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Salar de Tara, San Pedro de Atacama
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Visitors often feel like they landed on another planet once they reach Salar de Tara, located on a high-altitude plateau in Chile's Atacama region. The salt flats play mind-bending tricks with your sense of perspective, surrounded in the distance by craggy moonscape terrain. After rain, the flats form shallow reflecting pools, creating an unforgettable opportunity to see almost perfect reflections of the landscape in the distance. Even more magical are the flocks of pink flamingoes, just waiting for you to take that perfect photo. Prepare to be hit by the altitude--at 4,800 m (15,750 ft), the thin air makes walking much more difficult than you might be used to. Take it easy and let your body acclimatize to the altitude. Using our international travel planner, San Pedro de Atacama attractions like Salar de Tara can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Diversity in landscapes, one more beautiful than the other! Many people leave that ride aside, but in my opinion is the most amazing!
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  • splendid location, magnificent, shows us how nature is perfect, the ride is perfect to do in family
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  • Tou begins at 8 am and ends about 5 p.m., consists of several stops, according to the good vibes of the Guide, places are precious and you end up at Tara which is simply beautiful, surrounded by flamingos. We took the tour with Atacama Connection and went with don Nano "Rolando" excellent guide, good experience.
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