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Vicuna

Trip Planner South America  /  Chile  /  Coquimbo Region  /  Vicuna
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Things to do: childrens museums, sightseeing, museums
Vicuna sits in a scenic spot, surrounded by mountains and cultivated fields. Founded in 1821 on orders of Chilean national hero Bernardo O'Higgins, the city was designed to secure sovereignty over the Elqui Valley. The area is now known as a major winemaking region, with Vicuna tourism centering around excursions to remote vineyards and distilleries producing popular table wines and pisco. The clear night sky represents a particular draw too, with stargazing one of the most popular things to do in Vicuna. Take a look at our Chile vacation generator to refine the details of your trip to Vicuna.
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Backpacker-friendly hostels sit alongside pristine boutique hotels in Vicuna, with sculpted gardens and swimming pools as added bonuses. South of the river and on the outskirts of town, you can find larger, pricier resorts with luxury facilities and services. Highway 41 offers good access to the wineries of the region, with some boasting rustic rooms for rent.
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