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Atacama Saltlake

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Duration: Approximately 4 hours.

Altitude: 2475 masl.

Route: 130 kms.

Start time: Summer: 16:00 hrs. / Winter: 15:00 hrs. (summer season from october 1st


It is a depression of 3,000 kilometers without exit of waters that receives San Pedro river and a lot of bankruptcy by which wateris filtered from the Andes Mountain. It is the greater saline deposit of Chile. Its cover is white and rough, stained by fine dust of the desert.

During our passage we will visit the Toconao town located at 2,475 meters of altitude. It is an oasis, in where people cultivate all type of fruits. In front of its square is located the Church and Bell tower of San Lucas, declared National Monument.

It occupies an extension of 100 kilometers in length by 80 of wide. The salt is product of the underground water outcrop that, saturated of salts, evaporates leaving scabs rich in salt and minerals. The rivers fed by Andean snows, cross the area allowing the configuration of multiple oasis. This it is the scene where the atacameñan culture was developed.

The air is extraordinarily dry here, which gives it a perfect transparency. The salt scab has been opened to leave space to small lagoons that are favorite habitat of aquatic birds, particularly Flamingoes, Taguas and Guallatas. The most important is the Chaxa lagoon.

The Atacama saltlake is located in the center of the most barren desert of the world. Many salt fields of and salt lakes are abundant in this place. It is well - known by its strong winds due to the proximity the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain.

We will continue our way by the great Atacama salt which account with around 12,000 km2 of surface of immense beauty.

We will have the opportunity to admire the great variety of flamingoes and migratory birds that have found in the enormous salt their natural habitat; these birds give a very peculiar atmosphere to the sector.

Here we will be able to find a great amount of salt noninferior to the ocean salt; this phenomenon creates a great amount of life to diverse animals like reptils, insects and birds which has to us prepared a great surprise in this peculiar place full of fantasies.

To finalize this trip we will admire a spectacular sunset, enjoying the silence and the peace that the salt offers us.


- We recommend warm clothes, solar factor, mineral water and binoculars.
- Services applied with minimum of passengers at the moment of booking.

- Transfer Hotel - Atacama Salt - Hotel.
- Guide english / spanish
- Tickets.

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

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
  • Flora and Fauna Observation
  • Trekking