Tour Lagunas Altiplánicas
Tour Lagunas Altiplánicas desde San Pedro de Atacama
Flamenco Salar de Atacama
Lagunas Miscanti Miñiques

Altiplanic Lagoons

Atacama Salt Flat, Altiplanic Lagoons and towns of Toconao and Socaire tour. Includes breakfast.


Price per person:

CLP$ 35.000 por persona.

Times:

06:30 AM to 14:30 PM

Duration:

8 hours.


Included:

Bilingual guide (Spanish and English), Pickup at the hotel (urban area), Breakfast and Transportation

What to bring:

Warm clothing, Water, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Comfortable shoes and Warm hat

Not included:

Entry ticket to Chaxa Lagoon (CLP$ 2.500 per person) and Entry ticket to Altiplanic Lagoons (CLP$ 3.000 per person)

Restrictions:

Not allowed for pregnant women and Minimum age required of 10 years old

Cancellation and rescheduling policy:

24 hours.


Price

  • Adulto: CLP$ 35,000 per person.
  • Children: CLP$ 25,000 per person.


*Children’s rate valid until age 12. Minimum age required of 10 years.


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.


*From January 13th, 2020 until further notice, Chaxa Lagoon will be closed for maintenance. During this period, we will visit Jerez Gorge instead.


*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.

  • 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 breakfast include?

    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.

  • 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.

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CLP$ 35.000