DAY 01 ARICA / LLUTA OASIS / PUTRE Reception at the airport in Arica. Departure to Lluta Oasis, with the chance of observing enormous geoglyphs from the Tiawanaku Culture on the way, and visiting petroglyphs areas. Visit to Poconchile, ancient prehispanic settlement, with a church from the 17th century. The trip continues through the desert to Pukará de Copaquilla, an ancient Inca fortress. Arrival to Putre, pre-Columbian settlement that still maintains its traditions. Overnight.
DAY 02 PUTRE / SALAR SURIRE (SALT FLAT)/ PUTRE Departure from Putre to Surire Salt Flat, at 4.300 m. (14,000 feet) above sea level. Visit to Las Vicuñas National Reserve where the Vicuña is a protected species and then arrival to the stone-built towns of Ancuta, Guallatiri and Viluvio where the Aymara people live from alpaca and llama breeding. The trip continues among high snow capped peaks, where Guallatire Volcano is permanently smoking. On the way it is possible to see rheas known as “suri” in Aymara language, the “Surire” Salt Flat is named after them, meaning place of Suris. This national monument is a breeding ground for three types of flamingos. Return to Putre. Overnight.
DAY 03 PUTRE / PARINACOTA / CHUNGARÁ LAKE /ARICA Morning departure, visiting the historic Parinacota, one of the oldest ceremonial Aymara villages in the area, visit
to the interesting Barroque-mestizo style church. Departure to the highest lake in the world, Chungará Lake (4.570m high) in Lauca National Park, for a hike on the surroundings. In the afternoon, transfer to Arica through the Lluta Valley, seeing the important archaeological sites such as Tambo Inca of Zapahuira, Pukará of Copaquilla, petroglyphs and geoglyphs. Arrival to hotel in Arica. Overnight.
DAY 04 ARICA At the agreed time, transfer to the airport to board departure flight.
NOTES * Season: All year round
* Type of Services: S.I.B.
* Languages: Spanish - English
* Min. 1 passenger
* Not recommended for pregnant women, small children, people with heart problems.
* Includes Lauca national Park entrance fees.
MEALS DAY 01 No Meals
DAY 02 Breakfast - Box Lunch
DAY 03 Breakfast – Box Lunch
DAY 04 Breakfast