Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Atacama Coastal Walk



3 hrs 30 min
Available all year
Min. number
N/A travellers
Booking code

Marvel at the views from El Morro de Arica and spot birdlife on a walking tour of the Lluta River wetlands.
  • See El Morro de Arica, a viewpoint used by the Chilean military to their advantage during the Pacific War 

  • Spot endemic birdlife as you walk by the wetlands of the Lluta River

  • Visit Alacrán Island, a former islet now connected to the mainland by a scenic road

Breathtaking views and birdlife  

Your tour begins with a scenic drive from the pier to see the famous beach resorts of El Laucho and La Lisera. We’ll head to El Morro de Arica viewpoint to drink in the panoramic views of the city, sea and port.  

We’ll then continue northwards on the coastal road to the wetlands of the Lluta River to begin our walking tour. The wetlands here are home to around 130 different types of birds, including endemic species like the Peruvian Thick-knee and White-backed Stilt. We’ll also visit Alacrán Island before heading back to the ship. 

Practical information

  • Included: Two bottles of mineral water 

  • Remarks/requirements: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses. 

  • Walking or Activity information: This is a medium flat hike on mixed terrain, including sand and cobblestones. Involves approx. 1.5 miles of walking. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No 

  • Language availability: English and German (subject to availability) 

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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