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Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

Caracoles 174b, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
+56 9 5641 9319
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“blue lakes” (17 reviews)
“high altitude” (42 reviews)
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Caracoles 174b, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
+56 9 5641 9319
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They are pretty, but not worth the long drive for me. Cannot get close to the lakes. No reflections, not like the Uyuni lakes at all. If you can combine them with some other attractions (Chaxa and Piedras Rojas) then it’s better.

Thank Katinka v
Reviewed 6 days ago

We joined the "Full Sur de Atacama tour" organized by Nortrek tour. Mario Alarcon Papie, the tour guide, was professional and experienced. He took care of all the people and we had enough time staying at the scene spots. We enjoyed.

Thank kitwas
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Chile. We were hoping to go to Piedras Riojas but access was closed. The altiplano and these lakes were breathtaking. We had our own car and the drive was absolutely fine. We were able to...More

Thank manymarvels2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful - met people from everywhere , fun watching the llamas play - lots of things to see on the way

Thank shelly7651
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a tour. On the way up we saw vicuñas and a suri bird. We walked along a path by the Misconti and had a herd of vicuñas run in front of us on their way to the lake. There were several...More

1  Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By the time you get up here (highest lagoon) from (probably) the lowest lagoon (the one with the flamingoes), you'd have ascended several hundred metres in a matter of hours. Altitude sickness can hit you here, so take precautions.

2  Thank Daengkirana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. It was cool when we went but not really cold. Nothing up there so take drinks. Vicuña, flamingos and ducks to see. There are banos.

1  Thank LMK63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this with (and all of our tours) with Cosmo Andino. It's their "Salar/Lagunas" tour. The tour includes Salar de Atacama (Laguna Chaxa with tons of flamingos) and Piedras Rojas (aka Salar de Talar). Take binoculars. You might see some wildlife! We saw plenty...More

1  Thank Erin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must must visit absolutely gorgeous view. Warm clothes comfortable shoes. High altitude 4200m must not miss. Spectacular views It's a protected area

1  Thank Lutchmee M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did it with our car, realy easy drive for any type of vehicle. Entrance around 3.000 clp, as most of the sights in Atacama. Its a most do!!! A think it just got shut down by the indigenous community, because of miss behavior of some...More

1  Thank Rafael M
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22 August 2017|
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Response from AlejandraVeraAtacama | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Lagoons are frozen now..
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Zvi A
29 July 2017|
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Response from antwerp88 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Go first to Laguna Miscanti (4200m) then Tatio Geysers (4300m) the next day. If possible, I would suggest adding 1 more night in SPdA, as you plan to go to 2 locations that are very high in altitude and you really... More
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16 May 2017|
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Response from Sergio L | Reviewed this property |
They are very different experiences. Atacama is dry and arid, Lauca is wet. I found it very rewarding to visit both. As an added bonus, you will get to visit the saltpeter mines of Humberstone on the way up. We rented a car... More