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Oasis de Pica and Mamiña Hotsprings Chile

Get to know more about the Destination

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 allow the visitors to enjoy cultural and historic vestiges all year, such as the Humberstone mine (what's left of it), painted geoglyphs and Unitas Hill, created by prehispanic cultures The Matilla Oasis has an interesting architecture, with a town found by the Spaniards in the 16th century, that today offers different gastronomical opcions. It`s a sunny area, with springs in Mamiña, Macaya, Lirima and Pica. The religious tourism is another alternative, with catholic holidays celebrated in the highlands, like La Tirana.

Attractions

Flora and fauna. Historical and cultural interest. Springs and catholic holidays celebrations.

Activities

Trekking, hiking, horseback ridings, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

First region.

How to get there?

Iquique-Pica y Mamiña: Land route. Pozo Almonte-Mamiña Springs: Land route, by Panamericana Highway. Cruces de Collahuasi, Sara y Pinatdos-Pica: Land route, by Panamericana Highway. Highlands-Mamiña: Land route, in Lirima (going to Pica)

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 0,9 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,4ºC and the lowest is 12,5ºC.

Services

Housing, food, camping, information center.

Surroundings

Huatacondo prehispanic towns, Collagua, Pintados geoglifos, La Huayca, Lagar, Huasco Lagoon, Humberstone Saltpeter Office, Pisadas de Dinosaurios, Santa Laura Saltpeter Office vestiges, La Tirana Catholic Sanctuary, Macaya, Lirima and Mamiña Springs

They recommend us

  • "Thank you, I was nervous about working with your company, but I am extremely glad that I did. Our ski holiday was very enjoyable overall. I will recommend you to others."

    July/2012

    Danika Marquis

  • "We would like to thanks the great attentions of Belen, our agent,always very kind and attentive, even in critical moments. The reception at the hotel in Santiago was excellent, with champagne and strawberries.…"

    November/2012

    Jerson Jussef Parra Ramirez

  • "We have received an excellent attention from VisitChile and their Patagonia colaborator, COMAPA. Thanks a lot for everything. "

    December/2012

    María Jesús Sasieta

  • "My friend and I took Undurraga and Concha y Toro tour on Tuesday 5th of February and all we can say is that we had an excellent service. The guide, the driver, the transportation and tour were great, and…"

    February/2013

    Martha Herrera

  • "The whole tour what we organized for us was perfect, guides, transportation, hotels and food, everything. Thanks a lot and congratulations to you and COMAPA. "

    December/2012

    María Carolina Gómez Saavedra

Certificates

  • Turismo Chile
  • Verisign
  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
  • TripAdvisor

Contact us

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