The north of Chile with its remote Altiplano lies on the borders with Peru and Bolivia in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. In this area of snow-covered volcanoes and vast desert landscapes mysticism, history and nature combine to create a unique experience [...]
SALTPETRE WORKS HUMBERSTONE & SANTA LAURA
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE AND GHOST TOWN
The Humberstone and Santa Laura saltpetre works are located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, 48 km from the city of Iquique in the Tarapacá region. It is in this arid environment that the largest amount of saltpeter in the world has been extracted. Both plants, which are 1.5 km apart, have a similar history, linked to the mining of the so-called “white gold” since the last quarter of the 19th century. Until the discovery of ammonia synthesis, saltpetre was a lucrative mining product. In 1961, however, the saltpetre works were finally closed, the houses and the infrastructure were abandoned.
LAUCA NATIONAL PARK
UNIQUE NATURAL OASIS
In Lauca National Park, at 3200 to 3800 metres above sea level, visitors discover unique flora and fauna and impressive landscape panoramas [...]
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM SAN MIGUEL DE AZAPA
THE OLDEST MUMMIES IN THE WORLD
The San Miguel de Azapa Museum is located about 30 minutes by car from the city of Arica in northern Chile and is known for the mummies of the Chinchorro culture, the oldest mummies in the world [...]
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