Travel Details

Transfer Arica airport / hotel.

  • Transfer hotel / Calama airport.
  • 2 nights lodging in Arica, with breakfast.
  • 2 nights lodging in Iquique, with breakfast.
  • 4 nights lodging in San Pedro de Atacama, with breakfast.
  • Transfer from Arica to Iquique, visiting en route the Tiliviche geoglyphs, Gigante de Atacama, the abandoned saltpeter works of Humberstone and Santa Laura.
  • Transfer from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama, visiting en route the Pampa del Tamarugal, Pintados Geoglyphs and Chug Chug.
  • 6 half-day excursions: Arica City Tour, Salar Grande; Valle de la Luna, Archeological tour to Pukara de Quitor, Catarpe and Tulor; Centinelas de la Pakana; Petroglyphs of Hierbas Buenas.
  • 2 full day excursions: Lauca National Park and Lake Chungará with lunch; El Tatio Geysers and Puritama Hot Springs with breakfast.
  • Admission tickets to archaeological sites, museums, ruins and protected wilderness areas.

Optional

  • Additional night.
  • Stay in Santiago in accordance with selected flight itineraries.

Hotel
Arica:

  • Hotel Arica
  • Hotel El Paso Park.


Iquique:

  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Sunfish Hotel.

San Pedro de Atacama:

  • Hotel Altiplánico
  • Hostería San Pedro
  • Hotel Kimal.
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Arica-Iquique-San Pedro de Atacama • 9 Days /8 Nights

Code:ARIPTOTAL01
Departures:Daily, year-round

Price per Person Twin Rooms Single Rooms
Land Only ON REQUEST ON REQUEST
PLEASE NOTE:Services are on a private basis with specialized English speaking guides.
 Day 1 ARICA

Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. This afternoon, depart for the Arica City Tour. Overnight.

 Day 2 ARICA

Breakfast. Depart for the full day excursion Lauca National Park and Lake Chungará with lunch in Putre. Return and overnight.

 Day 3 ARICA / IQUIQUE

Breakfast. Transfer to Iquique, visiting en route Pisagua, Tiviliche geoglyphs, the British Graveyard and the Geoglyph of the Unita hill or Gigante de Atacama. Before arriving to Iquique, the tour visits the abandoned nitrate plants of Humberstone and Santa Laura, both declared World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. Arrival to Iquique. Overnight.

 Day 4 IQUIQUE

Breakfast. Leave for an excursion to Puerto Patillos, site where salt from Salar Grande is being shipped. At this place, there is the major salt reservation of the world with 99% of purity, and dates back more than 10 millions years ago. On this site, an interesting walk is made through a gorge, noted for its crystallized salt. Boxed lunch. Return. This afternoon is at leisure. Overnight.

 Day 5 IQUIQUE / SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Breakfast. Depart to San Pedro de Atacama. En route, visit the Pintados and the Chug Chug geoglyphs. Lunch in Calama. The journey heads to San Pedro de Atacama, traveling across the Domeyko mountain range and Cordillera de la Sal. Arrival at the hotel. This afternoon, leave for an excursion to the Valle de la Luna to enjoy the dusk. Return. Overnight.

 Day 6 SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Breakfast. Depart for an excursion to visit the Pucara de Quitor, pre-Columbian fortress dating back to the 12th century. The excursion continues visiting Tambo de Catarpe, an ancient Inca administrative center, and the archaeological site of Tulor. Return. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.

 Day 7 SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Early morning departure for a full day excursion to El Tatio geysers. Breakfast at the geothermal field.When returning, the tour passes by the Puritama hot springs. Enough time for enjoying a thermal bath on site. Return. Overnight.

 Day 8 SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

Breakfast. Depart for the excursion Centinelas de la Pakana. Return. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight.

 Day 9 SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Breakfast. Depart for the excursion Petroglyphs of Hierbas Buenas, en route to Calama. Once the visit concludes, the tour continues to the airport.