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.

The summit! Finally.

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Posted: September 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Frosted fingers, winds at 130 km/h and a destroyed tent didn’t stop two Italian climbers from reaching the Parinacota summit, at 6,342 m (20,807 ft).  They were initially stopped by the strong wind and decided to wait at the base camp.  A few days later, after a second stay at Terrace Lodge, they managed to climb the beast.  We thank them for the photograph and, due to their age (60 something ) we think  they deserved to be in our news.

Photo: courtesy of Andrea Millesimi and Eliano Pessa.

Down to sea level.

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Posted: August 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Desafio Atacama NorteTerrace Lodge was one of the sponsors for the first edition of “Desafio Atacama Norte” (North Atacama Challenge).

From Putre (3,540 masl) up to almost 3,800 and then down to the Pacific Ocean in Arica.

Tens of athletes took part in this intense competition which will be repeated year after year in the region of Arica Y Parinacota.

Want to know more?  Follow this link (in spanish).

If you know somebody who wants to participate in the 2011 edition, please contact us.

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