Tour Arica's past and present with a private guide. 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 at the foothills of the Andes is ideal for travellers interested in both natural beauty and cultural insight.
After gathering with your learned guide and visiting the town center's charming sights, you'll head to the Lluta River Estuary, listed as a nature sanctuary because of its vast number and variety of birds. Thereafter you'll journey into the Lluta Valley to see the fascinating Geoglyphs created around two thousand years ago by the people who once populated ancient Chile.
Then, you'll reach Poconchile to see the village's highly revered church. After descending to the Azapa Valley, you'll note the beautiful contrast between the desert-scape and fertile valley.
Next, a visit is made to 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 the socio-cultural advances made in the southern area of the Andes. The main attraction is the World's Oldest Example of Mummification by the Chinchorro people.
Following a tasty box-lunch, you'll see the local artisan village and the fruit market before tasting Azapa olives and returning to port. Book this Arica tour if you desire a truly immersive and unique cultural adventure.