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Parque Nacional Lauca

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Address: Heroes Del Morro 632 | Centro de la Ciudad de Arica, Arica 1000481, Chile
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This national park is home to vicuna, alpaca, wild chinchilla and many...

This national park is home to vicuna, alpaca, wild chinchilla and many other indigenous Chilean animal species.

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Beautiful views but lots of truck traffic

This place is amazing; I want to visit again when I have more time in the area. I was hoping for a glimpse of a vicuna and was pleasantly surprised to see groups of them... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing; I want to visit again when I have more time in the area. I was hoping for a glimpse of a vicuna and was pleasantly surprised to see groups of them. There were also alpacas grazing pretty much everywhere. I think everyone in our party had a bad headache at the end of the day. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into outdoors and desert/pampa scenery, this is a great park to visit and study. Good for families with 8yr+ ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful places I had ever seen! Plan the whole day for this trip. The road is very beautiful but very difficult. Not too many places to get food or water, so be prepared

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad I got a chance to see this one of a kind landscape! Top of the line sunscreen, sunglasses, a great hat - the wider brimmed the better and be ready to practice your sloth pace - lots of water, and I was glad to have brought a water and saline nasal spray afterwards. A lifetime memory...and bring... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The PN Lauca is sensationally beautiful at every level...wonderful scenery, wonderful volcanoes, wonderful desert, wonderful animals. Flamingos, vizcachas, vicuña, alpacas, llamas and guanacos at every turn. The roads are fairly dangerous though, falling off the sides of mountains as they are, with the relatively fresh memory of a coach of school girls going over the side with ten resultant deaths.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

we travelled with a driver and guide through this area - it was spectacular and well worth all the time, money and altitude sickness!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It is a beautiful place however the weather plays a big part especially for photograhs. On a blue sunny day [rare ] the scenery just jumps out at you. Not so good when cloudy though...the colors are more dead. Please note....the famous church in Parinacota village is closed and no viewing allowed due to the untimely death of the church... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I recently returned to Parque Nacional Lauca after first visiting in the mid-1990's. Sadly, this mountain wilderness has lost much of its remote, unspoilt quality over the last 20 years. The tar road through the park now seems to be a significant import / export route for land-locked Bolivia. Large numbers of heavy vehicles use the road, queuing for several... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have seenn Manas Sarovar and explored numerous volcanic lakes and high desert places in the world. We drove a small car from Arica to Putre through Lauca park via every possible indegenous villages like Saxamar, Belem, etc. We saw 7 cars in 8 hours, 5 of which were construction vehicles and 2 were locals driving from one village to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We visited Lauca park in May. It is well fit as the part of travels through Bolivia. Amazing photography opportunities.

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