Parque Nacional Lauca, Arica

4.6
#1 of 12 in Parks in Arica
Tour Parque Nacional Lauca, where the conical, snow-capped peak of Parinacota volcano casts an imposing shadow over the surrounding desert fields. Enjoy unforgettable views of the iconic volcano and several others at the national park, which brims with wildlife, including llamas, alpacas, cougars, and more than 140 species of birds. Don't miss Chungará Lake, which at 4,500 m (14,764 ft) above sea level stands out as one of the world's highest lakes. Take a tour leaving from Arica to see all of the park's top attractions in one day. Put Parque Nacional Lauca and other Arica attractions into our Arica road trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
Create an itinerary including Parque Nacional Lauca
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Parque Nacional Lauca Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
318 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Drove ourselves around the bits of the park closest to Putre. Note there is no gas in Putre, so bring a spare tank! As it was we used a tour to visit the Salar de Surire. Anyway, we had a day driving ...  more »
  • A mind-blowing experience. Complicated route, with many curves and slopes. Expectacular views along the route. Some viewpoints by the road to stop.
    View original
Google
  • Amazing Place. The landscapes were unbelievable and there was so much wildlife to see. Highly recommend.
  • What an amazing place. It's like nowhere else! The high altitude lake and bird life are very special. Views of snow topped volcanoes, caves to climb up to, the boardwalk across the wetlands, llamas, alpacas and vicuñas, craggy mountains and thermal springs to soak in, all make this a unique part of the world. And a visit to the tiny Andean village of Parinacota is an absolute must with its adobe church from the 17th century and the tiny school with about 4 students.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Arica

View all >
4.5
Duration: 1​h
3.8
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 3​h

Side trips from Arica

4.6
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h

Hidden gems in Arica

3.8
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.1
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Arica

3.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.7
Duration: 3​h
3.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
1.0
Duration: 30​min

Nature in Arica

4.7
Duration: 30​min
4.3
Duration: 8​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h

Wildlife in Arica

5.0
Duration: 8​h