Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: June 21, 2014 at 5:03 pm

NPR, National Public Radio in Washington, DC, USA,
about the Llareta (Azorella compacta) plant.


Canadian Olympic Games 2010

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: October 26, 2013 at 5:16 pm

video Bombardier

Bombardier, one of the sponsors, has chosen Parinacota for filming its promotional video.

Distance calculator

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: July 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

link chileaktiv

Have you ever wanted to know the distance between the Chilean cities?  The answer is yes, even if sometimes you had nightmares calculating it.

Now it is very simple to calculate the distances using the calculator available at (in english, german and spanish).

Now that you know the distance…. remember that in Putre there are not service stations, but you can buy fuel from local re-sellers (at higher price).


Who feeds who?

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: April 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm

flavio y vizcacha










Flavio and vizcachas at Salar de Surire.  They both love carrots…

Helping guests from U.K.

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: January 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

Due to a very slight increase of tourists’ arrivals from United Kingdom it is probably wise to give a recommendation about flying from U.K. airports.  Why are we giving tips to U.K. clients from Chile? Isn’t easier to get info from within U.K.?  Well, the reason is the following.

One of our clients booked a few nights and tours at Terrace Lodge & Tours. Whilst the guests must respect a check-in time at 8 p.m., we have been waiting until 10 p.m. before to declare a “No Show”.  Only the day after the client contacted us to tell he lost the flight.  Did he wake up late?  Maybe an accident along the way to the airport?  No.  He could not park his car at the airport parking.  We did not ask more details about that but here is the solution:  Parking4less.

As the website at “parking 4 less” states, “Compare prices of car parking at all UK airports with our unbiased search engine and save money by booking in advance.”

And, we add, don’t get stressed just when beginning you holidays.  You could spend a night at an airport hotel and relax instead of getting crazy and nervous.  That is not the best way to start your vacation.  Nonetheless, the “No Show” at a hotel could cost you much more.   Fortunately at Terrace Lodge & Tours we managed to resell the room and part of the tours booked to another couple, so the penalty was reduced to a very low fee.

We hope this advice is useful and encourage our guests to tell us about their experience with Parking4less so that others will benefit by starting the vacation in the best, relaxed way. We take advantage of this post to remind British citizens that when travelling in Chile they must carry their passport -together with the Chilean immigration document- at any time.

Biosphere Responsible Tourism

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: December 19, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Terrace Lodge has been awarded the “Biosphere Responsible Tourism” certification.

I.T.R. the “Biosphere Hotel” certificate.

It is a trap!

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: October 3, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Terrace Lodge, its owner and members of Alianza Gato Andino.

It is a trap connected to a camera: It is a camera trap.  Thanks to these camera traps we can see some of the rare and shy mammals that live here. Some members of Alianza Gato Andino (Andean Cat Alliance) have just left Terrace Lodge after four days spent in the area of Lauca Park.  Probably, right now, a puma or an Andean cat are attracted by the smell of the urine left in front of a camera trap. Some infrared sensors, activated at the passage of the animal, will trigger the camera.

It is not the first time that some camera traps are positioned by Alianza Gato Andino.  Some images are now in the “photos” page.  Under “Photosets” choose Andean Cat Alliance. The set includes the covers of two new books, “Field Guide To The Mammals Of Chile” and “Mamíferos de Chile”, written by biologist Agustin Iriarte Walton (far right in the photo).

Let’s wait a few weeks.  The results will be in our news.

Moonlight paintings.

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: July 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Another video taken by Bernd Pröschold around Putre.  The lack of a starry sky during that cloudy night has been rewarded by “moonlight paintings”.  The coloured peaks in the foreground are at about 4,800 meters above sea level.  The highest is at more than 5,000 masl.  In the background are the “Payachatas”: Parinacota (at right)  and Pomerape volcanoes. Photos and videos at


Starry nights around Putre

Categories: Happens in Putre
Posted: June 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Among the many photographers who came to Putre and stayed at Terrace Lodge there is one who is specialized in astrophotography: Bernd Pröschold.   He spent days and nights around Putre and the Lauca Park in order to take some incredible videos. 

After Bernd Proschold, a French photographer came  to shoot the landscapes by night: he is Stephane Guisard.  Watch his photos and videos at

If you are interested in astrophotography, please contact us and we will give you tips on where to take the best .

The good, dry season is usually from May till December.

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