In this 4-day trip program, we are visiting the Salar de Huasco National Park with its typical landscapes of the Chilean Andean zone. We will also learn about the history of ancient cultures through rock art.
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.
- CulturalVery high
- NatureVery low
Day 2: Tour of the Great Oasis of Pica, La Tirana, and Saltpeter Mines
Departure from the hotel at 08:30 AM to cross the Coastal Range and visit the former Saltpeter Works and Ghost Towns of Santa Laura and Humberstone (declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO). Tour through their ruins, such as the theater, general store, hotel, market, hospital, and industrial plant where saltpeter was processed for export to Europe and the United States.
Afterwards, we will cross the Tamarugal Forest and the town of Pozo Almonte, to visit the village of La Tirana, where the most important Religious Folklore Festival in Chile takes place. Then, we will arrive at the Oasis of Pica to have lunch at a traditional restaurant and visit the Church of San Andrés (16th Century), as well as the Jurassic Park with its dinosaur replicas and local crafts. We will be able to enjoy natural mango and guava juices.
We will continue the visit to the Oasis of Matilla, to see the Spanish wine press (18th Century) and the Church of San Antonio. Finally, we will arrive in Iquique at 7:30 PM.
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
- PhysicalVery low
- NatureVery high
Day 4: Transfer Hotel to Iquique Airport
Transfer: Hotel Airport in Iquique
Transfer from your hotel in Iquique to the airport, depending on the departure of your flight.
- Transfer airport / hotel / airport
- City tour around Iquique with navigation to the Esmeralda buoy
- Tour around the saliteras and the Oasis of Pica
- Tour to the Isluga Volcano National Park
- Entrance to the Thermal Baths of Enquelga
- Spanish guide
- Hotel in Iquique.
- Everything that was not mentioned in the itinerary.
Bring sunscreen, shoes, sun hat, camera and windbreaker.
- 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.