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Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone

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Address: Kilometro 47, Ruta a-16, Iquique 1180000, Chile (Formerly Salitrera de Humberstone)
Phone Number: 572760626
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This is probably a nice tour for someone who lingers for the past. Humberstone is in the middle of the desert. Most tours are full day sightseeing trips that include also Santa... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably a nice tour for someone who lingers for the past. Humberstone is in the middle of the desert. Most tours are full day sightseeing trips that include also Santa Laura, La Tirana, Matilla and a few other places. This place has been nicely restored to give you an idea of the daily life of the 3,800 people... More 

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Chile, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

A must seen to discover a important part of the Chile's history. There's a lot of tours to know the salitreras with a affordable price that includes a snack and a lunch. Very close to iquique (about 30 min by car) you can find this beautiful place fullfil of history. It does not exist any tour so you can go... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The pictures look lovely. If only someone bothered to turn up and take me on the tour!! And after I had to pay for 2 people because they "don't take singles"!! Pathetic!!

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Thank James L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

A must seen to discover a important part of the Chile's history. There's a lot of tours to know the salitreras with a affordable price that includes a snack and a lunch.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Muy cerca de iquique ( unos 30 min en auto) se encuentra este precioso lugar lleno de historia. No hay tour lo que permite conocer el lugar a su propio ritmo ( estuve ahi unas 3 hrs). No olviden sacarse la foto con traje de la epoca (es gratis). Very close to iquique (about 30 min by car) you can... More 

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Waregem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a pretty walk around the deserted village. Great for photography. Not great informative. But nevertheless interesting location to visit.

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Grenoble, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice place but not amazing, if you haven't so much time, don't need to go there. Hopefully, it's really cheap just a long way from iquique (45min/1h)

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a nice place to know the history of what it was once the white gold and the main income of the country. It is well conserved and you can visit the houses of people that used to live there. You can feel sometimes their presence and think in their lifes. Totally recommended for chileans and other visitors

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Olten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This old minders town is definitely worth a trip. The place is big and you can easily walk around for two hours. The surrounding desert makes for great pictures and there are explanations (in Spanish, some in English) about the function of the different buildings and how Salpeter was extracted. There is little food available and some bath-rooms spread around... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This was a fantastic trip. An old town of yester year. Easy to walk around. If you are into history or engineering then you'll love it, but it's still great for everyone to checkout

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