Salar de Atacama, Antofagasta

4.6
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Savor the sight of a flock of pink flamingos wading through the shallow reflecting pools at Salar de Atacama. Chile's largest salt flats offer striking scenery from all angles, with a ring of imposing volcanos surrounding the salt-rich plateau, where shallow pools form after rainfall. Take a guided tour from San Pedro de Atacama, which will also likely include a visit to the Valley of the Moon. Leave plenty of room on your camera's memory card to capture the unforgettable landscape. Use our Antofagasta trip itinerary maker to add Salar de Atacama and other attractions to your Antofagasta vacation plans.
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  • Salar de Atacama is the largest salt flat in Chile. It is located 55 km south of San Pedro de Atacama. It is surrounded by mountains and has no drainage outlets. In the east it is enclosed by the...  more »
  • A beautiful salar! Many kinds of breeds of birds here and you'll probably get lucky to see flamingos as well. There's also a big lake area. Enjoy the long walks around the salar here. A must visit!  more »
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  • Salar de Atacama is a nice salt lake where you can see a lot of flamingo. During the European summer the place is quite windy and cold. You will need to pay an entrance there. You can walk around the lake and to see several spot. However is quite similar everywhere so a lot people just sto themselves at the very beginning to have some pictures with the Flamingo. It is worth to read before the entrance the description of the place so you will get some information to understand it.
  • Spectacular views, especially good to view the sunset
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