Heritage Route No. 37

Huasco's Salar - Collacagua

This route takes you to up to a setting of the high plateaus, 3,700 m above sea level, to walk around, and get to know and admire the landscape of the Andean high mesa, where nature maintains a dynamic balance.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009  
Andes Altiplánicos Andes Altiplánicos

Location:  Province of Iquique, Tarapacá Region.

Distance: 79 km.

Travel Time: 1 day.

Travel Mode: Automobile.

Season: Year round.

Landmarks: 4.

Main Attractions: This route takes you to up to a setting of the high plateaus, 3,700 m above sea level, to walk around, and get to know and admire the landscape of the Andean high mesa, where nature maintains a dynamic balance, sustaining biodiversity-rich wetlands, whose flora and fauna are capable of surviving in these adverse landscapes. Andean peoples have been part of these ecosystems for over ten thousand years, living in a delicate ecological balance of partnership between man and nature, to assure survival. Observe, besides the richness of nature, traces of routes followed for centuries by Andean caravans and small, transient settlements, where herders have pastured their animals since time immemorial, and still do so today.

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