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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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  • It is a wonderful and magical place that connects you with the nature and origins of this beautiful region
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  • Of the most beautiful places of the region. Tourist area by far, you can see several areas within this Salar. Right to do different things in this area near villages and one of the most beautiful sunsets that can be seen
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  • The Salar of Atacama also called Laguna Chaxa lagoon, is a wonderful place, almost surreal, pure white which is mixed with the water of the lagoon, beautiful flamingos there walk unmolested and accustomed to tourists. Great photos! Some parents had also brought young children, like three years. Highly recommended.
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