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. Plan to visit Laguna Tebinquinche and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended San Pedro de Atacama attractions using our San Pedro de Atacama trip generator.
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  • The most beautiful sunset I've seen in my entire life and I've seen so many :) just breathtaking. Highly recommend  more »
  • We went there to walk around the lake and see the sunset. It was wonderful. He lake works just like a mirror reflecting the beautiful mountains around. A must see.  more »
  • Just look at the photos - they don't do this place justice. Out of this world. Don't miss. Do it as part of the Red Rocks tour.  more »