Desert & Altiplano, Chile
Cuenca del salar
- 2,1 km / 1,3 mi
- 4 h 30 m
We leave in a van to Toconao, located to the south of San Pedro de Atacama. We walk to the village square and then through an area of vegetable gardens. We finally take a van to the Chaxa Lagoon, located in the Los Flamencos National Reserve, an ideal place for bird watching within Atacama’s Salt Flat.
Geometric and seemingly infinite, the Atacama salt flat abruptly interrupts the desert’s chromatic continuum.