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Built by the atacameños in the 12th century, the Lasana Pukara is what's left of a fortress (250 meters long) with an amazing construction technique.

It was made of rock, with 110 structures built into it, turning it into a big construction with narrow interior paths. The houses vary in size; and the biggest had five wide rooms.

All the houses had two kinds of cellars (mainly for food) built in the backyards.


Anchaeological and anthropological interest zone.


Hikking, photography.


Second region. Located 10 kilometers northeast of San Francisco of Chiu Chiu, 45 kilometers northeast of Calama and 258 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.

Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.

Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.

Calama-Chiu Chiu: Land route (33 kilometers) Public and private transportation.

Chiu Chiu-Lasana: Land route (10 kilometers).

When to go?

All year long.


Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 3 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC.


Ayquina, Calama, Caspana, Chiu-Chiu, Cupo, Conchi Dam, Geyser del Tatio, Ayquina Church, Lasana, Chuquicamata, Ollague, Conchi town, Coska town, Lasana Pukara, Turi Pukara, Loa River, Ascotan Salar, Carcote Salar, Toconce, Aucanquilcha Volcano.

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