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Parque Nacional Lauca

Arica, Chile
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Arica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountaineering
Owner description: This national park is home to vicuna, alpaca, wild chinchilla and many other indigenous Chilean...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Mountaineering
Owner description: This national park is home to vicuna, alpaca, wild chinchilla and many other indigenous Chilean animal species.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
49 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We did a 3-day tour of Parque Lauca starting and ending in Arica and staying 2 nights in Putre. We had previously spent 4 days and nights in San Pedro de Atacama. The time spent at and above San Pedro’s 2400m probably helped acclimatize so that after a rather headachey first night we were fine at Putre’s 3500m and the... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was a wonderful day. The nationalpark lauca is very nice and offers some spectacular views. if you are in arica and you have a day left, you should go to lauca. You won't regret it...

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Sydney, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a totally wonderful day tour to the National Park. The views were out of this world and the altitude did not cause us problems although several fellow travellers felt very sick.

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Curitiba, PR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I ted visited it when coming from Bolivia to Chile. The Park has an amazing landscape. You can see the Vulcano Parinacota and also others vulcanos in Bolivia including the Sajama. We camped in the Park camping area, that has almost no infraestructure but the best view ever!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We did this 1 day tour after visiting the Uyuni salt flats and San Pedro's Valle de la Luna. Although the landscape was nice, it was very much a less beautiful version of what we saw before. If you have visited Uyuni (and the closeby National Park) you will be disappointed.

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Kendal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Excellent landscape and wildlife photographic opportunities. Really helps to have a knowledgeable guide. This landscape really is unique, and one of the driest in the world (ultra-arid desert)

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The park is beautiful, definitely worth the effort getting there. We spent 3 days exploring the park, lake Changara, Surire and Suriplaza. In the whole time we have not met any other tourists. You get the feeling to be close to the nature and having it all unspoiled and unexplored just to yourself. Both 3 places are different and worth... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

It is totally worth it to take three days to visit this part of Chile and Orlando does a gret tour. We were a group of five - enough to keep the price down, bur not too many. Orlando used a small bus, so there was plenty of room. The first day was spent learning about the area, buying food... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We didn't have more than one day to spend but it was excellent! We had a private tour, in a small van, yes it was more expensive, but so nice. The hotel was able to set it up within 36 hours. We also went on Monday and didn't see any other tourists. It really is an amazing place. It sounds... More 

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Moorea, French Polynesia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
66 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A beautiful park with many wild animals and water fowl, lake Chungara is just stunning. Unfortunately only one day tours are offered and it's a long drive from Arica. Many people suffered from altitude sickness.

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