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Atacama Salt Flat & Toconao Half-Day Tour

By Gray Line Chile
Price was undefined, price is now $47
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4h 30m
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Highlights

  • Panoramic view of expansive Salar de Atacama Salt Mine

  • Seeing the nesting areas of flamingos by the lagoons

  • Opportunity to admire the salt flat's unique terrain

  • Experiences, history and culture explained by our tour guide

  • Toconao, A town built with stone of volcanic origin and it

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Atacama Salt Flat and Toconao

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transfers from your San Pedro de Atacama hotel (From hotels on the pick up list)

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Admission fees to Salt Mine

Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • An additional surcharge of USD 17 for admission to the salt mine is payable on the day of your activity.

  • Remember that the transfers are included on the following Hotels: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal, Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel isn't on the list, you must approach to Ignacio Carrera Pinto 451

What you can expect

Visit the Atacama Salt Flat and neighboring village of Toconao on this 4-hour tour from San Pedro de Atacama with a local guide. At 1,200 square miles (3,000 sq km), the salt flat is one of the largest in the world; you’ll see a piece of it at the Soncor section, which is home to the famous flamingos of Chaxa Lagoon, part of Los Flamencos National Reserve. On the way to the salt flat, stop through Toconao to browse its handicraft market, and visit Quebrada de Jerez.

Your day trip from San Pedro de Atacama begins with hotel pickup from the Hotels on the pick up list (Hotels list with pick up included: Hosteria San Pedro de Atacama, Casa de don Tomas, Altiplánico, Kimal and Poblado Kimal, Cumbres, Iorana Tolache, NOI Casa Atacama, Don Raúl, Tulor). If your Hotel is not included on the list, please approximate directly to the meeting point located at Ignacio Carrera Pinto #451, San Pedro de Atacama, at the same time specified.

To the south of San Pedro de Atacama we find our first stop: Toconao. This town was built entirely with liparite stone, of volcanic origin, it is also recognized for the interesting artisan objects of the same material. We will visit its square, the church of San Lucas and its bell tower built in 1750, made of adobe and cactus wood, one of the most imposing in the region and declared a National Monument. In the Jerez Valley we will see the richness of the Toconares, a canyon that thanks to the microclimate that it has and the waters that descend from the mountain range, enjoys fertility and turns the sector into one of the greenest places in the desert, we will observe fruit trees and varied flora.

Finally, we will visit the Soncor sector of the great Salar de Atacama. At Laguna Chaxa we can enjoy the varied bird species and the color of the flamingos, the deep blue of the Atacama sky, the heights of the Andean volcanoes and the red sunset will give us the farewell to return to San Pedro de Atacama.

After our incredible experience in the Atacama Salt Flat, we will return our trip back to San Pedro de Atacama. The drop off will be at the same point as where you were picked up (meeting point or Hotels from the list)

Location

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Activity Location

  • San Pedro de Atacama
  • San Pedro de Atacama Antofagasta Region

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Hotel Pickup (from Hotels included on the pick up list)
  • San Pedro de Atacama Antofagasta Region
  • Meeting point from where you can meet the Tour (if your hotel is not included on the pick up list)
  • 451 Ignacio Carrera Pinto
  • San Pedro de Atacama Región de Antofagasta
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