We take a trip back in time as we drive through the foothills of the Andes and ascend Chile´s Altiplano. The tour begins with driving inland past large estates and the rich farmlands of the Lluta Valley where we see famous geoglyphs on nearby hills.
The journey continues past the Quebrada de Cardones Gorge and Candelabro Cactus, en route to Pukara de Copaquilla, a 12th century, pre-Inca village perched high on Andean cliffs. We stop at a viewpoint to admire the view of 16th century colonial village Putre, which can be seen in the distance nestled amidst snow–capped mountains.
We continue to Chungara Lake, where we have time to admire the area´s unique landscape, see the mountains reflecting in the water, and to browse for souvenirs. We then drive back down to the pier in Arica. There are no stops on the return journey, unless specially requested. A box lunch is included and handed out on the coaches.