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Chaxa Lagoon (Laguna Chaxa)
Chaxa Lagoon (Laguna Chaxa)

Chaxa Lagoon (Laguna Chaxa) Tours and Activities

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Chaxa Lagoon (Laguna Chaxa) often serves as an introduction to the salt flat for visitors. The ground here is crusted with an inedible salt, and in the morning, a pinkish light comes over the horizon as the sun rises. While the crystalline ground is fascinating and curious, the wild flamingos in the area often turn heads.

And the presence of flamingos should be no surprise, as the Chaxa Lagoon(Laguna Chaxa) is one of the easiest entry points to Chile’s National Flamingo Reserve and a great place for photographers with good reflexes (and zoom, as the birds often keep their distance).

As the pinkish light dissipates and the air warms up, packs of the birds take flight over the lake. Three different species often reside here: the Chilean, Andean and James' flamingos. A variety of other birds can be seen here as well, including the Andean avocet, the puna plover and a type of sandpiper, a small bird with a long beak that feeds on small organisms in the mineral-rich water. The birds are most active at sunrise and sunset.

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Route of the Salares

Route of the Salares

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We go to some of the most beautiful points of San Pedro, we look at many lagoons, vegetation, and fauna. We visit places of cultural interest such as the Lickancabur volcano, highland lagoons and salt flats.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$100.00
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Altiplanic Lagoons and Piedras Rojas Tour - Full Day Tour - Private Option

Altiplanic Lagoons and Piedras Rojas Tour - Full Day Tour - Private Option

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Driving for a couple of hours during some days in the area. A tour in the morning, another in the afternoon. Many days scaping from the city to get to another routine: traveling and seeing the desert, its valleys and lagoons. Stop. Breathe. Give yourself some time to know the place, but to do it for real. Rest your mind and your body in front of the altiplanic lagoons. Know Toconao and Socaire: the hospitality, its history and its people. Walk through the Inca Trail, the point where the Tropic of Capricorn crosses, see the reflection of the hills and the sun in the lagoons water, and say hi to the flamencos that inhabit the Atacama salt flat. A diverse but rewarding tour through the San Pedro de Atacama heights and places that will appeal your emotions and the will to stay there. We invite you to make this tour because the Chilean desert has a minute for you and will give you the opportunity to simply slow down.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$157.00
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Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Town Tour

Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Town Tour

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Knowing the best spots to appreciate Chile’s natural landscape can be tricky. Discover the country’s largest salt flat on a day tour to Salar de Atacama, and visit one of the elevated region’s villages along the way for insight into traditional Chilean culture. Explore the rural terrain with ease, with round-trip transfer from San Pedro, and benefit from insights provided by your local guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.00
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Half day Laguna de Chaxa and Toconao - San Pedro de Atacama

Half day Laguna de Chaxa and Toconao - San Pedro de Atacama

Visit the Salar de Atacama and Laguna Chaxa to observe flamingos in their natural habitat. See up close the high plateau lagoons with its rich fauna, which is a gift of nature for us to observe. Explore the towns of Socaire and Toconao.
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  • 7 hours
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8-Days Unique Experience in San Pedro de Atacama & Easter Island

8-Days Unique Experience in San Pedro de Atacama & Easter Island

This is a unique experience in which you will get to know the "musts" of these two incredible destinations in Chile, San Pedro de Atacama and Easter Island. This tour has the assistance of the best local guides, to know in depth not only the landscapes, but also the culture and secrets of the destinations. IMPORTANT NOTE: According to the times we are living these days, this experience can be customized as per your interest and can also be provided in private service for an extra cost. If you are interested in doing this experience privately, please let us know and we will quote.
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  • 8 days
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