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Sep 05, 2019
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Details

  • 10 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
Overview Overview

Visit the Atacama Salt Flat and its neighboring villages and attractions on this day trip from San Pedro de Atacama with a local guide. Start at Chaxa Lagoon in the Soncor section of the 1,200-square-mile (3,000-sq-km) salt flat; part of Los Flamencos National Reserve, Soncor is famous for its Andean flamingos and other native birds. Then explore the beautiful lagoons of Miscanti and Miñiques; have an Atacama lunch in the village of Socaire; and visit the handicraft market in the village of Toconao.

Highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from hotel pick up list)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Live tour commentary provided in English & Spanish
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to Altiplanic Lagoons (5,500 Chilean pesos, approx. US$9, per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques
  • Entry/Admission - Piedras Rojas
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de Socaire
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Chaxa
Departure & Return Departure & Return
Departure Point

Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451, San Pedro de Atacama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile

Traveler pickup is offered
Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Please note:

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Daily

What to Expect What to Expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Your day trip from San Pedro de Atacama begins with hotel pickup starting at 08:00 a.m. from the Hotels on the pick up list (Hotels list with pick up included: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, Caracoles 174b, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000 Chile

Our first stop will be after approximately 1 hour of trip in the high plateau Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons located at 4200 a.s.l. In these lagoons you can appreciate the fauna of the place. Amazing landscapes from the lagoons in company of the mountains, millennial history behind this incredible place.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Piedras Rojas, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000 Chile

Then we go to Piedras Rojas where we visit Salar de Aguas Calientes and Salar de Talar, where you can see the rock formations reddish colors. Enjoy the incredible landscapes from the Atacama Salt Flat, especially with the colors that the nature offers to us.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Iglesia de Socaire, San Pedro de Atacama Chile

The next stop is in the Atacameño village of Socaire, where you have lunch in a typical restaurant. You can also see the cultivation terraces and the village church.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Laguna Chaxa, Reserna Nacional los Flamencos, San Pedro de Atacama Chile

Then we visit the Salar de Atacama, the largest salt flat in Chile, where the flamingos national reserve is located. We will visit the Chaxa lagoon to observe the types of flamingos, as well as other species that inhabit the lagoons of the to Salt.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Valle de Jere, Toconao Chile

As the last stop, we will visit the village of Toconao where we will appreciate the fantastic architecture of the bell tower and the town church.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

After our incredible experience in the Atacama Salt Flat, we will return our trip back to San Pedro de Atacama. The drop off will be at the same point as where you were picked up (meeting point or Hotels from the list)

Duration: 1 hour

Hotel Pickup Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.

Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes including trekking pants and shoes, and a windbreaker or warm jacket
  • It is recommended that you bring water, sunblock and sunglasses
  • Note: Please bring cash to pay for the entrance fees and any additional expenses
  • Note: The altiplano lagoons lie at more than 13,500 feet in elevation, which may cause mild altitude sickness for some; it is recommended that you drink hot tea or water prior to the tour and carry any necessary medication
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Remember that the Hotel pick up and drop off is included only on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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