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Camino de Inca

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Camino del Inca is one of the main pre-inca culture vestiges in the country. It was baptized by Spanish explorers, because it was the commercial route in the Inca Empire.

The path, nearby Inca de Oro town, used to connect Tawantisuyu to the Inca Empire. The path is 6,000 kilometers long and no more than one kilometer wide.

The path goes through towns, oasis and production centers in the Atacama Desert.

Camino del Inca can be visited all year long. There are some restrictions applied, because it is a protected area, an archaeological patrimony.


Archaeological interest zone.


Trekking, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


Third region. Located 5 kilometers northwest of Inca de Oro.

How to get there?

Santiago-Copiapo: Land route and airway.

Copiapo-Diego de Almagro: Land route.

When to go?

All year long.


Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 14,8 milimeters. The high media temperature is 18,4ºC and the lowest is 4,9ºC.


Lamas River springs, Copiapo, Atacama desert, El Salvador, Santa Rosa Lagoon, Verde Lagoon, Nevado Tres Cruces National Park, Los Loros town, Maricunga town, Negro River springs, Totoral, Ojos del Salado Volcano.

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