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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  • It is a beautiful place, stays with the years passing. Only that every day less populated. It is a wonderful destination, which I intend to back for a 3rd time and few can
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  • To visit the Lauca National Park, left on Pacific coast and Arica, we climbed the mountain to sleep in the small town of Putre the 3,500 meters above sea level. The path of Arica to Putre is very nice despite the large amount of trucks transiting between Bolivia and the port of Arica. 38 km before reaching the Putre, is dazzling vision of Mount Nevado and Cerro Tarapacá. In the Park, with altitudes ranging between 4,000 and more than 6,000 meters, lies the small village of Parinacota, a grocery store, school, Church and a few houses. In the region it is common to see flamingos, ducks, llamas and viscayas, birds with long tails, which are observing the tourists. The park covers the entire surroundings of cerro Tarapacá, an immense canyon, Lake Chungará and the majestic volcanoes Payachatas, formed by volcanoes Parinacota with 6,342 meters and Pomerape with 6,282 m to win the "soroche" (bad times), drink plenty of water, taking coca tea and chewing the coca leaves that are found in the trade.
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  • When sufficient acclimatization, always a trip worth. Support the local culture with a purchase of handmade goods.
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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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  • A beautiful place that obligation is to visit. Up there I recommend renting a van so you don't have problems, apart leaves you more economical if it goes with many people since the Tours are expensive. Carry memory and battery in your cell phone or camera as one never tires of taking photos
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