Piedras Rojas, San Pedro de Atacama

Considered a geologic wonder, Piedras Rojas offers a look at a red-colored landscape surrounding a salt lake. Most visitors come to admire the otherworldly terrain and photograph the surrounding mountains. You can visit the area on a guided tour or your own--making your own arrangements and visiting unhindered by other tourists gives you more time to explore at your own pace. Using our online itinerary creator, San Pedro de Atacama attractions like Piedras Rojas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This place (Laguna Salar del Talar) is usually accessed as part of the tour of the highland lagoons as it is quite close to them. The name red stones comes from the color of the stones of the shore due to the iron oxide they contain. Currently it is not allowed to approach the shore and you can only see the place from the road and the viewpoints enabled for it, this is due to the incivism of some tourists who dedicated themselves to doing stupid things, including kyte surfing. There is a viewpoint in an area where hot springs sprout and which is called Aguascalientes. A few further is the beautiful Tuyajto Lagoon which is also worth a visit.
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  • One of the most expensive tours of the carriers, around 45000 pesos. To do it alone by car, but it will be without the history and instructions of the guides. The road is signaled, paved and safe!
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