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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  • When the Laguna Tebinquinche be sure to watch the sunset! A mixture of colors between the Andes and the Laguna make vista full of colors, looks like a painting!
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  • The road is good and signposted, access costs $2,000, is located close to the lagoon to relent, before arriving at Tebenquinche there are two small, cute eyes of water to take photos.
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  • It is located near to Toconao, you can get there by car or bike (if you think you can do it) In this place you can see Flemings and other native animals, also you can visit "los ojo del salar"  more »