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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  • This is a must see when you go to San Pedro de Atacama, absolutely beautiful colours! We combined with a trip to Piedras Rojas which is nearby. 
  • Just think that the desert holds true paradises... even though it is not as shown in the photos of the agencies, is still beautiful
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  • See reviews of Laguna de Chaxa and the Flamingo National Park as the places get confused. Don't expect BBC Animal Planet type flamingo sightings. You are lucky if you see 5 reasonably close up and fly...  more »