Details: Putre, Chile, and Lauca National Park

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GETTING THERE

Multiple airlines offer one-stop flights from all three Washington area airports to Santiago, Chile; Sky Airline flies from Santiago to Arica, which is about 78 miles from Putre and Lauca National Park, with fares starting at $250 round trip. La Paloma bus (about $3.50) leaves daily for Putre at 7 a.m. from German Riesco 2071. Rental cars are available but not recommended.

Avianca Aerovias offers one-stop flights from Washington Dulles to La Paz, Bolivia, where you can catch a $10 bus to Putre (or thereabouts).

WHERE TO STAY

Terrace Lodge

Circunvalacion No. 25

011-56-58-258-4275

www.terracelodge.com

Bright, European-style with excellent tours. Rooms from $60.

Hotel La Chakana

Marcapampa, s/n

011-56-9-9745-9519, 011-56-9-7470-8840

www.hotelinputre.com/en-US

Family-run cabins with superb breakfast. Rooms from $60.

WHERE TO EAT

Canta Verdi

Arturo Perez Canto 339

011-56-09-9-890-7291

Try the alpaca! Entrees start at $5.

Kuchu Marka

Baquedano 351

011-56-09-011-4007

www.kuchumarka.com

Decent desserts, salads, all under $10.

WHAT TO DO

Lauca National Park

Flavio d’Inca at Terrace Lodge leads tours of the park and surrounding sites for a fee of $100 to $150 per person per tour. Limit four people.

INFORMATION

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www.gochile.cl/en

C.L.

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