Lascar Volcano, San Pedro de Atacama
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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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  • Personal experience amazing. Winning the limits, overcome difficulties and be rewarded by an incredible feeling of "I did it". Spectacular scenery and incredible experience to see the crater of an active volcano.
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  • Wonderful place, landscape and environment. The trekking is hard more than nothing because the height of the place feels, the important thing is to go well prepared, in Group and hopefully with a RIP fence. The penalty is worth 100%.
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  • With our super guide the Agency Maxim Felipe, we spent a wonderful day 5 700 meters above sea level. The guide is listening, he's funny, speaks french. The return (the descent) is very fast unlike the rise where the guide guard a rate adapted to the altitude.
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