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Altiplanic Lagoons

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Duration: Full day (Approximately 8 hours).

Altitude: 4200 masl.

Route: 280 kms.

Start time: 09:00 hrs.


Our trip begins with the ascent to 2,400 meters of height, with which we will reach a peak altitude of 4200 meters in the Andes Mountain; due to the enormous summits that the mountain offers in this place we will feel inserted in an enormous valley surrounded by gigantic hills.

During the route we will descry a great amount of animals like vicunas, alpacas, foxes, ñandues, flamingoes, vizcachas and a great variety of ducks.

Once reached our goal we will be in front of altiplanics lagoons Miscanti that in its blue waters reflects the white snow that covers the top of the mountains and Miñiques, located at the foot of beautiful volcanos. Miscanti and Miñique are located between the same hills name to an altitude of 4,100 and 4,350 meters respectively. In addition to the existence of flamingoes, the fauna is made up of tagua cornuda, juarjual ducks, chorlos de la puna, playeros Baird and dunces. This landscape is unique of San Pedro and it is not in other places of the world.

These lagoons are one of the 7 sectors that conform Los Flamencos National Reserve. They are located to 18 kilometer to the south of Socaire town.

The peak altitude of the sector is of 5,910 meters respectively. The landscape is characterizes by volcanos and mountainous relief, standing out Miscanti and Miñiques hills. In the lagoons inhabit species like: Tagua Cornuda, Chilean flamingo, Caití, Playero de baird, Chorlo de la Puna, Juarjual duck and the Guallata. The flora is compound mainly of the Llareta and the Paja Brava.

In the bordering sectors archaeological sites of great cultural and artistic importance exist.

When arriving at the Talar salts we will be surprised again by the wonderful turquoise color of the waters in the Tuyajto lagoon, these colors will call our attention due to its unusual location and great natural beauty.


- Recommend wearing coat, light clothing, water and solar factor.
- Excursion not recommended for people with hypertension, children under 6 years and pregnant.

- Transfer Hotel - Altiplanic Lagoons - Hotel.
- Lunch.
- English / spanish guide
- Tickets.

Does not includes:
- Air ticket.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Lodging.
- Tips.
- Extras not mentioned.

Terms for children:

- Children under 2 years free without right seat.
- Children under 7 years pay 65% of the rate
- Over 7 years pay 100% of the rate.


  • Special
  • Excursion
  • Geology and Volcanoes
  • Bird watching
  • Flora and Fauna Observation
  • Trekking