Salar de Aguas Calientes, San Pedro de Atacama

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The silent landscape of Salar de Aguas Calientes bursts with colors fom the green lake, red volcanic stones, sparkling salted shores, blue sky, fields of perennials, and pink flamingoes. Stand on the right spot and you can catch the reflection of the surrounding volcanoes on the calm water. Go horseback riding, explore the rich wildlife, and try to spot condors, chinchillas, foxes, and vicunas. If you continue along the field, you'll come across two lagoons and a river. Bring a wind jacket. Put Salar de Aguas Calientes into our San Pedro de Atacama vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Be ready to spend some hours of peaceful walking and contemplation here, this is not a place to come on a rush with a big group tour, this is a place to leave your vehicle and truly lose yourself in t...  more »
  • As far as I can see on the map here on Trip Advisor and on some pictures it's the Salar de Aguas Calientes at the piedras rojas?! There are about four Salar de AC in the region. It this is the Salar a...  more »
  • As another reviewer has posted, you do need a 4x4 to visit the whole area around San Pedro as only the main roads are paved. Aguas Calientes is simply out of this world beautiful. So many photo ops. F...  more »