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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  • August 14, 2017
    August does not seem to be the best month to see this natural wonder, because due to the ice, red rocks was not seen, name that owes its name.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I went in August 2017 and the lagoon of Piedra Rojas was frozen! Early scares in imagine walking on the water, but is very cool!! And that visual! A sky of a wonderful color. But come prepared with clothes with Windbreak protection, because there a lot of wind!
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  • August 13, 2017
    Totally recommended! We take a tour that took us to many places, including Redstone, the Lake was frozen, it was great. The height can affect, so it is recommended the night before eating very light and not to drink alcohol, which is difficult, because san Pedro has many places to go out at night hehe. They can carry coca leaves or sweets to avoid altitude sickness. There are also more herbs for this, but I do not remember what are called, in the village sell them and are super known. It is too cold outside, you should go warm layers, because once you go down it's hot.
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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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