Laguna Tebinquinche, San Pedro de Atacama

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Discover how captivating the driest place on Earth can be when you add some water to it at Laguna Tebinquinche. Unlike the other lagoons of the Atacama Desert--generally small pools of water--this is actually a proper saltwater lake, nestled under the towering peaks of the Andes. The mirrorlike surface reflects the surrounding scenery, making this spot famous for some of Chile's most beautiful sunsets. In the summer the lake tends to dry, leaving behind a thick layer of salt that you can easily walk on. Drive to the lake on your own, or join one of the many organized tours of the salt flats that regularly leave from San Pedro de Atacama. Before you head to San Pedro de Atacama, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Pedro de Atacama online road trip planner , to make sure you see all that San Pedro de Atacama has to offer, including Laguna Tebinquinche.
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  • We drove 40 km through the Valley of patience (worthy of the place name) to finally get to this wonder of the desert of atacama. Indescribable beauty, color, silent, water, salt, Earth, volcanoes, deep blue sky
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  • The tours would have to give more time in this Lagoon which is a marvel of colors, more beautiful than the laguna relent.
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  • We arrived in the afternoon and were to sunset! The colors of the celaje and the lagoon at sunset are fabulous. A unique experience!
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As the stepping-stone to the nearby national reserve, San Pedro de Atacama offers an impressive range of hotels and guesthouses. Despite the big selection, prices remain relatively high throughout the year due to the town's status as northern Chile's tourist hub. At the peak of the summer season (late December to late March), some budget-friendly hostels even require single travelers to share a room with another guest. If you wish to avoid that, look into one of the hotels, many of which cluster around the town's central area and line the main street.
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