13 days in Tarapaca Region Itinerary

13 days in Tarapaca Region Itinerary

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Fly to Diego Aracena Airport, Drive to Mamina
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Mamina
— 4 nights
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Iquique
— 6 nights
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Mamina

— 4 nights
Explore Mamina's surroundings by going to Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco (in Iquique), Pica (Valle de Los Dinosaurios & Balneario Cocha Resbaladero) and Colchane (Parque Nacional Volcan Isluga & Geisers of Puchuldiza).

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mamina route builder.

Seattle, USA to Mamina is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in Mamina

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Iquique

— 6 nights
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Iquique is known for beaches, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a world frozen in time at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone, learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, don't miss a visit to Plaza Prat, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cavancha.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Iquique trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mamina to Iquique takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iquique

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Tarapaca Region travel guide

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Beaches · Ghost Towns · Landmarks
The I Tarapacá Region is one of Chile's 15 first-order administrative divisions. It borders the Chilean Arica and Parinacota Region to the north, Bolivia's Oruro Department on the east, the Antofagasta Region on the south and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The port city of Iquique (2002 pop. 216,419) is the region's capital.Much of the region was once the Tarapacá Province of Peru, which was annexed by Chile under the 1883 Treaty of Ancón at the close of the War of the Pacific. The region was important economically as a site of intense saltpeter mining, before synthetic nitrate manufacturing became possible. A number of abandoned mining towns can still be found in the region.The present day Tarapacá Region was created in 2007 by subdividing the former Tarapacá Region under Law No. 20,175, which was signed by President Michelle Bachelet in Arica.AdministrationThe government of the region resides in the intendant, who is assigned by the president. Each of the region's two provinces are further subdivided into communes.

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