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Arica is a commune and a port city with a population of 222,619 in the Arica Province of northern Chile's Arica y Parinacota Region. It is Chile's northernmost city, being located only 18 km south of the border with Peru. The city is the capital of both the Arica Province and the Arica and Parinacota Region. Arica has a mild, temperate climate with some of the lowest annual rainfall rates anywhere in the world. Arica is located at the bend of South America's western coast known as the Arica Bend or Arica Elbow. At the location of the city are two lush valleys that dissect the Atacama Desert converge: Azapa and Lluta. These valleys provide fruit for export. Arica is an important port for a large inland region of South America. The city serves a free port for Bolivia and manages a substantial part of that country's trade. In addition it is the end station of the Bolivian oil pipeline beginning in Oruro.

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1 - Mirador

Morro de Arica is a steep hill located in the Chilean city of Arica. Its height is 139 metres above sea level. It was the last bulwark of defense for the Peruvian troops who garrisoned the city during the War of the Pacific.

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2 - Looking Down from the Cape

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3 - Shore Excursions in Arica

On this trip we will visit a large part of the attractions of the Arica and Parinacota Region. Starting from the archaeological attractions of the Arica and Putre commune, we will see cultural landscapes, flora and wildlife.

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4 - Archaeology Tours in Arica

Through this experience you will have a true encounter with nature, history and culture, touring places with archaeological remains and natural landscapes.

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5 - Mountain Bike Tours in Arica

Our activity consists of a coastal tourist tour by bicycle, using a sustainable means of transport. Arica has a favorable climate 365 days a year, so it allows us to know perfectly the city on two wheels. To perform this activity an excellent physical condition is not required, since it allows you to rest every certain points having an excellent view of the southern coast of Ariqueña, so you just have to feel like climbing and pedaling!

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6 - Climbing in Arica

This activity will take you to enjoy a moment of adrenaline, accompanied by trying your own limits. The sector to carry out this experience is incredible, with really beautiful routes that have a view of the sea. You will certainly not regret it!

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Arica is a lively and rather pleasant city, close to Peru and only a few hours away from Bolivia. Its climate, warm almost all year round, allows to enjoy the beautiful beaches. In the surroundings, we discover with wonder one of the most beautiful archaeological museums of Chile: the Museo San Miguel de Azapa

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