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Private Lauca National Park

From $199.00/person to $1387.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your private group
Private Lauca National Park
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Take a trip back in time on this Arica tour to see what life was like in ancient Arica and the Parinacota region. An expert guide will escort you and your closest companions to all the cultural and natural highlights this captivating area has to offer.

Start your private Arica tour with a scenic drive inland toward Lluta Valley, passing large estates and rich farmlands along the way. Notice the huge historic geoglyphs scratched into the slopes centuries ago by indigenous people. Discover Poconchile, a pre-Inca city with a charming 17th-century Adobe church built by Spanish conquerors. Ride past spectacular views and the 20-foot Candelabro cacti of Quebrada de Cardones gorge.

Take a tip from the Aymara people by pausing at a rustic inn to sip on cocoa leaf tea as a precaution against altitude sickness. Continue to Putre, a 17th-century Aymaran village nestled in snow-capped mountains. Walk along its ancient paths as you stop to enjoy a box lunch. From there, you'll head to one of the highest lakes in the world, Chungara Lake. Once there, admire the breathtaking mirror images of the mountains in the water. Make your way through the gorgeous landscape of Lauca National Park to the abandoned village of Parinacota to see carefully restored houses and a small 17th-century colonial church. Afterward, you'll begin your journey back to the coast.

Your Arica cultural tour is a full day experience and includes mineral water. During this tour, you will be gradually exposed to high altitudes (maximum 14,000 feet), which are not suitable for those with heart conditions or high blood pressure.

Book this Arica private tour now to immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of this unique part of the globe.

Shore Excursion Size
Private
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
11 Hours
Activity Level
Difficult
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Mineral water is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable weather appropriate clothing with closed toe shoes. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat is suggested.
Restrictions
Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible, and is not suitable for passengers with heart problems or high blood pressure because of the high altitude.