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Touristic attractions of Atacama Desert and Altiplano

  • Antofagasta


    Known as “The Pearl of the North”, Antofagasta is a city of contrast, where you can see the dryest desert and the bluest sea. It has amazing geological forms, cliffs, warm waters and typical flora and fauna. The Second Region Capital is also a historical city, which began to grow during the saltpeter gold age. Antofagasta has a rich cultural tradition…

  • Arica


    It's the most northen city of the country. Arica has different attractions for those who enjoy the sun and excellent weather conditions. The Pacific Ocean is its natural boundary, and its shores are ideal for swimming and practice water sports. Arica also offers all sorts of outdoor activities, not just water related ones, and an important historic…

  • Bahía Inglesa and Pan de Azúcar National Park

    Bahía Inglesa and Pan de Azúcar National Park

    This region offers some of the best beaches in Chile. With warm water, white sand and excellent temperatures, Bahia Inglesa is the place for those who enjoy outdoor activities and sports. The Flamenco, Rodillo, Granito, Las Machas, Los Patos, Obispito, Blanca, Orbicular, Portofino, Brava, Ramada, and El Caleuche Beaches are the beaches that await you.…

  • Copiapo and Ojos del Salado Volcano

    Copiapo and Ojos del Salado Volcano

    Known by the mineral industry that existed in the 19th century(Chañarcillo silver mine), the region is the perfect place for those who enjoy adventure and outdoor activities. Climbing can be done up the Incahuasi, Tres Cruces mountains and the Ojos del Salado Volcano; a must-try activity for tourists from all over the world. You can find amazing landscapes…

  • El Loa and Calama

    El Loa and Calama

    The main city of this destination is El Loa, in Calama. The city possesses great facilities to welcome tourists from Chile and other countries. One of the attractions is the Chuquicamata Mine, the biggest copper mine in the world. Also, you can find natural wonders such as valleys, mountains, lagoons, Carcote and Ascotan Salars, geysers and the aquatic…

  • Iquique


    Where Chile begins in the north you can find Iquique, the first big commercial and urban center, surrounded by the desert and kilometers of beach. Iquique is an urban center that offers outdoor activities and tourism infrastructure. It´s a great place to go and enjoy the beautiful beaches -like Cavancha- and the desert. In the middle of the desert,…

  • Oasis de Pica and Mamiña Hotsprings Chile

    Oasis de Pica and Mamiña Hotsprings Chile

    This destination has an amazing geography, even though it is located right in the middle of the desert. The fog that comes from the Pacific Ocean, helps forming vegetation in the area, such as tamarugos and tropical trees, which are surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. In higher ground you can find a big colony of Chilean flamingos. Its weather conditions…

  • Lauca and Putre National Park

    Lauca and Putre National Park

    Llauca Park is in the middle of the desert and it still features amazing flora and fauna, as well as a great archaeological value. It has cultural patrimony; the aymara people and prehispanic towns lived in the area thousands of years ago, surrounded by lakes, lagoons, volcanoes and salar lagoons located in the highlands (4500 meters above sea level) …

  • San Pedro de Atacama

    San Pedro de Atacama

    San Pedro de Atacama is the country's archaeological capital, a typical zone and a mandatory journey for visitors. Through its narrow streets, it's possible to enjoy a singular architecture made of adobe. The crafts are made of cacti, chañar, tamarugo trees, volcanic rocks and wood. Gastronomy includes dishes with different kinds of corns; lamb, cattle…

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