Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, San Pedro de Atacama

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#3 of 158 in Nature in Chile
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. You can plan San Pedro de Atacama trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Beautiful place: aridity, altitude and pond in one place. Has a beautiful contrast of colors, you should only prepare for the chilly and sometimes to the wind.
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  • October 5, 2017
    We did this tour with the 123 Andes Chile connected and it was amazing!! This tour lasts all day from 6 am to 7 pm and the guide explains everything. Excellent, ride!
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  • October 5, 2017
    well cute place, nice and beautiful, I would like to see him because it is short time again
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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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