Lauca National Park is located in Chile’s far north, in the Andean range and is one of the top tourist attractions in Chile. The most spectacular feature in Lauca is the beautiful Lago Chungará, one of the world’s highest lakes. Looming over it is the impossibly perfect cone of Volcán Parinacota, a dormant volcano with a twin brother, Volcán Pomerape, just across the border with Bolivia.
La Serena: "La Serena is one of Chile's oldest cities but is also a very happening resort. There are fine colonial and Neoclassical buildings, notably churches, some interesting museums, and enjoyable excursions nearby too." Chile Highlights www.bradtguides.com