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Lago Chungara, Putre
(4.6/5 based on 240 reviews on the web)
One of the highest lakes in the world, Lago Chungara is surrounded with untamed nature. Make the long, rough drive through surrounding mountains to reach this attraction, where animals like alpacas, foxes, pumas, and Chilean flamingo roam. Take stunning photos of volcanoes reflected in the lake's surface, but take caution when tackling the challenging hiking trails. Any visitors with respiratory issues may want to think twice before visiting due to high altitude. Lodging choices are limited, so book ahead and take plenty of snacks, water, and sunscreen. Add Lago Chungara to your Putre travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Putre tour planner.
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  • Re-fuel, visit in Arica. I recommend tourism Lauca, would be responsible, professional driver and very knowledgeable guide.
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  • It is a beautiful place, the colors are intense and the reflection of the sky and the mountains in the water are worthy of memorable photographs. We saw the 3 types of flamingos that exist in Chile and other species. Some are apunaron, but those who follow the guidelines take two liters of chachacoma, the previous day, had no problems.
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  • I went here in a tour and we drive up to the lake. We were able to get out and go for a walk to take some photos. However, you should be warned that Chile's highway 11 passes right next to the lake an...  more »