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Lauca and Putre National Park

Touristic attractions of Lauca and Putre National Park

  • Parinacota Church

    Parinacota Church

    Parinacota Church is one of the main architecture attractions in the region. It was originally built in the 17th century and reconstructed in 1789. Made of mud, salt and paja brava, the Parinacota church is a clear example of Spanish architecture, with archs and rocky coronas, and walls all around it. Inside the church you will find statues of saints,…

  • Putre Church

    Putre Church

    Putre Church is visited by thousands of people every year, due to the singular architecture and simple construction of its walls, made with adobe (mud and straw) and rocks. The current building is not the original though. That construction was destroyed by an earthquake, and this new church was built in 1670. Attractions Interesting architecture.…

  • Chungara Lake

    Chungara Lake

    Surrounded by unique fauna and located in the highlands, the Chungara Lake is one of the main attractions of Lauca national Park. It has an extention of 21,5 squared kilometers, and it´s an ideal place for outdoor activities and nature contemplation because of its rich topography. The lake has 33 meters of depth, and is sorrounded by land and mountains,…

  • Surire Salt Lagoon

    Surire Salt Lagoon

    Located in the Lauca National Park, The Surire Salar Lagoon has amazing flora, fauna and topography around it. It has an extension of 14858 hectares, and it´s an ideal place to practice outdoor activities. In the lagoon you can find three species of flamingos (Chilean, James and Big Parina) as well as native vegetation paja brava, vicuñero grass, chachacoma…

  • Cotacotani Lagoons

    Cotacotani Lagoons

    Surrounded by native fauna and desertic flora, the Cotacotani Lagoons are four lagoons connected by channels and natural cascades. Its afluents come from two sources Benedicto Morales River and El Encuentro Estuary. Attractions Flora and fauna. Activities Trekking, horseback ridings, birds watching, mountainbike, picnic, flora and…

  • Lauca National Park

    Lauca National Park

    Lauca National Park has 137.883 hectares protected by its Reserve of the Biosphere status. The park has different attractions like its fauna, topography and flora, found in precordillera between 3200 and 3800 meters above sea level. It has a typical fauna, with more than 100 bird species. Among the animals you can find there are alpacas, llamas, guanacos…

  • Putre

    Putre

  • Vicuña National Reserve

    Vicuña National Reserve

    Las Vicuñas National Reserve has 209131 hectares, right in the highlands, Puna and the Estepa Altoandina ecology region. Located in Putre, it has different topographic attractions like plains, valleys and heights like Puquintica and Arintica Hills, both over the 5500 meters. In the National Reserve, it`s also possible to find archaeological patrimony…

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