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Tara Salt

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Located in the middle of Los Flamencos National Reserve -4300 meters height-, the Tara Salar is another attraction in the second region.

With lagoons and rivers, it has 48 squared kilometers of surface and a colorful relief with native flora and fauna.

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

Attractions

Flora and fauna. Amazing relief.

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 Salar: 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

The entrance cost $2500 Chilean pesos –adults- and $500 Chilean pesos for kids.

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