Lascar Volcano, San Pedro de Atacama

Categories: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Set foot on Lascar Volcano, the northern Chilean Andes' most active volcano. Tackling the volcano with a guide is a must, because of the high altitude and the eruptive history of the site. Despite the path's gentle incline, guides set an easy pace as to protect against the effects of the high altitude, which can be draining on a long hike. See sweeping views from the summit, with the otherworldly salt lakes below appearing like mirrors among the dusty, volcanic landscape. You can't acess the volcano during periods of increased seismic activity, so check with reliable local sources before booking your tour. Use our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner to visit Lascar Volcano on your trip to San Pedro de Atacama, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Experience 100% recommendable! Thanks to guides (Jaime and Oscar); Tour hired through the Lithium...
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  • Lascar volcano is a reference to San Pedro de Atacama, from there you can see Valley, the desert, the lagoons and an endless number of other places that make understanding in history because Pedro de Valdivia made their settlement in this place.
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  • For several moments, this complete volcano landscapes beautiful. Tip that I couldn't find in any tourist site: any tour of the Atacama desert, with the exception of Salar de Tara, can be done by account. Namely, I rent a car at the airport in Calama and do the tours on your own. Benefits: will leave much more into account (even having to leave the car one day stopped due to ride the Salar de Tara); you won't be at the mercy of the agencies (all tours came out late and it is quite common in all agencies – they tell you to wake up early and leave you planted waiting. You don't get stuck with an itinerary of group-that way you can take advantage of more sites like and less those who dislike); You can optimize the length of stay with the existing tourist sites; You can stay outside the village center of San Pedro and get better hosting with prices more into account; and, the main airport will not suffocate with transportation (the day we came back, we arrived at 9:30 to the airport for a flight out at 9:55 – this transfer provided by Transvip). Detail: you don't have to spend with GPS (download, on Google Maps, the area of the desert of Atacama offline and just plug the GPS function on the phone that works even in airplane mode).
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