Arica - Chile

Near the Peruvian frontier, Chile's northernmost port of Arica lies below the El Morro Hill, the site of a major Chilean victory over Peru, backed by desert sand dunes. Travel to the top and see the museum there. At the foot of El Morro look out for the iron San Marcos Cathedral built by Eiffel of Paris fame! In nearby Azapa Valley is San Miguel Archaeological Museum, with its famous mummies from the ancient Chinchorro culture. Lauca National Park's stunning lake and volcanic mountain scenery high on the altiplano, habitat of vicuna, llama and alpaca, can be reached on a shore visit. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.