The Morro de Arica, the site of an important battle during the War of the Pacific.

Arica Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts
The Morro de Arica, the site of an important battle during the War of the Pacific.

Arica Tours

Tailor-made Itineraries by Local Experts

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Discover the natural beauty and fascinating history of northern Chile with our private and small group Arica Tours. Known as the city of eternal spring because of its ideal warm and mild climate, Arica has something to offer every type of traveler. With a history that dates back ten thousand years, archeologists have discovered that Arica was the center of a number of pre-Columbian cultures. It is also the gateway to Lauca National Park, one of South America’s true gems, with stunning snow-capped peaks over 19,000 ft high, and a plethora of wildlife including vicuñas and viscachas. Contact us to start planning your trip to this beautiful and fascinating destination in Chile.

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Let our team of expert travel advisors help build your dream trip to South America. Our fully customizable vacation packages allow you to hand-pick the destinations you wish to see at the exact pace you wish to see them. All of our offerings are also vetted firsthand by our team to ensure top quality and comfort. Contact one of our travel experts today to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip!

What to Do in Arica

Discover the natural beauty and fascinating history of one of northern Chile’s most important cities. Your Latin America For Less travel advisor can help you create the perfect itinerary tailored to your interests and preferences.

The Morro de Arica, the site of an important battle during the War of the Pacific.

Arica Tour


See Arica’s highlights and tour its famous beaches, Chinchorro and El Laucho. Climb the national monument, El Morro de Arica, an enormous rock standing 361 ft high that was used to defend the city throughout its history.

The Azapa Valley, a fertile oasis located between two hills just a few miles east of Arica.

Azapa Valley


Just a few miles east of Arica, this fertile oasis is home to a variety of fruits and vegetables, including the famous violet olives that are used to make Arica’s world renowned olive oil.

Mummies and various ancient artifacts on display at the Archeology Museum of San Miguel de Azapa.

Archeology Museum of San Miguel de Azapa


While in San Miguel de Azapa, make sure to pay a visit to the mummies and artifacts in the Archeology Museum of San Miguel de Azapa, one of Chile's finest museums.

A visitor in a field staring at mountain landscapes in the distance at Lauca National Park.

Lauca National Park


Lauca National Park is famous for its wealth of flora and fauna in addition to its dramatic cultural, historical, and natural attractions. More than 130 different bird species live in this park,as well as animals such as vicuñas and vizcachas.

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A surfer wearing a wetsuit and catching a wave in the waters off the coast of Arica.

Adventure Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add some extra adventure to your personalized itinerary. Get your adrenaline pumping with hikes and multi-day treks, jungle expeditions, white water rafting trips, mountain biking tours and more. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your adventure.

The beautiful red, white and green Saint Mark’s Cathedral in the northern Chilean city of Arica.

Cultural Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about adding cultural tours and experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the rich cultures of Latin America and learn about the unique customs and traditions maintained by its people. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors today to start planning your cultural tour.

Beach chairs next to a pool overlooking the ocean at the Panamericana Hotel in Arica.

Spa & Wellness Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add spa & wellness tours to your personalized itinerary. Take advantage of a free day to enjoy some rest and relaxation at a resort, or visit a spa to unwind after a long day of exploring. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our advisors to start planning your spa & wellness tour.

A plate of sea bass with shiitake mushrooms and a side salad at a restaurant in Chile.

Food Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add food tours and culinary experiences to your personalized itinerary. Discover the unique cuisines of Latin America and enjoy exclusive visits to some of the world’s top restaurants. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your food tour.

Groups of wild llamas grazing in front of the majestic snow-capped Parinacota Volcano.

Family & Friend Tours

Ask your Latin America For Less travel advisor about how you can add family-friendly tours to your itinerary. Our team can help you build the perfect trip for your family, whether your group has small children, teenagers, senior citizens, or all of the above. We are experts in planning personalized travel experiences in Latin America, so talk to one of our travel advisors today to start planning your family tour.

Explore Chile

With a fascinating culture and some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes, Chile offers countless wonderful destinations for travelers. Discover some of the best places to visit in Chile below.

San Pedro de Atacama


The driest desert in the world, the Atacama Desert is also one of the most beautiful with exciting destinations like the Valley of the Moon, the salt lakes and Tatio Geysers.

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Chillan


Hit the slopes in Chillan, one of Chile's top ski and snowboard resorts and home to the longest run in South America at eight miles. At night, soak in the natural thermal baths.

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Easter Island


One of the most isolated islands in the world, Easter Island is a majestic getaway destination combining the natural beauty of a volcanic island with the captivating history of the famous Easter Island statues.

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Punta Arenas


The southernmost city on mainland South America, Punta Arenas overlooks the historic Strait of Magellan and the beautiful jagged peaks and white landscapes of Patagonia.

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Puerto Montt


With its absolutely stunning location on the Gulf of Ancud, Puerto Montt will lead you directly to the Lake District and the arresting landscapes of verdant valleys, striking mountains and beautiful lakes.

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Puerto Natales


Puerto Natales is the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, and arguably Patagonia’s most spectacular place to visit with immense sweeping landscapes that leave long-lasting impressions.

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Santiago


The metropolitan Chilean capital, Santiago is a vibrant cultural hub with fascinating history and lively nightlife, surrounded by world-class skiing and wine valleys.

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Iquique


The bustling port city of Iquique is the ideal base to explore the massive geoglyphs, nitrate ghost towns, and thermal baths of the Chilean desert.

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Valparaiso


Valparaiso is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and coastal, bohemian city with a peculiar charm that has made it a favorite of writers, artists, and poets for centuries.

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La Serena


La Serena is located in the Elqui Valley and one of the most beautiful cities in Chile with picturesque churches, sandy beaches, and some of the clearest skies in the world.

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Patagonia


Shared by Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a wild land of cleaving glaciers, deep forests, and piercingly blue waters that offers countless opportunities for sightseeing, nature watching, trekking and more.

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Arica Hotels

Discover the best places to stay in Arica with our top pick Arica hotels.

A spacious room with wood floors and a large bed at the Panamericana Hotel in Arica.

Panamericana Hotel Arica

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Avenida Commandante San Martin 599, Arica

Boasting sweeping ocean views, a renowned gourmet restaurant, and spacious rooms, the Panamericana Hotel Arica is one of the finest hotel options on the northern coast. Take a dip in the refreshing pool, play a little tennis on the courts, or sip a delicious cocktail from the bar while enjoying panoramic views of the sea.

A comfortable bed with a thick blanket in a room at the Hotel El Paso Park in Arica.

Hotel El Paso Park

Avenida General Velasquez 1109, Arica

The Mediterranean-style Hotel El Paso Park is nestled in lush, colorful gardens and located just minutes from downtown Arica. It boasts a truly impressive assortment of amenities and is staffed by gracious, friendly, and highly professional individuals.

A spacious room with a bed, entertainment center, bench and table at the Hotel Diego de Almagro.

Hotel Diego de Almagro

★ ★ ★

Ingeniero Raúl Pey Casado 3105, Arica

Hotel Diego de Almagro is a luxurious hotel located on the seafront and the perfect place to relax during your Arica vacation. With the smallest details taken care of by a friendly and attentive staff, you’ll have plenty of time to take advantage of the direct beach access to Chinchorro.

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