Highlight: Llullaillaco volcano with 6,739 meters
Llullaillaco National Park has an area of 268,670 hectares and is located 275 kilometers southeast of the city of Antofagasta in the north of Chile. It is located in the Andes Mountains of the Antofagasta Region.
This area is dominated by the landscape of the Andes and Domeyko mountain ranges. Highlighting the Llullaillaco volcano (6,739 meters above sea level), gorges with water runoff, small ravines and flat and undulating areas, which are home to 91 species of flora and 44 species of wildlife, for example the vicuña, guanaco, vizcacha and puma.
Among the cultural manifestations are a section of the Inca Trail (Qhapaq Ñan) and a high altitude Inca sanctuary, located at the summit of the Llullaillaco volcano, where the best preserved mummies of sacrificed children in the world were found, due to the low temperatures, which are recorded at more than 6000 meters above sea level.
In this park, the scenic beauty and the relief of the park itself are important natural attractions for visitors. Once inside the park, it is possible to hike along marked trails, hike, observe wildlife, especially mammals and birds, mountain bike, climb the volcano, and take photographs in natural environments.
The fauna under protection is mainly represented by the vicuña, the guanaco, the puma and the Andean chinchilla, among the mammals; the suri or northern rhea and the puna partridge, among other emblematic species classified as endangered or vulnerable.
Llullaillaco National Park