Day trips & excursions

Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao town tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 5 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the Atacama Salt Flat, the largest in Chile and one of the 5 largest in the world
  • Explore the Toconao town, an oasis in the middle of desert
  • Be delighted by the different species of pink flamingos
What to expect

From your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, head to the Toconao village, towards the Jerez Canyon (Quebrada de Jerez) where you'll be able to see the flora and fauna of this beautiful Valley, located at an altitude of 2475m. Once in Toconao, we'll stop at the San Lucas Church, made of mud and straw with its typical tower bell. We'll visit the local handicraft fair, very popular for its Alpaca wool and creative crafts made of cactus or volcanic stone.

Your journey will continue to the fabulous Atacama Salt Flat, the largest in Chile and one of the 5 largest in the world. Continue along a small path to the Chaxa Lagoon, where we'll see different species of pink flamingos; this place is a protected flamingo breeding reservoir and declared a National Reserve.

Finally, looking towards the Andes enjoy a colorful sunset bringing you to the end of your tour.

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What's included
  • Bilingual guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if the hotel that you booked is on the pick-up hotel list)
  • Cocktail
  • Passenger transport insurance
  • Transportation
What's not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off (if the selected hotel is not from the hotel pick-up list)
  • Entrance to parks
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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The schedule will be always confirmed by the executive the day before the excursion
  • 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
  • Shared excursions may have a delay of 15 to 30 minutes, this is because the bus picks up other passengers in hotels nearby
  • Bring comfortable clothes and a jacket, bottle of water and sunscreen
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When
  • The pick-up is between 3.00pm and 3.30pm
  • 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 1 day before the activity begins.

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