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Salar de Atacama

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Address: , Antofagasta, Chile
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This vast salt lake is blanketed by a thick crust of salt and attracts...
This vast salt lake is blanketed by a thick crust of salt and attracts some interesting varieties of birds including several different types of flamingos.
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Awesome place - one of a kind!

Go there! Do the tour. It is such a unique experience and one of the places in the world that makes you feel truly special for having been. I would love to return one day. Yes, so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Go there! Do the tour. It is such a unique experience and one of the places in the world that makes you feel truly special for having been. I would love to return one day. Yes, so the journey to get there is long and bumpy but you will not regret it! Sure, it's expensive too but not compared to... More 

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Sao Paulo, Sp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful place to go however is not that cheap. Unfortunately it was winter time when I went there and I didnt swin, probably the cause I am saying it is expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Amazing view. Looks like another world. Its possible to see some flamingos and the beautiful nature. Worth every coin spent

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Santorini
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing place. Something unique in whole planet.Paradise for walking trips.Do not forget to spend a night outside ....watching the stars.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The date is bogus here as there is nothing older than 1 year in the date menu. But the salar hasn't changed since my visit. I worked around the Salar de Atacama in 1993-94. Really different. If you look at a map and think you can walk across it, forget it. The salt grows into jagged sharp and hard "blads"... More 

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Uberlingen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Coming from Uyuni I thought I had seen it all. I was very wrong, as the landscape is different and one can enjoy a number of landscapes within a few hours drive at the most.

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Fruit Cove, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chile's largest salt flat & 3rd largest in the world. Many flamingoes to photograph and close distance. A telephoto lens is nice for close ups. You can still get close close, if too flamingoes fly away. Get ready to take aerial shot fast.

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Rapperswil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

a nice little manmade walkway. You will probably see flamingos and other birds by and in the water. the salt crystals and their reflection in the pools are something to see.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Salar de Atacama is my third salt flat, after Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia and Salinas Grandes in Argentina. All three salt flats are very different and warrant a visit, if only just to get different perspectives and photo opportunities. While not as large as Uyuni, Atacama holds its own with its stunning rock-like salt terrain (Uyuni boasts flat, hexagonal... More 

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Leme, São Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

The place is unvelievable. The salty rocks, the distant horizon and the beautiful flamingos form a surreal scenery. I would never imagine that the shape of the ground could leave such a beautiful impression on my mind. It is a very peaceful place, great to watch nature in one of its most beautiful forms. We went on September and it... More 

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