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Tour to Chile: Arica Express

OVERVIEW
The first inhabitants of this area were part of the Chinchorro culture, 08 thousand years AC, which is characteristic for its process of mummification because their mummies preserved at the archeological museum San Miguel de Azapa. Arica is also the most important port of Chile (580 thousand tons per year). Nowadays it has an active cultural connection with two neighbors: Bolivia and Peru. A touristic site with a pleasant sun all year long, excellent beaches and a lot of fun in the night, but above all, nice people.
DETAILED PROGRAM

DAY 01: ARICA
In the afternoon, excursion to the south of the city. On the road, you will see the ex-island Alacran, a bay since 1964, used by the Spanish in the conquest.  Afterwards, we continue going south, where we will stop at the beaches El Laucho, La Lisera, and afterwards to the football stadium “Carlos Dittborn”. We then visit the artisanal town and the avenue Diego Portales to sea the beach Chinchorro, the casino of Arica, the park Brasil, and the train Arica-Tacna. Our next stop will be at artisanal dock, the train Arica-La Paz , the Colon square, the San Marcos Cathedral. Finally, a visit to the famous Morro, a natural viewpoint of the city, where you will find the museum of weapons and the Christ of Peace. Back to hotel.

DAY 02: ARICA
At 07.00 hrs excursion to national park Lauca and Lake Chungara, while travelling by the international highway Tambo Quemado.  You can see the valley of Lluta and the town of Poconchile, with its church and graveyard from XVII century.  Afterwards, trip towards the gully of Cardones, where you will find cactus; then, visit to Pukara de Copaquilla, a defensive construction located at km 100. Next stop will be Tambo Zapahuira.  We will stop to have breakfast. Afterwards, trip to the lake Chungará at 192 km from Arica and at an altitude of 4,517 m, where llamas and vicuñas and alpacas are at their natural habitat.  You can also see the volcanoes Parinacota and Pomerape, locally known as Payachatas. Afterwards, we will visit the town of Parinacota, declared by the UNESCO world heritage. Back to Arica at 20.30 hrs.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

DAY 03: ARICA
Free day to enjoy the sun and the sea. We recommend you to go shopping around the town and also to visit the boulevard 21st May.
Included meals: Breakfast.