In this travel program you will get to know the best of northern Chile. We start in Arica visiting the Andean towns and the Lauca National Park. Then we continue to Iquique to see the former saltpeter offices of Humbestone and Santa Laura. Then we will learn about archeology, history and we can enjoy the landscapes of Atacama.

Day 1: Iquique

Transfer: Airport Hotel in Iquique

Iquique: City tour and navigation

  • Departure: 10:00
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Iquique

If you want to know Iquique, our city tour will take you to the most emblematic points of the city, the Baquedano promenade, the Astoreca palace and the Municipal theater. We will also do a navigation around the bay and Puerto de Iquique.

We leave at 10:00 am from your hotel in Iquique and we will go to Brava beach. We are going to visit the church Grotto of Lourdes in the Cavancha peninsula and the Cavancha beach theme park. We will walk along the Boulevard Baquedano and visit the Astoreca Palace, the Municipal Theater, Prat Square and the Clock Tower.

Then we walk along the Lynch Promenade and through the exterior area to the replica of the real scale of the Esmeralda Corvette. We will visit the fishing cove Riquelme and the Prat pier where we take the boat to navigate the bay. After that, we visit the fishing boat sector, the Puerto de Iquique, where all the things that are sold in the Zofri mall are landed, we sail through the sea lion islets and the Esmeralga buoy, where they tell us the story and all the events that took place in the Naval Combat of Iquique on May 21, 1879.

After navigation, we take you to your hotel or if you prefer, we leave you at the Zofri mall for lunch (at the passenger's expense) and buy.

  • Cultural
    Very high
  • Nature
    Very low

Day 2: La Tirana - Iquique - Humberstone Saltpeters

Oasis of Pica, Humberstone and Town of La Tirana

  • Departure: 08:30
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Includes: Lunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Iquique

Visit the saltpeter offices of Humberstone and Santa Laura that today are abandoned and are a Heritage of humanity. Meet the Chilean culture that is in La Tirana and enjoy the thermae of Cocha Resbaladero in Pica.

During the morning we will pick you up at your hotel and go up to Alto Hospicio, then arrive at the former Humberstone and Santa Laura saltpeters, declared Cultural Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. For a while we can visit them and get to know their old facilities, such as the theater, the grocery store, the hotel, the market, the hospital and the industrial plant where the saltpeter was made.

At the end we will return to our vehicle to cross the Pampa del Tamarugal. We will arrive at the town of Pozo Almonte and then to La Tirana, where in July of each year one of the most important religious festivals in Chile is celebrated.

Our next stop will be at the Pica oasis, for lunch and enjoy the semi-thermal waters of the Cocha Resbaladero. We will take advantage of knowing the Church of San Andrés and the Jurassic Park, with its dinosaur replicas and craft shops.

  • Physical
    Very low
  • Cultural
    Very high
  • Nature
    Medium

Day 3: Volcán Isluga National Park - Iquique

Tour through the Volcan Isuga National Park

  • Departure: 07:30
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Includes: Breakfast, Boxlunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel en Iquique

  • Physical
    Very low
  • Cultural
    Medium
  • Nature
    Very high

Day 4: Mamiña Hot Springs - Iquique

Relax day on Mamiña Thermal Springs

  • Departure: 08:30
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Includes: Lunch
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel en iquique

  • Cultural
    Medium
  • Nature
    Very high

Day 5: TRANSFER HOTEL TO IQUIQUE AIRPORT

Transfer: Hotel Airport in Iquique

Included
  • Transfer airport / hotel / airport
  • City tour around Iquique with navigation to the Esmeralda buoy
  • Saltpeter tour and the Pica Oasis
  • Tour to the Isluga Volcano National Park
  • Mamiña Hot Springs
  • Entrance to the Thermal Baths of Enquelga
  • Spanish guide
NOT Included
  • Accommodation
  • Everything not mentioned

Recommendations

Comfortable shoes, jockey, sunglasses, sun block, water and comfortable clothes.

  • Go Chile assumes no responsibility for unpredictable events that may affect the schedule or order of travel programs, such as those caused by weather conditions, road closures or safety measures established by public authorities.