Ojos del Salar, San Pedro de Atacama

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Cool off at Ojos del Salar, an oasis in the desert. The lake looks particularly impressive against its barren surroundings, with the water providing a stark contrast to the backdrop of harsh mountains and dry plains. Stop off here as part of your excursion, taking photos of the lake and using its reflections to hone your trick photography skills. You'll be pleased to hear that the lake is suitable for swimming, so come prepared and take a refreshing dip. Put Ojos del Salar into our San Pedro de Atacama trip builder app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • On the way to one of the tours we spent in Ojos del Salar. It's a different place, where it has two small lakes right next each other, that you cannot dive ... The guides always explain the process of formation of these ponds, which is another plus. Nice to know, but it's on the way to another tour.
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  • Far a postcard more beautiful that I have seen... excellent colors and tones everywhere in the two eyes can be accessed free staying near san Pedro... heading towards laguna stop a diversion where he marks well there are road any vehicle arrives
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  • Are two circular holes, formed naturally by a depression below the Earth. Because they have almost identical dimensions, in the middle of nowhere in the desert, said to be the eyes of the Salar, Mystic, mystery ... free activity on the path of Laguna Tebinquinche
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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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