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Salar de Tara, San Pedro de Atacama

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • The salar de Tara is 4,500 meters above sea level, are more than 160 km from San Pedro de Atacama, part of the trip for a track in the middle of a giant crater, but it is a beautiful place, unusual color.
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  • The best excursion that we did in Atacama. A spectacular place, a journey through stunning landscapes.
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  • It's a long way to reach this Salar from San Pedro de Atacama but well worth the trip. Although being very adventurer, I strongly advise to take a guide because the roads are many, and it is very very easy to get lost. The site is very well preserved and it is a pleasure to discover such a place without that man there may have changed something. I recommend
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