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The whole trip was amazing. We saw Guanacos on the way to the pier and then on the boat tour to isla choros and isla damas we saw some whales and the incredibly cute penguins. If you go to La Serena, this tour is a...More
2 hours to the north of La Serena (70 km driving in the highway and 30 km in a one-side highway) appears the town. Take the tour to Isla Damas (8:30, 11:30 or 2PM) the cost per person is 13000 CLP (22 USD). The tour...More
If you want to do a boat tour around/through the Humboldt Penguin Reserve, you'll need to go to Punta Choros. You can sign up for a tour in La Serena, you can drive yourself there, or you can take a bus from La Serena for...More
We rented a car and a guy at Hertz told us that the road to Choros will took us 1 hour 45 min or about. But we spend about 3 hours to get there bcoz the road was on repair and there were no signs....More
Punta Choros is a turistic place, which serves as starting point for the excursion to the national resevre Isla Damas (where the Pinguins Humboldt live). There are several good restaurants and hotels, which are not very cheap.
We took a van (tour) to Punta Choros. We didn't have to deal with any logistics. There are buses which will take you here from La Serena. We arrived on a December weekday morning. The area was completely deserted other than the couple of people...More
We had a great time at Punta Choros; some directions are below because it can be confusing.
The drive after you leave Ruta 5 is a VERY bumpy dirt road, so keep that in mind when taking a car. You want to head towards the...More
It took me a fair amount of researching mostly Spanish websites to find out where this bus goes from so I thought I'd share the info here. It does indeed go from Panaderia los Griegos but for those of you without intimate knowledge of the...More