National Reserve Pampa del Tamarugal
It can be accessed by the Panamericana Norte, 75 km from Iquique or from the same route, 22 km south of Pozo Almonte
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The Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve is located in the Tarapaca Region, province of Tamarugal, in the communes of Huara and Pozo Almonte. It was created on December 18, 1987. This protected wild area has an area of 134,000 hectares, divided into four zones, where it is possible to admire the largest native forest plantation in the country (one million trees in nearly ten thousand hectares), as well as important heritage samples. historical and cultural, as the Geoglifos de Pintados, vestiges of the War of the Pacific and nitrate activity, as well as the puquios of the Salar de Llamara.
The unit stands out for the protection of species of fauna, among them birds, like eaglets, tamarugo comedose, owls, pequen, the jote red head; In addition to culpeo fox and fox chilla. As far as flora is concerned, it is made up of tamarugo (Prosopis tamarugo), white carob (Prosopis alba), chulki (Prosopis burkati) and fortune (Prosopis strombulifera), among others.
The entrance to the reserve and its Environmental Education Center (CEDAM) is free, while the entrance to the Geoglifos de Pintados Site Museum is: national adult $2,000, foreign adult (includes foreign senior citizen) $4,000; senior citizen national free; national child under 6 years free, national child between 6 and 18 years old $1,000, foreign child $2,000, child with different abilities for free. The attention of the center and the museum is from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Pampa del Tamarugal National Reserve has a camping area with four sites equipped with barbecue, table, benches, electricity, water, bathrooms and showers. The camping sites have a value of $4,500 for national visitors and $5,500 for foreigners, and have a capacity of 25 people per site. Also in this sector you can visit and receive talks about flora and fauna in the Environmental Education Center of the Pampa del Tamarugal (CEDAM), which is complemented by interpretive trails.