Round-Trip Shared transfer: Piedras Rojas and Atacama Salt

Day Trips & Excursions in Norte Chico

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Tour description provided by Viator

During the day, discover the magical tones of the desert, with the imposing Piedras Rojas, the beautiful Chaxa, Miscanti and Miñiques Andean lagoons, and the extensive Atacama Salt Flats in the Los Flamencos National Reserve with a professional guide. Lunch is included. This is a Round-Trip Shared Transfer and limited to a maximum of 15 travelers.
The tour begins in Piedras Rojas, an impressive geological rock formation located in the Aguas Calientes Salt Flats. It will stun you with its fascinating and beautifully red colored landscape, caused by oxidized iron.Continue on towards the Altiplano to visit the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons, which are located at over 4,200 meters above sea level. They are surrounded by impressive volcanoes which originate from the formation of the Andean mountain range and are inhabited by a wide variety of wild birds. A truly surprising destination.Then visit the Chaxa Lagoon, a spectacularly beautiful setting, which is split into various clear water lagoons, inhabited by both Andean and James flamingos. Finally, before heading back, and enjoying the views of the Licancabur and Lascar volcanoes, visit Toconao, a traditionally colonial-style village, famous for the bell tower, which has been declared as a National Monument, and the San Lucas church.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Pick up and drop off at the hotel with departure from the main hotels in San Pedro de Atacama. If your hotel is not on the internal list, we will look for a place close to your accommodation as a meeting point between you and our company.
  • Lunch

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks


  • Family friendly
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide