21 days in Tarapaca Region Itinerary

21 days in Tarapaca Region Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Iquique
— 11 nights
Drive
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Mamina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colchane
— 3 nights
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Iquique

— 11 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.
Visiting Paragliding Oasisfly Iquique and Playa Chanavayita will get you outdoors. Paseo Peatonal Baquedano and Ruta Patrimonial will appeal to history buffs. When in Iquique, make a side trip to see Santuario de Nuestra Senora Del Carmen de la Tirana in Pozo Almonte, approximately Pozo Almonte away. There's lots more to do: trek along Geoglifos Pintados, Pozo Almonte, make a trip to Boya Esmeralda de Iquique, take a stroll through Baquedano Street, and get engrossed in the history at Regional Museum of Iquique.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Iquique route tool.

Seattle, USA to Iquique is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Seattle to Iquique. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mamina.

Things to do in Iquique

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Mamina

— 4 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco and Complejo Termal Pica. Get outdoors at Salar de Coposa and Balneario Cocha Resbaladero. Take a break from Mamina with a short trip to Valle de Los Dinosaurios in Pica, about 1h 5 min away.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mamina day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Iquique to Mamina in 2 hours. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Colchane.

Things to do in Mamina

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colchane

— 3 nights
Colchane is a Chilean village and commune in Tamarugal Province, Tarapacá Region.The commune is located in the Andean altiplano, bordering Bolivia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Nacional Volcan Isluga and Geisers of Puchuldiza. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Gigante de Tarapaca.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Colchane day trip site.

Drive from Mamina to Colchane in 3.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Colchane

Nature · Parks
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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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