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Salar de Surire

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The Surire Salt Flat: Flamingo Paradise

The Surire Salt Flat National Monument sits 4,245 meters above sea level and forms part of Lauca National Park, a Biosphere Reserve. Its lagoons and wetlands are home to the ñandú, the bird for which the salt flats are named (it is called "suri" in Aymara), as well as Chilean, Andean and James's flamingoes.

The temperature here ranges from 5ºC during the day and -15ºC at night. CONAF park rangers can give you tips on where to go bird watching.

 

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Tours you can do

Arica - Putre - Lago Chungará

 

Getting There

en avion
By Plane
There are daily flights from Santiago to Chacalluta (2 h 45 minutes, non-stop).

There are also flights from Iquique and Lima, Peru.

bus
By Bus
 It can take a little over 30 h to get from Santiago to Arica by bus, so it's a good idea to take a sleeper line.

You can also reach Arica from Iquique (5h).


en auto
By Car
From Santiago, take Route 5 north to Arica (2,070 km).

From Arica to the Surire Salt Flat, take the CH-11 international route to Bolivia.

 

 

Tips

You can't camp or stock up on supplies here, so be sure to bring provisions and gas. The road is for 4X4 vehicles only. It rains between December and March, so be sure to plan accordingly and check with authorities about road and travel conditions before you travel.

 



 

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