Coquimbo, Chile Luxury Cruises

Coquimbo is the gateway to the beautiful resort of La Serena, where ancient history and traditional artistry meets colonial style and elegance. Widely regarded in Chile as both a beautiful beach resort and the site of some of its richest native culture, La Serena embodies the country’s charm and artistry. With so many things to experience, this could be the destination that makes your time in South America truly unforgettable.

Sightseeing in Coquimbo (La Serena)

Shore excursions around La Serena can reveal a great number of things to do during your time ashore. Trek within sight of the Andes in the beautiful Elqui Valley, or try the local wine and grape brandy in the region’s vineyards. See the stars with a tour of the Tololo Observatory complex, take a trip to the area’s beautiful beaches, or discover Chile’s past in the local museum and among ancient rock carvings in the Enchanted Valley.

Archaeological Museum

Wander collections of more than ten thousand artefacts in La Serena’s Archaeological Museum – home to maps, ceramics and even a Chilean mummy. The majority of the exhibits illustrate the ancient Antofagasta and Tarapaca cultures native to the region; however the star of the show has to be the incredible moai from Easter Island – staring with haunted eyes from its platform; one of only two of the iconic stone statues to be found off the island.

Tololo Observatory

Take a trip from Chile’s ancient history to the ultra-modern observatory complex on Mount Tololo. Here you’ll be able to get a real look at the stars thanks to the clear skies of rural Chile – the sea of distant suns can make for an incredible sight, especially if you’re used to cloud cover and urban light pollution back home hampering your view of the night skies.

La Serena city

The popular city of La Serena combines elegant architecture with spectacular surrounding beauty. The Plaze de Armas is home to gorgeous parkland and public art, and a vast array of stone churches and palatial colonial-era buildings. A shore excursion might typically take you to the La Recova marketplace too, where you’ll find a wealth of traditional arts and crafts for sale.

Shopping in Coquimbo (La Serena)

The stalls of the Mercado la Recova often teem with shoppers, and here you’ll find everything you could think of when it comes to finding souvenirs. Browse row upon row of sweets, preserves, grape brandy and fruit straight from the surrounding valley, or buy some colourful locally-made hats and clothing for some exotic winter woollies once you get back home.

Eating out in Coquimbo (La Serena)

As Chile’s second city you’ll find a great choice of places to eat during your time in La Serena – many of which line the beach and give incredible views of the bay while you dine. Here you’ll find fresh, delicious seafood dishes cooked in traditional style, where butter and a simple salad garnish allows the flavour of the fish to come to the fore. Alternatively, try the local ceviche – typically consisting of cuts of raw fish with a chilli salad, marinated in lime or lemon juice.

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1 Call(Lima) to Buenos Aires
30 October 2019 - 25 nights

Lima (Callao) | Paracas, Peru | Arica, Chile | Antofagasta | Isla Pan De Acuzar | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Valparaiso, Chile | Niebla | Puerto Montt | Castro, Isla Chiloe | Tortel, Chile | English Narrows Chilean Fjord | Punta Arenas, Chile | PUERTO DESEADO | Camarones, Argentina | Puerto Madryn | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£17639pp
Cruise Only£17639pp
2 Guayaquil to Valparaiso
09 November 2019 - 14 nights

Guayaquil | Lobos De Tierra Island, Peru | Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru | Islas Guanape, Peru | Callao (Lima) | Paracas, Peru | Matarani | Arica, Chile | Antofagasta | Isla Pan De Acuzar | Isla Chanaral, Chile | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Valparaiso, Chile more

Fly Cruise£6349pp
Cruise Only£6349pp
3 Lima to Buenos Aries
16 November 2019 - 21 nights

Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | Matarani | Antofagasta | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Santiago | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Stanley | Punta Del Este | Montevideo | Buenos Aires | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£10799pp
Cruise Only£9549pp
4 Pacific Coast Sojourn
26 January 2020 - 22 nights

San Francisco, California | Santa Barbara De Samana | San Diego, California | Cabo San Lucas | Zihuatanejo (Ixtapa), Mexico | Acapulco | Puerto Chiapas | Puerto Quetzal | Acajutla, El Salvador | Manta | Salaverry (Trujillo), Peru | Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Santiago De Chile more

Fly Cruise£4899pp
Cruise Only£3839pp
5 Argentina, Chile & Peru
02 March 2020 - 21 nights

Buenos Aires | Punta Del Este | Montevideo | Montevideo | Ushuaia | Ushuaia | Punta Arenas, Chile | Chilean Fjords | Chilean Fjords | Puerto Chacabuco | Puerto Montt | Valparaiso, Chile | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Iquique | Pisco (San Martin) | Lima (Callao) more

Fly Cruise£4549pp
Cruise Only£3669pp
6 South America & Falklands Islands
19 December 2020 - 20 nights

Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Santiago De Chile | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Cruising Around Cape Horn | Ushuaia | Port Stanley, Falkland Isl. | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£4869pp
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7 Charismatic Cape
18 January 2021 - 30 nights

Rio De Janeiro | Buzios | Ilha Grande | Parati | Sao Paulo (Santos) | Porto Belo | Rio Grande | Punta Del Este | Montevideo | Buenos Aires | Montevideo | Port Stanley, Falkland Isl. | Ushuaia | Punta Arenas, Chile | Laguna San Rafael | Puerto Chacabuco | Puerto Montt | Santiago De Chile | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Pisco (San Martin) | Lima (Callao) more

Fly Cruise£6589pp
Cruise Only£5339pp
8 Lima to Buenos Aires
23 January 2021 - 22 nights

Lima (Callao) | Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | Arica, Chile | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Valparaiso, Chile | Puerto Montt | Castro, Isla Chiloe | Punta Arenas, Chile | Garibaldi Fjord & Glacier | Ushuaia | Ushuaia | Stanley | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£6649pp
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9 Charismatic Cape
28 January 2021 - 20 nights

Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Santiago De Chile | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Cruising Around Cape Horn | Ushuaia | Port Stanley, Falkland Isl. | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£4849pp
Cruise Only£3519pp
10 Charismatic Cape
17 February 2021 - 20 nights

Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Santiago De Chile | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Punta Arenas, Chile | Cruising Around Cape Horn | Ushuaia | Port Stanley, Falkland Isl. | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£4819pp
Cruise Only£3479pp
11 The Best of South America
21 February 2021 - 21 nights

Lima (Callao) | Pisco (San Martin) | Iquique | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Santiago | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Punta Arenas, Chile | Ushuaia | Stanley | Punta Del Este | Montevideo | Buenos Aires more

Fly Cruise£11789pp
Cruise OnlyCall
12 Sailing The Humboldt Route
26 October 2021 - 12 nights

Callao (Lima) | Callao (Lima) | Islas Ballestas | Pisco (San Martin) | Matarani | Arica, Chile | Iquique | Antofagasta | Isla Pan De Azucar | Pasco Choros, Chile | La Serena (Coquimbo) | Tongoy | San Antonio, Chile more

Fly CruiseCall
Cruise Only£8729pp
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