Enjoy a city tour of Iquique visiting many points of interest and also your own leisure time on completion of the tour.
Cosmopolitan City Excursion.
Visit Astoreca Palace, an imposing mansion from 1904.
Visit the Regional Museum.
Beachfront and 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 cold wind arriving to the observatory), hiking shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat 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. Begin exploring the main avenues of the historic center city including the beachfront southern section with sandy beaches. Walk by Baquedano Avenue with its gay and brightly painted Georgian style wood houses built between 1880 and 1920 to emulate the current North American fashion. Visit Astoreca Palace, an imposing mansion from 1904, formerly the mansion of a Baron of the nitrate. Today it is the city's Culture House.
Afterwards stroll downtown Plaza Prat by Baquedano Boulevard, which still boasts the exotic palm trees and other plants that wealthy "iquiqueños" brought to decorate the city. This luxurious legacy lives on in other establishments which you will visit, including a carefully preserved clock tower built in 1877 and Iquique most precious jewel, the Regional Museum with archaeological and ethnographic exhibits and the Centro Español erected in 1904 in Moorish style where you will enjoy a pisco sour or fruit juice. Have some time at leisure walking 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 cold wind arriving to the observatory), hiking shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses.
Walking information: Walking required to visit downtown (approximately 400 meters).