- Price per person:
- CLP$ 30.000 per person.
- 6:30 am to 2:00 pm.
- 7 hours and a half.
- Pickup at the hotel (urban area), shared transport, bilingual guide (Spanish and English) and breakfast.
- Not included:
- Entry ticket to Chaxa Lagoon (CLP$ 2.500 per person), entry ticket to Altiplanic Lagoons (CLP$ 3.000 per person) nor health insurance.
- What to bring:
- Warm clothing, comfortable shoes, warm hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and water.
- Not allowed for pregnant women.
- Minimum age required of 8 years old.
- Cancellation and rescheduling policy :
- 48 hours.
We will go out from San Pedro de Atacama to the south, going across the basin of the Atacama Salt Flat. First, we will visit Toconao town, its San Lucas Church and its old orchards. Then, we will go to the Atacama Salt Flat, the largest salt flat in Chile and the third one in the world. There, we will walk through the trails of the Chaxa Lagoon, habitat of the three flamingo species present in Chile: Andean, Chilean and James.
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. Finally, we will visit Socaire town, kown for its pre-Hispanic farming terraces.
*Currently, we are not visiting Chaxa Lagoon, because of the last rain in the area.
*The return time is approximate and changes every day according to the weather conditions, the conditions of the road and the rhythm of the group. The return will be one hour before and even one hour after the informed.
*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.
How far in advance should I book the tour?
We receive bookings until 48 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.
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.
What kind of vehicles are used in this tour?
The vehicle will depend on the size of the group, having a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (or similar) for 18 people, or a Volare (or similar) for maximum 25 people.
What does include breakfast?
Breakfast includes tea, coffee, milk, juice, bread, ham, cheese and jam.
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.
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