Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, San Pedro de Atacama

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Soak in the stunning scenery of Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, two natural jewels of northern Chile. The two salt-water lakes, the Miscanti and the Miniques, lie at an altitude of over 4,000 m (13,123 ft) on the Antiplano Plateau, in the shadows of the mighty Miniques volcano and the towering Cerro Miscanti Mountain. Split from a single body of water by volcanic lava flow, the lakes feature a blue surface that perfectly reflects the surrounding mountains. The most popular way to reach the lakes is on an organized tour, since an individual journey can be tricky due to high altitude and poor conditions of the local roads. Before you head to San Pedro de Atacama, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Pedro de Atacama family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that San Pedro de Atacama has to offer, including Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.
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  • The landscapes are as much! If you like to admire the nature you have much to be found in these two beautiful lagoons...
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  • Fantastic place, it's worth including this ride on your travel itinerary. Incredible view, recommend
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  • We visit these lagoons on tour, the road is beautiful, with a flora and fauna wonderful, even unthinkable given the conditions arid region. We saw Vicunas on the road and even a Fox. Arriving at the Lakes, height noted and have to walk calmly to not shake too. Precautions for altitude sickness. The waters of these lakes are wonderful, blue contrasting with the beautiful mountains and the sky of our mountain range, there is a small path of trekkin whereby you can take wonderful photos. I recommend taking panoramic photos, since the landscape is very wide and capture full view is somewhat difficult. The tour was great with Whipala Expeditions, the excellent and very concerned Guide, also were in the salt where are flamingos, red rocks and Toconao. A must-see tour of the area.
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