The technology of the present time makes tourism in Qhapac Ñan possible.
Whenever you go to the villages where the Qhapac Ñan is, make sure to be aware of this information.
Chile has the honor of being part of the Qhapac Ñan, an Andean Road System that goes
through diferent towns located in the north, these are Socoroma, Putre, Belén, Zapahuira,
Chapiquiña and some others.
Some Places where the Qhapaq Ñan is and
you can visit…
It is one of the main tourist destinations of the region. It has its origin like place for the caravans of the Route of the Silver of Potosí.
The urban construction of Putre indicates its Spanish foundation, this valuable village until today preserves a pattern of Andean baroque design along with its cultural heritage without forgetting the protection
of rites, customs of pre-Hispanic and colonial origin around its temple or better known as carnival and fnally to enjoy the best view of Putre you can go to the Jurasi thermal springs and also appreciate the cave paintings in eaves of Vilacaurani.
This wonderful town of pre-Columbian origin which is located only to an hour and a half from Arica and to 30 minutes from Putre.
This village can be reached by paved road, which is set out between Cerro Chatiza and the deep gorge with water courses.
Around the town there are archaeological sites that can be visited with the help of local guides.
The sites that can be seen are the Andarinas, tambo tantalcollo, the coca town, do not forget the community museum and the church of San Francisco, among others. Socoroma has a very reserved and important section on the Inca trail Quapac Ñan.
This tourist destination is located at a crossroads and is divided into two sectors, the new and the old.
The new sector is at the edge of the international highway, it has an estimation of 3restaurants. The old sector is located in the low part of the highway and has almost 60 houses, also there is an agricultural sector, and in the center a church.
This place is the only village of the Chilean plateau founded by the Spaniards on 1625. It was chosen due to its good climate, and its location on the route to Potosi, via Azapa.
It preserves his colonial design of ordered streets, some of them are paved with stones and have a channel in the middle.
The town has arid hills, eucalyptuses and felds of culture and the houses are of adobe connected to each other and to the center there is a staggered square of three levels. And there are still two churches standing.
It is located in the heights of Arica; it belongs to the commune of Putre and is considered a foothill due to its connections of mountain ranges and hills.
In Chapiquiña there are around 30 inhabitants who in their majority are Indigenous and dedicate themselves to agrculture if alfalfa and Queñoa trees.
Request of permission to the communities to participate in the religious festivities.
Request of permission in case of wanting to camp in the village.
The destinations located in the Chilean plateau, generally are over the 3,500 msnm. This means that tourists can have altitude sickness symptoms. For this reason, is recommendable not to run or jump.
Drink chachacoma water and coca water for the altitude sickness or eat lemon and stay hydrated.
You should carry aspirin for the headaches.
It is advisable to bring bandages, cotton, and splinting sticks.
It is recommendable to take cash in Chilean pesos since there is no possibility of paying with cards in the rural stores.
Not to leave garbage on the road. To take care of the nature is responsibility of all. Avoid fines.
It is advisable to use local tour guides.