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1 night Arica
1 night Putre
transfers from/to airport
All excursions mentioned on the itinerary
All entrance fees
Lauca NP
Azapa Museum
Meals according itinerary
2 breakfasts
1 box lunch
Domestic flights
Personal travel insurance
Meals and other not specified extras
Available: All year round
Departures: Daily

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Atacama, altiplano chile
Atacama Altiplano Chile
Atacama, altiplano chile


Discover the Chilean Altiplano, the highlands. The incomparable Lauca National Park forms the setting for this land with its magnificent scenery of exotic flora and wildlife, vicunas, alpacas and Andean flamingos.


After arrival at the airport, we will take the road to the highland village of Putre located 149 km/92 miles from Arica. Entering the Lluta Valley we will see many geoglyphs marking the old Inca Trail from the coast to the highland. During a stop in Rosario we will look at a wall of geoglyphs closer, afterwards we will make a halt in Poconchile to visit the Church of San Gerónimo, built in 1580 and its immense cemetery. In the Cardones Canyon area we will be able to observe the gigantic “candelabros” cacti scattered all over the terrain. When we reach the Pukara of Copaquilla we will have time to walk the grounds. We will take a short walk to the little village Socoroma. We will continue to Putre, located 3.500 m/11.483 ft. Putre is dating back to pre-Hispanic times; here you will have time to see the traditional colonial style houses, most of them built with carved stone portals and window frames made in the XVII century. The town is backdropped by Tarapaca volcanic complex (Nevados de Putre). Overnight in Putre


In the morning we will depart to discover the fascinating beauty of Lauca National Park and its spectacular scenery of exotic plants and wildlife, like vicuñas, alpacas, rheas and Andean flamingos among other species. We will visit the Parinacota village (4.392 m/14.409 ft) with its beautiful church dating back to the XVII century. After that we will continue to the highest lake in the world, Chungará Lake (4.517 m/14.819 ft above sea level), to take a walk before enjoying our packed lunch on the shore of the lake. We return to Arica in the afternoon. Arrival at hotel and overnight. (breakfast, box lunch)


Today we will explore Arica and their highlights including notable buildings such as the San Marcos Church or the former Customs Building - now a House of Art – both of them built by the French architect Eiffel. Afterwards you will visit sites of historical interest; first driving up to the historical Morro, which was the scene of one of the greatest victories of the Chilean Army during the Pacific War (1879 - 1883). Later we will visit the Azapa Valley and the Miguel de Azapa Archaeological Museum. The museum collection includes sand-preserved mummies and pre-incan relics dating back to 10.000 BC. Afterwards you will be transferred to the airport in order to take your departing flight. (breakfast)


- 1 overnight, breakfast included, in Arica

- 1 overnightl, breakfast included, in Putre

- Professional English speaking guide for all services

- Meals according itinerary

- Transfers from/to Arica airport

- Arica city tour / Azapa Valley including Azapa museum

- Lluta Valley / Socoroma / Copaquilla / Putre

- Parinacota / Lauca National Park / Chungara Lake

- All entrance fees


- Domestic flights

- Meals not described in the itinerary

- gratuities to driver, guide, hotel and restaurant staff, room service, etc.

- Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

- Personal travel insurance

Domestic flights can be booked through Chile Travel Tours upon request

Travel package operated on group basis (private package can be quoted)

Please consider the "Altiplano winter": heavy rains between January and February are possible in the highlands. Due to the weather and road conditions some itineraries might be modified.

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