Parque Nacional Lauca, Arica

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Tour Parque Nacional Lauca, where the conical, snow-capped peak of Parinacota volcano casts an imposing shadow over the surrounding desert fields. Enjoy unforgettable views of the iconic volcano and several others at the national park, which brims with wildlife, including llamas, alpacas, cougars, and more than 140 species of birds. Don't miss Chungará Lake, which at 4,500 m (14,764 ft) above sea level stands out as one of the world's highest lakes. Take a tour leaving from Arica to see all of the park's top attractions in one day. Put Parque Nacional Lauca and other Arica attractions into our Arica road trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Excellent cultural tour, the guide spoke and sang in aymara gave an unforgettable atmosphere to understand the landscape and the culture of the Highlands.
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  • The Park is located about 200kms of Arica and 4600mts of height above the sea level. A tourist attraction and also a unique experience for those who have never been to that height. The landscape is beautiful. the trip left me about U$ S 50. I did it with "SUMA-INTI", I highly recommend this company since it serves and guide its owner (Freddy) that is local, really know the region and is also a very funny and nice person. Follow to the letter the instructions of this guide and not going to have any problem with the height.
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  • Landscapes, nature, archeology and desert flora and fauna. We found a little bit of everything. Somewhat long journey that passes through a povoadinho (Putre) to Lake Chungara and their volcanos. We did the tour with a local company. The highlight of the trip and the 4,600 meters altitude. Take water, warm clothes and biscuits or groceries. The foods that offer agencies and weak. They are care due to altitude.
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  • Not to be missed! A beautiful park with many animals. Cotacotani and Chungara are of course the landmarks but the rest is beautiful as well!
  • beautiful national park
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  • Its star is the Chungará Lake. Trip not to be missed. Very beautiful place. Pity that the Highway passes by beside the Lake, the road to the Lake on the road is filled with plastic bottles with urine..., and that tourists do not respect the trails. I went in winter and had almost no flamingos.
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The city of Arica primarily attracts visitors because of its beaches, although some also pass through on their way to or from other regional destinations. Beachgoers and adventurers alike will find suitable places to stay in Arica. Along the coast, choose from resort-style lodgings and pristine high-rise hotels, jutting out from the main coastal roads. The town center provides hotels and guesthouses ranging from simple to luxurious, with grander options lining the main boulevards and simpler fare dotted along the side streets. For onward travel connections, consider staying by the station or the Pan-American Highway.
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