Duration: 8 hours approx. Full Day.
Available: All year.
Description: After leaving the hotel, the tour starts out with a 350 km (217 millas), drive to Salar de Atacama (Atacama salt flat) Chile’s largest salt deposit. The trip continues to the Altiplano (high plateau) lagoons located 90 km (55 mi) from San Pedro, at an altitude of 4,500 m (14,763 ft.) and 18 km (11 mi) south of Socaire, one of the seven sectors that make up the Los Flamencos National Reserve. This area offers a unique habitat for seldom seen fauna, such as the horned coot, Chilean flamingo, small flamingo, Baird’s sandpiper, Andean avocet, puna plover, crested duck and Andean goose. The area is surrounded by impressive volcanoes formed in remote geological times simultaneously with the rising of the Andes mountain range and has pools of emerald-green waters enclosed by the Andean peaks.
Notes: Subject to climatic conditions. Not recommended for people with health problems due to the high altitude. Lunch Included in Socaire village.