Hi all, I'm new here!
I'm travelling around South America with my girlfriend for three months in June of this year but I've hit a bit of a snag with the plans.
We're doing Lima, Cuzco, Nasca, lake titty. La Paz and then down to Salar Uyuni for the salt plains but from there we need to get down to Santiago for a flight to Rio.
STA travel sorted us a flight from La Paz but we'll need to change at Arica, then Iquique before going to Santiago and it sounds like a real pain. When I look at the map it seems like a short hop over from the salt plains to Iquique which would save on the transfers but everywhere I look and read, travellers are going the other way!!
Everyone seems to travel from Chile through San Pedro and then to Uyuni but I wondered if anyone has managed to get to Iquique from Bolivia without going south through San Pedro Atacama??
If it's too much hassle I suppose we'll have to go back to La Paz but it seems a shame to backtrack the same route and then endure 3 flights!
Hope someone's able to help... its really the only gap we have!