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     TOUR CH-01 Desert and Geoglyphs
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Iquique and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free to walk in the old part of town, which boasts beautiful architecture from the last century when the city was one of the wealthiest in Chile because of the nitrate industry. Stay for 2 nights at the Radisson Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Iquique. Full day tour to Pintados, the main area of geoglyphs in Chile. Along a 4-kilometre stretch, there are some 400 pre-Hispanic drawings, representing men, animals and abstract themes. Also visit La Tirana Sanctuary, Pampa del Tamarugal (a huge area covered by the Tamarugo tree), and the abandoned mining town of Humberstone. Lunch included. Late in the afternoon return to Iquique. Radisson Hotel.

Day 3: Iquique, Arica. Transfer to the bus terminal to board the coach to Arica, a 4-hour journey through the Atacama Desert. Arrival in Arica where you will be met at the terminal and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day free. Accommodation at El Paso Hotel or similar..

Day 4: Arica - Putre. During the morning visit the Archaeological Museum in Azapa, which contains artefacts and mummies from the Chinchorro culture. Then drive to view the valley’s important geoglyphs on the nearby hills. After lunch, (not included), drive into the Andes and to Putre, with views en route of mpressive canyons. Visit the small village of Socorama at 3,060 metres and then continue to Putre located at an altitude of 3,500 meters or 11,483 feet above sea level. Dinner and stay at Qantati Hosteria

Day 5: Putre - Arica. Departure for Lauca National Park. The first stop is at Chungara Lake, located at 4,550 m / 14,924 feet, making it the highest lake in the world. The lake offers a great number and variety of birds and the area is also home to Andean camelidaes: llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. Visit to Parinacota, a very small picturesque village which is today inhabited only during the carnival and religious feasts. Lunch is included. Late in the afternoon return to Arica for an overnight stay at El Paso Hotel.
Day 6: Arica - Santiago. After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your onward flight.

 

Departure:
All year round

Price:
Price per person £ 992.00 (Based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room).

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Price includes:
5 nights’ accommodation with breakfast included Meals: 2 lunches and 1 dinner Private transfers and excursions with English-speaking guide Coach travel from Iquique to Arica


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