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. 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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  • Amazing, incredible a place to enjoy.. Bring a coat or wind jacket, the wind is strong, some days colder then others.. Is beautiful to enjoy when you see the magnificent of mother earth and feel your ...  more »
  • The Salar is very interesting place not to imagine that the whole place is covered in salt. The Flamingo Lakes and trails where we can see several small lakes. There is a reception with some information about the region and your training. July 2016
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  • It can be very cold sometimes even with Sun, but often the wind but what a magical place.
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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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