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Caracoles 174b, San Pedro de Atacama 1410000, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful vistas. Great for animal watching. Really enjoyed trekking around the area, checking out the vegetation and views.

Thank Guilherme R
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Very pretty and a nice photo stop. Not worth a separate trip but nice nonetheless. The salt lagoons are more interesting.

Thank RayNYC9
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

It was a memorable day with incredible sceneries all along the 2 hour trip from San Pedro. These two lagoons are at the foot of volcanos at 4.300 meters, with a little of snow around, but not on roads. It was a cold windy sunny...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Two beautiful lakes located over 4.000 meters of altitude. They are known as Lagunas Altiplanicas.You can take fantastic photos of the landscape and walk by the lakeside.

Thank Htsuji
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The ride there is long and beautiful. I couldn't get bored in this alien place. In the desert, the smallest sprout of life or lack of it draws attention and makes us see everything under a new perspective. Or at least it did for me....More

Thank Gabriel_9_Lopez
Reviewed 1 June 2018

These two majestic lagoons used to be one large lagoon that was separated by volcanic activity. In this area you can see lots of wildlife, including the endangered vicunas and the hamster-like tuka-tuka. The water was brilliantly blue and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. We enjoyed...More

Thank Grace C
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The view is incredible. It amazing, beautiful and unique. You must go and you won’t regret a minute. There’s lots of landscapes and lakes, beside many mountains.

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Absolutely worth your time and tip to this place. I was taken back to consolidate myself and reassess the important things in life. Its an magnificent place and you must make the time to visit if you are in the near vicinity.

Thank letusenjoylife
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Two lagoons sat high on the Chilean plateau surrounded by volcanic mountains provides a unique environment offering incredible vistas.

Thank TravellingJSC
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This was part of a full day tour which we took with Agencia Turismo Layana which we booked though Denomades.com. Layana was a great tour company. The guide was excellent. He explained everything and some. He spoke equally English and Spanish. We really enjoyed him....More

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Response from AlexalltracksAtacama | Reviewed this property |
Yes the Lagoons are frozen now..
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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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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