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Chaxa Lagoon Tours

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Chaxa Lagoon
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 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: theChilean, 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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The Chaxa Lagoon is located about 30 miles from San Pedro de Atacama. Birds are usually found here in the early morning, although sunsets are also spectacular.
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Atacama Salt Flat Day Trip from San Pedro de Atacama including Los Flamencos National Reserve and Socaire Village

Atacama Salt Flat Day Trip from San Pedro de Atacama including Los Flamencos National Reserve and Socaire Village

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Discover the natural splendor of the Atacama Salt Flats on a full-day tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit the luminescent salt flats of Soncor; observe fabulous flocks of brightly colored flamingos in Los Flamenco National Park; and explore the luscious lagoons of Miscanti and Miniques. Feast upon a traditional Chilean lunch in the charming village of Socaire, and browse the bespoke boutiques of Tocanao for special souvenirs and artisan treasures.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$99.00
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US$99.00

Small-Group Tour to Altiplanic lagoons, Atacama saltflat & Flamingo reserve

Small-Group Tour to Altiplanic lagoons, Atacama saltflat & Flamingo reserve

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San Pedro de Atacama, a laid back oasis town on the edge of the direst desert on the earth. Little adobe houses, cozy restaurant are the base to explore one of the Chile's most spectacular sceneries. With this semi-private tour, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the highlights in a more intimate way, sharing your day with other travelers but avoiding big groups.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.00
Price varies by group size
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US$79.00
Price varies by group size
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Tour Altiplanic Lagoons & Red Stones Safari style by Grade 10

Tour Altiplanic Lagoons & Red Stones Safari style by Grade 10

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In our exclusive safari-style bus, with reclining seats and an unparalleled panoramic view, we will take you to the most spectacular places in the Atacama Desert. In the Altiplanic Lagoons & Red Stones tour with us you can have the comfort of having a panoramic view, a buffet breakfast and security throughout the trip with our guide and certified driver.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
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US$56.42

Altiplanic Lagoons + Red Stones

Altiplanic Lagoons + Red Stones

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At more than 4 thousand meters high, we can delight with the flora and fauna of the place. We will continue towards the Salar de Aguas Caliente astonishing with the color of its waters, returning to the route we will visit the Flamencos National Reserve (Laguna Chaxa) inserted in the Salar de Atacama
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$82.06
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US$82.06

Full Day Los Flamencos National Reserve and Piedras Rojas

Full Day Los Flamencos National Reserve and Piedras Rojas

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We leave from your lodging around 7:00 - 7:30 AM to the town of Socaire, continue our way to Lagunas Altiplanicas (Miscanti and Meñiques), where we will make a gentle walk around the place observing its flora and fauna. We will continue towards the Salar de Talar and the Mirador de Piedras Rojas, from where you will be able to appreciate a paradise of colors from the red of the stones, to the calypso of the Salar de Aguas Calientes. Back to San Pedro de Atacama, we will visit the Salar de Atacama, and we will cross the path of Laguna Chaxa, where the three species of flamingos that live in Chile nest. Finally we will visit the town of Toconao, where we will visit the church and the Bell Tower of San Lucas.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.20
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US$75.20

Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Tour from San Pedro

Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao Tour from San Pedro

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Experience one of South America’s most startling natural wonders, the vast Atacama Salt Flat, on this 4-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama, including hotel pick-up. Snap photos of the third largest salt plain in the world, which stretches over 1,200 square miles (3,000 sq km), then spot rare Andean flamingoes at the Los Flamencos National Reserve and visit the beautiful Quebrada de Jerez valley. You’ll also have chance to browse the handicrafts market and shop for souvenirs in Toconao village.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$47.00
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US$47.00

Atacama Salt Flat and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Tour

Atacama Salt Flat and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Tour

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Take a tour of the world’s driest desert, Atacama, and visit a number of natural landmarks on a full-day tour. See the resident flamingo population, explore the small desert village of Toconao, and visit the altiplanic lagoons for a well-rounded look at the flora and fauna of the region. Round-trip hotel transfers from San Pedro de Atacama and lunch are included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98.00
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US$98.00

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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US$54.00

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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US$157.00

San Pedro de Atacama: Full day Altiplanic lagoons, include breakfast and lunch.

San Pedro de Atacama: Full day Altiplanic lagoons, include breakfast and lunch.

