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

Visit the Atacama Salt Flat and neighboring village of Toconao on this 4-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama with a local guide. At 1,200 square miles (3,000 sq km), the salt flat is one of the largest in the world; you’ll see a piece of it at the Soncor section, which is home to the famous flamingos of Chaxa Lagoon, part of Los Flamencos National Reserve. On the way to the salt flat, stop through Toconao to browse its handicraft market, and visit Quebrada de Jerez.

Highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (from Hotels on the list)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Bilingual Live Guide (English & Spanish)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees to Quebrada de Jerez and Atacama Salt Flat - 7,400 Chilean pesos each (approx. USD 12 p/p)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Valle de Jere
  • 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

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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Daily

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Itinerary
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Pass By: San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

Visit the Atacama Salt Flat and neighboring village of Toconao on this 4-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama with a local guide. At 1,200 square miles (3,000 sq km), the salt flat is one of the largest in the world; you’ll see a piece of it at the Soncor section, which is home to the famous flamingos of Chaxa Lagoon, part of Los Flamencos National Reserve. On the way to the salt flat, stop through Toconao to browse its handicraft market, and visit Quebrada de Jerez.
Your day trip from San Pedro de Atacama begins with hotel pickup starting at 14:00 hrs. 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.

Stop At: Valle de Jere, Toconao Chile

To the south of San Pedro de Atacama we find our first stop: Toconao. This town was built entirely with liparite stone, of volcanic origin, it is also recognized for the interesting artisan objects of the same material. We will visit its square, the church of San Lucas and its bell tower built in 1750, made of adobe and cactus wood, one of the most imposing in the region and declared a National Monument. In the Jerez Valley we will see the richness of the Toconares, a canyon that thanks to the microclimate that it has and the waters that descend from the mountain range, enjoys fertility and turns the sector into one of the greenest places in the desert, we will observe fruit trees and varied flora.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Finally, we will visit the Soncor sector of the great Salar de Atacama. At Laguna Chaxa we can enjoy the varied bird species and the color of the flamingos, the deep blue of the Atacama sky, the heights of the Andean volcanoes and the red sunset will give us the farewell to return to San Pedro de Atacama.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: 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)

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • 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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Nita S

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19, June, 2016

This trip is perfect for those who are short of time. I had only half a day in Atacama and the tour took me to the salt flats we saw the Chaxa lagoon and the famous flamingos. We also stopped in Toconao to look at local handicrafts. The sunset over the desert was amazing.

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