After Breakfast; Tour Altiplanic Lagoons & Atacama Salt Flat (Full day tour):
At the Atacama Salt Flat, in the Soncor sector of Los Flamencos National Reserve in Laguna Chaxa we will enjoy a variety of birdlife, mainly flamingos, which because of their beauty are the main attraction of the salt flat. We will walk around the site following a trail to learn about and admire the lagoons of the salt flat, one of the most important of the world due to its size.
On the way to the High Andean lagoons, we will see the town of Socaire, a locality that is known for its traditional gastronomy based on the work carried out by its inhabitants since ancient times with crop terraces and irrigation canals, growing corn, quinoa, fava beans, carrots, and potatoes, which have allowed them to remain here and keep this small and faraway village alive.
In the High Andean plains, we will visit the Miscanti and Miñiques lagoons at 4,200 meters (13,779 feet) above sea level, located on the foothills of the volcanoes of the Andes Mountain Range of the same names. Through their trails, we will enjoy nature in a landscape full of contrasts, such as the deep blue sky, the color of the vegetation and the other colors of the mountain range.
Close to San Pedro de Atacama, we will visit the town of Toconao, its bell tower and Saint Luke Church, both of them national monuments since 1951. We will learn about its history and discover its local handicrafts made of pumice stone, cactus wood and alpaca and llama wool.
Lunch with typical food in a local house in Socaire.
Overnight in San Pedro de Atacama.
Kimal Hotel, Poblado Kimal or similar
Breakfast and Lunch