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Salar de Atacama, Antofagasta

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Savor the sight of a flock of pink flamingos wading through the shallow reflecting pools at Salar de Atacama. Chile's largest salt flats offer striking scenery from all angles, with a ring of imposing volcanos surrounding the salt-rich plateau, where shallow pools form after rainfall. Take a guided tour from San Pedro de Atacama, which will also likely include a visit to the Valley of the Moon. Leave plenty of room on your camera's memory card to capture the unforgettable landscape. For travelers who use our world travel planner, San Pedro de Atacama holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Salar de Atacama and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • In them salares one is can bathing, is exquisite, one flora always by the concentration of salt so not matter if not know swim, but much eye carry water by that is very dry and also it will need for to the exit remove you slightly the salt of the body although in the booth of e swallows there are showers also, have care with them banks of them lagoons that have minerals and without well sharp pk you can do damage. But is a stop forced
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  • Visit before sundown. In January see the flamingos. Have a tea picnic as you watch the sunset, but be sure to look at the mountains on the opposite side. Wear sneakers, shorts, a light jacket, sunglas...  more »
  • I think it has been one of the best trips I've done, the landscapes are something totally different to the ordinary. Very nice
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