Andes High Plains – Canyons of Tarapacá

The route consists in three circuits that will take you through various landscapes in northern Chile, such as the inland desert of the high plains, visits to ancient Aymara settlements, archeological and historic sites of great value and diversity, terraced agriculture, flocks of camelids, salt flats, wetlands, oases, hot springs, and varied waterfowl.

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Location: Iquique Province, Tarapacá Region.

Distance: 600 km. (one way).

Travel time: 5 days.

Travel Mode: Automobile and Hiking.

Season: Year round.

Landmarks: 26.

Main attractions: The route consists in three circuits that will take you through various landscapes in northern Chile, such as the inland desert of the high plains, visits to ancient Aymara settlements, archeological and historic sites of great value and diversity, terraced agriculture, flocks of camelids, salt flats, wetlands, oases, hot springs, and varied waterfowl. We highlight a visit to the Isluga Volcano National Park, where you will enjoy the spectacular Puchuldiza geysers and the hike up the Pampa del Tamarugal, passing through the intermediate hills until reaching the high plains. In addition, there is the Chacarillas ravine or canyon for the observation of landscapes and fossilized remains of great  paleontological and geological interest.

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