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Pintados Geoglyphs Humberstone and Salar Grande tour provided by Mistico Outdoors

Pintados Geoglyphs Humberstone and Salar Grande tour

Pintados Geoglyphs Humberstone and Salar Grande tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
24h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    24h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    6
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Tour visiting the ghost town of Humberstone (UNESCO), Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve, Cerro Pintados geoglyphs, Salar Grande and a Sea lions colony. Local products picnic lunch included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Come and join us on this great way to meet the desert around Iquique! IQUIQUE - HUMBERSTONE - PAMPA DEL TAMARUGAL - PINTADOS GEOGLYPHS - SALAR GRANDE - SEA LIONS COLONY - IQUIQUE From your lodging at Iquique, we'll drive for about 45min to Humberstone UNESCO World heritage site, now a ghost town, it used to be the most developed town during the nitrate extraction boom of Chile. A very interesting place to understand and learn about the history of Chile and the life of our grandfathers in the desert. Aproximated visiting time: 1 hour 20min. From here we'll take the famous Panamerican road heading south down to Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve; this is the place where we get in contact with the few flora and fauna you'll find on this dry desert. Taking advantage of the nice and fresh place, we'll have a nice picnic lunch on site under the shade of Tamarugo trees (endemic tree). Our journey continues as we drive to visit the interesting Cerro Pintados Geoglyphs; more than 400 images drawn on the slopes just in front of you, telling the ancient history of convoys of trading people and llamas traveling from the Andes to the coast. Don't miss this place! you need extraordinary dry conditions to have geoglyphs and this is the best place to see them in Southamerica!. Aproximated visiting time: 1 hour. We'll drive across the desert down to Salar Grande; the source of most of the table salt in Chile! this huge curly salt flat (or salt pan) is an unsual but interesting place to visit and as we go down to the coast you'll see many trucks transporting salt to the port of Patillos, completely dedicated to shipping salt to the rest of Chile and Northamerica. Aproximated visiting time: 40min. Our last stop is to visit the Sea lions colony of Punta Patache, to hear, smell and see this typical marine mammal on its natural habitat. From here we start our driving back to the city of Iquique. Aproximated visiting time: 40 min. We've seen and learn about; Mining history of Chile in a desert ghost town, a National reserve and its endemic flora, the largest group of geoglyphs in Southamerica, the largest salt flat on production in the country and a sea lions colony in the cold waters of the Pacific... pretty good, ah? Approximated return time to Iquique: 20:30hrs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Come and join us on this great way to meet the desert around Iquique! IQUIQUE - HUMBERSTONE - PAMPA DEL TAMARUGAL - PINTADOS GEOGLYPHS - SALAR GRANDE - SEA LIONS COLONY - IQUIQUE From your lodging at Iquique, we'll drive for about 45min to Humberstone UNESCO World heritage site, now a ghost town, it used to be the most developed town during the nitrate extraction boom of Chile. A very interesting place to understand and learn about the history of Chile and the life of our grandfathers in the desert. Aproximated visiting time: 1 hour 20min. From here we'll take the famous Panamerican road heading south down to Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve; this is the place where we get in contact with the few flora and fauna you'll find on this dry desert. Taking advantage of the nice and fresh place, we'll have a nice picnic lunch on site under the shade of Tamarugo trees (endemic tree). Our journey continues as we drive to visit the interesting Cerro Pintados Geoglyphs; more than 400 images drawn on the slopes just in front of you, telling the ancient history of convoys of trading people and llamas traveling from the Andes to the coast. Don't miss this place! you need extraordinary dry conditions to have geoglyphs and this is the best place to see them in Southamerica!. Aproximated visiting time: 1 hour. We'll drive across the desert down to Salar Grande; the source of most of the table salt in Chile! this huge curly salt flat (or salt pan) is an unsual but interesting place to visit and as we go down to the coast you'll see many trucks transporting salt to the port of Patillos, completely dedicated to shipping salt to the rest of Chile and Northamerica. Aproximated visiting time: 40min. Our last stop is to visit the Sea lions colony of Punta Patache, to hear, smell and see this typical marine mammal on its natural habitat. From here we start our driving back to the city of Iquique. Aproximated visiting time: 40 min. We've seen and learn about; Mining history of Chile in a desert ghost town, a National reserve and its endemic flora, the largest group of geoglyphs in Southamerica, the largest salt flat on production in the country and a sea lions colony in the cold waters of the Pacific... pretty good, ah? Approximated return time to Iquique: 20:30hrs.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 9248P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pick ups and drop offs from centrally located hotels in Iquique. Dates: We gather people to join a small group every Friday. Departures every friday. If you want to go on other day, just contact us!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Pick ups and drop offs from centrally located hotels in Iquique. Dates: We gather people to join a small group every Friday. Departures every friday. If you want to go on other day, just contact us!
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

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Rodrigo V
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile10 contributions
Mar 2019
Como llegaron a esos cerros a crear esas figuras, hermoso e increible, los miradores estan ubicados en unos enormes salareses, y en el sendero la sal suena, cruje, es impresionante, no se el efecto que lo crea pero, LA SAL SUENA. no se lo pierdan.
Written 7 May 2019
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MisticoOutdoors
El crujir de los salares es en efecto un imperdible para quien viaje al Desierto de Atacama. Estamos muy contentos que lo hayan disfrutado, gracias por tomarse el tiempo para escribirnos. Muchos saludos!
Written 13 June 2019
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