Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons

Know Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons

Located 4000 meters above sea level, these four lagoons are in the middle of a magical natural landscape, surrounded by mountains. Apart from their beautiful landscape, the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons are perfect places to do some birdwatching, with species like flamencos and parinas. You can enjoy aquatic sports in the area as well.

Información del Destino:
  • Attractions:

    Flora and fauna.

  • When to go:

    All year long.

  • Activities:


  • Weather:

    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.

  • Location:

    Flora and fauna.

  • Services;

    Housing, food, transportation.

  • 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-Socaire: Land route.
    Socaire-Miscantani and Miñiques Lagoons: Land route.

  • 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.


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