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.
- Departure: 08:30
- Duration: 12 hours
- Includes: Lunch
- Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Iquique
What you will visit:
- 1 La Tirana
- 2 Iquique
- 3 Humberstone Saltpeters
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.
- PhysicalVery low
- CulturalVery high
- Lunch in a typical restaurant, (Menu 03 Plates + appetizer in mango sour), sweet snack in the area + water en route, Exit Saltpeter Ticket and Operator Guide.
- Everything that was not mentioned in the Itinerary.
Comfortable shoes, jockey, sunglasses, sun block, swimwearwater and comfortable clothing.