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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  • These are the vast salt flats of Chile located south of San Pedro de Atacama along the Andes mountain range. There are several volcanoes dominating the landscape, and part of the attraction lies in th...  more »
  • Beautiful landscapes, not to be missed. It is surprising to see colors with the rays of the Sun and learn about how it will fit this salt.
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  • Amazing place with an equally amazing sunset. Opportunity to view flamingos, in your natural habit. Only allowed to walk the footpaths marked pay input, don't remember the value, but it's not much. Is one of the unmissable sightseeing to do.
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  • Wonderful place to visit. Make sure you can take the warm weather though.
  • Gorgeous park at Laguna Chaxa, with beautiful interpretive center. Visit in the morning.
  • Beautiful place, San pedro PIN. Bring water and sunscreen. It is not very big, so it is fast recoore. Ideal an hour or two before sunset.
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  • Very serene place, equipped with varied information for tourists and very extensive grounds, one of the unique attractions of the place still is the lagoon with flamingos, so it is not as impressive as others nearby landscapes...
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  • Here you can see some species of flamingoes and water mirrors that Nestle among the mountains.
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