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Licancabur Volcano

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Licancabur Volcano is 5916 meters hight, it is part of the Andes and you can see it from San Pedro de Atacama.

Located in the border between Chile and Bolivia, the volcano offers excursions to visitors from a base camp (4300 meters above sea level) or from the intermediate camp at 4700 meters.

It as an archaeological and anthropological interest because of the Inca vestiges in its surroundings. Also, the volcano has a crater that turns into a frozen lagoon during winter time.


Anchaeological, topographical and anthropological interest zone.


High mountain tours, climbing, parapente, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.


Second region. Located 30 kilometers east of San Pedro de Atacama and 348 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Calama: Airway.

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.

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

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

Calama-San Pedro de Atacama: Land route, by Route CH-23. Public and private transportation.

San Pedro de Atacama-Licancabur Volcano: Land route, through Jama Internacional Custom.

When to go?

August, September, October, November, December.


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.


Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, handmade crafts, camping.


Tulor town, Puritana springs, Cordillera of the Salt, Chaxa Lagoon, Tara Lagoon, Miscanti and Miñiques, Peine, Quitor Pukara, Jere Stream, Los Flamencos National Reserve, Atacama Salar, San Pedro de Atacama, Socaire, Toconao, Moon Valley, Licancabur Volcano.

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