The trip from La Paz to Iquique by bus takes around 14 hours. The buses leave from the main bus terminal of La Paz, located on Avenida Peru. The bus cross the border in Tambo Quemado where passengers can clear migration and then makes one stop in Arica.
Iquique is a Chilean
port city located at 788 km from La Paz. It is an important international
commercial destination and very popular with tourists from Chile and abroad for
its warm beaches and multiple shopping possibilities. Iquique is famous because
of Zona Franca (duty-free zone), known by the acronym Zofri. It is one of the
most visited places in Chile even though it is neither a tourist destination
nor a geographical feature.
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La Paz to Iquique Bus Timetable
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TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM LA PAZ TO IQUIQUE
Tickets Bolivia offers several bus travel options to make this tour:
Direct trip: You can travel directly to Iquique from La Paz. The journey lasts 13 to 14 hours. The bus passes through the migratory border of Tambo Quemado – Chungara and then go through Arica. Buses leave at 1:00pm with Trans Salvador (bus semi lie-flat) from the International bus terminal on Avenida Esmeralda. Before boarding the bus, you will need to pay the Uso de Terminal, a small fee charged by the terminal, which costs 2.5 Bs. per passenger.
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SOME TOURISTIC INFORMATION THAT CAN INTEREST YOU
Beaches: The most popular, and biggest beach, is Playa Cavancha, at a walking distance from the center of town. If you’re looking for a quieter spot try Playa Brava. The high season is from December to March.
Surfing: Iquique is a popular place for surfers to experience some great waves. One of the best beaches to surf is Playa Huaicaquique, but it is also possible on Playa Cavancha. You can easily rent body and surf boards, and wetsuits in town.
Zona Franca: This duty-free zone established in 1975 is one of the most popular destinations in the area. Known as the Zofri this shopping area is open 365 days a year. There you can find products from around the world at very competitive prices.
Regional Museum of Iquique: This free museum is one of the most diverse and informative museums in South America with a large collection of anthropological and archeological relics. The museum is located on calle Baquedano which is undoubtedly the most beautiful street in Iquique. Starting with the beginning of recorded time, the museum explains the progression of the Earth from its creation 4.6 billion years ago to the existence and disappearance of the dinosaurs, then to the more specific history of the Chinchorro people and the foundation of Iquique.
Humberstone: Declared a UNESCO heritage site in 2005, Humberstone is an abandoned town that was developed during the saltpeter rush in the late 1800s, which was also responsible for founding the city of Iquique. The ghost town is located 45 minutes away from Iquique by bus.
Sand boarding: If you want to surf down a gigantic mountain of sand while enjoying a spectacular view of the sunset than this is the place for you. The view itself from Cerro Dragon is worth the journey.
Paragliding: Along with Lima, Peru this is one of the great places in South America to paraglide. The cost of a flight is about 50US$ and will offer you amazing views of the coastline of Iquique.