San Pedro de Atacama: Piedras Rojas, Salar de Atacama, Lakes

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We will discover Piedras Rojas, a reddish landscape surrounded by lagoons in the highlands of Chile. You will visit the Salar de Atacama and lakes located more than 4,000 meters above sea level.

Highlights

  • We will appreciate the emerald waters of the Salar de Aguas Calientes lagoon
  • Chaxa lagoon, a setting of spectacular beauty that is divided into several bodie
  • We will walk along the Piedras Rojas trail.

Description

After picking you up at the agreed meeting point between 6:00 and 6:40 a.m., we will head towards the Atacama Desert, stopping to have a complete breakfast. Our first stop will be Toconao, an indigenous town with characteristic white buildings. During our visit we will learn about the history and traditions of the Toconars, and we will discover the church of San Lucas and its bell tower, which date back to the 18th century and have been declared national monuments. Later, if time allows, we will travel to the Chaxa lagoon, a setting of spectacular beauty that is divided into several water bodies and where we can see flamingos. For approximately one hour, we will hike along the Piedras Rojas trail. There we will see a beautiful salt flat. In addition, we will have the opportunity to see the famous highland lagoons Miscanti and Miñiques, and their respective volcanoes of the same name. If we are lucky we will be able to meet endemic fauna of the place such as vicuñas, foxes and flamingos. At noon we will stop to regain strength with lunch. This meal will take place en route or at a restaurant on the way back to San Pedro. The route lunch includes a main dish and a drink, while the restaurant menu consists of 2 dishes (you can choose one of them) and a drink. After regaining our strength, we will travel to Piedras Rojas, one of the most amazing places in Chile. The oxidation of the rocks of the plateau has created a reddish environment that seems to have emerged from the imagination. A unique landscape in the world! Here we can also appreciate the emerald waters of the Salar de Aguas Calientes lagoon, a corner that will conquer you from the first moment. Finally, we will return to San Pedro de Atacama and we will leave you in the small square in the center of the town or in a central point in the surrounding area. Arrival is scheduled for approximately 6:00 p.m.

Includes

Pick up at the meeting point Bus transportation. Guide in Spanish. Breakfast. Lunch.

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