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Parinacota Volcano

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Address: Lauca National Park, Putre, Chile

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Absolutely Mind Blowing

This volcano is amazing!! When the weather is good (I got a couple of days of beautiful weather) it's just unreal. It's a perfect cone and rises up to over 6000 metres. I was able... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This volcano is amazing!! When the weather is good (I got a couple of days of beautiful weather) it's just unreal. It's a perfect cone and rises up to over 6000 metres. I was able to do some hiking under it and climbed a smaller peak and was just so impressed with the view from the top which took in... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

From long distance is the Parinacota already visible and we kept seeing it while we were driving on the altiplano. With almost 6,000m a very high and perfectly conic volcano, which even looks big when you're driving around 4,000m altitude yourself.

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derbyshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

fantastic to see these amazing volcanoes for real - they are stunning and dominate the landscape of this area.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

From a different perspective try seeing Parinacota vulcan from the village of Parinacota....simply climb the hill in this village ...walk passed a LLama farm [you can pat them ] and then see a fantastic view of Parinacota volcan

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

Whatever you do, don't listen to the guides and don't gain 2000m of altitude in 8 hours (the first 1k by car) unless you want cerebral and/or pulmonar endema. Do it instead over 1.5 days starting from 4300 m base camp and up to the summit of the 6300 Parinacota Volcano. Try to be there in May for packed snow... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This should be on your list of places to see. Its is such an amazing place and must not be missed....

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Close to the border with Bolivia, the Lauca National Park is exceptionally beautiful. It has special floral and fauna: I have heard that over half of the flora species in Chile are in this one park. It also is very high (4400 Meters above sea level) so that breathing is quite difficult. One has to walk very slowly to avoid... More 

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Sion, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

Amazing Volcano in northern Chile. I was very glad to see it. Our guide took us to several places to see it :)

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