It runs through the Chilean altiplano in Lauca National Park. It was declared a world biosphere reserve by its rich diversity of flora and fauna and for hosting places of great historical and cultural interest.

With a surface area of 137,883 ha (303,342 acres), this Global Biosphere Reserve covers the pre-Andean mountain chain and the high plateau of the northeast end of the region of Tarapacá. It has a dry climate with well-defined day and night thermal variations. This park is well-known for being home to a great wealth of flora and fauna, its highly interesting culture and history, and sites of uncultivated beauty. More than 130 different bird species live in this park, in addition to the distinctive vicuñas, vizcachas, and condors. A major attraction of the park is the astonishing Lake Chungará, one of the highest lakes in the world, located at the foot of the Payachata twin volcanoes.

Come and discover Lauca National Park

What to do in Lauca National Park

These are some of the activities you can do in Lauca National Park.

  • Tour Putre and Chungará lake

    Tour Putre and Chungará lake10 Hours

    Inserted in Lauca National Park, Lake Chungará has been declared a World Biosphere Reservation for its rich variety of flora and fauna.…

    From:CLP$ 61.000

    From:US$ 100

Hotels close to Lauca National Park

  • Apart Hotel Neruda

    Santiago, at 40 mi from Lauca National Park

    Apart Hotel Neruda

    Neruda Apart Hotel offers Furnished and fully equipped apartments located amid the entertaining Providencia neighbourhood.

    From:CLP$ 69.913

    From:US$ 110


Lauca National Park map