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Iquique City Tour

Excursion

Price from

$149

Duration
3 hours, 15 minutes
Season
Available all year
Min. number
0 travellers
Booking code
A-IQQ2

Enjoy a leisurely Land Adventure through this lovely, adventurous yet cosmopolitan, 19th century city known once as the world’s nitrate capital.
  • Explore this cosmopolitan seaside city and learn about its history

  • Admire colorful and historic architecture

  • Taste the local cocktail, Pisco Sour, or enjoy a refreshing juice

  • Visit regional museums and the Centro Español


We begin our land adventure by exploring the historic center of Inquique’s main avenues, including the seaside southern section with its sandy beaches. Walk along Baquedano Avenue with its brightly painted Georgian-style wood houses built between 1880 and 1920 to emulate the then current North American fashion.

Visit Astoreca Palace, an imposing mansion from 1904 that was the home of a nitrate baron. Today, it is the city’s cultural center. Afterwards, stroll downtown to Plaza Prat on Baquedano Boulevard, which still boasts exotic palm trees and other plants brought to the city by wealthy ‘Iquiqueños’.

Iquique’s legacy of luxury lives on in other establishments that we will visit during the tour. These include a carefully preserved clock tower built in 1877; the city’s most precious jewel, the regional museum with archaeological and ethnographic exhibits; and the Centro Español, erected in Moorish style in 1904, where you can sip a Pisco Sour or fruit juice. Enjoy some leisure time walking around the main plaza before we drive back to the pier.

Practical information

  • Language: English / German (Subject to Availability)

  • Included: One Pisco Sour or one juice

  • Remarks: Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, a warm jacket (there may be a cold wind upon arriving at the observatory), and hiking shoes. Also bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.

  • Walking information: Walking required to visit downtown (approx. 400 meters)

  • Wheelchair accessible: Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

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