Parinacota is one of the highest towns in the world

Parinacota is a small town at an elevation of 4.400m (14,400ft) above the sea level, located in Putre, Parinacota Province, Arica and Parinacota Region, Chile. It’s one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.


The town is located in the Lauca National Park. The road to reach the town is gravel and sand. It’s called A123. The drive is definitely worth it. Don’t forget your camera! The zone is famous for its breathtaking scenery, snow capped peaks like Pomerape and Sajama, hot springs, high altitude lakes such as Chungará and the Cotacotani Lagoons, and wetlands surrounded by unique and diverse flora and fauna.