Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
We will set off from the beautiful city of Arica. Then, we will visit multiple locations including the market at Terminal Asoagro, Caves of Anzota and the prodigious Azapa Valley. On the way, we will see surprising geoglyphs on the Cerro Sombrero or the Geoglyphs de la Tropilla.
After, we will head towards the Cerro Sagrado (Holy Mountain) and visit the Lluta Valley to learn about the early settlers of Poconchile. We will stop at the Tambo Sapahuira for lunch. Then, we will continue towards the village of Socoroma to see its unique architecture. Finally, we will head to Putre.
On day 2, we will go towards the massive Lauca National Park. We will hike through breathtaking landscapes of caves and highlands. Then, we will continue towards the unique ecosystem of Chucuyo and stop at Cotacotani lagoon before going towards the magical lake Chungara where we will see the marvelous reflection of Parinacota volcano in clear lake water.
Next, we will head towards Parinacota village. We’ll enjoy a bath in the thermal springs of Jurasi, before heading back to Putre.
We will leave for the National Reserve of the Vicuñas. Then, we will continue towards the
beautiful Surire salt lake. Next, we’ll have a delicious picnic at the thermal baths of Polloquere.
We will head towards Vulcano Isluga National Park and explore its rich biodiversity. Then we will visit the Arabilla lagoon, surrounded by small bofedales(wetlands).
Aditionally, we’ll also visit the altiplano communes of Enquelga and Isluga before heading to Colchane, a village at the Bolivian border which represents the Aymara-culture.
On day 4, we will continue towards Cariquima to experience the Aymara life and appreciate their handicraft. We will visit Chusmiza and then continue towards the 86m geoglyph of The Giant of the Atacama, located at the flanks of the Cerro Unita. Then, we will stop at Huara village for lunch and head towards the most impressive nitrate mines of Chile.
Finally, we will reach the beautiful oasis of Pica by evening.
On the final day, we will go to see the geoglyphs pintados. We will cross an impressive forest in
the Atacama Desert to reach the National Reserve of the Pampa Tamarugal. Then, we will pass through the village of Quillagua and enjoy marvelous landscapes. Finally, we’ll cross the desert to get to San Pedro de Atacama.
Open to everyone
Hotel Terrace Lodge or a Similar Hotel.
Guides available in English or Spanish.
Mayuru Tour is a family run tour operator. We offer a great variety of touristic circuits in the Chilean Altiplano (highlands).
Our programs include the most valuable places of our environment, an incredible nature, ancient cultures, observation of flora and fauna, ethno tourism, thermal baths and the development of our activities in silvestre areas.
Without doubt our aim is to make your trip an unforgettable experience, to satisfy all of your expectations and to give you an opportunity to live an incredible adventure. On top of all you will get to know the richness of our ancestral culture.
It lives within us to introduce you to the fascinating Ayamara culture, to support the local tourism, to communicate the hospitality of the Chilean highlands and to show you fascinating places which are part of the biosphere national parks, such as National Park Lauca.
The magic of a trip lies within the incredible sceneries and getting to know the local traditions, which are the characteristic services that our company offers.
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