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Hiking, history, culture and nature in northern Chile, 4-day Guided tour from Arica


Join the certified guides from Mayuru Tour as they lead you on this truly special and epic 4 days of hiking, history, culture and nature in northern Chile, where you will explore important archaeological sites, visit quaint and gorgeous towns and villages and take in the wide array of stunning scenery.



4 Days

All year



* Discover the historical and cultural monuments and sites of Northern Chile!

* Explore the quaint, gorgeous and beautiful villages, towns and ghost towns

* See the spectacular array of amazing landscape, scenery and terrain

* Witness animals such as llamas, alpacas, flamingos and more


Join me on this 4-day extravaganza of hiking, history, culture and nature across northern Chile and I promise you will make memories to last a lifetime, as we traipse and travail from lovely beaches on the coast to the highlands and mountains inland via absolutely amazing fields and valleys, all while indulging in the ancient history, archaeological sites, biodiversity and lovely food and drink of the area.

The northern region of Chile stretching from the port city of Arica to the town of Putre to the East, is known for its pleasantly warm climate all-year-round, its diverse flora and fauna, and also for the sheer amount of historical and ancient artifacts that dot the area.

We begin the trip in the city of Arica, where we will explore and sightsee the traditional markets selling fresh produce of fruit and vegetables, before heading to the Azapa Valley, containing huge historical developments, such as mummies, with over 10,000 years of history.

We then wander through the magnificent Lluta Valley, notable for its fields of alfalfa and abundance of cacti. We also stop off at the certified national monument of the fort of Pukara de Copaquilla, before heading to the hauntingly beautiful near-ghost town of Socoroma, en route to our place for the night, Putre.

The subsequent 2 days we will set off from Putre each morning to visit various interesting sites, with highlights including the biosphere reserve of Lauca National Park, Chungara Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world at 4500m above sea level, the national monument village of Parinacota, the mesmerizing and idyllic Surire Salt Lake, and the marvelous variety of flora and fauna such as alpacas, llamas, flamingos, wetlands and forests.

The final night is spent in the border village of Colchane, and on the final day we set off from here to the awe-inspiring Giant of Atacama, the largest representation of a human being in the world, before our final place we visit being Humberstone, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and a ghost town located next to a famous nitrate mine.

Hopefully after these action-packed 4 days you will have fallen in love with northern Chile and gotten a true sense of the history and culture of the region.

This journey through northern Chile will blow you away – book now to experience!

Visit our profile to explore the other exciting tours we offer throughout northern Chile:  Mayuru Tour.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

English guide costs: 2 Pax: USD 1030 per person. 3 Pax: USD 785 per person. 4 Pax: USD 646 per person.


Day 1: Arica - Village of Socoroma - Putre

Meet in and explore Arica, Azapa Valley, Cerro Sagrado, Lluta Valley, Putre

Day 2: Putre - National Park Lauca - Lake Chungara - Putre

Lauca National Park, Chungara Lake, Parinacota Village, Putre

Day 3: Putre – National Reserve of the Vicuñas – Salt Lake Surire – National Park Vulcano Isluga – Andean Villages – Colchane

National Reserve of the Vicunas, Surire Salt Lake, Vulcano Isluga National Park, Colchane

Day 4: Colchane - Cariquima - Nitrate Mines - Iquique or Arica

Cariquima town, The Giant of Atacama, Huara Village, Humberstone Ghost Town



More info

Guides available in English or Spanish.

Meeting point

Arica, Chile

About the guide

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Mayuru Tour is a family run tour operator. We offer a great variety of touristic circuits in the Chilean Altiplano (highlands).

Our programs include the most valuable places of our environment, an incredible nature, ancient cultures, observation of flora and fauna, ethno tourism, thermal baths and the development of our activities in silvestre areas.

Without doubt our aim is to make your trip an unforgettable experience, to satisfy all of your expectations and to give you an opportunity to live an incredible adventure. On top of all you will get to know the richness of our ancestral culture.

It lives within us to introduce you to the fascinating Ayamara culture, to support the local tourism, to communicate the hospitality of the Chilean highlands and to show you fascinating places which are part of the biosphere national parks, such as National Park Lauca.

The magic of a trip lies within the incredible sceneries and getting to know the local traditions, which are the characteristic services that our company offers.


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What people are saying about Mayuru



Excellent trip, guide Helmut was fantastic, excellent local knowledge, great driver

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