Arica is a port city in northern Chile, located at the center of South America. Peruvian border is just 10 km away, the Bolivian borderline is at 200 km. Famous for its beaches and surfing as well as the splendid weather, Arica is known as the city of Eternal Spring. Interesting touristic points are the Morro, located in the center of the city, and its Historic Museum at the summit. The Gothic San Marcos Cathedral dates from 1876 and was designed by French architect Gustave Eiffel in metal and wood. Chinchorro oldest mummies sites are located right downtown. Site museum at Colon Street is one of them. Population over 200,000 people, the city is bounded by Lluta valley to the North and Azapa Valley to the south. Archaeological Museum of Azapa, part of Universidad Tarapaca Anthropology Department displays important collections, notably hundreds of Chinchorro mummies.s
The high plains of the Andes mountain rise to the east, home to Lauca National Park and Chungará Lake.
The conference will be held at the Antay Hotel.
Address: Av. Chile 1108, Arica Region de Arica y Parinacota, Chile
Phone: +56 582 236 300
Contact: Gorane Eraso
To Book the conference hotel, email (or call) the Antay Hotel to make your reservation making sure to mention to mention that you are booking for ICAHM MEETING.
Antay Junior Suite (1 King bed) and Antay Twin (2 separate beds)
Included in the Conference Hotel booking:
Buffet breakfast, welcome drink, free access to Luckia Casino and to the Wellness Center are included in your reservation. Spa therapies are not included.
Flights and transfer
Please contact Mrs. Teri Priebe (priebe.teri (@)gmail.com) if you need help with your international AIR.
The 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting will be held at the Antay Hotel, Arica, Chile. The preferred airport is Arica Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Chacalluta).
An airport shuttle service between Arica Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Chacalluta) and the Antay Hotel will be provided. Please indicate your arrival and departure information on the conference registration form.
If you are booking a post conference tour to Tiwanaku, Bolivia, and you are coming to Chile via Santiago, it is worth you book your round trip just to Santiago from your place of origin, and buy a one way air trip from Santiago to Arica (preferably in LATAM Airlines). This is because the schedule for the Tiwanaku tour gives you the possibility at the end of the trip to fly directly from La Paz (Bolivia) to Santiago (LATAM Airlines) in order to connect with your return flight to home. Please see tentative schedule for the Tiwanaku tour.
Please book your air tickets, hotels and tours on time. The APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Council) will take place in Santiago November 16-17, 2019, and the COP25 (World Climatic Change Conference) also in Santiago December 2 to 13, 2019, with a pre-session period between November 26 To December 1st, 2019. It is expected that a thousand of people will attend!
It is the delegate’s responsibility to investigate the visa requirements for Chile and apply for a visa, if necessary.
To enter Chile, you have to present your identification documents, like your ID card or passport. And, depending on your country of origin, a stamped visa.
Citizens from South America, the European Union, the USA, Canada and Australia do not need tourist visas. However, some countries must pay a tax in cash (reciprocity tax) upon arriving at the airport in Chile.
For more information about entering the country, visit visados.com/en/visa-for-Chile
Letter of Invitation
If you require a visa, we advise you to obtain and submit an official Letter of Invitation from the conference organizers to help facilitate the visa process. Please note that Letters of Invitation are only issued to registered and paid/approved delegates. You can request a Letter of Invitation via
conference (@) icahm.icomos.org.
Electrical and Voltage Information
In Chile the power plugs and sockets are of type C and L. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
The currency used in Chile is the Chilean peso (peso chileno). Usually represented like this $, CL$, or CLP. To give you an idea of how a peso is worth, the exchange rate USD/CLP ranged this last 10 years between 450 and 720 Chilean pesos for 1 US dollar.
Unlike some other countries in South America, US Dollars are rarely accepted.
You should carry small notes with you as much as possible (CL$1,000, CL$2,000 and CL$5,000), as it may be difficult to get change once you venture out of the main cities.
Paying by cash is by far the best option in Chile. Visa, MasterCard and AmEx are widely accepted, but only in major cities and tourist hotspots. Merchants often impose a 2% to 4% surcharge when you pay by card, which means paying in cash is often cheaper.
More information and tips: https://transferwise.com/us/blog/money-and-banks-in-chile
Climate in December: Highs 25, Lows 20 Centigrades, 5% precip.
Arica’s climate is a desert one. There is virtually no rainfall during the year. In Arica, the average annual temperature is 18.7 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 1 mm