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Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
+56 9 9437 3592
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Atacama Salt Flat Day Trip from San Pedro de Atacama including Los Flamencos...
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
+56 9 9437 3592
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing sights of vicunas, blue lakes, volcanoes and high desert. It was coldish when we were there so dress in layers. Only 1 working toilet, which added some charm to the excursion. This is Atacama desert at its best. I loved it here!

Thank Monica R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Atacama Desert is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen and these lagoons are no exception. The landscape is very different to Valle de la Luna and the Tatio Geysers, but no less stunning. We visited on a half day tour which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Miscanti y Miniques lagunas are absolutely beautiful! The short walk between the lakes is stunning, such a beautiful landscape.

Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights for me in the Desert of Atacama. I am from the South Pacific so used to the Sea but seeing a beautiful lagoon at that altitude was surreal.

Thank Sunita B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These two lakes in neighbouring craters, 110km south of San Pedro, are part of the Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos. We visited as part of a Piedras Rojos (Red Rocks) tour. There was a bitter wind that chilled the air to minus temperatures; we were told it's...More

Thank Theo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is well worth the effort of making the trip out from San Pedro. Apart from the scenery we saw several of the local chapur foxes and many small groups of vicuna wandering on the plains.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove here ourselves in a normal car and found the roads to be fairly good, well worth the drive the views are stunning, it is very high altitude though so if it bothers you just take things slowly.

Thank jeannine b
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

The sandy road to reach the entrance to the lagunas was already a good experience, could do it without 4WD. Entrance was clp3000 pp what was fair, toilets included. These two lagunas were beautiful and sourrounded by mountains, but overall not the most special lagoons...More

Thank Raephels
Reviewed May 19, 2017

I am so happy of my trip. I have a great time and enjoyed a lot. Good place to visit. I recommend this company.

Thank kattybrown87
Reviewed May 14, 2017

It's amazing being just down the andean mountain range and seeing the volcanos just above the high plateau lagoons. Can be quite cold, don't forget it!

Thank Elisa C
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Nicholas T
Hi all I will be visiting the Atacama desert in Chile in July 2017 This question is for those who have been to both the Atacama and National Park Lauca near Putre. I was wondering, if I do the altiplanic lakes in Atacama area (e.g. Laguna Chaxa, Lagunas Miscanti & Miniques), will this be a similar experience to Lake Chungara and National Park Lauca? In other words, if I do the altiplanic lakes in Atacama tour, is there any added value in also making the trip to Lake Chungara and National Park Lauca? Some pictures look similar, but I thought it would be better to get an understanding from someone who has been to both places!
May 16, 2017|
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Response from ar0312 | Reviewed this property |
I'm so excited for your trip. These are the locations I went to...Salar de Atacama Tour / Laguna Chaxa tour which includes visit to: • Miscanti Lagoon • Laguna Meniques • Socaire Village • Toconao Village • Laguna Chaxa... More
Antonino P
Hello, Can you advise me on a good tour operator for the altiplanic lagoons?
September 15, 2016|
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Response from Eduardo M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry about the delay. We contracted all tours with INCANORTH EXPEDICIONES. They offer reasonable prices and, if you do not worry to much about comfort, it is a good option. It's in Toconao Street crossing with... More
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