Saturday 5th July 2014
Arica to Santiago, Chile
This morning we were up at 6:00am and left the hostel by taxi at 6:45am for the airport. It was very quiet on the streets of Arica as we drove. We checked in and caught the 8:30am flight to Santiago stopping at Iquique on the far north coast of Chile to pick up more passengers. We arrived in Santiago and took a taxi to our hotel in the city centre. Once we had checked in at the hotel, we went out for a walk to buy a few items as we needed to be warmer on our next trip back up to La Paz. Then back to the hotel for an aperitif. We attended a pre-departure meeting at 6:00pm and then went out to dinner with the group. There is a total of 16 passengers and they all seem nice.