Diego de Almagro
Ingeniero Raul Pey Casado 3105, Arica, Chile
More about Arica
the famous Morro
An Offecer Explaining the Battle of Arica
Lauca Park - Atacama desert
Travel Tips for Arica
Arica - stopover before entering Peru
The reason I came to Arica was not really to come and see it but as a means to enter Peru from Chile more cheaply. We flew from Santiago on Sky Airlines to Arica. From there we got a colectivo taxi which took us across the border into Tacna Peru. It was quick and convenient and much cheaper than an international flight.
I am also told that the trip from Arica to La Paz is well worth it. Scenery includes parks and volcanoes. I have not done this trip though.
Oh yeah... one observation... it looked very flat and dusty!
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RUN LLAMA RUN
( .. Cafayate .. Angastaco .. Cachi .. Salta .. San Pedro de Atacama .. Arica .. )
To PERU next...
Arica and Parque Nacional Lauca
I arrived to Arica early in the morning. I decided to go straight to Parque Nacional Lauca. Before heading out though, I did get to see a few sites in Arica
After realizing the scenery in the PN Lauca was much like that in Southern Bolivia, I decided to head out of the Park and back to Bolivia.
PARQUE NACIONAL LAUCA 1
The tour to Parque Nacional Lauca ferried us from sea-level to 4500+m. All tour vans were required to carry oxygen masks to resuscitate any dying tourists.
For me, having ascended to and descended from the altiplano several times the last few days, I was alright.
The tour made many stops along the way to spot some geoglyphs on the hills, visit adobe churches in tiny towns and the odd ruins, so the ascent was done slowly.
Later for breakfast, we were all served coca tea.
Popular Hotels in Arica
HI Casa De Huespedes
Manuel Rojas 2864 pobl. Renato Rocca, Manuel Rojas 2874 pobl. Renato Rocca, Arica