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Half way between Santiago and San Pedro de Atacama, the seaside city of La Serena is one of Chile’s premier beach resorts. Fronted by a long stretch of golden sands, the city itself boast some beautiful architecture, both colonial and neoclassic, and has a lovely range of cultural sights, including old churches and fascinating museums. Nestled amongst countryside dotted with pretty villages and pisco vineyards, there is plenty to discover in the surrounding area, including the spectacular Elqui Valley. World-renowned for having the perfect atmospheric conditions for star-gazing and hosts many observatories, including the impressive Cerro Tototo Inter-American Observatory, home to a 4m telescope.  

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La Serena at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about La Serena:

GMT -4
time difference
14.5 Hours
flight time
17.6 Million
famous landmark
local food
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to La Serena

La Serena offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Chile Eclipse & Atacama Tour

12 days - please call for prices
  • UK - Santiago (7N) - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama (3N) - La Serena - UK
Total Eclipse South America Tour

17 days - please call for prices
  • UK - Rio (3N) - Iguacu (2N) - Buenos Aires (2N) - Santiago (3N) - Valparaiso (1N) - La Serena - Sacred Valley (2N) - Aguas Calientes (1N) - Cusco (1N) - Lima - UK
Chile Eclipse Tour

7 days - please call for prices
  • UK - Valparaiso (1N) - Santiago (4N) - La Serena - Santiago - UK