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GETTING THERE

American Airlines offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to Santiago, Chile, with early January fares currently starting at $1,372 round trip. LAN (www.lan.cl) offers several flights daily from Santiago to Iquique, the city closest to Humberstone, Santa Laura and Pisagua, with fares starting at $440 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Barros Arana

Barros Arana 1302, Iquique

011-56-57-412-840

www.hotelbarrosarana.cl

Pleasant hotel close to the town center and the beach, with an inner courtyard and a swimming pool. Doubles from $100.

Sunfish Hotel

Amunategui 1990

011-56-57-541-000

www.sunfish.cl

Upscale hotel a stone’s throw from the beach, with a rooftop pool and great ocean vistas from the rooms. Doubles from $180.

Hostal La Roca

Pisagua

011-56-57-731-502

Quirky four-room hostel on a cliffside above town; seafood dinners upon request. Doubles from $50.

WHERE TO EAT

El Tercer Ojito

Patricio Lynch 1420

011-56-57-413-847

www.eltercerojito.cl

Global favorites served on a leafy bamboo-covered patio of this funky restaurant in Iquique’s historic Barrio Ingles. Entrees start at $14.

Ruta del Gigante

Baquedano 1288

011-56-57-475-215

www.rutadelgigante.cl

Altiplano-themed restaurant that dishes out Andean fusion cuisine, including coca bread. Entrees start at $14.

WHAT TO DO

Humberstone

www.museodelsalitre.cl

Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. $4, seniors $2, children $1.

Santa Laura

www.museodelsalitre.cl

Daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

Magical Tour Chile

Baquedano 1035

011-56-57-217-290

www.magicaltour.tk

This Iquique-based tour agency runs creepy nocturnal tours of the salitreras, departing several times per week, for $42 per person.

INFORMATION

www.chile.travel

A.M.

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