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. Use our Antofagasta trip itinerary maker to add Salar de Atacama and other attractions to your Antofagasta vacation plans.
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  • Come to the Salar de Atacama and live an experience out of this planet... of salars in the world, this is the only... Enjoy the peace and quiet and please respect the flora and fauna of the place... Everything absolutely all our voice and others stressed the birds... Please is your home... We are visits... Thank you..!!
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  • Place more beautiful... that peace of mind. When we visited the salar step time so fast, we could not leave of admiring the strange beauty of the desert in all its splendor
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  • We were in particular vehicle and we stopped in the middle of the road, without finding anyone over or near inhabited places. Only a vast white blanket that can be seen on both sides of the road, with very little vegetation and much loneliness.
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Where to stay in Antofagasta

Though not yet seen as an international tourist destination, the northern city of Antofagasta has a welcome number of hotels and other accommodations. Head to the main coastal road to find some of the more popular high-rise hotels, offering rooms with sea views and onsite restaurants. The inland urban areas provide a good set of simple hotels, along with characterful boutiques and backpacker-friendly hostels. If planning on staying in the area for an extended period, consider renting an apartment in one of Antofagasta's main residential neighborhoods.
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