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. Using our online itinerary creator, San Pedro de Atacama attractions like Piedras Rojas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Just see it, from the bus, my heart started to go faster. Impressive landscape. To more than 4000 m of altitude, and windy, I enjoyed as a teenager.
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  • I was in mid-November. Wasn't tãaaao cold! The scenery is just gorgeous! Much better than qquer photo you've seen on the internet! The contrasts of colors ... I can talk more, but you better check it out!! And the way there is beautiful ... the landscape changes, saw flowers of several species, a cuter QA other!
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  • Came here with Cosimo Andino in the tour. The colors and shapes hilariously, cheesy beautiful. Time, the tour was planned, that we hiked on foot to the furthest corners of the Lake and were able to enjoy our lunch there. What a super design, not in any restaurant on the road (such as's many other offer) but here in this great environment. So, we had to spend time and enjoy. If you have only a short time, this Laguna is a must.
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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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