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Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques

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Address: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Phone Number:
994373592
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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$83.00*
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Atacama Salt Flats, Toconao and Altiplanic Lagoons Day Trip
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$90.00*
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Atacama Salt Flat Day Trip from San Pedro de Atacama including Los Flamencos...

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These Lakes are like Mirrors

Went on a day tour to see these two lakes, only down side is the road and journey. Did not feel the altitude, reckon it is because did not stay long at the level. To and from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on a day tour to see these two lakes, only down side is the road and journey. Did not feel the altitude, reckon it is because did not stay long at the level. To and from the lake manage to see Vicunas and foxes. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good trip to do on your first day in the Atacama and most tours take in Piedras Rojas and the Chaxa (Flamingo) Lagoon as well as these two lakes. It's a long day but it does let you acclimatize gradually to altitude as you slowly drive up to these lakes and then descend back to San Pedro.... More 

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Leonding, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

2 beautiful lakes a couple hours south of san predro, drive through yellow flowering meadows before you get there unbelievably beautiful. asphalt road until about 10 km before the NP. unfortunately one cannot approach the lake closely or get a good position to take pictures anymore. there are still tracks to see from 'before'. good toilet facilities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was beautiful but damn the road was terrible to drive with your own car..... Also first time altitude sickness occurred.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very long drive from San Pedro and not a lot of payoff for me; although, the view is pretty. It is just so little for such a long day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally worth the trip to these altiplanic lagoons! The area is pristine and so remote from everything... so beautiful and peaceful... Bring warm clothes because it is cold up there!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Serene place. Two crystal clear lagoons in the middle of Chilean Andes. Beautiful will not do the justice to the place. On the top we encounter a herd of vicunas. I was told vicunas are common there. Only thing it is about 2 hours drive from San Pedro.

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Fairmont Hot Springs, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The vistas at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques are just magnificent. The crystal sharp sky makes the mountains stand out so well against the blue of the lakes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible views and scenery - just such a beautiful place you would not imagine could be in the desert. At 4,500M they are about the height of Mont Blanc and be aware that breathing can be difficult so take things slowly. You need 2 days acclimatisation before visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a tour with Whipala Expedition and came here as a day trip along and also went to the Red Stones. Entrance was 3000 CLP per person. Miscanti is a much bigger area to walk than Miniques. For Miscanti, there is a path you can walk along. We spent about 30 minutes here and for Miniques, our minivan just... More 

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