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Lake Chungara

 Chungara Lake & Putre Day Trip

A complete day-tour beginning with pick-up from your Arica hostel starting from 7:00 am. We'll head out of Arica and take the same road which ends in La Paz in Bolivia, and passes adjacent to the Lluta Valley where we can uncover Geoglyphs (rock-paintings) originating from 1200 years ago. We'll carry on with our adventure with a brief stop in the Poconchile village in which you will go see the San Jeronimo Chapel & its graveyard.

Next you will be passing through the Cardones ravine, a place full of Candelabra Cactus & a Magnetic Zone. We'll then check out the Pucara de Copaquilla lookout with views of the ruins of a fortress dating to pre-Inca times. Breakfast will be served at a cafe in the town of Zapahuira. This little break will even help you to get accustomed to altitude. Now that you have acclimatized a little, we'll continue our visit to the Socoroma look-out where you'll welcome views of the Taapaca Volcano. Driving onto the Cotacotani Lagoons created a couple of thousand years ago as a result of the eruption from the Parinacota Volcano. It is here you'll uncover the Bofedales and hopefully spot local native animals such as the Flamingos ,Vicuņas, Vizcachas, and Guanacos.

A couple of kms on, we'll arrive at the Chungara Lake which has been noted as the highest non-navigable lake on the planet. You'll have free time to walk the surrounds and take a few photos of the lake and the nearby volcanoes of Parinacota and Pomerape. Our next phase of the trip is a visit to the tiny town of Parinacota to pay a visit to its 17th century chapel devoted to the Nativity Virgin, but additionally to uncover the ares unique Arts & Crafts. Our final hub of interest is going to be a tour of Putre, the Provincial capital of Parinacota, where you'll have lunch. Additionally, you will have enough time explore the towns square, chapel, and old fortifications. We end your day with our return to Arica.

Trip Advice:

- The consumption of a lot of alcohol the day before this trip is not advised as this can worsen the affects of altitude.

- You are encouraged to bring warm clothes as the temperature can drop suddenly.



- A Light breakfast

- Lunch and dessert

- Oxygen


- Departure between: 7:00 - 8:00
- Return: 20:00

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Vicunas on the way to Putre
Amazing scenery
Putre Main Square
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