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Atacama Salt Flat Basin & Laguna Chaxa (Half-Day)

Visit the second largest salt flats in South America and see the flamingos grazing in the shallow water on the flats!

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)
USD $72.00

Per Person

Atacama Salt Flat Basin & Laguna Chaxa (Half-Day)

  • Visit the second largest salt flat in South America
  • Great views with flamingos, mountains, lakes and minerals
  • Some of the most beautiful sunsets in the area


Located inside Basin Salar de Atacama, Salar de Atacama is considered the second largest salt flat in South America. It offers majestic views containing flamingos, mountains, lakes and minerals creating some of the most beautiful sunsets in the area. On this tour, you will also visit the Andean town of Toconao (plaza and craft stalls) and Laguna Chaxa.


  • 14:30 – 19:00

What’s Included

  • Snack (cheese platter, juice, cookies)

What’s Not Included

  • The price does not include entrance to the park, which is $2,500 pesos, paid in cash to the park rangers. (Note that we do not include the park entrance fee in the price at the request of the tour operator – they prefer that customers bring their own cash for this fee, instead of being responsible for bringing sufficient cash for the group)

Important Notes

  • Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at
  • Recommended: Bring a windbreaker, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Limitations: As part of the National Reserve of the Flamingos, you are not allowed to drink alcohol, smoke, or take samples as souvenirs. You should walk only on the marked trails. Any evasion of these rules will result in a fine to the traveler and to the responsible agency.


Laguna Chaxas

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Laguna Chaxas -23.433532, -67.278248
  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Incredible views of the sunset – best pictures I took in Atacama! Our guide was very knowledgable about the natural landscapes, and she also told us interesting facts about the beautiful flamingos that live at the salt flats. This information made the experience of visiting the area so much more worthwhile. We also toured a small town that was celebrating a saint’s day and pet a llama. Our guide allowed us to take as long as we wanted to get the best pictures of everything. The food was also very good – fresh juice, sandwich wraps, chips, crackers, cheese, meat, and cookies. We didn’t need to buy dinner because we ate so much! This was one of my favorite experiences in Atacama. The salt flats are so surreal and beautiful!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    The timing of this tour was perfect. The stop in Toconao is long enough to see some cool things without it taking over the trip. You’re given plenty of time to roam the salt flat before breaking for a rather filling array of snacks. And then you can go and pick a spot to relax and watch the sunset from. We were lucky enough to have some clouds in the sky that turned all different colors and reflected beautifully in the lagoon

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Sunset was BEAUTIFUL!! I would go again just for that. Our tour guide was amazing! This is a must when visiting San Pedro.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    This had actually one of the better sunsets that I saw while in San Pedro. The snack provided was more like a small meal with wraps, cookies, cheese, crackers, and juice. Also cool to watch the flamingos in the water.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    By far the best sunset in the Atacama. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to provide us with many facts about not only the land but the animals as well. The snacks were delicious and filling and honestly the best juice I have ever had in my life! Like I already mentioned, the sunset over the salt flat was extremely breathtaking and worth every penny spent. The stop in the small town was also enjoyable, but I definitely enjoyed my time at the salt flats the most! Highly recommended tour!

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