Tebinquinche Lake, San Pedro de Atacama

Discover how captivating the driest place on Earth can be when you add some water to it at Tebinquinche Lake. Unlike the other lagoons of the Atacama Desert--generally small pools of water--this is actually a proper saltwater lake, nestled under the towering peaks of the Andes. The mirrorlike surface reflects the surrounding scenery, making this spot famous for some of Chile's most beautiful sunsets. In the summer the lake tends to dry, leaving behind a thick layer of salt that you can easily walk on. Drive to the lake on your own, or join one of the many organized tours of the salt flats that regularly leave from San Pedro de Atacama. Before you head to San Pedro de Atacama, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly San Pedro de Atacama online road trip planner , to make sure you see all that San Pedro de Atacama has to offer, including Tebinquinche Lake.
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  • Great place, beautiful scenery. Nice reflections. We made the visit by car. On excursion you can see the sunset. Ideal for taking photos.
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  • The place has an amazing look with the mountains and volcanoes of the region records in its still waters. Place of those breathtaking.
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