Salar de Aguas Calientes, San Pedro de Atacama

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#9 of 11 in Nature in San Pedro de Atacama
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. Arrange your visit to Salar de Aguas Calientes and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Pedro de Atacama using our San Pedro de Atacama travel website .
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  • October 4, 2017
    The salar has beautiful landscapes, with several ponds of salt water also Rocks Rojas.
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  • September 21, 2017
    Definitely you should go there. See the flamingos nearby, amazing sceneries, beautiful nature, one of the places I liked most in the Atakama desert  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    As we passed him near noon, since there were no flamingos, however the environment is beautiful and contrasts the blue sky with the tones of the water and the rocks 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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