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Arica & Iquique Tour

Country: Chile
City: Arica
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Nature Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

DAY 1:TRANSFER AIRPORT / HOTEL – CITY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR

At the agreed time, reception in the airport, transfer hotel in Arica. Departure from hotel at 14:30 hours, visit Arica, San Marcos Cathedral, ex custom-house, both designed by Gustave Eiffel, Ex - Alacran Island, Morro of Arica. Drive into Azapa Valley, Cerro Sombrero and La Tropilla geoglyphs, entrance into San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum, which displays sand preserved mummies and pre-Inca relics dating since 10.000 years B.C. Return to hotel. (Ticket of the museum, mineral water).

DAY 2 :ARICA - SOCOROMA - CHUNGARA LAKE - PUTRE

Departure from hotel at 08:00 hour. We will enter the Lluta Valley geoglyphs sight (1.000 B.C.), visit Poconchile town with its church of the XVI century, Pukara de Copaquilla, the hamlet of Zapahuira (breakfast), Socoroma viewpoint. Then a short stop at Putre viewpoint, entering to Lauca National Park, the sight of exotic flora, wild fauna, and majestic scenery: the Payachatas volcanoes and Chungara Lake, the highest in the world (4.517 m. o. s. l), returning to Cotacotani Lagoons, visit the typical villages of Parinacota.

Arrive at Putre at 17:30 hours. Walking tour to Putre. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner with Chilean wine, mineral water).

DAY 3 PUTRE - SURIRE SALTFLAT – ISLUGA NATIONAL PARK – CARIQUIMA

Departure from the hostel at 09:00 hours. We will visit the villages and Guallatire Ancuta two highland villages over 4000 meters at the foot of active volcano Guallatire. Arrival at the Salar de Surire 12:00 hrs. approx. Chilcaya visit, hiking about an hour.

To photograph the flora and fauna, highlighting the three types of flamingos that exist in the Salar (Andean, Chilean, James), then we will go to the Baths of Polloquere (4.270 m. o. s. l), volcanic water that emerges at 80º C, high in minerals that allow us to rest with pleasure. We continue Isluga Volcano National Park. Arrival Cariquima. Hostel Accommodation Basic. (Box lunch, dinner, mineral water).

DAY 4: COLCHANE - ATACAMA GIANTS – HUMBERSTONE EX NITRATE COMPANY - IQUIQUE

Breakfast in the hostel. Departure from the hostel at 09:00 hours. We will visit the giant cactus of the Rio Grande to keep the people of Cariquima and finally to the Gorge of Aroma and the Valley of Mars. Detention in viewpoints of Chuzmiza and Pachica, the latter on the edge of the Atacama desert.

Then we continued at Cerro Unitas Geoglyph observing the area s largest "El Gigante de Atacama. Huara Lunch, then visit Ex - Nitrate Humberstone and Santa Laura. Iquique Arrival around 17:30 hours. (Breakfast, lunch, mineral water).

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