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Altiplanic Lagoons

Operative tour

If you cancel your booking until 24 hours before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.

Free cancellation

You can reschedule your booking without any additional cost until 24 hours before the beginning of the activiity.

Free rescheduling

Must-see tour to the Altiplanic Lagoons Miscanti & Miñiques, the town of Socaire and the Chaxa Lagoon in the Atacama Salt Flat.


Price per person:

CLP$ 29.000 per person.

Times:

06:00 am to 02:00 pm

Duration:

5 hours and a half.

Minimum of passengers

Departure from 6 passengers.


Included:

pick up at your accommodation (urban area), bilingual guide (Spanish and English), breakfast and transportation.

What to bring:

warm clothing, comfortable shoes, warm hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.

Not included:

entrance fee to Altiplanic Lagoons (residents in Chile: CLP$ 6.000 per person; non-residents in Chile: CLP$ 10.000 per person) and entrance fee to Chaxa Lagoon (residente in Chile: CLP$ 9.000 per person; non-resident in Chile: CLP$ 12.000 per person).

Restrictions:

not allowed for pregnant women, it is mandatory for every passenger having an enabled Mobility Pass and minimum age required of 8 years old.

Cancellation and rescheduling policy:

24 hours.

If you cancel your booking until 24 hours before the beginning of the activity, we will refund 100% of the advance you paid for the booking.


We will go out from San Pedro de Atacama to Tambillo, place where we will have breakfast. The trip goes on to the Altiplano, where we will visit the Altiplanic Lagoons, called Miscanti Lagoon and Miñiques Lagoon, placed at the foot of volcanoes and the Andes. Their unique color-scheme of intense blue and the company of beautiful vicunas, create a magic natural scenery. In addition, you will be able to visit the Chaxa Lagoon, place where you can see flamingos.


Finally, we will visit Socaire town, kown for its pre-Hispanic farming terraces. In addition, we will make a stop in the Tropic of Capricornio, before going back to San Pedro de Atacama, where the tour ends.


*The order of the visiting places is subject to changes the same day of the tour.


*The pickup service included is nor carried out from/to accommodations located outside the urban area of San Pedro de Atacama, accommodations located at ayllus close to San Pedro de Atacama (Quitor, Yaye, Checar, Sequitor, Solor and Coyo) nor accommodations in the town of Toconao.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What days of the year can I make this excursion?

    This excursion can be made every day of the year, except for January 1 and December 25.

  • Is it allowed to swim in the visited lagoons in this excursion?

    No. The lagoons visited in this tour are not suitable for swimming.

  • Which is the maximum altitude reached in this excursion?

    The maximum altitude reached is 4200 m. For a good acclimation, our recommendation is to eat a light meal and drink lots of water the previous days to the excursion. Because of the altitude, we recommend leaving this tour for the end of your stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

  • What does breakfast include?

    Breakfast includes tea, coffee, milk, juice, bread, ham, cheese and jam.

  • What kind of vehicles are used in this activity?

    The vehicle will depend on the size of the group, having a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (or similar) for 12 to 18 people.

  • How far in advance should I book the activity?

    We receive bookings until 24 hours in advance. However, we have limited spaces and always are subject to availability, so our recommendation is to make the booking as far in advance as possible.

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