Atacama salt flat, Altiplanic lagoons and Red Rocks day tour
Excursions & day trips

Atacama salt flat, Altiplanic lagoons and Red Rocks day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the Atacama Salt Flat, one of the largest in the world and the largest in Chile
  • Marvel at the beautiful colors of one of the driest desert in the world
  • Visit Toconao, a charming oasis-village
What to expect

First, you'll head towards the Atacama Salt Flat by the international highway. Within the Salt Flat, in the area known as Soncor and the Chaxa Lagoon, you'll be delighted at the view of three species of native pink flamingos in their natural habitat.

Next, you'll travel further within the Altiplano, reaching 4,300m above sea level to arrive at the Miñique and Miscanti lagoons, at the foothill of the Miñique and Miscanti volcanoes, with fantastic scenery of bluish waters arising from the background volcanoes. After this visit, you'll return to Socaire for lunch at one of the rustic cooking places of the village that still use the resources cultivated from the ancestral agricultural terraces.

Finally, you'll make a stop at the village of Toconao, a unique oasis-village where you'll visit the main square, the bell tower built in 1750 made of cactus wood, mud and straw, and the church of San Lucas, both declared National Monument since 1951.

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What's included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if your hotel is on the pick-up list)
  • Insurance passenger transport
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
What's not included
  • Entrance to the parks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if your hotel is not on the pick-up list)
  • Tips (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children 3-11 years old
  • Free for infants 0-3 years old
Where

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Meeting point:
  • The pick-up and drop-off will be only from the next hotel list: Hotel Altiplánico, Casa Atacama, Cumbres San Pedro, Residencial Don Raúl, Hostería San Pedro, Hostal Inti & Killa, Iorana Tolache, Hostal Katarpe, Hotel Kimal, Casa Don Tomás, Poblado de Kimal, Hotel Takha Takha, Hotel Tulor
  • If your hotel is not listed, you have to approach the meeting point at the agreed time, the meeting point will be at 451 Ignacio Carrera Pinto
What to remember
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • The altiplano lagoons lie at more than 4,300m (13,500ft) in elevation, which may cause mild altitude sickness for some, it's recommended that you drink hot tea or water prior to the tour and carry any necessary medication

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When
  • The pick-up is between 8.00am and 8.30am
  • Blackout dates: 25 December and 1 January

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        Provider
        PLANET ANDINA
        Booking fee
        Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
        Cancellation policy
        Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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