Arequipa: Excursion to Tacna and Arica

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Chile and Peru, two countries that share history and traditions. With this excursion to Tacna and Arica you will get to know both border cities, discovering their contrasts and similarities.


  • Discover the so-called North Gate of Chile
  • Enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the Lisera and Chinchorro beaches
  • You will get to know both border cities, discovering their interesting stories.


Day 1 We will pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa at 10:00 p.m. to take you to the bus terminal. From here we will take land transportation to the city of Tacna, where we will arrive at 5:00 a.m. of the next day. Day 2 Once in Tacna, we will leave you free time to have breakfast. Then we will go to the bus terminal to take the bus with which we will cross the border with Chile. After an hour of travel we will arrive at the modern city of Arica. To begin to discover the so-called North Gate of Chile, we will visit Morro de Arica, from where you have an impressive panoramic view of the beaches of La Lisera and Chinchorro and the monument to Cristo de la Paz. Then we will take a tour of the main monuments of this Chilean city: the train station, the colonial-style Post Office building, 21 de Mayo Street, Plaza Colón and the Cathedral of San Marcos. A curious fact: the tower of the latter was designed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel. We will take a break so you can have lunch on your own and try the magnificent Chilean cuisine, and we will return to Peru to visit Tacna. Once there we will take a guided tour of this city. Did you know that until 1929 Tacna belonged to Chile? We will visit the Zela House, an 18th century building whose façade is made of stone and the Vigil Passage, where the Legal Palace is located. Here the act of delivery of Tacna to Peru by Chile was signed. A place with a lot of history! We will continue through the Municipal Theater, the bohemian Calle San Martín, the Paseo Cívico, the Parabolic Arch, built in tribute to the heroes of the Pacific War, Miguel Grau and Francisco Bolognesi, and the Ornamental Pila, made of Brussels bronze. We will also visit the neo-Renaissance cathedral of Tacna and continue in the parks of Alameda Bolognesi and La Locomotora. In the latter we will visit the Railway Museum, in whose rooms original pieces of the train are preserved. After the visit, we will go to the station to take the transportation that will take us back to Arequipa. We will drop you back at your hotels at 5:00 a.m.


Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Bus transportation. Guide in Spanish. Tickets.

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