Laguna Chaxa, San Pedro de Atacama

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Water Body Nature / Park
The flat and watery landscape of Laguna Chaxa draws many nature lovers interested in exploring a unique ecosystem of salt lakes and flamingo breeding sites. Though the area's ground is crusted with salt, three of the five different types of flamingos reside here, including the Chilean, Andean, and James species. As you point your camera at the flurry of flamingos flying over the lake, keep an eye out for other birds, like sandpipers, puna plovers, and Andean avocets. Time your visit for either sunrise or sunset, when the area's birds are most active and easiest to photograph. Make Laguna Chaxa a part of your San Pedro de Atacama vacation plans using our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary maker.
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  • If you visit Atacama, you need to take tour to go to this place. It's an amazing place. Once in a life everyone should see it. I can't find the words to describe all this beauty. It's so unique and yo...  more »
  • Was here for flamingos but there were less than 10 of them and they are all so far away. They did not even fly =( The view here was spectacular! the lake reflected the mountains like a mirror and anot...  more »
  • A beautiful lake with Chilean Flamencos (red knees and feet plus a circular dance as they feed) and Andean Flamencoes (more numerous; yellow legs). There were also a red speckled lizard (not the corre...  more »