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 came to the Lake to enjoy the view, take a cocktail and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets of San Pedro
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  • It is a nice place to watch the sunset, but is no longer allowed entry into vehicle and only walking trails. The entrance has a cost of $2000 per person. Unfortunately it is not as great as it used to be it.
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  • One of the most beautiful moments we have had in the Atacama was the sunset in Laguna Tebinuinche. Wonderful!
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  • Magical! That’s one of the best places I have seen in my life. The road is a bit tricky but still easy to drive. It’s empty because it’s a bit more remote than the more popular lakes. Go there and enjoy the quiet, the solitude, and the views!
  • Probably the most beautiful place in the Atacama desert, and it's not as famous as other places there. Plan to see the sunset there, as it is really beautiful. The guided tours give some 20 minutes to see the place, but I would have liked to walk the whole place, which would have taken longer. Go by yourself in a rented car, if possible, to take as much time as you want.
  • Sick place for sunsets and learn about the first bacterias who created oxygen.
  • Splendid Laguna with surreal atmosphere. This point is reachable by bike from San Pedro, which is what I did but make sure you leave in the morning so you have enough time to chill at Ojos del Salar and Laguna Cejar on your way back.
  • 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"

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