Lago Chungara, Putre

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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. Take a look at our Putre trip builder website to schedule your visit to Lago Chungara and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Visit Lake Chungará is one of the walks forced in Arica, flora and fauna, wonderful, we were fortunate and we saw many species. The beautiful Lake, but I think that every day with less water. It is not recommended for children under.
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  • I was on the Lake a few days ago in October 2017. The place is beautiful, but crossed by the national road connecting Chile and Bolivia. More in this months are doing immense rebuilding. Right on the Lake there are restrictions of roadway and OneWay alternated with even half an hour of waiting, and dust by the ton. Sin, we should wait until the end of the work. Inform yourself before you go there.
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  • In a few years, this will be great, but unfortunately at the moment, the lagoon is surrounded by kilometers of trucks working to improve places! :( But if you don't spend that once, worth it, not anything for the trip and the panorama on the volcanoes.
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