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“Really depends on your tour guide”
Review of Salar de Tara

Salar de Tara
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Atacama Salt Flat Day Trip from San Pedro de Atacama including Los Flamencos...
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Santa Monica, California
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36 reviews
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“Really depends on your tour guide”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

I booked this tour through Maxim Tours and it was awful. I was told the guide spoke fluent English and was a certified tour guide. He showed up an hour late, spoke no English and had zero knowledge of the sites. Basically he was a driver. While the scenery was spectacular, it was NOT worth the $$ for an 8 hour drive through the desert. ONLY book tours in San Pedro through the big companies. The small ones sell your tour to a consolidator and you take your chances...

Visited October 2012
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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107 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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“best ´excursion´”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

most beautifull place in the region to my opinion. the excursion itself feels also more ´expedition-like´ because of the smaller groups and few people that go. plus the trip itself, which is partly offroad. worthwhile!

Visited October 2012
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Brasilia/Df - Brasil
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“The best place on Atacama”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

The tour to Salar de Tara is the most beautiful we've taken in this trip. The scenary is just unbelievable, breath taken. The strong of the nature concentrated in just one place. You should go there, definitively!

Visited October 2012
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Tain, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“stunning!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

well worth acclimatising to the altitude to do this tour, the landscape is incredibly beautiful, a stunning backdrop to the flamingos.

Visited September 2012
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Porto Alegre, RS
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“As usual in Atacama's Desert, another place to feel away from Earth”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

As usual in Atacama's Desert, Salar de Tara is another place for you to feel completely away from Earth. Landscape is awe-inspiring. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the beauty. Lots of animals are there - vicuñas, llamas, flamingos ... a wild sanctuary. Lagoons are beautiful, Pakana monks are really impressive, and the desert will embrace you with sand, strong wind, sunlight and low temperatures (remember Tara is around 4500 m). When in Atacama, don't miss Salar de Tara!

Visited October 2012
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