Iquique City Tour
Take a city tour of Iquique, where you can visit points of interest and enjoy time at your leisure once the tour is done.
Cosmopolitan City Excursion
Visit Astoreca Palace, an imposing mansion from 1904.
Visit the Regional Museum.
Beachfront, sandy beaches, and leisure time
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, a warm jacket (there may be a cold wind upon arriving at the observatory), hiking shoes and a hat, and to bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
Enjoy a leisurely excursion through this lovely, 19th-century adventurous and cosmopolitan city, known in those years as the world’s nitrate capital. Explore the main avenues of the historic downtown, which includes the sandy beaches of the southern section. Walk by Baquedano Avenue, with its upbeat and brightly painted Georgian-style wood houses, built between 1880 and 1920, which tried to emulate trends in North America.Visit Astoreca Palace, an imposing mansion from 1904, formerly the mansion of a nitrate baron. Today, it is the city’s Cultural House.
Afterwards, stroll downtown to Plaza Prat on Baquedano Boulevard, which still boasts exotic palm trees and other plants that wealthy ‘Iquiqueños’ brought to decorate the city. This luxurious legacy can be seen in some of the landmarks you will visit. These include a carefully preserved clock tower built in 1877, the Regional Museum—Iquique’s most precious jewel—which features archeological and ethnographic exhibits, and the Centro Español, erected in 1904 in Moorish style, where you can enjoy a pisco sour or fruit juice. Enjoy time at your leisure to walk around the main Plaza before driving back to the pier.
Included: 1 bottle of mineral water
Language: English and German
Remarks/requirements: Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, a warm jacket (there may be a cold wind upon arriving at the observatory), hiking shoes and a hat, and to bring sunscreen and sunglasses.
Walking information: Walking required to visit downtown (approx. 1,300 feet)