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Just incredible

We did the circuit Arica - Codpa (one night) - Putre (two nights) - Arica (one night). Its VERY... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Adriaan L
Curico, Chile

Don.t miss this experience. The long way is worth with no esitation. The road to go is spectacular... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Cetti G
via mobile
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We did the circuit Arica - Codpa (one night) - Putre (two nights) - Arica (one night). Its VERY recommendable to start the trip in Codpa, which is located at 1850 meters, before moving to Putre (3500 meters) Salar de Surire (4000 meters) and Lago...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Adriaan L
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Don.t miss this experience. The long way is worth with no esitation. The road to go is spectacular and then the view on the salar with lamas, vicunas, flamingos is spectacular. You can easily do the round all around the salar. Don.t miss a bath...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cetti G
Reviewed 14 December 2016

It takes you a while to get here from Putre (about 3 hours of 4WD drive) but it gets you a place well off of the tourist trail and to places that few people have ever seen. The salt flat has flamingos, llamas and alpacas....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank JKeller31
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Not many people visit this place, but go there while it is still off the beaten track. A great tour by car around this salt flat and we saw flamengo's, birds, salt being blown in the air by the wind, etc. There's even a hot...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Leon034
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The salt floats are vast and stunning. It is worth the cost, time and altitude sickness to see this glorious place - worth making sure your guide/driver carries oxygen......

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank pagDerbyshire
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Unfortunately i was here when it was snowing so could not see much however the few glimpses i did get look a maze of color...green hills with yellow grasses, animals, flamingoes, hot springs. Many viscachas too...cute !!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Gtirman
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I've been travelling around the parks, mountains and nature for years. The only thing that I could say is that Surire is one of the most remarkable experiences of my life. NOBODY goes to this place and you will be surrounded by wild animals in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Marcohov
Reviewed 18 January 2016

On arrival at the dazzling Salar de Surire with its spectacular backdrop of mountains and the ever present volcanoes we were amazed at the 360 degree vistas from every angle. The sight of a pure white whirlwind of salt moving across the salt flat was...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The experience of a chilly night sitting in the hot springs under the stunning canopy of stars is something I will never forget! We camped near the springs and the following day toured around the circular road stopping at overlooks to watch the flamingos, vicunas...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank Vikki K
Reviewed 23 March 2014

A visit to Surire requres an expensive tour from Arica or your own vehicle. If you the latter, you can approach from one of three directions. The first, the longest, is from Colchane on the road from Iquique to the Bolivian border via the deserted...More

Date of experience: March 2014
4  Thank Etosha
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