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Parque Nacional Lauca

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Most underrated Chilean attraction

Title says it all. Chile has beautiful things to offer, but Lauca definetely is the most underrated... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leuven, Belgium
The park is really beautiful but 3 days in more then enough to visit.

Mainly the 3 interesting place in the park is the Changura laguna, the Salar and Putre village. We... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
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This national park is home to vicuna, alpaca, wild chinchilla and many other indigenous Chilean animal species.
Heroes Del Morro 632 | Centro de la Ciudad de Arica, Arica 1000481, Chile
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Title says it all. Chile has beautiful things to offer, but Lauca definetely is the most underrated location by all tourist guides. Which may make it even more attractive: incredible landscapes, beautiful lagoons, a lot of wildlife (vicuñas, lamas, alpacas, vizcachas, a lot-lot-lot of different...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018

Mainly the 3 interesting place in the park is the Changura laguna, the Salar and Putre village. We rented a car to visit the park and in 2 days we did all these places plus hot springs near the Salar.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank YoYoGilad
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This park never ceases to amaze. So beautiful, so silent and yet so vibrant and full of life. The views are spectacular, never really spoiled by the road. If you can't see Parinacota reflected in Lake Chungara, try another trip the next day, chances are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank NormMacdonald
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We've been here several times with expeditioners from different parts of the world and they all loved it! very photogenic views. We suggest to hike around the Cotacotani lakes.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MisticoOutdoors
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We drove up from Codpa valley to Putre which is manageable in a rental car, however takes around six hours with many fotostops as there are pittoresque pueblos, geoglyphs and so much nature in blossom, including cactaceae. The deep valleys and steep heights and altiplanos...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank Katrin W
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was one of the most amazing places I have been. The views are just hard to describe and the rows and rows of mountains with the snow one after another. One of the main attractions in the park is the small lacustrine area formed...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank j2jalbjames
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This place is amazing; I want to visit again when I have more time in the area. I was hoping for a glimpse of a vicuna and was pleasantly surprised to see groups of them. There were also alpacas grazing pretty much everywhere. I think...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank 135jbb
Reviewed 30 January 2017

If you are into outdoors and desert/pampa scenery, this is a great park to visit and study. Good for families with 8yr+ ages.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the most beautiful places I had ever seen! Plan the whole day for this trip. The road is very beautiful but very difficult. Not too many places to get food or water, so be prepared

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank helenak1483
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad I got a chance to see this one of a kind landscape! Top of the line sunscreen, sunglasses, a great hat - the wider brimmed the better and be ready to practice your sloth pace - lots of water, and I was...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Colleen587
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Response from Andre_Stabel | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the distance will be around 120 miles depending on how far you want to go in the park. Everywhere you look is a painting. You should take a guided tour that will pick you at the hotel and make the journey with lots of... More