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  1. Chile
  2. Antofagasta Region
  3. San Pedro de Atacama
  4. Day Trips

Piedras Rojas, Altiplanics Lagoons & Salar Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 190853
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Take a full-day excursion to visit the Miscanti and Miñique lagoons, Salar de Talar, the Atacameño village of Socaire, the famous Salar de Atacama, and end the day at the Toconao village.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup from centrally-located hotels in San Pedro de Atacama town only. If your hotel is out of the pickup zone, you will be sent a meeting point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the famous Miñique and Miscanti Lagoons
  • See the remarkable purple stones at Salar de Talar
  • Enjoy breakfast while admiring the unique landscape
  • Have lunch by the flamingo reserve and Chaxa Lagoon
  • Visit the Toconao Village to learn about their culture
Full description
Be collected from your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama around 6:30 AM. Your first stop, after an hour, will be at the Miscanti and Miñiques highland lagoons, located at 4,200 meters above sea level. In these lagoons, enjoy breakfast and admire the fauna and flora here. The next visit is to the Salar de Talar, known as Piedras Rojas or purple stones. The beauty of this place will leave you speechless. Continue to your next stop at the Atacameño village of Socaire, where you can observe the terraces of cultivation and the village church.

Then visit the Salar de Atacama, Chile's largest salt lake. Here are the national flamingo reserve and the Chaxa lagoon, which is home to three types of flamingos as well as other species. The final stop will be at the town of Toconao where you can appreciate the fantastic architecture of the bell tower and the village church. Return to San Pedro de Atacama around 5:00 PM. 
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from San Pedro de Atacama
  • Local expert guide
  • Breakfast and lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, those with back problems, those with hypertension, those with serious health conditions, and children under 7 years old or adults over 70 years old due to the altitude of 4,100 meters
• We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket or sweater
• We recommend that you bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and your camera
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.8/5

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Ruta Chile

Product ID: 190853