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Lagunas Altiplanicas com Piedras Rojas / Full Day provided by Chile Conectado 123 Andes

Lagunas Altiplanicas com Piedras Rojas / Full Day

Lagunas Altiplanicas com Piedras Rojas / Full Day
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About
On this trip we will go to the heart of the Salar de Atacama until arriving at Laguna Chaxa, where we can see different types of flamingos and Andean birds, in a small guided trekking. You will be able to be at the tropic of capricorn, to know two majestic lagoons called Miscanti and Minhique that are to 4,200 msnm, nested in the foothills of the volcanos that bear the same names.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • We start the tour from our office in San Pedro with a maximum of 15 people per van. The guide will receive you and then we head to the Lagunas Altiplanicas The tour includes the park entrances.  Departure time: 16:30hrs/7hrs   Arrival time: 17:00hrs.  This tour includes breakast and lunch. We will have an excellent breakfast admiring the lagoon Miñique. Returning to San Pedro, we will visit two villages that were and still are very important for the atacamenha culture. The town of Socaire is a characteristic place because it has great influence of the Tiahuanaco culture, with its terraced crops, and its picturesque church in volcanic liparite stone. To finish, they know the town of Toconao, where they can photograph with llamas and in the background, the imposing Lascar volcano, currently active. We continue 60 km towards the border with Argentina where we will find the Salar de Aguas Calientes, to see the sector of Piedras Rojas; unique and extraordinary place. Clay formations on the edge of the red color Salar that when merging with the mountains presents us with a unique photographic frame. We will also visit the heart of the Salar de Atacama, the main reserve of the Andean and Chilean flamingos to visit the village of Toconao, with its church and bell tower considered Chile's heritage.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • We start the tour from our office in San Pedro with a maximum of 15 people per van. The guide will receive you and then we head to the Lagunas Altiplanicas The tour includes the park entrances.  Departure time: 16:30hrs/7hrs   Arrival time: 17:00hrs.  This tour includes breakast and lunch. We will have an excellent breakfast admiring the lagoon Miñique. Returning to San Pedro, we will visit two villages that were and still are very important for the atacamenha culture. The town of Socaire is a characteristic place because it has great influence of the Tiahuanaco culture, with its terraced crops, and its picturesque church in volcanic liparite stone. To finish, they know the town of Toconao, where they can photograph with llamas and in the background, the imposing Lascar volcano, currently active. We continue 60 km towards the border with Argentina where we will find the Salar de Aguas Calientes, to see the sector of Piedras Rojas; unique and extraordinary place. Clay formations on the edge of the red color Salar that when merging with the mountains presents us with a unique photographic frame. We will also visit the heart of the Salar de Atacama, the main reserve of the Andean and Chilean flamingos to visit the village of Toconao, with its church and bell tower considered Chile's heritage.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 69506P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Location Name: At the agency - Caracoles 101 c Location Address: At the agency - Caracoles 101 c
  • San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: At the agency - Caracoles 101 c Location Address: At the agency - Caracoles 101 c
  • San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagasta Region
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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michalakigalexandra
London, UK4 contributions
Amazing tour!
Mar 2020 • Friends
We loved everything minute of this tour! Our guide was amazing - we followed the itinerary and we had time to explore and photograph all the places we stopped. Our guide provided all the background information and answered any questions we had, including information on animals, plants and local communities. Breakfast and lunch were also very tasteful. Highly recommended!
Written 11 March 2020
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Matt H
8 contributions
Incredible and comprehensive experience of Atacama
It’s usually a challenge to gauge tours like this based on trip advisor reviews as some people complain about the most meaningless and petty things. However, we took a punt on this one and weren’t disappointed. There is a bit of a price difference between this one and many others and for good reason.

In San Pedro, there are dozens of tour sellers on each street. I would highly recommend doing some thorough research first and most probably book online.

Our guide, Victor, has obviously done this 100s of times and was quick to get to the point. My wife and I were the only English speakers on a bus full of Brazilians and he made sure to give us a comprehensive explanation of everything in English as he had in Portuguese.

Victor is obviously extremely proud of his country and of Atacama and it showed in the depth of information he had. He would stop on the side of the road suddenly to show us some of the native wildlife and let us take pictures.

We got to see flamingos dancing, volcanoes, crystal alpine lagoons, epic salt flats, incredible vistas and experience local villages. Breakfast and lunch included were fantastic and fresh and healthy.

There are so many providers for these types of tours but we felt a little more special amongst 100s of other tourists. You have to just grin and bear it some times with the amount of people but that is to be expected. Our tour group was small and considerate and I would 10/10 recommend this tour to anyone.
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Chile Conectado 123 Andes
966jerrym
966jerrym
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Avoid this agency if you are searching for English tour
Worst tour I ever joined around the world. The agency did not provide English tour at all. We were asked to arrive
Daisy0219
Daisy0219
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Terrible, if you are looking for English guided tour...
If you are searching for an English guide tour, this agency is not the one.... We waited for one hour and we were l
MSTRPW
MSTRPW
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Stunning views!
I went on this tour as a solo traveller and had a blast. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate. The sunse
AntonioIannu
AntonioIannu
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Awesome tour
This tour was awesome, I've seen spectacular places and learn new stuff thanks to our guide that explained everythi
Sunwapta2
Sunwapta2
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Amazing scenery and fantastic guide
We did 2 tours with this company, El Tatio Geysers and Valley of the Moon, both with the same guide. We were picked
pedrocarvalho518
pedrocarvalho518
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They will pass you to other agencies
When I was planning my trip to Atacama, I found that most problems would happen when the agency you hired would pas
NOMAD070
NOMAD070
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Salar de Tara tour was awesome
The guide on our salar de tara tour was fantastic. The sites were beautiful .The food provided wasnt good when comp
Explorer145806
Explorer145806
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Marcel - The tour guide
The best way to understand and get in touch with the culture of a country is to have a great tour guide which is go
Lara G
Lara G
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Very helpful
My friends and I went to several agencies in Caracoles before heading to 123 Andes. It wasn't the cheapest one, but
MarcelloNitz
MarcelloNitz
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Good service
We checked prices and testemonials of 5 agencies and decided to hire 123 Andes. It is not the cheapest but you can
Laura C
Laura C
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Most helpful guys ever!
The guys working in this office were some of the most helpful people I’ve ever met. My friend and I were stranded i
tjacobi
tjacobi
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Nice guys, bad management, unfit for private tours
I was looking for a company to organise a private tour for me in the Atacama Desert. Prior to my travel I contacted
Alexander B
Alexander B
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Your passage into the atacama
This agency knows what they're doing. The agents in the main office are super friendly and have extensive logistica
Susanne B
Susanne B
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More adequate for Spanish speaking people?
As we had only a limited period of time we managed to arrange all the tours with Andes 123 / Chile Conectado before
Kajsa B
Kajsa B
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Fabulous
If you ever come to Atacama you have to book all your tours with 123 andes!!! Ask for Gonçalo as a guide and Victor