The Andean Highland
...also known as the Andean high-desert or Altiplano, in the north of Chile seamlessly transitions into the Atacama Desert. The Chilean Altiplano lies at an average height of 3.600m (11,800 ft) and is dominated by huge snow covered volcanoes, most of them with an altitude over 6.000m (19,685 ft). Also many salt lakes (Salar) and steaming thermal springs can be found in this remote area. Learning about the culture of the indigenous Aymara people is just one of the joys of the Altiplano.
Climb the volcanoes here and discover gems like the world’s highest volcanic lake, Lago Chungará – source of a delicious local specialty, llaita (freshwater seaweed).