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3-day walking and sightseeing tour in Lauca National Park and surroundings, northern Chile

3-day walking and sightseeing tour in Lauca National Park and surroundings, northern Chile
Lauca National Park
3-day walking and sightseeing tour in Lauca National Park and surroundings, northern Chile

Join one of our certified guides to venture on a unique walking and sightseeing tour in northern Chile. Explore the rich biodiversity of Lauca National Park and its surroundings on this 3-day trip!



3 Days

All year

Open to everyone



  • Visit the Lauca National Park.
  • Bathe in warm healing wates of Polloquere and the thermal springs of Jurasi.
  • Explore the rich biodiversity of the area.
  • Discover the Salar de Surire and the National Reserve of the Vicuñas.


Join us on a 3-day trip to visit the Lauca National Park  in northern Chile and explore the rich biodiversity of its surrounding areas.

Beginning from the bustling markets of Arica, we’ll head towards the famous Caves of Anzota which offer a glimpse of Chinchorro culture. From there, we’ll continue towards Morro of Arica to enjoy panoramic views of the steep hill. The tour leads to the beautiful Azapa valley to spot the geoglyphs of Cerro Sombrero or the Geoglyphos de la Tropilla.

Mount Cerro Sagrado, Las Llosyas, the Archaeological Museum of San Miguel of Azapa, the Pukara de Copaquilla fort, and Iglesia de San Gerónimo, are just a few of the many attractions we’ll cover on this trip.

We’ll visit not one but three natural parks there- National Reserve of the Vicuñas, Vulcano Isluga National Park and the Lauca National Park. It will be enriching to explore the rich biodiversity of these areas where we will see parinas, ducks, vizcachas, and taguas. 

The highlight of the trip will be a visit to the Surire salt lake. White salt deposits in contrast to the blue waters of the lagoon offer outstanding sights. The lake preserves multiple species like the ostrich (ñandu), flamingo, vicuña, alpaca and the llama, among others.

Next, we’ll head towards Arabilla lagoon, a beautiful site surrounded by small bofedales (wetlands). The tour also includes a visit to two thermal baths- one at Polloquere and the other at Jurasi. We guarantee that you’ll be truly refreshed after taking a dip in their healing waters.

Before ending this trip, we’ll stop by the magical Chungara lake. And as you see the marvelous reflection of Parinacota volcano on the surface of the crystal clear lake water, you’ll be simply spellbound!

So, what are you waiting for? Send us a request now and start planning your adventure to the Lauca National Park and surrounding areas in northern Chile.

Looking for a shorter trip? Then check out this 2-day hiking tour in northern Chile.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1252 Each

Group of 2

USD 626 Each

Group of 3

USD 465 Each

Group of 4

USD 388 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Price per Person. Price Includes: Oxygen cylinders. English guide costs: 2 Pax: USD 787 per person.

3 Pax: USD 539 per person. 4 Pax: USD 443 per person. Not Included: Tickets to National Parks or Museums.


Day 1: Arica to Socoroma village to Putre

We will set off at Arica and visit multiple locations including the market at Terminal Asoagro, Caves of Anzota and the beautiful Azapa Valley.  We will also see surprising geoglyphs on the Cerro Sombrero and the Geoglyphs de la Tropilla.

Then, 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. After, we will continue towards the village of Socoroma to see its unique architecture. Finally, we will head to Putre.

Day 2: Putre to National Reserve of the Vicuñas & Salt Lake Surire

On day 2, we will leave for the National Reserve of the Vicuñas. Then, we will continue towards the
beautiful Surire salt lake. We will witness breathtaking views as we enjoy a delicious picnic at the thermal baths of Polloquere.

Finally, we will return back to Putre.

Day 3: Putre to Lauca National Park & Lake Chungara

On day 3, we will head towards the massive Lauca National Park. We will hike through breathtaking caves and highlands. After, we will continue towards the unique ecosystem of Chucuyo and stop at Cotacotani lagoon. Then, we will continue towards the magical lake Chungara. You will see the marvelous reflection of Parinacota volcano on the surface of 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 Arica.




Hotel Terrace Lodge or a Similar Hotel.

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Guides available in English or Spanish.

Equipment you will need to bring



Watter bottle

About the guide

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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Putre, Chile

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April, 2022

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