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About Arica

Guides from tourHQ are ready to help travelers explore the enthralling town of Arica, whether that means hitting the hiking trails of the Andes or sticking to town for the cathedrals and archaeological digs.

Watched over by the mighty monolith ridges of the Morro de Arica, this proud and irresistible provincial capital enjoys a steady stream of visitors right throughout the year. Many come to case out the straight-laced facades of the Cathedral of San Marcos of Eiffel fame, sip cinnamon Cola de Mondo concoctions in the company of knowledgeable Arica tour guides, and explore the town’s legendary wealth of archaeological treasures as well as its fabled place at the forefront of the War of the Pacific. The more intrepid ones arrive with ready-waxed trekking boots, eyes cast westwards to the looming peaks of the Andes and the dusty ridges of the Lauca National Park. Rarely do travellers leave disappointed either way. Rather, they depart well fed on the juicy fruits and vegetables of the Azapa Valley, refreshed after riding the surf swells from Las Machas down to La Liserilla, or invigorated by a lively fiesta with locals on the Plaza Colon.

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Private Tour Guides in Arica



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Alex Briones

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Andres Valente

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Mauricio Cecchi

Mauricio Cecchi

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Local Tour Operators in Chile

Stargazing San Pedro

We offer a range of experiences relating to the night sky, amateur observations to astronomy and even astrophotography! Managed and guided by professionals with education and ... More more

Mountain Travel Peru

Mountain Travel Peru

Mountain Travel Peru, trekking climbing tour company run by fully certified professional Mountain Trekking Guide.We offers the best holidays and adventures travel trekking ... More more

ilovechile Tours

Ilovechile Tours

ilovechile Tours is a Chilean Sustainable Tourism Agency looking to connect tourists around the world with local people, non-conventional places, and ... More more

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Private Tours, Excursions & Sightseeing in Arica


From USD 55

Arica - Know the City

4 Hours

During the city tour, we take you for a walk in the city and a drive to Chinchorro Museum and the geoglyphs. 


From USD 90

Arica and Ancient Cultures Tour

7 Hours

During this tour you see the most important places in and around Arica, the tour is also good for passengers of cruise ships.

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