Visit the Atacama Salt Flat and its neighboring villages and attractions on this day trip from San Pedro de Atacama with a local guide. Start at Chaxa Lagoon in the Soncor section of the 1,200-square-mile (3,000-sq-km) salt flat; part of Los Flamencos National Reserve, Soncor is famous for its Andean flamingos and other native birds. Then explore the beautiful lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques; have an Atacama lunch in the village of Socaire; and visit the handicraft market in the village of Toconao
Your day trip from San Pedro de Atacama begins with hotel pickup from the Hotels on the pick up list (Hotels list with pick up included: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified.
Our first stop will be after approximately 1 hour of trip in the high plateau Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons located at 4200 a.s.l. In these lagoons you can appreciate the fauna of the place. Amazing landscapes from the lagoons in company of the mountains, millennial history behind this incredible place.
Then we go to Piedras Rojas where we visit Salar de Aguas Calientes and Salar de Talar, where you can see the rock formations reddish colors. Enjoy the incredible landscapes from the Atacama Salt Flat, especially with the colors that the nature offers to us. The next stop is in the Atacameño village of Socaire, where you have lunch in a typical restaurant. You can also see the cultivation terraces and the village church. Then we visit the Salar de Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile, where the flamingos national reserve is located. We will visit the Chaxa lagoon to observe the types of flamingos, as well as other species that inhabit the lagoons of the to Salt. As the last stop, we will visit the village of Toconao where we will appreciate the fantastic architecture of the bell tower and the town church.
After our incredible experience in the Atacama Salt Flat, we will return our trip back to San Pedro de Atacama. The drop off will be at the same point as where you were picked up (meeting point or Hotels from the list).
Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama
Starting Time : 08:00 A.M
- Guided tour of Altiplanic Lagoons and Atacama Salt Flat
- Roundtrip transportation to and from your San Pedro de Atacama hotel (located nearby the town)
- Live tour commentary provided in English & Spanish
- Entrance fee (CLP 5.500)
- Meals and beverages not specified on the Itinerary
- Optional Gratuities
An additional surcharge of approximately u$9 p/ person for admission to Altiplanic Lagoon is payable on the day of your activity.
Remember that the transfers are included on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal, Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel isn't on the list, you must approach to Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451
It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and bring a jacket in cooler months.
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