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Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Tours and Tickets

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Now an eerie ghost town marooned on the arid plains of the Atacama Desert, it’s hard to believe that the Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works were once home to a thriving

community of miners. The historic refineries were in use from 1880 to 1960, and served as the epicenter of Chile’s once hugely profitable saltpeter (sodium nitrate) mining industry.

The long-abandoned sites are now protected as UNESCO World Heritage sites and offer a fascinating insight into Chile’s history and heritage. Visitors can explore the restored buildings; peek inside the workers’ quarters, church and school; and learn about local life at the small museum, before seeing the old processing plants, mine shafts and mining equipment.

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Daily: 9am – 7pm
km47 A-16, Tarapacá, Chile
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Pintados Geoglyphs Humberstone and Salar Grande tour

Pintados Geoglyphs Humberstone and Salar Grande tour

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Immerse yourself in the history of Chile as you explore Iquique and its surroundings. Visit the UNESCO-listed Humberstone town which was once a booming nitrate extraction site, observe the local flora and fauna, see the petroglyphs carved into the mountain slopes, and visit the salt-mining desert town of Salar Grande. This tour is great for those interested in learning about the history, culture, and daily life of northern Chile.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Half day Ghost Towns Salitreros - Iquique

Half day Ghost Towns Salitreros - Iquique

We invite you to discover part of the history of saltpeter in Chile with this wonderful excursion to the saltpeter of Humberstone and Santa Laura, observe the architecture and the different establishments that gave life to this, now, ghost town.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works hours of operation?
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Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works hours of operation: Daily: 9am – 7pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works costs USD 100.00. Guided Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works tours start around USD 100.00 per person.
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