Chile & Easter Island - Norte Grande (PDF Chapter)
This is the Norte Grande chapter from Lonely Planet’s Chile & Easter Island guidebook.
Sun-scorched Norte Grande is made up of Andean lagoons, snow-capped volcanoes, salt flats and sensuously perforated coastline. Famous as much for its hilltop observatories as its massive copper mines, those vast, uninhabited spaces touch the soul and the imagination.
- illuminate the past as you marvel at the world’s oldest mummies at the Museo Arqueológico San Miguel de Azapa
- test your lungs as you visit the Andean villages and high-altitude lakes of Parque Nacional Lauca
- charge the big breaks by day, sipping pisco sours by night in the charming nitrate-era town of Iquique
- restaurants and accommodation
Coverage includes: San Pedro de Atacama & around, Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos, El Tatio Geysers, Calama, Chuquicamata, Antofagasta & around, Iquique & around, Pica, Pisagua, Arica, Azapa Valley, Putre and Parque Nacional Lauca & around.
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