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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, Antofagasta 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 beautiful place where you fall in love the romantic and the beautiful which is this natural place that delivers the Atacama desert
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  • Awesome spot, incredibly quiet. Apart from the busloads of Tourists all wearing either just-bought-at-the-airport outfits, or high-fashion. Both vaguely inappropriate. Mind you. My stupid wide and eff...  more »
  • I'm from Antofagasta . So I'm used to desert. And to be honest I don't like it.. till I went to salar de atacama . Just there I could realize how beautiful the desert can be, so I totally recommend it...  more »
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