Piedras Rojas, San Pedro de Atacama

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Considered a geologic wonder, Piedras Rojas offers a look at a red-colored landscape surrounding a salt lake. Most visitors come to admire the otherworldly terrain and photograph the surrounding mountains. You can visit the area on a guided tour or your own--making your own arrangements and visiting unhindered by other tourists gives you more time to explore at your own pace. Take a look at our San Pedro de Atacama travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Piedras Rojas and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • take the time to go here, it is a bit of a drive from the lagoons but well worth it. you need to have evertying, there are no facilities of any type but it is absolutely stunning. Going to the lagunas...  more »
  • The reddish color of the stones is the result of a process that has taken hundreds of years. Unfortunately the ignorance / recklessness of some tourists that ambulan on them stones red or but still lead on these have destroyed the coating reddish. It will take hundreds of years more so is cover of color red again. The Lake is magical, feel peace and harmony with only sitting on the edge. Place preferred to meditate or simply relaxing will and enjoy of the life.
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  • Great place with multiple colors, a postcard! A place to see absolutely that, surprisingly, is not always sufficiently put forward by the travel guides. The red stones, the colors of the water and vegetation, volcanoes, and even a flight of flamingos took us their eyes!
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