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Parque Nacional Lauca

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Heroes Del Morro 632 | Centro de la Ciudad de Arica, Arica 1000481, Chile
+56 9 8680 9445
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A vast park that has a lot to explore

We drove up from Codpa valley to Putre which is manageable in a rental car, however takes around... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Katrin W
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Indonesia
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Parque Lauca National Park

This was one of the most amazing places I have been. The views are just hard to describe and the... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
j2jalbjames
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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This national park is home to vicuna, alpaca, wild chinchilla and many other indigenous Chilean animal species.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Heroes Del Morro 632 | Centro de la Ciudad de Arica, Arica 1000481, Chile
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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

1  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

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

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.

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

Thank helena k
Reviewed 29 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

1  Thank Colleen587
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The PN Lauca is sensationally beautiful at every level...wonderful scenery, wonderful volcanoes, wonderful desert, wonderful animals. Flamingos, vizcachas, vicuña, alpacas, llamas and guanacos at every turn. The roads are fairly dangerous though, falling off the sides of mountains as they are, with the relatively fresh...More

1  Thank Peter T
Reviewed 20 August 2016

we travelled with a driver and guide through this area - it was spectacular and well worth all the time, money and altitude sickness!

1  Thank pagDerbyshire
Reviewed 16 August 2016

It is a beautiful place however the weather plays a big part especially for photograhs. On a blue sunny day [rare ] the scenery just jumps out at you. Not so good when cloudy though...the colors are more dead. Please note....the famous church in Parinacota...More

1  Thank Gtirman
Reviewed 15 August 2016

I recently returned to Parque Nacional Lauca after first visiting in the mid-1990's. Sadly, this mountain wilderness has lost much of its remote, unspoilt quality over the last 20 years. The tar road through the park now seems to be a significant import / export...More

3  Thank travellerF2426KO
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moosella
19 June 2016|
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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
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