpage: www.elquiwines.cl

 

Wine and Gastronomy
El Molle

Town of typical ancient recipes of fig, papaya, and quince sweets that also include white caramel and honey; teatime will become a must in your day.
Disconnect from the world in its spa centers and indulge in the benefits of massages with natural oils. Take yoga and meditation classes by the river.
Cradle of a pre-Hispanic culture; visit the first archaeological remains of the “El Molle” culture. Follow the indigenous footprint and discover how their cosmovision blends with the scientific view of the universe at the Cerro Mayu and Pangue observatories.

 

Wine and Gastronomy
Pisco Elqui

Located in the heart of the Elqui Valley in the middle of the scenic landscape of the Andes foothills, this small town is synonymous with leisure, relaxation and good drinks.

Birthplace of the best hand-distilled piscos in the country, you can’t miss out on tasting this delicious spirit made from the muscatel grapes. When mixed with cola it is called piscola and is the favorite drink for Chileans when it’s time to party. Be sure to try it!

Wine and Gastronomy
Diaguitas

Creative craftsmen breathe life into the traditional town of Diaguitas, known for its old manor houses which have a uniform building technique, pretty much unique in the Elqui Valley. Visit its old church, built in 1867 and get to know the Diaguita culture firsthand while visiting a life-size replica of their houses.

Walk around the square, enjoying the warm breeze that fills the afternoon and enjoy a locally brewed beer. Don’t forget to get a souvenir! The best option: the replicas of diaguita pottery sold by the locals.

Wine and Gastronomy
Falernia Vineyard

With four plantatations in different places of the Elqui Valley, their blends are an acclaimed mix of strong and fresh flavors that make their wines unique. Visit their vineyards of Carmenere and Syrah, see their cellars and end your journey by trying their reserve blends.

To visit them, you must make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance, respecting the norms of an intimate tour which allows a maximum of 8 people at a time.

Contact: info@falernia.com
Webpage: http://falernia.com/

 

 

Wine and Gastronomy
Cavas del Valle Vineyard

Pioneer boutique vineyard in the heights of the Elqui Valley. You can’t miss out on learning about the unique characteristics of this terroir, it is the largest winery in the north of Chile, the one at the highest altitude and with a semi-desertic climate that allows developing the full potential of the Syrah and Moscatel grapes.

Enjoy yourself while you taste their wines in their laid back tours, where they work under an open-door policy so there’s no need to make reservations.

Contact: contacto@cavasdelvalle.cl
Webpage: http://www.cavasdelvalle.cl/

Wine and Gastronomy