On this day trip from San Pedro, you will see the stunning, bright blue high altitude lagoons, the rainbow Red Rocks, and the famous and photogenic Atacama Salt Flat, with its amazing vistas and grazing flamingos.
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The high altitude lagoons shine a stunning bright blue and are surrounded by mountain-tops and hills covered in salt and snow. The Red Rocks are a rainbow that you didn’t think was possible in a geological formation and are reflected in the pristine high altitude lake just below them. You will also see the famous and photogenic Atacama Salt Flat, which is home to flamingos and some of the best vistas you will see in the country. This day trip from San Pedro de Atacama also includes visits to the high altitude towns of Socaire and Toconao, where you will get chances to eat and explore local artisan shops.
Note! The price does not include entrance to the parks, which is $5,000 pesos, paid in cash to the park rangers.
It is recommended that you bring winter clothing and comfortable trekking shoes. Please note that this excursion takes you to more than 4,000 meters (over 13,000 feet) above sea level, so it will be important to remain hydrated. It is also recommended to avoid alcoholic drinks the night before this trip. If you commonly suffer from altitude sickness, we recommend taking this tour after passing a few days in Atacama in order to acclimate. This excursion is not recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure or heart disease. Pregnant women and children younger than 4 years old should not take this tour.
The Altiplano Lagoons are a part of the Flamingos National Reserve. Drinking alcohol, smoking, and collecting rocks is strictly prohibited. Visitors are prohibited from walking in restricted areas. Stay on trails. In this area there is no access to bathroom facilities. IMPORTANT: In this area there is no phone reception. However, your guide will have a satellite phone for emergencies.
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