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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  • Is a place captivating by the beauty of its lakes, is cold but worth it penalty go to know it. A place to store in the memory
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  • the place is stunnind and beautiful, the only minus is that the paths are kind of far from the edge of the lagoon, it would be very nice to be nearby 
  • Of all the tours I did in Atacama, surely this was the cutest! The landscape is unique! Just get ready for the cold and the wind.
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