Reserva Nacional de Flamencos, San Pedro de Atacama
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From the trademark pink flamingos to salt water lagoons and scenic hiking trails, Reserva Nacional de Flamencos captures all the beauty of the Atacama Desert. Covering an area of 740 sq km (285.7 sq mi), the reserve presents a real treat for hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. In addition to the captivating views of the salt flats surrounded by mountains, salt water lakes, and one-of-a-kind geological formations, the reserve supports many rare species, such as Darwin's rhea, Andean fox, and Chilean flamingo. The grounds are divided into several sections; expect to pay separate admission fees for each one. Bear in mind that the reserve has a desert climate with temperatures that vary greatly between night and day, so always make sure to have some warm clothes on hand. Our San Pedro de Atacama trip builder makes visiting Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and other San Pedro de Atacama attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Are many, with a gentle alternating Pinks, which are getting stronger over the years. Insatiable, all the time in hunt for tiny shrimp, brine shrimp, which are responsible for the pink tint. The nature reserve, home to the "Flemish" that in the local breed, which is why you can't get too close to where they are not to scare them. There are marked trails for the ride. Nests are dug in the salt itself, in the shape of a gourd. Other birds also frequent and breed on the site. The sunset is beautiful also in the region. If you have a camera, a lens approach is indispensable. Venta a little ice cream. Great ride.
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  • The visual of this place is amazing. the flamingos are all day eating crustaceans that leave your coat rosea. the Lake of the impresao of a mirror with flamingos bent
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  • Salt Lake, in the middle of Salar, is a reserve of wildlife protection, and the flamingos are the main animal attractions. According to the time of year can be seen different species of birds, as employed in the local boards, due to migration of birds from North to South and vice versa. There are toilets on site.
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