RED STONES AND Altiplanic Lagoons

Immerse yourself in the spectacular Chilean Altiplano with our tour to Piedras Rojas and Lagunas Altiplánicas. You will visit some of the most emblematic places of the Atacama Desert; picturesque villages, turquoise lagoons, and several salt flats. A varied tour where you will meet the community and discover the fauna and flora that make the Atacama region so unique.

Tour Details

  • Time:
    9h - sunset
  • Maximum height:
    4200 masl
  • Intensity:
    low
  • Includes:
    snack, lunch, and cocktail
  • Option:
    private or semi-private

All our tours include: 4x4 cars, trilingual certified guides, professional safety materials (radio, oxygen, etc.). The entrance fee to the parks are not included. Get more information here.

*Timetable and itinerary details are provided for information purpose and may vary according to the season or climate conditions.

Tour itinerary

We will start our tour with a visit to the oasis of Toconao, its church, square and typical houses, where you will be able to buy local handicrafts and immerse yourself in the history of the community.

Then we will explore the Miscanti and Miñiques altiplano lagoons, with a view of the two volcanoes of the same name. While you enjoy a snack, our guide will explain the formation of the volcanoes, the lagoons and all the geology of the Andes.

Altiplanic lagoon

Tuyajto Lagoon

We will continue south to observe the Salar de Capur, the Salar de Talar, the Salar de Aguas Calientes 3 and the famous Piedras Rojas from a viewpoint offering a panoramic view.

Further on, near the Argentine border, we will take you to discover the splendor of the Tuyajto Lagoon. An amazing environment will be waiting for you where you will almost have the exclusivity.

We will have lunch in the village of Socaire, in a typical restaurant in the place.

guide and tourists in front of a lagoon
Natural pool of Peine

Atacama salt flat

Afterward, we will discover the village of Peine (in summer), where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the natural water pools, with fantastic views over the Atacama salt flat.

We will finish our tour with a visit to the Chaxa Lagoon and its museum. This lagoon, located in the Salar de Atacama, has the largest concentration of flamingos in the region.

Finally, our guide will inform you about the flora and fauna of the Salar, while we admire a wonderful sunset and taste a tasteful homemade cocktail.

* Peine's pools are only open from September 15th to May 1st.

So what to bring?

  • 1-2 L of water
  • Coat/windbreaker
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit and towel in summer
  • Cash for the entrance fees

Don't you have trekking shoes, pants, a coat, gloves or other? Don't worry, we'll provide it at no extra cost. That's also the Locaventuras experience!

Need more info?

If you need more information, or want to know our alternative options, please write to tours@locaventuras.com. Our team is also available to answer all your questions by phone at the (+56) 9 4407 0213 (Whatsapp also). Get in touch!

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