4-Days Unique Experience at the Chilean High Plateau
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4-Days Unique Experience at the Chilean High Plateau

4 days
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Day 1: Arrival at Arica

Pass By: El Morro de Arica, Cerro La Cruz, Arica Chile
Transfer Arica Airport / hotel in Arica (we recommend arrival around 1:00pm)
PM. The tour leads us to the Costanera (promenade avenue), then visit to former Isla del Alacràn ( scorpion´s island) and La Lisera Resort. The fishery industries are the heart of the commercial activity in the city.
Ascent to the historical hill, battlefield of one of the most relevant battles of the Pacific War. We visit (exterior) the soccer stadium Carlos Dittborn, Worldcup Host Stadium, 21 de Mayo avenue, handicraft Village ( souvenirs and handicrafts), Diego Portales Avenue, Costanera Norte, Chinchorro beach and resort, General Velásquez. Return to hotel.

Pass By: Catedral de San Marcos, Arica Chile
Visit to a fascinating city that has a spectacular past which can be appreciated in its Achitecture designs and National Monuments the Cathedral San Marcos of Arica and the former customs building both built by Eiffel

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Casa Beltran Hotel.

Day 2: Arica - Llluta Valley - Socoroma - Putre

Stop At: Humedal del Rio Lluta, Desembocadura del Rio Lluta, Arica Chile
The excursion starts along the international road to Bolivia and across the prodigious Lluta Valley, natural exit of the highlands to the ocean. The Lluta river is the only one in the region that leads to the ocean and originates in the high cordillera. Here you can get to know various geoglyphs that represent animals, humans and abstract forms.
During our trip, we will stop in the very first settlement of the valley, Poconchile. Small town surrounded by fields of alfalfa and well known for its church, Iglesia de San Gerónimo, which was declared national monument, due to its impressive beauty preserved since the 17th century. Our way leads us to a canyon named after its vegetation, the candelabra cactuses that are typical for the desert. This type of cactus only is to find at a height of 1.700 meters over sea level. The branches are usually to find on the upper part of the plant, therefor the name. Also, you will know one of the most important archaeological complexes in the area, the fort Pukara de Copaquilla, declared national monument and surrounded by an impressive canyon of about 150m of depth.
Continue through the north up to the village of Socoroma, outstanding for its architecture and its beautiful green terraces. Afterwards we will stop at the viewing point of Putre. Late afternoon, arrival at your hotel.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box Lunch with local products
Accommodation included: Overnight at Qantati Hotel

Day 3: Putre - Lauca National Park and Chungara Lake - Putre - Arica

Pass By: Putre Church, Plaza de Armas, Putre Chile
The tour starts in the morning in Putre. Our highlight is the National Park Lauca with an expanse of 137.883 hectare, a biosphere reserve that covers the foothills and the highlands in the northeast of the region of Arica and Parinacota. To get to this wonderful world in the height, we start with a hike through the sector of the caves, where you can get to know the paradisiacal landscapes of the highlands, 4.300m over sea level, and you can observe the so called Vizcachas that come out at dusk and dawn. What makes this hike special is the mystical ambience that surrounds the region. It’s said that there are men living in this area that are over 9000 years old, and sometimes they are still seen, walking the ways of the highlands.

Stop At: Lago Chungara, Altiplano of Arica and Parinacota Region Heroes del morro 632 Arica, Putre 1000000 Chile
Our journey continues to the viewing point of Chucuyo, which is located in the center of the National Park Lauca that contains a unique ecosystem and an extraordinary flora and fauna. Also, we will stop at the viewing point Cotacotani Lagoon, which consists on different lakes and vulcano islands that are evidence of the high volcanic activity of this zone. The viewing point is placed in the middle of the wetlands and is perfect to observe the great variety of plants and animals, such as the parinas, ducks, vicuñas, vizcachas and taguas.
After that, we will visit one of the most beautiful attractions of the National Park Lauca, the lake Chungara, which is located over 4.500 meters over sea level and is one of the highest lakes in the world. It’s magical beauty and the marvelous reflection of the volcano Parinacota. On the other side of the lake you can see the famous volcanoes Payachata (twins), about which many legends are told due to their mystical appearance. For example people say, that they house an old treasure of the Inca, and others say that they are a couple in love.
Later, we will visit the village of Parinacota, which was declared national monument; where you will discover the ancient architecture of the highlands. The old houses are all made of adobe and have a great historical value, for they contain relicts of the time of colonialism and are symbols of the Aymara-culture.
After enjoying all these different landscapes, we will return to the city of the eternal spring, Arica.

Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Box lunch with local products
Accommodation included: Overnight at Casa Beltran Hotel.

Day 4: Departure to Arica

Pass By: El Morro de Arica, Cerro La Cruz, Arica Chile
In due time, transfer from the hotel to Arica Airport

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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  • 3x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 3 Nights Accommodation at 3* Hotels
  • All transfers by shared service with Spanish driver only
  • Excursions by shared service with English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Archeological Museum in Arica
  • Entrance fee to Lauca National Park
  • Box lunch with local products on day 2 and 3
  • Mineral water on board
  • Portable Oxygen tank
  • Entry/Admission - El Morro de Arica
  • Entry/Admission - Humedal del Rio Lluta
  • Entry/Admission - Lago Chungara
Not included
  • Air tickets and Airport taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Any meals and extras
  • Personal Insurances
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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