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Surire Salt Lagoon

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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, llaretilla and totora.

The lagoon was declared Natural Monument years ago, and around it you can see the Oquealla Hill, found 4322 meters above sea level.

Attractions

Amazing flora and fauna. Interesting topography.

Activities

Hiking, birds watching, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

First region. Located 88 kilometers north of Chilcaya, 140 kilometers southeast of Putre and 587 kilometers northeast of Iquique.

How to get there?

Iquique-Peru: Land route, by Panamericana Highway from Iquique and Tacna.

Bolivia-Arica: Land route, by Route CH-11 Tambo Quemado, that goes through Parinacota from La Paz, Bolivia.

Anywhere-Arica: Airway and Seaway (Carlos Ibañez del Campo Port)

Arica-Putre: Land route, by International Route CH-11 Arica- Tambo Quemado (Bolivia), then take Route A-235 and Route A-31.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

High desertic weather. The media temperature is 12ºC to 20ºC during day, and

-3ºC to -25ºC during night time. The media rain –as snow- surpasses the 280 milimeters per year.

Services

Information center.

Surroundings

Alero de Patapatane, Caquena Bofedal, Chungara Lake, Cotacotani Lagoons, Payachatas mountains, Parinacota, Lauca National Park, Putre, Caquena River, Chungará tambo.

Admision

Free entrance.

They recommend us

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and the company of the other multinational guests. The meals were excellent and Ana our waitress would always adjust meal servings if the boat was sailing past interesting…"

    February/2013

    Peter Lee

  • "We're very happy with VisitChile services. Ten points for our guide Carlos, very kind and punctual everytime he picked us up from our hotel. We take a good impression of Chile, and we want to come back soon!"

    March/2013

    Marina

  • "In general, the trip was very beautiful. We had the chance to see the beauty of Chile, a very cozy country with friendly people."

    January/2013

    Edmundo Montalvao

  • "Dear Mariangel and Verena, I wanted to just thank you for everything. The trip has been great in every way. He returned to Argentina, Chile knowing much more than I thought, thanks to my travel companions,…"

    February/2013

    Gustavo Javier Busso

  • "Thank you very much for your organization and the chance to enjoy of Patagonia. "

    January/2013

    Joaquim Fontes Filho

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