Route Six Miles

Tour to the Andes of the Atacama region, visiting ruins PUQUIOS, Laguna Santa Rosa and Laguna Verde, Salar de Maricunga, Rio Lama and the experience of knowing the Roof of America, especially the volcano Nevado Tres Cruces and Ojos del Salado 6930 mts.


Schedule - Route Six Miles

  • 8:00 Departure from Copiapo to PUQUIOS Ruins located 60 kilometers east of the regional capital. Located in the foothills of the Andes, PUQUIOS offers tourists see the remains of what was one of the great mining towns of the area, which in its heyday managed to record more than 5,000 inhabitants, civic authorities and railway station from 1854. Given the vagaries of the economy, the miners began to leave this town from the early 30 '.
  • 9:30 From the Ruins of PUQUIOS traverse the journey to Vegas Las Juntas. Already located further into the gorge Paipote at a height of 3,000 m, this area becomes perfect for tourists can be adapted to altitude conditions through walks by. After this activity serves a snack.
  • 11:00 The Maricunga Portezuelo direction with a height of 4,100 meters, the tourist is located at the junction of the foothills with depression of the salt flats and from here you can see the breathtaking view of the volcanic massif Nevado Tres Cruces whose height is 6748 meters. Then descend to the lake Santa Rosa (3762 meters) where we can observe the interesting flora and fauna of the area highlighting the sightings of flamingos, guanacos and vicuna.
  • 13:30 After admiring and enjoying the natural goodness of the Laguna Santa Rosa, cross country and later to connect to the international road that links Chile - Argentina, we traverse the journey to the Lama River waterfall located in the 4000 meters. It continues the way by Pome Stone Llano for a stop where you can contemplate the majesty of the Ojos del Salado volcano, characterized by being the highest active volcano in the world with a height of 6893 meters. This mountain has very dry weather and snow in winter usually wearing white upper reaches of the volcano. In the 6390 meters of the mountain is the lake situated at the highest altitude in the world. The picture that provides discover and admire, gives tourists desert landscapes, beaches, volcanic bombs fields, valleys, glaciers, ice penitents and wonderful peaks over 6,000 feet, known as the "Roof of America".
  • 15:00 Located at the last stop, Laguna Verde surrounded by multiple volcanoes, offers a majestic beauty and an unforgettable experience. Subsequent to this, in the shelter of the Paso San Francisco to 4,700 m and in the event that the tour group you want, shared lunch a pleasant time.
  • 16:00 Return to Copiapo following international road route. It includes the arrival in the city at approximately 20:00 hrs.

Detail - Route of Six Miles

Prices: Effective 2019

  • 1 pax: US $550 p/p
  • 2 pax: US $275 p/p
  • 3 pax: US $185 p/p
  • 4pax : US $140 p/p

Transportation - Food - Safety

  • Transport 4x4 (Max: 4 passengers)
  • Global Positioning System
  • All meals included in tour
  • It has oxygen tube
  • Radio VHF, UHF and HF
  • Bilingual Guide
  • gps


  • All year if the weather permits.


  • Proper mountain clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun block

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