Categories: Tours - City & Sightseeing
$ 48 USD
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Visit the village of Pomaire
Discover its impressive brown clay pottery
Learn about a tradition that originates from the Diaguitas and was perfected during the Inca empire
Shop for unique pieces or one of the emblematic clay "piggy banks"
Enjoy traditional local dishes and the famous “half kilo empanada”
Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Operates: Monday - Sunday
Departs: 9:00 AM
Duration: 3 hours
Tour Code: 10585
Our Expert Guides will take you 50 kilometers west of Santiago to explore the small village of Pomaire, known for its long-living traditions.
Pomaire's coffee-colored clay pottery has been part of the locals’ inheritance since the town's foundation in 1771. Cups, pots, dishes, zoomorphic figures, and even "SpongeBob Square Pants", can be found on the shelves of the old adobe houses, open to weekend visitors looking to make a purchase.
The main town streets, San Antonio and Roberto Bravo, encircle these shop-houses, which also function as the craftsmen’s workshops. This tradition originates in the Diaguitas, pre-Colombian culture of the area, and was later perfected during the Inca empire, which caused a breakthrough in the creation techniques. Today it is possible to view these unique pieces or take home an emblematic "clay pig" souvenir (“Alcancías”).
This village's traditional local dishes are just as famous. The various restaurants in Pomaire offer casseroles, rolls, hams, and the must try half kilo "empanada” - stuffed with meat, onion, egg and raisins - and which won the Guinness Record as the world's largest empanada in 1995.
Join us and discover the hidden gem of Pomaire, a town whose traditions and cuisine are sure to captivate you!
Per Adult: $ 48 USD
What To Bring
Comfortable clothes and shoes, extra food, water
Expert Guide, transportation
Meeting point: Hotel pick up in Santiago or Viña del Mar
Return Details: Tour returns to the vicinity of your hotel in Santiago or Viña del Mar