Altiplanic Lagoons and Red Stones from San Pedro de Atacama

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Enjoy the varied landscapes and colors of this mountainous region. The unique flora and fauna can only be found in these protected areas. The lagoons, located 14,763 above sea level.

Highlights

  • See the beautiful Altiplanic Lagoons, 14,763 feet above sea level
  • View the varied landscapes and colors of the mountainous region
  • Marvel at the unique flora and fauna only found in protected areas
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in an incredible landscape to recover your energy
  • Relax with included transportation to and from San Pedro de Atacama hotels

Description

The Piedras Rojas tour includes perhaps the most complete full day tour within the options to visit. We will travel more than 200 km through salt flats, lagoons, towns and highlands. We will begin by visiting the Salar de Chaxa, a lagoon in the middle of the Atacama salt flat characterized by its beautiful landscape and stillness, like a mirror of water in the desert, and by its abundance of birds, including three species of flamingos. We will cross through the towns of Toconao and Socaire, towns built with stone of volcanic origin, to then arrive at Los Flamencos National Reserve, where we will visit the altiplanic lagoons, two lagoons over 4,000 meters high at the foot of two large volcanoes. We will continue to finally reach the Salar de Talar or Aguas Calientes III, a salt flat with beautiful contrasts of turquoise and calypso colors, and next to the Piedras Rojas viewpoint, a stone platform that owes its name to its reddish color due to the oxidation of iron. Return to San Pedro de Atacama between 04:30 to 5:00 PM.

Includes

Pick up and drop-off at select accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama Live tour commentary provided in English and Spanish Guided tour of the Altiplanic Lagoons and Atacama Salt Flat Breakfast and Lunch

Important Information

  • An additional surcharge of approximately 12.000 clp per person for the admission to Altiplanic Lagoon is payable on the day of your activity
  • The pickup is included from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, remember that it has to be nearby the town. If your hotel is located outside the pickup location, you will be notified of the arrangements by email
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and bring a jacket in the cooler months

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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