Olives, Ocean and Cacti
Fullday (2 - 8 participants) Season: possible during the whole year
The coastal sector of Huasco Province in southern Atacama Region stands out for its eternal beaches, its scenic beauties as well as its olive cultivation and the delicious products derived from the olives. The already famous olive oil of the Huasco Valley even obtained the recognition of designation of origin in 2018 and since then it has its own respective seal.
We get to know the small town of Freirina – a place charged with history, that awaits us with its beautiful town square and its national monuments. The Llanos de Challe National Park offers us an insight into the ecosystem of this area. During a 2 km hike we can marvel at the impressive views, the desert flora and bizarre geological formations. With some luck we also can observe wild animals as for example guanacos, foxes, lizards etc. In “Olivos Centenarios” we walk below the most ancient olive trees of Huasco Valley which reach the age of almost 500 years and we learn about olive growing and the family history of the estate’s owners. Of course olives and oil can also be tasted. During the course of our tour we have the option of brief stops to visit the salerooms of local producers of typical products.
Itinerary: Dep. Vallenar: 08.30 am – Freirina (town square with national monuments) – Llanos de Challe National Park (2 km hike – medium difficulty) – Huasco port (fisherman pier and lunch) – Olivos Centenarios, Huasco Bajo (guided tour through ancient olive trees and tasting) – Arr. Vallenar: 06.00 pm approx.
Total distance: 164 km approx.
Program includes: Private transport during the whole tour, mineral water, Spanish speaking driverguide, entrance fee Llanos de Challe National Park, lunch menu with water or beverage or glas of wine, guided tour “Olivos Centenarios” with tasting, snack with local products
Optional (additional cost): English or German speaking guide
Doesn’t include: insurance, other food than mentioned, sun protection
You should bring:
-comfortable shoes to walk
-sun protection (sunhat, sunglasses, sunblocker)
Values per person including tax:
2 participants: 120000 CLP (+ 12000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
3 or 4 participants: 91000 CLP (+ 9000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
5 or 6 participants: 76000 CLP (+ 8000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
7 or 8 participants: 63000 CLP (+ 7000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
Selfdrive version (includes acompanying guide and the same as mentioned above less transport):
1 participant: 110000 CLP (+ 12000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
2 participants: 71000 CLP (+ 10000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
3 or 4 participants: 55000 CLP (+ 9000 CLP with English or German speaking Guide)
Services are subject to availability in the moment of booking !!!