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Paso San Francisco, Copiapo, Chile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for several nights and just loved it. There’s four outdoor hot spring pools and one indoor pool. It’s extremely hot during the day, recommend to bring a tarp or leisure tent as staying in your tent during the day is impossible. I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Katana107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I camped here for several nights whilst we acclimatised for our trips to higher mountains. Sadly, the place is not as clean as it was a decade ago. There is evidence of human faeces rather too close to the camping area! Otherwise,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank therankinfile
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Driving from Catamarca Province in Argentina, over the San Francisco Pass to Copiapó in Chile, you reach a mineral laden high Andean lake in an otherwise "desolate" desert landscape where mining is going very strong. The road up the pass from Argentina is paved, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Wow up at 14000 feet,thought we would suffer from altitude sickness but we were fine, highest we have been, was 26c in copiapo and 3 at the lake, a wonderful experience, but we had to watch the fuel, no gas stations near, may have had...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to geoavdentures for the absolutely remarkable tour! It is definitely a must see on the Chilean Andes! Nevado tres cruces and laguna verde was a perfect day out and absolutely mesmerising! If you're nearby, DO IT!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2017

It's a very long way to get there, make sure to have an extra can of petrol just in case. There are hot springs and there is also a shelter in case you want to spend more time. It is a great experience to be...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

We drove from Copiapo which was about a 5 hour trip each way An old dirt road was now replaced part way by a paved highway. You have to pass through immigration control so don't forget identification. The scenery is magnificent. Prepare yourself for altitude...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

you need the whole day to visit, but worth it, most if off road, you need to see police , building on the left, do not go through customs, this route is to Argentina, ruta 23, you get up to 14500 feet, metres just under...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 935nickb935
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We drove from Fiambala to Copiapó via Paso de San Francisco passing Laguna Verde, Llanos de Piedra Pomez and Maricunga. There was lot's of snow but the road was maintained and open. Laguna Verde is always a stunner. Clear colour, and great views to Ojos...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mick1803
Reviewed April 11, 2016

This place is one of the most stunning places I have sever seen. Stark, wild and freezing! Very high altitude as well (about 4500m) so be prepared! Definitely worth the effort to get there. Simply amazing.

Date of experience: April 2016
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