Reserva Nacional de Flamencos, San Pedro de Atacama

National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
From the trademark pink flamingos to salt water lagoons and scenic hiking trails, Reserva Nacional de Flamencos captures all the beauty of the Atacama Desert. Covering an area of 740 sq km (285.7 sq mi), the reserve presents a real treat for hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. In addition to the captivating views of the salt flats surrounded by mountains, salt water lakes, and one-of-a-kind geological formations, the reserve supports many rare species, such as Darwin's rhea, Andean fox, and Chilean flamingo. The grounds are divided into several sections; expect to pay separate admission fees for each one. Bear in mind that the reserve has a desert climate with temperatures that vary greatly between night and day, so always make sure to have some warm clothes on hand. Arrange to visit Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and other attractions in San Pedro de Atacama using our San Pedro de Atacama vacation builder site.
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  • This is a very interesting salt pan and lake environment. Well defined paths, a flat walk, take you to good flamingo viewing. Along the way, you get to experience the salt flats and ia few...  more »
  • We were able to view 2 different species of flamingo. Very vivid and colorful area to watch not just flamingos, but other birds as well as camelids.  more »
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