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Atacama Stargazing

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Discover the magical tonalities of the desert, visiting the town of Toconao, the great Salar de Atacama with its Chaxa Lagoon, the imposing Miscanti and Miniques mountain ranges in the Los Flamencos National Reserve.

The journey will begin with a visit to Laguna Chaxa, a scene of spectacular beauty that is divided into several water mirrors where a large number of flamingos and other birds inhabit such as large and small parinas.

Then you head towards the Altiplano to reach the Piedras Rojas viewpoint, where you can observe a volcanic conglomerate formed from the oxidation of the iron present in that place.

Later you will visit the Miscanti and Miniques lagoons at more than 4,200 meters above sea level. Surrounded by imposing volcanoes originated by the elevation of the Andes Mountains, and habitat of a great variety of birds, they are a truly amazing destination.

Finally, before returning, while the landscape gives you breathtaking views of the Licancabur and Lascar volcanoes. Finishing in the town of Toconao, built with volcanic stone, it stands out for its heritage architecture, with the church of San Lucas, and its bell tower, declared a National Monument. Agriculture and handicrafts are the main source of work for its inhabitants.

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