Our most recommended things to do in Pisco Elqui

Pisco Elqui: Mountaintop Stargazing and Night Portrait

1. Pisco Elqui: Mountaintop Stargazing and Night Portrait

Embark on an astrotourism experience in Pisco Elqui. View the clear night skies from a clay auditorium adapted to the mountains. Look up at the stars while enjoying a pisco sour, an iconic local drink. Sit at the top of the mountain with your drink in hand. Learn about the southern skies from your guide.  Gaze up at thousands of stars visible to the naked eye before using a professional 20” telescope to get a better look. Get a souvenir photo of these breathtaking skies at the end of your tour.

From Pisco Elqui: Cochiguaz River Valley Nature Hike

2. From Pisco Elqui: Cochiguaz River Valley Nature Hike

Be captivated by traditional Andean culture and the natural wonders of the Cochiguaz river valley on this tour from Pisco Elqui. Learn about traditional farming techniques that are used by locals. Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office in Pisco Elqui and sit back and relax on the drive to the tour's starting point. Begin your walk with sweeping views of your surroundings from 1,800 meters above sea level. Follow your guide on an ever-changing path to see where a spring emerges. Stroll through a semi-arid forest, rocky terrain, and a fertile green mantle. See how the local community manages water at an authentic mapudungun (water house). Uncover the secrets behind small-scale agriculture and livestock farming in northern Chile. Return to the meeting point at the tour supplier's office in Pisco Elqui.

Magical Journey through the High Elqui Valley

3. Magical Journey through the High Elqui Valley

There is no better way to get to know this land than at the relaxed pace of the Elquino lifestyle, and in private transportation. Without haste, we will take you to the end of the road at 1900 meters above sea level, where you can observe how the landscape of the high mountains opens up, embracing traditional forms of a culture that withstands the test of time. Leave your worries behind and hop on with our guide on a journey that will take you to the farthest corners of the Elqui Valley. Marvel at the attractions and history of the Elqui Valley, visit the town of Alcohuaz, meet the producers of late harvest wine at Piuquenes, stroll through the Artisanal Village of Horcón, and take a break on the banks of the Estero Derecho River, which meanders at the foot of the mountains. Let the pisco from Doña Josefa, distilled under these illuminated skies, awaken your senses.

Elqui Valley: Bike Tour

4. Elqui Valley: Bike Tour

Travel through the valley from its highest point along a country road, surrounded by mineral mountains and a beautiful green blanket of fertile riverbanks. We will take you by vehicle to the last town in the Elqui Valley. During this tour, the guide will tell all the stories and indications of the places that can be visited on the route. At the highest point, your bikes, equipment, and safety tips will be delivered to you so that you can undertake, on your own, the return journey along a single route of 17 km. You can visit on the way down, with freedom of decision, the places previously indicated by the guide.

Multi Adventure Cochiguaz: Trekking plus Downhill Bike.

5. Multi Adventure Cochiguaz: Trekking plus Downhill Bike.

Let yourself be captivated by the magic of traditional culture and enjoy the Andean nature. In the company of our guide, you will go from Pisco Elqui to the Cochiguaz river valley to explore and reconnect with nature. Enjoy the 1,800 meters above sea level, which the multi trail offers you and enjoy the nature of the sector. Of great experiential quality and privileged landscape, we begin trekking at 1800 meters above sea level through a multi-trail loaded with attributes such as: spring water source, semi-arid forest, rocky terrain and fertile green mantle. Cochiguaz -it comes from mapudungun language "water house", you will learn about the use of the water resource that develops small-scale agriculture and livestock in the small north of Chile, and observe their natural cycle thaws, springs and wetlands. Basic level route of 7 kms with 200 meters of unevenness, affordable for all healthy people. Also there is a downhill bike after the trekking. In El Colorado you will receive bicycles and equipment to drive down a 16 km road surrounded by mountains. On the way you have the possibility to take a break at the pure and crystal-clear Cochiguaz river bank, visit petroglyphs, the village and mystic landmarks until the reunion in Montegrande.

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