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11 Hour Salt Flat Basin Tour In San Pedro De Atacama
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Bird Watching, Walking, Volcano

  • Duration

    11 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Spanish

Description

Visit some of the most attractive places on the southeastern part of this Chilean town. Indulge in bird watching near Chaxa lagoon, inside the Atacama Salt Flat basin, and spot the wild fauna in the high plateau. Proceed to explore lagoons and salt lakes that have been formed with volcanic eruptions in the past.

  • Sightsee The Biggest Salt Flat Of Chile expand_more
    • Move to the high lands to visit the Laguna Tuyacto and Salar de Aguas Calientes surrounded by Volcán Miñiques and VolcánTuyacto.

    • Appreciate the fields of large volcanic eruptions and observe two lagoons that have formed by over 4000 meters.

    • Visit Salar de Atacama to know the factors that cause the formation of this Salt Flat, the biggest in the country. You may spot Andean, Austral and James flamingos (depending on the season), as well as smaller birds and the endemic Lizard of Fabian.

    • Explore the traditional town of Toconao, the oldest inhabited place in the basin that boasts of good quality water for fruits and vegetable plantations.

What's Included
  • Water

  • Lunch

  • Toyota Prado Land Cruiser or similar transportation

What's Excluded
  • Entrance tickets ($5.500 p/p)

Know before you go
  • Altitude: 2400 – 4300 m

  • Not recommendable for people with high blood pressure or cardiac problems

Meeting Point

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 6USD 460.00 Per Group

This is a private tour

Tour Reviews
  • Sam

    Jorge did an excellent job.Good knoledge good English. High recommand.

  • Robert

    Jorge did an excellent job managing our day trip from San Pedro to the Paranal Observatory, through the salt flats, and back to San Pedro. He was timely, knowledgeable, and kind. Thank you again Jorge.

  • Ritu

    Jorge Jerez was our tour guide for a 2-day stay in San Pedro de Atacama, which was part of our 10-day visit to Chile in January-February 2019. I can honestly say that the two days that Jorge spent taking us around the San Pedro area were the highlight of our Chile trip. We rented our own car, and Jorge accompanied us everywhere during the two days we spent there. His attention to detail, his professionalism, his deep knowledge of the area, and his overall friendliness and care all contributed to make our experience a wonderful one. He started by visiting us the night we arrived in order to brief us on the details of the next two days, to ensure that we were prepared with the appropriate gear (hats, sunscreen, swimming costumes, etc.) and knew what to expect for each day. He suggested an itinerary that incorporated all the places we wished to visit (including places such as Moon Valley, Mars Valley, Piedras Rojas, Laguna Chaxa, Lagunas Miscanti and Miñiques, etc.), as well as some places that we would never have seen on our own (including a private lagoon where we could float in the salty water in complete privacy!). He was very flexible and was more than willing to adjust the itinerary as needed on the fly to accommodate our wishes. He took care of everything, including recommending places to eat meals, places to buy hats and sunscreen, etc. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and made our trip so much more enjoyable thanks to his detailed commentary about all the places of interest. I cannot praise him enough and will recommend him to everyone I know who is going to visit the area!

  • Olga

    George is a knoladgeble, reliable guide.  His English is good. We spend the whole day with him. He was attentive to our needs. Highly recommended. 

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