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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 vacation route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Pedro de Atacama.
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  • Is a small lake in the middle of the desert that resembles a well. Forms an unusual landscape and that yields great photos.
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  • Swim in the middle of the desert, actually float because given salinity, you don't push you, you don't stay long because the water is very cold. You are in a hole you don't perceive the background and difficult access, my wife has also panicked, but surprising experience. Noted that a locker room and showers are expected, as well as a shady spot for a picnic Fortunately, our guide and his driver had planned a small snack to keep warm!
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  • You'll cross this attraction on your way to Laguna Cejar, you must pay attention in your way, otherwise you'll miss it - it is not that interesting. Some say you may swim on it...  more »