Chile / North
There are many ways to explore the north of Chile. Some people prefer to have it organized in advance by an agency and have everything scheduled. Other people like to rent a car and travel by themselves and organize their accommodation where available.
But for those who love adventure, nature and independence, our campers are the perfect option to accompany you during your journey and to provide you with a unique and fascinating experience.
The cities in the north like Arica, Iquique Calama and La Serena are a good option to stay and start/end your excursions if you do not have a camper. Most of the highlights like Parque Lauca, Salar de Tara, Geyser del Tatio, Lagunas Miscanti y Miñiques, are many kilometers from the cities.
If you are traveling by camper you don't have to return to the city every day, thus avoiding many more kilometers. You can simple stay in the place you like the most to spend the night. You also have the facility to have lunch where and when you want, rest when you are tired and follow your own rhythm while you are surrounded by the most stunning nature that the north has to offer.
Far from civilization but with your own camper, feeling at home, since you have your own bedroom kitchen, dining room and bathroom. You will have the advantage of when all the tourists return to the cities, of being alone with your camper in the mysterious and silent valleys, desert or beaches of this wonderful northern area.
Arica & Iquique
Arica, entrance gate to the country can be characterized as a desert zone with some oases appearing in the middle of the plain. This city is widely known because of the “Morro de Arica”, heroic act from a daring battle taking place in The War of the Pacific in the 20th century. Arica’s average temperature in the coastal area invites people to enjoy the beaches all year round.
Arica “The City of Eternal Spring” is a zone where [ More…]
The Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert, geographically located in what is known as “El Norte Grande” (The Big North), in which the desert village San Pedro de Atacama has established itself as a vantage point for many excursions. Known worldwide as the driest desert on earth, Atacama Desert comprises of a vast territory involving important archaeological, natural and cultural riches.
A rich archaeological tradition can be found there, Cerro Pintado Geoglyphes and [More…]
La Serena city is placed in the Elqui Valley, one of the three valleys crossing IV Region. Having mild and very hazy temperatures in the coast, in the inner parts of its mountain sides its climate changes to become a very dry ecosystem featuring unique and fascinating microclimates. One example of the aforesaid can be seen in Fray Jorge National Park, an area which presents unusual features allowing trees which regular habitat is in the south of Chile to find an ideal place to live.
From La Serena, it is possible to get to Elqui Valley, a very mystical and [More…]
Routes in North Chile
Northern Chile Attractions
Putre & Lauca national parkPutre means “murmur of the water” due to its abundance of water.
Between the mountains and the high plateau, Putre is situated at an altitude of 3.500 m and is the vantage point for excursion into the national park Lauca and the national reserve Vicuña, where you will find 80% of the Chilean fauna in an astonishing natural surrounding. The national park Lauca is a biosphere reserve of the UNESCO with more than 130 different species such as Vicuñas, Vizachas und Condors.
Salar de TaraHere you can explore the Centinales de Pakana, a formation of rocky pillow-like structures that
At the Quepaico River you will be able to see large herds of Lamas and Vicuñas, drinking its salty waters.
The Monjes de Pacana is another geological curiosity: Huge hills that are dispersed among the plain.
Tatio GeysersThe geysers constitute a geothermic field of volcanic origins, where water and vapor are violently expulsed from the earth.
This is definitely a spectacle not to be missed. There are naturally formed thermal pools near the geysers where you may bathe.
Los pueblos del altiplano de AtacamaGet to know Chiu-Chiu, a place situated 30 km from Calama. It is a little village founded by the
About 84 km from Calama you will find Caspana, which is surrounded by a fertile valley made from terraced cultivated areas. This village also stands out due to its architecture of pumice and adobe roofs. It is populated by a powerfully organized society that lives off the flower and vegetable production for the market in Calama.
Socaire is located about 90 km from San Pedro de Atacama. With is Spanish background is it much more than just a village, it is a sequence of terraced cultivated areas on a broad slope, which use the inclination of this area. Here you will find beautiful houses made of stone and in the rear part of the village a small church watches over the place, and sports a stone tower with is sung to every year on August 24 (Fiesta San Bartolomé).
Salar de AtacamaA plateau made up of smaller salt lakes whose waters vary from blues, turquoises, pinks and greys, and surrounded by
The Chaxa Lake is where flamingoes eat the food that gives them their distinctive pink color.