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Arica, The city of the eternal spring
This city is located in the north of Chile near the limit with Peru, it is known as the city of eternal spring for its warm weather all year round.
Enjoy thecommerce, where you can find a lot of products of different kind at a very good price, because this is a tax free area.
The beautiful beaches in there are very attractive the whole year; the mostfamous are Bahia Chinchorro and Las Machas, relaxing places to enjoy with your family or friends.
If you like historical sites here you can see traces of different indigenous cultures, who sellhandicraft to the tourists, and you also can find museums with different objects used by this cultures.
The place you are going to visit in this tour is Lauca National Park, which located 186 km from Arica.This park is one of the highest in the world, the most important place to see in here is Lago Chungara at 4.570 meters high, the world´s highest lake, surrounded by snowy peaks and beautiful emeraldwaters that allow a quick dive in these waters. You can see in here cactus and forests of queñoa and llareta, vicuñas, guanacos, huemuls, vizcachas, llamas, alpacas, taguas and flamingos.
Your nextstep in the park will be the parinacota Church that is a mixture between settlers and indigenous cultures, where all the houses are made from adobe with thatched roofs.
Back in the city you have theopportunity to visit the Morro de Arica, a symbol of the city located in front of the see and it can be seen from anywhere in the city, and on the top of it you can see all the city, the beaches and theAtlantic ocean. Here you can find an exhibition in the historical museum, of different elements that remember the Pacific War and the take of the Morro, here the Christ of Peace is located, areminiscent of the union of the three bordering countries.

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