The highland lagoons correspond to two lagoons that are located in the foothills of the Andes, one called Miscanti and the other Miñiques. The landscape that surrounds them makes this destination an unforgettable place given its beauty in the highlands. The colors and contrast of the place amaze all the travelers who visit it making this one of the must-see tours to do in San Pedro de Atacama. In addition to this place we visit the Chaxa lagoon in the Atacama salt flat where the greatest attraction of this place is to contemplate the unique birds of the area, especially the beautiful flamingos.
During the tour, you will visit the Chaxa Lagoon in the morning to appreciate the largest number of flamingos in the area. In addition, there will be a beautiful mirror effect that will be evident in the lagoon, after having breakfast in the place we will visit the town of Socaire to admire the architecture of the Church of Santa Bárbara and the terraced fields of the town. Then we continue ascending to the plateau to visit the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons where we will hike the trails of Miscanti and a visit to the viewpoint of Miñiques to finally visit the town of Toconao where we will visit the main square to taste local gastronomy or acquire handicrafts.
Recommendations: Go with light and warm clothing, ideally in layers since we will have cold hours and others with more heat, hat and sunscreen, footwear for wild soil and at least 1 liter of water per person.
Schedule: The schedule will always be with a pick-up between 07:00 to 07:30 from the hostel and a return at approximately 14:30.
Maximum height of the excursion will be 4200 meters above sea level