Coastal desert – Mouth of the Loa River

The mouth of the Loa River offers an extraordinary opportunity to get to know the environmental, archeological, and historic wealth of the area around this large wetland formed by the waters of the only river in the country’s northern desert as it empties into the sea.

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Location: Tarapacá Region.

Distance: 1.7 km.

Travel time: 1 day.

Travel Mode: Hiking.

Season: Year round.

Landmarks: 15.

Main attractions: The mouth of the Loa River offers an extraordinary opportunity to get to know the environmental, archeological, and historic wealth of the area around this large wetland formed by the waters of the only river in the country’s northern desert as it empties into the sea. After its long 440 km route that follows the traces of the ancient Loa cave dwellers, we come across valuable precedents of human occupation since pre-Hispanic times, unsurpassable floristic wealth and the wide range of fauna that can be seen.

 

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