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1 week ago
“Fabulous unusual scenery!”
7 Aug 2018
“Middle of nowhere... ”
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This vast salt lake is blanketed by a thick crust of salt and attracts some interesting varieties of birds including several different types of flamingos.
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Antofagasta, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This landscape of crusty gray salt is so very different and just amazing! We went to the section with the flamingo preserve and the lagoon before sunset and it was well worth it. There are paths through the flat, looking liked crusty grayish snow, but...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place in the middle of nowhere, but full of live. Scenes are unique! Flamingos, salt, sun, volcanoes... Is all there in just on place.

Thank Alvaro D
Reviewed 13 March 2018

These are the vast salt flats of Chile located south of San Pedro de Atacama along the Andes mountain range. There are several volcanoes dominating the landscape, and part of the attraction lies in the rock-like sharp edges of the salt platform, and the stark,...More

1  Thank EyeOfAnOctopus
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Beautiful place. Incredibly to see the sunset. The colours of the mountains changes as the sun goes down. You have to pay attention to the oposite side of the sun because the reflexion of it is magical. Totally recomend

Thank marialuizamps2016
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Visit before sundown. In January see the flamingos. Have a tea picnic as you watch the sunset, but be sure to look at the mountains on the opposite side. Wear sneakers, shorts, a light jacket, sunglasses, a hat and sunblock.

1  Thank Cedar32
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome spot, incredibly quiet. Apart from the busloads of Tourists all wearing either just-bought-at-the-airport outfits, or high-fashion. Both vaguely inappropriate. Mind you. My stupid wide and effective hat, heavy biking boots and full cover dusty clothing was appropriate for the climate, but won't find me...More

Thank Gavin P
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I'm from Antofagasta . So I'm used to desert. And to be honest I don't like it.. till I went to salar de atacama . Just there I could realize how beautiful the desert can be, so I totally recommend it.

Thank Nicolas M
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Every salar that we visited looked different and Salar de Atacama had its own beauty. The rough surface, with colorful puddles and lagoons, is magnificent to behold both up close and from far away, Chaxa Lagoon (reviewed separately) is a great place to experience Salar...More

1  Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed 19 March 2016

They say that the sunset views are different every day but always remarkable. For safety reasons they have zoned off the surface from walkers, so no repetition of my previous visit when I rescued a lady's hat which had blown off! Visits are usually part...More

Thank 16jamesdoc
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I could have soaked in this salt lagune for days. My body felt light as a feather and 100% better after swiming here. The scenery is beyond anything imaginable. I had never been to a place so beautiful and wonderous, and I have been to...More

Thank Antoinette A
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