Flavors and Colors of Arica
Drive to the Azapa Valley to visit an olive farm, see a folkloric show, visit the fruit and vegetable market, and explore downtown Arica.
Drive to Azapa Valley to an olive farm.
Visit a handicraft village.
Explore downtown Arica.
Watch local dancers perform traditional dances.
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
We recommend that guests wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and walking shoes, and to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Arica lies at the entrance to the Azapa Valley, a green oasis in the middle of the Atacama Desert that produces all kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables, including olives famous for their size and flavor.
We will leave the pier towards this valley, where the olive is one of the major components of the agriculture. The first olive trees were brought by the Spanish conquistadores and gave rise to one of the best-known varieties, identified as the ‘Azapa brand’. Upon arrival at the olive farm, we will learn about its irrigation system and olive selection. Before we leave, we will have the chance to taste different types of olives. We then head to the local fruit and vegetable market located in town. Walk through the stands and learn about the local produce from the Azapa and Lluta Valleys.
Afterwards, we will visit a well-known handicraft village nearby. Browse around the workshops, which offer a variety of products including ceramics, pottery, and carved stone. Then enjoy a mango sour (a delicious drink made with chunks of local mango, available year-round) while local dancers perform traditional dances.
A final stop will be made at the main square for independent sightseeing before returning to the ship.
Language: English and German
Included: one bottle of mineral water.
Remarks: We recommend that guests wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and walking shoes, and to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Walking information: Minimal walking over uneven terrain