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Salar de Tara

Address: San Pedro de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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4-Day Atacama Desert Tour: Moon Valley, Geysers...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Edmonton, Alberta
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We took a tour with el relinchio tours tiday. Our guide was Alex Briones Vargas, who was an excellent guide in my opinion. We had a group of 4, 2 English and 2 Spanish. We were quite satisfied that all the important details got relayed in both languages. Alex also does private guided trips, by the way, and he is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Such beautiful colors with the mountains in the background. Loved seeing all of the Flamingos too. The trip to Tara was a bit "hairly" through the sand. But we made it with an excellent driver!

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Munich, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We did the full day tour with them from San Pedro. Our guide Oscar Vasquez was fluent in English and Spanish. He answered our 1000 questions from geology to history of this part of Chile with a smile. If you need an english spoken guide in San Pedro I can can only recommend him. Oscarenglishguide@hotmail.com The tour was absolutely stunning... More 

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São Paulo
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Salar de Tara is simply the most beautiful visited part of Atacama Desert. You ought to go there with an experienced driver and guide, it is in the middle of nothing and outside of the main roads. You can see volcanic rocks, a beautiful lake with flamincos and the Tara Salt Flat sorrounded by volcanos. Be ready for a 2-hours-waling,... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You have to take a 4x4 or an agency because it can get really extreme. You have to follow some marks on the dirt and sand and after 2 hours you will get at an improbable lagoon, salar and nature at 4200m. Don´t loose this opportunity!

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Glasgow
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Off the beaten track, amazing scenery and wildlife. Our guide set up a picnic lunch overlooking the salt lake - very civilised, lots of great birds

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Salar de Tara is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It was by far our favorite place we visited while in Atacama. There were 7 of us in total including our guide and driver, and we didn't see a single other person while we were there. Beautiful and serene.

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We took a tour with Cosmo And I no for 70000 full day (natural toilets!) As it was high season, the minibus was full so we shared our adventure with 13 people. Visited the volcanoes and flamingo lake which was stunning. The highlight were all the rock formations including the cathedral and packana monks all set against the bluest skies... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are staying in San Pedro area, this is not a close tour. Despite the long journey, once you reach the Salar all your problems are forgotten. It is top 3 in the most peaceful places on earth for sure. Views are amazing and you could just stay there staring for hours... I

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Please, don't miss the opportunity to visit this place. It's totally wonderful. It's not easy to go without a tour, so book one and go (I did it with Incanorth tours). The place is amazingly beautiful. It's nice to explore the different kinds of rocks and soils in this place. And when reaching the Salar itself, with a beautiful view... More 

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