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Review of Mayuru - Day Tours

Mayuru - Day Tours
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Putre
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Owner description: The travel agency Mayuru Tour is specialized in tours in Chile and has developed attractive programs and tours which focuses on tourism with special interest in the north of Chile; Arica, Putre, Parque Nacional Lauca, Lago Chungará, Monumento salar de Surire, Isluga, Colchane, Cariquima, San Pedro de Atacama, Geyser del Tatio. Taking the most valuable elements of our environment, untamed nature that moves, inhospitable areas and ancestral ethnic; observation flora and fauna, ethnic tourism, spaand development of our activities in protected and private areas.
Brooklyn, New York
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“Definitely recommend!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We did the 3 day/2 night tour starting and ending in Arica with Mayuru Tours. Our guides were excellent. We had a driver and also English speaking guide, Louisa, who was very nice and knowledgeable about the area. I believe she has left the agency though at this point because she has gone back home to study. Tour price was very reasonable.

The first day we drove from Arica to putre stopping at a few places along the way. Day 2 was Salar de Surire and the vicuna reserve - definitely do not miss this -it is worth spending the extra day. This lake is really impressive with abundant vicunas and flamingos. There is a great place here to see the viscachas - they will come right up to you. Definitely take advantage of the hotsprings. The drive to and from the lake, although long, was equally impressive passing an active volcano and many wetlands with llamas and sheep. The third day was Lauca National Park, and saw the lagoons and the stunning lake Chungara.

We were told that when we were there in May is a really good time to go because it is past the rainy season but was not really cold yet (although the nights did get pretty chilly when we were there).

In Putre, we stayed at Chakana lodge - this place had cute private cabins. Did have some issues though because the blankets and heater was not very warm and we were having problems with the hot water. But seems to be one of the better places to stay in the area. but definitely dress warmly!

This is a really great trip to get off the beaten path- definitely recommend!

Visited May 2013
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“Amazing Chile!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We were 3 swiss girls of age 20, and I can only recommand this tour agency! Our guide was so nice and he took us to so many beautiful places! and there was NOBODY else than ourselves in thoses places (not like all those touristic places). The north of Chile is such a wide aera and the landscapes are just breathtaking. We spent 20 days in Chile in July, but I can definitely say that this tour was the best part of our whole trip. At no point was I disappointed! Beautiful places and a very nice guide, always glad to explain the story and meaning of every place, always smiling, funny and very protective :-) Thank's a lot to Francisco! Hope to come back soon ! Celine

Visited July 2012
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