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Best places in Iquique?

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Best spots to go to in Iquique, Chile
11 years ago, August 27th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #84495  
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Heya! I will be in Iquique for a few months anyone know of the best places to go to and what to see while here? I'm also traveling solo so anywhere that I can meet young fun people would be great too!! Reply to this

11 years ago, August 29th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #84614  
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Iquique is mainly about the beach, the Zofri (tax free) zone and enjoying the good climate.
http://www.letsgochile.com/locations/big-north/tarapacai/iquique
The Isluga National Park is well worth an excursion.
http://www.letsgochile.com/locations/big-north/tarapacai/isluga-volcano-national-park
The Pampa del Tamarugal where the hardy tamarugo trees manage to survive the desert conditions. It is about 70 kms from Iquique and is also worth a visit.
Iquique is just under 500 kms from Antofagasta, where you can visit the old 'saliteras', leftovers of the bygone days when the north was the richest region in the country.
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11 years ago, August 30th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #84638  
A few km's outside Iquique are a deserted town and factory called Humberstone and Santa Laura, they make a great day out, especially if you like photography. You can get there and back cheaply and easily by public transport, the tours from Iquique are very expensive. Reply to this

11 years ago, September 3rd 2009 No: 4 Msg: #85183  
I spent 4 months in the Iquique area back in 2005-2006, I loved every minute of it. I spent most of my time in Pozo Almonte about 1 hour into the desert from Iquique. You will defently have to make the trip to humberstone and the Salitera santa Laura, kind of spooke by cool as heck, I would also recommend going to playa brava amazing beach, might I add public transportation is the best way to go a couple bucks out to the desert and back Reply to this

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