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Tara Lagoon

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Located in Los Flamencos National Reserve. Tara Lagoon is the main water resource for the native flora and fauna of the area.

With a surface that varies between the 3 and 25 squared kilometers, the lagoon exist thanks to the Zapaleri River (origin in Bolivia).

In the place you can find bofedales, coirones, paja amarilla, tolas amaja, flamencos, vicuñas, chululos, caities, culpeos foxes, chorlos de la puna, jergon ducks and andes seagulls, among others.

Attractions

Flora and fauna.

Activities

Flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Second region. Located 120 kilometers east of San Pedro de Atacama and 440 kilometers northeast of Antofagasta.

How to get there?

Anywhere-Calama: Airway.

Anywhere-Santiago: Airway.

Santiago-Antofagasta: Airway and land route, by Panamericana 5 North.

Antofagasta-Calama: Land route, by Route 25 CH. Airway.

Calama-San Pedro de Atacama: Land route, by Route CH-23. Public and private transportation.

San Pedro de Atacama-Tara Lagoon: Land route, by Route CH-27.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Desert weather. The temperature oscillates between day and night time, and the summer rain is more frequent with a high media of 3 milimeters. The high media temperature is 24,5ºC and the lowest is 17,1ºC.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities, handmade crafts, camping.

Surroundings

Tulor town, Puritana springs, Cordillera of the Salt, Chaxa Lagoon, Tara Lagoon, Miscanti and Miñiques, Peine, Quitor Pukara, Jere Stream, Los Flamencos National Reserve, Atacama Salar, San Pedro de Atacama, Socaire, Toconao, Moon Valley, Licancabur Volcano.

Admission

Entrance is $2500 Chilean pesos –adults- and $500 Chilean pesos for kids (national and foreing tourists).

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