Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, San Pedro de Atacama

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web
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 region of Atacama Altiplano lagoons are very beautiful. Are more than 4000 meters above sea level, away from San Pedro de Atacama (150 km approx.), but worth it.
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  • Our tour stopped in Miscanti for breakfast to warm up and I think it has a nicer view than Miniques. (Miniques is only 10% of Miscanti) You can't walk that near the lagoon at all, but it's understanda...  read more »
  • There are few places that still surprise me and this is one of them! Two lakes to 4200 meters lovely
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  • Amazing! It is a protected area and we were only allowed to walk on the path and couldn’t approach the lake. It is actually two lagunas next to each other which were originally one till after a volcanic eruption the lava divided the lake in the middle.
  • Uma das vistas mais lindas da Terra.
  • Perhaps the most beautiful place I've ever met, is recommended go quite sheltered and dress in layers, since you will have to go by removing layers as the day goes by. Take the tour to slow pace height feels.
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  • It is one of the charms of the northern part of my country. ...
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  • Beautiful fantastic wonderful, not there is word that describe the Majesty of the landscape a fantastic contrasts, some water very clean and color Turquoise. Simply fantastic.
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