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Laguna Verde

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The famous "green lake."

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3-Day Salar de Uyuni and Laguna de Colores from Uyuni
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Laguna Verde is located behind Licancabur Volcano. If you're in San Pedro de Atacama you'll have to cross Bolivia border, so take your passport and if you're driving a rented car... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Laguna Verde is located behind Licancabur Volcano. If you're in San Pedro de Atacama you'll have to cross Bolivia border, so take your passport and if you're driving a rented car, you'll need a special authorization from the rental agency. The Bolivian migration office closes from 12pm to 2pm (for lunch). Even being there on summer and during day time,... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This is normal lunch spot for many tours and it is nice to have lunch here by the green lake. The color is rather distinctive and stands out. The colder and windier the day the more emerald green the color. It is a solid 6 hr difficult and bumpy ride from Uyuni the closest launching point.

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most unusual lagoons in the high Andes in Bolivia It is known to have large amounts of arsenic inside and there are no flamingos Upon arrival it looked pretty bland and not green at all, but just when we were about to leave the color suddenly changed and a deep blue irreal band of color... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

If you arrive at the right time of day this lake is bright emerald green - spectacular. It can get windy and then this too can alter the colour you see. Your guides should know when the right time to go is but we saw cars going here when we were leaving when the green colour was fading so make... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wow, is it green. Our guide tells us the color is due to the arsenic that is present and the more the wind blows the greener the lagoon gets. So attend on a windy day. If you are interested in a trip across Bolivia see our not for profit blog havecarryonwilltravel.com. The color of the lake against the background of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very interesting place to visit however it was very windy and cold.. The green colour is apparently better when it is windy but you do not get the beautiful reflections of Licancabur volcano

Thank Wendy S
Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We did the tour in June, so it was freezing and part of the lake was frozen, so less green than usual but gorgeous nonetheless. One of the many lakes on the way to Uyuni - worth a stop, a walk around and some photo taking. Definitely recommend!

Thank WeylandFamily
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The copper green of this lagoon is absolutely gorgeous, especially underneath the unpolluted deep blue sky of the region.

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Braga, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

After seeing Laguna Hedionda with a ton of flamingos, the Laguna Verde is "meh".... Also it wasn't that green, it was blue or maybe turquoise, if you are feeling generous... The weather was freezing, so after some quick photos I returned to the jeep. Behind the Licancabur volcano it is the border with Chile.

Thank Luís C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Laguna Verde is just stunning lake in the middle of nowhere near Salar De Uyuni. It is definetly worth a visit if you are in Uyuni.

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