Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, San Pedro de Atacama

Water Body · Nature / Park
Soak in the stunning scenery of Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, two natural jewels of northern Chile. The two salt-water lakes, the Miscanti and the Miniques, lie at an altitude of over 4,000 m (13,123 ft) on the Antiplano Plateau, in the shadows of the mighty Miniques volcano and the towering Cerro Miscanti Mountain. Split from a single body of water by volcanic lava flow, the lakes feature a blue surface that perfectly reflects the surrounding mountains. The most popular way to reach the lakes is on an organized tour, since an individual journey can be tricky due to high altitude and poor conditions of the local roads. To find out how to plan a trip to San Pedro de Atacama, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is another place you must to visit here. I did the visit after lunch so the park was almost empty and with our guide we did the long hike trail that starts in the restroom areas of miscant and...  more »
  • Quite a ways south from 'San Pedro' with very little in between, these two lakes are definitely a pretty sight! If you can factor in other things to your day, and you love that 'once in a lifetime...  more »
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  • The lake is nice but there are more beautiful spots in the area. So if you don't have much time I would skip this two lakes and drive further to the 2 other lakes. They are free and more beautiful.
  • The view is nice, we have even seen several vicuñas around :) Although I would expect more after a long drive from San Pedro
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