Lauca National Park Tours

Founded in 1970, Lauca National Park in North Chile is part of a UNESCO-designated Global Biosphere Reserve. The park’s breathtaking scenery — snow-capped volcanoes, lakes, lagoons, hot springs and altiplano areas — attract visitors from all corners of the close. Home to more than 140 species of birds, the park is also one of the best in the country for birdwatching, and its biodiversity encompasses the Andean flamingo, giant coot, Puna Ibis and Andean condor, as well as mammals like vicuñas, vizcachas and guanacos.Lake Chungará, one of the planet’s highest lakes and a star feature of Lauca National Park, sits 
at the base of the twin Payachata volcanoes, whose snowy peaks reflect off the glassy surface of the water. Trails winding throughout the park cater to visitors of all fitness levels, from the easy one-mile (1.5-kilometer) Las Cuevas interpretive trail to the longer 8-mile (13-kilometer) Cotacotani Trail.

Practical Info

Lauca National Park is located 91 miles (145 kilometers) east of Arica. Buses from Arica take slightly less than three hours.
Location
Address: Putre, Región de Arica y Parinacota, Chile
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Lauca National Park and Chungara Lake from Arica

Escape the tourist trail on this full-day tour from Arica, and explore the wild landscapes and archaeological wonders of Chile’s far north. Discover the sweeping valleys and volcanic peaks of the Lauca National Park; spot rare birds around Chungará Lake and visit the historic villages of Parinacota and Putre. After lunch (included), journey back through the Lluta Valley stopping to admire the mysterious geoglyphs and view the towering candelabrum cacti in Los Cardones Ravine.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$73.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$73.00 USD


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