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Salar de Tara

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San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not able to get there once there was a strong wind in the region. Our guide said to us that when the wind is too strong it is safety to go with a 4x4 car.

1  Thank Daniela F. M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite tour of those from San Pedro de Atacama. Surreal landscapes that resembled another planet

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little sceptical when joining a tour to visit Salar de Tara - part because of the altitude at above 4800m (we do not cope well at high altitudes), but also because of the long drive and our tight schedule (we had a...More

Thank Crownalee V
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I visited the Salar de Tara with Cosmo Andino tour agency and had a fabulous time. Their driver is a professional mountain climber and the guide is very experienced with tons of knowledge. The sights are amazing. It is so high in elevation I had...More

1  Thank Jshare
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of those marginal places in the world. Photos do not capture the beauty and peacefulness of the Salar de Tara. It is best to leave this for your last day in Atacama, the mountain passes are close to 5000 meters so one...More

Thank Nfazerna
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The Salar de Tara was the highlight of my week in San Pedro de Atacama. This full day trip was outstanding! It's a bit off-the-beaten track and not all tours go there. I went with Cosmo Andino (excellent guide Pablo) and was blown away! It...More

2  Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Worth Visiting to see the amazing views and walk through a small/big part (depending on time you have) of the Salar. Take a hat and sunglasses and be prepared for sudden wind-storm that can blow lots of sand around you.

Thank Sunita B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

The entire way of Paso de Jama is fascinating from the beginning when you leave San Pedro. This street is completely paved until you need to leave the street to reach the Salar de Tara. As soon as you leave the street a 4x4 vehicle...More

1  Thank Raephels
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is one of the coolest places to enjoy nature around the Atacama. You drive in the desert, not really knowing where exactly, but then you start seeing the rock formations taking shape, the salt plain, animal, birds and no one else in sight. Beautiful...More

Thank cafriger
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Really crazy terrain. PIctures do not do this justice, you just have to see it in person! You could probably bike here from San Pedro De Atacama, but I really enjoyed the commentary from our guide to help us KNOW and understand what we are...More

Thank Stephanie W
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Response from winni_the_pooh | Reviewed this property |
We did both locations / tours within the same year. The landscaping, the wildlife, the atmosphere is completely different. The Salar de Uyuni is a wide flat salt lake with nothing else than salt, salt, salt, a nice island... More
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Response from Lenke_13 | Reviewed this property |
Like the answer below: most of them has this programme, but not every single day. Also, vans (which are typical) have limited seats! My view is that it is a must, because the more complex, a kind of all in one (except the... More
6 December 2016|
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Response from gwrench666 | Reviewed this property |
Its lots of driving so it can be a long (but very entertaining ) day. Very little walking involved - its more a wander than a walk! I completely recommend it and the places you go to are jaw dropping. Enjoy!