Laguna Chaxa, San Pedro de Atacama
(4.1/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The lagoon is an integral part of the national reserve of the Flamingos. The amount of salt that borders all over the place, few Parties leave out the salt water, where flamingos and other birds feed and breed. The way you can go is demarcated by a trail between the solidified salt. But it's still an interesting ride this contact and also by nightfall presents us with a pretty sunset. Arriving if you have time left, because there are other fantastic places to visit.
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  • everything that we visited in Atacama did you less I liked, maybe because except for the Flemish it offers nothing special
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  • Great chance to see flamingos and salt flats. We went in the afternoon and although it was hot, we saw many flamingos. Wonderful opportunity to take pictures and learn about how salt flats are formed ...  more »