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  • Marta
    Valdivia, Chile4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect organized full day trip from the center of Iquique, through Valle de Azapa, Poconchile until wonderful Lauca National Park and Chungará Lake.
    Freddie François was our tour guide, full of energy and a lot of humor! He taught us regional song and dance. Told the histories about important places on the way.
    There were stops to acclimatize, where we saw the local flora and fauna. Ended up with tasty lunch in Putre.
    Highly recommend!
    Written 18 September 2021
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,952 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a dormant cone volcano reaching just under 6350m, and has a continuously snow covered top. A great sight, but note that certainly in summer, it is often partially or completely hidden by clouds and rain. If you stay multiple days, you are more likely to have a good view of its near perfect cone shape. Rains are starting earlier and are heavier in recent years in the altiplano, best time to go is November and December. There are several viewing points, the most famous is obviously with lago Chungara in front.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • I D
    Lyon, France13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing place. Unbelievable colours. We hiked up to the crater. This was definitely worth it.
    Written 12 August 2023
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,952 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did this as part of an organised tour with tour lago chungara, who seem to be aligned with Mayuru tours. The notes said we might be the only ones to explore this amazing landscape, and indeed we were for most of the time. Due to the rain the day before, even the lithium extraction was on hold, or at least not shipped away which is in an area you cannot visit). We had 2 small walks along the salt lake, saw a decent number of flamingos (not in their hundreds), saw some even fly, and thus in their full glory. Furthermore we saw also vicuñas roaming about. Not that the latter are hard to spot in this part of the altiplano. Nearby we also saw rhea birds with their many chicks. And all this is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes.
    If you have time, also visit the natural Polloquere hotspring. We did not go in the water, and there are no facilities to change, just enjoyed the amazing landscape and colours from the mineral deposits in the water and just outside. Great place for a pick nick.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Carolyn C
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely heated pool for relaxing & taking in the surroundings. There were also several natural & mud pools on the complex.
    Changing & bathrooms were basic but adequate.
    Definitely a hangout for local youths, who started to arrive about 2:30 pm on day we were there.
    Written 10 November 2022
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,952 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The church was closed the few times we passed by, but it pretty nice from the outside, and shows the typical architecture for the region, with the bell tower being separated from the church, and generally in front, as well as the fenced/walled off.
    The village of Putre is a bit larger, with even a souvenir shop, as well as several restaurants and several hotels. Great place for exploring parque Lauca, salar de surire and parque de vicuñas.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • euromnlostatsea
    Aberdeen, UK161 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views of the valley and mountains, as well as a well-preserved pre-hispanic fort/village. Lots of birds, but otherwise deserted.
    Written 20 December 2014
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  • Katrien S
    Ghent, Belgium1,952 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On our tour we stopped at the natural Polloquere hot spring for a pick nick. Where we stopped there were very few facilities, just a wall to protect from the wind and a bench. The hot spring is small, and we decided not to enter, but the landscape was fantastic: surrounded by mountains and volcanoes and then the great colours of the water and immediate surroundings due to the deposited minerals. Completely free.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Laurent H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very beautiful places are being visited and very knowlegdeable guide that knows a lot about history, fauna and flora of this very nice region. Balanced trip between nature and culture
    Written 9 January 2024
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  • maq44
    Heerlen, The Netherlands56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are many shops in Chile selling hand-made textiles, a lot of them importing items from other places claiming that they are made local (which they are not). That is not necessarily a problem were the textiles and the wool of good quality - but this also often is not the case. So it was a lovely surprise to find Julia Ramirez's shop selling the 'real deal'. She learnt to weave from her grandmother and carries forth the tradition. The first impressions of the shop may be a bit chaotic, but for example, get her to take out antique blankets tucked away in the corner and you're in for a treat. Beautiful colours and motives. Also her own hand-woven shawls and poncho's are beautiful. I could not resist and bought two exquisite blankets, plenty of signs of wear and tear, but so much the better for it....
    Written 3 February 2020
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  • Felixcap
    Portland, OR13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SOLUCKY! We arrived in Putre without having prebooked any tours. After being turned down by a couple of other tour companies, we stopped in at Tour Andino and Cathy let us know that they could take us to Lago Chungara the next day. 4 days later Justino personally drove us to the airport in Arica after three fabulous days in the Antiplano. Day one, Parque National Lauca, day two, Salar de Surire and day three Suriplaza and a hike to 5300m with one of the most spectacular vistas we have ever seen. Justino was simply an amazing guide, driver and companion for 4 days. A native of Putre who knows the area and shares his knowledge freely. We could not have ask for a better experience!
    Written 4 September 2023
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