5 hours 30 minutes
Available all year
Taste pisco in its many different forms
Learn about the pisco-making process from locals
Visit the oldest distillery in the Americas
Take in the scenery from the comfort of a motor coach
When the Spanish conquerors arrived in the 16th century, they found that the land along the south coast of the Viceroyalty of Peru - now known as Peru and Chile - was ideal for growing Mediterranean grape varieties. The vineyards thrived in no small part due to the skill and knowledge of the ancient Peruvians, who had developed a system of irrigation for the arid coastal desert.
The settlers soon developed pisco, a distilled clear or amber-coloured brandy made from wine, as a means to concentrate alcohol so it could be transported to remote locations. The name came from Pisco, the port from which it was shipped. By the late 1700s, 90% of the grape-based alcohol made in Peru was pisco, and exports were booming. The drink became all the rage in San Francisco during the gold rush of the late 1800s!
Board a motor coach for the scenic drive to your first stop, El Catador, founded in 1856. Here you will learn the traditional way of making pisco. Taste some piscos and wines.
From here, it is a short drive to the next bodega, La Caravedo, established in 1684, the oldest distillery in the Americas. Here you will also taste some piscos.
Enjoy the relaxing ride back to the pier at the end of this fun and delectable tour!
Language: English / German (Subject to Availability)
Included: Pisco Tasting
Remarks: We recommend wearing a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket or sweater, and low-heeled, rubber-soled walking shoes.
Walking information: This excursion involves some walking on uneven terrain, with some paved and unpaved surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: No