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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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  • Along with the Altiplano lagoons and Las Piedras Rojas, the best ride in the desert of Atacama. Too beautiful! To get boring, because in most of the way there are no trails and roads, but is very worthwhile!
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  • This place is awesome, you can get the by 4x4 car or you can take a tour. Is is located 100 km away from San Pedro de Atacama, but it is not only the salar, there are much more on the way there, for i...  more »
  • Another landscape in the middle of the desert. Each ride in Atacama have your featured, and here's what enchants are the beautiful paintings every angle that you notice.
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