Take in the mirror-like lagoons and flamingos of the Atacama Salt Flats, one of the driest place on earth


The Atacama Salt Flats are one of the driest places on earth, and renowned world-over for their vast mirror-like lagoons which reflect the imposing peaks and horizon beyond. On your exploration of the Salar de Atacama, you’ll witness the changing colours and reflections of the landscape as the sun moves across the sky through the day. Los Flamencos National Reserve at Chaxa Lagoon is a recommended stop for capturing that iconic panorama of the Atacama salt flats, with the lagoon also a refuge for various flamingo species. Walking the watery landscape here, you’ll soon question where the desert ends and sky begins as you contemplate the vastness of this arid landscape. A visit to Toconao is another option on your day out in the desert. This secluded village and desert oasis was built using soft white stone, and offers a chance to visit artisan workshops and wander through the old main plaza.

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