The Monumental Lighthouse of La Serena, one of the city's most popular attractions.

La Serena Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts
The Monumental Lighthouse of La Serena, one of the city's most popular attractions.

La Serena Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts

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Relax in one of Chile’s most popular resort towns with our private and small group La Serena tours. One of the most beautiful cities in Chile, La Serena boasts picturesque churches, streets flooded with white-washed neo-colonial architecture, sandy beaches, and some of the clearest skies in the world. This lovely city is located in the Elqui Valley, one of the most famous places in the world for astronomical observations due to the thin, dry atmosphere in northern Chile. Only a 45 minute flight from Santiago, La Serena offers travelers a relaxing holiday, but also a wealth of opportunity to explore this fascinating region. Contact us to start planning your trip to this beautiful destination.

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Let our team of expert travel advisors help build your dream trip to South America. Our fully customizable vacation packages allow you to hand-pick the destinations you wish to see at the exact pace you wish to see them. All of our offerings are also vetted firsthand by our team to ensure top quality and comfort. Contact one of our travel experts today to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip!

What to Do in La Serena

Visit one of Chile’s most popular getaways and explore its lovely beaches. Your Latin America For Less travel advisor can help you create the perfect itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

The Santo Domingo church in the historic center of La Serena, designated a national monument.

La Serena City Tour


Explore La Serena and visit the attractive Plaza de Armas and its impressive architecture, museums like the Museo Historico Regional and Museo Arqueológico, as well as parks such as Parque Pedro de Valdivia and Parque Japones.

A landscape of lush green fields surrounded by pink and orange mountains in the Elqui Valley.

Valle del Elqui


Ascend the lush valleys and cultivated fields along the banks of the Elqui River and stop in some of the many charming villages on your way. Make sure to visit a Pisco distillery and learn about the process of creating this traditional liquor.

The milky way in the night sky above an astronomical observatory in the Elqui Valley.

Stargazing


It would be a shame to come to the Elqui Valley and not visit one of its four astronomical observatories. Reservations must be made in advance, so let your travel advisor know you are interested in visiting one as soon as possible.

Two Humboldt penguins on a rock at the Reserva Nacional Pingüino Humboldt near La Serena.

Reserva Nacional Pingüino Humboldt


This national park is composed of three islands and is one of the best places in the region to observe marine wildlife including penguins, dolphins, sea lions, and otters.

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A woman wearing a wetsuit and carrying a surfboard along the beach in La Serena.

Adventure Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add some extra adventure to your personalized itinerary. Get your adrenaline pumping with hikes and multi-day treks, jungle expeditions, white water rafting trips, mountain biking tours and more. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your adventure.

The historic Santo Domingo church in La Serena, declared a national monument of Chile in 2001.

Cultural Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about adding cultural tours and experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the rich cultures of Latin America and learn about the unique customs and traditions maintained by its people. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your cultural tour.

An outdoor swimming pool in the courtyard of the Hotel Francisco de Aguirre in La Serena.

Spa & Wellness Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add spa & wellness tours to your personalized itinerary. Take advantage of a free day to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a resort, or visit a spa to unwind after a long day of exploring. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors to start planning your spa & wellness tour.

A wood-fired pizza topped with prosciutto and arugula at a restaurant in La Serena.

Food Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add food tours and culinary experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the unique cuisines of Latin America and enjoy exclusive visits to some of the world’s top restaurants. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your food tour.

A large vineyard lining a hillside in the Elqui Valley wine region near La Serena.

Family & Friend Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add family-friendly tours to your itinerary. Our team can help you build the perfect trip for your family, whether your group has small children, teenagers, senior citizens, or all of the above. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your family tour.

Explore Chile

With a fascinating culture and some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, Chile offers countless wonderful destinations for travelers. Discover some of the best places to visit in Chile below.

Arica


Arica, the “city of eternal spring” and gateway to Lauca National Park, is the capital of the north country and famous for long, lazy beaches and a rich cultural history.

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San Pedro de Atacama


The driest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert is also one of the most beautiful with exciting destinations like the Valley of the Moon, the salt lakes and Tatio Geysers.

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Chillan


Hit the slopes in Chillan, one of Chile's top ski and snowboard resorts and home to the longest run in South America at eight miles. At night, soak in the natural thermal baths.

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Easter Island


One of the most isolated islands in the world, Easter Island is a majestic getaway destination combining the natural beauty of a volcanic island with the captivating history of the famous Easter Island statues.

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Punta Arenas


The southernmost city on mainland South America, Punta Arenas overlooks the historic Strait of Magellan and the beautiful jagged peaks and white landscapes of Patagonia.

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Puerto Montt


With its absolutely stunning location on the Gulf of Ancud, Puerto Montt will lead you directly to the Lake District and the arresting landscapes of verdant valleys, striking mountains and beautiful lakes.

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Puerto Natales


Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, and arguably Patagonia’s most spectacular place to visit with immense sweeping landscapes that leave long-lasting impressions.

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Santiago


The metropolitan Chilean capital, Santiago is a vibrant cultural hub with fascinating history and lively nightlife, surrounded by world-class skiing and wine valleys.

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Iquique


The bustling port city of Iquique is the ideal base to explore the massive geoglyphs, nitrate ghost towns, and thermal baths of the Chilean desert.

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Valparaiso


Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and coastal, bohemian city with a peculiar charm that has made it a favorite of writers, artists, and poets for centuries.

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Patagonia


Shared by Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a wild land of cleaving glaciers, deep forests, and piercingly blue waters that offers countless opportunities for sightseeing, nature watching, trekking and more.

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La Serena Hotels

Discover the best places to stay in La Serena with our top pick La Serena hotels.

A cozy room with a large bed and entertainment center at the Costa Real hotel in La Serena.

Costa Real

Francisco de Aguirre 170, La Serena

The Costa Real is a sun-lover’s paradise. Just a few minutes from all the region’s most popular attractions and beaches, the Costa Real is ideally located and a big favorite for travelers in La Serena. Guests enjoy spacious, cozy rooms, a gorgeous pool, a stylish bar, and delicious food served at the hotel restaurant.

A cozy room featuring earth tones and a wood floor at the Francisco de Aguirre Hotel in La Serena.

Francisco de Aguirre Hotel

Gregorio Cordovez 210, La Serena

The spacious, airy Francisco de Aguirre Hotel is a lovely place to rest your head in La Serena. It is conveniently located near the beach, several La Serena museums, and close to the business centers and shopping/market area. Guests can take a refreshing dip in the pool or relax in the bar with a cocktail at the end of a fun-filled day of exploring.

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