Altiplanic Lagoons and Salt
We invite you to experience a tour through the lagoons of San Pedro de Atacama in regular or semiprivate service, located more than 4,000 m.o.s.l. and enjoy the beautiful colors and landscapes offered in this destination.
- Dificulty: Easy. Not recommended for pregnants, people with high blood pressure or children younger than 6 years old.
- Departure: Monday to Sunday
- Starting time and place: 08:30 am. (pick up at hotel at 08:00 am. Final schedule to be confirmed when booking) and pick up place at the Hotel
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Service: Regular or semiprivate
Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile, has the one of the largest flamingo reserves in the country (Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos). We will head to a small path, to the Chaxa Lake, in order to see and identify the different flamingo species in the area.
The Miscanti and Miñiques Lakes, located above the 4,000 meters of high, feature a beautiful enviroment and blue waters. In Miñique we will be able to find typical flora and fauna such as the "coirón", small plant used by the local craftmen. Miscanti is the place where the "tagua" bird build its nest. Both lagoons are originated from the ice melting in the Miñique and Miscanti volcanoes.
Lunch in Socaire.
On the way back, we pass through Toconao, typical craftmen village in the Atacama area, it features the San Lucas Tower (National Monument and town symbol). We will visit the small factory and a local handicraft market, providing alpaca wool items and handicrafts in cactus.
Return to San Pedro at 4:00 pm approximately.
End of services.