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See multiple attractions around the Atacama Desert on this full-day guided tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Enjoy a hassle-free pickup from your hotel and start your day with breakfast (included) in the Miscanti and Miñiques highland lagoons. Continue your day exploring Salar de Talar, the village of Socaire, and Salar de Atacama, Chile's largest salt lake where you can see flamingos. Your final stop is town of Toconao before you get dropped off back at your hotel.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$81.00
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US$81.00
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Altiplanic Lagoons, Piedras Rojas and Atacama Salt Flat

Altiplanic Lagoons, Piedras Rojas and Atacama Salt Flat

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Enjoy hassle-free transportation into the desert on this guided tour to Los Flamencos National Reserve from San Pedro de Atacama. Get picked up from from your hotel and travel in a small group of no more than 15 to the geological rock formations of Piedras Rojas; to the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons, and to Chaxa Lagoon to see both Andean and James flamingos. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$74.95
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US$74.95
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Piedras Rojas Tour

Piedras Rojas Tour

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Un tour emocionante donde conocerás maravillosos paisajes y lagunas. Podrás ver la diversidad de atacama.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.83
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US$76.83

Excursion to Atacama Salt Flat, Toconao and Jerez

Excursion to Atacama Salt Flat, Toconao and Jerez

On this tour you will visit the impressive Atacama Salt Flats, Jerez Valley, Chaxa Lagoon and Toconao, a town built from volcanic rock. On this tour we visit the Atacama Salt Flats, where the Los Flamencos Natural Reserve is located, a surprisingly large and arid landscape stretching 100 km from north to south. You can also marvel at the amazing Chaxa Lagoon, a spectacularly beautiful setting, which is split into various clear water lagoons, inhabited by both Andean and James flamingos. We then head to Toconao, a traditionally colonial-style village, famous for the bell tower of the San Lucas church, which has been declared as a National Monument. Agriculture and crafts are the principal source of income for its inhabitants who offer proudly crafted gifts made from volcanic rock.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.00
Price varies by group size
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US$56.00
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Lagunas Altiplanicas fullday private

Lagunas Altiplanicas fullday private

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We are known for providing a family experience to be a trip made by father and son who have always lived in the area. Patricio father will be the driver and chef and Patricio son the local certified guide and also a professional photographer with extensive knowledge in all aspects of the area. Also this tour can be fully customized if necessary, focused on people who just want to know the area and even professional photographers who want to leave the usual hours.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
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US$1,120.00
per group
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US$1,120.00
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Altiplanic Lagoons and Red Stones, Full Day

Altiplanic Lagoons and Red Stones, Full Day

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We are the only agency in San Pedro that leaves at 5 in the morning, we go to one of the most sacred lagoons for the culture of San Pedro: Tuyajto. And the best, when leaving earlier we go alone.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.80
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US$71.80

Guided Self-drive in Atacama

Guided Self-drive in Atacama

You rent the car and we do the rest. We will create the best plan during the days You will stay in San Pedro de Atacama, later one of our expert guide will be with You during all Your excursions. We will organise Your lunches or breakfasts when needed, and take You around in the most touristic place avoiding the crowds and we will take You to best off beaten paths. Let's go Free!
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$333.35
per group
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US$333.35
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$260.52
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US$260.52
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One day with one of Our Expert Guides in Your Car

One day with one of Our Expert Guides in Your Car

Feel free! GO FREE! Book One day with one of Our Expert Guides and we will take You around the best places of the area, providing You all the informations and curiosity about the Geology and the Cutlure of the Andes. Moreover as EXTRA we can organise a lunch for You in the middle of nowhere. You will Rent Your own car and we will help You organising Your excursions and getting to the best places of San Pedro, respecting Your own interest and Your own time!!! We provide different itinerary where You or Us can drive, We will fill Your time with our knowledge about the geological genesis of this territory, the history and myths of the Andean cultures.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.81
per group
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US$129.81
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4 Days Maravillas Atacama: Moon Valley, Archaeologic, Altiplanic & Tatio Geysers

4 Days Maravillas Atacama: Moon Valley, Archaeologic, Altiplanic & Tatio Geysers

unique semi-private tour in which you will have the possibility to know the most famous attractions of the region, visualizing the flora and fauna present in the most arid desert and its outstanding gastronomy
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$605.33
Price varies by group size
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US$605.33
Price varies by group size
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Altiplanic Lagoons

Altiplanic Lagoons

The landscape is amazing at 4200 masl. The vicunas, which run free, feed on the straw that abounds in the place. In the background first appears the Miscanti volcano and the Miñiques volcano, at its feet two majestic lagoons that bear the same name of the mountains and that dazzle anyone. Located in the Chilean highlands
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.36
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US$54.36

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,680.00
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US$1,680.00
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