Private City & Ancient Cultures Tour

From $170.00/person to $630.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 8, 18, or 30 guests maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizePrivate
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration7 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromThe Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedA box lunch is included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing with closed-toe shoes, a hat, and sunglasses.
RestrictionsGuests with mobility difficulties must give notice in advance about their needs.

Private City & Ancient Cultures Tour

Tour Arica's past and present with your own personal guide on this private tour featuring Chilean culture. Begin your cultural immersion with a short visit to the town center. Shortly thereafter, birdwatch at the Lluta River Estuary before entering the Lluta Valley to see the famous Geoglyphs. Next you'll visit the 8th century village of Poconchile and the San Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum in the village of San Miguel. This epic private Arica tour in the foothills of the Andes is ideal for travellers interested in absorbing both natural beauty and cultural insight.

After meeting your knowledgeable guide, take in the town center's charming sights, then head to the Lluta River Estuary. The Lluta River Estuary is known as a nature sanctuary because it is home to a vast number and variety of birds. Next, journey into the Lluta Valley to see the fascinating Geoglyphs, created approximately two thousand years ago by the people who once populated ancient Chile.

Your next stop is Poconchile, where you will see the village's highly-revered church. Descend into the Azapa Valley, where you'll take in the beautiful contrast between the desert-scape and fertile scenes found in the valley.

Next you will visit the delightful village of San Miguel, where a notable church and cemetery reside. The village also features the Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum, with its marvelous display of socio-cultural advances made in the southern area of the Andes. The main attraction is an exhibit featuring the World's Oldest Example of Mummification by the Chinchorro people.

After enjoying a tasty box-lunch, you'll see the local artisan village and its fruit market, where you will have the opportunity to taste Azapa olives before returning to port. Book this Arica tour if you are looking for a truly immersive and unique cultural adventure.

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 8, 18, or 30 guests maximum. Groups with more than 30 guests may be accommodated upon request. Please take this information into consideration when booking.