MYSTICAL AYMARA TOUR
4 Days / 3 Nights

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1st. Day: ARICA / AZAPA VALLEY / ARICA
Reception at the airport and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will have a city tour visiting the beaches and the main points of interest including the Morro de Arica (Arica hill) with its magnificent panoramic view . We will then stop at the fishermen's pier to watch the pelicans and sea-wolves. Our route then continues along the Azapa valley where we will observe geoglyphs. We will also visit the archaeological museum of San Miguel where we will se an exhibition of the "Chinchorro Mummies", from approximately 5000 BC. Return to the hotel. At night, visitors can learn about the characteristics of the Aymará people and culture, through a speech by an expert. Overnight at the hotel in Arica.
2nd. Day: ARICA / TIGNAMAR / BELEN / PUTRE
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for an excursion through the desert. Box lunch included. We will visit the Aymara villages of Tignamar, Belén, Chapiquiña, Socoroma and Putre, connected by the Camino del Inca (Inca Way). Arrival to Putre. Meeting the "YATIRI" (Aymará religious and spiritual leader), who welcomes the visitors. Candlelight dinner with live native music. After dinner we will take part in a "CHALLA" which is a native ceremony in which the "YATIRI" asks "PACHAMAMA" (Mother Land) and "TATA INTI" (Father Sun) for people and nature to live in harmony whilst thanking them for all the blessings received. Overnight at the hotel in Putre.
3rd. Day: PUTRE / PARINACOTA / LAKE CHUNGARA / ARICA
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure to visit the historic town of Parinacota , a ceremonial Aymará village and one of the oldest in the area. We will then go to Lake Chungara in the Lauca National Park. We will then make a stop to make a ritual visit to an "APACHETA", a ceremony dedicated to the holy spirits of the high peaks of the Andes, asking them for well-being and protection on the roads. Box lunch on route. In the afternoon, transfer to Arica through the Lluta valley, where we will see the following important archeological sites: Tambo Inca of Zapahuira, Pukara of Copaquilla, petroglyphs and geoglyphs. Arrival in the evening to the hotel in Arica. Overnight.
4th. Day: ARICA
Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, S.I.B. transfer to the airport to board departure flight.
 
NOTES
Minimum 5 pax in S.I.B. services. Private services quoted on request.
Operates all year round.
This program also counts on the services of an Aymará guide.
Entrance fees to Museums included.
Due to high altitude ( 4500 meters / 15000 feet during Lake Chungara excursion) this program is not recommended for pregnant women, children under 8 years old, and people suffering from heart conditions.

 
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