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“Flavio is an exceptional wildlife guide”

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Terrace Lodge & Tours
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“Flavio is an exceptional wildlife guide”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We recently spent several days based at Putre at Terrace Lodge. Each day we went with Flavio, who owns the lodge, to travel the antiplano for wildlife. It was a highlight of our trip to South America. Flavio has spent years seeking out special places and the scenery blows your mind. The cost of the accommodation and tours is not particularly cheap but the value for money you get by taking on the touring options with Flavio is exceptional. We saw all camelids and a suit of endemic species.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Fladinca F, Owner at Terrace Lodge & Tours, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Hi Penny! I'm just back from Argentina. I was at Iguazu waterfalls, where they also run full moon tours. Here we don't have waterfalls but volcanoes, lakes and lagoons; maybe organizing short full moon tours cold be a good idea... what do you think?
A sincere thanks from Patrizia and I.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights in a double bed and really enjoyed the clean, spacious rooms and nice bathroom. The grounds are pretty as well. The photos that have been posted by the management are true to form. Breakfast was good, and the service was friendly. If you rent a car, you will absolutely need to purchase the map. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Fladinca F, Owner at Terrace Lodge & Tours, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Terrace. We are always trying to give a better service without changing the price. If you have suggestions and tips, they are welcome.
Warm regards and thanks from Flavio and Patrizia.
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Florianopolis, SC
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Located right at the beginning of Putre, it has few rooms but the service is good and the owners are friendly and helpful. They provide all the information you need to explore the area and they also sell a good map if you want go to Surire and Colchane. If you are not feeling well when you arrive in Putre ( which is possible because of the great altitude ) you can ask them for advice on what to do.The rooms are comfortable and have heating.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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fladinca, Owner at Terrace Lodge & Tours, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Many thanks for your review!
Flavio & Patrizia / Terrace Lodge & Tours
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New York
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

We stayed for two nights in August. Wish we could have stayed longer. Comfortable rooms with good-sized baths, firm beds and a portable heater. Easy walk into the main square of this small town. And Flavio and Patrizia are great hosts - full of information and enthusiasm. Don't leave this lodge without purchasing a copy of Flavio's excellent map of the area - from Arica to Parque Lauca. It is invaluable to any one traveling with their own transportation.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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fladinca, Owner at Terrace Lodge & Tours, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thanks!
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

The lodge was very nice, clean and new. Really a notch above most of the accommodations we found in the area, including Arica.

The best part, however, was the guided tour itself. Flavio evidently knows very well the surroundings and his tours really represent an added value with respect to exploring the area independently. We normally do not like tours, but in this case we cannot help but recommend it. There are essentially two reasons for this. The first is that Flavio knows when and where to go in order to increase the chances of spotting the different local species of animals. The second is that he has been a professional photographer for many years, so can give you many good tips on taking photographs + organizes the tours in order to be in the right places at the right time also photography-wise. Finally, he is a very nice person and a very professional guide (eg takes an extra pair of binoculars for you to use etc etc).

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Terrace Lodge & Tours, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Thanks for your review. I'm happy you have enjoyed my tour. There is still much to see in this area. You are welcome back ... ;-)
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Southwell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 21, 2012

Flavio and Patricia have made a really nice small Lodge in Putre. Our room was comfortable and warm with a hot shower and our hosts were most helpful. What was really oustanding for us were the tours we went on with Flavio. He picked us up from Arica and took us to a number of interesting places on the way. We also went on the tour to the Lauca National Park and Flavio's knowledge of the area and the flora and fauna made for a great day. The Dining area is full of maps and illustrations of the wildlife of the area.
Our email questions when we booked were answered quickly and fully. Finally, when we left, he took us to the main road for the bus to La Paz

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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fladinca, Owner at Terrace Lodge & Tours, responded to this review, May 26, 2012
A warm thanks from Flavio and Patrizia.
We are always trying to improve the quality of our guests' stay. From next June all the rooms will have a wall hair dryer.
In the garden we are placing a couple of hummingbirds feeders. It will be easier to photograph them.
Our tourist map is almost ready for printing. It will be available in Chile and then in some parts of Europe. Our website and EBay will sell it as well.
All the best from Terrace Lodge & Tours! ;-)
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Accommodation in Putre is reported to be mostly modest. Terrace Lodge is basic, but clean and comfortable. Above all, Flavio and Patricia were friendly and very helpful. When we were booking our trip Flavio quickly answered queries by email. He also picked us up in Arica and took us back at the end of our stay. Although you can make the journey much more cheaply by bus, Flavio stopped several times en route to show us interesting sights. Overall, they are excellent hosts who are knowledgeable about the area.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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fladinca, Owner at Terrace Lodge & Tours, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Many thanks for your review!
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Property: Terrace Lodge & Tours
Address: Circunvalacion n. 25, Putre 1070000, Chile
Location: Chile > Arica and Parinacota Region > Putre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Putre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Terrace Lodge & Tours 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come for the beauty, Stay for the comfort. Terrace Lodge is a comfortable bed & breakfast with 5 rooms: 2 double matrimonial and 3 twins. Owners and managers are an Italian couple with experience in the tourism/hotel business since 1990 in three continents. Apart of accommodation and Italian cafeteria, You can book one of our excursions, which will take You to mind-blowing areas. ... more   less 
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