Altiplanicas Lagoons

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. 

At the end of the visit to the park we go to a place in the highlands where we will offer you a delicious outdoor lunch with a magnificent view of the highlands and Miñiques volcano. They will taste a delicious hot and homemade food in addition to being able to drink high quality Chilean wines, premium beers and natural juices.

 


Post lunch is time to visit the viewpoints of the salt flat of Talar or Aguas Calientes III (former red stones) where we will visit the two viewpoints enabled to take beautiful photographs of this landscape without equal. At the end of these stops it is time for a great return trip to the town of Toconao, where we will visit some handicraft shops, with the possibility of buying the wine that is made in the desert, local crafts and artisan ice cream with flavors of the area . Finishing this stop we return to your hotels.

 

 

 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

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