Atacama desert and Putre – November 2003

We flew to Arica where we rented a pickup truck to drive up to Putre at 11,000 feet. It was just over 100km from Arica to Putre and we ended up with altitude sickness from the quick transition. A day of rest helped and we were able to explore. We used Alto Andino Tours for a private botanical tour of the high deserts around Putre and Lauca National Park.