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Coquimbo, Chile-port

Coquimbo nestled in Northern Chile, means “place of calm water”, a happy accident of geography that encouraged its development as an important port. According to legend, the English corsair Sir Francis Drake has buried a considerable treasure in the city. In the early 19th century, Coquimbo was just a small fishing village, but when the railway reached the area joining the copper mines to the sea, the town and population increased dramatically. Today, Coquimbo offers the pleasures of a picturesque seaside promenade, the beautifully restored 19th-century architecture of the English Neighborhood and several fine beaches.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • A Visit to Tabali Winery
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Coquimbo and La Serena
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Coquimbo and La Serena
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Journey to Elqui Valley
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Journey to Elqui Valley
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Petroglyphs and Vineyards in the Limari Valley
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice
  • Petroglyphs and Vineyards in the Limari Valley
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice

A Visit to Tabali Winery

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 5 hours

Tour Code: COQ-1

We depart from the pier and drive south on the Pan-American Highway, along the coast and past beautiful

beaches such as La Herradura, Las Tacas, and Guanaqueros. As we leave the coast behind, we will

observe the permanent thick fog known as camanchaca, or coastal clouds, above the hillside, a phenomenon that produces moisture in this area. Then,

going inland to the east, we will see crops of "pepino", here called sweet cucumber - and the raising of cattle.

We proceed along the 'Road of Grapes and Vineyards,' on our way through a fertile land area and its wide variety of crops.

We will then arrive at Tabali Vineyard, which is surrounded by gentle rocky slopes in a semi-arid valley of the pre-Andean range that

stretches from the mountains to the Pacific Ocean. It is located just south of Atacama Desert and only 400 kilometers north of Santiago.

First, explore the various varieties of grapes grown in the region and learn about the whole process of making Chilean wine. Next, visit the

cellars, followed by wine tasting and a cocktail before returning to the pier in Coquimbo.

Please note: The scenic drive to the winery is approximately 11/2 hours.