In this program, you'll visit the postcards of Arica. You will get to know the historic center of Arica, the famous Valle de Azapa and lluta as well as the great Chungará Lake, You also will have the opportunity to cross the border to see Tacna and do some shopping.

Day 1: Arrival in Arica and City tour

Transfer: Airport Hotel in Arica

CITY TOUR AROUND ARICA

  • Departure: 09:00
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Arica Hotel

Discover the charms of the city of Arica visiting the Morro de Arica, Cuevas de Anzota and San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum

We will go to the Ex Isla el Alacrán, we will go along the beach el Laucho, La Lisera beach, Corazones beach and Anzota caves. Then, we will make an ascent to the Morro de Arica where we will visit the Weapons Museum. We will walk towards the valley of Azapa, Geoglifos de la Tropilla, Sacred Hill, Archaeological Museum San Miguel de Azapa and Plot of olives where we will do a tasting and also sighting of the Hummingbird.

  • Cultural
    Medium
  • Nature
    Medium

Day 2: Lauca National Park - Arica

Excursion through Lauca National Park

  • Departure: 07:00
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Includes: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Arica

If you are traveling in Arica, this tour will take you to know the best of the Chilean highlands. We will visit the Lauca National Park that stands out for its Andean flora and fauna, surrounded by volcanoes with permanent fumaroles and we’ll know the villages of Socoroma and Putre.

We will pick you up at your hotel in Arica between 07:00 and 07:30 to take the road that will take us to the Lluta Valley, during which we will appreciate flora and fauna, and the famous geoglyphs of its hills.

During the ascent we are able to see the flora and fauna of the Andean area and visit archaeological sites such as Lluta geoglyphs.

Then we arrive at the town of Poconchile, we visit its church that dates from the XVII century. Then we go to the Quebrada de Cardones with its cactus more than 4 meters high. We can see the Pukará de Copaquilla and Tambo de Zapahuira to see a panoramic view of the Andean towns of Putre and Socoroma.

We are going to enter the Nature Sanctuary, Lauca National Park, a landscape surrounded by volcanoes with their permanent fumaroles and their typical Andean fauna, guanacos, alpacas, vicuñas, llamas and vizcachas. We can also see the typical bofedales of northern Chile, the yareta, brave straw and the Cocotani lagoons.

After that, we arrive to Chungará Lake, located at 4,500 meters above sea level. With this landscape we will have lunch on picnic ground and then we return to Putre, where we are having a city tour through the town, to later return to the city of Arica.

20:30 hours: End of the tour. We are back at your hotel in Arica.

  • Physical
    Medium
  • Cultural
    Medium
  • Nature
    Very high

Day 3: Arica

Tour to the valleys of Azapa and Lluta

  • Departure: 09:00
  • Duration: Full day
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Arica

Get to know the heritage route hidden between the valleys of Azapa and Lluta, with wonderful views between the roads that will take us to visit the Archaeological Museum of the Valley, a colonial church, an Aimara cemetery and the geoglyphs of the area.

We will leave your accommodation in Arica towards the Archaeological Museum of the Valley where we can visit the Chinchorro Room that shows the oldest process of mummification known of mankind made by the Chinchorro culture.

We will continue towards the valleys of Azapa and Lluta, about 1000 meters high, to contemplate the wonderful panoramic views of the hills. We will pass through the town of Poconchile to visit a colonial church and the cemetery of the Aimará culture from the year 1585.

Following to the coast, down the valley, we will reach a place where we can enjoy a delicious lunch (not included in the value). Later on we will be able to admire the incredible geoglyphs of the area, vestiges of the civilizations that inhabited it before us.

Our last stop will be in the wetland of the mouth of the Lluta River, where you can see different types of birds and the caldera of a boat called Wateree that was destroyed by the 1,686 tsunami.

Finally we will return to your accommodation in Arica.

  • Physical
    Very low
  • Cultural
    Medium
  • Nature
    Very high

Day 4: Centro Histórico de Tacna

Full day excursion to Tacna, Perú

  • Departure: 08:30
  • Duration: Full day
  • Pickup: Arica Hotel
  • Dropoff: Hotel in Arica

Get to know the historical and cultural side of Tacna, taste the famous Peruvian gastronomy and enjoy an entertaining afternoon of shopping in this tour of the neighboring city of Arica.

We'll pick you up on your hotel to head towards Tacna where we'll start the tour through Civic Center, the Parabolic Arch, and the monument of the Tacneña Woman. We'll have a typical Peruvian lunch, to continue later with our shopping afternoon to fairs, markets, and shopping centers.

  • Cultural
    Medium
  • Nature
    Medium

Day 5: Transfer from the hotel in Arica to the airport

Transfer: Hotel Airport in Arica

Transfer from the hotel in Arica to the airport

Included
  • Transfer from and to the hotel
  • City tour in Arica and Anzota (entrance to museum, guide)
  • Excursion to Lauca National Park and Chungará Lake (includes breakfast, lunch, guide)
  • Tour to Azapa and Lluta valley (included guide)
  • Tour a Tacna y compras
  • Transfers from and to Arica for all tours
  • Spanish Guide
NOT Included
  • Services not mentioned