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Chile Lauca National Park

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When's the best time to visit Lauca National Park?

Most rain falls in the park in the summer, Jan - Mar, when it can be muddy but there is still plenty of sun.

For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.

What's the official language in Lauca National Park?

Spanish.

How do I get local currency in Lauca National Park?

Chilean Peso. Bring your local currency needs from a large town, where notes can be withdrawn from the many ATMs using a UK credit or debit card. Limits may be lower than your UK bank allows.

What's the time difference between Lauca National Park and UK?

GMT -4 hours. Sometimes daylight saving is observed in the summer, from Sep-Oct to early Mar.

What places combine well with Lauca National Park?

Arica, Pacific port and beach resort on the border close to the border with Peru, (3 hours by road); La Paz, capital of Bolivia, 306 km (4 hours 40mins); La Serena and the Elqui Valley, 1,240 km; San Pedro de Atacama, base for visits to the desert, 800 km.

How do I get to Lauca National Park?

The park is located on the road between Arica on the Pacific coast and La Paz, Bolivia, high on the Andean altiplano. It’s a 3 hour drive from Arica.

If you still have questions, please contact us and one of our Travel Experts will be happy to help.

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