Take a private day trip from San Pedro to see the famous flamingos of Los Flamencos National Reserve, along with high altitude lagoons and red rocks.
On this private, full-day tour from San Pedro de Atacama to Los Flamencos National Reserve, marvel at Altiplano lagoons, desolate salt flats, and colorful red rocks. Journey between mountains and salt-covered hills to find bright blue lagoons in the high plains. Find a rainbow of colors at the Red Rocks and the lake below them. At the world-renowned Atacama Salt Flat, you’ll find flamingos and unbeatable views.
Enjoy delicious traditional food in the towns of Socaire and Toconao and browse handicraft shops. This private tour lets you customize your day with your guide and driver to experience the best destinations near San Pedro with fewer people, as you’ll go at different times, when the big groups have already moved on.
Duration: Full Day (7:00 am-18:00 pm)
Start and end location: San Pedro de Atacama
Explore the Tiny Town of Socaire
Between 7:00 am and 7:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the small town of Socaire, close to the Atacama salt flats. Catch a glimpse of life in the desert and browse artisan shops for handicrafts. You’ll also enjoy breakfast there before moving on.
Discover the Miscanti and Miñiques Lagoons of the High Plains
Experience fantastic landscapes at these two high-altitude lagoons (elevation over 13,000 feet/4,000 meters). Admire two volcanoes in the background. The two lagoons divided when Miñiques Volcano last erupted.
Walk in a Beautiful, Bare Andean Valley to the Red Rocks
These breathtaking red rocks formed as the result of volcanic activity. You’ll also love the stunning scenery in the distance.
Marvel at the Atacama Salt Flat
This incredible natural wonder is one of the largest salt flats in the world. There, you’ll find flamingos living at high altitude. If you’ve been to the salt flats in Uyuni, Bolivia, you’ll find that these ones are unique, as the Atacama Salt Flat has a rougher texture and rises up from the ground, in contrast to the smooth, white Uyuni flat.
Visit the Town of Toconao
Stroll through the streets of this lovely town and visit its square with a small white bell tower. Stop by some artisan shops and possibly meet a llama. Finally, your Los Flamencos National Reserve Tour will come to an end as you drive back to San Pedro de Atacama, arriving about 18:00 pm.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.