A full day excursion (approx 8 hours). The Atacama Salt Flat, the largest in Chile, is home to one of the most important Flamingo Reservations - the Flamingos National Reserve. Make a soft walk along a path to the Chaxa Lagoon, in order to appreciate the rich fauna of this place. Depart from your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, while heading by the international highway towards the Atacama Salt Flat, one of the largest in the world due to its large size. Within the Salt Flat, in the area known as Soncor and the Chaxa Lagoon, be delighted with the three species of native pink flamingos. Continue and travel further within the Altiplano, reaching 4,300 meters above sea level. Arrive at the Miñique and Miscanti lagoons, at the foothill of the Miñique and Miscanti volcanoes, with fantastic scenery of bluish waters arising from the background volcanoes. After this visit, we will return to Socaire for lunch at one of the rustic cooking places of the village that still uses the resources cultivated from the ancestral agricultural terraces. Finally, make a stop at the village of Toconao, where we will visit the main square, the bell tower built in 1750 made of cactus wood, mud and straw and the church of San Lucas, both declared National Monuments since 1951. Return to your Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Lunch is included. Distance travelled 174 miles / 280km.
Wear a hat, comfortable clothes and shoes, use sun block, sun glasses, bring binoculars and drink mineral water Not recommended for pregnant women, persons with a heart condition and minors under 5 years old.