ATACAMA SALT FLAT AND TOCONAO

Tours | Jun 12 | 2020 | No Comment

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes approx. Half Day

Available: All year.

Operates: Daily.

This is a tour to get a first-hand experience of the work performed by artisans and farmers, and to also admire the unique landscapes in San Pedro.   The outing starts out with a visit to Toconao, a village located at an altitude of 2,475 meters (8,120 ft..) that offers a glimpse of the peaceful life and skills of Atacama artisans who carve volcanic stones, specially liparita or pumice.  Next are Quebrada de Jerez (Jerez creek) with its fruit plantations and Chaxa lake in the Altiplano (high plateau), located in Salar de Atacama (Atacama salt flat). Spending time in the Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos (Los Flamencos national reserve) is a rewarding experience, admiring the three varieties of flamingos reflected in the lake’s crystal waters. It consists in a remarkable and unique ecosystem found in an area -that in spite of its barrenness and rocky terrain- amazes us with its vitality.

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